Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Six Degrees of Separation Caston & Brumfield Families Part 5

 Marriage Certificate of Richard Bromfield and Catherine Love

 They were married in Hinds County, Mississippi on August 26, 1875.


 
Citation
"Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2ZL-X4D : accessed 22 Sep 2014), Richard Bromfield and Catherine Love, 19 Aug 1875; citing Hinds,Mississippi; FHL microfilm 885190.
 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Six Degrees of Separation Caston & Brumfield Families Part 4

Richard Brumfield


Richard Brumfield was a child of Liddie and Louis Brumfield. He is thought to have been born in Pike county, Mississippi between 1841 to 1843. Liddie would have been 16 0r 18 years old at his birth.  When the school census in 1878  was taken, he would have been 31 to 33 years old.  This was well beyond school age.  A black male  Richard Bromfield  27 years old  a farm hand  was enumerated August, 1870 in the  federal census for Township 2 Range 9 East Pike county, Mississippi.   Details of the meridian and the direction of the township are not listed in the census record.  In order to identify the  location where  Richard Bromfield was enumerated,  I looked on the same census page for individuals who were homesteaders.  Thomas Simmons white male 33 years old and John R. Simmons white male 55 years old both  homesteaded land at Washington meridian, Township 2 North and Range 9 East.  Because census records identifies the location where individuals lived, Richard Bromfield lived in this location.


United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MHBP-LCN : accessed 13 Jun 2014), Richard Bromfield, Mississippi, United States; citing p. 6, family 41, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000552244.
Richard Bromfield name is on line 3 of the census record.

This location is significant because Calvin Caston, Edmond Downs, Jack Gatlin, Irvin (Ervine) Brumfield and Robert Brumfield,  homesteaded  land in the same Washington meridian, Township 2 North  and Range 9 East.  The compelling evidence suggests that the Richard Bromfield  listed in the 1870 census birth year is 1843 and  working in the same geographic area of  Calvin Caston is presumptively the Richard Brumfield son of Liddie.


Richard Brumfield  family is also enumerated in the 1880 Federal Census in  Byran and Terry in Hinds county. Mississippi. Richard was farm laborer at that time.



"United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MWVV-XDS : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Richmon Brumfeel, Byram And Terry, Hinds, Mississippi, United States; citing sheet 422D, NARA microfilm publication T9.

Name
Color
Sex
Age

Birthplace
Birthplace Father
Birthplace mother
Richmon Bromfeel
B
M
37

Mississippi
Miss
Miss
Cathrin
B
F
25
Wife
Louisiana
S C
SC
Edner
B
F
5
Daughter
Mississippi
Miss
La
Percie
B
M
2
Son
Mississippi
Miss
La
Cathrin
B
F
7/12
Daughter
Mississippi
Miss


Link  https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4G8-67Q

He latter returned to Pike county with his family. His children  Edna 9 years old and Percy age 7 years old are listed in the 1885 Pike county, Mississippi school records.



             Child      Age      Sex       Parent
            Edna         9          F           Richard Brumfield
            Percy        7          M         "                            "                                 

   Richard Brumfield is also enumerated in latter census records which I have not included. He died February 13, 1935 from the infirmities of old age at 94 years old based on prior census information.  It is on his Mississippi death certificate, his father was Louis Brumfield at birthplace unknown and mother Litter Brumfield birthplace Pike county are identified. At the time of his death, he was thought to be 99 years old widower with his wife’s name Catherine which corresponds to the census enumeration.  The informant was his son Dudley Brumfield.



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Six Degrees of Separation Caston & Brumfield families Part 3


Going to school



All forbearers have not been identified in federal census records.  Mississippi school age children were enumerated in county school records for selected years. The children are divided by race and location. The name of the parent or guardian was sometimes included. These school records were helpful in identifying children and families for non-census years. I performed an extensive but by no means exhaustive search of school records for Lincoln, Amite and Pike counties for 1878 and 1885. I was able to find to the Caston children in school records for Pike county, Holmesville precinct in 1878. The parent is not listed with the children.  The oldest Caston child listed was Isham age 19 years old and Monroe the youngest 5 years old.
Isham Caston
"Mississippi, Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850-1892; 1908-1957," images, <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-14208-33487-64?cc=1856425&wc=10918067 : accessed 22 Feb 2014), Pike > 1878 > image 111 of 200
Name Age Sex
Caston Green 17 male
Caston Silas 14 male
Caston Isham 19 male
Caston Jesse 12 male
Caston Adeline 11 female
Caston Monroe 5 male
Monroe Caston (2)
"Mississippi, Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850-1892; 1908-1957," images, <i>FamilySearch</i> (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-14208-32811-52?cc=1856425&wc=10918067 : accessed 22 Feb 2014), Pike > 1878 > image 112 of 200

The Caston children were also found in the 1885 Pike county school enumeration.
 Irvin& Tom Brumfield, Calvin Caston
Name Age Sex Parent
Caston Jesse 19 male Calvin Caston
Caston Adeline 17 female “                        “
Caston Monroe 12 male “                       “
"Mississippi, Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850-1892; 1908-1957," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-14208-41161-22?cc=1856425 : accessed 03 Jun 2014), Pike > 1885 > image 7 of 178; citing Government Records, Jackson

What happened to Frank, Richard and Irving? More information to come.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Six Degrees of Separation Caston & Brumfield Families Part2


Where's the proof?  The Census


I have been searching for information to support the early relationship of the Caston and Brumfield families. Liddie born in 1825 was the mother of Caston and Brumfield children. Her first husband was Louis Brumfield and second Calvin Caston. What documents are available substantiate the whole story of this blended family? The 1870 census is the first census that freeman or former slaves are listed. In the 1870 census, all of the children of Liddie and Calvin surname are listed as Caston. An additional child not previously mentioned in the blog Elvira Caston, is also listed in this census. She may have been a Brumfield.
  4273803_00262 (2) (1064x1280)
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 2 Range 9 East, Pike, Mississippi; Roll: M593_745; Page: 128B; Image: 262; Family History Library Film: 552244.


NAME
AGE
Caston, Calvin
38
Lydia
41
Thomas
17
Elvira
15
Rosann
14
Isham
12
Greene
10
Silias
7
Jesse
4
Adiline
3

Richard, Frank and Irving are not listed in the census record. More information to come.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Six Degrees of Separation Caston & Brumfield Families Part 1


While searching for genealogy information, I had an opportunity to meet a cousin online.  I latter attended a family reunion and found a connection between the Brumfield and the Caston families.  Liddie (last name unknown) was the mother of Brumfield and Caston children.   Louis Brumfield was Liddie's first husband.  I have been unable to locate Louis in census records or verify when he died. According to her death certificate she was born in Mississippi and parents are unknown. Her approximate date of birth is December, 1825 from the Federal 1900 census . She is thought to have been 93 years upon her death on July 5, 1916. Calvin Caston was born in Mississippi approximate date of birth April, 1832 was married to Liddie in 1872 from the Federal 1900 census. I have been unable to verify when he died.
  Liddie and Louis Brumfield children           
1)      Richard Brumfield
2)     Frank Brumfield
3)     Irving Brumfield
4)     Tom Brumfield
5)     Eliza Brumfield
6)     Rosann Brumfield
7)     Isham Brumfield


Liddie and Calvin Caston
1)      Green Caston
2)     Silas Caston
3)     Jesse Caston
4)     Adline Caston
5)     Monroe Caston