Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Six degrees of Separation: Caston & Brumfield Families Part 11

Thomas Brumfield in the 20th  Century 


Thomas Brumfield May, 1853  age 47 years old  and Selia Brumfield July, 1850 49 years old


Tom, Celia and Mary Brumfield are enumerated in the Pike County, Mississippi 1900 Federal Census.  Mary  who is Tom Brumfield daughter is now been married to Willis Bowens for 6 years and has 3 children Courtny  4 years, Isaac 2 years and Thomas 4 months.




Willis Bowen Oct.1861 32 years old,  Mary Bowen Dec. 1877 23 years old, Courtny Dec. 1895 4 years old, Issac Mar. 1897 2 years old, and Thomas Jan. 1899 1 year old 1900 Census

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Six degrees of Separation: Caston & Brumfield Families Part 10





Parent Guardian
Name of Children
Age
Male
Female
Bob Brumfield
Harriett Brumfield
16

x

Sena
14

x

James
12
x


John
 9
x


Jesse K.
7
x

Thomas Brumfield
Mary Brumfield
13

x

The year 1890 is important to anyone interested in genealogy research,  This is the year that the majority of the United States federal census  was destroyed in a fire. The school records provided some of  information that would have been available in the census enumeration. Thomas Brumfield  and his daughter Mary 13 years old are listed in the 1890 Pike County, Mississippi school records at the bottom of the image. Thomas whose birth year of 1853 derived from the 1870 census would have been 37 years old. I have included the children  of Bob (Robert) Brumfield who will be in future blog posts.


The Tree Gardener



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Six degrees of Separation: Caston & Brumfield Families Part 9

 Thomas Brumfield Family


School records have been a good source for genealogy information for me.  The records I have found are actually enrollment records. The act of racial segregation has also separated the records  into colored and negro from white students.  In  most enrollment records , the race, name, age and sex of the child along with the name of the parent or guardian are given. These records have filled in the 10 year gaps in the federal census enumerations. The information in the school records are sometimes more accurate because it was recorded by someone who actually knew the student and parent.   


 With Thomas Brumfield, I have been able to identify his daughter Mary who is 8 years old in the 1885 Pike County school record. Thomas whose birth year of 1853 derived from the 1870 census would have been 32 years old. I have included  Irvine Brumfield children in the school record which I will refer to in a latter blog post.

"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&wc=M6NC-7P8:167436801,167437202 : accessed 21 December 2014), Pike > 1885 > image 7 of 178; Government Records, 
Jackson.

Name of Child
Age
Sex
Color
Parent Guardian
Brumfield Martha A.
13
F
Col
Irvine Brumfield
          “        Irvine R. H. W.
11
M
  “
         “
          “        Sherman S.
10
M
  “
        “
           “       William W.
 8
M
  “
        “
         “         Louis M.
5
M
  “
        “
         “          Mary
8
F
 “
Tom Brumfield

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Six degrees of Separation: Caston & Brumfield Families Part 8

On the farm the 1880 Agricultural Census

Calvin Caston, Tom Black and Irvin Brumfield

The 1880 Agriculture Census is considered a non-population census.   A farm is listed that is owned by one man is at least 3 acres in size and produced crops that sold for more than $500 in the Agriculture Census.   It outlines cultivated land with the crops produced and uncultivated land.  The amount of  crops were estimated by the proprietor or manager. This census helps identify neighboring farms and owners. Thomas Brumfield aka Tom Black, Calvin Caston and Irvin Brumfield were farmers listed in the Pike county census.  This is additional information is some proof that they owned land and their occupation was farming.  I was also able to find the
1881 tax record for Tom Brumfield in Pike County. Eli Brumfield is also listed who be featured in future blogs.  I   tried to enlarge the document so that it can be read but was unsuccessful. I have included the link so that it could be read.



Irving Brumfield listed 4th from the first name listed and Tom Black is 8th from the top name listed


Calvin Caston first name listed


Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-21942-39012-66?cc=1919687&wc=9B48-3TY:211910201,212012101 : accessed 2 January 2015), Pike > County tax rolls 1881-1886, Box 3752 > image 10 of 400; Mississippi Department of Archvies and History,


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Lost & Not Found

The Allen County Library has a section on the second floor which has the genealogy books and materials. It appears relatively safe with one main entrance. While  I  was at the library, my laptop computer was stolen. I notified the library security and filed a police report.  The  policeman told me that the likelihood of getting it back was slim.
The four year old computer itself had little financial value. The information contained within was of great personal value. The  good news for me is that my computer is password protected. I however changed all my passwords that are  available.  I used  an external hard drive to backup my computer prior to my trip.  I also  used Evernote to store my genealogical  research which is on my smartphone.
  Since this loss, I have learned more about computer security and reminded myself  that no place is truly safe.