Researching the African-American genealogy of the following surnames Bearden, Brumfield, Bullock, Caston, Carey, Downs,Donnell, Edwards, Gatlin, Goff, Hill, Power, Raybon, Smith, Stacher, Strickland, Thomas, Watkins & Wynn. From the following states Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, Illinois, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee & Louisiana.
This is the last of the video series recorded in 2013 of Eddie Brumfield Sr. It is a continuation of his conversation about his family.
Eddie Brumfield Sr. discuss how he wants to be remembered and how he provided for his family. He tells several family stories about his brother Thad, wife, son and other family members. In these stories, he describes the hazards and perils of giving children too much. Eddie Sr. explains how he is related to the Gatlin family. He also affirms that his paternal grandparents were not married. His paternal grandfather Tom Brumfield used his money and influence to help his cousin who committed a crime. His father Willis Brumfield always had the protection of the "white folks and Mr. Henry" in the community. Eddie Sr. characterize his mother as a hard worker.