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My husband's aunt, Carolyn Jones Brumfield, has been like a second mother to me. Because of her support, not only for this project but in other areas of my life as well, I've included research into her late husband's ancestry, the Brumfiled and Collins families. Thank you, Aunt Carolyn, for all you do.
This has been a really neat family to research. Besides the expected connections, I've come across a couple of surprises as well that prove the old sayings about the size of this world in which we live. I'll share them as we go.

Donald Leon Brumfield, late husband of Carolyn Faye Jones, was born 18 November 1942 in Many, Sabine Parish, Louisiana. Don passed away at the early age of 33 on 25 April 1976, in Houston, Texas. He was the son of James Leon Brumfield and Clida Marie Collins. James Leon was born 16 August 1904 in Many, Sabine Parish, Louisiana, and passed away on 4 October 1969 in Channelview, Harris County, Texas. His parents, Robert Brumfield, born about 1876 in Louisiana, and Sarvelia Mothershed are something of a mystery as they are found on the 1910 Vernon Parish, Louisiana census with sons James Leon and Robert Otis(?) and then disappear from the written record. Aunt Carolyn told me that her husband's father was rasied by his uncle, Richard Mothershed, but the circumstances under which his parents disappeared are uncertain. There has been speculaton throughout the years that foul play was suspected, but no one knows exactly what happened. All we know for certain is that they both disappear from written history. Robert's father was James William Brumfield, born 24 February 1848 in Simpson County, Mississippi, his mother Nancy Jane Gandy born about 1855 in Many, Sabine Parish, Louisiana. in addition to finding James and Nancy on the Vernon Parish census for 1900, I also found record of James W serving as a Postmaster in 1885, 1901, and 1905. Nancy passed away sometime before the enumeration of the 1910 census as James William is lsted as a widowed grocer. He is living with his son Perry Leon on the 1930 Sabine County, Texas census. At this point, I have found no specific death date or burial place for Nancy, but James William passed away on 16 February 1932 in Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas, where he is buried in Hemphill Cemetery.


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