Daniel & Elizabeth Brumley were my 3-great grandparents. They were born in Shelby Co., KY, Daniel on 14 Feb, 1814,
Elizabeth J. Brown on 04 Jun 1818. They married 18 Sep 1834 in Shelby Co., KY and Daniel's father, William Brumley,
was the bondsman. Elizabeth was the daughter of Lucy Brown. In early life, Daniel was a cooper (maker of wooden casks, tubs
and barrels) like his father and later became a farmer. Daniel was a member of the Paw Paw Militia of Buchanan and Platte Counties in Missouri.
They lived in Parke Co., IN from 1837-1843, then moved to Bloomington Twp, Buchanan Co., MO
until their deaths. Daniel and Elizabeth had 11 children, 8 of whom lived to adulthood. Of the eight who lived, the three oldest
were born in Indiana, the rest born in Buchanan Co., MO. Daniel's father was William, a native of Kentucky, and Daniel's grandfather
was also William, born in Ireland.
Daniel had three sisters and five brothers, Daniel being the 3rd son. I do not know any of his siblings names.
We found this Brumley stone laying flush with the ground. I dusted it with cornstarch to make the writing easier to read. Directly behind this stone is the large square base it fell off of. Right past the knees of the person in the picture is a smaller base that said Brumley. Originally the smaller base sat on the large base, and the 4 foot tall piece laying on the ground was on top.
John A. BRUMLEY Born May 18, 1850, Died Feb 28, 1882
-- Side 1 --
Daniel B. Brumley footstone
With the help of 2 strong men, a shovel, a crowbar, a 4-wheeler and a tow chain, we dug up the stone. It looked to be 8x8 inches x 4 feet. You can see the dark mud line and that the stone was almost completely buried. Unfortunately, in the process of digging it up, we did scrape the stone slightly.
Daniel BRUMLEY Died Apr 20, 1888, Aged 74 Ys 2 Ms 6 Ds
-- Side 2 --
Sacred to the memory of a devoted husband and father:
A precious one from us is gone. A voice we love is stilled.
A place is vacant in our home which never can be filled.
God in his wisdom has recalled the boon his love had given.
And though the body moulders here, his soul is safe in heaven.
Elizabeth, wife of D. Brumley Died Jan 11, 1892, Aged 73 Ys, 7 Ms, 7 Ds
-- Side 3 --
-- Side 4 --
The children of Daniel and Elizabeth Brown Brumley were:
Mary Elizabeth Brumley Stone
William P. Brumley
Samuel H. Brumley
Thomas E. Brumley
John A. Brumley
George W. Brumley
John A. Brumley
Henry H. Brumley
Lucy Ann Brumley Simmons
We laid the stone back down on the large base (smaller base on the left). This is the very happy Patty Delmott, standing next to the stone of her third great grandparents, Daniel & Elizabeth Brumley, overjoyed at finding the elusive Brumley Family Cemetery.
Cemetery notes: The cemetery is on top of a hill and was very overgrown. You could walk right past it and not see the stones if you weren't looking closely. I transcribed and took photos of every monument that was visible in the cemetery. It is highly possible other stones are buried. The largest Brumley stone which had fallen off two base stones, was 4 foot tall and 8x8 inches square. It was buried about 7 1/2 inches deep. It took a shovel, an iron rod, a 4-wheeler and a tow chain to unearth the monument. There was a footstone with D. B. B. for Daniel B. Brumley that was completely buried. Two other monuments had to be dug up, but not the degree of the other stone. There appeared to be some rocks marking some burial locations. There were trees, gooseberry plants and poison ivy all throught the cemetery. Lucky for me, the rattlesnakes weren't out yet. We heard wild turkeys gobbling over the ridge. This cemetery was visited on 4-23-2006.
Descendants of Daniel & Elizabeth J. Brown Brumley
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