My Brumage Ancestors


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Brumage Cemetery in Wirt County, West Virginia
Photo credit: Gary Bailey



My Indiana line of Brumages came from Morgantown, West Virginia and

may have traveled with some members of my Hall-Story line:



* Indicates my line of the Brumage Family*


My nearest Brumage Ancestor began with *Mary Elizabeth Brumage

who was born in 1824 in Fayette, Union, Indiana

She married *John Nugent July 21, 1842 in Union County, Indiana.



*Mary Elizabeth's parents were *Jacob Brumage/Brummage

and her mother Mary who lived in Liberty, Union County, Indiana.

My Brumage family came to Indiana from near Morgantown, West Virginia.


*Jacob Brumage, the son of John, Sr. and Hannah

was born 1795 in Marion, W.V.

and died in 1838 in Muscatine, Iowa.

He married Mary who was born 1790 Marion, W.V.

They were married in 1809 in Monongalia Co., W.V.

Jacob's father was John Brumage, Sr.


*John Brumage, Sr. born 1755 died March 24, 1826 Frederick County, Monongalia, VA.

He married Hannah (born in 1773) in 1754, who died 1830 in VA.


*John and Hannah's children:

Elizabeth born 1774 PA, died Perry Co. OH

John Jr. born Jan. 22, 1777  in PA

died October 23, 1853 Perry Co. OH

(married Rebbeca Lashley Jan. 29, 1798 Monongalia Co. VA.)

Phebe born 1777 VA, died in OH

Lydia born 1779 VA, died Iowa

Joseph W. born July 11, 1780 VA, died Feb 8, 1829 Monongalia Co. VA

Hannah born 1782 VA,  died VA 1830

(married David Dunham Aug 31, 1801 in Monongalia, VA)

Catherine born 1784 VA

(married William Hawkins 1804 Monongalia Co, VA)


Nancy born 1788 VA

Isaac born April 13,  1790 Marion Co. Harrison, VA

died March 16, 1863 Fairmont, Marion Co. VA

(married Rosannah Miller April 25, 1809 Monongalia Co. VA))


Sarah born 1794 VA

(married Henry Boner April 23, 1818 Monongalia Co. VA)

*Jacob born 1792 VA died 1838 Muscatine, Iowa*

(married Mary born 1792, died 1840-1850 Muscatine Iowa)

Rebecca born 17796


Jacob and Mary's children:

Julia born Aug. 24, 1810 died Nov. 3, 1893,

(she and Mathew Brown and two sons)

They are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Muscatine, Iowa.

(married Mathew Brown born March 26, 1806, Laurens Co. SC, died 1842) in 1828, John Moorehead 1855)

Cassandra born 1812 Marion, WV

(married William Starbuck June 17, 1832)

Jane born 1816

(married William Jones Mar. 26, 1837)

Hannah born 1819

(married Greenville Lamar Sep. 30, 1838)

Emaline born 1822 Fayette, IN died June 9, 1899 Green Co., MO.

(married John Overman July 24,  1845)

*Mary Elizabeth born 1824 Fayette, IN*

(my gg grandmother, married John Nugent July 21, 1842 Union County, Indiana)

Aaron born 1826 Fayette, IN

(married Hannah Davis April 25, 1847)

Lydia born Oct 1827 Fayette, IN

(married William Lathrop Muscatine, Iowa Sep. 3, 1849)

Matthias born 1830 Fayette, IN

(married Elizabeth Coulter Muscatine, Iowa Jan. 11, 1852)

Adelaide born July 4, 1833, Liberty, Union, IN died Oct. 31, 1905

(married George Royce Muscatine, Iowa Dec. 12, 1850)

Thomas born July 1835, Liberty, Union, IN died May 24, 1904

(married Rhoda Davis April 18, 1870)


*Mary Elizabeth Brumage married *John Nugent

July 21, 1842 in Union County, Indiana.


Mary Elizabeth and John Nugent's children:

Mary J. born 1843

*William J. born Oct. 1845 died Jan. 1908 Shelby Co. IN*

(my great grandfather)

John Wesley born 1846 died 1916

Eliza Adelaide born 1848

George Washington born 1849

Sarah Ellen born 1852 died March 23, 1888 Shelby Co., IN.

(married David Wells)

Celia A. born 1854

Oliver Philander born Feb. 1856 died

Charles Omer born Aug 9, 1861 died Nov. 23, 1936 Smithland, IN.

(married Harriet "Hattie" Emma Suber Sep. 4, 1885, he is buried at Miller Cemetery)

All of their children were born in Indiana.


On the 1860 Indiana Census

John: 45 Farmer 2, 600 180 KY

Mary Elizabeth Brumage: IN

*William J 15 - (my g grandfather)*

John W 14 M IN

Eliza A 12 F IN

Sarah Ellen 8 F IN

Celia 6 F IN

Oliver P 4 M



Much of the new information about John Brumage, Sr. was kindly contributed by Cathy.


According to Cathy, much of the above information was made available by Wilson C Brown of Rexburg, ID,

a descendent of Julia, the fist child of Jacob and Mary.

Jacob was a private in the War of 1812 commanded by Captain James Hurry in Virginia Militia

and was discharged Aug 15, 1814 in the Muster Rolls.

Thomas served in the Civil War and had no children.


Some additional information and dates were also found on the web site by Brian Griffith.


This wonderful detailed history of one line of my Brumage family is from Donna in Iowa:

George Royce, farmer and stock-raiser, on section 16, Oregon township, is the owner of 121 acres of well-improved land. He is a native of Livingston County, N. Y., born in 1821, and is a son of Samuel and Betsy (Reed) Royce, natives of Connecticut, but who moved to New York at a very early day, and there died many years ago. The early life of George was spent on a farm, his time being divided between the school-room and working upon a farm, attending school during the winter months, and laboring during the spring, summer and fall months. When twenty-two years of age, he commenced working in a foundry at Tylerville, N. Y., and continued in that employment for two years, then commenced working in a carriage-shop, and continued in that business for two years. He then came west and settled in St. Clair County, Illinois where he remained three years, engaged in the manufacture of plows. In 1854, he came to Iowa and settled in Muscatine County, where he remained two years, and where he also engaged in plow manufacturing. In 1856 he came to Washington County, Iowa, and for several years was engaged in various lines of mechanical labor, and then removed to a farm, since which time he has been engaged in farming.

Mr. Royce was married in 1850, in Muscatine, Iowa to Adelaide Brumage, a daughter of Jacob and Mary Brumage, both of whom were natives of Virginia, the former of German and the latter of English descent. She was born in Liberty, Ind., in 1833. Her parents moved to Muscatine, Iowa in 1847 and there died some years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Royce have five children, only one of whom is now living... John T.
The deceased are Annie, Ida, Alice and Rose.
Mr. and Mrs. Royce are members of the United Brethren Church.
Politically, he is a Republican.

It is a proverb that we brought nothing into the world and can take nothing out. Be this as it may, while in this world one can add greatly to his possessions, if to industry is combined rigid economy, with a determination to do. This has been the case with Mr. Royce and his good wife. They have toiled long and hard, early and late, and are now the possessors of a neat and comfortable home, surrounded by plenty, for all of which they feel truly grateful.

From the Washington County, Iowa Biographical Dictionary.


Thank you Donna for this excellent information about our Brumage ancestors~



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