E. B. M. Dumas born about 1826 in Greenville District, South Carolina; married Sarah E. born 1829 in Alabama – married before 1848. They had 2 children born 1848-1849 in Fayette County, Alabama.
In 1850 E.B.M. Dumas age 24, born South Carolina, farmer; Sarah E., wife, age 21, born Alabama; Frances E., age 2, born about 1848; Mary W., age 1, born about 1849 - both born Alabama. They were on Rte 10, 16 Division in Fayette County, Alabama on December 12, 1850. In 1850 E.B.M. Dumas owned on black male slave age 15.
E.B.M. referred to as his son by Elhannon in a letter to son James Pinkney dated June 10, 1853 written from Fayette County, Alabama where he was living with his son E. B. M and family: “Your brother E.B.M. Dumas and family living with me are all in good health and we should all be exceedingly glad to see you once more, the Lord willing.”
E.B.M.'s parents were: Elhannon Winchester Dumas (also known as E. W. Dumas, some say Elhanan) was born in 1779 (some say 1778) in Richmond County, North Carolina.He died September 1859 in Fayette County, Alabama at the age 80 years; he married Elizabeth D.Brashier (some say Brasher or Brashear) – they married before 1804 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama. She was born about 1796 in Greenville District (County), South Carolina and was 17 years younger that Elhannon and she died April 21, 1835 in Fayette County, Alabama (some say Mississippi) at the age 39 years, leaving him a widower for 34 years. They had 12 children in 17 years and in 1835 the youngest would have been 9 or under.
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