Fayette County Genealogy Project

Brownfield Family Cemetery - South Union Twp.

In South Union Township, Fayette County, about one fourth of a mile southwest of Brownfield Station, is the ancient home of Benjamin Brownfield Sr. Here his son "Ben" was born and was known throughout Fayette County as "Colonel Ben". Here he lived from childhood to a centenarian, and died at the age of one hundred years and seven months.

The old family burying ground located about two hundred yards west of the old homestead is a plot of ground forty-five by fifty feet. It is surrounded by a stone wall about two feet high, topped with a cap block on which is mounted four foot hand made iron picket fence. The tops of the pickets are held by a blacksmith pinched iron rail through which they are inserted, and the bottom of each picket is doweled into a drilled hole in the cap rock and leaded in. A very substantial job three quarters of a century ago, but in 1934 is hopeless ruin (1956 the fence is gone). The enclosure contains sixteen inscribed stones and numerous other which are not marked only by fieldstones.

Directions: From the overpass of Rt 119 over Rt 43 south of Uniontown, go north on Rt 119 for 0.3 miles and turn right on Brownfield Road. Go 1.5 miles and the road turns to the left. Go straight on Rock Road 0.3 miles through the gate to the house on the left for directions and permission. The cemetery is off the back right corner of the yard about 60 yards into the woods through heavy brush. All names in the cemetery are BROWNFIELD. This was recorded November 16, 2004.

GPS Location:

39.85759 N

79.72603 W

Transcribed from headstones by Ken O'Neal