BRUSHFIELD in America
Peter Nadauld BRUSHFIELD went to America in 1832 and seems to have disappeared. His wife Sarah HYDE and baby son Peter William Milton BRUSHFIELD returned to England in 1834, to have the baby christened, and seem to have gone back to America after 1841.
Two BRUSHFIELD brothers, Benjamin and George had also emigrated in 1832 and settled in Indiana but there is no evidence of the elder Peter having settled.
IF Peter Nadauld, who apparently preferred to be called William, had settled, Sarah and son may have been reuniting the family and maybe even adding to it.
The younger Peter eventually wound up in Australia gold mining in 1858 and since his occupation was given as 'miner' he may have been in the American gold fields first. He was the first BRUSHFIELD in Australia and any others now are his descendants.
I would really love some information about the two Peters in America as they are my 2 and 3 times GGrandfathers.