son of John Norman Broyhill
| James is listed on
the 1850 Census of Wilkes County, NC as being 38 years old, thus the
1812 birth date cited above. He married Rhoda Hampton in Wilkes
on March 2, 1835. It is not known if she was related to the Hamptons who married her aunts
Sally and Francis.
Dewey Broyhill IE2-G told me that James
lived most, if not all, of his life in Wilkes and was county officer.
I have found no record of the latter.
Apparently he died before September 5,
1859, because on that date Rhoda married an Emeral Dowell in
Wilkes. Interesting, Roger Broyhill of Peoria recently located a
grave in Illinois of a Hampton woman, who was married to the oldest son
of John Broyhill. If this is Rhoda, what happened to Dowell and how did
she get to Illinois?
The 1850 Wilkes Census lists their children as
Adeline, age 13;, Thomas, 12; Steven, 9; Johnson, 7; Jefferson, 5;
James, 3; and Ekhram?, 1. the 1860 Census lists James 14; William
9; Mary 7, Kattie Jane, age not given; and Melody, 2. Family
records list Mitalda, Martha, Mary, James, Thomas, Johnson and
Steven. Thus there could have been as many as 13 children.
About the Kids
|These guys were not war heroes.
Thomas - Served in Civil War but
deserted. Murdered as young man. No known children.
Steven - The ancestor of many western
North Carolina Broyhills.
Abandoned family and fled to Texas to evade Civil war Service.
Johnson - No known descendents, but
interesting guy. Served in Confederate army,
but either deserted or was captured.
Jefferson - No living male
James - No living male
Previously confused Jefferson and James. One died during the Civil
War and the
other escaped service by leaving North Carolina. Work in progress.
Ekhram - Listed on 1850 census as being born in1849. Not on 1860
William - Listed on 1860 census as being born in 1851. No further
Adeline is listed on 1850 Wilkes Census as being 13. she does not appear
on the next census, but she would then have 23. No marriage record for
her found in Wilkes.
Mary - Dewey Broyhill said she married a Dulu.
Kattie Jane. Listed on 1860 census. No further record.
Melody - Listed on 1860 census. No further record.
Martha - Dewey Broyhill said she died a young girl.
Mitalda - Dewey said she married a Frazier or Fraser. No further
Broyhill Family Tree
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