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Johnson Broyhill
son of  James H. Broyhill

1845?-1902> m. Ruth Clanton

    Johnson was born in North Carolina around 1845.  When around 17, he enlisted in the 52nd North Carolina Infantry prior to April of 1862. His Confederate military records are at the Federal Achieves in Washington. He was described on the muster rolls as "being of dark hair, eyes and complexion" which is considerably different from most Broyhill, who are generally of fair complexion and blue or hazel eyes.  He was just short of six feet tall and was a farmer prior to entering the service. Muster Rolls show that in 1863, he was absent because of sickness, and that he deserted to the Union on June 11, 1864.  Other records show that he was held prisoner at Fort Monroe in Norfolk, Va. until the end of the war.
     He married Ruth E. Clanton in Wilkes on December 18, 1868.  They are listed on the 1880 Wilkes Census with several daughters, but I neglected to copy the names. This contradicts family records that name only the two children listed below. 
    Johnson appears on the 1900 census of North Wilkesboro, NC.  He was born in July 1845.  In his household are his wife Ruth,  born July 1847, daughter Minnie born Aug. 1873, and son Marshall, born December 1897.  All were born in North Carolina, except for Marshall, who was born in Minnesota.
     Johnson was living in 1902, when he registered under the Wilkes County grandfather clause, naming his father as James.  Betty Cox knew him as "Uncle John."
Minnie Broyhill 1878? 1A4-B
Marshall Jay Broyhill (adopted) 1897 1A4-A

About the Kids

Minnie Broyhill, Hahn (1878-1930+) Minnie appears on the 1930 Chester Co., PA. census as the wife of Henry R. Hahn.  She is listed as being 56 years old, born in North Carolina. Henry is 57 and was born in Minnesota.
Marshall Broyhill.  (1897-1969)
     On September 12, 1917, he enlisted in the army for two years.  He enlisted at Front Royal, Virginia.  He enlistment papers say that he was born Dec. 25, 1897.  He is a farm laborer working for H.R. Hahn.  His mother is Mary Broyhill and she lives in Front Royal. 
     Marshall is listed on the above 1830 Chester Co., PA census in the household of Henry Hahn.  His age is listed as 31, born in Minnesota. 
     On September 16, 1942, he enlisted in the army for the duration of the war plus six months.  He enlisted from Tacoma Washington.  He stated that he was a native of Minnesota, but it appears that he was then living in Kitsap County, Washington.  He stated that he had four years of high school and he listed his civilian occupation as Bridge Builder (Bridge carpenter ) or Car Carpenter, Railway or Carpenter, Construction (Carpenter, general.) or Carpenter, Ship.  He was single and had no dependents.  He is 68" tall and weights 144 pounds.
    He died Sept. 25, 1969 in Los Angeles, Calif.  He is buried in the Los Angeles Veterans National Cemetery.  His Social Security death registration shows that he lived at 91754  Monterey Park, Los Angeles, California at the time of his death.
    According to Dewey Broyhill, Marshall was adopted.  He was reportedly in trouble with the law.

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