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."
|Marshall Jay Broyhill (adopted)
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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