son of Issac Broyhill
was born April 22, 1877, in a small log cabin on top of Pores Knob
mountain, where his parents first set up housekeeping. The date
was one of dual celebrations, because his parents had married only one
year before on the same date. As a child, Tom must have been
very active because it was often said that his mother would have to
tie him to an apple tree in order to hoe her corn and other chores.
After a few years of grade school, he worked at
farming, logging and storekeeping. On April 22, 1900, he married
Panthey Olive Carlton in Caldwell County, NC. Tom acquired a small
saw mill and cut timbers. In 1905, the Lenoir Furniture
Corporation was formed and Tom invested the profits from his lumber
business in the new venture. Eight years company the company was
on the verge of bankruptcy. Tom bought out the other stock holders and
put the business on the road to prosperity. Today it is an part of
Broyhill furniture Industries.
Tom and Panthey had four
children. They divorced and Tom married her sister, Mary
"Mae" Powell on March 14, 1915. They had one child who
died as an infant. Tom died Nov. 19, 1995.
|Otis Lutz Broyhill
||Sept. 22, 1903
|Lillian Mae Broyhill
||Sept. 19, 1904
|Ethel Jane Broyhill
||July 26, 1907
||May 12, 1912
About the Kids
|Otis - 4 children.
Lillie Mae - Married Dr. Verne Hamilton Blackwelder on April 14,
1932. Two daughters: Mary Caroline, born 1936; and Barbara Ann,
Ethel Jane Broyhill - Married Robert Jones Stevens on Nov. 28,
1930. Three children: Robert J. Stevens, born 1932; Thomas H.
Stevens, born 1935; and Charles E. Stevens, born 1935
Roy - Four children.
Broyhill Family Tree
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