William Allen Broyhill
son of John Norman Broyhill
He was born in Wilkes County, NC around 1826, as
he is listed as age four on the 1830 Census. ADdb cites his
date of birth as He married Annie
Earp on Nov. 16, 1848. She was often called Nellie and was the
mother of all his children. I have done extensive research into the Earp
Family and will eventually publish it on this web, but for now, Yes, she
was related to the famous marshal Wyatt Earp, but the relationship was
very distant; she was a generation older than him and may never have known
Family members have told me that William was a
farmer, but also taught school doing the winter months and that he was a
preacher. I have found no records of this and suspect that he may
have been confused with the father of Sally Gilreath, wife of
William's son, Thomas Jefferson Broyhill.
On Dec. 24, 1874, William married Celene, the
widow of David Laws, who was killed during the Civil War.
According to family tradition, they later separated to let her collect a
pension based on David's military service. Wilkes County records
also list the marriage of William to Queen V. Eller on March 1,
A databased submitted to Ancestry.com cites his
middle name as being Andrew and states that he was born May 4, 1826;
he died Aug. 23, 1902 in Wilkes County. The first seven children
were abstracted from census records by me. The database add an
8th child: Panthea.
About the Kids
Elizabeth Broyhill (1851-1917)
m. (1) Bryant Wallace, (2) Wash Treadaway.
The above data base cites her name as Mary Elizabeth Broyhill and
states she was born June 24, 1851. Dewey told me that she first married Bryant Wallace and they lived in Alexander
County, NC. They had five children: Jones, Calvin, Carl, Efegene
and Meady. She later married "Wash" Treadaway. the
database states she died June 29, 1917 in Wilkes County.
Thomas J. Broyhill - 11 children, including three
sets of twins. Progenitor of the Virginia Broyhills.
Francis Broyhill (1854?
m. ? Wallace
Dewey said she married Frank Wallace. It is not known if he was related
to the Bryant Wallace, who married her sister Mary. He knew of one known
child, Dora Wallace, who married Don Laws, a successful publisher. The
above data base says she married Franklin S. Wallace and that they had
two children Dora Ann Wallace, b. 1875 and Ollie L. Wallace, b. 1878,
both in Wilkes Co.
Nancy Mitilda Broyhill (1856-1885?)
Dewey said she married John Steelman. Reportedly lived in Oregon and had
She died about 1885.
William Broyhill Jr. - In spite of the "Jr."
William's middle name is Andrew, whereas his father's was Allen. 9
children. Many descendants.
Martha Broyhill (1862-1917?)
Dewey said that she married John Barnes and lived at Mill Creek, Oklahoma.
Three children: Irving Barnes, Tom Barnes, and Belcea Barnes. She
died during World War II. Above database gives his names as J.C.
Barnes and states that they married about 1862 in Wilkes County
Dovie J. Broyhill (1865?- ?
Dewey gave her name as as
Dozie and said that she lived in Statesville, NC and nd married an Issac Wilborn;
she died in West Virginia. Dovie had a son named Gordon
Broyhill. The database states she married Isaac T. Wilborn
around 1862 in Wilkes County. Date is too early.
Broyhill Family Tree
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