son of James Broyhill Jr.
| In an undated letter provided by Roy
Broyhill, William Irving tells his own story. It appears below.
He was born August 29, 1821 in Monroe County, Tennessee. He
wrote that his father's family and his uncle's family (William) moved
to Illinois in 1830. For many years it was believed that they
moved from Wilkes together around 1820, but the records indicate that
James Jr. moved in 1820 and William several years later. They
must have united in Tennessee prior to the 1830 move to Illinois.
William married Margaret Hutchinson, who was
born in 1823. He died Dec. 14, 1892 and she died Nov. 27,
|Alonzo E. Broyhill
||Sept. 25, 1848
|Ledonia Jane Broyhill
||Dec. 12, 1850
||Oct. 23, 1952
||Nov. 13, 1854
|Sara Ella Broyhill
||Oct. 16, 1856
|Richard Lee Broyhill
||Dec. 16, 1858
|Abraham Lincoln Broyhill
||March 3, 1861
|William Luce Broyhill
||Feb. 13, 1863
||May 16, 1865
|Mary Louise Broyhill
||Feb. 4, 1866
||May 16, 1868
George Franklin Broyhill
||Jan 11, 1871
About the Kids
|Alonzo - Died as an infant on April 26, 1849.
Ledonia "Jennie" - Born at Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Married
Marcus or Marcellus M. Ream in Dakota
City, Nebraska on May 8,
1871. Later moved to Sioux City, Iowa, then in 1923 to Los
Calif. Marcus died Aug. 26, 1925. Jeannie died Jan.
Charles Broyhill - 6 children.
James Bryant - 4 children.
Sarah - Born in Tazewell County, Ill. Married (1) James Slover,
and (2) Chris Berg. She and Chris
had one child, who died at
Richard - Born in Kersequa, Missouri. Married Elizabeth
"Lizzie" Bullock in Sioux City on
1898. They had no children. He died march 21, 1918 at
Abraham "Link" - Born at Brighton, Iowa. Three children.
William - Two children.
Infant - No record of name. Died Dec. 16, 1865 at 8 months.
Mary - Born in Brighton, Iowa Married Charles A. Herrick. They had two
She died in Los Angeles on March 1, 1948.
Dora - Born in Brighton, Iowa. Died at age eight, on March 23,
1876 at Sioux City.
George Franklin - Married Effie May Motes. One child: Roy of
Dakota City, Nebraska
William Irving Broyhill's Letter
|"I was born in Monroe County, Tennessee August 29, 1821. My
father being opposed to the institution of slavery, we moved to Illinois
in 1830. we stopped in the Elk Hart Grove in Sangamore County. We
got in late in the fall. We secured a log cabin 14x 16 and my
father's family and uncle's family in all consisted of ten persons -
lived there all winter. There fell a snow four feet deep on a level
which stopped all egress and ingress and that winter there were three
families besides our own imprisoned in that grove. And to the
outside world, we knew nothing.
"We never heard the secret music of
speech, but started ... more to follow
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