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From the Family Research Files of Donna Haddock Cooper

Lt. M. W. Berryhill: Veteran of the Florida War and the Southern Confederacy

 

M. W. Berryhill, or "Uncle Mike", as he is generally called, was born near Winchester, Franklin Co., Tennessee on the 8th of May 1815. His father was killed at the famous battle of New Orleans. He had no brother and but one sister. His mother bound him to a Mr. Bridges and then joined the "peculiar" Quaker section. His adopted father was kind to him and he lived with him until he was 21 years of age.

The object of our sketch left home about this time and if all the trials he has endured, the dangers he has encountered the narrow escapes from death he has had, in time of peace as well as war, were written it would make quite a volume. In 1838 he volunteered in the Florida War, and joined Company B with Isaac Roberts in Command.

At one time he with ten other men started from Tampa Bay to New Orleans. The captain disobeyed orders and did not ballast the ships, they were caught in a storm, which broke the steering wheel and tore the rails and they were left to the mercy of the wind and waves for eight days and drifted in sight of Cuba. To use his own words: "We were scared half to death at first, our captain was killed for about three hours and give up in despair afterward. In fact, not a single one of us would " a give a chew of tobacco for the chance of our lives."

Uncle Mike served about three months as a teamster to have provisions from Tampa Bay to different forts in Florida. He was driving a wild our horse team in a train of about 300. He said "My team and about a hundred more ahead of me got frightened and I never saw so much running nor since. Several men beside myself got dangerously hurt and we lost about a dozen wagons and teams too. They were running across the prairie as far as we could see and we never heard of them again."

He then went to Alabama and was married shortly afterward to Miss K C Broyles whose obituary appeared in the Republican a short time ago. He with his companion moved to Mississippi then with a few other families to Camden, Arkansas, and formed a settlement where they lived about eight years. From Arkansas they moved to Barry County in 1852 they settled for life on the same farm, ¾ mile west of Washburn where he has since continually resided.

Uncle Mike was a firm believer in Jefferson Davis and state rights (but denounces in strong terms the present Democratic Congress.) And when the struggle came he espoused the Confederate cause and served four years. In the last year he was engaged in thirteen battles. He was 2nd Lieutenant under Lieut. Winton, but never in his life received a bullet wound. "Although," he said, "I have had my clothes shot full of holes, it seems like a kind of a Providence interfered on my behalf many times. But the saddest sight I saw and one that aroused my sympathy most was a Federal Soldier with both arms off, carrying water to a dying comrade."

Our hero as we will call him for he has proven himself such many times, has been subject to epileptic fits about thirty-four years. And on one occasion fell in the fire and was badly burned about the head, causing the loss of one eye and much suffering, which he endured with much patience and fortitude. Uncle Mike is near the eighty first birthday and very feeble. But he has many friends and is kind and courteous to everyone. For his service in the Florida War he is drawing $8.00 a month.

Written by Clara Hancock Berryhill, April 16, 1896, Cassville Republican, Barry Co., MO

 

Obituary


Died Dec 15, 1899 at his home near Washburn, Michael Weeks Berryhill age 84 years, 7 mos., and 7 days. A sketch of his life appeared in the Republican on April 16, 1896. His companion and four daughters have already crossed the "dark river". Father had been very feeble for several years and often wished he could close his eyes to sleep the "sleep that knows no waking."

When the parted steams of life
Join beyond all jarring strife,
And the flowers that withered lay,
Blossom in immortal May --
When the voices hushed and dear
Fill once more the rapture ear
We shall feel and know and see
God knew better far than we.
Clara Berryhill



Obituary


Passed to the Great Beyond: On Tuesday Morning Jan 14, 1896, at her home near Washburn, MO, Mrs. K C Berryhill breathed her last. She was 72 years, 6 months, and 9 days old. Her companion still survives her and is in his 81st year. In she had lived three days longer they would have been married just fifty-seven years. They had been residents of Barry County about 41 years. To them eleven children were born four boys and seven girls. Four daughters had already crossed the cold Jordan and mother had gone to meet them. Her life was spent in service for her loved ones and in all her sickness and suffering she was very patient and uttered no word of complaint. She professed faith in Christ in her youth and lived a faithful Christian till the time of her death. May the Great Father of all mercies comfort her aged companion, whose greatest consolation is to know that he will soon follow her? They laid her gently to rest in the family graveyard and Heaven is nearer than it ever was before for mother is there.

"We only know that she has gone,
And that the same relentless tide,
Which bore her from us still glides on
And we who mourn her with it glide.
Dear is the spot where Christians sleep
And sweet the strains that angels pour,
O" why should we in anguish weep?
She is not lost, but gone before."
Clara Berryhill


Berryhill Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri: Located Near Washburn and is in a cow pasture on private property. There is a court order, which allows public access to the cemetery.

Michael Weeks Berryhill and K. Catherine Broyles Berryhill's graves are near the big bush. The stone directly in front of it is theirs.

Anderson, Isabelle J. April 1, 1853 Aug 11, 1900 wife of J. L. Anderson
Berryhill, M. W. May 8, 1815 Dec 15, 1899 ssw K. C.
Berryhill, K. C. July 5, 1823 Jan 14, 1896 ssw M. W.

Berryhill, Martha E. Oct 5, 1857 May 15, 1944 
Berryhill, Leander R. June 15, 1851 Dec 3, 1934
Berryhill, Harriett T. Dec 26, 1856 April 17, 1862 Daughter of M. W. and K. C. Berryhill
Berryhill, Orlando W. - Nov 22, 1884 6 months, 24 days, son of L. R. and N. E. Berryhill
Gurley, Josie May 26, 1883 Nov 27, 1906 


Lt. Michael Weeks Berryhill served as a Confederate solider at the Battle of Pea Ridge. He was my great-great grandfather. K. Catherine Broyles was the daughter of George and Catherine (Vaught) Broyles of Jackson Co., AL. They are both buried at Berryhill Cemetery in Barry Co., MO. Michael Weeks Berryhill fell in the fire and burned his face badly. He had one eye missing as a result of that incident.

 

His grandfathers were Charles Weeks and Alexander Berryhill of Franklin Co., TN.

 

Descendants of Michael Weeks Berryhill

1 Michael Weeks Berryhill 1815 - 1899 b: May 08, 1815 in Winchester, Franklin Co., Tennessee d: December 15, 1899 in Washburn, Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Berryhill Cemetery, Barry Co., MO +K. Catherine Broyles 1823 - 1896 b: 1823 in Madison Co., AL d: January 14, 1896 in Washburn, Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Berryhill Cemetery, Barry Co., MO m: January 17, 1839 in Jackson Co., AL

2 Virginia L. Berryhill 1840 - 1880 b: March 08, 1840 in Jackson Co., AL d: Aft. 1880  +John C. Thomas 1836 - 1880 b: Abt. 1836 in Kentucky d: Aft. 1880 m: December 17, 1857 in Barry Co., Missouri

2 Mary C. Berryhill 1843 - b: July 01, 1843 in Mississippi d: in Barry Co., Missouri  +Richard D. Hill 1837 - b: Abt. 1837 in Missouri d: in Barry Co., Missouri m: August 30, 1866 in Barry Co., MO

2 Sarah M. E. Berryhill 1845 - b: March 18, 1845 in Cameran, Ouachita Co., Arkansas d: in California +William M. F. Hedrick 1845 - b: Abt. 1845 in Missouri d: in California m: June 05, 1872 in Barry Co., MO

2 Fernando Alburtus Berryhill 1847 - b: March 12, 1847 in Cameran, Ouachita Co., Arkansas d: in Mendocino Co., California +Emma Merritt 1847 - b: Abt. 1847 d: in Mendocino Co., California  *2nd Wife of Fernando Alburtus Berryhill: +Drusilla Hackney 1857 - 1879 b: September 1857 d: April 1879 in Barry Co., Missouri m: April 28, 1878 in Barry Co., Missouri

2 Orlando Dekalb Berryhill 1849 - 1930 b: April 18, 1849 in Camden, Ouachita Co., Arkansas d: December 11, 1930 in Fresno, Fresno County, California Burial: Mendocino Cemetery, Parlier, Fresno Co., California +Melissa Angleline Myers 1859 - b: 1859 d: in Fresno, Fresno County, California Burial: Mendocino Cemetery, Parlier, Fresno Co., California m: January 12, 1879 in Mendocino, Fresno Co., California

2 Leander Rudolphus Berryhill 1851 - 1934 b: June 15, 1851 in Cameran, Ouachita Co., Arkansas d: December 03, 1934 in Washburn, Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Berryhill Cemetery, Washburn, Barry Co., MO  +Martha Elizabeth Snodgrass 1857 - 1944 b: October 05, 1857 in Barry Co., Missouri d: May 15, 1944 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Berryhill Cemetery, Washburn, Barry Co., MO m: January 24, 1878 in Barry Co., Missouri

2 Isabel Josephene Berryhill 1853 - 1900 b: April 01, 1853 in Washburn, Barry Co., MO d: August 11, 1900 in Barry Co., MO Burial: Berryhill Cemetery, Washburn, Barry Co., MO  +John Anderson 1853 - b: Abt. 1853 in Tennessee d: in Oklahoma m: Abt. 1879 in Barry Co., MO

2 Eliza J. Berryhill 1855 - b: June 21, 1855 in Barry Co., Missouri d: in Barry Co., Missouri  +West King 1853 - b: June 21, 1853 in Barry Co., Missouri d: in Barry Co., Missouri m: Abt. 1875

2 Hariett Tennessee Berryhill 1856 - 1862 b: December 26, 1856 in Barry Co., Missouri d: April 13, 1862 in Barry Co., Missouri

2 Edna A. Berryhill 1858 - 1920 b: December 29, 1858 in Washburn, Barry Co., Missouri d: Aft. 1920 in Barry Co., Missouri +W. Denton Montgomery 1856 - 1920 b: Abt. 1856 in Tennessee d: Aft. 1920 in Barry Co., Missouri m: Abt. 1878 in Barry Co., Missouri

2 Jefferson Davis Berryhill 1861 - 1931 b: May 07, 1861 in Barry Co., Missouri d: August 14, 1931 in Parlier, Fresno County, California Burial: Mendocino Cemetery, Parlier, Fresno Co., California +Clara Elizabeth Hancock 1865 - 1925 b: June 20, 1865 in Barry Co., Missouri d: May 28, 1925 in Washburn, Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Old Washburn Cemetery, Barry Co., MO m: September 04, 1887 in Stone County, Missouri

 


George and Catherine (Vaught) Broyles were my 3rd great grandparents. They died in Jackson Co., AL and were from TN. Catherine was born in Blount Co., TN and George was born in Randolph Co., NC. He was the son of Adam and Elizabeth (Speck) Broyles.

George was a pioneer settler of Madison County, AL. The following article, which appeared in the "Huntsville (AL) Advocate", on June 16, 1877, explains this: "History continued - The first settlement made where New Market now stands was that of two brothers, George and Jacob Broiles. They came to this country in 1806 and selected that spot for their home. First employed themselves in deadening timber and clearing land and in the course of a year or two had a pretty little farm. Settlers came in rapidly and other industries than farming were demanded. George Broiles built the first blacksmith shop in that part of what is now Madison Co. In 1808 the first tan yard in the county or state was begun by one Trump in the vicinity of Broiles' Farm..."

George Broyles, Estate: State of Alabama, Jackson County: To the honorable Mr P Brown, Judge of the Court, of said county. The administrator do bares none with the will annexed of George Broyles late of said county deceased respectfully fully alleges that his intestate died single and possessed of the following described lands lying and being subscribe in said county and state to wit .... where the houses now stands subject to sale in Huntsville, AL. He further alleges that the following warrant persons. they and they alone re the heirs and distribution of said decedents. Melinda deceased who intermarried with Robert C Austin, and resided in this county, and George Broyles who is of full age and resides in Limestone County, Alabama. A J Broyles who resides in Texas, county unknown, and full age, A T Broyles of full age who resides in the state of Arkansas, county unknown, Matilda (this one is Catherine) who intermarried with Michael Berryhill in the state of MO, county unknown, and Thomas Bridges who is of full age and resides in Knoxubbe County State of Mississippi same of who are of insolvent mind. He further alleges that a fair and beneficial and equable decision of said lands among said heirs and distribution cannot be made without a sale there of. He therefore asks Your Honor to grant and make an order authorizing and empowering him to make sale of said land for said purpose. All of which is respectfully submitted. SE Poston - Sworn to and subscribe to before me on the 17th Oct 1866, MP Brown, Judge Probate.

June 16, 1877: Newspaper: History Continued: The first settlement made where New Market now stands was that of two brothers, George and Jacob Broyles. They came to this country in 1806 and selected that spot for their home. First employed themselves in deadening timber and clearing land and in course of year or two had a pretty little farm. Settlers came in rapidly and other industries than farming were demanded. George Broiles built the first blacksmith shop in that part of what is now Madison County, AL. In 1808 the first tan yard in the county or state was begun by one Trump in vicinity of Broiles' farm. From 1808 to 1818 the first inn or tavern in this section was kept by one Rowan. (We are indebted to Joseph Rice, Esquire and W B Jones, Esquire for valuable assistance in writing this history.)


Descendants of George Broyles

1 George Broyles 1776 - 1834 b: Abt. 1776 in Randolph Co., NC d: 1834 in Jackson Co., Alabama  +Catherine Vaught 1776 - 1840 b: Abt. 1776 in Blount Co., TN d: Bet. 1840 - 1850 in Texas (settlement 1866) m: June 16, 1796 in Blount, TN

2 Elizabeth Broyles 1797 - b: 1797 in Blount Co., Tennessee +William Chillcoat 1797 - b: Abt. 1797

2 Matilda Mary Broyles 1798 - b: Abt. 1798 in Blount Co., Tennessee d: in Noxubee County, MS +Thomas H. B. Bridges 1797 - b: Abt. 1797 in Franklin Co., TN m: Abt. 1817

2 Melinda G. Broyles 1803 - 1866 b: Abt. 1803 in Madison Co., AL d: Bef. 1866 in Jackson Co., Alabama  +Robert C Austin 1817 - b: Abt. 1817

2 Francis Broyles 1805 - b: Abt. 1805 in Blount Co., Tennessee

2 Robert Hughes Broyles 1808 - b: 1808 in Madison Co., AL d: in Texas  +Mariah Winn 1808 - b: Abt. 1808 in South Carolina m: Abt. 1828 in Jackson Co., AL

2 George Whitten Broyles 1813 - 1889 b: 1813 in Madison Co., Alabama d: September 1889 in Limestone, Alabama +Lucy

2 Adam T. Broyles 1815 - 1852 b: 1815 in Madison Co., Alabama d: Bet. 1852 - 1856 in Ouachita Co., AR +Matilda Margaret Bridges 1815 - 1907 b: Abt. 1815 in Tennessee d: 1907 in Smith Co., TX m: Abt. 1832 in Jackson Co., AL?

2 Sarah Ann Broyles 1818 - b: May 24, 1818 in Madison Co., AL +Samuel Caswell Vaught 1814 - b: June 12, 1814 in Jackson Co., AL m: August 06, 1835 in Coffetown, Jackson County, AR

2 Broyles 1819 - b: Abt. 1819 in Madison Co., Ala

2 Andrew Jackson Broyles 1821 - b: 1821 in Madison Co., Alabama d: in Texas

2 K. Catherine Broyles 1823 - 1896 b: 1823 in Madison Co., AL d: January 14, 1896 in Washburn, Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Berryhill Cemetery, Barry Co., MO +Michael Weeks Berryhill 1815 - 1899 b: May 08, 1815 in Winchester, Franklin Co., Tennessee d: December 15, 1899 in Washburn, Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Berryhill Cemetery, Barry Co., MO m: January 17, 1839 in Jackson Co., AL

2 Broyles 1825 - b: Abt. 1825

George Broyles, Estate: State of Alabama, Jackson County: To the honorable Mr P Brown, Judge of the Court, of said county. The administrator do bares none with the will annexed of George Broyles late of said county deceased respectfully fully alleges that his intestate died single and possessed of the following described lands lying and being subscribe in said county and state to wit .... where the houses now stands subject to sale in Huntsville, AL. He further alleges that the following warrant persons. they and they alone re the heirs and distribution of said decedents. Melinda deceased who intermarried with Robert C Austin, and resided in this county, and George Broyles who is of full age and resides in Limestone County, Alabama. A J Broyles who resides in Texas, county unknown, and full age, A T Broyles of full age who resides in the state of Arkansas, county unknown, Matilda (this is Catherine) who intermarried with Michael Berryhill in the state of MO, county unknown, and Thomas Bridges who is of full age and resides in Knoxubbe County State of Mississippi same of who are of insolvent mind. He further alleges that a fair and beneficial and equable decision of said lands among said heirs and distribution cannot be made without a sale there of. He therefore asks Your Honor to grant and make an order authorizing and empowering him to make sale of said land for said purpose. All of which is respectfully submitted. SE Poston - Sworn to and subscribe to before me on the 17th Oct 1866, MP Brown, Judge Probate.

June 16, 1877: Newspaper: History Continued: The first settlement made where New Market now stands was that of two brothers, George and Jacob Broyles. They came to this country in 1806 and selected that spot for their home. First employed themselves in deadening timber and clearing land and in course of year or two had a pretty little farm. Settlers came in rapidly and other industries than farming were demanded. George Broiles built the first blacksmith shop in that part of what is now Madison County, AL. In 1808 the first tan yard in the county or state was begun by one Trump in vicinity of Broiles' farm. From 1808 to 1818 the first inn or tavern in this section was kept by one Rowan. (We are indebted to Joseph Rice, Esquire and W B Jones, Esquire for valuable assistance in writing this history.)

George Broyles was a pioneer settler of Madison County, AL. The following article, which appeared in the "Huntsville (AL) Advocate", on June 16, 1877, explains this: "History continued - The first settlement made where New Market now stands was that of two brothers, George and Jacob Broiles. They came to this country in 1806 and selected that spot for their home. First employed themselves in deadening timber and clearing land and in the course of a year or two had a pretty little farm. Settlers came in rapidly and other industries than farming were demanded. George Broiles built the first blacksmith shop in that part of what is now Madison Co. In 1808 the first tan yard in the county or state was begun by one Trump in the vicinity of Broiles' Farm..."

1840 - Catherine Broils is listed as a head of household in Jackson County, AL. Sons George and Robert are living nearby. M. W. Beryhill lives next door.


1770 - George Broyles was the son of Adam Broyles and Elizabeth Speck, born abt 1770 Randolph Co., NC and died in Jackson Co., AL, married 16 Jun 1796, TN, Blount County, TN, to Catherine Vaut.
In or around 1787 - George's father, Adam, moves the family from North Carolina to Washington County, TN. A number of Adam's children, and possibly Adam himself, move to Blount County, TN, 25 May 1799 - George is commissioned as an ensign in the Blount County, TN, militia.
1801 - George Broils - 1 free poll. Blount County, TN.
1801 and 1802 - George Broyles is taxed for one white poll, Blount County, Capt. Gillaspie's Co.
1800 and 1802 - George Broyles is an overseer in Blount County, TN.
18 Apr 1802 - George Broyles is the security for the marriage of his brother Jacob in Blount County, TN
1805 - George Broyles is a juror in Blount County, TN
1806 - George Broils moves to Madison County, AL [Jackson Co., AL]
1808 - George Broils sets up a blacksmith shop in Madison County, AL [Jackson Co., AL]
1809 - George Broils is listed in a Federal Census of Madison County, AL. He had 3 males under 21, one male over 21; 3 females under 21, two females over 21.
Jul 1810 - Nathan Ashworth, assignee of Robert Beaty by attorney Louis Winston filed suit vs. George Broyles. Note dated 15 Feb 1809. A jury of 12 men was named.
4 Dec 1811 - George Broyles buys 1/4 Section in Range 2E, Twp. 1 South. Warrant/Certificate 560.
6 Jan 1812 - George Broyles makes application for a Land Grant from the Nashville Land Office. Land in Madison County, AL
1810 and 1813 - George Broyles is taxed for one poll in Madison County, AL
8 Feb 1814 - George and Jacob Broyles and others are named appraisers of the estate of Green H. Trump, dec'd. Perhaps this is the Trump referred to in the article quoted above.
20 May 1820 - George Broiles and Benjamin Franks are appointed executors of the estate of Wiley Davis. Wiley was George's son-in-law. Franks charges expenses to Kentucky. Madison County, AL. Benjamin Franks and George Broiles married Vaught sisters.
3 Mar 1825 - George Broyles is one of five commissioners to divide the estate of Andrew McElroy, dec'd. Madison County, AL
1830 - Broiles, George AL, Madison listed with the following members in his household 421100001 01200001.
20 Sep 1830 - John T. Smith, for love and attachment which I bear toward the members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, to George Broils Senr., George Broils Jr., James Moore, James E. Stillwell and Henry King, trustees, 2 acres in NE corner of NW 1/4 Sec 3 T2R1E, the Methodist Episcopal Church called "Pleasant Grove." Deed Book N:178.
12 Oct 1834 - George Broyles and wife Catherine (Vaught) Broyles sell land to John Mealls joining Thomas Embres.
13 Mar 1837 - Settlement of the estate of Wiley Davis. Admin: Benjamin Franks and George Broiles. Franks notes that he is the "surviving administrator", which indicates that George has died. Mary Thompson (widow of said Willy Davis and now wife of Malcolm Thompson) and George Davis, infant child of said Willy Davis dec'd entitled to equal distribution. Madison o., AL. The delay in settlement may have been caused by waiting for Wiley's son to reach age.
1840 - Catherine Broils is listed as a head of household in Jackson County, AL. Sons George and Robert are living nearby. M.W. Beryhill lives next door.
17 Oct 1866 - George Broyles estate is settled in Jackson Co., AL.
1877 - Jackson Co., AL, a Huntsville, AL, newspaper states that George Broiles an early settler was a blacksmith. Two brothers Jacob and George came to what was then know as New Market and arrived in 1806.

From the Family Research Files of Donna Haddock Cooper


Descendants of Adam Broyles

1 Adam Broyles 1735 - 1799 b: 1735 in Orange County, Virginia d: 1799 in Washington Co., TN (Will probated 1782) +Elizabeth Speck 1750 - b: Abt. 1750 in Orange County, Virginia d: in Washington Co., TN m: Abt. 1770 in Randolph Co., NC

2 David Broyles 1773 - b: Abt. 1773

2 Rebecca Broyles 1775 - b: Abt. 1775

2 George Broyles 1776 - 1834 b: Abt. 1776 in Randolph Co., NC d: 1834 in Jackson Co., Alabama +Catherine Vaught 1776 - 1840 b: Abt. 1776 in Blount Co., TN d: Bet. 1840 - 1850 in Texas (settlement 1866) m: June 16, 1796 in Blount, TN

2 Jacob Broyles 1779 - 1842 b: June 24, 1779 in Randolph Co., NC d: May 14, 1842 in Madison Co., AL +Mary Vaught 1782 - 1861 b: August 31, 1782 in Montgomery, VA d: August 12, 1861 in Madison Co., AL m: April 10, 1802 in Blount, TN

2 Isaac Broyles 1779 - 1842 b: June 24, 1779 in Randolph County, NC. d: February 15, 1842 in Lincoln Co., TN. +Kisgah Blackmore 1779 - b: Abt. 1779

2 Adam Broyles 1781 - 1863 b: October 07, 1781 in Randolph County, NC. d: September 15, 1863 in Washington Co., TN. +Rosanna 1769 - b: November 19, 1769 in Virginia d: in Washington Co., TN. m: June 22, 1798 in Blount Co., TN

2 Susannah Broyles 1783 - 1853 b: Abt. 1783 in Randolph Co., NC d: January 16, 1853 in Monroe Co., TN +Andrew Vaught 1777 - 1853 b: 1777 in Fincastle, VA d: February 16, 1853 in Monroe Co., TN m: December 16, 1800 in Blount, TN

Adam Broiles moved from North Carolina to Washington County, TN, in or about 1787.

Blount County, TN Marriage Records:
Broils, David married Rooker, Elly on 24-Oct-1805
Broils, Jacob married Vaught, Mary on 19-Apr-1802
Broils, Martha J. married Wallace, Campbell G W on 19-July-1852
Broils, Susannah married Vaut, Andrew on 16-Dec-1800
Broyles, Daniel N. married Hair, M A Miss on 22-Dec-1853
Broyles, David married Pitts, Martha on 25-Mar-1847
Broyles, George married Vaut, Cathern on 16-June-1796


This is a double line - Adam and Michael are my ancestors.

Descendants of Conrad Broyles

1 Conrad Broyles 1708/09 - 1783 b: January 02, 1708/09 in Otisheim, Wurttemberg, Germany d: September 13, 1783 in Randolph County, NC (Will probated Dec 1784)  +Margaret Raush 1709 - 1783 b: 1709 in Orange Co., VA d: September 30, 1783 in Randolph Co., NC m: 1730 in Rob River Valley, Virginia

2 Mary Broyles 1734 - 1816 b: 1734 in Orange County, Virginia d: Aft. 1816 in Randolph Co., NC +Crawford Rush 1720 - 1787 b: Abt. 1720 in Orange County, Virginia d: 1787 in Randoph County, NC.

2 Adam Broyles 1735 - 1799 b: 1735 in Orange County, Virginia d: 1799 in Washington Co., TN (Will probated 1782) +Elizabeth Speck 1750 - b: Abt. 1750 in Orange County, Virginia d: in Washington Co., TN m: Abt. 1770 in Randolph Co., NC

2 Frederick Broyles 1736 - 1815 b: 1736 in Orange Co., VA d: Aft. 1815 in Randolph Co., NC

2 Rebecca Broyles 1738 - 1828 b: 1738 in Orange County, Virginia d: Abt. 1828 in Montgomery Co., Ohio

2 Michael Broyles 1740 - 1772 b: 1740 in Orange Co., VA d: 1772 in Rowan Co., NC +Susanna Broyles 1742 - b: Abt. 1742 d: in Randolph Co., NC m: Abt. 1769 in North Carolina

2 Susanna Broyles 1742 - b: Abt. 1742 in Rowan Co., NC

2 George Broyles 1750 - 1785 b: Abt. 1750 in Rowan Co., NC d: Abt. 1785

2 Elizabeth Broyles 1755 - b: Abt. 1755 in Rowan Co., NC


Michael Broyles was the father of Mary Broyles who married Francis Marion Vickery. And my ancestor went to Wayne Co., KY, and then the line went to Macon Co., MO. From there it went to Macon Co., MO, and then on to Barry Co., MO.

Adan Broyles and Elizabeth Speck had descendants who when to Blount Co., TN, and then to AL, and from there to Arkansas and then to Barry Co., MO.

In Barry County, MO, 150 years later, and 4 or 5 generations later - these descendants married in Barry County, MO. So, I have at least two lines of Broyles. The North Carolina family shows up listed as Briles sometimes in the early records.

      10 Generation 9 Generation
      Johannes & Urusla (Ruop) Broyles - born Dußlingen, Württemberg, Germany Conrad & Margaret (Raush) Broyles - He was born Otisheim, Wurttemberg, Germany and died in Randolph Co., NC. They had two sons who are my direct line - Michael and Adam.
8 Generation 7 Generation 6 Generation 5 Generation 4 Generation
Michael & Susan (Broyles) Broyles -Briles, born in Orange Co., VA, died in Randolph Co., NC. I question that Susan was a Broyles and have no facts to confirm her name.   Francis Marion & Mary (Broyles) Vickery. They lived in Wayne Co., KY  Benjamin & Elizabeth (Vickery) Hancock, Jr.   buried in Wayne Co., KY. He ran and operated a mill.  Rev. Golman Buford & Mary Minerva (Burris) Hancock, buried in Mars Hill Cemetery, Barry Co., MO. He left a book of notes entitled My Life is an Open Book and wrote book Mormonism Exposed. Jefferson Davis & Clara Elizabeth (Hancock) Berryhill. He died and is buried in Parlier, Fresno Co., CA, and she died in Barry Co., MO and is buried at Old Washburn Cemetery along with a child. 
3 Generation        
Lloyd Patrick & Ruth (Berryhill) Mooney died in Barry Co., MO, buried Washburn Prairie.        

 

      10 Generation 9 Generation
      Johannes & Urusla (Ruop) Broyles - born Dußlingen, Württemberg, Germany Conrad & Margaret (Raush) Broyles - He was born Otisheim, Wurttemberg, Germany and died in Randolph Co., NC. They had two sons who are my direct line - Michael and Adam.
8 Generation 7 Generation 6 Generation 5 Generation 4 Generation
Conrad & Margaret (Raush) Broyles - He was born Otisheim, Wurttemberg, Germany and died in Randolph Co., NC. They had two sons who are my direct line - Michael and Adam. Adam & Elizabeth (Speak) Broyles, born in Orange Co., VA, died Washington Co., TN (Will probated 1782) George &  Catherine (Vaught) Broyles. He died in Jackson Co., AL, and she died in Texas. Michael Weeks & K. Catherine (Broyles) Berryhill, buried in Berryhill Cemetery, Barry Co., MO Jefferson Davis & Clara Elizabeth (Hancock) Berryhill. He died in Parlier, Fresno Co., CA, and she died in Barry Co., MO. 
3 Generation        
Lloyd Patrick & Ruth (Berryhill) Mooney died in Barry Co., MO, buried Washburn Prairie.        

Jefferson Davis Berryhill, Broyles descendant, was my great grandfather, and he married Clara Elizabeth Hancock, Broyles descendant, dt. of Rev. Golman Buford and Mary (Burris) Hancock. Mary was not part of the Burris family who lived in Barry Co., MO, and her parents lived and died in Macon Co., MO. They were from the early settlers of Randolph County, MO. Her mother was Martha Susan Summers. She had a double line of Summers family members. And her family line connects with the families of Baker and Alford of that area in MO.

Jefferson was called Jeff and owned a small nursery near Washburn  where he grew trees, strawberry plants and many other types of flowering plants. It was called Berryhill Nursery.  Jeff often experimented with plants and grafted different types of fruit trees sometimes producing different types of strange looking fruit.  He liked producing fruit different from anything that he'd grown before.

Jeff loved to play different musical instruments and taught each of his children to play some sort of instrument.  When the telephone first came out, the whole Berryhill family would get near the phone and play music for the neighbors. It was a round robin sort of thing. The neighbor listening might have something he would play too.  It was always a lot of fun.  Jeff's offspring often related many stories like this to their descendants. He was a cleaver person often inventing different gadgets.  Once he invented a lantern that would swing as a train rounded corners.  He never got the patent on it, but had fun experimenting with it.

Pictured is my grandmother Ruth Berryhill on the far right.


 

Descendants of Jefferson Davis Berryhill

1 Jefferson Davis Berryhill 1861 - 1931 b: May 07, 1861 in Barry Co., Missouri d: August 14, 1931 in Parlier, Fresno County, California Burial: Mendocino Cemetery, Parlier, Fresno Co., California  +Clara Elizabeth Hancock 1865 - 1925 b: June 20, 1865 in Barry Co., Missouri d: May 28, 1925 in Washburn, Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Old Washburn Cemetery, Barry Co., MO m: September 04, 1887 in Stone County, Missouri

2 Lemuel Raymond Berryhill 1888 - 1973 b: August 18, 1888 in Barry Co., Missouri d: July 03, 1973 in Monterey, California  +Myrtle Weston d: in Monterey, California  *2nd Wife of Lemuel Raymond Berryhill: +Gertrude Marvin 1904 - 1986 b: December 28, 1904 in Eugene, Oregon d: July 1986 *3rd Wife of Lemuel Raymond Berryhill: +Gertie Dudley 1890 - 1909 b: January 10, 1890 in Barry Co., Missouri d: September 07, 1909 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Washburn Prairie Cemetery, Barry Co., Missouri m: Abt. 1908

2 Rae Evangeline Berryhill 1897 - 1985 b: January 23, 1897 in Barry Co., Missouri d: July 1985 in Tulsa, Tulsa Co., Oklahoma Burial: Rogers Cemetery, Rogers, Benton Co., AR  +Levi Roller 1896 - 1954 b: May 13, 1896 in Barry Co., Missouri d: February 11, 1954 in Benton Co., Arkansas Burial: Rogers Cemetery, Rogers, Benton Co., AR m: October 20, 1917 in Barry Co., Missouri

2 Chester A. Berryhill 1899 - 1962 b: February 03, 1899 in Barry Co., Missouri d: April 02, 1962 in Siskoyou Co., California  +Ora Edens 1903 - b: Abt. 1903 in Barry Co., Missouri m: May 02, 1925 in Barry Co., Missouri

2 Leland Berryhill 1901 - 1901 b: March 24, 1901 in Barry Co., Missouri d: April 28, 1901 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Old Washburn Cemetery, Barry Co., MO

2 Ruth Berryhill 1902 - 1983 b: March 13, 1902 in Washburn, Barry Co., Missouri d: April 22, 1983 in Cassville, Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Washburn Prairie Cemetery, Washburn, Barry County, MO  +Loyd Patrick Mooney 1900 - 1968 b: September 20, 1900 in Washburn, Barry Co., Missouri d: January 01, 1968 in Cassville, Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Washburn Prairie Cemetery, Washburn, Barry Co., MO m: January 17, 1921 in Bentonville, Benton Co., Arkansas *2nd Husband of Ruth Berryhill: +Floyd E. Tate 1925 - 2003 b: February 01, 1925 in Osage, Arkansas d: October 28, 2003 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: King Cemetery, Seligman, Barry Co., MO m: Abt. 1977 in Benton Co., Arkansas

 

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