Broyles

Brief Life History of Broyles

When Broyles was born about 1810, in Greene, Tennessee, United States, her father, Jeremiah Broyles, was 36 and her mother, Sara Jones, was 38.

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Jeremiah Broyles
1776–1825
Sara Jones
1773–1826
Broyles
1797–
Keziah Broyles
1806–1850
John Broyles
1807–1865
Broyles
1810–
Lewis Broyles
1812–1896
Broyles
1815–
Broyles
1819–

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    1812

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Breyhel, a variant of Breil, itself a variant of Brühl (see Bruehl ). The surname Breyhel is no longer found in Germany. Compare Briles .

    History: Johannes Breyhel and his family, from Oetisheim in Württemberg, were among a group of German colonists sponsored by VA Governor Alexander Spotswood in 1714. They founded a settlement called Germanna in Orange County. Hans Jacob Breyhel (born 1705) was the ancestor of the Broyles family, while his brother Conrad was founder of the Briles family.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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