James Samuel Broyles

Brief Life History of James Samuel

When James Samuel Broyles was born on 9 September 1871, in Monroe, West Virginia, United States, his father, Augustus Broyles, was 42 and his mother, Rebecca M Comer, was 31. He married Lucinda R Lilly on 20 October 1909, in Mercer, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Narrows, Giles, Virginia, United States in 1920 and Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States in 1920. He died on 2 February 1920, in Monroe, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Wikel, Monroe, West Virginia, United States.

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James Samuel Broyles
Mary Helen Bradley
Gladys Broyles
Maude Broyle
Ray Boyles

Sources (9)

  • James S Broyles in household of Agustus Broyles, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jas S Broyles, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • James L Broyles, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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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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