Broyles, Garriot K.: First Generation in Shelby Coop Ill.
The following data is extracted from The ABC Family Chronicles.
Garriot K. Broyles was born circa 1810 in Madison Coop Virginia. He had one known brother Ephraim and one sister Martha. In later years Garriot stated on his second marriage application that he was the son of Moses and Susannah Broyles, Garriot married Eunice V. Wayman on 22 December 1831 in Madison Co., Virginia. Eunice was the probable daughter of John Henry and Margaret Frances Wayman. Apparently the Broyles family lived near Harrisonburg, Virginia since one of their sons was born there. Sometime in 1858 the family moved to Shelby Co., Illinois. Garriot bought a mortgage from Zee D. Nichols for $150 for ten acres in Sec 4 T 10 R 3 E in Dry Point Township. Garriot and-his wife Eunice were still there in 1868 when his personal property was assessed at $233.
Garriot had worked as a cabinetmaker in Virginia and his skills at woodworking were continued by his sons and grandsons. On March 27, 1878 Eunice, his wife, registered in Shelby Co., Illinois as an experienced midwife in Dry Point Township. She had stated that she had practiced for 19 years. Eunice died on 6 February 1889 and was buried In Harmon Cemetery by one of their sons.
Garriot remained single until 1892. He married secondly at the age of 82 in Shelby Co., Illinois to Martha A. Batton who was formerly married to Joel Batton. It was on that marriage application that Garriot named his parents as Moses and Susannah Broyles, Garriot and Martha did not stay in Shelby Co., Illinois but apparently moved to Jay Co., Indiana where Martha had lived preciously. Garriot died sometime between February and June 1895 in Indiana; his widow mortgaged the said property in Shelby Co., Illinois for income. Martha, his widow, died after January, 1896 in Jay Co., Ind.
Shelby Co., Ill. Register of Physicians and Accouchurs
Shelby Co., Ill. Mortgage and Deed Records: Book 54, p. 198;
Bk 109p.410; Bk 121 p. 327
Shelby Co., Ill. Cemetery Inscriptions
Shelby Co,, Ill. Marriages
1894,1895,1896 Tax Records Shelby Co.,Ill.
Census Records Death Cert. of Franklin Broyles
Shirley Durbin Family Records
John K. Broyles Records
Guardian Record Book E p. 165 Will Book M p.7; J p. 61
Source: The ABC Family Chronicles