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The ABC Family Chronicles

A number of years ago this author was researching information for a local history book. During that time she encountered numerous names that were members of her family heritage. That heritage went back in time in that same local area over a hundred years ago. Four of her family lines which came to Shelby County, Illinois are discussed in this volume. The Stoneburner line begins with the author’s mother and she is in the eighth generation from 1752. The Spracklin line begins with the author’s grandmother (mother’s mother) and she is in the sixth generation from 1823. The Austin line begins with the author s great-grandmother (mother’s grandmother) and she is in the 8th generation from 1687. The Broyles line contains three sets of maternal grandparents three generations back. However, this work traces the ancestry forward rather than backward. It is impossible in a work of this type to include all the descendants over a span of 300 years. Documentation is included as much as possible as well as an index to make it easier for the researcher. Invariably there will be mistakes. May a relative be not too upset if a mistake is made. Stoneburner – Germany, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois Spracklin – England, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois Austin – England, Maryland, Virginia, Missouri, Illinois Broyles – Germany, Virginia, Illinois John Marion, third child of Robert and Margaret, had married Margaret Hannah Mohler in Muskingum County, Ohio. All their children-Leona, William E., Linzie O., Lyman, John W., and Hattie E. were born in Ohio. In 1884 most of this family likewise moved to Shelby County, Illinois. John and Maggie...

Genealogy of Garriot K. Broyles

Broyles, Bruhls, Broils,Broiles originated from northwestern Germany. There are two towns one of which is Bruhl along the west side of the Rhine River. The largest community has an 18th century castle called Augustburg. The archbishop of Cologne had created the town in 1285. The family Brohl had lived in the area as early as the 14th century as in 1332 one Brohl had received a coat of arms. Some of the Broyles family came to America in 1717 to Culpepper, Virginia. The first was John Broyles who had several sons who were the ancestors for many of the Broyles today. The Broyles story here begins with the first one who came to Shelby County, Illinois. There has been much difficulty trying to pinpoint the ancestry of Garriot K. Broyles’ parents. His ancestry will be printed in a later volume. 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...

Broyles, Virginia D. – Obituary

Formerly of La Grande 1914-2007 Virginia Dorothy Broyles, 92, of Hermiston and formerly of La Grande, died March 9 at her home. A celebration of life is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande. Viewing will be available from 8 to 10 a.m. prior to the service. Mrs. Broyles was born July 23, 1914, to James A. and Dorothy Ellen (Standard) Cunningham in Albion, Wash. She was raised in Albion, Hooper and Spokane, graduating in the first senior class of John Rogers High School in Hillyard in 1933. During her high school years, she was a mainstay for her parents in the family business, the cafe Cunningham’s Lunch in Spokane. Virginia married Chester W. Broyles April 24, 1940, in Couer d’Alene, Idaho. In 1941, the couple moved to La Grande, where Chet hired out as a conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad. Mrs. Broyles was a devoted home-maker and mother to their four children. After Chet’s retirement in 1979, they began making toys and traveling to craft fairs, a hobby that gave them many hours of enjoyment. Mrs. Broyles was also an avid seamstress, supplying her family with many beautiful articles of clothing, quilts and dolls. One special project was her daughter’s wedding dress, which she appliqu├ęd and beaded by hand. Mrs. Broyles was active in Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile, serving as Worthy Matron of Hope Chapter No. 13 in 1973. Virginia and Chet moved to Hermiston in 1999, after 58 years in La Grande, to be near two of their children. Chet preceded her in death in 2000,...

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