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Descendants of Symond BROUGHTON

Third Generation

3. Willoughby BROUGHTON (James , Symond ) was born in 1725 in Brunswick Co, Virginia. He died Oct / Nov 1804 in Anderson County, South Carolina.

Indexes to the County Wills of South Carolina, Anderson County, 1791-1857, Page 30
Broughton, Willibough, Vol. 1, Date 1800-1834, Section A, Page 48
Willoughby Broughton, wife Joanna, no sons mentioned. Daughters: Catherine HALKAM (oldest), Winifred DAVIS (youngest). Other heirs: Frederick JOHNSON,sil, Elijah SMITH (step-son), Jeffee Broughton's heirs, Job Broughton. Exors: wife, Joanna Broughton, Frederick Johnson, James GARVIN.
Witnesses: Thomas GARVIN, James GARVIN.
Date: 28 Oct. 1804. Probate: 5 Nov. 1804. Bk.A p.55, Roll 74.,Columbia, Anderson Co.SC
Question: Which of Willoughby's children are out of which wife???

From Surry and Wilkes Co, NC Taxables, 1771-1800, Vol. 1, 1771-1777, William Perry Johnson (alpha list by 1st letter of surname):
1771 Surry Co, NC Tax List - Clerk's Copy

Pendleton Co South Carolina:
20 Dec 1797 (Pendleton SC DB B:363) Dec. 20, 1797. Bennett Combs of Washington Dist., for 3 pds. sold to Eilliby BROTTON [a.k.a. Willoughby BROUGHTON] 107 acs. on NW side of 15 Mile Branch of Savannah River, part of tract granted Thos. SHIRELY (sic mg) by Benj. GUERARD, Jan. 25, 1785. Wits: Wm. HUNTER, Fredrick (F) JOHNSTON. Doctor Wm. HUNTER made oath to Geo. W. EARLE, D.C.C. Dec. 20, 1797. Rec. Dec. 20, 1797. (Pendleton District, South Carolina, Deeds, 1790-1806. Betty Willie)

Timeline and facts from Gary Braughton's website located at
Owned land in N. Farnham,Va. before moving to Surry County, North Carolina
and Oglethrope Georgia and Chesterfield South Carolina with son William.
He is believed to be the son of James Broughton who descended from Symond
and Anise Chamberlaine Broughton. Symond's will is on record 1639-1680.
1760: Given grant of land by King George III
June 2, 1754: Escaped from Fort Vause French &Indian war
February 17, 1778: sold land in North Carolina Surry County
February 27, 1776: He joined the Revolutionary War and fought against the

Willoughby lived in Virginia at least into the 1770's. In 1750 he was living in Richmond County and by late 1755 he and his family were living in Brunswick County. There is some indication that he may have served during the French and Indian War At the Battle of Moore's Bridge, in Surry County, North Carolina, during the Revolutionary War, Willoughby and his two sons, Job and Jesse fought against the Tories. During the 1770's, Willoughby lived in Surry County, moving to Wilkes County, Georgia around 1778. By 1790 Willoughby was living in Marlboro County, South Carolina.

Willoughby's second wife wife was widow Joanna Johnston and it was sometime during this decade, the 1790's, that Willoughby moved to Anderson County, South Carolina.

Willoughby's will, made on October 28, 1804 was recorded and proved on November 5, 1804.

North Carolina Census Records:
State: NC
County: Surry County
Year: 1771
Database: NC Early Census Index

State: NC
County: Surry County
Township: Early Tax List
Year: 1771
Database: NC Early Census Index

1790 Federal Census:
Name: Willoughby Broughton
Township: St Thomas
County: Cheraws District
State: SC
Year: 1790
Roll: M637_11
Page: 46
Image: 0217
Persons in Household: 1-(Male 16+) 1-(Male Under 16) 1(Females)

Willoughby Broughton Not Stated, Pendleton District, SC 1800

Willoughby married (1) Elizabeth Hannah CHRISTMAN.

They had the following children:

  6 F i Nancy Catherine BROUGHTON
        Nancy married HOLCOMBE.
+ 7 M ii Jesse BROUGHTON
  8 M iii John BROUGHTON was born on 24 Jun 1750 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond, Virginia. He died on 8 Jan 1820 in Oglethorpe Co, Georgia.

1820 Census - Liberty Co, GA
John Broughton
Males: 2 0 0 0 1(26-45) 0
Females: 0 1 1 0 1
Daniel Broughton
Males: 2 0 0 0 1(26-45) 0
Females: 1 1 0 0 0
+ 9 M iv Jacob BROUGHTON
+ 10 M v Job BROUGHTON
+ 11 F vi Winifred "Winnie" BROUGHTON
  12 F vii Elizabeth Eda BROUGHTON was born in 1764.

Willoughby also married (2) Joanna JOHNSTON about 1745.

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