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Col Rufus Broome
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Birth: 1783
Nash County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1855
Troup County
Georgia, USA

h/o Nancy Williams Pitts.

Father, a Revolutionary War veteran.

Birth: in Nash county, North Carolina.

View here for some fantastic pictures and interesting family history.

Reportedly, sometime before 1800 several interelated families arrived in Warren county, Georgia from Nash and Halifax counties, North Carolina, then Rufus, after marriage, to Newborn, Newton county, Georgia then La Grange, Troup county, Georgia.

Census: 1820 Capt Jesse Ivys District, Warren county, Georgia with bride & one slave.

Within History of Troup County publication was found the following four items:

1)- La Grange Female College was chartered 26 December 1831, first such female insitution in Georgia with Rufus Broome setting as one of seven members of Board of Trustees. (Chapter XVII)

2)- 1829-30 court house was built center of the square and business establishments were on the four sides of square, including Rufus Broome. (p, 49)

3)- Inferior Court of Troup County: 5 March 1828 had land surveyed. 16 November 1830, while the property may have been bought some time prior to the date of the deeds, the first recorded deed given by the Inferior Court was to Rufus Broome, for a portion of the block on south side of Court Square. (p, 50)

4)- Creek War of 1836: Rufus Broome is noted gathering town's remaining women and children into the court house and strongly barricaded it, resolving to protect them or die. (p, 68)

Census: 1840 District 656, Troup county, Georgia with wife, eight kids & six slaves, home at what now is Broome & Main streets. (town also has a street named Guinn)

Census: 1850, age 64 La Grange, Troup county, Georgia with wife & six kids in household of a Richard W Allen and family.

Following his demise, at least two sons served the Cofederacy during Civil War, 10th of ten known children; Broome, James A. ~ D-14 Ala.; lost leg at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864.
3rd of ten known children; Broome, John R. ~ K-13 Ga.; Jan. 20, 1864; disabled Feb. 28, 1865. Also serving was son-in-law, John C Guinn, as a Confederate officer.

Death: in La Grange, Troup county, Georgia.

The nearly ninty year old Broome homestead (image found on a postcard) was removed at corner of Broome & Main to make way for the 1871 created La Grange Bank & Trust company's new building in 1917.

Father: Burrell Broome b: 1754 North Carolina.
Mother: Martha Flewellan b: North Carolina.

Marriage: Nancy Williams Pitts b: 28 AUG 1798 Nash county, North Carolina.
Married: 4 APR 1820 Warren county, Georgia.

Known Children

Martha Ann Minerva Broome b: 1821 Warren county, Georgia.

Elizabeth F Broome b: 20 NOV 1822 Warren county, Georgia.

John Rufus Broome b: 22 JAN 1824 La Grange, Troup county, Georgia.

Mary Jane Broome b: 15 AUG 1829 La Grange, Troup county, Georgia.

'Male' Broome b: 1830 La Grange county, Georgia.

Henrietta Broome b: about 1831 La Grange, Troup county, Georgia.

George W Broome b: about 1833 La Grange, Troup county, Georgia. (middle name likely (?) Williams)

Charles M Broome b: about 1836 La Grange, Troup county, Georgia.

Julia P Broome b: 11 OCT 1838 La Grange, Troup county, Georgia.

James Andrew Broome b: 27 NOV 1839 La Grange, Troup county, Georgia.
Family links: 
  Nancy Williams Pitts Broome (1798 - 1857)
  Martha Ann Minerva Brome (1821 - ____)*
  Elizabeth F Broome Graybill (1822 - 1848)*
  John Rufus Broome (1824 - 1910)*
  Mary Jane Broome Guinn (1829 - 1895)*
  Henerietta Broome (1830 - 1858)*
  George W Broome (1833 - 1861)*
  Julia P Broome (1836 - 1850)*
  James Andrew Broome (1839 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Hillview Cemetery
Troup County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Bill
Record added: Mar 23, 2012
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Col Rufus Broome
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Col Rufus Broome
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Col Rufus Broome
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- Bill
 Added: Mar. 23, 2012

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