|Birth: ||Jul. 13, 1855|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 1934|
His parents moved their family, first to Mississippi, and then on to Monticello, Drew County, Arkansas, by 1860. After about two years, they moved to Fannin County, Texas, and settled in the Selfs community. Will, as he was known, married Emma Nuel Pitts on November 15, 1877, in Fannin County.
Fannin County and the Selfs community lost one of its best known and most highly respected pioneer citizens last Friday night when death claimed William Andrew Broadfoot for 74 years a resident of Fannin County.
Mr. Broadfoot was born in Alabama July 13, 1855, being nearly 80 years of age at his death. He was the son of Andrew and Pansy Broadfoot, pioneers of the state of Alabama. He came to Texas with his parents when about six years of age and for the remainder of his life lived in the county with the exception of a short time when he resided in Lamar County. He had made his home in the Selfs community, having been prominently identified with the upbuilding of that section of the county and having for many years been a prominent land owner and prominent in the affairs of the county. He was a man who had the respect of all and was looked to for leadership and who was always active in anything for the good of the community either in a civic or a spiritual manner. Mr. Broadfoot was a Christian of the highest type, a citizen esteemed by all and a man who was the friend of all, kind, sympathetic and generous.
At the age of 23, Mr. Broadfoot was married to Miss Emma Pitts, who preceded him in death 39 years ago. To this union nine children were born, three of whom passed away earlier in life. Those surviving are County Attorney A. S. Broadfoot, T. M. Broadfoot of Honey Grove, Miss Hester Broadfoot who made her home with her father at Selfs, Mrs. Effie Speer of Boswell, Oklahoma, Malcolm Broadfoot of Dallas and Mrs. Joe Dalton of Dallas. Fifteen Grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive as well as a brother, R. L. Broadfoot of Corpus Christi.
During the 40 years since the death of his wife, Mr. Broadfoot had practically been father and mother both to his family, and he reared to manhood and womanhood some of the best citizens that our state affords. He was a faithful member of the Christian Church, a very enthusiastic member of the Masonic Lodge and was active in its work.
James Andrew Broadfoot (1829 - 1904)
Martha Virginia Reynolds Broadfoot (1831 - 1894)
Emma Nuel Pitts Broadfoot (1859 - 1896)*
Effie Penola Broadfoot Spear (1878 - 1954)*
Luther D W Broadfoot (1880 - 1883)*
Thomas Marcellus Broadfoot (1882 - 1980)*
Albert Sidney Broadfoot (1885 - 1980)*
Corine L Broadfoot Roddy (1887 - 1921)*
Hester Lula Broadfoot (1889 - 1967)*
Virginia Ellie Broadfoot Dalton (1891 - 1979)*
Malcolm Homer Broadfoot (1894 - 1987)*
Infant Daughter Broadfoot (1896 - 1896)*
William Andrew Broadfoot (1855 - 1934)
Thomas Washington Broadfoot (1856 - 1910)*
Robert Lee Broadfoot (1859 - 1939)*
Jacob Oscar Broadfoot (1861 - 1916)*
Edward A Broadfoot (1863 - 1880)*
James Dudley Broadfoot (1865 - 1877)*
Catherine Jane Broadfoot Self (1868 - 1915)*
Martha Virginia Broadfoot Self (1870 - 1894)*
New Salem Cemetery
Plot: Grave 300.
Maintained by: Raymond B.
Originally Created by: Sharon Rhoades
Record added: Oct 06, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16027976