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Willis D. Broadus
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Birth: Sep. 30, 1834
Alabama, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1919
Jackson County
Mississippi, USA

Husband of Mrs. Catherine Broadus.She was born June 20,1839 in Meridian,MS. She died Aug,03,1897 in Vancleave MS. She is in the Vancleave #1 Cemetery in Vancleave,MS. Willis Broadus . was the Father of James Patrick Broadus.James Patrick was my g-grandfather and Willis Broadus was my gg-grandfather.

Willis Broadus conveyed land for two of Vancleave's pioneer schools. In November 1902, he sold acre in the SE/4,NW/4 of Section 9, T6S-R7W to the Trustees of The Vancleave Academy. (JXCO Land Deed Book 32, pp. 563-564) The Trustees of the Vancleave High School acquired one acre from Mr. Broadus in August 1907. This became the site of the oft-recalled "Old Vancleave High School" situated between Bluff and Mounger's Creek. Its location was in the SE/4,SE/4 of Section 9, T6S-R7W. (JXCO Land Deed Bk 32, p. 564)
School records in the Jackson County Archives at Pascagoula indicate that the Vancleave School of 1906-1907, was taught by Lena Carson. There were 31 students with over 30% of the children from the Juan, Broadus, Martin, and Lockard families. The others represented the families of Trehern, Morris, Havens, Rouse, and Frances.
At the time of his demise on September 1, 1919, Willis Broadus possessed approximately 375 acres of land in Jackson County. He and several family members are interred in the Vancleave No. 1 Cemetery on Jim Ramsay Road..
From the Ray Bellande Archives:

Confederate Soldier - Co H 15th Alabama & Florida Cavalry
- Linda Ellis

Family links: 
  Moses D. Marcus Broadus (1794 - 1855)
  Elizabeth Rogers Broadus (1804 - ____)
  Mary A. Broadus
  Catharine Broadus (1839 - 1897)
  Mary Elizabeth Broadus Juan (1862 - 1946)*
  James Patrick Broadus (1869 - 1932)*
  Joseph A. Broadus (1874 - ____)*
  William Marcus Broadus (1819 - 1889)**
  Eli Broadus (1826 - 1885)*
  Hiram Mathew Broadus (1829 - 1903)*
  Thomas Broadus (1830 - 1866)*
  Willis D. Broadus (1834 - 1919)
  Margaret Broadus Stegall (1840 - 1864)*
  Moses D. Marcus Broadus (1841 - 1922)*
  Alfred Broadus (1844 - ____)*
  Austin Broadus (1853 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Vancleave Cemetery #01
Jackson County
Mississippi, USA
Plot: # 32
Created by: Ann Nash
Record added: Nov 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31165366
Willis D. Broadus
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Willis D. Broadus
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