Veteran: Civil War (CSA)
Birth: 10th of ten reported children in La Grange, Troup county, Georgia.
Census: 1840 District 656, Troup county, Georgia with parents, seven siblings & six slaves, home at what now is Broome & Main streets.
Census: 1850, age 21 La Grange, Troup county, Georgia with parents & seven siblings in househild of a Richrd W Allen (possibly brother-in-law).
"Col. Broome was educated at Virginia Military Institute. Raised a company near Milltown, Alabama. He was elected Capt. of Company D of the 14th Alabama infantry under command of Col. Thomas J. Judge. He was mustered at Auburn, Alabama in July of 1861 and in the Fall was ordered to Virginia where he served in the army of North Virginia. Capt. Broome was a gallant participant and rose to the rank of Major and then to Lt. Col. His battles include; 2nd Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. He was wounded seriously at Wilderness in 1864 when a minnie ball crushed his left knee and his leg was amputated. He returned home to Macon, GA then moved to LaGrange, GA . Broome was married twice. First to Mary G. Robinson, they had one child; second to Mary Ida Cary, they had four children. Broome was a Methodist." SOURCE: from a query board.
Like so many other Southerners, he removed south to Brazil following Civil War, was found as proprieter of the "Government House" which was the reception center for new arrivals in Brazil. Upon return to La Grange, Georgia, James became a farmer.
Census: 1910. listed but a few names below brother John Rufus Broome, La Grange, Troup county, Georgia with second wife and a child.
Death: in La Grange, Troup county, Gerogia.
Father: Rufus Broome b: 1783 Nash county, North Carolina.
Mother: Nancy Willams Pitts b: 1798 Nash county, North Carolina. (married 04/04/1820 in Georgia)
Mary Ida Cary Chapman
1855–1929 (m. 1881)
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