Private Francis Eugene Broughton

Male 1844 - 1931  (86 years)


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  • Name Private Francis Eugene Broughton 
    Title Private 
    Born 12 Aug 1844  Conneaut, Crawford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 02 Apr 1931  East Springfield, Erie County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Spring Cemetery Springboro, Crawford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I554963310  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2013 

    Father Michael II Broughton,   b. 20 Aug 1784, Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Sep 1859, Beaver, Crawford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Sarah Gillam,   b. 14 Jun 1802, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1885, Ashtabula County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 16 Aug 1827  Silver Lake, Wyoming County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F523167137  Group Sheet

    Family Agnes Miller,   b. 10 May 1843, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1927, East Springfield, Erie County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 01 Dec 1867  Crawford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sadie Broughton,   b. Bef 1868, Crawford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jessie Broughton,   b. 03 Nov 1868, Crawford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1919, Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     3. Ella Broughton,   b. 07 Jan 1872, Crawford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1872, Crawford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Walter Broughton,   b. 23 Sep 1875, Crawford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1889, East Springfield, Erie County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     5. Sarah Broughton,   b. 1881, Crawford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1967, East Springfield, Erie County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F523224591  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Aug 1844 - Conneaut, Crawford County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 01 Dec 1867 - Crawford County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 02 Apr 1931 - East Springfield, Erie County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Spring Cemetery Springboro, Crawford County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Walter Broughton

      Notes for FRANCIS EUGENE BROUGHTON:
      "History of Erie County, PA" by John E. Reed (Historical Pub. Co., Topeka, 1925) Vol. II, p. 1224
      "Francis E. Broughton...highly respected citizen of East Springfield (Erie Co., PA), and a veteran of the Civil War... was reared and educated in Beaver Township, Crawford Co., (PA) and when a young man became a prosperous farmer and stockman and lived in Crawford County until 1910, when he removed to East Springfield, where he now lives retired. During the Civil War, Mr. Broughton enlisted in Company I, 2nd Pennsylvania Cavalary, and engaged in many important battles, including Gettysburg, Spottsylvania, and Cold Harbor. He is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic."

      Enlisted 14 July 1862 in Company A, 1st Pennsylvania Prov'l Cav., transferred to Company I of the 2nd PA Cav., as a Private. Discharged 8 Jul 1865.




      More About FRANCIS EUGENE BROUGHTON:
      Burial: Apr-1931, Springboro Cem., Springboro, Crawford Co., PA
      Census: 1860, Beaver Twp., Crawford Co., PA
      Census ID #: 1860, PA50821294, p. 042
      Census Page: 1880, 21D
      Medical Information: Dark Completion, Gray eyes, Dark Hair
      Military service: Bet. Jul-1862 - Jul-1865, Priv., A Co., 2nd Cav. Reg., PA11
      Occupation: 1880, Farmer/stockman
      Politics: Republican
    • From Alicia Reynolds through http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pacrawfo/Biographies/francis-broughton.htm


      Francis Broughton. - This worthy citizen of Beaver township, Crawford county, is the owner of Maple Grove farm, one of the most valuable and best improved homesteads in this section. Everything about the place shows the watchful care and attention bestowed by the proprietor, who is thoroughly practical and progressive as an agriculturist. He is a veteran of the Civil war and has always been noted for his good citizenship and patriotism. It is a remarkable fact that there were six sons of his father?s household, himself and five of his brothers, who enlisted for service in the ranks of the Union army during the Civil war, and two of them paid for their devotion to their country and flag with their young lives.
      Michael Broughton, the father of these heroes, was a native of Vermont, and continued to reside in that state until he arrived at maturity. He then went to New York state and settled in the neighborhood of Silver Lake. Later he came to Crawford county as one of Conneaut township?s early pioneers: then, in 1850, moved to Beaver township and spent the remainder of his life there, his death occurring when he was in his seventy-second year. He was a stonemason by trade, at which he worked in connection with farming. In his early manhood he was the manager and owner of a hotel for some time. A strong Republican, he was deeply concerned in his party?s success, but never aspired to public office. Religiously. he was identified with the Methodist Episcopal church. His wife, whose maiden name was Sallie Gillan, lived to be eighty-five years of age. Her family originally resided in Canada, but during the war of 1812 they removed to New York state, preferring to live under the American flag. Michael and Sallie Broughton were the parents of ten children.
      Francis Broughton was born August 12, 1844. in Conneaut township, this county, and was reared to farm management from his earliest boyhood. He continued to assist his father on the old homestead until the war broke out, when, in spite of his youth, he enlisted in the Second Pennsylvania Cavalry and served for three years. or until the close of the great conflict. Eli, his eldest brother, enlisted in the Sixth Wisconsin Infantry and at the end of eight months? service was obliged to be discharged on account of having been poisoned by drinking water from a spring near the camp. In 1862 he again volunteered, this time in the Second Pennsylvania Cavalry, with our subject. A year later, however, he was again honorably discharged, owing to physical disability. His death occurred in 1898. Truman, the next brother, enlisted in the Third Minnesota Regiment and for three years was in active service on the frontiers of the west. Henry was for ten months a member of the Twenty-ninth Ohio Regiment of Volunteers, at the expiration of which period he was discharged, owing to the state of his health. When he had recovered in a measure, he re-enlisted, this time in the Second Pennsylvania Cavalry, was captured at St. Mary?s church and died in a rebel prison at Florence, South Carolina. Pulaski, a member of the Twenty-ninth Ohio Volunteers, faithfully stood at the post of duty for three years and Addison, another brother, enlisted and had proceeded as far as Pittsburg with his regiment, on the way to the front, when he contracted the measles and died.
      When the affairs of the nation were beginning to adjust themselves peaceably, Francis Broughton, returning home, purchased the old homestead of the other heirs and has since carried on the place, which comprises one hundred acres. He has made many improvements and is numbered among the leading farmers of this district. For several years he has been a school director and for some eight years he officiated in the capacity of township supervisor. He has been quite active in the support of the principles and nominees of the Republican party, but has never sought official distinction. He belongs to the state police and is a member of Major Patten Post, G. A. R., of Springboro, Crawford county. He and his wife are valued members of the Christian church, he having been a deacon in the same for several years.

      in 1867 Mr. Broughton married Miss Agnes Miller, who was born in Scotland, and their two children are Sadie, who is at home, and Jessie, who is the wife of Wayne Whitford, of this county.

      Our county and its people: a historical and memorial record of Crawford County, Pennsylvania by Samuel P. Bates, 1899, pages 703-705.

    • U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about Francis Broughton
      Name: Francis Broughton
      Side: Union
      Regiment State/Origin: Pennsylvania
      Regiment Name: 2 Pennsylvania Cav.
      Regiment Name Expanded: 2nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry (59th Volunteers)
      Company: I,A
      Rank In: Private
      Rank In Expanded: Private
      Rank Out: Private
      Rank Out Expanded: Private
      Film Number: M554 roll 14

    • U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about Francis Broughton
      Name: Francis Broughton
      Side: Union
      Regiment State/Origin: Pennsylvania
      Regiment Name: 1 Pennsylvania Prov'l. Cav.
      Regiment Name Expanded: 1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Provisional Cavalry
      Company: A
      Rank In: Private
      Rank In Expanded: Private
      Rank Out: Private
      Rank Out Expanded: Private
      Film Number: M554 roll 14

    • U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 about Francis Broughton
      Name: Francis Broughton
      Enlistment Date: 14 Jul 1862
      Rank at enlistment: Private
      State Served: Pennsylvania
      Survived the War?: Yes
      Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, Pennsylvania 2nd Cavalry Regiment on 14 Jul 1862.Mustered out on 08 Jul 1865.
      Sources: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865Pennsylvania GAR: Journal of the Annual Encampment



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