Born: 1795-07-14 Morris County, New Jersey
Died: 1879-09-11 Sangamon County, Illinois
Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois
Josiah Broadwell, farmer, moved to the vicinity of Dayton, Ohio in 1815, then settled permanently in Sangamon County, Illinois in 1840. He was married three times: first, to Priscilla Custid in 1827, with whom he had one child, second, to Ann Comfort Custer in 1835, and finally to Rachel L. McCarty Moore in 1842, with whom he raised several stepchildren and had five additional children. In 1860, Josiah was employed as a farmer and owned real estate valued at $5,200 and $800 in personal property.
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