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Andrew Sidney Broaddus

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia, United States
Death: April 25, 1891 (80-81)
Burleson County, Texas, United States
Place of Burial: probably buried in the Old City Cemetery in Caldwell County
Immediate Family:

Son of Reuben Broaddus and Elizabeth Broaddus
Husband of Martha Ellen Broaddus and Jane Worthington Elston Broaddus
Father of Mary E. Broaddus; Lucy Ann Broaddus; Oscar S. Broaddus; Reuben Garland Broaddus; Leland Woodford Broaddus and 8 others
Brother of Lundsford Broaddus; Christopher Broaddus; Leland Broaddus; Eleanor Broaddus; Lucy Garland Motley and 1 other

Occupation: Attorney at Law
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About Andrew Sidney Broaddus

Andrew S. Broaddus, Texas legislator and judge, was born in Caroline County, Virginia, in 1810, the son of Rueben and Elizabeth (Garland) Broaddus. Broaddus was raised and educated in Virginia and was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1844 to 1845. In 1854 Broaddus led a wagon train consisting of as many as 200 people from Caroline County, Virginia, to Cooks Point in Burleson County, Texas. The party consisted of eighty White settlers including Broaddus's family and neighbors from Caroline County, as well as 120 slaves. Broaddus built a house in Cooks Point and became a leader in the community as an active participant in Democratic county and state politics and as the founder of Salem Baptist Church.

On July 16, 1857, Broaddus debated Samuel Houston at Waugh Campground on behalf of Houston's opponent in the gubernatorial race, Hardin Richard Runnels. Broaddus was a member of the Texas State House of Representatives during the Ninth Legislature from 1861–1863, and the Thirteenth Legislature during 1873. Broaddus was also a delegate to the 1861 Secession Convention. Following the Civil War Broaddus was appointed judge of the Thirty-second District of the state court for two terms. Additionally Broaddus practiced as a lawyer throughout his residence in Burleson County. In 1868 he represented Phillis Oldham, a mullato woman who had cohabitated and borne several children with her owner, Maj. William Oldham. Upon his death Oldham's White relatives attempted to evict Phillis Oldham and her sons, but Phillis, represented by Broaddus, was eventually awarded homestead rights by the Burleson County Probate Court. Andrew Sidney Broaddus was also on the commission to locate and build Texas A&M University.

Broaddus married twice and had a total of thirteen children. He died in Cooks Point in 1891 and is probably buried in the Old City Cemetery in Caldwell County, although his grave is unmarked.

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Andrew Sidney Broaddus's Timeline

1810
1810
Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia, United States
1829
1829
Salem, Virginia, United States
1831
1831
Caroline County, Virginia, United States
1833
1833
Caroline County, Virginia, United States
1835
December 1835
Caroline County, Virginia, United States
1837
July 18, 1837
Sparta, Caroline County, Virginia, United States
1839
1839
Caroline County, Virginia, United States
1842
January 3, 1842
Sparta, Caroline County, Virginia, United States
1844
July 18, 1844
Caroline County, Virginia, United States