Pioneer Cemeteries and Their Stories,

Madison County, Indiana

Broyles Cemetery

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Van Buren Township

Location: west side of CR 500E, between 1800N and 1900N

    This cemetery is still under the supervision of the Broyles family.  While the stones have not been reset, the graveyard's boundary is fenced, and the grass and undergrowth are taken care of. 


MCCC members Melody Hull and John Brundage (2003) inspect the Broyles Cemetery.  Situated in the extreme northeast corner of the county, this family burial site is 100 yards off the road in the middle of a farmer's large field.  The broken stones of this cemetery are discernible at center left.



Ephraim Broyles who came to the area with his son and family around 1836,"died Sept. 12, 1839, aged 59 Yrs. 6 months & 26 days."  His headstone is still quite legible. Ephraim is listed in both Harden's and Forkner's histories as an early settler to the area. According to a family historian, as many as six other family members are buried here.


ID Names Birth Date Death Date Cemetery
7738 BROYLES, EPHRAIM FEB. 17, 1781 DEC. 12, 1839 BROYLES
7759 BROYLES, MARY 32Y. 3M. 15D. AUG. 19, 1848 BROYLES

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