McBroom, Robert H.

Submitted by mercercounty on Wed, 08/18/2010 - 04:46

ROBERT H. MC BROOM one of the intelligent and highly successful farmers of Mercer county, was born in the township in which he now lives. West Salem, August 20, 1845, a son of Samuel McBroom, who was born in West Virginia in i8o8 and died June 3, 1868. Samuel McBroom came to Mercer county when he was forty-six years of age, locating on the old Templeton farm, where he lived until 1852. then purchased a farm of one hundred and forty acres near Greenville where he followed farming pursuits until his death. He married Margaret Henry in West Virginia then Old Virginia. She was born in Brook county, Virginia, in 1812, a daughter of James Henry and wife Elizabeth (Kidd) Henry, and died in 1883. Samuel McBroom and wife had five children as follows: Sarah, wife of H. F. Boyd, deceased Mary F., wife of William Fletcher, a farmer of West Salem township; William H., farmer, deceased: Robert H., of this memoir; Martha M., deceased.

Robert H. McBroom attended school until he was seventeen years of age and continued to work on his father's farm until 1869. He then bought the old homestead of the heirs and operated this eight sears, when he sold it and leased a farm on Coal Hill, in West Salem township for two years, and then moved to the McLaughlin farm, which he operated for five years, at the end of that time purchasing his present farm, In his political views, Mr. McBroom is a Democrat, He has held the offices of assessor four terms; has been road-master and collector two years in West Salem township. He was married in 1868. to Emma Miller. born March 23, 1845, in West Salem township. a daughter of David Miller, a carpenter, of Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, who died aged eighty-five years. Mrs. McBroom's mother was before her marriage Prudence Cunningham and she died in Westmoreland county at the age of fifty-eight. To Mr. and Mrs. McBroom have been born one daughter, Maud, wife of C. Cole, a farmer of Trumbull county, Ohio. The grandchildren are George Cole, born in 1900, and Helen, born 1902.

Twentieth Century History of Mercer County, page 948

 
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