Meet The Broyles -- Mulberry Lavender Farm History: Episode I

The farm has many stories to tell. You can feel it was a happy place and loved by those who lived here before. Life is good on Mulberry Creek. Some of the original residents never left. What stories can they tell us? In a sunny spot behind the house, flanked by a giant Maple Tree, is a small graveyard with two graves.

Isaac and Mary Ann Broyles

 Who are these early settlers of our little corner of paradise?

Who are these early settlers of our little corner of paradise?

The stones read:
In memory of
Isaac Broyles, born July 25th 1779
and died February 15th 1812
in full faith in the lord Jesus

God my Redeemer lives
And ever from the skies
Looks down
and watches
all my dust Till he shall
bid it rise


In
memory
of
Mary A Broyles
Born May 19th 1784. died May
5th 1813 in full fai
th in the lord Jesus

God my Redemer lives
And ever from the skies
Looks down
and watches
all my dust Till he shall bid it rise

Whomever chiseled the text into Mary's stone, had a funny way of spelling and spacing it. I'm posting it as it appears on the grave.

According to these dates Isaac and Mary sure died young. Isaac was only 33, and Mary lived to be 29. She died just two weeks short of her 30th birthday, and one year after Isaac did. Why so young? Did they have children? Are there still descendants or living relatives in the area. Where did they come from? We'll try to find answers to these questions.

The text for both Isaac and Mary came from a hymn by Isaac Watts - #995 Because I live, ye shall live also