1008. Johannes Breil
(33) was born on May 1 1679 in Dusslingen, Wurttemberg, Germany. He
patened land on Jun 22 1726 in Spotsylvannia County, Virginia.
(59) Patented land on the Robinson River and White Oak Run He signed
a will on Mar 7 1731/32 in Spotsylvannia County, Virginia.
(60) He died about 1734 in Spotsylvannia County, Virginia. He had
an estate probated 05 Feburary 1734 in Spotsylvannia County, Virginia.
(60) He was also known as John Breil.
BROYLES FAMILY HISTORY
John Breil is the original immigrant and Father of all the many hundred of
thousands of BROYLES, BROYL, BROYOLL, BREILS, and BRIELL in all America today.
In 1717, twenty German families from Alsace, Palatinate, and Besse vicinity
seeking to escape the persecution of the French. They secured passage on a boat
for America. Their boat was detained in England for six months because its Captain,
Captain Scott, had been thrown in prison for a debt. By the time he was finally
released the provisions the emigrants had stocked for the long voyage ran low.
Many of the people perished on the way over.
They had intended to join their fellow countrymen in Pennsylvania. But advirce
windstorm drove them south to the shores of Virginia. Captain Scott's heart hadn't
been softened by his own experience. He claimed the Germans hadn't paid their
passage money. (Which may have been true. Owing to the fact that the trip taken
longer than usual, through no fault of their own). He refused to allow them to
land until Governor Spotwood of Virginia gave him the amount demanded for passage.
The Governor, before this, secured the assent of the Germans to a contract, which
they apparently didn't understand fully.
He settled them on the south sside of the Rapidam River near Germanna Colony,
in what is now known as Orange Colony. Where three years before he established
a German Colony consisting of twelve families from Naussas-Siegen. Of the Colony
of 1717 eight of the Colonist are known, which are:
Christopher Zimmerman; Matthew (Michael) Smith; Michael Cook; Andrew Kerker;
Henry Snider; Christopher Paulur (later Known as Bells, Barler, and Barlow);
Hans Herron Buger (Hansbuger); John Motz.
It was here, until 1725, that they worked for Governor Spotwood as indentured
servents. This period was described as one of their greatest hardships. In 1724
they attempted to escape from bondage. But, Governor Spotwood sued them and compiled
them to work another year. They actually labored eight years to gain their freedom.
In 1725 they moved up the Robinson River, to present day Madison, Madison County.
The families, as records of suits with Governor Spotwood shows are as follows:
Conrad Amberger (Auberge); Andrew Bellenger; Matthias Blankenbucker; Nicholes
Blankenbucker; Michael Clore; John Breil (Broyles); John Broyoll (Broil); Michael
Cook; Cyrachus (Zirakus) Fleshman; Michael Kaifer (Cafer); George Mayer; Philip
Paulitz; George Utz; Nicholas Yager; Andrew Kerger; Christopher Parlur (Barlow);
Christopher Zimmerman; Jacob Broyoll.
Jacob Broyoll wasn't old enough to counted as head of family in 1717.
Stating on their important papers of April 5, 1726, they had come over about
nine years before with Captain Scott. Who apparently by this time was receiving
plenty of notoriety for his unjust action of selling the Germans into bondage.
The following is from the AMERICAN'S PEOPLES ENCYCLOPEDIA:
Alexander Spotwood, born 1676 in Tangers, Maroco and died in 1740, was Lieutenant
Governor of Colonial Virginia. He took office in 1710. Spotwood tried to protect
the Colony from Indian raids. He encouraged settling along the Colony's western
frontier and led several expeditions over the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Spotwood quarreled with the Council of Virginia Colony over many of his policies.
He acquired an estate of about 85,000 acres in Spotsylvania County. He retired
there after being removed as Lieutenant Governor in 1722. He was appointed Deputy
Postmaster for the Colony in 1730.
Col. Spotwood founded a town called Germanna above the falls of the Rappahnnock
River. Within view of the vast mountains. Established with some of the Germans
sent over by Queen Anne, who have now moved further up river. Beyond this it
is settled by Germans from Palatine. With allowance of rich land, they could
thrive very well, live happily, and entertain generously. They which by experience,
made wines. Particular the late Robert Beverly, who wrote the History of Virginia.
This could be done very easily in large quantities, not only from cultivation
of wild grapevines that grew plentifully and naturally in all parts of the land
therebouts. But also from the Spanish, French, Italian and German vines.
Governor Spotwood employed these Germans in his Iron Mines near Germanna.
Also at odd times they did a little farming. This proved of great assistance
to them in the future. Their lot was sad and bitter one at Germanna. At last
they decided to seek land of their own. They pushed out into the wilderness and
found the land which they desired. On the banks of the Robinson Rover and White
Oak Run in Madison (then Spotsylvania) County. In moving from Germanna to their
future home they went up the Rapidan River crossing this stream, according to
tradition, at the Old German Ford just below Presant Madison
Mills. They pushed on towards the mountains in that distance until they passed
the place where Madison Court House now stands. Before they came to a halt and
settled on both sides of the Robinson River and White Oak Run within a circle
radius of eight miles.
The place of their new settlement is described in the old records as being
at Smith Island, for White Oak Run was first called Island Run, because there
was an island near its mouth. All of the deeds of this period are described by
their position on the Island Run.
All the coloniest did not move at the same time. Tradition had preserved
thirteen surnames which are said to be the first settlers. They are:
Aylor; Blankenbaker; Carpenture; Zimmerman; Crigler; Finks; Hoffman; Clore;
Yagey; Otz; Wayland; Souther; Crisler; Weaver.
However, new settlers continued to arrive and within eight years this colony
numbered about three hundred.
The time of the removal of the first German settlers to what is now Madison,
can't be fixed definately. However it was not earlier than 1724 and not later
than 1726. From the information that may be proccurred, we may conclude that
the migration began to take place in 1724. One of the sources to which we may
refer in this matter is an order taken from the court Order Books of Spotsylvania
County giving some Germans the privilage of making roads. The one, to clear one
from the ferry at Germanna to Smith's Island up to the Rapidan. The other to
lay out and make the most convenient road for the so-called German Mountain Road.
From this order we would base the settlement at about 1725.
The name of the Germans who first patented land on the Robinson River and
White Oak Run are:
Zachrias Fleshman; Henry Snider; John and Michael Tower or Tomer; Matthias
Blankenbaker; Nicholas Blankenbaker; Belthaser Blankenbaker; John Brial (Broyles);
George Utz; George Sheible; Christopher Zimmerman; Michael Smith; Jacob Crigler;
Michael Clore; Michael Cook; George Mayer; George Woodroff; Matthias Beller;
Michael Kaifer; William Cimberman (Carpenture); Michael Bolt; all patented land
on June 22, 1726.
John Motz and John Harnsburger patented land on June 24, 1726.
Michael Holt; William Carpenture; John Rouse; John Thomas; Christopher Zimmerman;
Jacob Broyles; Thomas Wayland; George Woods; Michael Clawse; Cyracus Fleshman;
Peter Fleshman; Fredrick Colbler; Robert Tanner; Michael Costier (Crisler); and
Thomas Wright patented land on September 28, 1728.
Jacob Holzolaw on September 27, 1728; John Hoffman on September 18, 1729;
George Long on September 17, 1731; Pattes Blankenbaker on March 2, 1732; John
Michael Stolts on April 11, 1732; and Edward Ballenger in 1733 on the south side
of Deep Run.
Jacob Manspoil and Andrew Sarr deeds on October 3, 1734 show four hundred
acres. This is the customary size of a patent.
The first work of the settlers after arriving at their new home was to build
a fort and stockade on the north side of the Robinson River. On what is now known
as Thornton Utz farm. This fort was for protection against the Indians and also
as a church. Although the forest was dense and the land hard to clear dor cultivation,
the Colony grew and prospered and soon became aprogressive community. It was
in this community and by these people that a school was begun.
For the teaching of religion, reading, writing, and arithemtic, this and
many other things were performed by the early German settlers for which their
memory will be cherished as Madisonians.
Squires (Circut Court Judges) were leaders in their community in both legal
and religious activities. At that time the Governor and the Bpiscopal Church
were inseperable. The law extended over much wider dield than now. It also looked
after morals of the people. Everyone was compelled to attend church and that
must be the Parish Bpiscopal. Madison was a part of Orange County for 14 years,
1734-48. The enumeration for the population was taken in 1790, two years before
Madison was seperated from Culpeper County.
George Washington was appointed Surveyor in Culpeper County in 1749 and held
the office for three years.
Adam Byole (Broile) patented land in Culpeper County in 1772.
John Wilhite was listed as one of the most likely soldiers of the French
and Indian War.
The act for divison of Culpeper and the formation of Madison County was passed
December 4, 1792. It didn't take effect until May 1, 1793. When Madison was formed
into a County the state reqired that each county be devided into districts and
each furnish a company for the county military.
The first Post Office was established in Madison Court House January 1, 1801.
John came to Virginia late in 1717 with "Capt. Scott", bringing
his wife Ursula, children Conrad and Elizabeth, and accompanied by his elder
son, Jacob Broyles, who was adult in 1717. John was sued by Spotswood in 1724
and granted land in 1726 (Grant Book 12, p.476). He died in Spotsylvannia County,
moddern day Madison County, Virginia, early in 1734. His will dated March 7,
1731/2 and probated Feburary 5, 1733/4 (Spotsylvannia County W. B. A., p.209).
He was married to Ursula Ruop on Nov 6 1703 in Otisheim, Wurttemberg, Germany.
1009. Ursula Ruop died between 1738 and 1744. Children
Jacob Hans (A.) Broyles.
Mattheus Broyles was born about 1706 in Otisheim Wurttenburg, Germany. He
was baptized on Nov 24 1706 in Otisheim Wurttenburg, Germany. He died on Jul
24 1708 in Otisheim Wurttenburg, Germany.
Concrad Brile was born about 1709 in Otisheim Wurttenburg, Germany. He was
baptized on Jul 2 1709 in Otisheim Wurttenburg, Germany. He signed a will on
Sep 30 1783 in Randolph County, North Carolina. He died about 1784 in Randolph
County, North Carolina. He had an estate probated in Dec 1784 in Randolph County,
North Carolina. He was also known as Corteny or Courtly Brile. He was
brought from Germany to Virginia in 1717. In his will his name was given as Broil,
but is signed as Brile. In later years his descendants have generally used Briles.
His first name has caused difficulty, it was certainly Conrad but he is sometimes
called Corteny or Courtly. He was the first Broyles to leave the Hebron Settlement.
He settled in Randolph County, North Carolina on the Shepherd Fork of Caraway
Creek, now called Little Caraway.
Jerg Martin Broyles was born about 1711 in Otisheim Wurttenburg, Germany.
He was born about 1711 in Otisheim Wurttenburg, Germany. He was baptized on
Aug 1 1711.
Elizabeth Broyles was born about 1716 in Otisheim Wurttrmburg, Germany.
She was baptized on Jul 5 1716 in Otisheim Wurttenburg, Germany. She died in
(55) was born about 1719 in Germanna Colony, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
She was born about 1719 in Germanna Colony, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
She died in Virginia.
John Broyles was born in Spotsylvannia County, Virginia. He died in Madison
County, Virginia. John came over 2 years later, as on April 7, 1724 he stated
that he came to Virginia in December of 1719 (Spotsylvania W. B. A., p. 68/9).
Nothing further is known of him. He probably died early without issue.