BROOKS BROADBENT, whose well improved farm of 200 acres is situated in Wilmington Township, on the east side
of the Mercer and New Castle Road, about two miles east of New Wilmington, was born April 23, 1852, at Fayetteville,
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, and is a son of Henry and Lydia (Wostenholm) Broad bent. The father of Mr. Broadbent
was born in England and was a son of William Broadbent, who was a merchant in Sheffield and never came to America.
Henry Broadbent engaged in a grocery business at Fayetteville, Pa.
Brooks Broadbent was married October 12, 1876, to Lizzie Reed, who is a daughter of James and Margaret (English)
Reed, prominent farming people of Mercer County. They have three children, namely: Nellie, who married John M.
Reed, of Youngstown, Ohio; Henry, who married Alice Black, of Indian Run; and James, who died when nine years old.
Mr. Broadbent is a member of the Presbyterian Church, at Volaut.
Mr. Broadbent has also dealt extensively in stock and real estate, having the enviable record of buying and selling
more farms than any one farmer in Lawrence County.
The larger part of Mr. Broadbent's life has been given to agricultural pursuits. His residence is a handsome one
of block stone, and he has a large and substantial barn, and all his buildings have slate roofs. He is a Republican
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908
Lawrence County Pennsylvania Biographies
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