THOMAS BROADBENT was born at Saddleworth, Lincolnshire, England, Oct. 2, 1810. After coming to America he worked in the woolen mills in Massachusetts. In 1872 he came to Minnesota and to Anoka County, and purchased a farm in the town of Grow. He was married to Esther P. Carroll. Children: Julius (deceased), Sanford (Linwood), John (deceased), Julius (killed at battle of Antietam, Emily T., and Sarah A.
source: History of Anoka County by Albert M. Goodrich – published 1905