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THE BROOKS FAMILY QUERY EXCHANGE
|Issue 1:||Letter From The Editor||1|
|Letters To The Editor||2|
|Brooks Genealogies in the Library of Congress||3-5|
|Issue 2:||Letter From The Editor|
|Letters To The Editor|
|Book Announcements & Reprints|
|Brooke Lineage - Rev. Robert Brooke born in|
|England in 1602|
|Jasper County Missouri Marriage|
|Lineage of Jonathan Brooks born 1765 in Massachusetts|
|North and South Carolina Marriage Records|
|Louisiana Microfilm Available From The Louisiana State|
|Thomas Brooks of Watertown and Concord|
|Thomas, Henry and Hannah Brooks of Concord|
|Brooks found in One Hundred Years of Fayetteville|
|A history of FayettevilleArkansas 1828-1928|
|An Article on The Lincoln Branch of the Brooks|
|Family and The Acton Branch of the Brooks Family|
|taken from the March 1937 issue of the Boston|
|A Letter In Joseph Morton's Loose Estate Papers|
|Brooks in Burleson County Texas Abstract Books|
|from 1880 through 1885|
|1890 McLennan County Texas Tax Rolls (Brooks)|
|Bounty Grants of Georgia (Brooks)|
|Navarro County Texas Marriage|
|Issue 3:||Letter From The Editor|
|Letters To The Editor|
|Bullitt County, Kentucky Old Brooks Burial Ground|
|Family Group Sheets of Members' Earliest Proven|
|Marriage Bonds of Bedford County Virginia|
|Bedford County, Virginia Index of Wills 1754-1830|
|Brooks mentioned in Booth of Stratford written in|
|1862, a genealogy|
|Issue 4:||Letter From The Editor|
|Lineage of William Brooks born 1610 in England|
|A Reader Writes|
|Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in North Carolina|
|State Archives 1741 to 1868|
|Hicks History of Granville County, North Carolina|
|Volume I Marriage Bonds 1754 to 1868|
|How Brooksburg, Indiana Was Named|
|Family Group Sheets of Members' Earliest Proven|
|How Brooksville, Kentucky Was Named|
|Lineage of Richard Brooke of Hampshire, England|
|Passports Issued By Governors of Georgia 1785-1820|
|Camden County, Georgia Land Court Journal 1787-1790|
|Brooks in The Shipp Family Genealogy|
|May 1980||LETTER FROM THE EDITOR|
|Managing Editor||Dear Subscribers:|
|817 E. 7th Street||Welcome to The Brooks Family Historical Society and|
|Ft. Scott KS 66701||Library and to our publication The Brooks Family|
|Publishing Editor||When Karen Rocher accepted my challenge to help re-|
|Jeffrey P. Brooks||vive The Brooks Family Historical Society and Library|
|4210 Harrison||I was excited and enthused. Having edited The Brooks|
|Kansas City MO 64110||Family Bulletin I knew what a tremendous effort|
|would be required to revive the publication. But I|
|CONTENTS||also remembered the satisfaction I felt helping|
|Letter From the Editor 1|
|Letters To the Editor 2|
|Brooks Genealogies in||As Karen and I planned the new publication, we were|
|the Library of||both inspired with a spirit of purpose and have dedi-|
|Congress 3||cated ourselves to what we feel is the real goal of|
|Queries 5||a family historical society and publication.|
|Final Notes 12||In capsule form, Karen and I want to preserve Brooks|
|information that is likely to be lost or available|
|The Brooks Family Query||to a limited few. It is our hope that TheBrooks|
|Exchange is a not-for-||Family Query Exchange will be a place where informa-|
|profit genealogical pub-||tion on the Brooks family that has never been pub-|
|lication of The Brooks||lished and perhaps would never be published, can be|
|Family Historical Soci-||gathered into one historical record.|
|ety and Library publish-|
|ed quarterly in May, Au-||In the course of a year, four issues of TheBrooks|
|gust, November, and||Family Query Exchange can generate a tremendous amount|
|February. Subscriptions||of information of historical significance.|
|are $5 annually. Gift||There are numerous one inch spaces that can be filled|
|subscriptions are $4||with important one-liners and anecdotes. And|
|of annually. Queries are||of course room for more lengthy articles as well.|
|published free to members.|
|Please send all||For a family publication to be truely successful, it|
|inqueries to the Manag-||will be important to remember that our premiere goal|
|ing Editor.||is to gather and record for future Brooks' generations|
|what we know now and don't want forgotten.|
|Statement of Purpose:|
|To assist researchers of||At this time, our family of subscribers numbers over|
|the Brooks family and||sixty and is growing daily. Karen and I thank you|
|preserve as a historical||very much for your support, but we need and want more|
|record Brooks informa-||subscribers. Please send us as many names and ad-|
|tion that is likely to||dresses as you have on file of Brooks researchers.|
|be lost or available to||Send them directly to Karen and she will see that an|
|a limited few.||invitation for membership is received. Also, please|
|The publishers do not in||don't forget to mention us in your correspondence.|
|any way guarantee the||In order to be a historical record it is important|
|accuracy of any informa-||for the bulletin to be placed in the genealogical|
|tion appearing in this||reference section of local libraries, regional and|
|magazine.||state historical societies, etc. Karen and I hope|
that this first volume will be in file in genealogical sections all ever the United States for the benefit of researchers today and for generations to come. If you haven't already given a gift subscription and are financially able, we hope you will take time now to make one or two gift subscriptions to your state historical society and local public library or genealogical society. Gift subscriptions are $4.00 each and should be sent directly to Karen. Please make checks payable to The Brooks Family Query Exchange.
Karen asked me to make a special request of you to use our query exchange. Those of you who failed to send a query with your subscription, please do so in time for our August issue.
In our November issue, we would like to do a special on the earliest proven Brooks ancestor each member has. Please send Karen a family group sheet and we will publish this collection
Karen and I realize we are asking a lot of you; you're our advertising
arm, subscription department, writers, contributors, etc. But we hope you're
as enthusiastic and ambitious as we are. You're cooperation will assure
The Brooks Family Query Exchange 's success and survival.
Thanking you again for your support and help, I remain,
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Dear Jeffrey and Karen:
Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is the best news we Brooks descendants
have had in years. Our prayers have truly been answered. "That you would
again find the time to return to 'Brooks Family' ".
|Dorothea M. Houser (Mrs. Charles)|
|R.R. #2, Box 322|
|716 Lake George|
|Fremont, Indiana 46737|
It was a great surprise and an extremely good one to hear from you and
find that you are going to edit the bulletin again. You seem to have a
special talent for that and I wish you the very best of luck. If I can
be of any help please notify me and I will be happy to do anything I can.
|W. Leigh Brookes|
|P.O. Box 4O3|
|Sweetwater, Texas 79556|
Included in this issue of the BROOKS FAMILY QUERY EXCHANGE is a listing of genealogies of BROOKS (including variations) families which have been placed in the Library of Congress.
Some out-of-print publications can be difficult or time-consuming to locate on the antiquarian market and may not have been reprinted. In such cases, copies may sometimes be obtainable through various methods of photographic reproduction.
Full-size paper copies of books, magazine articles, and other materials
can be obtained by use of the electrostatic process. The Library of Congress
Photoduplication Service can produce Xerox and other types of copies from
materials in the Library's collections, subject to copyright or other restrictions.
Further details, including rates, are obtainable upon request from the
Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, Washington, D.C.
BROOKS GENEALOGIES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Kiser, Phebe Brooks. The genealogy and history of the Brooks and related families. Washington, Kiser, c1976. CS71.B87 1976.
Jones, John Maxwell. History and genealogy of the Jones and Brooks families of Escambia County, Alabama. Camden, N.J. Jones, 1977. CS71.J76 1977.
Brooks, Moses Edward. Descendants of James Brooks. Brooks 1974. CS71.B87 1974.
Brooking. See ROTHWELL, 1964.
Brookins. See ROBERTSON, 1959.
The genealogy of the Brooke families of Norton priory, Runcorn, Mere
Hall, Knutsford, and Astley hall, Preston, in Cheshire and Lancashire,
lineally deduced and compiled from the Heralds' visitation, public records,
wills, parochial registers, county histories, and other authentic documents,
by James Finlayson...(Manchester, Eng., J. Heywood). Printed for private
distribution only, 1869. "The true descent of Brooke of Astley. By Henry
W. Forsyth Harwood" : 7 p. inserted at end. CS439.B844 1869. Rare book
Brooks memorial. Communications on the death of Charles, T. Brooks,
Newport, R.I. By E.B. Wilson, C.W. Wendte, R.S. Rantoul, and W.P. Andrews.
Read at meetings of the Essex Institute, June 18, and Dec. 17, 1883...
Salem, Mass., Essex Institute, 1884. "Genealogical notes respecting Henry
Brooks and some of his descendants. Compiled by Luke Brooks, of Salem":
Brooks. Genealogies of some old families of Concord, Mass. and their
descendants in part to the present generation...E. by Charles Edward Potter.
Vol. I. Boston, A. Judge & Son, printers, 1887. F74.C8P8.
Origin and history of the name of Brooks, with biographies of all the most noted persons of that name. And an account of the origin of surnames and forename, together with over five hundred Christian names of men and women and their significance. The crescent family record... Chicago, Ill., American publishers' association, 1905. CS7l.B87. 1905.
Brooks. The fool of quality, by Henry Brooke; with a biographical preface
by Charles Kingsley,. and a new life of the author by E.A. Baker, M.A.
London, G. Routledge & Sons, limited; New York, E.P.. Dutton & Co., 1906.
"Bibliography of Henry Brooke": p. xxxiii-xxxiv. PZ1.L6l43 vol. 7.
The Brooks and Houghton families descended from Hannah Chute Poor, in family reunion August 7, 1908. Comp. by Thomas Jeferson Brooks. Coat of arms of Brooks family at end. C571.B87. 1908.
Brooks. Pedigree chart of Robert Brooke, who arrived in Maryland, 30 June, 1650, and Mary Baker, his first wife, who died in England, 1634. Compiled by Bennet Bernard Browne, M.D., from material and references in his -possession. London, Printed by A. Moring, ltd., for Douglas H. Thomas, Baltimore, Maryland, 1912. (coat of arms) C571.B87. 1912.
Brooks. Brooke of Horton in the Cotswolds, with notes on some other Brooke families. By Gilbert Edward Brooke.. .Singapore, Methodist publishing house, 1918. (coat of arms) C5439.B845. 1918.
Brooks. The Brooke family. (Chattanooga, 1917) (Notable southern families) Detached from the Lookout of Feb. 3, 1917. C571.B87. 1917.
Timothy Brooks of Massachusetts and his descendants, by Robert Peacock Brooks. Limited edition. Pompton Lakes, N.J., The Biblio Company, 1927. CS71.B87. 1927.
Brooks. An historical and genealogical chart of Robert Brooke of England
and his first wife Mary Baker, who died in England, 1634...Compiled in
England from various original and authentic sources. London, Printed by
Mitchell Hughes and Clarke, for Ellen Culver Bowen, 1927. (coat of arms)
Brooks family records, by J. Montgomery Seaver. Philadelphia, American historical-genealogical society (1929). Coat of arms. Cs71.B87. 1929.
Brooks. My great grandfathers house in Exeter, New Hampshire, by James Emery Brooks, 1932. (Glen Ridge? N.J., 1932?) CS71.B87. 1932. Microfilm copy (positive) Microfilm CS-5.
Brooks. Cur heritage. By Caroline (Brooks) Adair. (York? Pa.) 1954. CS71.B87. 1954.
Brooks. My ancestors and their descendants, by William Luther Brown. (Atlanta, Artcraft printing company, c. 1937). Includes Brooks, Brown, Faulkner, and Gillenwaters families. Cs71.B87. 1937.
Brooks. Memoirs of Bryant B. Brooks, cowboy, trapper, lumberman, stockman,
oilman, banker, and governor of Wyoming. Glendale, Calif., Priv. print.
in a limited edition by the Arthur H. Clark company, 1939. "Genealogical
chart(s)" on lining-papers. F761.B85.
Brooks. The family of Thomas Brooks of Watertown and Concord, Massachusetts, for eight generation. By James Emery Brooks. (Glen Ridge? N.J.) 1943. Microfilm copy of typewritten ms. Positive. Collation of the original, as determined from the film. Mic 51-201. 240 pos. Microfilm reading room.
Brooks. De le Brook manor, St. Mary's County, Maryland; chronology of the founder, Robert Brooke, his family and their plantations; and of their associations down the years, 1602-1944. (By Leander McCormick-Goodhart) (n.p., 1944) F184.B866.
Brooks and kindred families. By Ida (Brooks) Kellam. (Wilmington? N.C.)
1950. "William Brooks and his wife Sarah and their descendants, by Memory
Alldredge "Lester". CS71.B87. 1950.
Brooks. This is your inheritance, a history of the Chemung County, N.Y.,
branch of the Brooks family. By Rachel Gleason Brooks. Watkins Glen, N.Y.,
Century House (1963). C571.B87. 1963.
Brooks. See also: Beal, 1899; Brooke; Conkling, 1909; Craig, 1966; Flagg,
1903; Greenlee, 1908; James, 1913; Jennings, 1961; Kendrick, 1894; Leonard,
1928; Pavey, 1940; Roberts, 1940; Roderick, 1964; Taney, 1935; Selden,
1911; Thomas, 1896; Trueblood, 1964; Wentworth, 1883; Wiswall, 1961;
Zimmerman, 19-.-; No. 2070-Mems. & recos. of N.C.
HAM, Pat, 623 Water, Paoli, IN 47454. My gf was Henry Grady BROOKS
b 8 Oct 1892 at Milltown, Alabama. His p were James W. BROOKS b 6 Jun 1866
in Alabama m 22 Feb 1889 to Susie Rebecca WOOD who was b 26 Nov 1873 ~
Alabama. I found the fol on 1880 Clay Co Alabama cen: BROOKS, Alin B.,
white, male, 33; Nancy An, wife, 30, b in Alabama; James, son, 13, b in
Alabama; Arrie, dau, 9, b in Alabama; Wm, son, 7, b in Alabama. Can someone
tell me if James W. BROOKS and James, son of Alin B. BROOKS, are the same
person? If not, does anyone have info on the fam of Alin B. BROOKS that
may help me find out? The only things I know about James W. BROOKS are
that he was b in Alabama, lived around Milltown in Chambers Co Alabama,
moving before 1900 to Gunter, Texas in Grayson Co. He was a member of Woodmen
of the World in Gunter, and is buried there with a Woodmen stone marker.
DAVIS, William R., 710 Second St., Coronado, CA 92118. Seek p
of Thomas BROOKS b by ca 1740, d 1804 Wythe Co Virginia. Will named wid
Margaret, sons John, James, Robert, Jesse, Thomas, and daus Sally LAHUE,
Margaret DAY, Susanna HARLAND, Ruthy GREENWOOD, Rachel BROOKS, Rebecca
BARBER, Mrs. R.R., Rt. 2, Box A-122, Piedmont, MO 63957. Wish
to crspd with
descs of Adam BROOKS b Ireland 1823 m C. LINGLINS ( may be incorrectly spelled ).
Had ch Adam BROOKS, believed b Kentucky 1847, Mary BROOKS, and Thomas Jefferson
BROOKS b 1854. Thomas Jefferson BROOKS m/1 1880 Union Co Illinois Omas CORZINE
(1861-1886) m/2 Mary Alice LEYERLE Union Co Illinois.
STACEY, Betty J., 2002 Archdale, Broken Arrow, OK. 74012. Need
info on J.W. BROOKS
b ? Georgia p ? . Wife Martha Elizabeth HIPP b ? North Carolina m 30 Jun 1859 in Gilmer Co Georgia. Son Bethel BROOKS b 1861; 2nd son James Wesley b 1864 Georgia. Will xch info.
CASEY, Mrs. Bernice, 1002 Westwood Dr., Stillwater, OK 74074.
I am searching for the p of Jordon BROOKS. Jordon was b in Virginia ca
1760-70, lived in South Carolina & Georgia. Married to Mary CRUSE in
Virginia & had 9 children:
1. Martha, b ca 1784 in Virginia m Joel JACKSON in 1808 Georgia.
2. Isham, b ca 1786 in Virginia m "Lezina JORDON in 1811 Putnam Co Georgia.
3. Robert, b 1787 in Virginia m Frances BAUGH 1811.
4. Martha, b 1794 Edgefield Co South Carolina m John Wright PERKINS.
5. Lucy, m a Mr. WILKINSON.
6. Williamson BROOKS b 1800 South Carolina.
7. Allen b 1802 Edgefield Co South Carolina m Mariah BULLOCK in Wilkinson Co Georgia.
8. Wyatt, b 1805 m Margaret CLARK in Upson Co Georgia.
9. Elizabeth, b ca 1810 South Carolina m Joseph SLAUGHTER.
In 1811 he married Mary JACKSON and had the fol children:
10. Francis Asberry b 1815 Putnam Co Georgia m Lucretia J. TELMAN 1838.
11. Susan b 1816 in Georgia m William H. TURNER Talbot Co Georgia.
12. Helen b 1819 Georgia, lived with her sis Susan, Talbot Co Georgia.
13. Roseany (Roxie) no b date, but was named in her father's will.
14. John Wesley no b date, lived in Georgia.
My line of descent is through Williamson (6) BROOKS who m Susanah OLLIFF b in Wilkinson Co Georgia ca 1800 & had the fol children:
1. Mary Jordon b 1823 in Georgia m James C. WHITTINGTON.
2. John Clark b 1825 in Georgia m Sarah Ann SHOEMAKER.
3. Wyatt Marion b 1828 in Georgia m Jane ADKINSON.
4. Allen Turner b 1830 in Georgia m Helen LUCO 1855 in Brenham, Texas.
5. Robert Wright b 1833 in Georgia m Amelia OGG & in 1870 were liv in Washington Co Texas.
6. Sarah Ann Elizabeth b 1835 in Georgia m William P. GATES & Frank SHELBURN.
7. Francis Asberry b 1837 in Georgia m Rhoda HILL 1860 Texas & Victoria DECK in 1884. His son, Robert Wesley is my f, b Wimberly, Hays Co Texas in 1876 m Julia Ann BRYAN 1899 in Hill Co Texas & moved to Oklahoma.
8. Martha Eliza b 1840 in Georgia m John H. BURNETT & Willis H. FERGUSON in Texas.
BROOKS, Raymond T., 6319 Spanish Oak Drive, Orlando, FL 32809.
855-0589. Will xch info on Thomas BROOKS Sr. b 1774 Delaware & liv in Ashe Co North Carolina with wife & 2 sons under 10, 1800. Note: Most of his ch reported on later cen that Thomas Sr. was b in North Carolina. Believe Thomas Sr. m 1797 Jane BECK in Surry Co North Carolina. Know he was m to Rhoda JONES 1824 & 1826. He was m to Lydia ? from 1836 until his death between 1861 and 1870. He had other ch but only the fol were mentioned in his 1861 will: David b 1798 m Mary TREADWAY, wid; (Sentleger) St "Leger b 1801 m Elizabeth NEAVES; Margaret b 1802 m John KING; Thomas Jr. b 1804 m Evaline ? ; Moses b 1806 m Margaret KING; Nancy b ? , (in 1830 only female at home between 15-20); Alfred b 1825 m Rosa Anna HENSLEY of Grayson Co Virginia b 1830; John b 1826; Mary A. b 1837 (think I found her 1870 but age 5 years younger); James Kesterton b 1840 m Susanna ? b 1839. My g-gp were Alfred BROOKS & Rosa Anna HENSLEY, who mov from Ashe Co North Carolina to what is now Leslie Co Kentucky ca 1860. Alfred was in Union Army 1863-1864 & d 1900 Lawrence Co Kentucky. Rosa Anna d 1905 Lawrence Co Kentucky. Will reply to all queries accompanied with SASE.
McROBERTS, Mrs. Barrie, 3722 Spring Valley Rd., Boulder, Co 80302.
Martha Jane BROOKE b 9 Oct 1819 Ohio d 6 Mar 1908 Newark, Licking Co Ohio.
Her husband in 1860 was James M. OCHELTREE, 1807-1878. Her father, according
to one person, was John BROOKE, son of John BROOKE, but after reading the
1860 Newark, Licking Co Ohio cen, I believe Martha Jane's 1st husband to
be ? BROOKE. The cen has listed as living with James & Martha
OCHELTREE : Margaret OCHELTREE, age 17; Anna OCHELTREE, age 6; William
OCHELTREE, age ; Ada BROOKE, age 14; and Clementine BROOKE, age 7. Ada
and Clementine BROOKE are probably her children by her 1st husband. Does
anyone know of a Martha Jane ? marrying a ? BROOKE around
1845 in Ohio and having children Ada and Clementine BROOKE? My husband's
3rd g-gmor was Elizabeth Ann OCHELTREE b 1837 Ohio, d 1913 Newark, Ohio,
dau of James M. OCHELTREE. Elizabeth married 1856 William BELL.
SELKE, Keith A., 809 Broken Bow Trail #312, Indianapolis, IN 46224.
Matthew BROOKS was b in Person Co North Carolina ca 1802. His Ist wife's
name was unknown. They have four known ch who were John, Elizabeth, Martha
and Larken. Matthew' s 2nd wife was Rebecca ? (maiden surname was
unknown). They have four known ch who were William, Nancy, Sarah, and June.
John BROOKS who was son of Matthew, was born in Person Co North Carolina.
He and his wife, Elizabeth ALLEN, were married in Person Co North Carolina
on 13 Jul 1848. They have six known ch who were James, William, David,
John, Reuben and Martha. This John BROOKS fam was mov to Webster Co Kentucky
MERCHANT, Sue, 311 Laplant Road, Grand Rapids, MN 55744. My g-gf,
Charles Henry BROOKS, was b in England, in Jun 1852. He came to the U.S.
in 1874, and settled in Flatrock, Michigan with his w Martha Luana and
9 ch, the youngest being my gmor, Mary Ellen. He attended Oxford Univ.
in Oxford, England. He was a bandleader, and had worked on the railroad
as a section-hand. He died, I would say, in Jul, 1905, because he died
when my gmor was 18 mos old, and she was born in 1903.
SHOEMAKER, Lavona B., c/c Josephine SHOEMAKER, 817 West Chickasaw,
OK 74955. Looking for info about the fol BROOKS families that liv in the Kentucky counties of Daviess, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, & Webster from about 1840 to after 1870. (1) Henry BROOKS b 1789 North Carolina d 1862; w Catherine ? b 1793 d 7 Dec 1862. (2) James L. BROOKS b ca 1834; w Susan ? . (3) Thomas L. BROOKS b ca 1825 Tennessee; w Martha TUCKER. (4) William Henry BROOKS b ca 1819 Tennessee; m Rachel C. TANNER 1841. (5) Rev. Addison Jasper BROOKS b 1833 Fayette Co Tennessee; w Frances Elizabeth KENNEDY, dau of John & Sarah (CRABTREE) KENNEDY. (6) John F. "Jackie" BROOKS, b 1833 Kentucky moved to Arkansas. (7) John H. BROOKS m Savilla C. SCOTT 1855 at McLean Co Kentucky. (8) John Henry BROOKS b Jun 1856; w Sarah Susanna a Josephine CASKEY b 1857 DeKalb Co Tennessee, dau of Joseph B. & Mary E. (WHITE) CASKEY. Moved to Arkansas & then to Oklahoma.
ROGERS, Jo Ann 3009 Fenwood Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47803. Need
p Matilda Symera (BROOKS) DRAKE b 17 Nov 1830 Jackson Co Indiana d 10 Oct
1919 Parke Co Indiana m 30 Nov 1849 David Frances DRAKE. The 1900 cen for
Sugar Creek Twp, Parke Co Indiana shows Matilda agea 69, p born in North
Carolina. Believe f Samuel BROOK(s) North Carolina, mother Polly BANKS
North Carolina m 9 Feb 1811 Stokes Co North Carolina.
BENTLEY, Richard C., 6541 Jaffe Ct. #12, San Diego, CA 92119.
Seeking info on John BROOKS b ca 1745 Virginia m Lillian (Lilly Ann) AMOS
ca 1768. Was in Rev War; liv North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky.
Died Barren Co Kentucky ca 1815. Ch: John m Betsy COURTS; James; George
m Editha TURPIN; Miles m Lucy PULLIAM. Will answer all crspd and xch.
PRAMBERG, Mrs. Noreen C., 59 Washington Street, Newburyport, MA 01950.
Looking for f of Cadelia (or Ophelia) Garefelier BROOKS m Jesse Barton
LOVELESS 3 Feb 1874 in Alabama or Ellis Co Texas. She was b 9 Dec 1855
in Alabama or Georgia d 19 Jul 1938 in Oklahoma. Her mor was Jane or Martha
Jane, who m/2 Joseph GARRETT Nov 1863 in Jefferson Co Alabama. She was
b in Dec 1822 in North or South Carolina d in 1912 in Oklahoma. 1st h ?
and other ch un-known. Fam tradition has it that Cadelia had a sis, Ellen,
who m a Dolph CAMP, and a bro, File, who returned to Alabama. I have been
unable to further any of this line into a Brook fam. I have never found
this family on a cen for 1850, 60 or 70. FIrst cen record of Jane GARRETT
and Cadelia LOVELESS is in Ellis Cc Texas in 1880. Will ans all inqueries
and pay postage.
BOCKER, Chester C., 1915 Avon Street, Saginaw, MI 48602. Catharine
M. BROOKS was b 19 Feb 1842 in New York & liv at Waterloo, New York
where her two bros, George B. & Charles W. were on the Waterloo FireDept.
Catharine m ? HENDRICK & moved to Clyde, New York where she
had two ch: Murry b 23 May 1862 & Jennie b 22 Mar 1864. They mov to
Michigan where her husband died. ON 21 Sep 1873 she m Jacob BOOKER at Marshall,
Michigan. They had two ch: Sadie b 22 Mar 1875 & Claude C. b 2 Apr
1877. Soon after Sadie was born they mov to Galesburg, Michigan where Catharine
d 12 Sep 1896. Did she have any more bros or siss and who were her parents?
HINTON, Anne, NORTH Research, Stiliwater Pioneers, 603 Rockford Ave.,
Apt. 3, Dayton, OH 45405. My Sam NORTH m Eiiz BROOKS 11 Feb 1819 Book
B Page 114 Miami Co Ohio. Who she is I know not, but being my NORTH's would
guess she is some kin to "Strangeman HUTCHINS". Apparently there was another
"Sam NORTH" who married a Mahala BROOKS. I know them not, but don't doubt
they were cousins. There are 2 lines of NORTH's. Son of Roger NORTH b 1704
Ireland and my George NORTH b 1711 England. We are the Quaker line - Penn-sylvania-Georgia-Ohio-Missouri-Iowa,
BROOKS, Myrtis B., 11723 Hillcroft, Houston, TX 77035. Need p
and Co of birth of George Washington BROOKS, Sr. b 21 May 1808 Virginia,
d 1 Feb 1887 Gonzales Co Texas, m/1 19 Apr 1831 Jefferson Cc Mississippi
to Eliza Ann (N. for Nancy on marriage certificate) CLAYTON, b ca 1815
Louisiana; m/2 Mrs. Rachel Ann Jane ROACH nee RHODE 6 Aug 1864 DeWitt Co
Texas. Came to Texas 1830, res near present Richmond, Texas; later res
Montgcmery, DeWitt, and Lavaca Co' s, Texas. Received land Grants from
the Mexican Government, the Republic of Texas, and the State of Texas.
As shown in "The Lost Book of Harris County", George W. BROOKS, Sr. was
known in the early days in Texas by A.B. WOODWARD and Charles GARRETT from
the year 1833, by William P. HAARIS from 1834 and by Samuel M. HARRIS from
1835. Ch by Ist marriage: Mary Catherine m Hugh BOSTON; Frances Ann m Barton
W. COMPTON; Beverly Baker m Mrs. Creed TAYLOR; Andrew Jackson died young;
James; Sarah; George Washington, Jr.; Josephus; Anthora Ann m C.W. SPINKS.
Ch by 2nd marriage: John Pinckney; Charles D.; and Minerva Coletta.
HAUSE, Almina HINE, 1216 Charles Drive, Shawnee, OK 74801. Alonson
(Lonson) BROOKS b 19 Dec 1795 Manchester, Vermont, son of David b ca 1772
in Vermont and Rhoda BROOKS. His bros & siss were: John W. b 1797 in
Vermont m Lydia? ; Lovisa b ? Vermont m Marcus HOLCOMB; Laura
Vermont m Ezra
ISHAM; Paloma b 1817 in Ohio m James DAYTON. Fam mov to Madison Co Ohio in
1816. Lonson m 8 May 1823 Mary SMITH. Ch: Cynthia b 16 Jul 1825 m Horatio
S. HINE; John L. b 1829 m/l Sarah NASH m/2 Lovern PALMER; Jane L. b 2 Apr 1831
m Horatio S. HINE after Cynthia's death. Rhoda d before 1850. David m Sophia
SHELDON 1 Nov 1843. Need all data on David & Rhoda - who were their parents?
ROCHER, Karen D., 817 East 7th Street, Fort Scott, KS 667O1.
Searching for any info on the fol: lee Ann TOMLINSON b 14 May 1864?
Texas, dau of William TOMLINSON b 1843 England & Nancy ? b 1843
Illinois. Lee Ann m/1 ?
BROOKS prior to 1886 in Texas. Their ch
(1) Naomi Mae BROOKS b Jan 1886 Texas m Jeff Pierce. (2) Lillian Dolma
BROOKS b 4 Nov 1888 Texas m/1 J. Robert CASKEY 10 Nay 1906 Elkhart, Anderson
Co Texas (2 ch of this marriage) m/2 Bryant Lee BROOKS 7 Jan 1914 Elkhart,
Anderson Co Texas (5 ch of this marriage). Lee Ann m/2 Jefferson Davis
McCAIN 26 Nov 1890 Burleson Co Texas. Their ch: (1) Lee Roy NcCAIN b 27
Jun 1895 Burleson Co Texas; (2) Susie McCAIN b Aug 1897; may have had 2
other ch named Ed & Viola. One baby died after the 1900 hurricane.
Will xch. Have other info.
ROCHER, Karen D., 817 East 7th Street, Fort Scott, KS 66701.
Searching for any info on the fol: ? BROOKS b prior to 1830 North
Carolina d prior to 1860 prob in Alabama m prior to 1852 to Mary J. ?
(She had a sister Margaret b Mar 1835 who married a Mr. Belsen or Belser.)
Mary J. was b Apr 1828 in Alabama. Ch: (1) Mazura A. BROOKS, a female,
b ca 1852 Alabama. (2) Henry Lee BROOKS b Jun 1854 Alabama, d 1927 Elkhaft,
Anderson Co Texas, m Martha Ann COONROD 20 Sep 1874 Marianna, Jackson Co
Florida. They mov to Anderson Co Texas about 1882. They had 10 ch, 9 liv
to adulthood. I have all of their ch & who they married. (3) Columbus
F. BROOKS b Aug 1855 Alabama d ? (was still living in 1917 Jackson
Co Florida m around 14 Dec 1875 Marianna, Jackson Co Florida to Rosa Izabella
COONROD. Mary J. ? BROOKS m/2 Huland R. PITTMAN prior to 1860. They
res in Henry Co Alabama (that area now in Houston Co) in 1860. Later mov
to Jackson Co Florida. She was still liv Jun 1900. I have all of Columbus'
ch. Will xch.
MARSH. Esther, 4088 Main Street, Hilliard, OH 43026. Who were
the p of Hiram BROOKS b 1810, 1814 or 1820 (each cen was different) b in
New York. He m in Logan Co Ohio Mary Ann GREEN dau of Thomas V. GREEN.
She d 21 Jul 1896 in Marysville Infirmary, Union Co Ohio. Their ch were:
Martha Ann b 1850; Ellen H. b 7 Nar 1852 m George SANDERSON; Lorenzo Dow
b 1856 Ohio; George Leonard b 18 Mar 1858 in Ohio m 10 Jun 1880 Union Co
Ohio Lilly Eveline YARRINGTON. George d 30 May 1924 Rochester, Minnesota;
Nancy Jane b 1860 in Ohio m Charles FOX 11 Sep 1876; Lanora b 1863; probably
JARVIS, Sharon D., 780 East Center Street, Orem, UT 84057. I
am researching Thomas BROOKS who m Elizabeth (Betsy) HARDMAN 12 Jan 1801
in Of lethorpe Co Georgia & later mov to Wayne Co Tennessee. Their
dau Ally is my 2nd g-gmor. I need her bros and siss. Thomas BROOKS was
the son of William BROOKS and (probably) Mary (Polly) GILHAM, both originally
from Virginia. Thomas had bros Wilson W. BROOKS & Robert BROOKS. Were
there other bros & siss? These BROOKS may have come from Buckingham
and Augusta Co Virginia. Also: is there a relationship between the above
William BROOKS & the WiUiam BROOKS who liv in Culpepper Co Virginia,
Rutherford Co North Carolina, & d in Fairfield District, South Carolina?
There are similar names in each fam & both seem to be related by marriage
to a YANCY fam.
ALVIS, Evelynne, 1210 Shopping Center, Weatherford, OK 73096. Seeking any info on p of Frances BROOKS b 17 Jan 1833, Fosterberg, Illinois m 14 Dec 1855 to William ALVIS Bloomington, Illinois m/2 to Martin HARKEY at Nokomis, Illinois. She d 13 Jan 1917 at Irving, Illinois. She was one of youngest of 18 bros & siss.
TOMBAUGH, Lavonne, R Villa Mobile Home Court, Lot #41, Kearney, NE
68847. I am seeking info about Lewis PARISH or PARRISH who res in Ralls
Co Missouri 1830. Dau Elizabeth b 1830 m John J. BROOKS 27 Feb 1843 in
Ralls Co Missouri.
OWEN, Biffle, P.O. Box 332, Lyon, MS 38645. James BROOKS was
in American Rev.
Have two accounts of him; one source says he m a Susan PRICE of Halifax Co Virginia. The book "Brooks and Kindred Families" says he m a Mrs. YATES of Stokes Co North Carolina. Which one is right?
LYNCH, Methel Brooks, Route 3, Gainesville, TX 76240. Who were
the p of Moses BROOKS b in Virginia who m Nancy TATE or TAIT at Lebanon,
Wilson Co Tennessee 14 Jul 1813? Marriage Bond signed by Moses BROOKS and
David TATE. Was on 1820 thru 1860 cen in Davidson Co Tennessee. Owned land
along Stones Creek east of Nashville. Wife was Nancy on 1850 cen and Rebecca
on 1860 cen. Died soon after. When? Wid support was granted Rebecca 15
Oct 1861. Any other info on the fam will be appreciated.
CROOK, Mrs. John R., P.O. Box 207, Evergreen, AL 36401. Need
p of Rev. Middleton BROOKS b 26 Jan 1812 Georgia. Married Mary Susan WILKS
29 Aug 1833 in Perry, Houston Co Georgia. Died in Coffee Co Alabama 28
TOMAZICH, Mrs. Walter, 1119 Pioneer Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80904.
Martin BROOKS was b 16 Feb 1812 in Kanawha River area in West Virginia. In 1840 liv in Madison Co Illinois. He had at least one sis named Susanna. Would appreciate any info.
BALDWIN, Edwin Felts, 18213 Village 18, Camarillo, CA 93010.
Need to know where Dr. (Capt.) Belvedere BROOKS was born. Who were his
p? Did he have any bros or siss? What info can you give? Belvedere BROOKS,
physician & merchant, b 9 Jul 1825 in North Carolina. He m Nancy White
PATRICK of Wayne Co Kentucky 25 Feb 1851 in Wheelock, Robertson Co Texas.
Their 2 sons became executives of Western Union Telegraph. They were: Joseph
Wilkes b 11 Feb 1855 in Wheelock, Texas m Dora B. LEE on 1 Oct 1879. They
had 2 sons: Belvedere, Jr. b 6 Jul 1859 in Wheelock, Texas. He m Alpha
GERALD. They had 4 sons: Capt. Belvedere, Jr., Capt. Joseph W., 1st Lieut.
Gerald Bruce and George B. Dr. Belvedere BROOKS organized a company of
men for the Confederate Army from Wheelock, Texas 5 Sep 1861 & served
as a Captain. This group of men were in "E" Company, 2nd Texas Rangers,
Infantry Regiment, part Qf Hood' s Texas Brigade. He was killed in the
Battle of Shilo, Tennessee 7 Apr 1862. (Historical Recollections of Robertson
Co Texas by Richard D. Parker, p. 132). His wid applied for wid's Confederate
pension 16 Oct 1909 in El Paso, Texas & was approved 28 Feb 1910.
DeFREES, Mrs. L., 1082 Bunker Hill Road, Mooresville, IN 46158.
Need p and data on Rachel BROOKS b 2 Jan 1829 m William SCOTT. She d 3
Jul 1879 and is bur near Shanty Bay in Ontario, Canada. Among her several
ch was my gmor Mary Rachel who m William FENNELL,. Will gladly share data.
THOMAS, Rose Ann, 27938 Featherstar, Saugus, CA 91350. Eliakim
BROOKS b 11 Nov 1736 in Deerfield, Massachusetts, s of Nathaniel BROOKS
and Abigail ALLEN. He m Elizabeth ? . Her surname, date and place
of marriage unknown. Ch all born in Montague, Massachusetts. Eunice 1761,
Joanna 1763, Jonathan 1765, Abigail 1768, Thamer 1770, Mary 1778. Who did
they marry? Eliakim d 1 Jul 1778 at Valley Forge. Jonathan BROOKS b 9 Aug
1765 in Mon-tague, Massachusetts, son of above served in Rev War, then
liv in Fabius, New York. He had 6 ch: son, son, Alfred, Betsey, Gemima,
Eunice. What was his wife's name? Who did his ch marry? When did he die?
SAKARIS, Kay Waters, 9314 Tiverton Way, Louisville, KY 40222.
Desire info about the fam of John BROOKS, Esq. He was b 1690 in England
- where in England? Who were his p? He was m to Susan ? , before
1710 - in England? When did he first come to the U.S. and where did he
first settle? He d in 1767 in Orange County, North Carolina - date of death
and place of burial? Is there a headstone? Also would like to xch info
concerning Isaac BROOKS (youngest son of John BROOKS, Esq.) and allied
lines - TERRELL (of Virginia and North Caro1ina), MARTIN, WARREN (of Maryland
and North Carolina), WHITE (of Virginia and North Carolina).
WOOLEY, Mrs. Brooks, 4238 W. Sheridan, Phoenix, AZ 85009. Wish
with anyone in regards to Silas BROOKS, ca 1830 b in Mississippi. Ch William
Thomas, ca 1854, Lizzie, Rhoda and Martha on 1870 cen in Columbia, Caldwell
WOOLEY, Mrs. Brooks, 4238 W. Sheridan, Phoenix, AZ 85009. Would
like to xch info on Joe M. SMITH, ca 1861, and his w Rhoda BROOKS, ca 1861,
and their ch: Lizzie, ca 1881, Henry, ca 1885, Evalie, ca 1887, and Silas,
ca 1890 of Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.
WOOLEY, Mrs. Brooks, 4238 W. Sheridan, Phoenix, AZ 85009. Would
like to correspond with anyone in regards to William Thomas BROOKS, b 3
Nov 1854, and his w Sophoronia Rochester POOL, b 31 Jul 1864 and their
ch: Islee, Jane R., Stella, Josephine, Martha, Jansey William, Walter Silas,
Tomey, Neoma, Unewee, Ellen, Charlotte, Eddie, Ethel, Oma, and Thelma of
BROOKS, Sylvia, Route 2, Wynnewood, OK 73098. Need info on fam
of Royal BROOKS, b ca 1812 in North or South Carolina. Wife Nancy ?
ca 1820 Tennessee. Listed in Walker Co Geogia 1850-1880 with ch: Anney
E., Stephen C.W., William D., Sampson E., Thomas A., Susan, James, Phebe
Leona, and Mary L. Will xch info.
NICHOLS, Paul L., 1475 Yountville Crs. Rd., Napa, CA 94558. Looking
for ch of William BROOKS b 1747. Enlisted in the Marines in Culpepper Co
Virginia 1776. In 1830 he was in Shelby Co Illinois & had 4 sons &
3 daus living: 4 in South Carolina, 1 in Illinois (Elizabeth BANNING),
1 in Mississippi, & 1 in North Carolina. Children b ca 1806-1818.
GASSEI, Mrs. Susan, 2105 N.W. 62nd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.
Lucy Cathrine BROOKS b 12 Feb 1836 in Hartford, Virginia (now Glenville,
GiTher Co West Virginia) m John Randolph WILMOTH 26 Jul 1855 in Glenville.
I am trying to find who her p were. They probably came from Raldolph Co
Virginia. Would like to compare notes with anyone researching BROOKS in
HOUSER, Dorthea, RR 2, Box 322, 716 Lake George, Fremont, IN. I have all ch and several generations of desc of William BROOKS of MD, VA, NC, Revolutionary veteran. I still do not know the connection of Nancy LOVELESS, but believe her to be his mother and Sarah BLACK, b Ft. Tobaggo, MD, his w.
BROOKS, W. Leigh, P.O. Box 403, Sweetwater, TX 79556. I would
appreciate any info from any one who is researching on the following families
1) Jonathan BROOKES or BROOKS who d about 1754 at Mathews, Kingston Parish, VA. He came to Virginia from London, Eng. He had at least two ch, Richard BROOKES and Thomas BROOKES, possibly others. 2) Richard BROOKES possibly b in London Eng. Will probated April 1790, Caswell County, N.C. 3) William Bird BROOKES b 25 Feb 1774 Glouchester, Kingston Parish, VA d 3 Jun 1836 in Giles County, TN. Married Sarah PAINE 2 Feb 1796 Person County, N.C.
We're running a little behind schedule but there were some last minute notes I wanted to let you know about before we go to press.
We are short material for the August issue. Please send us anything you might have which you feel could be helpful to Brooks researchers.
Mrs. Wayne Hatz, 233 - 8th Avenue, Braboo, WI 53913 has volunteered to do a name index. This is such an advantage to have an index printed annually and certainly enhances the long-term usefullness of a family publication. Thank you Mrs. Hatz.
0ur goal is to go to the printers on the 15th of each month and you should be receiving your bulletin about a week later. In any event, should the bulletin not arrive by the end of the month, please advise Karen or me and we will see that another is sent.
If you have any suggestions as to how we can improve the bulletin, please don't hesitate to tell Karen or me. We're certainly open for suggestions. If you like what you see, spread the word that there's a new Brooks family readership. We need members, last count 80.
Karen will give a treasurer's report in the next issue as to what our receipts and expenses have been to date.
In looking over the membership list, I saw several familiar friends. Thanks for your support again and I hope we can once again have an effective family publication.
A special thanks to Bill Conrath of Douglas Chemical Corp. for his offer to print The Brooks Family Query Exchange on a cost basis only.
And last, a very special thanks to Karen Rocher. Without her dedication
and cooperation, without her spirit and enthusiasm, without her support
and counseling, I never would have attempted to revive the Brooks Family
Historical Society and Library.
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