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Spouse: Living.


Aaron BROOKS71,1861 was born about 1750 in VA.1861 He died. Parents: Thomas BROOKS and Mary HARRIS.


Abner BROOKS31 died. Parents: Mark BROOKS Sr and Fannie HARRIS.


Ada E. BROOKS1862,1863 was born in May 1877 in TX.1862,1863 She died. Parents: Josephus Cornelius BROOKS and Margaret Ellen MORRIS.


Alice BROOKS1864 was born in 1872 in TX.1864 She died. Parents: Josephus Cornelius BROOKS and Margaret Ellen MORRIS.


Allen BROOKS31 was born on 22 July 1818 in GA.31,355 He died on 24 April 1903 at the age of 84 in Brooks Crossing, Lampasas, TX.31,355 Obit:

COPIED FROM THE LAMPASAS DAILY LEADER ON MICROFILM IN THE
LAMPASAS PUBLIC LIBRARY, NOVEMBER 18, 1925 ISSUE.

OLD SETTLER PASSES AWAY

With the death of J. C. Brooks passes one of the oldest
settlers of this county. Mr. Brooks came to the state from
Georgia at the age of three years and has made his home in
the Rock Church neighborhood since that time, being the
oldest settler in that part of the county. He was seventy-five
years of age and had been in poor health for several
years, but was in town last Saturday greeting his friends
as usual. He was taken suddenly ill and everything possible
was done to stay the hand of death but human skill was of
no avail. The deceased realized his condition and passed
on to the great beyond without a complaint, being sure death
was close at hand and knowing that he had lived his life of
usefulness. He united with the Baptist Church when a small
boy and those who knew him best, testify to the fact that he
was a true Christian character and showed this fact in his
every day life.
He died Tuesday morning at 11:40 and the funeral was
held Wednesday morning at Rock Church Cemetery, conducted
by Rev. Geo. W. Holloman, a brother-in-law of the deceased.
His wife died about ten years ago and since that time he and
his son, F.A. Brooks, have made their home together. The
surviving children are F.A., H.T., and James W. Brooks who
live in the same neighborhood, and Mrs. Ada Haggard of
Lampasas. Besides the children, he had a sister, Mrs.
Jim Martin of Snyder, who is 81 years of age and unable to
attend the funeral, and a brother near Alpine, who could not
be reached with the message of his death.

Info from:
Troy G. Brooks. GGGrandson of Allen Brooks (1818-1903).
24 Apr 2010. brooks7180@yahoo.com He was buried in Rock Creek Cemetery, Lampasas, Lampasas, TX.31
Goyen family records give his name as "Alan." This submitter has used "Allen," since that was the spelling used in the old records such as census, cemetery, deeds, and so forth. In other records, such as old deed records, his name is given as "Allan."

Evidence that Allen Brooks was a son of John Brooks and Elizabeth Toler is supported by the family information provided by John Brooks descendant Gina Goyen Paddock, through her grandmother and great-aunt, who list three older sons of John Brooks and his first wife: Alan (Allen?), McCager (Micager?), and John. Allen Brooks' published biographical sketch on the occasion of his 61st wedding anniversary also states he was a son of John Brooks and grandson of Micajah Brooks (see below).

Listed among the early land grant recipients of Denton County, Texas are: Allen Brooks, Micager Brooks, and John L. Brooks.

An Allen Brooks Esq. was the officiator at a wedding between Mary A. Sansing and B. (Benjamin) N. McClure in Denton County, Texas in 1856, at the home of "M. Brooks," witnessed by "M. Brooks" and "S. E. Brooks." Mary A. Sansing was a sister to Susan Elaine Sansing Brooks, wife of Micager Brooks
who went to California in 1858.

The 1870 Census of Lampasas County, Texas lists HH #20 farmer Allen Brooks, age 50, born Georgia with wife Elizabeth, age 47, born Georgia, son Josephus age 20 born Mississippi, Mary age 16 born Texas, James age 12 born Texas, and Donna age 7 born Texas. Next door resides William "Broks" age 32 born Georgia, with wife Nancy. Next door to William resided Ross Brooks, age 30, born Georgia. Next door to Ross resided Charles Witcher, age 26, born Georgia, with wife Mahala age 24 born Georgia. (Mahala was Mahala Rasbury, therefore a niece to Allen Brooks.)

Allen Brooks owned land in Lampasas County as did John C. Rasbury.

An article in "The Lampasas Leader" dated Friday October 28, 1898 describes Allen Brooks and wife Elizabeth Anne Pollard, on the occasion of their 61 years of marriage. It states: "Mr. Brooks comes of longlived ancestry, his father, John Brooks, dying at 90 odd, and his grandfather, Micajah Brooks, reached the remarkable age of 118 years." Copy of article in this submitter's possession. (Important note: Micajah Brooks' age at death was documented as 101, according to DAR records, and not 118.)

Allen Brooks is listed as Head of Household in the 1840 Census of Paulding County, Georgia.

Allen Brooks' obituary states that he was the father of 13 children, 8 of whom predeceased him.

The 1880 census of Lampasas County lists Allan Brooks age 63 with wife Betsey Brooks age 59 and a granddaughter, Betty Lee Morris, age 8. It is not known which of Allen Brooks' daughters was the mother of this child.

Source:
Descendants of John Brooks, Esq
e-mail from Nancy Shire
sndshire@sbcglobal.net

6 Sep 2007
Descendant of John and Elizabeth Taler Brooks.
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Per the 1850 US Federal Census the family lived at Western Division,
Chickasaw, Mississippi, USA (Occupation-Farmer). Current undocumented
evidence shows the family moving to Upshur/Hopkins County, TX, USA.
Texas General Land Office Land Grants shows the family owning 1,271.50
acres of land, in the mid 1850's, in the southwest side of Denton County,
TX, USA. The 18 July 1860 US Federal Census shows the family living in
Precinct No.7, Palo Pinto County, TX, USA (Occupation-Stock raiser). Next
the family is recorded in the 1870 US Federal Census living at Precinct No.
5, Lampasas County, TX, USA (Occupation-Farming). Lampasas County
Deeds show the Allen purchasing land as early as 20 June 1868 and
purchasing additional land from the State of Texas in the mid 1870's.

Source:
Troy G. Brooks. GGGrandson of Allen Brooks (1818-1903).
24 Apr 2010. brooks7180@yahoo.com Parents: John BROOKS and Elizabeth TOLAR.

Spouse: Elizabeth Ann "Bettie" POLLARD. Elizabeth Ann "Bettie" POLLARD and Allen BROOKS355 were married on 10 March 1837 in Paulding, Walton, GA.31,355 Children were: William T. BROOKS, John J. BROOKS, Lewis J. BROOKS, Sarah Elizabeth BROOKS, Elizabeth Jane BROOKS, Josephus Cornelius BROOKS, Martha A. BROOKS, Mary J. BROOKS, Nancy R. BROOKS, James Tosnar BROOKS, Royston Whatley BROOKS, Donna I. BROOKS, Bettie Evelyn N. BROOKS.


Andrew BROOKS32,33 was born in 1849 in MS.33 He died. Parents: John L. BROOKS and Jane ADAIR.


Ann BROOKS71 died.

Spouse: William HEADEN Sr. Ann BROOKS and William HEADEN Sr were married.


Annie BROOKS32,33 was born in 1846 in GA.33 She died. Parents: John L. BROOKS and Jane ADAIR.


Ava Jean BROOKS355 was born about 1920 in Scott Co., AR.355 She died in Temple, Bell, TX.355 Parents: James Wesley BROOKS and Edith Mae TRUSSELL.

Spouse: Living. Children were: Living, Living, Living, Living, Living, Living.


Balaam BROOKS31 was born about 1763.31 He died about 1860 at the age of 97.31 Baalam Brooks was a Revolutionary War soldier. His full name may have been William Balaam Brooks.
Some researchers list him as "Allen Brooks."

Jane May Brooks, Baalam's mother, gave him 100 acres of land.

Baalam Brooks and Mary McGlammery/McGlamery are said to have had two sons, Moses Brooks and James Brooks.


Source:
Descendants of John Brooks, Esq
e-mail from Nancy Shire
sndshire@sbcglobal.net
6 Sep 2007
Descendant of John and Elizabeth Taler Brooks. Parents: John BROOKS Jr and Jane Jean MAY.

Spouse: Mary MC GLAMMERY. Mary MC GLAMMERY and Balaam BROOKS were married on 11 August 1802 in Warren Co., GA.31


Barbara J. BROOKS32,1865 was born in December 1896 in CA.32,1865 She died. Parents: Micajah E. BROOKS and Sarah A. UNKN.


Bettie Evelyn N. BROOKS355 died. Parents: Allen BROOKS and Elizabeth Ann "Bettie" POLLARD.


Carmen BROOKS32,1866 was born in 1907 in Tulare Co., CA.32,1866 She died. Parents: Parker A. BROOKS and Ellen B. UNKN.


Carter BROOKS31 was born in 1843 in Paulding Co., GA.31 He died on 31 December 1862 at the age of 19 in Richmond, VA.31 He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond, VA.31 Parents: Micajah BROOKS and Margaret T. CARTER.


Living (private).355 Parents: Norwyn BROOKS and Living.


Living (private).355 Parents: Living and Living.


Cleone BROOKS32,1865 was born in December 1899 in CA.32,1867 She died. Parents: Micajah E. BROOKS and Sarah A. UNKN.


Cynthia BROOKS32,1868 was born in 1853 in GA.1869 She died. Parents: James Micajah BROOKS and Susan Elaine SANSING.


David BROOKS31 was born after 1750.31 He died in 1799 at the age of 49 in Newberry Co., SC.31 Parents: Mark BROOKS Sr and Fannie HARRIS.


Delaney BROOKS31,1870,1871 was born on 3 September 1815 in Putnam Co., GA.31 She died on 10 October 1889 at the age of 74 in Lampasas, Lampasas, TX.31 She was buried in Oakhill Cemetery, Lampasas, Lampasas, TX.31,1872 The preponderance of evidence indicates that Delaney Brooks was the oldest child born to John Brooks and Elizabeth Tolar.

John C. Rasbury was from Carroll County, Georgia where he married Delaney. He was a Justice of the Peace who signed as witness to the probate papers of Micajah Brooks.

Information concerning this family comes from Bonnie Reach of Grand Prairie, Texas, whose husband is a descendant of Delaney and John C. Rasbury.

Oakhill Cemetery, where Delaney Brooks Rasbury and John C. Rasbury are buried, is in the Witcher Family Plot where other Brooks family members were buried.

Source:
Descendants of John Brooks, Esq
e-mail from Nancy Shire
sndshire@sbcglobal.net

6 Sep 2007
Descendant of John and Elizabeth Taler Brooks.

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Living with son, Hosea Rasbury in 1880. Parents: John BROOKS and Elizabeth TOLAR.

Spouse: John Camp RASBURY Judge. Delaney BROOKS and John Camp RASBURY Judge1872 were married on 22 January 1833 in Carroll Co., GA.31 Children were: Micajah B. RASBURY, Mansel W. RASBURY, John M. H. RASBURY, Reuben RASBURY, Allen RASBURY, Mahala Jones RASBURY, Hosea Camp RASBURY.


Donald Allen BROOKS355 was born on 13 December 1928 in Lampasas, Lampasas, TX.355 He died on 18 July 1996 at the age of 67 in Decatur, Macon, IL..355 Obit:
Donald Allen Brooks, 66, of Decatur, Il, died July 18, 1996 at his residence. Graveside
services were held July 22 in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Riverton, Il. Mr. Brooks
was born Dec. 13, 1929, in Lampasas, Texas, to James and Gracie Bagby Brooks. He
was retired from Borg-Warner and the from Climate Control. Mr. Brooks was a member
and elder of Worldwide Church of God. He was married to Betty Torbert on Oct. 4, 1952.
Survivors include his parents of Lampasas; his wife of Decatur; son, Richard, of Bryan, TX;
daughter, Rita Allen and husband Tonnie, of Urbana, III; a brother Troy Sr. Of Copperas
Cove, TX; and grand children, Derek and Bryan Allen, of Urbana, III. The family request
memorials be made to DMH Hospice. Dawson & Wilkoff, West Wood Street, Funeral
Home had charge of arrangements.

Source:
Troy G. Brooks. GGGrandson of Allen Brooks 1818-1903.
e-mail 24 Apr 2010. brooks718@yahoo.com Parents: James Renty BROOKS and Gracie BAGBY.


Donna I. BROOKS355 died. Parents: Allen BROOKS and Elizabeth Ann "Bettie" POLLARD.


Elijah BROOKS133 was born about 1792 in NC.31,133 He died after 1830 at the age of 38 in Paulding Co., GA.31,133 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE:Separated] Elijah Brooks lived in Henry County, Georgia in 1830.

A WorldConnect link states Elijah was buried at Felton County, Georgia and that he and Rachel Brewer married about 1814 at Tate, Pickens County, Georgia.

There is an Elijah Brooks (US Army Pvt.) buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, death date listed as January 17, 1865. Descendant Wandell Brooks believed this is the same Elijah Brooks. This researcher (Nancy Shire) does not think this is true.

The list of Elijah Brooks' children submitted to various sites by different researchers is confusing and varies from one researcher to another. Descendant Wandell Brooks gave the following list of children:

1. William A. Brooks
2. Grace Brooks
3. John A. Brooks
4. Francis Marion Brooks
5. James Pleasant Brooks
6. Frances Elizabeth Brooks

Researcher Teresa Faloon adds the following:

7. May Brooks
8. Nancy Brooks
9. Susan Brooks
10. Mary Brooks b. about 1820
11. Jane Brooks -- married Joseph Goddard ? (see 1880 census transcribed herein)
12. Janie Brooks b. 1859, married Joshah (Joshua?) Smith Pope
13. Mary M. Brooks b. 1864, married Francis William Pope

The last two were probably NOT children of Rachel Brewer and Elijah Brooks, as Rachel would have been way too old in 1859 and 1864 to bear children.

The 1880 census of Fish Creek, Polk County, Georgia has the following family:

Joseph B. Goddard, age 56, born GA
Jane Goddard, wife, age 57, born 57
Elijah Brooks, age 20, relationship not stated, born GA
Rachel Brooks, age 83, widow, relationship not stated, born GA

If this Rachel Brooks was Rachel Brewer Brooks, and if her age in the census is correct, she was born about 1797.

Source:
Descendants of John Brooks, Esq
e-mail from Nancy Shire
sndshire@sbcglobal.net

6 Sep 2007
Descendant of John and Elizabeth Taler Brooks. Parents: Micajah BROOKS and Mary HUNTER.

Spouse: Mary UNKN. Mary UNKN and Elijah BROOKS were married about 1814 in Tate, Pickens, GA.31,133

Spouse: Rachel BREWER. Rachel BREWER and Elijah BROOKS were married after 1826 in GA.31 Children were: William A. BROOKS, Grace BROOKS, John A. BROOKS, Francis Marion BROOKS, James Pleasant BROOKS, Frances Elizabeth BROOKS.


Elisha BROOKS31 was born on 27 May 1786 in Wilkes Co., GA.31 He died on 5 June 1878 at the age of 92 in GA.31 He was buried in Draketown, Haralson, GA.31
Information concerning the burial place for Elisha Brooks and Fanny Moseley comes from a descendant,
Fred A. Brock, 8228 Columbia Drive, Tyler, Texas 75703.

The part of Wilkes County where Elisha was born is now in Columbia County.

The family of Elisha and Frances Brooks was enumerated in the 1850 US Census of Paulding County, Georgia, as follows:

Elisha Brooks, age 64, born GA, Farmer
Frances Brooks, age 57, born GA
Mary Ann Brooks, age 21, born GA
Frances E. Brooks, age 19, born GA
Martha Brooks, age 17, born GA
John L. Brooks, age 14, born GA
Rebecca J. Brooks, age 13, born GA
Margaret H. Brooks, age 11, born GA
William H. Brooks, age 6, born GA

At least one researcher has confused the John L. Brooks age 14 above with John L. Brooks born in 1822 who married Jane Adair in 1841. Obviously they were first cousins with the same name, but Elisha's son
was much younger. It is not known what happened to the John L. Brooks son of Elisha in this census.

Ida Brooks Kellam stated that Elisha was married a second time, to a "Miss Moore." There is no evidence for this.

Source:
Descendants of John Brooks, Esq
e-mail from Nancy Shire
sndshire@sbcglobal.net
6 Sep 2007
Descendant of John and Elizabeth Taler Brooks. Parents: Micajah BROOKS and Mary HUNTER.

Spouse: Frances MOSELEY. Frances MOSELEY and Elisha BROOKS were married on 2 June 1814 in Putnam Co., GA.31 Children were: Mary Ann BROOKS, Frances E. BROOKS, Martha BROOKS, John L. BROOKS, Rebecca Jane BROOKS, Margaret H. BROOKS, William H. BROOKS.


Eliza A. BROOKS31,1460,1873 was born on 9 December 1835 in Van Wert, Paulding, GA.31,1460 She died on 14 November 1867 at the age of 31 in Gilmer, Upshaw, TX.31,1460 She was buried in Enon Cemetery, Gilmer, Upsure, TX.31 Eliza A. Brooks Beck was buried in an unmarked grave in or near Gilmer, Texas.

Information concerning Eliza A. Brooks and James Robert Beck was sent from their descendant, Dorothy Baker Ballard, 1809 Lawson Lane, Amarillo, TX 79106, in 1976. Other information concerning the children of this family is from various sources on RootsWeb GenConnect boards, and from the cemetery records of Hopkins County, the marriage records for Hopkins County, and the Resthaven Cemetery at Shawnee, Pottawatami County, Oklahoma (family of John Hamilton "Jake" Beck and wife Mollie Clapp Beck).

Reseaercher Nancy Grogan lists this person as "Elizabeth Ann Brooks."

Source:
Descendants of John Brooks, Esq
e-mail from Nancy Shire
sndshire@sbcglobal.net

6 Sep 2007
Descendant of John and Elizabeth Taler Brooks. Parents: John BROOKS and Elizabeth TOLAR.

Spouse: James Robert BECK. Eliza A. BROOKS and James Robert BECK were married on 19 February 1852 in Gilmer, Upshaw, TX.31,1460


Elizabeth BROOKS31 was born after 1768.31 She died. Parents: Mark BROOKS Sr and Fannie HARRIS.


Elizabeth BROOKS31,133 was born about 1795 in GA.31,133 She died in Polk Co., GA.133 Parents: Micajah BROOKS and Mary HUNTER.

Spouse: Unkn JOHNSON. Elizabeth BROOKS and Unkn JOHNSON were married.31


Elizabeth Jane BROOKS355 died. Parents: Allen BROOKS and Elizabeth Ann "Bettie" POLLARD.


Fannie BROOKS31 died. Parents: Mark BROOKS Sr and Fannie HARRIS.


Felix A. BROOKS1874,1875 was born in September 1875 in TX.1874,1875 He died. Parents: Josephus Cornelius BROOKS and Margaret Ellen MORRIS.


Frances E. BROOKS31 was born in 1831 in GA.31 She died. Parents: Elisha BROOKS and Frances MOSELEY.


Frances Elizabeth BROOKS31 died. Parents: Elijah BROOKS and Rachel BREWER.

Spouse: Tom ATKINS. Frances Elizabeth BROOKS and Tom ATKINS were married.31


Francis BROOKS32,1876 was born in 1860 in TX.1876 She died. Parents: John L. BROOKS and Jane ADAIR.


Francis Marion BROOKS31 died. Parents: Elijah BROOKS and Rachel BREWER.


Grace BROOKS31 died. Parents: Elijah BROOKS and Rachel BREWER.

Spouse: Thomas ATKINS. Grace BROOKS and Thomas ATKINS were married.31


Green Lee BROOKS31 was born about 1846 in Paulding Co., GA.31 He died. Parents: Micajah BROOKS and Margaret T. CARTER.

Spouse: Lucinda CHEEK. Lucinda CHEEK and Green Lee BROOKS were married on 5 April 1868 in Polk Co., GA.31


Henry T. BROOKS1877,1878 was born in May 1879 in TX.1877,1878 He died. Parents: Josephus Cornelius BROOKS and Margaret Ellen MORRIS.


Isaac BROOKS31 died. Isaac Brooks was a Revolutionary War soldier. He is assumed to be a son of John and Jane May Brooks, but some researchers do not include him. His birth date is sometimes listed as 1751 and sometimes 1761 or even 1762. The "Knights History of Georgia" states that Isaac remained in North Carolina when the rest
of his family went to Georgia.

Source:
Descendants of John Brooks, Esq
e-mail from Nancy Shire
sndshire@sbcglobal.net
6 Sep 2007
Descendant of John and Elizabeth Taler Brooks. Parents: John BROOKS Jr and Jane Jean MAY.


Isaac BROOKS31,133 was born about 1726 in York Co., SC.31,133 He died in 1825 at the age of 99 in Chatham Co., NC.31,133 Ida Brooks Kellam in "Brooks and Kindred Families" states that Isaac Brooks was "recorded as youngest son of John and Susan Brooks."

Isaac Brooks was deeded his father's home place in Chatham County, NC in March 1759.
He was a charter member of the Haw River Church with his wife Ruth Terrell Brooks and their daughter Mary.
During the Revolution he had a narrow escape from the Tories when they came to arrest him -- they chased him upstairs but he eventually escaped through a second story window.

Isaac Brooks was in the Battle of Alamance during the Revolution. He owned many acres of land, had many slaves, and was able to provide handsomely for his son Terrell Sr. in a deed dated 1792, Pittsboro, NC.

There is a transcription of his Will in the book "Brooks and Kindred Families" by Ida Brooks Kellam. It was made on 5 March 1815 and proved in May 1825.

He was a Planter and Assemblyman. Isaac Brooks and Ruth Terrell had the following children:

Mary Brooks
Anne Brooks
Phoebe Brooks
William Terrell Brooks
Nancy Brooks
Amelia "Milly" Brooks
Sarah "Sally" Brooks
Elizabeth Brooks
Joseph John Brooks
Ruth Terrell Brooks

Source:
Descendants of John Brooks, Esq
e-mail from Nancy Shire
sndshire@sbcglobal.net
6 Sep 2007
Descendant of John and Elizabeth Taler Brooks. Parents: John BROOKS Sr and Susan UNKN.

Spouse: Ruth TERRELL. Ruth TERRELL and Isaac BROOKS were married about 1760 in Chatham Co., NC.31,133

Spouse: Hannah HARPER. Hannah HARPER and Isaac BROOKS were married.31,133


Jacob BROOKS152 died.

Spouse: Rosanna WARREN. Rosanna WARREN and Jacob BROOKS were married. Children were: Priscilla BROOKS.


James BROOKS31,133 was born about 1725 in NC.31,133 He died after 1812 at the age of 87 in GA.31,133 He owned land in Orange County, North Carolina in 1767, gifted to him by John Brooks. Between 1771 and 1782 was granted 450 acres in Anson County, North Carolina, in a part that was later to become South Carolina when the state lines were established. He owned land in Berkeley County and Craven County, South Carolina. (Craven County was later Edgefield County.)
James Brooks was a private in the South Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War.
James Brooks and first wife Elizabeth Smith had the following children, according to researcher Cindy McCachern:
Dudley Brooks born before 1761
Hannah Brooks
William Elisha Brooks
Dorothea "Dorothy" Ann Brooks born before 1765
Zachariah Smith Brooks

James Brooks and second wife Margaret Thomason had the following children, according to Cindy McCachern:
Simon Brooks
Jacob Brooks born about 1768
Esau Brooks Sr.
Elizabeth Brooks
Aaron Brooks born after 1768
John Brooks born after 1768
? Brooks
? Brooks

James Brooks and his third wife Unity ? had the following children (per McCachern):
James Brooks Jr. born before 1812
Jacob Brooks born before 1812

Source:
Descendants of John Brooks, Esq
e-mail from Nancy Shire
sndshire@sbcglobal.net
6 Sep 2007
Descendant of John and Elizabeth Taler Brooks. Parents: John BROOKS Sr and Susan UNKN.

Spouse: Elizabeth SMITH. Elizabeth SMITH and James BROOKS were married about 1759 in Chatham Co., NC.31,133

Spouse: Margaret THOMASON. Margaret THOMASON and James BROOKS were married about 1766 in Chatham Co., NC.31,133

Spouse: Unity UNKN. Unity UNKN and James BROOKS were married about 1810.31


James BROOKS31 was born about 1769 in NC.31 He died about 1821 at the age of 52 in Columbia Co., GA.31 James Brooks is often confused with a Rev. James Brooks born 1758 in Virginia who lived in Oglethorpe County, Georgia and died in Jasper County, Georgia.

James and Falby Cobb Brooks had known children: Joseph Cobb Brooks born 27 Aug 1792, Jacob R. Brooks born 6 Dec 1806. There were probably other children.

Source:
Descendants of John Brooks, Esq
e-mail from Nancy Shire
sndshire@sbcglobal.net
6 Sep 2007
Descendant of John and Elizabeth Taler Brooks. Parents: John BROOKS Jr and Jane Jean MAY.

Spouse: Falby COBB. Falby COBB and James BROOKS were married about 1790.31


James BROOKS32,33 was born in 1844 in GA.33 He died. Parents: John L. BROOKS and Jane ADAIR.


James Micajah BROOKS31,32,1879,1880,1881 was born on 6 January 1827 in Cartersville, Bartow, GA.31,32 He died on 1 April 1907 at the age of 80 in Harrington, Lincoln, WA.31,32 Sources for this family:
Early Hopkins County deed records show that Allen and "Micajah" Brooks purchased land there in November 1850. (Book B, page 403, State of Texas, County of Hopkins, deed from William Barnes to Allen Brooks and Micajah Brooks, 22 November 1850.) These same two, Allen Brooks and "Micerjah" Brooks, sold land to John Brooks on 13 December 1852. This John Brooks was presumably their father, who arrived in Hopkins County at a later date. It is believed they were brothers, sons of John Brooks.
The name "Micager" was originally, and correctly, spelled "Micajah." Another variant spelling of the same name in Brooks family records is "McCager" which was the way the name was pronounced.

Other sources of information:
1. Vivian Cottey Soule, granddaughter of Cynthia Tennessee Brooks McCutchan.
2. B. Naydine Ziegler, granddaughter of Paulding or "Paul" Brooks, son of James Micager Brooks.
3. Deep Creek Cemetery records and tombstones, Tulare County, Calilfornia.
4. Hillcrest Cemetery records and tombstones at Harrington, Lincoln County, Washington.
5. 1860 and 1870 California US Census
6. Birth list from family Bible copied by Micager Brooks, Jr. Whereabouts of Bible unknown.
7. Stevens County, Washington Marriage Records 1886-1890.
8. Beck family records, showing a "Jim" Brooks who went to California. This is the only reference known to the nickname "Jim."
9. Correspondence with Flossie Brooks Luddington, granddaughter of Micager and Mahala Goodin Brooks, who lived in Ephrata, Washington in the mid 1970's.

Micajah Brooks was always called "Uncle Micager" or just "Uncle Cager." He first settled in Tulare County, California after leaving Texas. Later he moved to Lincoln County, Washington with his second wife, Mahala Goodin Starns, where he died and is buried. His grave is at Harrington, Washington.

Micager and Susan Sansing Brooks left Georgia after the birth of daughter Henrietta in 1851. They resided in Texas for a short time, probably Denton County, Texas, where Susan Sansing Brooks had family. Land records for Denton County show a Micager Brooks as a landowner. Daughter Cynthia was born in Texas in 1854, son Parker was born in Texas in 1857 (although he himself believed he was born in Georgia). In 1858 the family traveled by ox-team across the plains to California, first arriving in Porterville, then settling in the Exeter area. Micager was a stock grower and also raised sheep. (Ref: Tulare County Biographical sketch of Parker Rice Brooks)
Subject was listed as "Mikasa" Brooks with wife Susan and children Iverson, Mary, Robert, Cynthia, Parker, and Mancill in the 1860 census of Tulare County, California.

Some family records indicate that this family was from Cartersville, Georgia, which is in Bartow County, next to Paulding County. Cartersville is approximately 15 miles from Rockmart, Georgia where old Micajah
Brooks, Revolutionary War veteran, is buried.

Micajah Brooks descendant Wandell Brooks indicated that Uncle Micager was "James Micaiah" (which he pronounced "Micayah"). This is the first independent confirmation, besides the Beck family records, that indicate Uncle Micager's first name really was "James" or "Jim." However, Wandell Brooks did not provide any source for this information. Wandell Brooks is now deceased.

Source:
Descendants of John Brooks, Esq
e-mail from Nancy Shire
sndshire@sbcglobal.net

6 Sep 2007
Descendant of John and Elizabeth Taler Brooks. Parents: John BROOKS and Elizabeth TOLAR.

Spouse: Susan Elaine SANSING. Susan Elaine SANSING and James Micajah BROOKS were married in 1846 in Cartersville, Bartow, GA.31,32 Children were: Jossen BROOKS, Mary BROOKS, Robert BROOKS, Cynthia BROOKS, Parker A. BROOKS, Mancai BROOKS, Paulden BROOKS, Minnie BROOKS, Micajah E. BROOKS.

Spouse: Mahala GOODIN. Mahala GOODIN and James Micajah BROOKS were married on 13 July 1870 in Tulare, Tulare, CA.31,32


James Pleasant BROOKS31 died. Parents: Elijah BROOKS and Rachel BREWER.

Spouse: Melvina LOVELL. Melvina LOVELL and James Pleasant BROOKS were married.31


James Renty BROOKS355 was born on 22 September 1909 in Hamilton Co., TX.355 He died on 23 January 2004 at the age of 94 in Lampasas, Lampasas, TX.355 James Renty Brooks was born 22 September 1909, Hamilton, Hamilton County, Texas. His parents were James (Jim) Wesley Brooks and Edith May Trussell. He had one brother, Norwyn and two sisters, Lavern and Ava. When James was eight months old the family moved to Collingsworth County, TX (1910 Census). The Fourteenth Census of the US: 1920 had the family living in Lewis Township, Scott County Arkansas (he was ten years old). Sometime around the outbreak of World War I the family lived in Granite, Geer County, OK. At this time the family moved to Rumley, Lampasas County, TX. James attended school at Clay Rock School, Rumley, TX. James married Gracie Bagby on 26 October 1928 at Lampasas, Lampasas County, TX. They had two sons Donald Allen and Troy Gayle Brooks. Donald preceded him in death. He was a farmer/rancher until 1952. At that time he and his cousins started building houses in Lampasas, TX. He was a member of the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church of Izoro, Lampasas County, TX. and was very active in the church, serving as a Deacon. He enjoyed refinishing antiques, gardening and fishing. James died on 23 January 2004 at the age of 94.

Source:
Troy G. Brooks. GGGrandson of Allen Brooks 1818-1903.
e-mail 24 Apr 2010. brooks 718@yahoo.com Parents: James Wesley BROOKS and Edith Mae TRUSSELL.

Spouse: Gracie BAGBY. Gracie BAGBY and James Renty BROOKS355 were married on 6 October 1928 in Lampasas, Lampasas, TX.355 Children were: Donald Allen BROOKS, Living.


James Thomas BROOKS31,1460,1873 was born on 12 December 1849 in Paulding Co., GA.31,1460,1873 He died on 9 January 1939 at the age of 89 in Italy, Ellis, TX.31,1460
J. T. Brooks' death certificate states he was born in 1848, but based on his age in his obituary notice and his age in all known censuses, including his age of "8/12" in 1850, it is clear he was born in 1849.

This family is found in the 1880 census for District 49, Ellis County, Texas as follows:

James Brooks, 31, born GA, Farmer, father b. GA, mother b. TN
Elizabeth Brooks, 31, b. AL, father born SC, mother born AL
John Brooks, son, age 10, born TX
William Brooks, son, age 8, born TX
Elizabeth Brooks, daughter, age 7, born TX
Carrie Brooks, daughter, age 5, born TX
Jodie Brooks, daughter, age 3, born TX
James Brooks, son, age 2, born TX
Lula Brooks, daughter, age 5M, born TX

Source:
Descendants of John Brooks, Esq
e-mail from Nancy Shire
sndshire@sbcglobal.net

6 Sep 2007
Descendant of John and Elizabeth Taler Brooks. Parents: John BROOKS and Elizabeth C. "Eliza" MC FARLAND.

Spouse: Elizabeth Jane TURNER. Elizabeth Jane TURNER and James Thomas BROOKS were married in February 1868 in Gilmer, Upshaw, TX.31,1460


James Tosnar BROOKS355 died. Parents: Allen BROOKS and Elizabeth Ann "Bettie" POLLARD.


James Wesley BROOKS355,1882 was born on 2 July 1889 in Rumley (Grundyville), Lampasas Co., TX.355,1882 He died on 21 October 1962 at the age of 73 in Lampasas, Lampasas, TX.355,1883 He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas, Lampasas, TX.355 James (Jim) Wesley Brooks was born 02 July 1889, at Rumley aka Grundyville, Lampasas County, Texas. His parents were Josephus Cornelius Brooks and Margaret Ellen Morris. He spent most of his youth and adult life in the community of Rumley, TX. He married Edith Mae Brooks on 22 December 1908. See James Renty Brooks for family movements. J. W. and Edith lived and raised their family in the house that his father Josephus and his wife built. They inherited this property from Felix Brooks, Jim's brother. In the early 1950's they sold this property to a second cousin Vernon Clifford Brooks. James and Edith move to Goldthwait, TX and in the late 1950's moved to Lampasas, TX. J.W. was a devoted member of the Primitive Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon in the church most of his adult life. James died on 21 October 1962 at the age of 73 years. He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas, Lampasas County, TX. His hobbies were gardening and raising parakeet's.

WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. www.ancestry.com Database online. Roll 1851779, Draft board 0, Record for James Wesley Brooks.

Source:
Troy G. Brooks. GGGrandson of Allen Brooks 1818-1903.
e-mail 24 Apr 2010. brooks718@yahoo.com Parents: Josephus Cornelius BROOKS and Margaret Ellen MORRIS.

Spouse: Edith Mae TRUSSELL. Edith Mae TRUSSELL and James Wesley BROOKS355 were married on 22 December 1908 in Hamilton Co., TX.355 Children were: James Renty BROOKS, Norwyn BROOKS, Laverne BROOKS, Ava Jean BROOKS.