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
OLD SETTLER PASSES AWAY
With the death of J. C. Brooks passes one of the oldest
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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
Researcher Teresa Faloon adds the following:
7. May Brooks
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
If this Rachel Brooks was Rachel Brewer Brooks, and if her age in the census is correct, she was born about 1797.
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
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
Ida Brooks Kellam stated that Elisha was married a second time, to a "Miss Moore." There is no evidence for this.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Green Lee BROOKS31 was born about 1846 in Paulding Co., GA.31 He died. Parents: Micajah BROOKS and Margaret T. CARTER.
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.
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.
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:
Jacob BROOKS152 died.
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
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:
James Brooks and his third wife Unity ? had the following children (per McCachern):
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.
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:
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)
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
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.
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.
James Pleasant BROOKS31 died. Parents: Elijah BROOKS and Rachel BREWER.
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.
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
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.
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.