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Jane "Jennie" BROOKS133 was born about 1793 in Columbia Co., GA.31,133 She died about 1888 at the age of 95 in Polk Co., GA.31 Parents: Micajah BROOKS and Mary HUNTER.

Spouse: Hugh WILSON. Jane "Jennie" BROOKS and Hugh WILSON were married on 23 July 1809 in Putnam Co., GA.31 Children were: John W. WILSON, Mary H. WILSON, Emily WILSON, Nancy WILSON, Sarah S. WILSON, William McLin WILSON, Micajah WILSON, Martha WILSON, George W. WILSON, James B. WILSON, Elizabeth WILSON, Caroline Frances WILSON, Margaret H. WILSON, Amanda H. Brooks WILSON.


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


Joab BROOKS31,133 was born about 1712 in NC.31,133 He died before 14 November 1775 at the age of 63 in Chatham Co., NC.31 Joab Brooks settled in Chatham County with his brother Mark, on the headwaters of Ephraim's Creek, about 2 miles northwest of Ore Hill. He is thought by some researchers to have been born in England. Among the highlights of his life, he was: - granted land in Bladen County, North Carolina in 1756 and 1757. (Later Cumberland County.) - living in Orange County in October 1758 when he sold land to William Lomax. - was Magistrate of Orange County 1757, member of governing body 1758 - refused to qualify as a member of the Court in 1761, "probably because of his Regulator sympathies" (see Kellam, "Brooks and Kindred Families") - by 1769-70 the courts were almost entirely made up of Regulators, and by then he was again serving in the Court - was appointed Judge of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Session 1774

On 14 November 1775 Joab Brooks' Will was proved in Court by Thomas and Isaac Brooks, his Executors, and the estate ordered sold. The Will itself has not been found.

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Spouse: Catherine DIMMAUX. Catherine DIMMAUX and Joab BROOKS were married.31


Joab BROOKS31 was born about 1753 in NC.31 He died in 1804 at the age of 51 in Warren Co., GA.31 Joab Brooks was a Revolutionary War Soldier. He lived inWarren County, Georgia where in 1784 he was granted 250 acres of land for Revolutionary War service. In 1789 he bought land in Wilkes County, Georgia on Rocky Comfort Creek, which later became Warren County.

Joab Brooks left a Will dated 19 March 1804, proved in September of that same year.

Joab and Catherine Campbell Brooks are said to have had the following known children:

1. Mary "Polly" Brooks, born after 1783, married to a Mr. Kitchner
2. John Brooks, born 28 Feb 1786, married 16 Feb 1808 to Nancy Nunn in Warren County, GA. He lived in Wilkerson County, GA.
3. Micajah Brooks, born about 1787, married Charity Pool. Lived in Noxubee County, Mississippi (1850 census) with wife "Caty," age 64. Was this Charity Pool?
4. Allen Brooks, born 14 July 1793, married Narcissa (or Narcissus) Carter 11 Feb 1817 in Warren County,
GA, died 19 Oct 1866. He lived in Lowndes County, Mississippi.
5. Jane Brooks, born about 1797, married Vincent Pratt 18 Dec 1817 in Warren County, GA.
6. Elizabeth Brooks -- sometimes called "Sara Elizabeth" -- born about 1792, married Leonard Pratt 14 Feb 1809.
7. Terrell Brooks, born about 1798, married first Elizabeth Travis on 23 Dec 1819 in Warren County, GA; married second to Margaret "Peggy" ?, lived in Lowndes County, Mississippi.
8. Martin Brooks, born after 1798, died 1834 in Muscogee, GA. May have lived in Tennessee.
9. William Brooks, or William Charles Brooks, born about 1802 in Georgia, married Phoebe Hill on 9 Jan 1828 in Warren County, GA. Moved to Pike County, Alabama.

The Allen Brooks family (#4 above) lived near Crawford, MS near Lowndes and Noxubee Counties. Allen died 2 Oct 1866 and was buried next to his wife "Narcissus" in the Brooks/Henkel Cemetery 2 miles east of Crawford, MS. He had at least four children and probably more: Mary, John M., Margaret A., Georgiana. (1850 census Lowndes County, MS)

Terrell Brooks also lived in Lowndes County and had at least six children, probably more: John, Mary A., Harriet, James, Margaret, and Kate. (1850 and 1860 censuses of Lowndes County, MS)

Micajah Brooks (#3 above) died in 1851. He had at least five children: Micajah Madison Brooks, Thomas Brooks, William C. Brooks, Matthew Brooks, and Jane C. Brooks.

At the time of the 1850 census Allen Brooks was one of the largest slave owners in that part of Mississippi, owning 81 slaves. He and his brothers "McCager" and "Teral" came to Mississippi about 1830 from Warren
County, Georgia. Micajah's son Thomas was also listed as a "Planter," as was his son Micajah Madison Brooks. I don't know what happened to Thomas, but Micajah Madison Brooks (he was called "Madison") moved to Forney, Kaufman County, Texas with his wife Nancy Barry and several of their children about
1876. Micajah Madison and Nancy Barry Brooks were buried at Hillcrest Cemetery, Forney, Kaufman County, Texas. Nancy died in 1878 and he lived on until 5 September 1905.

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Spouse: Catherine CAMPBELL. Catherine CAMPBELL and Joab BROOKS were married about 1783.31


John BROOKS Sr31,133 was born about 1683 in VA.31 He died about 1766 at the age of 83 in Chatham Co., NC.31 John Brooks Esq. Also known as John Brooks, Sr.

According to the genealogy written by Joseph Headen in 1869, a John Brooks first went from England to the West Indies, then on to Virginia, with five other brothers. "...three of them went North, the other three came South." There seems to be no way to prove whether or not this John Brooks was the same as the John Brooks Esq. believed to be the progenitor of this family line.

Most researchers now believe that John Brooks Esq. was born in Virginia.

Tradition says John Brooks Esq. came to Virginia from England with his wife, Susan, and six sons, lived there a short time, then moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina about 1735.

John Brooks was first granted land in Bladen County, NC which later became Cumberland County. (1735) This may have been in the old Cross Creek area, now Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was Justice of the Peace from 1743-1751 and ran a mill. In 1754 his plantation fell into newly created Cumberland County, where he was appointed Vestryman for the St. David Parish.

A John Brooks received a 640-acre grant of land in Tick Creek (now in Chatham County) in 1755. He is thought to have brought his family by canoe as far up the Cape Fear River as was possible, to settle in an area which later became Orange County, then Chatham County.

John Brooks moved to Orange County, North Carolina (to a part which is now Chatham County) in 1756. He built a 2-story house, framed and weatherboarded with glass windows and paneled doors and a gambrel roof. It was located 3 miles east of Ore Hill and was later deeded to his son Isaac Brooks. It stood until 1940. There is currently an effort among various descendants to reconstruct the old house. (2007)

John Brooks was a vestryman, Justice of the Peace, planter, and miller. He was of the "sect of decenters known as Baptist."

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' Ancestral File site has posted the family of Christopher BROOKS b. 1665 Surrey, England and wife Ann SHAKSPEAR b. 1668 England listing the following children: George (1688-1750), John (1690-1691), John (1692-?), Samuel (1694-?), Francis
(1696-?), perhaps others. These children were all listed as being in Jamaica. Some researchers connect the second "John" listed with John BROOKS Esq., subject of this family group. This seems unlikely.

As previously stated, many believe that John Brooks born in 1690 or thereabouts was most probably born in Virginia. There are records of persons named John Brooks (the name is also spelled Brookes, Brooke, Brook) living in Virginia much earlier than the 1735 date traditionally assigned to John's arrival in the Americas.

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Spouse: Susan UNKN. Susan UNKN and John BROOKS Sr were married about 1708 in VA.31 Children were: Thomas BROOKS, Joab BROOKS, John BROOKS Jr, Mark BROOKS Sr, James BROOKS, Isaac BROOKS, Martha BROOKS.


John BROOKS Jr31,133 was born about 1715 in Bladen Co., NC.31,133 He died before 1780 at the age of 65 in Wilkes Co., GA.31 John Brooks' birth and death dates are unknown; dates given are only guesses based on various clues in the old records. Some sources state he was born in England, but that is improbable given that some researchers now believe his father, also named John, was born in Virginia.

One source from the LDS library states that this John Brooks was born in Virginia and came to North Carolina in 1736, settling near what is now Fayetteville. The source quoted was "Knight's History of Georgia."

A John Brooks apparently resided in Craven County, NC on 9 Sep 1740 where he was listed as a member of "a Sect of decenting people called Baptist...John Brooks (and others) came into court and subscribed the test, the 39 articles of religion being read to them." (Source: "Brooks and Kindred Families, by Ida Brooks Kellam -- also the following notes). Not sure if this is John Brooks Sr. or Jr.

When one John Brooks sold the land in Craven County in 1747 his wife was listed as "Catherine." Either this is not the same John Brooks or he had an earlier wife, before Jane May.

John Brooks was granted 200 acres of land in Craven County, NC in 1746. He was deeded 640 acres in November 1760 by the Earl of Granville. He was listed in 1771 as a planter of Chatham County, North Carolina. He was a member of Orange County Regulators in 1771 along with his brothers Isaac and James.

John Brooks moved to Georgia about 1775 to land that became Wilkes County, Georgia in 1784. (Indian land.) However, some researchers believe that John died in North Carolina and that his widow Jane moved to Georgia with her family after 1779.

Jane May Brooks was listed as a widow in the 1793 tax list of Wilkes County, Georgia. She was living on Briar Creek then.

There are various dates given for John Brooks' death: 1767, 1768, 1767, 1775, 1779, even as late as 1811. If he is the same John Brooks who moved to Georgia about 1775, then his death date is most likely somewhere between 1775 and 1780. One source gives his death date as "after 1768 but before 1780." The 1811 date is given on the LDS site "Ancestral File," source unknown.

There does not seem to be a definitive list of all the names of the children of John and Jane May Brooks. Many sources list a daughter, Susannah, who married James Kelly. However, the dates for Susannah's birth vary wildly -- from the 1750's to June 21, 1792. It seems more likely that she was a granddaughter.
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Spouse: Jane Jean MAY. Jane Jean MAY and John BROOKS Jr were married about 1746 in Chatham Co., NC.31,133 Children were: Isaac BROOKS, John Hanna BROOKS, Joab BROOKS, Micajah BROOKS, Balaam BROOKS, James BROOKS.


John BROOKS31,1460,1873,1884 was born about 1790 in GA.31,1460,1873 He died in March 1879 at the age of 89 in Johnson Co., TX.31,1460 He was buried in Laramore Cemetery, Cleburne, Johnson, TX.31 Micajah Brooks descendant (through Micajah's son Elijah) Wandell Brooks stated that John's middle initial was "D." He did not know what this initial might stand for nor did he cite any source for it.

Some information was obtained from copies of family records of descendants of Eliza Brooks Beck and Mary Elizabeth Brooks Crisp.

There may have been another daughter, Rhoda Belle Brooks, who married Mastin Kearley. There is no proof of a connection, but she could have been one of othe "2 females age 10-15" in the 1830 census listing of Carroll County, Georgia.

The 1830 census of Carroll County, Georgia has the following family:

John Brooks, Head of Household
1 male age 40-50 (John Brooks? Would have been 40 in 1830)
1 female age 30-40 (Elizabeth Tolar Brooks?)

1 male age 10-15 (Allen Brooks? Would have been 12 in 1830)
2 females age 10-15 (Delaney Brooks? Under 15 in 1830. Rhoda Belle Brooks? Age 10 in 1830)
1 male age 5-10 (John L. Brooks? Age 8 in 1830)
1 male under 5 (Micajah "Micager" Brooks? Age 3 in 1830)
1 female under 5 (Nancy Brooks? Under 1 year old in 1830)

It is likely that John Brooks moved to Texas in 1852. If so, then he arrived after his son, John L. Brooks, who was in Texas by 1851. The book, "Brooks and Kindred Families," by Ida Brooks Kellam, indicates that John Brooks was living in Haralson County, Georgia in 1851. Haralson County was not created until 1856, from Carroll and Polk Counties, so he was probably in Polk County (a part of which was Paulding County before Polk was created in 1851). Therefore, John Brooks didn't move -- the county boundaries did. He was in the 1850 census of Paulding County, Georgia, with his family listed as follows:

Household #538 - Census taken October 5, 1850

John Brooks, age 60, real estate value $3,000, born in Georgia
Eliza Brooks, age 41, born Tennessee
Elizabeth Brooks, age 18, born Georgia
Eliza Brooks, age 14, female, born Georgia
Rebecca Brooks, age 12, female, born Georgia
James T. Brooks, age 8/12, born Georgia

Eliza Brooks age 41 in this census was the second wife of John Brooks, Eliza McFarland. Her age suggests that she may have been a widow when she married John.

Early Hopkins County, Texas land records show that John Brooks was sold 320 acres by Allen and Micajah Brooks in December 1852. He sold the same land to his son-in-law Carroll Crisp a year later, in November 1853, and at the same time purchased land in Upshur County, adjacent to Hopkins County.

The Connally family records, as narrated by Jeanette Darby Connally, wife of a descendant of Elizabeth Brooks Crisp, indicate that John and Elizabeth "Toller" Brooks settled on a place ten miles north of Sulphur Springs on 7 November 1852. Elizabeth "Toler" or "Toller" died in 1848. Therefore, the "Elizabeth Brooks" who came to Upshur County with her husband was most likely Elizabeth (or "Eliza") McFarland.

John Brooks' grave is in the Laramore Cemetery located between Cleburne and Alvarado, Texas. His marker reads: "John Brooks, Pvt. Adams Co. Floyds Div. War of 1812. Died March 1879." His wife, Eliza (McFarland) Brooks, was laid to rest beside him.

The grave markers of John and Eliza Brooks in the Laramore Cemetery are listed in a compilation of records of Johnson County cemeteries taken in 1969. The book, which is very worn and in bad shape, is located in the Johnson County Museum in Cleburne, Texas.

War of 1812 records indicate that John Brooks enlisted on 12 September 1813 and was discharged on 6 March 1814. He lived in Paulding County, Georgia in 1851. He lived in Upshur County, Texas in 1855. In 1872 he lived in Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas, where he died in 1879.

Other notes: A John and Elizabeth Brooks were members of the Carroll County, Georgia New Hope Primitive Baptist Church 1828-1845. It is not clear whether or not they were the same persons in this database.

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

Spouse: Elizabeth TOLAR. Elizabeth TOLAR and John BROOKS were married on 8 September 1814 in Putnam Co., GA.31,1460 Children were: Delaney BROOKS, Allen BROOKS, Rhoda Rebecca BROOKS, John L. BROOKS, James Micajah BROOKS, Nancy BROOKS, Mary Elizabeth BROOKS, Eliza A. BROOKS, Rebecca BROOKS.

Spouse: Elizabeth C. "Eliza" MC FARLAND. Elizabeth C. "Eliza" MC FARLAND and John BROOKS were married on 19 January 1849 in Carroll Co., GA.31,1460 Children were: James Thomas BROOKS, Joseph Henry "Joe" BROOKS, William Alexander BROOKS.


John BROOKS32,33 was born in 1857 in TX.1876 He died. Parents: John L. BROOKS and Jane ADAIR.


John A. BROOKS31 died. John A. Brooks married Susan Atkins. There is a John A. Brooks buried at the Fish Creek Cemetery in Paulding County, Georgia with dates of birth and death: 8 Dec 1829 - 25 Aug 1881.

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John Hanna BROOKS31 was born about 1748 in Bladen Co., NC.31 He died about 1815 at the age of 67 in Jones Co., GA.31 John Hanna Brooks was a Revolutionary War Soldier. He received 187-1/2 acres of land as bounty for his service in Washington County, Georgia. Some researchers spell his middle name "Hannah."

John Hanna Brooks also served in the War of 1812, 7th Georgia Militia.

John Hanna Brooks and wife Sarah Terrell are said to have had the following children:
1. Philip Hanna Brooks, born 1772-1773, died 1842 in Jones County, GA.
2. Charles H. Brooks, born about 1777
3. Samuel Brooks, born about 1778
4. William T. Brooks, born 1 Dec 1782 in North Carolina or Virginia
5. John Brooks born 1784-86, in North Carolina or Virginia, married Alice Waldrop in Jones County in 1816. (Marriage Book A, Jones County)
6. Sarah Brooks, born 5 Dec 1787, died 5 Dec 1824. Married Richard Charles Shirley 5 Aug 1804.
7. Isham Brooks, born 1786, died 1852 in Talbot County, GA

At least one researcher adds an 8th child, Isaac Turner Brooks.
So far as this researcher knows, no children were born to John Hanna Brooks by his wife Mary Storey.

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Descendant of John and Elizabeth Taler Brooks. Parents: John BROOKS Jr and Jane Jean MAY.

Spouse: Sarah "Sally" TERRELL. Sarah "Sally" TERRELL and John Hanna BROOKS were married.31

Spouse: Mary STOREY. Mary STOREY and John Hanna BROOKS were married.31


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


John L. BROOKS31,32,33 was born on 10 October 1822 in Van Wert, Paulding, GA.31 He died on 12 April 1903 at the age of 80 in Somersdet, Bexar, TX.31 He was buried in Old Rock Cemetery, Somerset, Bexar, TX.31 The alleged town of John L. Brooks' birth, Van Wert, is in eastern Polk County, Georgia. At one time it was the county seat for Polk County. It is near Rockmart, Georgia. At the time of John's birth, it was in Paulding County. There is no real proof that John was born in Van Wert, but the town is close to where he was born.

John's birth date is recorded in the Family Bible Record Page owned by MinEra Collins, passed on to Nancy S. Shire in 1978.

In District 950 of Paulding County at the time of the 1850 census, the following related families were living:

1) Hosea Camp age 75 with wife Elizabeth age 72, household #540. Hosea was a Methodist preacher; he was deeded the land that John Brooks Sr. lived on in 1849-50. This piece of land and part of the original brick house built by Micajah Brooks is known as the Everette Plantation.

2) John C. Rasbury age 41 with wife Delaney (Brooks) age 35, household #541, with six children. (She was John L. Brooks' older sister.)

3) Household #126 was that of John L. Brooks' grandfather, Micajah Brooks, age 88, with wife Margaret age 42 and two sons, Carter age 7 and Green L. age 5.

John L. Brooks and Jane Adair Brooks traveled from Georgia with other family members to Upshur County, Texas around 1849-50. Their first three children were born in Paulding County, Georgia. The fourth, Andrew Brooks, was born in Mississippi on the way to Texas in May of 1849. They probably stayed in Mississippi several months to grow a crop of grain to feed their large numbers of cattle, sheep, and horses. It is not known where they were at the time of the 1850 census; they may have still been in Mississippi.

The family was enumerated in the 1860 U.S. Census for Upshur County, Texas, page 19, Household Number 138, Family Number 129. The children listed were James, age 16 (James Madison); Annie, age 14 (Henrietta Ann); Andrew, age 11; Mary, age 9 (Mary Ellen); William, age 5 (William Albert); John, age 3
(John Milton); and Frances, age 4/12 (Fannie).

Some time after 1860 John L. and Jane Brooks left Upshur County. It is not known where they went at first, but they may have spent some time in Johnson County, Texas where John Brooks Sr. and wife Eliza had settled along with younger son Joseph. A John L. Brooks was listed as a taxpayer in Johnson County in 1872.

J. L. Brooks age 47, Jane Brooks age 28 (wrong! she was 33), Andrew 21 (he was only 19 or 20), Mary 15 (she was 19), Albert 13 (he was 15), John 12, Fanny 11, Thomas 8, and Maggie 5 are in the 1870 census of Precinct 3, Guadalupe County, Texas. This information was sent to me by Nell Lewis who had read the 1870 Guadalupe County Federal Census, Microfilm Image 4 of 26.

A John L. Brooks is listed as an early landowner in Denton County, Texas, so perhaps he went there for a time before moving on to the San Antonio area. In the same land records are listed his brothers, Allen Brooks and Micajah "Micager" Brooks.

Several of John L. Brooks' sons purchased farmland in Frio County, Texas after it was opened to settlement in the early 1870's.

John L. Brooks does not seem to appear anywhere in the 1900 census, despite searching for every possible combination of name and age range.

John and Jane Adair Brooks were buried in the Old Rock Baptist Church Cemetery at Somerset, Bexar County, Texas along with some of their children.

Most of the dates for the children of John L. Brooks and Jane Adair were obtained from the BrooksFamily Bible Record page in the possession of descendant Nancy Shire, given to her in 1979 by a daughter of Maggie (Magdalen) Brooks Collins, MinEra Collins. The Bible records were sent in a regular business envelope and were in pieces, some as small as 1/2 inch. Over a period of many days the pieces were assembled and taped together. Nearly all the information was salvaged except for a couple of dates that were completely worn away at the edges.

1880 Census of Frio County, Texas, HH #50/60:

Brooks, John L., age 58, Farmer, born Ga, both parents born Ga
Brooks, Jane, age 54, born GA, both parents born Ga
Brooks, J. M., age 22, Stock Raiser, born TX
Brooks, Fannie, age 19, "at home," born TX
Brooks, Thomas, age 17, "works on farm," born TX
Brooks, Maggie, age 14, born TX

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Spouse: Jane ADAIR. Jane ADAIR and John L. BROOKS were married on 26 December 1841 in Paulding Co., GA.31 Children were: James BROOKS, Annie BROOKS, Andrew BROOKS, Mary BROOKS, William BROOKS, John BROOKS, Francis BROOKS.


John L. BROOKS31 was born in 1836 in GA.31 He died. Parents: Elisha BROOKS and Frances MOSELEY.


Joseph BROOKS1885 was born in 1874 in TX.1885 He died. Parents: Josephus Cornelius BROOKS and Margaret Ellen MORRIS.


Joseph Henry "Joe" BROOKS31 was born on 30 September 1853 in Gilmer, Upshur, TX.31 He died on 9 October 1937 at the age of 84 in Joshua, Johnson, TX.31 He was buried in Caddo Cemetery, Joshua, Johnson, TX.31 Joe Brooks lived in Coleman, Texas and later moved to Joshua, Johnson County, Texas where he raised his family.

In the 1870 census Joseph Brooks was listed as a 16-year-old with his father, John, age 80 and mother Eliza, age 56.

Information comes from descendant Pauline Brooks McKee and the 1880 census of Johnson County, Texas, and a biographical sketch of Joe Brooks and his children and grandchildren on pages 90-92 of the publication "Joshua: As It Was and Is - 1853-1976" compiled and written by the Joshua Historical
Committee, Joshua, Texas in 1977, published by Bennett Printing Company of Cleburne, Texas.

In the 1900 census of Johnson County, Texas Joe Brooks' family was listed as follows:

Brooks, J. H., Head, born Sep 1853, 46, Farmer
Brooks, N. A., wife, born Apr 1856, 44
Brooks, Hue, son, born Feb. 1880, age 20
Brooks, Johnnie, daughter, born Jan 1882, age 18
Brooks, Una, daughter, born Nov. 1885, age 14
Brooks, Homer, son, born Dec 1887, age 12
Brooks, Lurline, daughter, born Jan 1894, age 6

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

Spouse: America Annette THORNTON. America Annette THORNTON and Joseph Henry "Joe" BROOKS were married on 12 December 1877 in Johnson Co., TX.31


Josephus Cornelius BROOKS355,1886,1887 was born on 9 June 1850 in MS.1886,1887 He died on 17 November 1925 at the age of 75 in Kempner, Lampasas, TX.1888 He was buried on 18 November 1925 in Rock Church Cemetery, Kempner, Lampasas, TX.1132 Parents: Allen BROOKS and Elizabeth Ann "Bettie" POLLARD.

Spouse: Margaret Ellen MORRIS. Margaret Ellen MORRIS and Josephus Cornelius BROOKS1889,1890 were married in 1871 in TX.355,1889,1890 Children were: Alice BROOKS, Joseph BROOKS, Felix A. BROOKS, Ada E. BROOKS, Henry T. BROOKS, Walter B. BROOKS, James Wesley BROOKS.


Jossen BROOKS32,1868 was born in 1848 in GA.1868 He died. Parents: James Micajah BROOKS and Susan Elaine SANSING.


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


Laney BROOKS31 was born about 1806.31 She died before 1860 at the age of 54.31 Parents: Micajah BROOKS and Mary HUNTER.


Laverne BROOKS355 was born on 26 August 1915 in Lampasas, Lampasas, TX.355 She died on 15 December 1995 at the age of 80 in Lampasas, Lampasas, TX.355 Parents: James Wesley BROOKS and Edith Mae TRUSSELL.

Spouse: W. H. DENNIS. Laverne BROOKS and W. H. DENNIS355 were married.355 Children were: Living, Living, Living.


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


Mancai BROOKS32,1880,1881 was born in 1860 in Tulare Co., CA.1881 He died. Parents: James Micajah BROOKS and Susan Elaine SANSING.


Margaret "Peggy" BROOKS31 died. Parents: Mark BROOKS Sr and Fannie HARRIS.


Margaret H. BROOKS31 was born in 1839 in GA.31 She died. Parents: Elisha BROOKS and Frances MOSELEY.


Mark BROOKS Jr31 died. Parents: Mark BROOKS Sr and Fannie HARRIS.


Mark BROOKS Sr31,133 was born about 1720 in NC.31,133 He died about 1821 at the age of 101 in Chatham Co., NC.31 Some records say his name was "Marcus."
According to Kellam in "Brooks and Kindred Families," Mark Brooks did not go to Cumberland County with his parents. He may have lived in Granville County, North Carolina for a short time but there are no records of him there. Most probably he stayed in Virginia until about 1775. He bought land at headwaters of Ephraim's Creek, Chatham County, North Carolina from his brother John, Jr. and built his home there, near his brother Joab.
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Descendant of John and Elizabeth Taler Brooks. Parents: John BROOKS Sr and Susan UNKN.

Spouse: Fannie HARRIS. Fannie HARRIS and Mark BROOKS Sr were married.31,133 Children were: Mark BROOKS Jr, Margaret "Peggy" BROOKS, Unkn BROOKS, David BROOKS, Abner BROOKS, Elizabeth BROOKS, Fannie BROOKS, Richard BROOKS, Living.


Martha BROOKS31 was born about 1727.31 She died in Cumberland Co., NC.32 Martha was traditionally left out of the list of children of John Brooks Esq. but most researchers now include her based on the fact that she was deeded land in the will of John Brooks Esq.

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Descendant of John and Elizabeth Taler Brooks. Parents: John BROOKS Sr and Susan UNKN.

Spouse: Samuel GOODMAN. Martha BROOKS and Samuel GOODMAN were married.31 Children were: Hannah GOODMAN.


Martha BROOKS31 was born in 1833 in GA.31 She died. Parents: Elisha BROOKS and Frances MOSELEY.


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


Mary BROOKS32,1868 was born in 1849 in GA.1869 She died. Parents: James Micajah BROOKS and Susan Elaine SANSING.


Mary BROOKS32,33 was born in 1851 in TX.33 She died. Parents: John L. BROOKS and Jane ADAIR.


Mary (May) A. BROOKS1891,1892,1893 was born in December 1881 in MN.1891,1892 She died. Parents: Philander "Phil" BROOKS and Nellie Cora COLBY.

Spouse: Benjamin Jasper SHOEMAKER. Mary (May) A. BROOKS and Benjamin Jasper SHOEMAKER1894 were married estimated 1905 in Lyndon, Whatcom, WA.1894 Children were: Cora E. SHOEMAKER, Camilla J. SHOEMAKER, Philip Duane SHOEMAKER, Benjamin Clarence SHOEMAKER.

Spouse: Thomas E. HARVEY. Mary (May) A. BROOKS and Thomas E. HARVEY were married.


Mary Ann BROOKS1632,1633,1895,1896,1897 was born in 1797 in PA.1633,1895,1896 She died in July 1880 at the age of 83 in Slippery Rock, Lawrence, PA.1633,1896 She was buried at Plot: I 10 #4 in Rose Point Reformed Cemetery, Rose Point, Lawrence, PA.1898

Spouse: Jesse JONES. Mary Ann BROOKS and Jesse JONES1633,1896,1899,1900 were married estimated 1814 in PA.1633 Children were: Jesse L. JONES, Nancy Elizabeth JONES, Joseph JONES, James JONES, John JONES, Isaac JONES, Barbara Ann JONES.


Mary Ann BROOKS31 was born in 1829 in GA.31 She died. Parents: Elisha BROOKS and Frances MOSELEY.


Mary Elizabeth BROOKS31 was born in December 1830 in Paulding Co., GA.31 She died about 1924 at the age of 94 in Sulpher Springs, Hopkins, TX.31 She was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Hopkins Co., TX.31 The Crisps lived at Pleasant Grove, Texas (now called "Plunkett").

Jeanette Darby Connally, writing a commentary on the Connally Family (this compiler does not know in what publication her commentary was published, or the date), states that Mary Elizabeth's parents were "John and Elizabeth Toller Brooks." This is the first known independent reference referring to the first wife's maiden name -- in this instance, "Toller" instead of "Toler." A daughter of Mary Elizabeth Brooks Crisp and Carroll Crisp, Buena Vista Crisp, married Commodore Perry Connally, Jr. Apparently Jeanette Darby Connally married a grandson or great-grandson of this couple.

Another Crisp descendant and researcher of the Crisp family (not related to the Brooks line at all) is Joan Reed, 7080 Reche Canyon Rd., Colton, CA 92324.

Mary Elizabeth Brooks Crisp was living with son Robert in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, at the time of the 1900 census. By 1910 she was with her daughter Ida R. Bailey, a widow, in Hopkins County, Texas, listed as "Elizabeth M. Crisp." I could not find her in 1920.

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

Spouse: Carroll CRISP. Mary Elizabeth BROOKS and Carroll CRISP were married on 7 April 1853 in Hopkins Co., TX.31


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


Mary Sarah BROOKS31,133 was born on 10 January 1798 in Jasper Co., GA.31,133 She died on 17 June 1874 at the age of 76 in Troup Co., GA.31 Information about the family of Mary Sarah Brooks and William Freeman Allen is from the RootsWeb WorldConnect submission of Toni Verbois, dated 27 June 2004.

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

Spouse: William Freeman ALLEN. Mary Sarah BROOKS and William Freeman ALLEN were married on 11 December 1817 in GA.31,133 Children were: Freeman ALLEN, Unkn ALLEN, Unkn ALLEN, Unkn ALLEN, Unkn ALLEN, Unkn ALLEN, Jane ALLEN, Sarah F. ALLEN, Catherine ALLEN, Joseph ALLEN, Unkn ALLEN.


Micajah BROOKS31,133,1901 was born on 25 December 1761 in Chatham Co., NC.31,133,1901 He died on 15 June 1862 at the age of 100 in Polk Co., GA.31,133 He was buried in Hubbard Cemetery, Rockmark, Polk, GA.31 Micajah Brooks was a Revolutionary War veteran, the oldest one living in the South at the time he died. His pension claim #W. 27649 states his place of birth and the date. He is buried in Paulding County, Georgia in a part of what is now Polk County. The Daughters of the American Revolution have erected a monument at the site.

Micajah Brooks served under Captain Few, George Barber, and Colonel Elijah Clark of Georgia. After his initial tour of duty he reenlisted in South Carolina's Edgefield District in March of 1780 or 1781; he served three months under Captains Hill, Mimms, Wilson, Bishop, Beckham, and Miller and, again, under Colonel Elijah Clark.

A copy of Micajah Brooks' pension application is in the possession of the submitter, as well as a copy of the Paulding County marriage record listing his second marriage to Margaret T. Carter in 1839.

Micajah Brooks was listed in the 1850 United States census of Paulding County, Georgia.

Both of Micajah Brooks' sons by his wife Margaret T. Carter (Carter Brooks and Green Brooks) died without issue.

Ida Brooks Kellam in "Brooks and Kindred Families" makes several references to Bibles in the possession of various descendants, and she states that Micajah Brooks' daughter had in her possession such a family Bible. This may have been Nancy Brooks Hubbard.

Some researchers list Phoebe Ann Brooks as a child of Micajah Brooks and Mary Hunter, but the evidence supporting this is slim.

Micajah Brooks was found in the 1820 census of Monticello Township, Jasper County, Georgia.

Micajah Brooks was awarded land in the 1827 Georgia Land Lottery on March 20 of that year; the land was awarded as a reward for his service in the Revolutionary War. (Allen's District, #26, District #24, Muscogee
County.)

Micajah Brooks was in the 1830 census of Henry County, Georgia. He was in Paulding County by 1837, where he was enumerated in a state census certified November 6, 1837.

Micajah Brooks was in the 1850 census of Paulding County, Georgia, excerpt as follows:
Micajah Brooks, age 85 (sic), Farmer, born North Carolina
Margaret Brooks, age 42, born Georgia
Carter Brooks, age 7, born Georgia
Green L. Brooks, age 5, born Georgia

In 1860 Micajah and his family were listed as follows:
Micajah Brooks, age 104 (sic), born North Carolina
Margaret Brooks, age 53, born Georgia
Carter Brooks, age 17, Farmer, born Georgia
Green Lee Brooks, age 14, born Georgia

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6 Sep 2007
Descendant of John and Elizabeth Taler Brooks. Parents: John BROOKS Jr and Jane Jean MAY.

Spouse: Mary HUNTER. Mary HUNTER and Micajah BROOKS were married in 1784 in Polk Co., GA.31,133 Children were: Elisha BROOKS, John BROOKS, Elijah BROOKS, Jane "Jennie" BROOKS, Ruth Bertha BROOKS, Elizabeth BROOKS, Mary Sarah BROOKS, Nancy BROOKS, Temperance BROOKS, Laney BROOKS.

Spouse: Margaret T. CARTER. Margaret T. CARTER and Micajah BROOKS were married on 27 June 1839 in Paulding Co., GA.31 Children were: Carter BROOKS, Green Lee BROOKS.


Micajah E. BROOKS32,1865,1881 was born on 1 June 1868 in Tulare Co., CA.32,1881 He died on 21 May 1940 at the age of 71 in Orange Co., CA.32,1902 Parents: James Micajah BROOKS and Susan Elaine SANSING.

Spouse: Sarah A. UNKN. Sarah A. UNKN and Micajah E. BROOKS were married in 1894 in CA.32 Children were: Barbara J. BROOKS, Minnie J. BROOKS, Cleone BROOKS.


Minnie BROOKS32,1881 was born in 1866 in Tulare Co., CA.1881 She died. Parents: James Micajah BROOKS and Susan Elaine SANSING.


Minnie BROOKS32,1866 was born in 1905 in Tulare Co., CA.32,1866 She died. Parents: Parker A. BROOKS and Ellen B. UNKN.


Minnie J. BROOKS32,1865 was born in July 1898 in CA.32,1865 She died. Parents: Micajah E. BROOKS and Sarah A. UNKN.


Nancy BROOKS71 died.

Spouse: Andrew HEADEN. Nancy BROOKS and Andrew HEADEN were married about 1780 in Chatham Co., NC.


Nancy BROOKS31 was born on 9 January 1799 in Jasper Co., GA.31 She died on 17 June 1874 at the age of 75 in Troup Co., GA.31 She was buried in Brooks-Hubbard Cemetery, Rockmart, Polk, GA.31 Nancy Brooks Hubbard was the first person buried in the Brooks-Hubbard cemetery in 1851, where Micajah Brooks was also buried.

According to Ida Brooks Kellam, almost all the information about the line tracing old Micajah Brooks back through John Brooks, English immigrant, came from the Woodson Hubbard family Bible; parts of the information are quoted in her book "Brooks and Kindred Familes." It would be interesting to know if this old Bible still survives and, if so, where it is located.

Suzi Motley, a descendant, states that Nancy was born 9 January 1799 at Wilkes County, Georgia and died 6 May 1851 at Polk County, Georgia. Other sources give Nancy's birthdate as 1797; one source even says 1807.

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

Spouse: Booker Woodson HUBBARD. Nancy BROOKS and Booker Woodson HUBBARD were married about 1819 in GA.31 Children were: William A. HUBBARD, Burton A. HUBBARD, Sarah "Sallie" HUBBARD, Temperance HUBBARD, Thomas HUBBARD, Martha HUBBARD, Nancy Jane HUBBARD, Mary Eudora HUBBARD.


Nancy BROOKS31 was born on 25 December 1828 in Paulding Co., GA.31 She died on 14 July 1912 at the age of 83 in Putnam, Callahan, TX.31 She was buried in Putnam Cemetery, Callahan, TX.31 Information concerning the family of Nancy Brooks Heslep comes from descendant: Ross Hart, 230 S. 400 W, Provo, Utah 84601. He is a descendant of Nancy's third child Maria Fannie Heslep who married James H. Hart on 28 Oct. 1869. Other very important information was provided by Nancy's great-great-grandson Charles L. Heslep, whose great-grandparents were John Thomas "J. T." Heslep and Susan Elizabeth Garrett.

Similar information has also been received from a Heslep researcher, Rose M. Spencer, 203 Moss Road, Pine Bluff, AR 71602.

The cemetery listing on-line for Putnam Cemetery in Callahan County lists Nancy's birth date as 25 December 1825.

Nancy was living in Callahan County in 1900 with daughter and son-in-law Lizzie and Lemuel Renfro.In 1910 she was living with her daughter and son-in-law Alzira and William B. Dodds; she was 81. Also with the family was 81-year-old Mary Dodds, William's mother.

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

Spouse: James Erwin HESLEP. Nancy BROOKS and James Erwin HESLEP were married on 6 February 1846 in Paulding Co., GA.31


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


Norwyn BROOKS355 was born on 2 December 1912 in Wheeler Co., TX.355 He died on 29 January 2008 at the age of 95 in Lampasas, Lampasas, TX.355 Parents: James Wesley BROOKS and Edith Mae TRUSSELL.

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


Parker A. BROOKS32,1866,1868,1881,1903 was born on 24 September 1857 in TX.32 He died on 21 April 1942 at the age of 84 in Tulare, Tulare, CA.32 Parents: James Micajah BROOKS and Susan Elaine SANSING.

Spouse: Ellen B. UNKN. Ellen B. UNKN and Parker A. BROOKS were married.32 Children were: Minnie BROOKS, Carmen BROOKS.


Paulden BROOKS32,1904 was born in 1863 in Tulare Co., CA.1881 He died. Parents: James Micajah BROOKS and Susan Elaine SANSING.


Philander "Phil" BROOKS1905,1906 was born on 9 March 1845 in PA.1906,1907 He died on 14 December 1928 at the age of 83 in Roseburg, Douglas, OR.1905,1907 Inscription:
PHILANDER BROOKS, CO. E, 52 PA. INF He was buried at Plot: A 43/R11 in Roseburg National Cemetery, Roseburg, Douglas, OR.1907

Spouse: Nellie Cora COLBY. Nellie Cora COLBY and Philander "Phil" BROOKS1907 were married estimated 1881 in MN. Children were: Mary (May) A. BROOKS.