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I am a descendant of MARY ELIZABETH BROOKS, b. 17 May, 1862 in Kentucky and died 31 Jan., 1941. She was the daughter of JAMES JEFFERSON BROOKS and SARAH FRANCES OWENS. Mary E. mar. JAMES A. POYNTER (b. 26 Mar., 1858; d. 28 June, 1923). They lived around Hart Co., KY. I would appreciate any info on this family.
William Schwank
1890 Lyda Ave.
Bowling Green, KY 42104


Searching for information on ancestors of WILLIAM BART ("Billy") BROOKS Sr.. He came from the Griffin area, Spalding County, Georgia (about 40 miles south of Atlanta). He mar. MATTIE STEPHENS, dau. of JOHN STEPHENS. They had 5 ch: CHARLES MERLE, GEORGE, JOHN, WILLIAM BART Jr. and CALLIE (mar. HARDY COOK, called Uncle "Son"). I am a descendant of CHARLES, born 28 May, 1863 in Ga., died 5 Oct., 1959 in Upshur Co., Texas. Any help on this family will be appreciated.
Lynn Walton
201 E. Sarah
Longview, Tx. 75604


Looking for information on THOMAS BROOKS who lived in Greene County, Ga. before he settled in Spalding County, Ga. (Griffin, south of Atlanta). He owned a farm in Spalding County. Thomas mar 3 times and had ch by each wife. I know nothing about his children except for JOSEPH (my great grandfather), and that he had at least two sisters and one brother. The family came from South Carolina. Descendants later moved to Louisiana.
Sherri Brooks
1610 13th St.
Tecumseh, OK. 74873

1797 - 1871

Looking for information on and ancestors of JOHN S. BROOKS, b. 1797 in VA. He mar ELIZABETH LARY in 1821 in Jones Co., Ga. Their ch were EMELINE, b. 1822, MARTIN J. b. 1823, LOUVINIA (Lewvinia) b 1825, ELIZABTH E. b. 1827, CHRISTOPHER C. b 1831, EMMA E. b 1838, MARTHA E. b 1843, JOHN W. b 1845, J. LARCY b 1847 and CAROLINE b 1849. John died in 1871 in Taylor Co., Ga. and is buried in the Brooks - Shine - Goodwin Family Cemetery beside his old homeplace.
Donna Wall
1176 Lakeview Rd.
Grayson, Ga. 30017


Searching for ancestors and information on QUINCY I. BROOKS, b 1861 in KY. He is shown on the 1880 census of Logan Co., KY., living with his uncle, CHARLES BROOKS, age 33, and Charles' wife and his father, THOMAS BROOKS, age 71, b in VA. A neighbo was the JOHN J. BROOKS family, aged 32 and his father, OWEN BROOKS, aged 75, also born in VA. Quincy mar MARY ELIZABETH ("Bettie") CHANDLER in 1883 in Logan Co. They had 5 ch, only 2 survived to adulthood. At least one child was born in Pike Co., IN. Bettie Brooks moved to Jefferson Co., IL. without Quincy abt 1895 and died there in 1917. Their son JAMES FLOYD BROOKS was my grandfather. I do not know what became of Quincy
Judy Brooks Hinson

Ca 1795

Searching for ancestors and info on JAMES BROOKS, b ca 1795. He is listed on the 1850 census in AL. [ED NOTE: you did not say what county], with his wife MARGARET, age 45, b GA. Her father is believed to be a Reverend WARD. The census shows their ch in 1850 were MATHEW, age 21, AUGUSTUS ["Agustis"], 19, EMANUEL, 16, all b in Georgia; and MARTHA age 9, JAMES, 8, NELSON, 7, ELIZA, 4 and POSEY, aged 1/2 yr., all b in Alabama. Martha mar a GOLDWORTHY. Their dau CORA GOLDWORTHY mar JOCK STEWART and lived in Cardiff, AL., where they owned a boarding house, store and a saloon. They had 3 ch, the oldest son died as a ch, name uk; JOHN STEWART , second son and MARTHIA KATHREN STEWART. Marthia mar VIRGIL CULBERTSON and they had 2 dau and a son. The son died of an illnes on a trip from California to Indiana as a child. Virginia mar PAUL DEARBORN and had 2 ch: NELSON and DAVID. The second dau MARY mar TROY J. HALE and had 1 ch: JOHN MITCHELL CULBERTSON HALE. Mary later mar MORRIS S. BURT and had 2 ch: LOUIS STEPHAN and JENNEY SUE.
John Hale

b 1816

Looking for info on NANCY BROOKS, b ca 1816, probably in Franklin Co., Va. She was the dau of LEVI BROOKS. Nancy mar CHARLES ARRINGTON in Franklin Co. 22 Mar. 1830. They had at least one son, WILLIAM JESSE ARRINGTON, b 12 Dec. 1845. Would like additional info on her and her parents.
Kathy Sutter
5311 Oakdale Creek Ct.
Spring, TX 77379

b 1816

Looking for info on NANCY BROOKS, b ca 1816, probably in Franklin Co., Va. She was the dau of LEVI BROOKS. Nancy mar CHARLES ARRINGTON in Franklin Co. 22 Mar. 1830. They had at least one son, WILLIAM JESSE ARRINGTON, b 12 Dec. 1845. Would like additional info on her and her parents.
Kathy Sutter
5311 Oakdale Creek Ct.
Spring, TX 77379

1811 to Pike Co., AL.

I am interested in any info on SEABORN R. BROOKS, b 1811 and died in Pike Co., AL. He mar 1st REBECCA DAWKINS. Their ch were: JOSEPH P. (b 1840 mar SARAH E. GILMORE); FALBY VIOLA (Pharibe ?) (1845 in Fl.; mar WILLIAM SAMUEL DEASON in Barbour Co., AL.); JOSEPH P. (b 1848 m 1 SUSAN J. & 2 MARTHA N.); MARY A. (b 1850); JOB A. (1852). Seaborn mar 2nd MARTHA P. GILMORE IN Jul 1857 in Troy, AL. Their ch were LYDIA J. (1857) and LAURA MALINDA (1860). I would deeply appreciate any help on these kinfolk--I have hit a brick wall when I try to go beyond them and would like to know who the parents of Seaborn and his wives were.
Grace Jensen


Looking for any info on the following Brooks family from Oklahoma: 4 or 5 Brooks siblings were separated and adopted by different families (all Methodist ministers in the state, I believe) after the death of their parents sometime in the 1920's, we think. My grandfather JAMES we believe was the oldest child, and was born abt 1917 in Mangum OK. He was adopted by a Barton family. Another child WILLIAM or Bill, was adopted by a Rogers family. The names of some of the other siblings might be LEE, NORA and DORATHEA. The Brooks family lived in the Mangum area of Oklahoma. This is all we know about our family and would appreciate any info.
Jill Barton


I am seeking information on GEORGE BROOKS Sr. and his wife DELLA LUCAS from NC (do not know where), my gg grandparents. Their ch: FANNIE LEE, DORA, NANCY, ESTELLA, ESSIE, FRED, MOSES, AARON and GEORGE Jr., all born in Hines Co., JOHNNY (b Terry, MS. and JESSE (b Charleston, MS.). Fannie Lee was my great grandmother. Della was a dau of NEWSOM and WINNIE LUCAS. Any assistance or info about any of these kinfolk would be greatly appreciated!
Keith Warren or

New Zealand to Australia

I live in Australia and I am looking for my great grandfather, FREDERICK JOHNSON BROOKS. He mar ALICE ELIZABETH FUNK. I have been unable as yet to find any records for him. They came from New Zealand around the end of 1890's. Their son, PERCE BROOKS was born 1902 in Boolooroo, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. He has one sister, Millie and eight brothers: WALLY and ALTON BROOKS (can't remember others) and two half brothers FRED and FRANK. F. J. Brooks may have been born in Middlesex England about 1850. He lived in Australia until the 1920's and then I think moved back to New Zealand. He had a family there, may have been before and/or after his family with my great grandmother Alice. If anyone knows anything about him ,or alice ,please let me know.
Kristine See

1844 Fl. to Al.

I am searching for information on a FALBY VIOLA BROOKS (b 1844, Fl.), mar WILLIAM SAMUEL DEASON in Barbour Co., AL, 3 Mar 1866. Her father was SEABORN R. BROOKS (1811 in Ga.) who mar REBECCA (DAWKINS?). It seems as though I am having a hard time finding further info on them. If you could help it would be deeply appreciated.
Grace Jensen

1891 Lee Co., Ms. to Ok.

I have been trying to locate my great-grandfather's family; he was SAMUEL PAUL BROOKS (b 3 Feb 1891 around Brice's Crossroads, Lee Co., MS). He came to Oklahoma when he was 14 and lived around the Shawnee-Tecumseh area for the rest of his life. I know he had several brothers and sisters, one named WILLIAM. I have a picture of an old house and across the front of it says "McGee Home, Brice's Crossroads, MS". Hope someone out there can help me.
Linda Michels

of Va.

I am a direct relative of the Brooks family in Virginia. My mother is VIRGINIA DELLA BROOKS, dau of GLENN THOMAS BROOKS and GLADYS ANDERSON. My great grandparents were RUFUS BROOKS and MARY WYATT; he was a son of SMITH BROOKS and MARTHA FELTS. Appreciate any info on these ancestors.
Mary Teaster

1816 SC --1892 Pickens, SC

Looking for ancestors of THOMAS WARREN BROOKS Sr. (b 1816 in SC -- d 1892 in Pickens Co., SC; mar ELIZABETH ANN ("Lizzie") PULLIAM ( 1816 SC -- 22 Feb 1892 Pickens Co.). Their ch: ANDREW PULLIAM, LUCY C., MARY, THOMAS WARREN Jr., JOHN ROBERT, JOSEPH A. ("Joel"), MARIA and PRESTON SYLVESTER ("Pet") BROOKS, all b SC.
LaMarr Q. Brooks
Central, SC


I am descended from SOLOMON BROOKS who may have been a son of JOSEPH BROOKS who had at least three other sons: CURTIS BROOKS, JASPER BROOKS and one other uk. We have an old photo with these men in it, taken in the late 1870's or early 1880's. Solomon had 3 sons: LEANDER JASPER (Jasper) BROOKS, MOSES BRECKENRIDGE BROOKS and ROBERT BROOKS. Leander Jasper was my great grandfather and I have some history of his descendants. He came to Washington State with a couple of others from the South before 1900. He settled in Asotin and Garfield Counties in southeast Washington. His father Solomon came west to visit him but never stayed. We have no trace of Moses B. We know Robert was in Kentucky. The family was originally from Virginia. Jasper was born 1867 and died at age 92 in Asotin Co. He mar REBECCA ANDERSON and this family was related to the Denton family. We would like to find descendants of Moses B. and Robert. My mother is LENA BROOKS (mar POLUMSKY), the dau of Jasper.
Margaret J. Flerchinger
2645 Laurel Dr.
Clarkston Wa. 99403-2943

1840's SC -- 1890 Tx.

Searching for ancestors and info on THOMAS BROOKS ("Jackson") (1840-1845, SC -- Nov 1890 in Lamar, Co., TX), said he is a Brooks. A man began bothering his mother and sister living in MO., while he was away in the War for Southern Independence (1861-1865). He told them he would take care of it when he got home. He ended up killing the man, then leaving the area and changing his name to "Jackson". He mar MARY ANN CONDOR Aug 1871. Thank you for ANY help,
Ruth Williams
4404 Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX 76549-4117


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