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34. John Lewis BROOKES was born in 1803 in Caswell County, North Carolina. He died between 1870 and 1880 at the age of 67.

Caswell Co DB X, p.112-3 4 Oct 1826 Jonathan Brookes to son John, all personal property, goods, chattels with negroes [21 in all], livestock, furniture. Wit: Emanuel & Paul Watlington
p.113-4 1 Apr 1826 Jonathan Brooks to son John for love and affection 569 acres adj Col. Thomas Graves, Robert Holderness, Watlington, Sally Brookes. Wit: Emanuel, Paul, & Armistead Watlington.

DB Y, p.133
17 Nov 1827 John Brooks & Jonathan Brooks to Thomas Graves for $790, tract on Moon's Crk adj Holderness, Watlington, Swift. Wit: Woodlief Hooper, Paul A. Haralson

Caswell Deed Book BB, p.245-7. John Brooks of Guilford Co sells to George Brooks [probably his brother] of Caswell, 294 acres on Moon's Creek adjacent Thomas Graves, Robt. Swift, James Atkins and 105 acres called the Swift tract adj Caswell Tate, Ralph Glaze, the Page old line, Sarah Brooks, Thomas Watlington. 2 Jan 1832.


I wonder if Mary died and John Lewis remarried. A list of children for John & Mary Watlington includes Iverson James, Jonathan, Ann Elizabeth Gardner Brookes, William Lewis, Mary Frances Graves Brookes, Martha Jane Brookes, Sarah Virginia Bracken Brookes.

The 1850 Census has a John Lewis with many of these same children. I suspect this is the same family:
Guilford NC, Hh 917
John Brooks, age 47, b. Caswell. C. B. [female], age 35, also b. Caswell
Born in Guilford: Jonathan age 22. Elizabeth age 21. William age 18. Mary 14. Martha 11.
and much younger, Hannah, age 2.
Hh 919 is Iverson W. Brooks, age 25, b. Caswell, and Susan D., age 21, b. Orange Co NC

1860 Census. Rockingham Co NC, Hh 323
John Brooks, age 56 Selenia B., age 45.
William L. 29. Mary F. 23.
Hannah L. 12. Nancy V. 7. Almedia, age 4.

Mary WATLINGTON48,52,107,108, daughter of Armistead WATLINGTON and Mary BROOKES, was born on 5 June 1807 in Caswell County, North Carolina.108

I have found in Guilford Co, NC, in 1850, p.433b
John Brooks, age 47, b. Caswell NC, Farmer. C. B. Brooks, female, age 35 b. Caswell Co. Jonathan age 22, b. Guilford as were the rest of the children, Elizabeth age 21, William age 18, Mary 14, Martha 11, and Hannah age 2. This is obviously a second wife for John, who he probably married a year or two before Hannah's birth.

John Lewis BROOKES and Mary WATLINGTON had the following children:

81

i.

Iverson BROOKS was born in 1825 in Caswell County, North Carolina.

82

ii.

Jonathan BROOKS was born in 1828 in Guilford County, North Carolina.

83

iii.

Ann Elizabeth Gardner BROOKS was born in 1829 in Guilford County, North Carolina.

84

iv.

William Lewis BROOKS was born in 1832 in Guilford County, North Carolina.

85

v.

Mary Frances Graves BROOKS was born in 1836 in Guilford County, North Carolina.

86

vi.

Martha Jane BROOKS was born in 1839 in Guilford County, North Carolina.

John Lewis BROOKES and Selenia B. [BROOKS] were married circa 1847. Selenia B. [BROOKS] was born in 1815 in Caswell County, North Carolina.

John Lewis BROOKES and Selenia B. [BROOKS] had the following children:

87

i.

Hannah BROOKS was born in 1848 in Guilford County, North Carolina.

88

ii.

Nancy V. BROOKS was born in 1853 in North Carolina.

89

iii.

Almeda BROOKS was born in 1856 in North Carolina.