Sarah/Sally Williams Brooks did have a daughter named Elizabeth. Family tradition holds that the father of Elizabeth Brooks was Charles. Many of Robert & Elizabeth Holderness' children had traditional Brooks family names. Elizabeth's widowed mother made a deed of gift to all fifteen of her children, including Elizabeth.
Marriage date is Date of Bond [Have copy]. Bondsman: James Watlington Test: Azariah Graves.
Caswell County NC Will Books, 1777-1814: 1784 Tax List; Katherine Kerr Kendall, p.119
Elizabeth Holderness is listed in 1850 Caswell Co NC Census with property valued at $4000, age 55. William, James M., Sarah E., Robert C., Jonathan I., Algenon S. all listed with her. By 1851, the land has been sold to William and the proceeds divided among the heirs. In the proceedings, George and Thomas are stated to be in Arkansas.
Caswell Will Books/Guardian Accounts of 1848-1868; p.59; from Book R, p.10 - Mrs. Holderness made purchases at the estate sale of Alexander Moore on 26 Oct 1852 - so she was still in Caswell at that date.
Land Patents to Elizabeth Holderness in Calhoun County, AR:
Son Thomas B. also has land patents for 1855, son Robert C. in 1856, son Algernon not until 1883, but his was in Dallas Co as were some of the land patents of Thomas & Robert.
Buried Double Springs Cemetery, Calhoun Co AR.
ELIZABETH BROOKS and ROBERT HOLDERNESS were married on 20 February 1819 in Caswell County, North Carolina.64 ROBERT HOLDERNESS42,43,76,77, son of WILLIAM HOLDERNESS and SARAH B. "SALLIE" BROOKES, was born in 1783 in Caswell County, North Carolina.78 He died on 4 October 1833 at the age of 50 in Caswell County, North Carolina.78
Birth year calculated from "Died in his 50th year".
Caswell Co NC Deed Book M p.302. Wm Holderness deeded to Robert four negroes named Beth, Dabney, Dick & John, 20 head of hoggs, 13 head of cattle, a bauld faced horse, a sorrel filly and all his household furniture. Witnessed by Sarah Holderness and Thos. Holderness. Proved by Thomas at the Oct Court 1802.
Caswell Co WB G, p.54
Caswell Co NC Deed Book T, p.108. 27 Aug 1819. Thomas Brooks Senr to beloved grandson Robert Holderness for love and affection, 3 slaves, Ede & her future increase, boys Lewis and Abram. James Watlington witnessed. This is part of the scant proof that Sally Brooks Holderness was the daughter of Thomas Brooks. The Revolutionary pension application of Jonathan Brooks refers to "nephew" Robert Holderness which would reinforce the relationship that Sarah "Sallie" Brooks Holderness was indeed a daughter of Thomas and sister of Jonathan.
Caswell Co DB U, p.62
Caswell Co Deed Book U, p. 233-235. Two deeds from Philip Pearce to Ibzan Rice - $825 for 150 acres on Moon's Creek adj old line of Edmund Williamson, Brooks, Jethro Brown. And $121 for 24.2 acres on main road from Brown's Store to the Courthouse adj Samuel Moore, Rice. 22 Apr 1823. Wit: Robt Holderness, Anderson Willis. [Ibzan Rice was married to two of Elizabeth Brooks Holderness' sisters so he was a brother-in-law.]
Caswell Co Deed Book X, p.113-114. A deed of gift from Jonathan Brookes to his son John Brookes of 569 acres lists the neighbors as Thomas Graves, Robert Holderness, Watlington, Sally Brookes. [Jonathan is an uncle to Elizabeth Brooks Holderness; Sally is his sister-in-law and mother of Elizabeth.]
1820 Caswell Co NC Census; 1m -10 [William Henry] 2m 26-45 [Robert was about 37]; 1m +45; 1f 16-26 [Elizabeth was 26]; 1f over 45. Total of 13 slaves. Robert & Elizabeth married in February of 1819 - they had son William Henry. There are two extra males and an older female. Elizabeth's mother has her own household. [ Conjecture: the older female is Robert's mother still living in 1820 - his mother was in the 1810 census as a widow; the other adult males are his two brothers. There was a male 10-16 in the mother's household in 1810 - he should appear as 16-26 but does not unless the ages of the males is wrong.
Caswell DB Y, p.132 10 Oct 1820 Edward Watlington Jun to Thomas Graves, 178 acres on Moon's Crk adj Holderness, Edward Watlington Sen., Leven Roberts, Smith. Wit: A. L. Bennett, F. Smith
Caswell DB Y, p.133 17 Nov 1827 John Brooks & Jonathan Brooks to Thomas Graves. Tract on Moon's Cr adj Holderness, Watlington, Swift. Wit: Woodlief Hooper, Paul A. Haralson.
Caswell DB Z, p.38
6 Jan 1834 - Abner Mills is appointed administrator of Robert Holderness. Security with Thomas Graves & Thomas D. Johnson for $10, 000. However, it's possible Robert had died immediately after being appointed Admin. for his brother Thomas since Elizabeth made purchases at Thomas' estate sale. Also another Admin was appointed for Thomas scarcely one month after Robert had been appointed for him.
Caswell WB M, Jan Court 1836
Caswell Guardian Accounts
ELIZABETH BROOKS and ROBERT HOLDERNESS had the following children:
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