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63. Robert Holderness BROOKS121,122 was born on 27 October 1817 in Caswell County, North Carolina.68 He died between 1860 and 1870 at the age of 43.

Caswell Co Deeds:
DB EE, p.431 22 Mar 1839 Thomas Bigelow to Micajah Pleasant for $1040, 209 A on S Country Line Cr adj Alfred Christopher Brooks, Alfred Parks on Pinson Rd, Barnwell. Wit: E. Benton, Robert H. Brooks, C. W. Brooks. [Is this Christopher Brooks & the clerk slipped in an extra Alfred or forgot a comma?]

1850 Census in Caswell Co NC. Robt Brooks age 33, farmer. Leatha age 31. Christopher age 6, William age 5 and John, 3. All born in Caswell Co. NC.
I was told the wife of Robert Holderness Brooks was Sintha, or Sinthy but I read the 1850 Census as Leatha and that is how her name continues in the census records.

1860 Census. Webster Co MO, Dallas Twp, p.34, Hh 222
Robert Brooks, age 42, b. NC. Latha, age 46, b. NC
Martha Bateman, age 8, b. AR
Christopher W. Brooks, age 16, b. NC. William R. 14, b. NC. John K. 12, b. NC
Frances J. age 8, b. NC. Letha A. 6, b. TN. Andrew J., age 3, b. MO.

Robert Holderness BROOKS and Leatha BOSWELL were married on 6 December 1842 in Caswell County, North Carolina.68 Leatha BOSWELL was born in 1819 in Caswell County, North Carolina.123

1870 Census. Dallas Twp, Webster Co MO. Hh 178
Lethi Brooks, age 52, b. NC
William R., age 24, b. NC. John K., age 23, b. NC. Frances I. age 19, b. NC.
Lethi A., 16, at school, b. TN. Andrew J., age 13, b. Missouri
Christopher W. was living next door with his family.

1880 Census. Dallas Twp, Webster Co MO Family 225
W. R. Brooks, age 34, b. NC as were his parents.
Martha A., age 25, wife, b. MO
Ella A., 5, daughter, b. MO. Melville O., son, age 3, b. MO. Hasah B., age 1, daughter, b. MO
Letha Brooks, mother, age 60. Marked as born in MO, but she was born in NC.

Robert Holderness BROOKS and Leatha BOSWELL had the following children:

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Christopher William BROOKS68 was born in February 1845 in North Carolina.123

Great Grandfather of Leigh Brooks.

1870 Census. Dallas Twp, Webster Co MO. Hh 178
Lethi Brooks, age 52, b. NC
William R., age 24, b. NC. John K., age 23, b. NC. Frances I. age 19, b. NC.
Lethi A., 16, at school, b. TN. Andrew J., age 13, b. Missouri
Hh 179
Christopher W. Brooks, age 26, Farmer, b. NC
Jomanda S., age 26, b. NC
McNey, age 2, b. MO. Robert H. age 11/12, born in August, 1869, in MO.

1880 Census. Ozark Twp, Webster Co MO. Family 127
C. W. Brooks, age 35, b. NC as were his parents.
Josephine, 35, wife, b. NC as were her parents.
Children born in MO: McNey, age 12, Robt H. age 11, Estelle age 8, Nellie age 6, Edna daughter age 4, Sherrly, age 2, son [apparently a daughter, see 1900]
They had two boarders that worked in the brick yard.

1900 Census. Ozark Twp, Webster Co MO. Hh 155
C. W. Brooks, b. Feb 1845, age 55, widowed, dry goods merchant.
Nellie, dau, b. Mar 1875, age 25, dry goods clerk
Sherls, dau, b. Nov 1878, age 21, dry goods clerk
Edna D. Grigg, dau, b. Nov 1876, age 23, married, no children.

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William Ransom BROOKS68 was born in October 1846 in North Carolina.123

1880 Census. Dallas Twp, Webster Co MO Family 225
W. R. Brooks, age 34, b. NC as were his parents.
Martha A., age 25, wife, b. MO
Ella A., 5, daughter, b. MO. Melville O., son, age 3, b. MO. Hasah B., age 1, daughter, b. MO
Letha Brooks, mother, age 60. Marked as born in MO, but she was born in NC.

1900 Census. West Dallas Twp, Webster Co MO. Hh 146
W. R. Brooks, b. Oct 1846. Age 54, married 27 years. b. NC as were his parents
M. A., wife, b. Mar 1855. Age 45. She had 10 children, 8 are living.
Ella, dau, b. Dec 1875. Age 24, a school teacher.
M. O., son, b. Apr 1877. Age 23, a farmer.
Fannie, dau, b. Apr 1881. age 19.
Willie, son, b. Aug 1883, age 16.
C. W., son, b. May 1886, age 14.
H. N., son, b. Jan 1888, age 12.
V. M., son, b. Nov 1891, age 8.

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John Kerr BROOKS68 was born in July 1847 in North Carolina.123

1880 Census. Jackson Twp, Greene Co MO, Hh 116
J. K. Brooks, age 32, farmer, b. NC as were his parents
Eliza J., age 26, wife, b. NC as were her parents
J. R., age 6, son. L. D., age 5, son. F. S., age 3, dau. O. J., age 1, dau.
H. L. Allen, age 19, female, was living with the family, doing house keeping, b. MO.

1900 Census. Monett Twp, Barry Co, MO, Hh 138
John K. Brooks, b. Jul 1847, age 52, Widowed.
Florence, dau, b. Sep 1876, age 23.
Orazonia, dau, b. Dec 1878, age 21.
Jessie, dau, b. Aug 1882, age 17
Lillie M., dau, b. Aug 1885, age 14.

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Frances Isbel BROOKS was born about 1852 in North Carolina.124

I suspect this is Frances in the 1880 census. She was only a household away from her older brother William and her mother was living with William.

1880 Census Dallas Twp, Webster Co MO Hh 227
A. H. Dameron, age 31, b. MO, parents born in NC
Fanny I. age 28, wife, b. NC as were her parents.
Ida L. 7, dau. Ira O. 5, son. Vidia B., 4, dau. Horace C., age 1, son.
living next door is probably Mr. Dameron's mother:
Hh 228: J. K. Dameron, marked as "wife" but listed as male, age 71, farmer. Olive A., age 60, keeping house. Both born in NC.

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Letha Ann BROOKS68 was born in October 1853 in Tennessee.

This is likely Letha in 1880. She's the right age and her parents born in NC:
Grant Twp, Webster Co MO
G. M. Patterson, age 29, b. MO, parents b. TN
Letha, age 26, b. MO, parents b. NC
Gideon N., age 4, son, b. MO.

1900 Census. Springfield, Greene Co MO, Hh 185
Gideon Patterson, b. Dec 1850, age 49, b. MO, parents b. TN, stock buyer
Letha A., b. Oct 1853, age 46. They've been married 25 years. She had 2 children. Born TN, parents b. MO.
Gideon N., son, b. Aug 1875, age 25, bank teller
Joseph W., son, b. Feb 1881, age 19, stock buyer

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Andrew Johnson BROOKS68 was born in September 1856 in Missouri.

I did not find Andrew in 1880, unless this is the man. His brother John was living in Greene County that year, but in a different Township. Really doesn't seem to fit. I did receive the information that Andrew was a physician but the 1900 census doesn't seem to bear this out.
1880 Census. Fair Grove Twp, Greene Co MO.
Living with the family of of Wm. C. Long., was A. J. Brooks, age 30 [he would have been closer to age 23] a physician, b. in NC [he wasn't - he was born in MO] Parents born NC.

1900 Census. Ozark Twp, Webster Co MO Hh 123
Andrew J. Brooks, b. Sep 1856. Age 43, married 18 years. Born MO, parents b. NC, a druggist
Martha A., wife, b. May 1855, age 45. Has two children. Born NC as were her parents.
Harold E., son, b. Apr 1883, age 17.
Andrew J., son, b. May 1892, age 8.
They had a female "servant" and a young male school teacher boarding with them.