9. Christopher BROOKES23 was born in February 1755 in Gloucester County, Virginia.1,24 He served in the military in 1777 at Pay record from the Hillsborough Treasury Office in Revolutionary War. He died about 1781 at the age of 26 in Caswell County, North Carolina.23
I think this name in the Kingston Parish Records of Gloucester Co VA must be Christopher although it isn't clear in the record - transcribed as .....her Brookes. Apparently part of the name is unreadable.
I believe this person to be Christopher Brookes found in Caswell County with other members of this family.
Christopher Brooks received payment from the Hillsborough Treasury Office as found in "North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts" by Wynette Parks Haun. c1992.
From the Court Minutes of Caswell County: p.7, Dec 1781: Susannah Brooks resigned as administrator of estate of Christopher Brooks and gave authority to Henry Williams.
Copies from received from NC Archives: Adminstrators Bond in the amount of 500 pounds, dated 4 Dec 1781 signed by Henry Williams and Nath'l. Williams in presence of A. Murphey to bind Henry Williams as Administrator of Christopher Brooks, Deceased. Caswell County March Court 1782 - Inventory of estate of Christopher Brooks returned by Henry Williams, Administrator, and ordered to be recorded. Sold by David Shelton, Sheriff 24 Jan 1782. Buyers included Susannah Brookes, Henry Williams, William Holderness, Nath'l Williams, John Pane, Thos. Brookes.
Caswell WB A, p.186
TN Land Entries
After the death of Christopher Brooks, Susannah married William Higgason Rice . He was a first cousin to William & Anna Rice who had married Susannah's siblings. William Higgason Rice remarried to Sally Gooch in 1795 after the death of Susannah.
Caswell WB F, p.7
Christopher BROOKES and Susannah WILLIAMS had the following children:
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