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14. Mary BROOKES10 was born about 1766 in Gloucester County, Virginia.10

Possible child of Thomas Brookes. I have no absolute proof that Mary belongs here. However, the close associations between the Brookes & Watlington families in Caswell would indicate this is indeed where Mary belongs.

Mary BROOKES and Armistead WATLINGTON were married on 14 April 1790 in Caswell County, North Carolina. Armistead WATLINGTON60, son of Francis WATLINGTON and Rebecca TATUM, was born on 27 December 1766 in Gloucester County, Virginia. He died circa 1840 at the age of 74.

Caswell Co. Book B April Court 1789- page 270
Benja. Shelton, sale of 8 negroes, Mary, Simon, Jude, George, Dice, Dorias, Roda, and Lewis, to Armistead Watlington, also 100 acres land and all household furniture and livestock. 10 Feb 1789. Wit: Greenwood Payne, John Payne


1830 Census. Caswell Co, NC
Armistead "Wallington" Sen: 3m 20-30, 1m 60-70. 1f 15-20, 1f 30-40, 1f 60-70

1840-1841 January Court 1841, Page 153
Inv of bonds due estate of Armstead Watlington, Jr. decd on Augustus Gwyn, David Walker, Allen Scott, Ruben Harris, John Swift, et al. By E. Watlington adm.
Since the young Armistead was in the 1850 census, I very much suspect the original read "Armstead Watlington, Sr"


Found list of land records online:
LAND TRANSACTIONS FOUND IN CASWELL COUNTY

1797 ED WATLINGTON, SR TO REID WATLINGTON 80 ACRES
BOOK K PAGE 334

1799 ARMISTEAD WATLINGTON (1766?) TO JOSHUA HUDSON
PAID 40 POUNDS
BOOK L PAGE 185

1801 EDWARD WATLINGTON TO WILLIAM HOLDINESS
BOOK M PAGE 200

1812 ARMISTEAD WATLINGTON TO EDWARD WATLINGTON, SR
ONE TRACT (SAME DESCRIPTION AS BELOW)
BOOK R PAGE 138

1812 EDWARD WATLINGTON, SR TO GOODWIN EVANS TRUSTEE
33 ½ ACRES
BOOK R PAGE 140-141

1815 ARMISTEAD WATLINGTON TO LEVEN ROBERTS PARCEL
BOOK R PAGE 175

1815 ARMISTEAD WATLINGTON TO FRANCIS B PHILLIPS
PARCEL
BOOK R PAGE 319

1818 ARMISTEAD WATLINGTON TO EDWARD WATLINGTON, JR
TRACT ON MOONS CREEK
BOOK S PAGE 190

1819 EDWARD WATLINGTON TO CASWELL TATE TRACT ON
MOONS CREEK
BOOK T PAGE 139

1820 ED WATLINGTON SR TO ED WATLINGTON JR TRACT ON
MOONS CREEK
BOOK V PAGE 22

1820 ED WATLINGTON JR TO THOMAS GRAVES TRACT ON
MOONS CREEK
BOOK Y PAGE 132

1849 ARMISTEAD WATLINGTON (1797?) TO PAUL WATLINGTON
BOOK GG PAGE 971

1853 ARMISTEAD WATLINGTON (1797?) TO THOMAS
WATLINGTON
G W SWEPSON TRUSTEE 135 ACRES
BOOK HH PAGE 577

1854 ARMSTEAD WATLINGTON (1797?)TO G H PICKARD PARCEL
HORSELYS CREEK
BOOK HH PAGE 645

1860 ARMISTEAD WATLINGTON (1797?) TO A D HUBBARD
TRUSTEE
HOGS, HORSES, CATTLE, TOBACCO
BOOK JJ PAGE 145

1868 ARMISTEAD WATLINGTON (1797?) TO J B (JOHNNY)
WATLINGTON (POSSIBLY ARMISTEAD (1797) AND
REBECCA’S SON JAMES J B WATLINGTON)
BOOK QQ PAGE 250

Mary BROOKES and Armistead WATLINGTON had the following children:

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i.

Jonathan Brooks WATLINGTON.

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ii.

Edward WATLINGTON.

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iii.

Armistead WATLINGTON.

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iv.

James WATLINGTON was born on 14 August 1797 in Caswell County, North Carolina. He died after 1880 at the age of 83.

James married Jane Scott, 21 Mar 1826, Caswell Co NC

1830 Census. Caswell Co NC
James "Wallington": 1m age 30-40. 2 females under 5, 1f age 30-40

1850 Census. Caswell Co NC, Hh 508
James Watlington, age 53, b. Caswell. Jane, 54.
Mary 23. Elizabeth 20. Ann, 17. James, 14.

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v.

Thomas WATLINGTON was born circa 1799 in Caswell County, North Carolina.

Some databases show Thomas as a son of Armistead's brother Edward. I think he most likely belongs here, named for his mother's father, Thomas Brookes. However, in 1830, Thomas and Reid Watlington, son of Edward were enumerated next to each other.

Married Dorothy B. Brackin, 2 Nov 1824, Caswell Co NC

1830 Census. Caswell Co, NC
Thomas "Wallington" 1m under 5, 1m 20-30. 2f under 5, 1f 20-30.

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vi.

Emanuel WATLINGTON was born circa 1801 in Caswell County, North Carolina.

Married Joanna Hurbin, Rockingham Co NC, 15 Sep 1835.

Caswell County Book M 1836
Page 554
Acct current of Robert Holderness decd by Abner Miles adm. Cash received of E. Watlington for keeping Thos Holderness' horses at Robert's house until his death
Page 556 Acct current estate of Thomas Holderness decd by Emanuel Watlington admr.


1850 Census. Caswell Co NC
Hh 817
Manuel Watlington, age 49, b. Caswell.
continued next page
Joana, age 44. b. Rockingham Co, NC
Born Caswell: Penelope 13. William 10. Armstead 8. Johnathan 6. Elizabeth 4. James 2.

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John Paul WATLINGTON was born circa 1803 in Caswell County, North Carolina.

John married Jane P. Blackwell, 12 Feb 1838, Caswell Co NC. She is shown as the daughter of Garland Blackwell and Mary Scott.

Another Internet source shows the marriage as 1828, but I believe 1838 to be correct, given ages of their children in the following censuses:

Copied, not confirmed by me:
1850 Caswell Co., NC Census Page # 363 1372/1375
Watlington, Paul 47 farmer
Jane S. 36
Jonathan B. 10; Mary 6; Sarah J. 5; Virginia 1

1860 Caswell Co., NC Census - Locus Hill #24
Watlington, Paul 59 farmer NC
Jane 45 NC
Jno. B. 20 farmer; M. E. 16 female; S. J. 14 female; Amanda 9; F. P. 7; L. A. 5 female; W. P. 3 male

1870 Caswell Co., Census Locust Hill # 12/12
Watlington, Paul 67 farmer
Jane 54
John 27 farm labor; Mary 23; Amanda 17; Fanny 15; Laura12
Rice Thomas 53

1880 Caswell Co., NC - Locust Hill
Name: Paul Watlington 74 farmer born abt 1806 in NC (Father in Va. mother NC)
Jane S. Watlington 65 wife
Francis P. Watlington 23 daughter
Thomas G. Rice 63 boarder
Eliza Watlington 42 black [servant]
Albert Watlington 11 black [servant]

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viii.

Mary WATLINGTON.

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ix.

Nancy WATLINGTON (private).