Deed Book R, p.273-4: Sally Brooks of Caswell Co to Beloved children [names all 15 children] to receive all her property after her decease. If 3 youngest are under 12, her brother Nathan Williams and son George are to set aside for their schooling. If she dies, each to share equally except a colt known as the Medley Colt. If she is so thoughtless as to remarry, each to have 15/16 of her estate. 21 Mar 1816. Wit: Gregory Hightower, John Walterfield [?].
1820 Caswell Co NC Census, p.44. Sarah Brooks. 1m 16-26 [Henry]; 1f -10 [Melinda];
Caswell County Deed Book U, p.62. 15 Jan 1822. Sally Brooks to Edmund McCubbins three lots former property of Elizabeth Williams, dec'd, on Brown Cr purchased from Joseph Williams, Nathan Williams, and one lot being her part of 100 acres belonging to her mother. Robert Holderness (son-in-law) witnessed.
DB U, 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.
WB L, Apr Court 1826
1830 Census: Caswell Co NC, p.311. Sarah Brooks 1m 30-40 [Henry?], 1f 15-20, 1f 20-25, 1f 60-70 [Sarah] 9 Slaves. She was listed next to Ibzan Rice. He had 2m -5, 1m 5-10, 1m 60-70 [Ibzan?], 1f -5, 2f 5-10, 1f 20-30, 1f 30-40.
Estate file at NC Archives for Sarah Brooks. George Brooks posted bond for administration of estate on 4 Jan 1841. Jan Term 1843: final settlement after sale and payment of expenses was $5116. Her slaves were purchased: Stephen by Richard Jones, Squire by Saml. Moore (who also signed as security for George Brooks on the Administration), Nicey & child by Henry Cobb, Dice by Ibzan Rice [who married two of the Brooks daughters], and Anderson, John, and Sealy & child by Henry W. Brooks [probably the other son of Sarah]. Inventory of her estate showed the slaves, Stephen, Squire, Anderson, John, Sealy & child, Nicey & child & Dice to have the total value of $4377. Her household goods, tools, rents from the Plantation & hire of the slaves was valued at another $1526. Some of the accounts paid included Nate Armd. Brooks, Dr. J. E. Williamson, Thos. L. Lea, John Kerr-Attorney.
Caswell WB O, p.198
1840 Census. Caswell Co NC
Have found possible marriages for several of the daughters in Liahona's "North Carolina Marriages to 1825". Further research needed, as little seems to have been done, especially regarding the younger daughters.
SARAH "SALLY" WILLIAMS and CHARLES B. BROOKS were married.21 CHARLES B. BROOKS17,65,66,67, son of THOMAS BROOKES and MARY BLACKNALL, was born about 1764.21 He served in the military in 1779 at Capt Turner's Co., Caswell Co, NC in Revolutionary War. He died before 1816 at the age of 52 in Caswell County, North Carolina.21
There is no particular documentation for this date of birth; it is a guestimate.
A book on the Jennings family, DOCUMENTED NOTES ON JENNINGS AND ALLIED FAMILIES, by Beatrice Mackey Doughtie, provided some unexpected data. George, son of Charles & Sally Williams Brooks, married a Jennings descendant. The book states that George was a son of Sarah Williams, called Sally, & Charles B. Brooks of Caswell Co NC. He was a grandson of Elizabeth & Henry Williams of the same place; a great, grandson of Ursula Henderson & Daniel Williams. [This information was not new, but was a nice reinforcement for what is already known.] A Charles Brooks served in the Revolution in Capt Turner's Co., Caswell Co, under command of Col. McDowell from 15 March to 30 July 1779. Given that two of his brothers were in the Revolution and no other Charles Brooks are known in Caswell, it's likely this is Charles.
Caswell DB A, p.254
Caswell Co NC Minutes 1777-1877 by Katherine Kerr Kendall c1976 (Holderness/NC/110)
Caswell DB B
Caswell DB C, p.105
Caswell DB E, p.18
Caswell Co DB J, p.230
Caswell DB K, p.153
1800 Census. Hillsboro, Caswell Co, NC
Caswell DB P, p.326
1810 Caswell Co NC Census, p.3. Charles Brooks: 1m over 45 [Charles]; 1m 10-16 [Henry]; 1m 16-26 [George]; 5f under 10 [Sally, Frances, Rebekah, Dolly, Henrietta, with Melinda perhaps not yet born]; 2f 10-16 [Susannah & Jane]; 3f 16-26 [Ursley, Polly, Elizabeth]; 1f 26-45 [wife Sally Williams]. Oldest daughter Patsy married in 1805.
Charles Brooks was a witness to the will of Robert Blackwell, written 28 Nov 1812 and presented to the April Court, 1813. Robert Blackwell named his wife Zillah; sons Robert, John, Carter, Levi, Thomas and Garland Blackwell; daughters Nancy Malone dec'd, Polly Watt, Kitturah Watt, Betsy Malone dec'd without heirs. Exec: wife Zillah, Thomas & Robert Blackwell. The other witness to the will was Charles Mitchell.
Will written 7 Oct 1815; Proved Jan Court 1816. Names beloved wife Sally Brooks to raise children. Appoints brother-in-law Nathan Williams and son George Brooks as Executors. Wit: Henrietta Rice, Jesse Payne.
Caswell WB G, p.134 Will of Charles B. Brooks presented, Jan Court 1816. Sally is to dispose of estate at her discretion.
SARAH "SALLY" WILLIAMS and CHARLES B. BROOKS had the following children:
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