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100. George BROOKS17,64,91,92,93 was born on 30 October 1787 in Caswell County, North Carolina.92,94 He died on 30 April 1868 at the age of 80 in Forsyth County, North Carolina.94

Administration of his mother's estate, Jan 1841.

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Bride: Eliza R Courts
Groom: George Brooks
Bond Date: 23 Nov 1818
County: Rockingham
Record #: 01 027
Bondsman: Jennings H Courts
Witness: Ro Gallaway, Jr
Bond #: 000118887

By 1820, George Brooks lived in Stokes Co NC - Forsyth formed from Stokes in 1849 making him a resident of the new county. George Brooks & Wife Elizabeth of Stokes Co NC to Obadiah Nunally of Caswell Co NC, 25 Jun 1820, tract of 206 acres in Caswell on waters of Hogan's Creek. Caswell DB V, p.109. This is the tract left Elizabeth by her grandfather John Hudnall, who had purchased it from Joseph Arnett.

George's brother Henry is said to have moved from Caswell Co about the same time. They engaged in several land deeds and Henry acted as his agent.

1850 US Census: Forsyth Co NC, p.311b, Household 1669
George Brooks, age 56, b. NC, Farmer & Merchant, Value of property $11,200. Eliza R. age 52, Charles B. age 23, Merchant; Miranda M. M., age 15. Zaza Lancaster, female, age 25, Laborer, John Hestor age 27, Laborer [he will be living with Charles B. in 1860, Daniel I. Brooks, age 19, Student.

1860 US Census; Deep River District, Forsyth Co NC, p.659, Dwelling 705. George Brooks, age 73, Farmer, b. NC, Property valued at 24, 000; Personal at $77,800. Eliza R., age 63 and Daniel I. age 28, the only child still living at home. Son Charles listed next in the Census, but in his own household.

George BROOKS and Elizabeth Ridings COURTS were married on 23 November 1818 in Rockingham County, North Carolina.91 Marriage date give is date of marriage bond. Elizabeth Ridings COURTS91,94,95, daughter of George COURTS and Hannah HUDNALL, was born on 30 October 1792 in Culpeper County, Virginia. She died on 1 March 1871 at the age of 78 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. From Mom's records - then family search info added. All info checked against records at Stan's house. No doc on birth county in those records.
* Death place listed as Belew's Creek Dist., Forsyth Co., NC.

She is found on the 1850 Forsyth Co. cencus with her husband and remaining children at home : Maranda M., Daniel I., and Charles B.

In 1870, Elizabeth was living with her son Charles. Age 72, born Virginia.

George BROOKS and Elizabeth Ridings COURTS had the following children:

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Ann Amanda "Lacy" BROOKES95,96 was born on 27 September 1819 in Stokes County, North Carolina. She died on 11 March 1897 at the age of 77 in Withers, Stokes County, North Carolina. From Mae Clement Staten's records

The name "Lacy" only appears on the family group sheet with personal knowledge of Mae Clement Staten's mother, Lillian Brooks Withers Clement (granddaughter of Lacy Ann), listed as a source. It appears in no other source that I have found. Perhaps it is a family nickname that never appeared in records.

The date of Amanda's birth is 1830 in the Jennings book.

Ann left a will probated & recorded on 19 Jun 1897 in Stokes Co NC. She left her sons, W. W. Withers & E. S. Withers "all her landed estate".

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George William BROOKS95,97 was born on 27 September 1822 in Stokes County, North Carolina. He died on 6 June 1896 at the age of 73. All but place of birth from records at Stan's house of Mae Rosalind Clement Staten's
research.
George W. Brookes attended the Univ of NC 1845-1847.
The children of George and Susan were:
Thomas R. Brookes married Ella Sharp
George Courts Brookes, b. 8 Nov 1856 in Washington Co TX, married Hortense Sangster
William Crainer Brookes married Ruby Dean
Frances Catherine Brookdes married Judge George D. Neal
Iverson E. "Ivy" Brookes married Johnny King.

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Dr. Robert Henry BROOKS95,98 was born on 22 December 1823 in Stokes County, North Carolina. He died on 20 April 1886 at the age of 62. From records at Stan's house of Mae Rosalind Clement Staten's research.
Robert H. Brookes attended the College of William & Mary and the University of PA where he graduated in medicine.
Their children were:
Mary Eliza Brookes, [12 Apr 1859 - 13 Jan 1937]
Jessie Iverson Brookes [5 Feb 1861 - 2 Jul 1929]
Martha Lou Brookes [14 Jan 1862 - 29 May 1942 in Waelder, TX] Martha was the first woman doctor of pharmacy in Texas.
Robert Court Brookes, MC [16 Dec 1864 - 16 Oct 1944] Married Mary Christian of Forest, Scott Co MS. Went to Waelder TX where he practiced medicine
Annie Estelle Brookes [14 Aug 1867 - 3 Jul 1949] Married John Patrick Ferrell of Hinds Co MS; they resided in Jackson, MS.
Virginia Cade Brookes [27 Oct 1870 - 2 Mar 1955] Practiced pharmacy at Waelder TX with her sister for nearly fifty years.

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Charles Blacknall BROOKS91,92,95,99,100 was born on 2 April 1826 in Stokes County, North Carolina. He died on 9 January 1902 at the age of 75. From records at Stan's house of Mae Rosalind Clement Staten's research.
Listed on 1850 Forsyth Co. cencus as living with parents still and being a merchant.
He attended University of N.C. 1845-1848

1860 US Census; Deep River District, Forsyth Co NC, p.659, Dwelling 706.
Charles B. Brooks, age 32, b. NC. Property valued at $3000, Personal at $12,550. He was living with John Hester, age 38, a Trader with personal property of $5,000. Presumably most of their personal property was slaves.

1870 US Census; Kernerville Twp, Forsyth Co NC, p.356b
Charles Brooks, age 43, Farmer, Real Estate value $2600, Personal property $375
Bettie, age 26, Keeping House, George, age 7 and William age 4, attending school. Laura, age 8 months, b. in Oct. Eliza, age 72, born Virgina - this would be Charles' widowed mother. Also Jane Lowery, age 10 and Jerry Brooks age 15, Black, Laboring on Farm.

1880 US Census; Salem Chapel, Forsyth, NC; p.445C
Charles B. Brooks, age 54, b. NC as were both his parents. U. S. General Storekeeper & Gauger. Wife Elizabeth, age 39, b. NC as were both her parents. George, son, Clerks in Bank, age 16. William, son, age 14, attending school. Daisy, daughter, age 4. The following Blacks were listed as part of the household: Ida Jarrett, Domestic, age 25, b. NC, James age 1, probably Ida's son; John Hairston, age 30, Laborer, and Patsy Walls, age 12, Nurse [Daisy's nursemaid?]

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Elizabeth Jane BROOKS95,101 was born on 10 May 1828 in Stokes County, North Carolina. She died on 1 January 1922 at the age of 93. From records at Stan's house of Mae Rosalind Clement Staten's research.
Birth place from the fact that her father was listed in Stokes Co. in 1820, 1830, and 1840 census records.

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Daniel Iverson BROOKS95,102 was born in 1832 in Stokes County, North Carolina.91,92 He died on 6 July 1860 at the age of 28. From records at Stan's house of Mae Rosalind Clement Staten's research.
The 1850 Forsyth Co. cencus lists him as a student. He attended University of NC from 1850-1 854. Graduated with an A.B. degree in 1854. (See Jennings and Allied Families by Beatrice Mackey Doughtie)
Died of Typhoid Fever.

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Maranda M. M. BROOKS95,96 was born in 1835 in Stokes County, North Carolina.92 From records at Stan's house of Mae Rosalind Clement Staten's research.
Maranda M. is listed on the 1850 Forsyth Co. cencus living with her parents at the age 15.