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David Brooks was born on July 4, 1815 in Genesee Co., NY. He was the son of Clarkson Freeman Brooks and Sarah Clark
Phoebe Clark was born April 1, 1814 in Bourbon Co., KY. She was the daughter of John Winans Clark & Nancy Ann Isgrig

THE FAMILY OF DAVID BROOKS & PHOEBE CLARK

David Brooks & Phoebe ClarkDavid Brooks & Phoebe Clark were married on February 7, 1833, probably in New York, and they had 5 children. A family account written by their granddaughter Daisy Constance Dement Gandy (1872-1954) states that "John Winans Clark in an early day settled in Bourbon Co., KY where he and Ann Isgrigg were married in Paris, KY where their older children were born, among them Phebe in 1814, who at the age of 18, married David Brooks of KY, a first cousin. Soon after their marriage, they moved to NY near Albany, where their first child was born (Hannah, born August 13, 1833). Later Phebe and David moved to Staunton Twp., Miami Co., Ohio, and in 1837 to Sangamon Co., Illinois near the town of Athens where one of Phebe's older brothers had settled some few years before." I have some questions about the years these moves occurred because their son John Clarkson Brooks, born October 10, 1835, is listed on all census records as having been born in Illinois. David is listed as a head of household on the 1840 census of Logan Co., Illinois, living near the household of his parents, married sister Jane Steenrod, and several Clark families. David Brooks died on April 2, 1845 in Logan Co., Illinois. He is buried in the Laenna cemetery, Aetna Twp., Logan Co., Illinois. The written account by Daisy Gandy states that Phoebe only had 3 living children when David died in 1845. Phoebe remarried Samuel Dement on February 16, 1846 in Logan Co., Illinois. Samuel was a widower with four children from his first marriage, and he and Phoebe had at least 4 more children (although two of their sons died in infancy). The family is listed on the 1850 census of Logan Co., Illinois. Samuel Dement died on April 7, 1855 in Logan Co., Illinois. Phoebe is listed with some of her children on the 1860 census of Mt. Pulaski, Logan Co., IL. The account by Daisy Gandy states (with my notes in parenthesis): "Samuel died in 1855, leaving Phebe a widow for the second time, with the care of 6 children, her oldest daughter Hannah having been married a few years before Samuel's death. It is likely that Phebe continued on the farm until her second son was married (Asa Dement, married Augusta Myrick in February 1870. Phoebe is listed in the houseold of Asa Dement on the 1870 census of Aetna, Logan Co., Illinois). He (Asa) bought the farm which is located in Yankeetown, Logan Co., Illinois. Phebe move to Chestnut (Logan Co., IL) and one of her brothers, a widower, lived with her for a time; then 3 of his grandsons for awhile. After the death of my mother, Father took my baby sister and me to her to make our home. (Daisy's mother Augusta Myrick Dement died on November 6, 1877). My sister died within a year and I lived with Grandmother Phebe until my Father's second marriage 2 yr. later (Daisy's father Asa Dement remarried on November 28, 1879)." Phoebe is listed in the household of her married son Asa Dement on the 1870 & 1880 censuses of Aetna, Logan, Co., Illinois. At some time between 1880 to 1892 Phoebe moved to Nebraska, probably with the family of Asa Dement or one of her other grown children. Phoebe Clark Brooks Dement died on March 4, 1892 in Hayes Center, Hayes Co., Nebraska or Culbertson, Hitchcock, Nebraska. In 1900 her son Asa is living in Hayes Center, Hayes Co., Nebraska.
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The Children of David Brooks & Phoebe Clark:

Hannah French BrooksHannah French Brooks was born on August 13, 1833 in New York. Her family moved from New York to Ohio by the time she was age 2, and they moved from Ohio to Illinois when she was about age 4. Her father died in April 1845 when she was age 11, and her mother remarried Samuel Dement in February 1846 when she was age 12. Hannah is listed at age 16 with her mother & stepfather on the 1850 census of Logan Co., IL. Hannah married William Fraikes in March 1851 in Illinois. William was a widower who had at least 3 childen from his first marriage, and he and Hannah had 4 more children. Based on birthplaces of their children, the family moved from Illinois to Iowa about 1854. They are listed on the 1860 census of Cass Twp., Hamilton Co., Iowa. In 1860 Hannah is listed as being age 27, b. Ohio, but on all other census records I have found she is listed as being born in New York. William Fraikes died on October 19, 1861 and Hannah was married to James Burrows/Burrous.in May 1867 in Hamilton Co., Iowa. James & Hannah had 2 children, but they probably separated before 1870. "Annie" Burrows, age 36, is listed as head of household with her children on the 1870 census of Cass, Hamilton Co., Iowa. Hannah Burrous, age 47, is listed as divorced with the children on the 1880 census of Iowa, Rooks Co., Kansas. Hannah moved from Kansas to Oklahoma sometime between 1880 to 1900. "Hennie Burrows", age 66, is listed as widowed and living with her widowed son Edwin on the 1900 of Sherman, Kingfisher Co., Oklahoma. She returned from Oklahoma to Kansas sometime between 1900 to 1907. Hannah French Brooks Fraikes Burrous died on March 31, 1907 in Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri.
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John Clarkson BrooksJohn Clarkson Brooks was born on October 10, 1835 in Athens, Logan, Illinois, United States. A written family account places his parents in Ohio between 1833 to 1837, but all census records for John list him as born in Illinois. His family had moved to Athens, Sangamon Illinois by the time John was age 2. His father died in April 1845 when he was age 9, and his mother remarried Samuel Dement in February 1846 when he was age 10. On the 1850 census of Logan Co., Illinois, John is listed at age 14 and living with his grandparents John & Ann Clark. John married Julia Sarepta Ingraham on July 25, 1857 in Lincoln, Logan Co., Illinois and they had at least 6 children. The family is listed on the 1860 census of Mt. Pulaski, Logan Co., Illinois, living next to the household of John's mother Phebe Dement. John & Julia moved with their family from Logan to Mason Co., Illinois sometime between 1860 to 1870. They are listed on the 1870 & 1880 censuses of Mason City, Mason Co., Illinois. The family moved from Illinois to Kansas sometime between 1880 to 1900, and they are listed on the 1900 census of Labette Twp., Labette Co., Kansas. They are listed on the 1910 census of Oswego, Labette Co., Kansas. John Clarkson Brooks died on December 27, 1914 in Oswego, Labette, Kansas. John & Julia are both buried in the Oswego Cemetery, Oswego, Labette, Kansas.
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Sarah BrooksSarah Brooks was born about 1837 in Logan Co., Illinois. There is a female the right age to be Sarah, age 3, in the household of David Brooks on the 1840 census of Logan Co., Illinois. Her father died in 1845, and her mother remarried in 1846. Sarah Brooks died between 1841 to 1845 in Illinois. A written family account by Daisy Constance Dement Gandy stated that there were only three children still living when David Brooks died, (Hannah, John & Cornelia). Sarah is not at listed at age 13 with her mother & stepfather on the 1850 census of Logan Co., Illinois, and I have not found her on any other records. The Sarah who is age 9 in the Dement household in 1850 is Sarah Ellen Dement from Samuel Dement's first marriage.
Ann Brooks Ann Brooks was born on October 15, 1839 in Logan Co., Illinois. She died the same day that she was born. Ann Brooks died on October 15, 1839 in Logan Co., Illinois.
Cornelia Kate BrooksCornelia Kate Brooks was born on July 03, 1841 in Athens, Sangamon Co., IL. Cornelia Kate married Isaac Mitchell Potts on September 6, 1860 in Logan Co., IL, and they had 5 children. The family is listed on the 1870 census of Aetna Twp., Logan Co., IL. Isaac died on Feb. 22, 1877 in Aetna, Logan Co., IL. He was age 36 at the time of his death. Isaac is buried in the Laenna Cemetery (also known as the Old Yankeetown Cemetery), Aetna Twp., Logan Co., IL.Cornelia remarried Robert Martin League on December 3, 1878 in Logan Co., IL. The family is listed on the 1880 census of Laenna, Logan Co., IL. Cornelia (listed as "Kate" & youngest son Walter are on the 1900 census of Grant, Page Co., Iowa; at that time Cornelia was listed as being married 23 years with 9 births and 7 surviving children, but Walter is not listed with them. He may have gone ahead to Oklahoma to scout for land, as they did move there sometime between 1900-1910. They are listed on the 1910 & 1920 censuses of Webster Twp., Mutual, Woodward Co., OK. Martin was a harness maker. Cornelia Kate Brooks Potts League died on May 13, 1925 in Mutual, Woodward, Co., OK. Robert remarried Isabell Frazier in 1926 in Riverside Co,. CA. Robert Martin League died on February 02, 1932 in Supply, OK. Robert & Cornelia are both buried in the Dunlap Cemetery, Woodward Co., Oklahoma.
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The Children of Samuel Dement & Phoebe Clark Brooks:

Arminta/Araminta DementArminta/Araminta Tomlinson Dement was born on January 1, 1847 in Logan Co., Illinois. She is listed with her parents & step-siblings on the 1850 census of Logan Co., IL. Her father died on April 7, 1855 when she was age 8. She is listed in the household of her married step-brother John Clarkson Brooks on the 1860 census of Mt. Pulaski, Logan Co., IL, living next to the household headed by her mother. Her name is listed as "Arminta" on the 1850 & 1860 censuses, but as "Araminta" on all later census records. Arminta married Hamilton Morris on August 18, 1867 and they had at least 6 children. The family is listed on the 1870 & 1880 censuses of Barnett Twp., DeWitt Co., IL. Arminta/Araminta Tomlinson Dement Morris died on May 04, 1888 in Kenny, DeWitt Co., IL.
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Asa H. Dement

Asa Henry Dement was born on February 15, 1849 in Yankeetown, Logan Co., Illinois. He is listed with his parents & step-siblings on the 1850 census of Logan Co., Illinois. His father died on April 7, 1855 when he was age 6. He is listed in the household of his married step-brother John Clarkson Brooks on the 1860 census of Mt. Pulaski, Logan Co., Illinois, living next to the household headed by his mother. Asa married Anna Augusta Myrick on February 1870 in Logan Co., Illinois, and they had 4 children. I have not found the family on the 1870 census at this time. Anna died on November 06, 1877 in Hoopeston, Vermilion Co., Illinois. Asa was remarried to Laura Kate Gull on November 28, 1879. Asa & Laura did not have any children. The family is listed on the 1880 census of Aetna, Logan Co., Illinois with Asa's occupation listed as Farmer. The family moved from Illinois to Nebraska between 1880 to 1900, and they are listed on the 1900 census of Hayes Center, Hayes Co., Nebraska with Asa's occupation listed as Stockman. Asa & Laura moved from Nebraska to Oklahoma sometime between 1900 to 1910. They are listed on the 1910 & 1920 censuses of Supply Twp., Woodward Co., Oklahoma. In 1910 Asa's occupation is listed as Retired, Own Income, and in 1920 it is listed as Courier (?) Rural Telephone Line. Asa & Laura moved from Oklahoma to California sometime between 1920 to 1930, and they are listed at age 81 & 80 on the 1930 census of Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., California. Asa Henry Dement died on October 12, 1933 in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., California. He is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California.
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George DementGeorge Gordon Dement was born on June 10, 1851 in Yankeetown, Logan Co., Illinois. He died when he was 5 months old. George Gordon Dement died on November 03, 1851 in Yankeetown, Logan Co., Illinois.
Isaac DementIsaac Dement was born on February 1, 1854 in Yankeetown, Logan Co., Illinois. He died when he was 2 months old. Isaac Dement died on March 14, 1854 in Yankeetown, Logan Co., Illinois.