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Notes for Rebecca Brooks McKinney

The Family of Clarkson F. Brooks & Sarah Clark

1830 census Gaines, Orleans Co., NY page 68
Brooks, Clarkson F.
1 male 40-50 (Clarkson, age 47)
1 male 20-30 (James, age 20)
2 males 15-20 (Freeman, age 18 & David, age 15)
1 male 5-10 (Hiram, age 14???)
1 male under 5 (Degrass, age 3)
1 female 30-40 (Sally, age 40)
1 female 10-15 (Sarah, age 12)
1 female 5-10 (Rebecca, age 6)

Went from NY to Miami Co., OH in 1835, and OH to IL in 1837.

1840 census Logan, IL page 240
Brooks, Clarkson
1 male 50-59 (Clarkson, age 57)
1 male 10-15 (Degrass, age 13)
1 female 40-49 (Sally, age 50)
2 females 5-9 (Amanda, age 9 & Catharine, age 6)
Where is Rebecca, age 16?

Married Abraham McKinney about 1847

1850 Logan Co., IL
Abraham McKinney, age 28, farmer, b. KY
Rebecca, age 27, b. OH
Sarah H., age 1, b. IL
Hetty McKinney, age 55, b. KY
Daniel M., age 5 months, b. IL

1856 - Rebecca Brooks McKinney died

August 9, 1859 - Abraham McKinney was married second to Sarah Ratliff
MCKINNEY, ADAM RATLIFF, SARAH 1859-08-09 001 0156 00000311 LOGAN

1860 census Lincoln, Logan, Illinois
Abe McKinney, age 37, Laborer, b. Kentucky
Sarah McKinney, age 23, b. Unknown
Sarah H. McKinney, age 12, b. Illinois
Saml. W. McKinney, age 6, b. Illinois
Mary R. McKinney, age 4, b. Illinois
Saml Ratcliff, age 56, Laborer, b. Unknown
Thos. I Ratcliff, age 17, Laborer, b. Unknown


From: Loren Gardner <>
Subject: [ILLOGAN] Clarkson F. Brooks
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 13:43:27 -0700

I am trying to verify that Rebecca BROOKS is the daughter of Clarkson F.
BROOKS and his wife Sarah CLARK. Rebecca BROOKS was born 25 Feb 1824 in OH or NY and died in Logan Co. IL 29 Sep 1856. Rebecca md. Abraham McKINNEY ca 1847 and had children Sarah Hetha, Daniel M., Letty Jane, (Samuel) William, Mary R.

Clarkson was born ca 1784 Essex Co. NJ and died 1865 Piqua, OH. Clarkson had a daughter born 1821-1825 per 1830 Orleans Co. NY census. However, the 1840 Logan Co. IL census does not include a daughter in this age bracket. I have not been able to see the IL state census for 1835 and 1845 for additional
backup. Loren Gardner
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Abraham McKinney Pedigree
Birth: 1822 , , Kentucky
Marriage: 1847 , Logan, Illinois
Death: , Logan, Illinois

Rebecca Brooks Pedigree

Birth: 25 FEB 1824
Marriage: 1847 , Logan, Illinois
Death: Before 1860 , Logan, Illinois



1. Mary R. McKinney Pedigree

Birth: 1856 , Logan, Illinois
Burial: Genforum board
Reverend Phillips Brooks
Posted by: Carolyn Hasty Jackson (ID *****2980) Date: September 07, 2002 at 13:26:43
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From history my mother left me,the Brooks family was of English orgin and fought under William Prince of Orange. One of them was given the title of Sir and received a large land estate in Northern Island. When he died he left his eldes son the estate and the tree youngest sons 5000 lbs (about $25,000 US dollars). The brothers Imigrated to the new world. One of the brothers settled in Massachuetts and was the father of Reverend Phillips Brooks who was born in 1893 at Boston. A memorial was erected to his memory in 1910 by Saint Guardens of Cofley Square near Trinity Church in Boston, Massachuetts.

Another brother settled in New Jersey near Bound Brock in 1720. (I question this date?). My information goes on to say this brother's son, named David, was my mother's 5th great grandfather, but do not have a first name. Then David had a son named David who was mother's 4th gr grandfather. David had a son named James who was my mother's 3rd gr grandfather, James had 4 sons and 2 daughters, Clarkson Freeman Brooks, was my mother's gr gr grandfather. Clarkson Brooks settled in the state of New York near Rochester. He moved to Miami Co., OH and lived on Springcreek near the place where the present Staution Twp Centralized School Stands. He married Sarah Clark the daughter of James and Jennie Seyburn Clark. They had four daughters, Jane Brooks Sterrod, Sarah Brooks French, Amanda Brooks Albertson, and Catherine Parmelia Brooks Peterson,my great, great grandmother. There were 8 sons; two Clarkson's, two Davids, James, Hiram, Freeman, Coooount Debrasee Brooks. Any one with information on this line and history please contact me. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks Carolyn