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Re: Research Help
Posted by: tracy callahan (ID *****1510) Date: December 16, 2012 at 13:12:21
In Reply to: Research Help by Linda Ayres of 1100

Linda, I appreciate your offer of help.

I am interested in discovering a death date for Pulaski Knox Brooks of Randolph County. I have only seen documents concerning Civil War pension payments and a Civil War census. The former had several entries, ending in 1907, and the census was from 1907, so I am presuming he died in 1907 or perhaps early in 1908.

Pulaski was born on February 27, 1844 in Campbell, GA. The last census he appeared in was the 1900 census, and he lived in Randolph County, AL at that time. There is a confederate marker for him at the Shiloh Primitive Church cemetery in Clay County, AL. There are no birth or death dates on the marker. I don't even know if he's really buried there, but his daughter is buried in the same cemetery.

Pulaski's wife was named Sarah, and she was also last seen in the 1900 census. I am thinking she died first, since I never saw her claim a pension payment for her husband's service.

Pulaski's son, Patrick Henry Brooks, and his wife, Abigail "Abbie" Cofield Brooks, were my great-grandparents. Their daughter, Cora Mae Brooks Sims, died in Anniston in 1941, when my father was just two years of age, so I never had anyone to talk to about the Brooks side of the family. The older information about the family is well-documented back to the Revolutionary War, but the more modern ancestors are harder to find information about.

If you have any connections to this family, and someone perhaps has an old Bible with this information, I would love to hear about it.

Thanks again,

Tracy Sims Callahan

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