Posted By:Douglas Brooks
Subject:Re: Brooks or Chedesters in early 1800s?
Post Date:May 05, 2012 at 17:08:22
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Forum:Wake County, NC Genealogy Forum
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Dear Carol: I found two Susanna Brooks in my Brooks family book, but I think that only one of them MIGHT be a lead fo you. She was Susanna Warren Brooks and she was a cousin to Edward Warren Brooks. The Brooks family originally came from England, departing the port of Bristol, England around 1725-30. They first purchased land in Virginia, near Isle of Wight, Va. In 11735, they moved to Bladen Co., N.C., settling near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. John Brooks, Sr, Esq. is the progenitor of my line abd his wife Susan. They had six sons(Thomas, Joab, John, Mark-I descend from Mark), James and Isaac) Isaac Brooks, born abt 1725, married Ruth Terrell, b. abt 1730. They had 10 children (Mary, Anne, Phoebe, William Terrell Brooks, b. 10-09-1767 and married Susannah Warren. The other members of this brood were, Nancy, Amelia, Sarah, Elizabeth, Joseph John Brooks, and Ruth Terrell Brooks.

William Terrell and Susannah Warren also had a brood: Sarah A. Brooks, b. 1030-1793, m. her first counsin, Brantley Brooks; Ruth Terrell Brooks, b. 9-6-1794,m. Joseph Dark, Jr., Josiah, b.4-6-1796, m. Ruth Terrell Hunter; Lydia Brisco Brooks, b. 4-4-1795, m. James Thompson; Rev. Warren Brooks, m. Amelia Brantley; Mary Ann Brooks, m. John McIntosh; Timothy Terrell Brooks, m. Elizabeth Goldston; Martha B. Brooks, m. William Kidd; Rebecca Brooks, m. Louis Kidd; Dr. William Tell Brooks, m. 1st, Emily Forte, and 2nd., Mrs. C.J.Ray; Rev. Terrell Brooks, m. Anne Dismukes; Susannah Warren Brooks, b. 1-25-1812; and the last, Edward Warren Brooks, b. 12-4-1816.

I hope this helps you. At least the name Susannah is spelled the same and you can see that it is a family name. If this is "your" Susannah, please let me know and if you need more info, don't hesitate to contact me again. Best regards, Douglas Brooks