The year was 1944, and the place was a tiny settlement between Tifton and Albany Georgia called TYTY. Isaac Richard Rooks, a son of William Sampson Rooks, a son of Isaac Rooks who died in the WAR BETWEEN THE STATES, has just passed away also and has been laid to rest in the Old TyTy Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Etta May Green Rooks, his wife was now filled with uncertainty as to where to go or what to do from here. The Rooks folks had been here since 1836 and was some of the very first white settlers to move west of the Alapaha River into Indian Territory.
It seemed as if the wars would never stop and the fathers, husbands, and sons would never stop dying. It had only been two years past since Tom Henry, the second of their three sons had left with a big smile and hugs as he beckoned the call of the Countries call to arms of WWII. All three boys answered the call but their TOM was as if he stepped of the edge of the world and into nothingness. He was gone, almost as if he had never existed...except for the memories and now his dad, her husband has done the same. Death was a horrible thing and the house, the yard, and even the farm could only intensify those feelings that never ceased to envade her dreams. She had family in New Orleans. Maybe there she could find a new beginning
So for folks searching for Rooks in Mississippi, and Louisiana, you're chances are good if ya look to the east to Irwin, Worth, Tift, Jefferson Counties in Georgia. I am Charles A. Rooks and would be happy to help if possible.