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Brooks in Illinois, Arkansas and Oklahoma
Posted by: Lisa Celements (ID *****5589) Date: September 21, 2005 at 12:17:00
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DAVID BROOKS (Source: 1850 census Washington, Belmont, Ohio.) was born Abt. 17 Jun 1787 in Wellsburg, Brooke, VA, and died Abt. 17 Jan 1878 in Washington, Belmont Co, Ohio. He married (1) ESTHER MCCOLLOUGH, daughter of JOHN MCCOLLOUGH and ESTHER GAMBLE. She was born Abt. 02 Feb 1790 in Washington, PA, and died Abt. 28 Aug 1850 in Cross Creek, Jefferson Co OH. He married (2) STACIE (STAHIA) DUNFEE. She was born Abt. 1810 in Ohio.

Children of DAVID BROOKS and ESTHER MCCOLLOUGH are: THOMAS JESFFERSON BROOKS, b. Abt. 22 Feb 1822, VA; d. 22 Nov 1893, Levenworth, KS.
JOHN A BROOKS, b. Abt. 1829, Cross Creek, Jefferson Co, Ky; m. HESTER ANN BRANDON, 08 Dec 1869, Belmont, Ohio; b. 26 Mar 1837, Richmond,VA.
WILLIAM BROOKS, b. Abt. 1832, Cross Creek, Jefferson Co, Ky.
ALEXANDER BROOKS, b. Abt. 1834, Ohio.
JOHNATHAN BROOKS, b. Abt. 1836, Ohio.

STEPHEN BROOKS, b. Abt. 01 Jun 1841, Washington, Belmont Co, Ohio; d. Abt. 1928, Washington, Belmont Co, Ohio.
SARAH MARIE BROOKS, b. Abt. 30 Jun 1843, Washington, Belmont Co, Ohio; d. Abt. 1923.
ROSANNAH BROOKS, b. Abt. 1845, Belmont Co, Ohio; d. 03 Oct 1919, Jacobsburg, Ohio; m. EVAN BRANDON (Source: Burner.), 09 Jul 1867, Belmont Co, Ohio.
JOHN K. BROOKS (RASBURY?), b. Abt. 1847, Belmont Co, Ohio.
MARY M BROOKS, b. Abt. 1850, Belmont Co, Ohio; m. ADAM W. LINDON (Source: Burner.).
ELIZABETH BROOKS, b. Abt. 1855, Belmont Co, Ohio.

More on Alexander Brooks
Source: Center Township, Sebastian County, AR 1880 census Alexander(Alaxander) Brooks b. aprx. 1835 in Ohio age 45 wife was Amelia age 40 born in Ohio with both parents born in PA

All the children were born in Illinois. Probably Olney Township, Richland County. Below is their names, ages and possible date of birth.

Joseph A. M. age 16 (about 1864)
Jesse F. age 12 (about 1868)
Mary C. age 10 (about 1870)
Thomas F. age 8 (about 1872) my gr-grandfather
Henry D. age 6 (about 1874)
Daniel E. age 4 (about 1876)

The following is all information I have concerning the above family. Would like more information.

Source: Marriage license at Heber Springs, Cleburne County, AR 1891 Thomas Frederick and Lillie Jane Benskin were married in Hiram, Cleburne County, AR 10/4/1891

Source: Harrison Township, White County, AR 1900 census
(can't find Thomas at this point) Harrison Township, White County, AR
Joseph listed year born 1864
Henry listed year born 1873
Daniel listed year born 1875

Source: Harrison Township, White County, AR 1910 census
(can't find Thomas)
Jesse F. age 45
Addie L. wife age 26
Malvern A. son age 15
Ira D. son age 12

Source: Jim Fork Township, Sebastian County, AR 1910 census
Joseph age 45
Beasie wife age 27
unsure of this name possibly Truen son age 8
Saddie daughter age 5
Lester son age 8
Hazel daughter age 9 months

Source: Red River Township, White County, AR 1910 census
Daniel age 34
Flora A. age 27 (I think she was the Flora Brooks that bought the plot in Kensett Cemetery for Thomas when he died in 1954)
Fannie E. age 6

Source: Tiger Township, Creek County, OK 1930 census
Henry D. age 54
Lula T. age 44
Norma F. age 26

Thomas and Lillie Jane ended up in Kensett, White County, AR area. Their son settled in Bald Knob, AR and many of his decendants still remain here. Jesse ended up in the Judsonia area of White County. Any other information would be greatly appreciated.

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