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J M and Caroline Rooks, Barnwell Cty, SC
Posted by: Denise Jackson (ID *****7414) Date: November 07, 2011 at 17:21:34
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I'm researching for my niece. Has anyone come across this family?

J M Rooks and his wife Caroline [MNU]. They had the following children: Stephen, Julia, Emily, Eliza, Franklin and Charles.

Charles is the connection to my Niece and her husband's Rooks family. Charles W Rooks
son Richard Franklin Rooks, his
grandson John Marshall Rooks, Sr., His
great grandson John Marshall Rooks Jr. his
2nd Great Grandson John Michael Rooks Sr and
3rd Great Grandson John Michael Rooks Jr.







This is what I have found so far in the Census for J M Rooks and family

J. M. Rooks was born about 1811 in Barnwell County, South Carolina, USA. He married Caroline about 1833 just a guesstimate at this point. I just started the research yesterday for Rooks. I've read this board until I'm cross-eyed. lol

I've seen where people have his father as Vardiman and I can find no proof of that.

1840 United States Federal Census about Maddison Rooks
Name: Maddison Rooks
County: Barnwell
State: South Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: [1835-1840] 1 [Stephen Jefferson Rooks Sept 1834]

Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 [James Madison Rooks 1802-1811]

Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: [1835-1840] 2 [I show 3 girls actually but only two here at the time of enumeration?] Julie A [1835], Emily [1837] and/or Florence Eliza Rooks [1838]**See 1850 USFC

Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 [Caroline Rooks 1802-1811]

Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 5
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5


1850 United States Federal Census about J M Rooks
Name: J M Rooks
Age: 39
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1811
Birth Place: South Carolina
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Barnwell, South Carolina
Family Number: 1217
Household Members:
Name Age
J M Rooks 39 [James Madison Rooks 1811]
Caroline Rooks 30 [Carolina 1820]
Stephen Rooks 17 [Stephen Jefferson Rooks 1834]
Julia Rooks 16 [Julia A Rooks 1835]
Emily Rooks 13 [Emily Rooks 1837]
Eliza Rooks 12 [Florence Eliza Rooks 1838]
Franklin Rooks 7 [Franklin Rooks 1844]
Charles Rooks 4 [Charles W "Charlie" Rooks 1845]


1860 United States Federal Census about Caroline Rooks
Name: Caroline Rooks
Age in 1860: 59
Birth Year: abt 1801
Home in 1860: Barnwell, South Carolina
Gender: Female
Post Office: Barnwell
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
H Caroll 22
Tobitha Caroll 50
W D Elkins 28
A J Bates 38
Sarah Bates 30
W E Bates 8
M C Bates 6
R E Bates 4
J A Bates 2
J H Bates 20
Catharine Killogg 65
Caroline Rooks 59
Julia A Word 23
Florence E Rooks 18
Franklin Rooks 16
Charles M Rooks 13


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