(Abt 1737-WFT Est 1766)
Unknown Lydia??? SMITH
(WFT Est 1722-WFT Est 1765)
Stephen BROOKS
(Abt 1762-WFT Est 1794)
Rachel Martin? Or TAYLOR?
(WFT Est 1746-WFT Est 1793)
Jacob Reed BROOKS


Family Links

1. Mary BAILEY

  • William Taylor BROOKS
  • Troupe BROOKS
  • Lizzie BROOKS
  • Fannie BROOKS
  • Unknown BROOKS
2. Sarah Connally GADDIS

Jacob Reed BROOKS 1 2 3

  • Born: 10 May 1787, , Wilkes County, Georgia, United States
  • Marriage (1): Mary BAILEY WFT Est 1804-1837 1
  • Marriage (2): Sarah Connally GADDIS on 4 Nov 1819 in , , Georgia, United States 2 1 3
  • Died: 22 Mar 1872, , Walker County, Georgia, United States at age 84

bullet  General Notes:


I have a photo of a portrait of him. He served in war of 1812. Nana
wrote a fair amount about him in her notes, and I found his name in Gone
to Georgia. I believe that years ago I found him in the 1840 census of
Georgia also and made some pencil notes on some crumbly paper at the
library in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. It was my first experience finding an
ancestor in the census, and I foolishly had gone to the library, a long
drive from Tulsa where I lived, without paper or pen. At this point I
have not checked the Military Archives for his record. dated these notes
He was an interpreter for the Indians in Delaware. He spole seven
languages. He was a legislator in Delaware (state legislator), but Aunt
Dot lost her records and doesn't know when.
Sue Brooks' bible records show Jacob R. Brooks soldier in War of
1812, born in Georgia 5-10-1787, died at age 82. Bible, or some record
says his father came from England. One record I read somewhere, possible
a combination of what it says on the back of his picture, or possibly
from Mormon records shows he was a Major in the 8th Georgia Infantry for
War of 1812. Nana's notes say his father's name was Stephen. Tam
Brooks' own letters say his grandfather, Stephen, was in the
Revolutionary War, seven years I think. My Aunt Dorothy Groves Meeker,
thinks she got her coloring of hair and skin tone from him. She had very
black hair, with a natural silver streak through middle age, and then
beautiful snow white hair in her nineties. She has brown eyes.
Mormon records check April 1995, in which
I was unable to telephone either submitter, showed quite a bit more
middle names for the children, so I entered them as correct, but
birthdates differed slightly, and the birth order was about the same for
all thirteen children. Sue Brook's records that say his father came from
England are probably wrong, as my family records show his great great
grandfather, William, is the one from England, and his father,
grandfather, and great grandfather, Stephen, John and Jacob were all
reared in America.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Death. 1 1872 Died Aunt Dot/ 1869 Mormon Notes

Alt. Birth, 10 May 1787, , Wilkes County, Georgia, United States. 1

Alt. Death, 1869. 1


Jacob married Mary BAILEY WFT Est 1804-1837.1 (Mary BAILEY was born WFT Est 1783-1803 1 and died WFT Est 1808-1887 1.)


Jacob next married Sarah Connally GADDIS, daughter of John GADDIS and Elizabeth CONNALLY, on 4 Nov 1819 in , , Georgia, United States.2 1 3 (Sarah Connally GADDIS was born on 9 Jun 1800 in Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina, United States and died in , Walker County, Georgia, United States.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Engagement. 1 2nd marriage I think

bullet  Marriage Notes:





1 Brooks.ged.

2 Marriage Bond.

3 GEDCOM File : TR_Williamson_8_1_02.ged.

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