HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA

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Jonathan Brooks Family

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Descendants of Jonathan Brooks


Generation No. 1

1.  JONATHAN1 BROOKS Was Born Abt. 1786 In GA, And Died January 19, 1858.
He Married (1) NANCY MONK September 21, 1806 In Columbia Co, GA, Daughter
of JOHN MONK And PIETY ANN.  She Was Born Abt. 1790 In GA, And Died Abt. 1815.
He Married (2) SIDNEY UNKNOWN Abt. 1815.  She Was Born Abt. 1800.

More About JONATHAN BROOKS:
Burial: Attala Co, MS

More About NANCY MONK:
Burial: Barbour Co, AL

Children Of JONATHAN BROOKS And NANCY MONK Are:
       2  i.      REVEREND MIDDLETON2 BROOKS, B. January 26, 1812, Eatonton,
                  Putnam Co, GA (Or Pike Co, GA); D. February 28, 1893, Elba, Coffee Co, AL.
          ii.     BEN BROOKS, B. Abt. 1814, GA.
       3  iii.    JANE BROOKS, B. Abt. 1817.

Children Of JONATHAN BROOKS And SIDNEY UNKNOWN Are:
       4  iv.     REVEREND ELIJAH MOSES2 BROOKS, B. November 14, 1816, GA;
                  D. October 1892.
          v.      SAMUEL BROOKS BROOKS, B. Abt. 1829.
          vi.     MATILDA BROOKS, B. Abt. 1830.
          vii.    SARAH (SALLIE) BROOKS, B. Abt. 1832.
          viii.   ANN BROOKS, B. Abt. 1834.
          ix.     LOUISA BROOKS, B. Abt. 1835.
          x.      GEORGIANNE BROOKS, B. Abt. 1836.
          xi.     MARY A. BROOKS, B. February 22, 1836.
          xii.    CAROLINE BROOKS, B. Abt. 1837.
          xiii.   LUCY HUDSON BROOKS, B. September 12, 1842.


Generation No. 2

2.  REVEREND MIDDLETON2 BROOKS (JONATHAN1) was born January 26, 1812 in
Eatonton, Putnam Co, GA (or Pike Co, GA), and died February 28, 1893 in
Elba, Coffee Co, AL.  He married MARY SUSAN WILKES August 29, 1833 in
Perry, Houston Co, GA, daughter of ELIAS WILK(E)S and HANNAH USHER.  She
was born December 20, 1807 in Marlborough Dist., South Carolina, and died
April 10, 1893 in Elba, Coffee Co, AL.

Notes for REVEREND MIDDLETON BROOKS:
From the book "Coffee County Baptists - History of the Coffee County
Baptist Association of Alabama and of the Forty Five Member Churches of
the Body" by Albert Strozier:

CHAPTER 1 - BEGINNING OF BAPTIST WORK IN THE AREA
(quote)   "Middleton Brooks was appointed missionary of the Judson
Association in 1857 and 'Took the field about the first of March.' In his
first report to the association he gave the following information of his
activities. 'Baptized forty-six people, constituted two churches, ordained
three deacons, and sold two hundred and eighty-nine volumes...' His report
for 1860 shows the following service. 'Worked two hundred and fifteen days,
received twenty-eight by baptism, and eight by letter. Assisted in the
ordination of two ministers, and re-organized one church, and preached one
hundred and fifty-nine sermons'. "

   "Lamar Stewart of the Dorcas Church in the Coffee Association is a
descendent of Elijah Brooks a brother of Middleton, and also a Baptist
minister in the area, gives the following information. Middleton Brooks
was born in Georgia on January 26, 1812. His brother Elijah was also born
in that state on November 14, 1816. Around the middle of the last century
both had moved to Southeast Alabama. While not as well known as Middleton,
Elijah was also active in the Lord's work in the area."

   "Middleton Brooks had eleven children. Three of his sons also became
Baptist ministers. They were Thomas Jefferson Brooks, James Washington Brooks,
and Adoniram Judson Brooks, all of which served churches in Coffee County and
in surrounding areas."

   "Middleton Brooks was the third moderator of the Pea River Association from
1879 to 1885. One of his sons, J.W. Brooks also served as moderator of the
association."

   "Coffee County was considered as part of the Judson Association, and when
Shiloh Church was organized on may 23, 1857, as missionary of that association
Middleton Brooks presided over the council. Brooks was instrumental in organizing
a number of churches in the area."

   "Middleton Brooks died the following year on February 28, 1893 and was buried
at Victoria in Coffee County." (end quote)

   Some of the towns in Coffee County where Middleton Brooks preached are:
Victoria, New Hope, Woodland Grove, Whitewater, Elba First, Shiloh, Damascus, Alberton.

Middleton Brooks was a Mason.

Volunteered in Creek Indian War, Dale Co. 18 May 1836, 3 months, honorably
discharged in Irwinton, Barbour Co. Aug 1836.   Military: Creek Indian War 1836,
Blair's Batt., Pouncey's Co., AL Volunteers

Volunteered and served in the Creek Indian War, Dale Co., AL - 18 May, 1836.

He was honorably discharged in Irwinton, AL three months later, Aug 1836,
Barbour Co., AL

Listed in the following Coffee Co., AL census reports: 1850, 1870, 1880
Listed in the following Barbour Co, AL census report: 1850

Excerpts from autobiography titled "Mom's Ramblings" by Bonnie Brooks Hartman,
descendent of Susan Rebecca Brooks (recorded by son John F. Hartman):

   "About this time I became interested in my ancestry, and asked a lot of
questions.  Just wish I could remember all those sad or delightful things I
was told.  I was very impressed with my father's grandparents and their family.
They had four sons and seven daughters.  My Suzy Ma was the eleventh and youngest.
Their father was Reverend Middleton Brooks.  He and his four sons were all preachers.
They were "circuit riders," rode horses all around to preach in different towns.

   "I have seen all four sons, and seven daughters.  The girls names were: Martha
(Aunt Marth), Catherine Elizabeth (Aunt Liz), Mary Ann, Hanna (Aunt Han), Sara
(Aunt Sally), Nancy Jane and Susan Rebecca (Suzy Ma)  My Suzy Ma was the youngest
of them all.  The boys names were:  Thomas Jefferson, Jonathan Franklin, James
Washington (Uncle Jim), and Adoniram Judson (Uncle Jud).

   "All four sons fought in the Civil War, some directly under General Robert E.
Lee.  When General Lee was going to surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant, his men
had to stand aside and clear a path through the ranks for him to walk (very slowly)
through.  One of my great uncles reached out and touched Lee's hand.  There were
tears in every man's eyes, Northerners and Southerners alike.  Lee took his sword
out of it's sheath and held it out to General Grant.  He said 'No, General Lee,
you're too brave and honorable a man to be without your sword.  You keep it'.

   "The four sons began coming home.  One was missing a little toe, shot off at
Shiloh.  The family would hear a yell (rebel yell, I guess), and they'd know another
son was home, safe and sound, half starved and louse ridden.  The poor soldier would
wait in the barn and someone would take hot water and homemade lye soap and some kind
of clothes to cover his nakedness, then his old clothes would be burned.  Only then
would the soldier go into the house for his joyful and prayerful welcome home."

From notes of Anne Wise Hood, descendent of Sarah Frances Brooks and A.J Wise:

   "Middleton Brooks was ordained as a Baptist minister at Mt. Zion Church in Barbour
County, Alabama 14 April 1849 (recorded in Barbour County marriage book).  In 1853,
he was pastor of Peniel and Mt. Pizgah Churches in Barbour County.

   "He was the first Baptist missionary appointed by the Judson Association (Barbour
County) to start churches in the new territory (which included Coffee County) in 1856.
He (along with three of his sons) was instrumental in starting many of the area
churches, probably the first being Shiloh, just south of Elba.  He became moderator
of the Pea River Baptist Association in 1879.

   "He was in the Barbour County, AL 1850 census, however, I have not yet located him
in the 1860 census, but I feel that he was living in the area around Shiloh Church.
Many of his children married people from the Shiloh area in the time just prior to the
Civil War."

More About REVEREND MIDDLETON BROOKS:
Burial: Baptist Cemetery, Victoria, Coffee Co, AL
Military service: Creek Indian War bet. May-Aug 1836, Blair's Batt., Pouncey's Co,
AL Volunteers
Occupation: Baptist Minister (Reverend), third moderator of the Pea River Baptist
Association



Notes for MARY SUSAN WILKES:

Photo of 
Mary Susan Wilkes
According to a copy of the draft of her epitaph for her funeral, Mary Susan spent the last three years of her life in a coma. Excerpts from the autobiography "Mom's Ramblings" by Bonnie Brooks Hartman, descendent of Susan Rebecca Brooks (recorded by son John F. Hartman): "Reverend Middleton Brooks' wife was named Mary Susan Wilkes. She was from Georgia. Her family were prominent, wealthy plantation owners. The family had owned slaves, but Mary's fathers had freed them, but they wouldn't go anywhere. They wanted to stay on, even before the Civil War started. A few of them wanted to live with "Miss Mary" when she married Middleton and moved to Alabama." From notes of Anne Wise Hood, descendent of Sarah Frances Brook and A.J. Wise, written by Ethel Holloway, daughter of Mary Clara Halstead (daughter of Mary A. Brooks and Newton Jasper Halstead, granddaughter of Mary Susan Wilkes and Middleton Brooks): "Polly (Mary Susan) is described as 'about medium height, slender, with blue-gray eyes in a long narry face.' She was a cherished first daughter of a traditionally church-minded family who lived by a completely different set of standards. The parents 'did not sanction this marriage' and experienced a severe traumatic shock that Mary had 'fallen in love with this comely young man.' They felt that she was marrying beneath herself and had discouraged the affair. She, however, was 24 or 25 (about five years older than Middleton) and could marry without parental consent. Middleton, the lonely, adventuresome young blade, and Mary, five years older than he and undoubtedly burdened with responsibilities accruing to first daughters and maybe a bit frantic at being an old maid, were drawn like magnets to each other. As it worked out, it was a rich fulfillment for each. Incidentally, this is the first recorded instance of a strong family characteristic which is significant 150 years later... you marry in--not out-- in this family...family loyalty. "At the time of this marriage, Mama thought Middleton was more or less illiterate, for Mary 'taught him to read, write, and cipher.' This gives some credence to the family heresay that 'he ran away at an early age.' She also 'taught him the Bible, inspired him to repentance and conversion to the Christian religion.' She must have been one of nature's own psychologists and Middleton must have had genuine native ability, because he became quite a student and preacher. All the zest and energy he once put into horse racing, he now put into educating himself and leading a Christian life." More About MARY SUSAN WILKES: Burial: Baptist Cemetery, Victoria, Coffee Co, AL Children of MIDDLETON BROOKS and MARY WILKES are: 5 i. MARTHA ELIZABETH3 BROOKS, b. June 02, 1834, AL; d. Geneva, Geneva Co, AL. ii. CATHERINE ELIZABETH BROOKS, b. July 20, 1835, Geneva, Geneva Co, AL; m. WASHINGTON ANDERSON, Abt. 1895, Elba, Coffee Co, AL; b. Abt. 1825. More About CATHERINE ELIZABETH BROOKS: Burial: Piney Grove Cemetery, Geneva, Geneva Co., AL Marriage Notes for CATHERINE BROOKS and WASHINGTON ANDERSON: Excerpts from the autobiography titled "Mom's Ramblings" by Bonnie Brooks Hartman, descendent of Susan Rebecca Brooks (recorded by son John F. Hartman): "One of Suzy Ma's sisters, my great Aunt, 'Miss Lizzie' (Catherine Elizabeth) Brooks, never got married until she was sixty. She married a widower who was seventy, known to our relatives as Uncle Wash Anderson. Wash's previous wife got sick and became bedridden. Aunt Liz went to live with them (across the field from home) and helped nurse Wash's wife. Finally, the wife died, and Aunt Liz went back home. "A good while later, all of a sudden, she decided she didn't like the taste of the water at home, so she started going over to Wash's to get 'good tasting' water from his well. "Next they became engaged, and he went to get the marriage license in Elba, Alabama, I think. The court clerk asked his and Lizzie's age. Wash had a harelip, couldn't talk plain, and told the clerk 'sixtee and seventee.' The clerk thought he was saying sixteen and seventeen. The clerk replied, 'Look old man, I know you are more than seventeen. You mean to tell me you are marrying a sixteen year old girl? That can't be.' Wash finally had to hold up fingers, sixty for her and seventy for him. "They had a perfect and happy marriage for ten years, and Aunt Lizzie had all the 'good tasting' water she wanted, plus a husband who was good to her." 6 iii. MARY ANN BROOKS, b. July 26, 1836, Henry Co, AL; d. January 20, 1917, Opp, Covington Co, AL. 7 iv. REVEREND THOMAS JEFFERSON BROOKS, b. September 02, 1838, Louisville, Barbour Co., AL; d. February 18, 1925, Geneva, Geneva Co, AL. v. HANNAH BROOKS, b. January 1840, Coffee Co, AL; d. 1923, Columbus, Muscogee Co, GA. Notes for HANNAH BROOKS: Excerpts from the autobiography "Mom's Ramblings" by Bonnie Thelma Brooks Hartman, descendent of Susan Rebecca Brooks (recorded by son John F. Hartman): "Hannah (Aunt Han) died in her eighties and was never married. She loved and was engaged to marry a young man who was killed in the Civil War. She never loved another man again, in that way. She was an angel on this earth, if there's ever been one. He gave her a little keepsake, I can't remember what it was, before he left for the war, and she kept it all her life. She lived with us when she died." More About HANNAH BROOKS: Burial: Victoria, Coffee Co, AL vi. JONATHAN FRANKLIN BROOKS, b. February 27, 1842, AL. Notes for JONATHAN FRANKLIN BROOKS: Jonathan never married More About JONATHAN FRANKLIN BROOKS: Military service: Civil War 8 vii. REVEREND JAMES WASHINGTON BROOKS, b. March 09, 1844, Barbour Co, AL; d. April 29, 1928, Geneva Co, AL. 9 viii. SARAH FRANCES BROOKS, b. December 18, 1846, Dale Co, AL; d. February 18, 1929, Victoria, Coffee Co, AL. 10 ix. NANCY JANE BROOKS, b. March 22, 1848, AL. 11 x. REVEREND ADONIRAM JUDSON BROOKS, b. August 28, 1850, Elba, Coffee Co, AL; d. July 28, 1933, Black, Geneva Co, Alabama. 12 xi. SUSAN REBEKAH BROOKS, b. May 09, 1856, AL; d. May 11, 1933, Cloverdale, Lauderdale Co, AL. 3. JANE2 BROOKS (JONATHAN1) was born Abt. 1817. She married THOMAS PARRAMORE March 15, 1835 in Houston Co, GA. He was born January 29, 1799 in NC, and died November 16, 1878 in Thomas Co, GA. Children of JANE BROOKS and THOMAS PARRAMORE are: i. JAMES APPLETON3 PARRAMORE, b. December 16, 1835, Montgomery Co, GA; d. April 27, 1910, Thomas Co, GA. ii. AMOS PARRAMORE, b. Abt. 1837, Thomas Co, GA; d. December 10, 1863, Adams River, SC. iii. JOHN WILLIAM PARRAMORE, b. October 28, 1840, Tattnal Co, GA; d. April 09, 1894, Thomas Co, GA. 4. REVEREND ELIJAH MOSES2 BROOKS (JONATHAN1) was born November 14, 1816 in GA, and died October 1892. He married ELIZABETH J. GRANGER May 12, 1844. Notes for REVEREND ELIJAH MOSES BROOKS: From the book "Coffee County Baptists - History of the Coffee County Baptist Association of Alabama and of the Forty Five Member Churches of the Body" by Albert Strozier: CHAPTER 1 - BEGINNING OF BAPTIST WORK IN THE AREA "Lamar Stewart of the Dorcas Church in the Coffee Association is a descendent of Elijah Brooks a brother of Middleton, and also a Baptist minister in the area, gives the following information. Middleton Brooks was born in Georgia on January 26, 1812. His brother Elijah was also born in that state on November 14, 1816. Around the middle of the last century both had moved to Southeast Alabama. While not as well known as Middleton, Elijah was also active in the Lord's work in the area. "Elijah had six daughters, and only one son, who also became a Baptist Preacher. His name was James P. Brooks. One of Elijah's daughters married David Crockett Allen, an early pastor of several Coffee County churches. Another daughter, Alice, married Alfred Grooms, and was said to have been instrumental in the beginning of the Goodman Church of Coffee County. "Elijah Brooks died in October of 1892 and was buried in Pike County." More About REVEREND ELIJAH MOSES BROOKS: Burial: Shady Grove Cemetery, Pike Co, AL Children of ELIJAH BROOKS and ELIZABETH GRANGER are: 13 i. JAMES P.3 BROOKS, b. December 1848, Georgia. ii. ALICE BROOKS, m. ALFRED GROOMS. Generation No. 3 5. MARTHA ELIZABETH3 BROOKS (MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born June 02, 1834 in AL, and died in Geneva, Geneva Co, AL. She married (1) SHERROD THOMAS Abt. 1855 in Dale Co, AL. He was born Abt. 1820 in Georgia, and died August 14, 1864 in Richmond, Henrico Co, VA. She married (2) ALF DAVIS Aft. 1865. He was born Abt. 1829. Notes for MARTHA ELIZABETH BROOKS: Excerpts from the autobiography "Mom's Ramblings" by Bonnie Brooks Hartman, descendent of Susan Rebecca Brooks (recorded by son John F. Hartman): "I remember another sister, Aunt Marth (Martha), but I can't remember anything about her. I guess she didn't live near us." From Widow's Pension applications, Alabama, per Deborah Miller, descendent: S929.3761, Roll 244, Al Conf. Pension Appl., Applications for Widows Pension. For Relief by Widows of Confederate Soldiers, under Act approved 24 Feb 1887 The State of Alabama County of Coffee: Personally appeared before me, B.M. Stevenson Judge of Probate in and for said County, Mrs. Martha E. Thomas, who, being duly sworn, upon oath, says that her husband, Sherrod Thomas, was a Private in Company E of 59 Regiment of Ala. Vol.; that he came to his death occurred during the late war or within one year thereafter, that she has not since remarried; that she was a resident of Alabama on the 25th day of February, 1887, and is a resident at the date of this application; and that her taxable property does not exceed one thousand dollars in value. Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 6th day of June, 1887 Martha E. Thomas applicant B.M. Stevens Judge of Probate of Coffee County. The State of Alabama County of Coffee; I hereby certify that satisfactory proof has been made before me of the truth of the allegations set forth in the above affidavit, and that I believe Mrs. Martha E. Thomas is entitled to relief under the Act approved February 25th 1887; and that the duplicate of the foregoing application and affidavit is on file in my office. Given under my hand this the 6th day of June, 1887. B.M. Stevens Judge of Probate of Coffee County More applications were found: 1887 Coffee, 1889 Geneva, 1891 Geneva, and 1892 Geneva. More About MARTHA ELIZABETH BROOKS: Burial: Eden Church Cemetery, Geneva, Coffee Co, AL Children of MARTHA BROOKS and SHERROD THOMAS are: i. JAMES H.4 THOMAS, b. 1856. ii. LUTHER J. THOMAS, b. 1858. iii. HARRISON MIDDLETON THOMAS, b. 1859. iv. FRANKLIN THOMAS, b. 1862. 14 v. SHERROD WASHINGTON THOMAS, b. August 1863, Coffee Co, AL (buried Baptist Cemetery, Victoria, AL); d. Abt. 1945, Thomaston, Upson Co, GA. 6. MARY ANN3 BROOKS (MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born July 26, 1836 in Henry Co, AL, and died January 20, 1917 in Opp, Covington Co, AL. She married NEWTON JASPER HALSTEAD July 14, 1859 in Coffee Co, AL. He was born March 22, 1838, and died February 22, 1864 in Camp Cedar Point, AL. More About MARY ANN BROOKS: Burial: 1917, Beulah Church Cemetery, Opp, Covington Co., AL Children of MARY BROOKS and NEWTON HALSTEAD are: i. WALTER B.4 HALSTEAD, b. Abt. 1860; m. S.N. CHANCEY, 1879, Coffee Co, AL. 15 ii. MARY CLARA HALSTEAD, b. Abt. 1862. iii. VIOLA E. HALSTEAD, b. September 07, 1863, Coffee Co, AL; d. March 12, 1872, Coffee Co, AL. 7. REVEREND THOMAS JEFFERSON3 BROOKS (MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born September 02, 1838 in Louisville, Barbour Co., AL, and died February 18, 1925 in Geneva, Geneva Co, AL. He married MARY ELIZABETH HALSTEAD THOMAS, daughter of WILLIAM HALSTEAD and CLARA MINSHEW. She was born March 1837 in GA, and died Abt. 1923 in Coffee Co. ,AL. Notes for REVEREND THOMAS JEFFERSON BROOKS: Thomas Jefferson Brooks enlisted CSA, 4 Jul 1861 at Skipperville, AL, Co H, 15th ALA Regmt., CSA Leg wound Virginia Oct 1864 at the battle of Suffolk, Virginia. Paroled 9 Apr 1865 at Appomaddox Court House, Va. Baptist Minister. Twice elected moderator of the Pea River Baptist Association, 1900-1901 and again in 1903. More About REVEREND THOMAS JEFFERSON BROOKS: Burial: Sardis Methodist Church Cemetery, Geneva, AL Military service: Confederate Soldiers Census 1907, Coffee Co., AL, Company H, 15th AL Infantry Notes for MARY ELIZABETH HALSTEAD THOMAS: Mary was the widow of Mr. Thomas. According to 1900 Census, Mary had 14/11 children, 9 by Mr. Thomas? More About MARY ELIZABETH HALSTEAD THOMAS: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Children of THOMAS BROOKS and MARY THOMAS are: 16 i. JULIAN F.4 BROOKS, b. February 27, 1867, AL; d. August 11, 1938, Coffee Co, AL. 17 ii. ARNOLD BERNARD BROOKS, b. September 22, 1868, Louisville, Barbour Co., AL; d. August 09, 1935, Coffee Co, AL. iii. EMMA L. BROOKS, b. April 1871. 18 iv. VERNON N. BROOKS, b. August 1874, Coffee Co, AL; d. 1959, Coffee Co, AL. 19 v. HOWARD C. BROOKS, b. April 07, 1876, Coffee Co, AL; d. May 24, 1954, Coffee Co, AL. 8. REVEREND JAMES WASHINGTON3 BROOKS (MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born March 09, 1844 in Barbour Co, AL, and died April 29, 1928 in Geneva Co, AL. He married TALITHA JANE HELMS July 27, 1865 in Coffee Co, AL, daughter of HIRAM HELMS and PHAREBY HIGLER. She was born October 01, 1849 in Dale Co, AL, and died July 03, 1918. Notes for REVEREND JAMES WASHINGTON BROOKS: Served in Civil War in Tennessee. Listed in the following Coffee Co, AL censuses: 1870, and 1880. More About REVEREND JAMES WASHINGTON BROOKS: Burial: Piney Grove Cemetery, Geneva Co, AL Military service: Co A, 33rd Alabama Infantry Regiment, CSA More About TALITHA JANE HELMS: Burial: July 04, 1918, Piney Grove Cemetery, Geneva Co, AL Marriage Notes for JAMES BROOKS and TALITHA HELMS: James & Talitha were members of Eden (?) Baptist Church in 1909 Children of JAMES BROOKS and TALITHA HELMS are: i. FLAVIUS FRANKLIN4 BROOKS, b. November 05, 1866; d. February 02, 1925; m. FRANCES UNKNOWN; b. November 17, 1871; d. June 20, 1905. More About FRANCES UNKNOWN: Burial: Piney Grove Cemetery, Geneva Co, AL ii. FLORENCE ALABAMA BROOKS, b. March 02, 1869, Coffee Co, AL; d. March 14, 1869, Coffee Co, AL. 20 iii. ANNA ELIZABETH BROOKS, b. March 10, 1870, Geneva, Geneva Co, AL; d. May 11, 1933, Cloverdale, Lauderdale Co, AL. iv. MARY ELLA BROOKS, b. August 11, 1872, Coffee Co, AL; m. DEMPSEY SPEARS. 21 v. ELIE ESTELLE BROOKS, b. October 06, 1876, Coffee Co, AL; d. December 03, 1963, Samson, Geneva Co, AL. vi. LUCY ULALIA BROOKS, b. January 16, 1879; m. WALLACE MCDOUGALD. vii. ALGERNON DEWITT BROOKS, b. November 26, 1880, Coffee Co, AL; d. March 15, 1943, Geneva Co, AL; m. NANNY FOREMAN. More About ALGERNON DEWITT BROOKS: Burial: Piney Grove Cemetery, Geneva Co, AL viii. OSCAR LAFAYETTE BROOKS, b. April 04, 1882, AL; d. March 02, 1940, Geneva, Geneva Co, AL; m. JESSIE LENORE BATCHELOR; b. March 03, 1888; d. March 30, 1966, Pensacola, Escambia Co, FL. More About OSCAR LAFAYETTE BROOKS: Burial: Piney Grove Cemetery , Geneva, Geneva Co., AL 22 ix. LUTHER CLEVELAND BROOKS, b. March 20, 1885, AL; d. June 09, 1959, AL. x. FOX BROOKS, b. July 21, 1887. Notes for FOX BROOKS: Killed - never married xi. HORACE MILTON BROOKS, b. March 25, 1891, AL; d. August 14, 1956; m. IDA GRIFFIN; b. April 01, 1891; d. March 31, 1930. More About HORACE MILTON BROOKS: Burial: Piney Grove Cemetery, Geneva Co, AL More About IDA GRIFFIN: Burial: Piney Grove Cemetery, Geneva Co, AL 9. SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS (MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born December 18, 1846 in Dale Co, AL, and died February 18, 1929 in Victoria, Coffee Co, AL. She married ANDREW JACKSON WISE, JR. February 18, 1868 in Coffee Co, AL, son of ANDREW WISE and SARAH PRESCOTT. He was born May 18, 1852 in Coffee Co, AL, and died September 11, 1940 in Coffee Co, AL. Notes for SARAH FRANCES BROOKS: Excerpts from the autobiography "Mom's Ramblings" by Bonnie Brooks Hartman, descendent of Susan Rebecca Brooks (recorded by son, John F. Hartman): "Then there was Aunt Sal (Sarah Frances), who married A.J. (Jack Wise). When Aunt Sally died, my brother's wife, Anne (Betty Jean's mother) and I went from Thomaston, Georgia to Victoria, with Uncle Morgan, to the funeral. It rained so much, and so long, the roads were flooded and impassable. Something had to be done with the body, so the coffin was loaded into a wagon. The family cemetery was up on a high hill, so the wagon and four men started out for the cemetery, to get the body buried. There had been a nice service at the house. Uncle Jack was sitting by the window with his sightless eyes turned toward the hill. The mules and wagon were sliding all over the red clay road. The coffin slid out the back of the wagon and onto that muddy road. The poor old fellow never knew it though, because he couldn't see, and it was raining too hard for him to hear." Notes by Ann Wise Hood, descendent of Sarah Frances Brooks and A.J. Wise: 1910 census says she was the mother of 10 children and all 10 are still living in 1910!" More About SARAH FRANCES BROOKS: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Notes for ANDREW JACKSON WISE, JR.: A.J. Wise, Jr. was a Mason. Baptist Minister. First clerk of the Pea River Baptist Association (1874), served 21 years in that position. Later elected moderator in 1895. A long time leader of Baptists in Coffee County and surrounding areas. Excerpts from the autobiography titled "Mom's Ramblings" by Bonnie Brooks Hartman, descendent of Susan Rebecca Brooks (recorded by son, John F. Hartman): "Uncle Jack was in medical school before he was married, and Oh! the chilly thrills I would have hearing him tell about the medical students robbing the graves at midnight. Someone had died with something a little odd. They wanted to study the body, so they took shovels the first night the man was buried. They dug and dug, and finally got down to the coffin. Some were standing up above to take the coffin, when those down in the grave lifted it up to them. They were working by moonlight. Just as the coffin was being passed up to those above, the moon went behind a cloud, and they all fell into the grave, casket and all - scared to death. They were so scared they had to help each other out of the grave, and count themselves two or three times to make sure. "Uncle Jack Wise was blind twenty years before he died, but he wanted to keep his stock, a couple mules and horses. They stretched a rope from the house to the barn to guide him to go feed them. He soon got so that he didn't need the rope, so they took it down. I remember, he always had, and took good care of this mules and horses. "I later heard that a Post Office had been named 'Jack, Alabama' after him. I don't know that for sure." Notes by Ann Wise Hood, descendent of Sarah Frances Brooks and A.J. Wise: "Andrew Jackson Wise, Jr. was born in Coffee County, May 18, 1852. Shortly before his 16th birthday, he married Sarah Frances Brooks who was almost 23 years old! They were the parents of six boys and four girls. "A.J. Wise Jr.'s father was of the Primitive Baptist faith, as was his brother, Elder G.W.C. Wise. I'm not sure when A.J. changed to Southern Baptist, but he was first clerk of the Pea River Baptist Association when it was organized in 1877 and remained clerk until 1898 when he became moderator. He is said to have attended every annual meeting of his association for 63 years (1877-1940). (Information from 'Coffee County Baptists' by Albert Strozier) "Sometime after 1880, A.J. moved his family to the Victoria Community (in 1880 census he was living 'next house' to his father near Elba). In 1889 his name was on the membership roll for the Pea River Masonic Lodge which was located in Victoria. He was a leader in that lodge for many years. "A.J. was a Justice of the Peace for his area and his name is found on many of the legal documents and pension applications for the people of the Victoria Community. He had a flair for writing and was the author of many memorials and obituaries for his friends and family members, including one written for his granddaughter, Clara Wise Dismukes, who died after childbirth at the age of 17. "Like his father before him, A.J. was blind before his time. I'm not sure when the blindness occurred, but the quality of handwriting in the notes he was taking as church clerk became noticably poorer in 1916 and he resigned his position shortly thereafter. He died in 1940 at the age of 88." More About ANDREW JACKSON WISE, JR.: Burial: Shiloh Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Children of SARAH BROOKS and ANDREW WISE are: 23 i. LAURA BROUGHTON4 WISE, b. February 09, 1869, Coffee Co, AL; d. August 26, 1938, Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL. 24 ii. MORGAN L. WISE, b. September 28, 1870, Coffee Co, AL; d. August 30, 1958, Columbus, Muscogee Co, GA. 25 iii. SARAH VIOLA WISE, b. May 28, 1872, Coffee Co, AL; d. July 10, 1960, Coffee Co, AL. 26 iv. WALTER WILLIAM WISE, b. December 22, 1873, Coffee Co, AL; d. April 25, 1955, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. 27 v. JESSE VIRGIL WISE, b. February 23, 1875, Elba, Coffee Co, AL; d. September 14, 1967, Coffee Co, AL. 28 vi. EDNA GERTRUDE WISE, b. February 12, 1877, Coffee Co, AL; d. July 23, 1958, Coffee Co, AL. 29 vii. ALTON EUGENE WISE, b. January 22, 1879, Coffee Co, AL; d. February 01, 1970, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. 30 viii. MIDDLETON MACON WISE, b. January 11, 1880, Coffee Co, AL; d. May 22, 1944, Pollok, TX. 31 ix. HOMER ALLEN WISE, b. April 08, 1883, Coffee Co, AL; d. February 21, 1964, Coffee Co, AL. 32 x. CLEONE WISE, b. March 28, 1887, Coffee Co, AL; d. March 08, 1976, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. 10. NANCY JANE3 BROOKS (MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born March 22, 1848 in AL. She married MILTON A. HELMS. He was born December 23, 1843, and died May 07, 1926. Notes for NANCY JANE BROOKS: Baptist Minister Children of NANCY BROOKS and MILTON HELMS are: i. CHARLES O.4 HELMS, b. Abt. 1868. ii. JAMES H. HELMS, b. Abt. 1869. iii. AUGUSTUS MIDDLETON HELMS, b. Abt. 1873. iv. C.A. HELMS, b. Abt. 1875. v. SAMUEL T. HELMS, b. Abt. 1876. vi. JOHN A. HELMS, b. Abt. 1879. vii. LULA M. HELMS, b. Abt. 1887. 11. REVEREND ADONIRAM JUDSON3 BROOKS (MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born August 28, 1850 in Elba, Coffee Co, AL, and died July 28, 1933 in Black, Geneva Co, Alabama. He married EMMA A. FLEMING Abt. 1871. She was born October 13, 1850 in Elba, Coffee Co, AL, and died May 05, 1924 in Black, Geneva Co, Alabama. Notes for REVEREND ADONIRAM JUDSON BROOKS: Photo of
Rev Adoniram Judson Brooks
Baptist minister, called into ministry after 1880 census. Served as the first minister of Adoniram Baptist Church. More About REVEREND ADONIRAM JUDSON BROOKS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Geneva Co, AL Military service: Served in the Civil War More About EMMA A. FLEMING: Burial: Black Cemetery, Geneva Co, AL Children of ADONIRAM BROOKS and EMMA FLEMING are: Photo of
children of Adoniram Brooks and Emma Fleming
i. FLORENCE L.4 BROOKS, b. December 14, 1871; d. February 02, 1953, Ft. Meyers, FL; m. LAWRENCE FRANCIS PRIEST, Abt. 1892. More About FLORENCE L. BROOKS: Burial: Piney Grove Cemetery, Geneva, Geneva Co., AL 33 ii. PAUL MIDDLETON BROOKS, b. October 10, 1873; d. November 05, 1961, Black, Geneva Co, AL. 34 iii. HARLAN CLAUDIUS BROOKS, b. March 21, 1875; d. February 05, 1957, Holmes County, FL. iv. MARGARET MARY BROOKS, b. November 28, 1876; d. August 16, 1969; m. JOHN W. DAVIS, 1895, Coffee Co, AL. v. RAMON J. BROOKS, b. January 23, 1879; d. January 23, 1887. Notes for RAMON J. BROOKS: Date of death not definite - could have been in 1880 35 vi. JACKSON WASHINGTON BROOKS, b. August 17, 1880; d. January 1971, Hartford, Geneva Co, AL. vii. JAMES EMMITT BROOKS, b. July 24, 1882; d. April 01, 1950; m. SALLY ELIZABETH MALLOY; d. January 23, 1929. More About JAMES EMMITT BROOKS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black , Geneva Co, AL 36 viii. MARTHA RUTH BROOKS, b. September 28, 1884. 37 ix. JOHN HORTON BROOKS, b. July 04, 1889; d. February 22, 1976, Black, Geneva Co, Alabama. 38 x. ILENE ELLA BROOKS, b. August 23, 1893; d. 1966. 39 xi. ONIE OREE BROOKS, b. September 19, 1902; d. October 19, 1968. 12. SUSAN REBEKAH3 BROOKS (MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born May 09, 1856 in AL, and died May 11, 1933 in Cloverdale, Lauderdale Co, AL. Notes for SUSAN REBEKAH BROOKS: Excerpts from the autobiography titled "Mom's Ramblings" by Bonnie Thelma Brooks Hartman, granddaughter of Susan Rebekah Brooks (recorded by John F. Hartman): Photo of
Susan Rebekah Brooks
"Susie Ma was a highly educated woman. She taught school and was the only teacher Dad ever had. Except one year she was sick and a man taught in her place. He was a kleptomaniac and would steal his pupils slate and books, even the chalk they used to write on their slates. He would hide it all under the school house front door steps. If they missed something, that's where they would look to find it. Outside of that, he was a good teacher. It was a disease with him." Post Mistress in Victoria, Alabama. Lived in the back area of the Post Office. More About SUSAN REBEKAH BROOKS: Burial: Murphy's Chapel, Lauderdale Co, AL Child of SUSAN REBEKAH BROOKS is: 40 i. JOHN ZADOK4 BROOKS, b. May 19, 1876, AL; d. September 22, 1943, Norfolk, VA. 13. JAMES P.3 BROOKS (ELIJAH MOSES2, JONATHAN1) was born December 1848 in Georgia. He married SUSAN J. (UNKNOWN) Abt. 1881. She was born June 1855 in AL. Children of JAMES BROOKS and SUSAN (UNKNOWN) are: i. JOHN H.4 BROOKS, b. August 1877, AL. ii. FANNIE BROOKS, b. March 1887, AL. iii. MARTHA A. BROOKS, b. September 1889, AL. iv. JAMES B. BROOKS, b. February 1891, AL. v. AARON A. BROOKS, b. May 1893, AL. vi. FLETCHER M. BROOKS, b. January 1883, AL. Generation No. 4 14. SHERROD WASHINGTON4 THOMAS (MARTHA ELIZABETH3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born August 1863 in Coffee Co, AL (buried Baptist Cemetery, Victoria, AL), and died Abt. 1945 in Thomaston, Upson Co, GA. He married (1) JULIA E.J. BAKER January 15, 1889 in Coffee Co, AL. She was born Abt. 1863, and died September 08, 1896. He married (2) ADDIE MAE JORDAN Abt. 1897. More About SHERROD WASHINGTON THOMAS: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Children of SHERROD THOMAS and JULIA BAKER are: 41 i. EUDORA LEE5 THOMAS, b. October 14, 1889, Samson, Geneva Co, AL; d. August 08, 1973. ii. INFANT TWINS THOMAS, b. 1895. iii. LILLIE THOMAS, b. September 08, 1896. Children of SHERROD THOMAS and ADDIE JORDAN are: iv. AUDREY HORTENSE5 THOMAS, b. August 25, 1900. v. CLARENCE AUBREY THOMAS, b. May 24, 1902. vi. GORDON THOMAS, b. August 24, 1904. vii. CARL THOMAS, b. November 01, 1906. viii. RUBY DELANEY THOMAS, b. November 21, 1908. 42 ix. VERA AUGUSTA THOMAS, b. September 27, 1910. x. BENJAMIN JEFFERSON THOMAS, b. 1912. 15. MARY CLARA4 HALSTEAD (MARY ANN3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born Abt. 1862. She married J.W. HOLLOWAY September 25, 1890 in Coffee Co, AL. Child of MARY HALSTEAD and J.W. HOLLOWAY is: i. ETHYL5 HOLLOWAY. 16. JULIAN F.4 BROOKS (THOMAS JEFFERSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born February 27, 1867 in AL, and died August 11, 1938 in Coffee Co, AL. He married NANCY L. BAKER August 25, 1888 in Coffee Co, AL, daughter of NEWTON BAKER and LACY BOUTWELL. She was born February 25, 1872 in AL, and died September 27, 1947 in Coffee Co, AL. More About JULIAN F. BROOKS: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL More About NANCY L. BAKER: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Children of JULIAN BROOKS and NANCY BAKER are: i. ROBERT B.5 BROOKS, b. August 08, 1889. ii. BUENA B. BROOKS, b. June 02, 1891; d. Columbus, Muscogee Co, GA; m. WILEY NOLIN. More About BUENA B. BROOKS: Burial: Columbus, Muscogee Co, GA iii. THOMAS NEWTON BROOKS, b. May 06, 1893; m. LILIE MAE CLARK. 43 iv. NELLIE BLYE BROOKS, b. June 20, 1895, Coffee Co, AL; d. July 01, 1978, Coffee Co, AL. 17. ARNOLD BERNARD4 BROOKS (THOMAS JEFFERSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born September 22, 1868 in Louisville, Barbour Co., AL, and died August 09, 1935 in Coffee Co, AL. He married CALLIE F. HURST January 20, 1895 in Louisville, Barbour Co, AL. She was born March 1877 in New Hope, Coffee Co, AL, and died May 02, 1968 in Dothan, Houston Co, AL. More About ARNOLD BERNARD BROOKS: Burial: New Hope, Coffee Co, AL More About CALLIE F. HURST: Burial: New Hope, Coffee Co, AL Children of ARNOLD BROOKS and CALLIE HURST are: 44 i. FRANK PIERCE5 BROOKS, b. April 18, 1896, Elba, Coffee Co, AL; d. May 24, 1966, Zephyrhills, Pasco Co, FL. ii. WALTER DEWEY BROOKS, b. March 14, 1898. iii. ARTHUR L. BROOKS, b. May 1900. 45 iv. IVEY DEE BROOKS, b. 1903, Coffee Co, AL; d. August 02, 1958, Santa Rosa Co, FL. 46 v. BONNIE BROOKS. vi. ONNIE BROOKS, b. 1907. vii. BLONDELL BROOKS. viii. O.C. BROOKS. ix. THOMAS JUNIOR BROOKS. 18. VERNON N.4 BROOKS (THOMAS JEFFERSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born August 1874 in Coffee Co, AL, and died 1959 in Coffee Co, AL. He married ELIZABETH M. Abt. 1895. She was born Abt. June 16, 1876, and died December 16, 1918. More About VERNON N. BROOKS: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Children of VERNON BROOKS and ELIZABETH M. are: i. JESSE THOMAS5 BROOKS, b. July 1896. ii. WILLIAM BROOKS, b. July 1898. iii. MATTIE LEE BROOKS, b. April 1900. iv. MALCOM BROOKS, b. Abt. 1903. v. DEWEY BROOKS, b. Abt. 1905. vi. WILLA D. BROOKS, b. Abt. 1908. 19. HOWARD C.4 BROOKS (THOMAS JEFFERSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born April 07, 1876 in Coffee Co, AL, and died May 24, 1954 in Coffee Co, AL. He married MARY EMMA Abt. 1895. More About HOWARD C. BROOKS: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Child of HOWARD BROOKS and MARY EMMA is: i. OTIS A.5 BROOKS, b. June 29, 1899; d. November 17, 1961, Coffee Co, AL. More About OTIS A. BROOKS: Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL 20. ANNA ELIZABETH4 BROOKS (JAMES WASHINGTON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born March 10, 1870 in Geneva, Geneva Co, AL, and died May 11, 1933 in Cloverdale, Lauderdale Co, AL. She married WILLIAM THOMAS JOHNSON. He was born February 14, 1858 in FL. More About ANNA ELIZABETH BROOKS: Burial: Piney Grove Cemetery, Geneva, Geneva Co., AL Child of ANNA BROOKS and WILLIAM JOHNSON is: 47 i. LAURA BELLE5 JOHNSON, b. November 12, 1904, Piney Grove, GA. 21. ELIE ESTELLE4 BROOKS (JAMES WASHINGTON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born October 06, 1876 in Coffee Co, AL, and died December 03, 1963 in Samson, Geneva Co, AL. She married CHARLES ARTHUR SAUNDERS October 10, 1895 in Samson, Geneva Co, AL. He was born March 12, 1869 in Wilkesboro, NC, and died October 08, 1944. More About ELIE ESTELLE BROOKS: Burial: Piney Grove Cemetery, Geneva Co, AL More About CHARLES ARTHUR SAUNDERS: Burial: Piney Grove Cemetery, Geneva Co, AL Children of ELIE BROOKS and CHARLES SAUNDERS are: i. LILLIE MAE5 SAUNDERS, b. July 20, 1896, Geneva Co, AL; d. April 03, 1964, Samson, Geneva Co, AL. More About LILLIE MAE SAUNDERS: Burial: Piney Grove Cemetery, Geneva, Geneva Co., AL ii. MATTE LEANNA SAUNDERS, b. March 02, 1898, Geneva Co, AL; d. September 25, 1976, Geneva Co, AL; m. HARRIN E. WISE. More About MATTE LEANNA SAUNDERS: Burial: Travelers Rest Cemetery iii. MERTICE VIVIAN SAUNDERS, b. April 07, 1900, Geneva Co, AL; d. October 14, 1902, Geneva Co, AL. More About MERTICE VIVIAN SAUNDERS: Burial: Piney Grove Cemetery, Geneva, Geneva Co., AL iv. AGNES VALERIA SAUNDERS, b. April 26, 1902, Geneva Co, AL; d. October 12, 1902, Geneva Co, AL. More About AGNES VALERIA SAUNDERS: Burial: Piney Grove Cemetery , Geneva, Geneva Co., AL v. WALLACE LYNDON SAUNDERS, b. December 16, 1903, Geneva Co, AL; d. August 11, 1952, Tallahassee, FL; m. ORA VEE CURENTON. More About WALLACE LYNDON SAUNDERS: Burial: Memorial Gardens, Tallahassee, FL vi. JAMES CLIFTON SAUNDERS, b. April 03, 1906, Geneva Co, AL; d. May 28, 1970, Geneva Co, AL; m. DELMA LEE WISE. More About JAMES CLIFTON SAUNDERS: Burial: Travelers Rest Cemetery vii. COSIE KATHERINE SAUNDERS, b. January 31, 1908, Geneva Co, AL; m. HUBERT LEE OWENS. viii. COY REGINALD SAUNDERS, b. September 21, 1910, Geneva Co, AL; d. July 26, 1991, Panama City, Bay Co, FL; m. DESSIE OWENS. More About COY REGINALD SAUNDERS: Burial: Travelers Rest Cemetery, Geneva Co, AL ix. CHARLES LEWIS SAUNDERS, b. November 17, 1912, Geneva Co, AL; d. September 08, 1991, Houston Co, AL; m. KATHERINE SPANN, April 03, 1935, Geneva Co, AL. More About CHARLES LEWIS SAUNDERS: Burial: Travelers Rest Cemetery, Geneva Co, AL x. WILL ROGER SAUNDERS, b. March 04, 1914, Geneva Co, AL; d. March 07, 1972, Darlington, FL; m. RUBY WEEKS. xi. JOHN WILBUR SAUNDERS, b. December 10, 1918, Geneva Co, AL; d. February 14, 1942, Geneva Co, AL; m. BEULAH GRANTHAM. More About JOHN WILBUR SAUNDERS: Burial: Piney Grove Cemetery , Geneva, Geneva Co., AL xii. SYBIL DEWITT SAUNDERS, b. March 29, 1924, Geneva Co, AL; m. GRAYMON BRUNSON. 22. LUTHER CLEVELAND4 BROOKS (JAMES WASHINGTON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born March 20, 1885 in AL, and died June 09, 1959 in AL. He married SUSIE FRANCES FINNEY. She was born August 26, 1891, and died May 28, 1981. More About LUTHER CLEVELAND BROOKS: Burial: Piney Grove Cemetery, Geneva Co, AL More About SUSIE FRANCES FINNEY: Burial: Piney Grove Cemetery, Geneva Co, AL Child of LUTHER BROOKS and SUSIE FINNEY is: i. EVELYN5 BROOKS, b. 1925; m. ANTHONY TEW. 23. LAURA BROUGHTON4 WISE (SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born February 09, 1869 in Coffee Co, AL, and died August 26, 1938 in Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL. She married JOHN PINKNEY MARTIN December 18, 1888 in Coffee Co, AL. More About JOHN MARTIN and LAURA WISE: Marriage: December 18, 1888, Coffee Co, AL Children of LAURA WISE and JOHN MARTIN are: i. LEON HERBERT5 MARTIN, b. November 13, 1889; d. May 17, 1951, Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL; m. MATTIE PRIDGEN, March 25, 1911. More About LEON HERBERT MARTIN: Burial: City Cemetery, Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL ii. WILEY HICKMAN MARTIN, b. July 13, 1891, Coffee Co, AL; d. 1977, Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL; m. ALVIE HUDSON. More About WILEY HICKMAN MARTIN: Burial: City Cemetery, Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL iii. ALVIN VICTOR MARTIN, b. September 1892, Coffee Co, AL; d. 1977, Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL; m. MATTIE LEE BOYETT, September 27, 1914; b. Abt. 1895. More About ALVIN VICTOR MARTIN: Burial: Calvery Cemetery, Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL iv. VIRGIL OTTO MARTIN, b. January 1894, Coffee Co, AL; d. October 1982, Panama City, Bay Co, FL; m. LELA KENDRICK, December 16, 1913; b. Abt. 1895. v. DANIEL RAY MARTIN, b. March 1895, Coffee Co, AL; d. April 1979, Birmingham, Jefferson Co, AL; m. (1) CELESTE DICKINSON; m. (2) EUNICE POUNCY, August 15, 1923, Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL. vi. JOHN PINKNEY MARTIN II, b. December 1895, Coffee Co, AL; d. October 1967, Dothan, Houston Co, AL; m. ADDIE MYRTLE ROGERS, April 25, 1919; b. Abt. 1895. vii. GRACIE MARTIN, b. October 02, 1898, Coffee Co, AL; d. March 02, 1930, Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL. More About GRACIE MARTIN: Burial: City Cemetery, Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL viii. LUCY MARTIN, b. December 21, 1903, Coffee Co, AL; d. February 20, 1966, Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL; m. (1) OLMA E. MARTIN, Bef. 1930, Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL; m. (2) J.W. CAPPS, Aft. 1931, Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL. More About LUCY MARTIN: Burial: County Line Cemetery, Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL ix. RICHARD HAROLD MARTIN, b. January 01, 1907, Coffee Co, AL; m. MYRTLE CONDREY, July 01, 1930, Elba, Coffee Co, AL. x. EDWIN GARLAND MARTIN, b. January 22, 1909; d. November 08, 1974, Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL; m. WILMA WATKINS. More About EDWIN GARLAND MARTIN: Burial: County Line Cemetery, Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL 24. MORGAN L.4 WISE (SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born September 28, 1870 in Coffee Co, AL, and died August 30, 1958 in Columbus, Muscogee Co, GA. He married (1) DONAH ELLEN MCKNIGHT December 18, 1889. He married (2) ELLA COLLINS March 04, 1925. Notes for MORGAN L. WISE: Excerpts from autobiography titled "Mom's Ramblings" by Bonnie Brooks Hartman, descendent of Susan Rebecca Brooks (recorded by son, John F. Hartman): "My dad must have been a very lonely child, except for two sons of Aunt Sally and Uncle Jack. They were Uncle Morgan and Uncle Jesse Wise. They loved my dad like a brother, and he loved them as long as they all lived. I am glad he had them. Uncle Jack loved all four of us, also my Susie Ma and my dad. The old Jack Wise homestead was a few miles out of Victoria. My mom and we, all enjoyed visiting them there." Buried beside his daughter, Bonnie Viola, who died from snakebite. More About MORGAN L. WISE: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Children of MORGAN WISE and DONAH MCKNIGHT are: i. BONNIE VIOLA5 WISE, b. October 12, 1890, Coffee Co, AL; d. June 08, 1899, Coffee Co, AL. Notes for BONNIE VIOLA WISE: Buried beside her father. More About BONNIE VIOLA WISE: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Cause of Death: Snakebite 48 ii. BESSIE LEIGH WISE, b. February 14, 1892, Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL; d. November 23, 1914, Geneva Co, AL. iii. MARY FRANCES WISE. Child of MORGAN WISE and ELLA COLLINS is: iv. MARY FRANCES5 WISE, b. June 10, 1929; m. KENNETH MCINTOSH, Columbus, Muscogee Co, GA. 25. SARAH VIOLA4 WISE (SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born May 28, 1872 in Coffee Co, AL, and died July 10, 1960 in Coffee Co, AL. She married DANIEL LAFAYETTE MARTIN December 19, 1893 in Coffee Co, AL, son of JAMES MARTIN and MARY HELMS. More About SARAH VIOLA WISE: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Children of SARAH WISE and DANIEL MARTIN are: 49 i. LALA VIOLA5 MARTIN, b. September 15, 1894, Coffee Co, AL; d. Coffee Co, AL. ii. EVA EUGENIA MARTIN, b. December 02, 1895; d. October 1975, Birmingham, Jefferson Co, AL; m. HOWELL MCBRAYER. 50 iii. FRED J. MARTIN, b. November 1897, Coffee Co, AL; d. July 1975, Birmingham, Jefferson Co, AL. iv. LUCILE MARTIN. 26. WALTER WILLIAM4 WISE (SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born December 22, 1873 in Coffee Co, AL, and died April 25, 1955 in Dothan, Houston Co, AL. He married WILLA G. MORGAN December 23, 1894 in Coffee Co, AL, daughter of MARCUS MORGAN and SARA BRUNSON. More About WALTER WILLIAM WISE: Burial: Dothan, Houston Co, AL Children of WALTER WISE and WILLA MORGAN are: i. MYRTICE5 WISE, b. December 08, 1896. 51 ii. REX WISE, b. November 19, 1898; d. July 16, 1951. 52 iii. JESSE THOMAS5 BROOKS, b. November 10, 1900; d. February 19, 1968, Montgomery, Montgomery Co, AL. 53 iv. CARRIE WISE, b. August 19, 1903. v. JACK LAFAYETTE WISE, b. June 30, 1905. 27. JESSE VIRGIL4 WISE (SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born February 23, 1875 in Elba, Coffee Co, AL, and died September 14, 1967 in Coffee Co, AL. He married (1) LUCY ELLA CHAPMAN December 25, 1895, daughter of WILLIAM CHAPMAN and MATILDA BAGGETT. She was born March 26, 1875 in Coffee Co, AL, and died September 09, 1919 in Coffee Co, AL. He married (2) DORA RUSSELL April 25, 1920 in Coffee Co, AL. Notes for JESSE VIRGIL WISE: Excerpts from autobiography titled "Mom's Ramblings" by Bonnie Brooks Hartman, descendent of Susan Rebecca Brooks (recorded by son, John F. Hartman): "My dad must have been a very lonely child, except for two sons of Aunt Sally and Uncle Jack. They were Uncle Morgan and Uncle Jesse Wise. They loved my dad like a brother, and he loved them as long as they all lived. I am glad he had them. Uncle Jack loved all four of us, also my Susie Ma and my dad. The old Jack Wise homestead was a few miles out of Victoria. My mom and we, all enjoyed visiting them there." Notes by Ann Hood, descendent of Sarah Frances Brooks and A.J. Wise: "Jesse Virgil Wise, better known as Granddaddy, first married Lucy Ella Chapman. They had eight children. Ella died trying to give birth to the ninth. He then married Dora Russell and had four children. One died as an infant. Jesse moved his family to Texas for a couple of years, but returned to Alabama and eventually settled in Columbus, Georgia. He died at the age of 92. More About JESSE VIRGIL WISE: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Notes for LUCY ELLA CHAPMAN: 1910 Census says she was the mother of seven children, six still living in 1910, so there was one we do not have on record. More About LUCY ELLA CHAPMAN: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Children of JESSE WISE and LUCY CHAPMAN are: 54 i. COLLIS RAY5 WISE, b. November 16, 1896, Victoria, Coffee Co, AL; d. January 31, 1980, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. 55 ii. CLARA DELONA WISE, b. January 02, 1898, Coffee Co, AL; d. February 09, 1915, Coffee Co, AL. 56 iii. EUGENE HILLYARD WISE, b. April 12, 1900, 12 Apr 1900; d. December 18, 1984, Elba, Coffee Co, AL. 57 iv. OUIDA LOIS WISE, b. January 23, 1903, Orange Co, Texas; d. November 12, 1995, Phenix City Nursing Home, Phenix City, AL. 58 v. JAMES THOMAS WISE, b. July 25, 1907, Victoria, Coffee Co, AL. 59 vi. LOBEL GASTON WISE, b. April 11, 1910, Victoria, Coffee Co, AL; d. Birmingham, Jefferson Co, AL. vii. CASEY JONES WISE, b. October 07, 1912, Victoria, Coffee Co, AL; d. February 10, 1978, Elba General Hospital, Elba, Coffee Co, AL; m. IONA BLANTON. More About CASEY JONES WISE: Burial: February 12, 1978, Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Cause of Death: Cancer of Lungs 60 viii. HERMAN HAZEL WISE, b. January 26, 1915, Victoria, Coffee Co, AL; d. July 25, 1996, Mobile, AL. Children of JESSE WISE and DORA RUSSELL are: ix. JESSE VIRGIL5 WISE, JR., b. March 11, 1922; m. DOROTHY EVANS. x. LEFAUGHN WISE, b. November 11, 1923, Coffee Co, AL; m. EARL MORRIS, Columbus, Muscogee Co, GA. xi. BILL BRANDON WISE, b. January 20, 1926, Victoria, Coffee Co, AL; d. February 27, 1927, Victoria, Coffee Co, AL. More About BILL BRANDON WISE: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL xii. GUTHIREE WISE, b. March 11, 1928, Victoria, Coffee Co, AL; d. 1979, LA; m. RAY BRAZZELL. 28. EDNA GERTRUDE4 WISE (SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born February 12, 1877 in Coffee Co, AL, and died July 23, 1958 in Coffee Co, AL. She married HENRY ERVIN MARTIN December 26, 1895 in Coffee Co, AL, son of JAMES MARTIN and MARY HELMS. More About EDNA GERTRUDE WISE: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Children of EDNA WISE and HENRY MARTIN are: i. MAYME L.5 MARTIN, b. November 30, 1896; m. (1) SOLOMAN DISMUKES; m. (2) CLAUDE REED. ii. WADE MARTIN, b. December 05, 1897; d. July 09, 1898, Coffee Co, AL. More About WADE MARTIN: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL 61 iii. EUNICE GERTRUDE MARTIN, b. May 05, 1900; d. August 31, 1983, Webb, AL. 62 iv. CLORA VICTORIA MARTIN, b. January 16, 1901. v. CECIL GRADY MARTIN, b. September 20, 1903; d. January 24, 1939, Coffee Co, AL. More About CECIL GRADY MARTIN: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL 63 vi. DIXIE MAE MARTIN, b. November 24, 1904; d. May 22, 1991, Coffee Co, AL. 64 vii. ROSA BELLE MARTIN, b. October 28, 1907. 65 viii. WILLIAM TAFT MARTIN, b. June 28, 1911. 66 ix. HENRY ERVIN MARTIN, b. May 01, 1914; d. September 08, 1981, Fort Worth, TX. 29. ALTON EUGENE4 WISE (SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born January 22, 1879 in Coffee Co, AL, and died February 01, 1970 in Dothan, Houston Co, AL. He married MYRTLE MAE September 01, 1904 in Coffee Co, AL. Notes for ALTON EUGENE WISE: Excerpt from "Dothan Eagle" (Alabama newspaper), 26 Jan 1969: "Alton Eugene Wise taught school in several Wiregrass towns after graduating from the Baptist Collegiate Institute in Newton. He then went to Washington, D.C. and worked for the Bureau of Internal Revenue until he retired in 1951 and moved to Tampa." More About ALTON EUGENE WISE: Burial: Arlington, VA Children of ALTON WISE and MYRTLE MAE are: i. WINDOL5 WISE. Notes for WINDOL WISE: Died at a young age. ii. MAUREEN WISE, m. ANDREW SMITH. iii. ALTON EUGENE WISE II, d. Arlington, VA. More About ALTON EUGENE WISE II: Burial: Arlington, VA 30. MIDDLETON MACON4 WISE (SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born January 11, 1880 in Coffee Co, AL, and died May 22, 1944 in Pollok, TX. He married BUNA MARIAH MANGRUM July 17, 1904. More About MIDDLETON MACON WISE: Burial: Gann Cemetery Cause of Death: Asthma and Heart Condition More About BUNA MARIAH MANGRUM: Cause of Death: Arteriosclerosis Children of MIDDLETON WISE and BUNA MANGRUM are: 67 i. MAE VONCILE5 WISE, b. November 15, 1905, Choice, TX. ii. JOHN ANDREW WISE, b. January 04, 1908. iii. RUTH CLYDE WISE, b. June 12, 1910, Coffee Co, AL; d. May 05, 1912, Coffee Co, AL. More About RUTH CLYDE WISE: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL 68 iv. ROY MACON WISE, b. July 29, 1914, Elba, Coffee Co, AL; d. May 03, 1964, Lufkin, TX. 69 v. DOROTHY MARY WISE, b. January 17, 1918, Elba, Coffee Co, AL. 70 vi. ANNA MARGARET WISE, b. December 12, 1919, Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL. 71 vii. ROBERT EDWARD WISE, b. February 16, 1922, Kaufman Co, TX. 72 viii. NELL ROWE WISE, b. December 26, 1925, Kaufman Co, TX. 31. HOMER ALLEN4 WISE (SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born April 08, 1883 in Coffee Co, AL, and died February 21, 1964 in Coffee Co, AL. He married (1) DIXIE BELLE LEE December 21, 1904. He married (2) CHARLOTTE EILERMAN Aft. 1910. He married (3) IDA SPROUSE RHODES May 24, 1941. More About HOMER ALLEN WISE: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Children of HOMER WISE and DIXIE LEE are: 73 i. JOHN JACKSON5 WISE, b. November 1905. ii. EMILY WISE, b. April 1908. iii. DONI WISE, b. November 1910. 32. CLEONE4 WISE (SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born March 28, 1887 in Coffee Co, AL, and died March 08, 1976 in Dothan, Houston Co, AL. She married JOHN LOUIE VAUGHN October 09, 1904 in Coffee Co, AL. More About CLEONE WISE: Burial: Dothan, Houston Co, AL Children of CLEONE WISE and JOHN VAUGHN are: i. RALPH5 VAUGHN. 74 ii. MILDRED VAUGHN. 33. PAUL MIDDLETON4 BROOKS (ADONIRAM JUDSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born October 10, 1873, and died November 05, 1961 in Black, Geneva Co, AL. He married ANNA ELIZABETH SELLERS January 17, 1900 in Suggs Community, Coffee Co, AL, daughter of WILLIAM SELLARS and REBECCA. She was born November 06, 1878 in Black, Geneva Co, AL, and died April 16, 1954. Notes for PAUL MIDDLETON BROOKS: Photo of
Paul Middleton Brooks
Known as "Uncle Buddy" More About PAUL MIDDLETON BROOKS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL More About ANNA ELIZABETH SELLERS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL Children of PAUL BROOKS and ANNA SELLERS are: i. JOHN HENRY5 BROOKS, b. March 05, 1901; d. August 06, 1962; m. PAULINE LOUISE RADFORD, February 11, 1922. ii. ESSIE BROOKS, b. March 19, 1903; m. HARVEY McGOWAN, July 23, 1925. iii. CLIFTON BROOKS, b. August 30, 1905; d. July 23, 1978, Thomaston, Upson Co, GA; m. ANNA LOUS MATTHEWS, May 16, 1925. 75 iv. MERTICE BROOKS, b. April 17, 1907, AL; d. June 1985, Geneva, Geneva Co, AL. v. FRED BROOKS, b. December 26, 1908; d. November 27, 1988, Geneva, Geneva Co, AL; m. ETHYL. More About FRED BROOKS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL vi. MARIE BROOKS, b. October 10, 1910; m. R.V. HENDERSON. 76 vii. DORA BROOKS, b. October 18, 1913; d. February 1987, Geneva, Geneva Co, AL. viii. MALCOM BROOKS, b. July 10, 1916; d. October 01, 1989, Gibson, GA; m. ANNIE MERLE WILLIS. ix. BABY BOY BROOKS, b. Unknown. x. BABY GIRL BROOKS, b. Unknown. 34. HARLAN CLAUDIUS4 BROOKS (ADONIRAM JUDSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born March 21, 1875, and died February 05, 1957 in Holmes County, FL. He married ELLAFARE SIMS January 01, 1903 in Suggs Community, Beluah Church near Kinston, AL, daughter of ABIS SIMS and SARAH MCDANIEL. She was born October 18, 1880, and died June 16, 1954 in Holmes County, FL. Photos of
Harlan Claudius and Ellafare Sims Brooks
More About HARLAN CLAUDIUS BROOKS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL More About ELLAFARE SIMS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL Marriage Notes for HARLAN BROOKS and ELLAFARE SIMS: Notes by Ray Brooks, descendent of Adoniram Judson Brooks: "In early marriage they homesteaded forty acres on Double Bridges Creek, in Geneva Co., AL near Spears, AL, or about midway between Samson and Geneva and north of AL Highway 52. Three or more of their children were born at that home. "Then they made a succession of moves, remaining at each place for varying periods of time - first to Lytle, AL, then to "Holley's Place," on Pea River six miles southwest of Samson, AL. They moved to Black, AL on January 1, 1918, lived there about four years. Moved to "Bridges Place," near Black, AL, then to Austin's Place, (living in the same house that Aunt Clea Brooks lived in when she passed away - south of Black about 1 to 1 1/2 miles across the FL state line), then lived in two or more other places in area of Spring Creek / Johnson Farms, between Black and Geneva, AL, then moved to Monroe Paul Place, southwest of Bethlehem School in Holmes Co., FL where they were living when both died." Children of HARLAN BROOKS and ELLAFARE SIMS are: Photo of
children of Harlan Claudius and Ellafare Brooks
77 i. EVIE INEZ5 BROOKS, b. October 08, 1903, Geneva Co, AL; d. July 23, 1983, Houston Co, AL. 78 ii. ALGIE HORTON BROOKS, b. May 12, 1906; d. June 05, 1990. 79 iii. REUBIN MACK BROOKS, b. August 12, 1906; d. June 25, 1978. iv. ANDREW JUDSON BROOKS, b. 1907; d. 1961. Notes for ANDREW JUDSON BROOKS: Was told by a niece of his that A.J. stood for Andrew Judson. Known as Uncle AJ. He was living with his sister, Evie Inez when he died. More About ANDREW JUDSON BROOKS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL 80 v. ANNA VERDELL BROOKS, b. December 24, 1909; d. June 09, 1991. 81 vi. DOLLIE MAE BROOKS, b. October 04, 1911; d. 1968. vii. LILA BEE BROOKS, b. April 18, 1913; d. October 25, 1989, Holmes County, FL; m. ALEX C. PATE; b. June 27, 1902; d. November 02, 1989, Holmes County, FL. Photo of
Lila Bee Brooks
More About LILA BEE BROOKS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black , Geneva Co, AL More About ALEX C. PATE: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL 82 viii. VICTOR BROOKS, b. August 02, 1914; d. 1971. 35. JACKSON WASHINGTON4 BROOKS (ADONIRAM JUDSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born August 17, 1880, and died January 1971 in Hartford, Geneva Co, AL. He married IRENE. Notes for JACKSON WASHINGTON BROOKS: Known as "Uncle Wash" Children of JACKSON BROOKS and IRENE are: i. HUBERT5 BROOKS. ii. ED RAY BROOKS. iii. CALVIN BROOKS. iv. OSCAR BROOKS. v. RUBY LEE BROOKS, m. UNKNOWN CROSS. vi. BONNIE BROOKS, m. UNKNOWN STRICKLAND. 83 vii. ABBIE L. BROOKS, b. March 07, 1911, Black, Geneva Co, AL; d. December 18, 2001, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. 36. MARTHA RUTH4 BROOKS (ADONIRAM JUDSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born September 28, 1884. She married W.B. BLALOCK. Child of MARTHA BROOKS and W.B. BLALOCK is: i. PORTER5 BLALOCK. 37. JOHN HORTON4 BROOKS (ADONIRAM JUDSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born July 04, 1889, and died February 22, 1976 in Black, Geneva Co, Alabama. He married BAMA EUTISIA HATHAWAY January 1921 in Geneva Co, AL. She was born September 19, 1891, and died December 12, 1952. Photo of
John Horton Brooks
Notes for JOHN HORTON BROOKS: Private, U.S. Army, WWI, Cook More About JOHN HORTON BROOKS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL Military service: Pvt. U.S. Army, WWI More About BAMA EUTISIA HATHAWAY: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL Children of JOHN BROOKS and BAMA HATHAWAY are: 84 i. WARREN HILTON5 BROOKS, b. October 12, 1921; d. April 22, 1998. ii. BETTY JEAN BROOKS, b. January 02, 1933; d. December 10, 1933. More About BETTY JEAN BROOKS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL 38. ILENE ELLA4 BROOKS (ADONIRAM JUDSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born August 23, 1893, and died 1966. She married JESS D. SPIKES. He was born 1890, and died 1965. Notes for ILENE ELLA BROOKS: Known as "Aunt Lene" More About ILENE ELLA BROOKS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL Children of ILENE BROOKS and JESS SPIKES are: i. JULENE5 SPIKES. ii. JOYCE SPIKES. iii. LELAND SPIKES. iv. LARRY SPIKES. 39. ONIE OREE4 BROOKS (ADONIRAM JUDSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born September 19, 1902, and died October 19, 1968. She married ELMER VANLANDINGHAM. He was born September 07, 1904, and died April 28, 1990. More About ONIE OREE BROOKS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL More About ELMER VANLANDINGHAM: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL Children of ONIE BROOKS and ELMER VANLANDINGHAM are: i. MACK5 VANLANDINGHAM. ii. SUE VANLANDINGHAM. iii. SYD VANLANDINGHAM. iv. JIMMY VANLANDINGHAM. 40. JOHN ZADOK4 BROOKS (SUSAN REBEKAH3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born May 19, 1876 in AL, and died September 22, 1943 in Norfolk, VA. He married MARGARET ELIZABETH CARROLL 1904 in Elba, Coffee Co, AL, daughter of NATHAN CARROLL and SOPHIA STEVENS. She was born January 09, 1883 in Point, TX, and died November 26, 1949 in Norfolk, VA. Photos of
John Zadok and Margaret Carroll Brooks
Notes for JOHN ZADOK BROOKS: Excerpts from the autobiography titled "Mom's Ramblings" by Bonnie Brooks Hartman, descendent of Susan Rebecca Brooks (recorded by son, John F. Hartman): "My dad installed machinery in cotton mills in Thomaston, GA. One was the Martha Mill in Silvertown. I believe that mill was to manufacture fabrics for Goodrich Tire Company, or maybe it was Goodyear Tire Company. The company furnished us a house. We traveled around where the companies were building these plants (cotton mills). My dad would oversee the installation of the machinery, then we moved on to the next installation. Dad was always being offered good jobs here and there, so we travelled all around. Mail carrier, bridge builder, sewing machine salesman in South Alabama. From Troy, AL to Columbus, GA, to Thomaston, to Cedartown, to Rockmart, to Cloverdale, AL and back to Norfolk for the third and final time, in 1933." More About JOHN ZADOK BROOKS: Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Norfolk, VA More About MARGARET ELIZABETH CARROLL: Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Norfolk, VA Marriage Notes for JOHN BROOKS and MARGARET CARROLL: Excerpts from the autobiography titled "Mom's Ramblings" by Bonnie Brooks Hartman, descendent of Bonnie Brooks Hartman (recorded by son, John F. Hartman): "My Mom and Dad were married in Elba, AL. One of Mom's brothers helped Dad steal Mom away, with her trunk, and they eloped, in a new buggy and Dad's beautiful horse Lita. They got to Elba too late to get the marriage license and would have to wait 'til morning. Dad rented one room at the hotel. Mom told him if that was all the respect he had for her, just take her back home. He told her, 'I was just testing you out,' and went and rented a second room. It keeps coming into my mind that Judge Rowe married them. Wish I could be sure." Children of JOHN BROOKS and MARGARET CARROLL are: i. CLARA INEZ5 BROOKS, b. March 16, 1905, Victoria, Coffee Co, AL; d. August 15, 1975, Norfolk, VA; m. (1) ERNEST ALBERT GRIEBLE, Abt. 1930; d. Abt. 1944, Rochester, NY; m. (2) RALPH BERNARD JOYCE, Abt. 1950, Norfold, VA; d. Abt. 1962, Norfolk, VA. More About CLARA INEZ BROOKS: Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Norfolk, VA 85 ii. CLARENCE ROSCOE BROOKS, b. December 20, 1907, Victoria, Coffee Co, AL; d. October 31, 1949, Norfolk, VA. 86 iii. BONNIE THELMA BROOKS, b. October 14, 1910, Victoria, Coffee Co, AL; d. August 19, 1988, Chesapeake, VA. iv. DORIS ELIZABETH BROOKS, b. August 26, 1913, Victoria, Coffee Co, AL; d. June 24, 1982, Green Valley, AZ; m. (1) JIM WALTERMAN, Abt. 1930, AL; b. AL; m. (2) SAMUAL BONGIOVANNI, Abt. 1932, Norfolk, VA; d. Norfolk, VA; m. (3) SEYMOUR GEORGE BOGART, Abt. 1935, Norfolk, VA; d. Abt. 1944, France, (WWII); m. (4) JOSEPH GUSZTYN, June 22, 1946, Yonkers, NY; b. Yonkers, NY; d. Abt. 1970, Norfolk, VA; m. (5) JOHN FULFORD MATHEWS, August 26, 1953, Norfolk, VA; b. Jacksonville, FL; d. Jacksonville, FL. Generation No. 5 41. EUDORA LEE5 THOMAS (SHERROD WASHINGTON4, MARTHA ELIZABETH3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born October 14, 1889 in Samson, Geneva Co, AL, and died August 08, 1973. She married MURRY LEE WILLIAMS, son of DANIEL WILLIAMS and ANNIE CROCKER. Children of EUDORA THOMAS and MURRY WILLIAMS are: i. NELLIE GERTRUDE6 WILLIAMS, b. September 13, 1907; m. GEORGE KINARD. ii. WILLIE RUTH WILLIAMS, b. April 26, 1909; m. (1) WOOD EUBANKS; m. (2) HOKE JOHNSON. iii. TRAVIS ALVIN WILLIAMS, b. November 25, 1910; d. January 19, 1911. iv. SOLOMON CLEO WILLIAMS, b. August 20, 1912; d. November 29, 1981; m. MONA PIPPIN. v. LILLIE CLYDE WILLIAMS, b. July 09, 1915; d. November 11, 1983; m. EDWIN SMITH. vi. KATIE LOU WILLIAMS, b. September 24, 1918, Samson, Geneva Co, AL; m. BRYANT CULBERT MESSER, August 1939. vii. RUBY GWENDOLYN WILLIAMS, b. October 28, 1922; m. ROBERT EARL WHITE. viii. SHERROD WINFRED WILLIAMS, b. March 05, 1924; d. May 1992; m. DOROTHY. ix. ROBERT WILBER WILLIAMS, b. April 12, 1926; d. June 20, 1993; m. ANNETTE SIRMON. 42. VERA AUGUSTA5 THOMAS (SHERROD WASHINGTON4, MARTHA ELIZABETH3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born September 27, 1910. She married UNKNOWN HOLCOMB. Children of VERA THOMAS and UNKNOWN HOLCOMB are: i. MARY GARDEN6 THOMAS. ii. BETTY THOMAS. 43. NELLIE BLYE5 BROOKS (JULIAN F.4, THOMAS JEFFERSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born June 20, 1895 in Coffee Co, AL, and died July 01, 1978 in Coffee Co, AL. She married COLLIS RAY WISE April 27, 1913 in Coffee Co, AL, son of JESSE WISE and LUCY CHAPMAN. He was born November 16, 1896 in Victoria, Coffee Co, AL, and died January 31, 1980 in Dothan, Houston Co, AL. More About NELLIE BLYE BROOKS: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Notes for COLLIS RAY WISE: From notes of Anne Wise Hood, descendent of Sarah Frances Brooks and A.J Wise: "Collis Ray Wise, known to his grandchildren as 'Papa Wise' was a long-time member and leader in Victoria Baptist Church (known for many years as Bethlehem Baptist Church) of Coffee County. He served many positions in the church, Deacon being one of them. He was a Mason. He and his wife Nellie enjoyed attending and participating in Sacred Harp singing. "For most of his life he was a farmer. He and Nellie raised their eight children on the farm. He was also employed by the US Department of Agriculture, ASCS. He was also a Justice of the Peace for the Victoria Community. He died at the age of 83." More About COLLIS RAY WISE: Burial: February 02, 1980, Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Children of NELLIE BROOKS and COLLIS WISE are: i. BERNICE OGLA6 WISE, b. June 06, 1914, Coffee Co, AL; d. November 12, 1914, Coffee Co, AL. 87 ii. CUBIE REE WISE, b. February 08, 1916, Coffee Co, AL. 88 iii. CLARADELL WISE, b. June 14, 1918; d. December 11, 1987, Columbus, Muscogee Co, GA. 89 iv. CLETUS DALTON WISE, b. May 20, 1921, Victoria, Coffee Co, AL; d. June 16, 1981, Houston Co, AL. 90 v. HUBERT NAPTEL WISE, b. December 05, 1923, Victoria, Coffee Co, AL; d. March 05, 1998, Columbus, Muscogee Co, GA. 91 vi. ELLLOWAYNE WISE, b. September 20, 1926, Victoria, Coffee Co, AL. 92 vii. JAMES HAROLD WISE, b. September 21, 1929, Coffee Co, AL. 93 viii. MARY GAYNELL WISE, b. July 02, 1932, Coffee Co, AL. 94 ix. NANCY PAULINE WISE, b. December 29, 1934, Coffee Co, AL. 44. FRANK PIERCE5 BROOKS (ARNOLD BERNARD4, THOMAS JEFFERSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born April 18, 1896 in Elba, Coffee Co, AL, and died May 24, 1966 in Zephyrhills, Pasco Co, FL. He married OUIDA LOIS WISE March 07, 1920 in Elba, Coffee Co, AL, daughter of JESSE WISE and LUCY CHAPMAN. She was born January 23, 1903 in Orange Co, Texas, and died November 12, 1995 in Phenix City Nursing Home, Phenix City, AL. Notes for FRANK PIERCE BROOKS: A farmer of the Baptist religion. Served in WW I 27 May 1918 until discharged 20 Jun 1919. Served in France. More About FRANK PIERCE BROOKS: Burial: May 28, 1966, New Oakside Cemetery, Zephyrhills, Pasco Co, FL More About OUIDA LOIS WISE: Burial: November 14, 1995, Lakeview Memory Gardens, Phenix City, AL Children of FRANK BROOKS and OUIDA WISE are: 95 i. ELLA FLORENCE6 BROOKS. 96 ii. ERMA NELL BROOKS. 97 iii. MELVIN FRANKLIN BROOKS. 98 iv. MILDRED KATHRYN BROOKS. 99 v. MAVIS VIRGINIA BROOKS. 100 vi. MARGARET WYNELL BROOKS. vii. OLIVIA BROOKS. 101 viii. GLORIA FAYE BROOKS. 102 ix. ALVIN BENNY BROOKS. 45. IVEY DEE5 BROOKS (ARNOLD BERNARD4, THOMAS JEFFERSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born 1903 in Coffee Co, AL, and died August 02, 1958 in Santa Rosa Co, FL. She married FRED LEE STONE 1921 in Elba, Coffee Co, AL. He was born February 23, 1903 in Dale Co, AL. Children of IVEY BROOKS and FRED STONE are: i. ROYCE6 STONE. ii. ARNOLD LEE STONE. iii. GUYNETTE STONE. iv. BOBBY JENE STONE. v. DONALD STONE. vi. JERRY STONE. vii. PATRICIA ANN STONE. viii. VIRGINIA ANN STONE. 46. BONNIE5 BROOKS (ARNOLD BERNARD4, THOMAS JEFFERSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) She married WILLIAM NOLEN. Children of BONNIE BROOKS and WILLIAM NOLEN are: i. ALMA JEAN6 NOLEN. ii. NORRIS NOLEN. 47. LAURA BELLE5 JOHNSON (ANNA ELIZABETH4 BROOKS, JAMES WASHINGTON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born November 12, 1904 in Piney Grove, GA. She married MALCOM McGIN McALILLEY. Child of LAURA JOHNSON and MALCOM MCALILLEY is: 103 i. LYNN WILLARD6 McALILLEY, b. January 01, 1927, Samson, GA. 48. BESSIE LEIGH5 WISE (MORGAN L.4, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born February 14, 1892 in Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL, and died November 23, 1914 in Geneva Co, AL. She married JAMES ALEXANDER HARDWICK 1905 in Geneva, Geneva Co, AL, son of CHARLES HARDWICK and ELIZABETH RICHARDS. He was born November 24, 1885 in Hartford, Geneva Co, AL, and died July 1974 in Slocomb, Geneva Co, AL. Photo of
Bessie Leigh Wise
Notes for BESSIE LEIGH WISE: Notes from Lisa Jo Tetzlaff, descendent of Sarah Frances Brooks: "Bessie died during pregnancy with her fourth child when her appendix ruptured. Family story tells how here husband rented a box-car and took her, mattress and all, via railroad to the nearest hospital. Despite all this, mother and baby died. More About BESSIE LEIGH WISE: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Cause of Death: Ruptured appendix More About JAMES ALEXANDER HARDWICK: Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Geneva Co, AL Children of BESSIE WISE and JAMES HARDWICK are: 104 i. GLADYS6 HARDWICK, b. August 22, 1911, Geneva, Geneva Co, AL. 105 ii. CLYDE ELIZABETH HARDWICK, b. August 18, 1912. 106 iii. FLORRIE LEE HARDWICK. 49. LALA VIOLA5 MARTIN (SARAH VIOLA4 WISE, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born September 15, 1894 in Coffee Co, AL, and died in Coffee Co, AL. She married MARION CLIFFORD BOUTWELL July 27, 1919, son of AMBROSE BOUTWELL and FRANCES ANDERSON. More About LALA VIOLA MARTIN: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Children of LALA MARTIN and MARION BOUTWELL are: i. MARTIN CLIFFORD6 BOUTWELL, b. June 16, 1925, Coffee Co, AL; d. November 21, 1964, Coffee Co, AL. More About MARTIN CLIFFORD BOUTWELL: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL ii. WILTON EUGENE BOUTWELL, b. June 07, 1927, Coffee Co, AL; d. July 27, 1948, Coffee Co, AL. More About WILTON EUGENE BOUTWELL: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Cause of Death: Muscular Dystrophy Medical Information: Crippled at early age with Muscular Dystrophy iii. NECIA BOUTWELL, m. WILLARD RIGGINS. iv. NELDA ELIZABETH BOUTWELL, m. DORMAN COLLINS. v. NORMA BOUTWELL, m. ROBERT LOUIS BLEVIN. 50. FRED J.5 MARTIN (SARAH VIOLA4 WISE, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born November 1897 in Coffee Co, AL, and died July 1975 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co, AL. He married CLEOPATRA WILSON June 16, 1919 in Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL. Children of FRED MARTIN and CLEOPATRA WILSON are: i. FRED J.6 MARTIN II, b. 1926, Trenton, NJ; m. EUGENIA LYLE AKIN. ii. ROBERT FRANKLIN MARTIN, b. 1928, Birmingham, AL; m. MARGARET COBB. 51. REX5 WISE (WALTER WILLIAM4, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born November 19, 1898, and died July 16, 1951. He married SARA BAKER. Children of REX WISE and SARA BAKER are: i. HARRY6 WISE, m. BETTY AUST. ii. ANN WISE, m. ED CRENSHAW. 52. WALTER WILLIAM5 WISE II (WALTER WILLIAM4, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born November 10, 1900, and died February 19, 1968 in Montgomery, Montgomery Co, AL. He married (1) MARY HODGES 1922. He married (2) WILLODEAN M. Aft. 1922. Notes for WALTER WILLIAM WISE II: Married his former daughter-in-law, Willodean M. after she was divorced from his son, William Walter Wise, III. Children of WALTER WISE and MARY HODGES are: i. WALTER WILLIAM6 WISE III, m. WILLODEAN M., Bef. 1922. ii. PEGGY JEAN WISE. 53. CARRIE5 WISE (WALTER WILLIAM4, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born August 19, 1903. She married RANSOM OBED BYRD 1919, son of CURTIS BYRD and CHARITY BRUNSON. Children of CARRIE WISE and RANSOM BYRD are: i. WILLA ELIZABETH6 BYRD, m. HAL TOLLESON. ii. JUDY BYRD, m. JAMES GREEN. 54. COLLIS RAY5 WISE (JESSE VIRGIL4, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born November 16, 1896 in Victoria, Coffee Co, AL, and died January 31, 1980 in Dothan, Houston Co, AL. He married NELLIE BLYE BROOKS April 27, 1913 in Coffee Co, AL, daughter of JULIAN BROOKS and NANCY BAKER. She was born June 20, 1895 in Coffee Co, AL, and died July 01, 1978 in Coffee Co, AL. Notes for COLLIS RAY WISE: From notes of Anne Wise Hood, descendent of Sarah Frances Brooks and A.J Wise: "Collis Ray Wise, known to his grandchildren as 'Papa Wise' was a long-time member and leader in Victoria Baptist Church (known for many years as Bethlehem Baptist Church) of Coffee County. He served many positions in the church, Deacon being one of them. He was a Mason. He and his wife Nellie enjoyed attending and participating in Sacred Harp singing. "For most of his life he was a farmer. He and Nellie raised their eight children on the farm. He was also employed by the US Department of Agriculture, ASCS. He was also a Justice of the Peace for the Victoria Community. He died at the age of 83." More About COLLIS RAY WISE: Burial: February 02, 1980, Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL More About NELLIE BLYE BROOKS: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Children are listed above under (43) Nellie Blye Brooks. 55. CLARA DELONA5 WISE (JESSE VIRGIL4, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born January 02, 1898 in Coffee Co, AL, and died February 09, 1915 in Coffee Co, AL. She married LOUIS JACKSON DISMUKES January 12, 1914 in Coffee Co, AL. More About CLARA DELONA WISE: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Child of CLARA WISE and LOUIS DISMUKES is: i. CLARENCE ANDREW6 DISMUKES, b. December 23, 1914; m. BEATRICE CALHOUNE. 56. EUGENE HILLYARD5 WISE (JESSE VIRGIL4, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born April 12, 1900 in 12 Apr 1900, and died December 18, 1984 in Elba, Coffee Co, AL. He married FLORA BELL MADDOX January 03, 1921 in Coffee Co, AL. More About EUGENE HILLYARD WISE: Burial: December 20, 1984, Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Children of EUGENE WISE and FLORA MADDOX are: i. CUPIDEAN GWYMENEZ6 WISE, b. February 17, 1921, Arcus, Coffee Co, AL; m. WILLIAM RANDOLPH CROOK, December 25, 1940, Pike Co, AL. ii. DUVALL KENNETH WISE, b. December 11, 1923, Arcus, Coffee Co, AL; m. CLARA EULENE BOUTWELL, June 02, 1949, Coffee Co, AL. iii. FONTIEL H. WISE, b. September 09, 1925, Arcus, Coffee Co, AL; m. KATHRYN BYRD, December 21, 1951, Dale Co, AL. iv. BARBARA JEAN WISE, b. September 23, 1927, Arcus, Coffee Co, AL; m. TROY PERKINS, June 07, 1946, Coffee Co, AL. 57. OUIDA LOIS5 WISE (JESSE VIRGIL4, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born January 23, 1903 in Orange Co, Texas, and died November 12, 1995 in Phenix City Nursing Home, Phenix City, AL. She married FRANK PIERCE BROOKS March 07, 1920 in Elba, Coffee Co, AL, son of ARNOLD BROOKS and CALLIE HURST. He was born April 18, 1896 in Elba, Coffee Co, AL, and died May 24, 1966 in Zephyrhills, Pasco Co, FL. More About OUIDA LOIS WISE: Burial: November 14, 1995, Lakeview Memory Gardens, Phenix City, AL Notes for FRANK PIERCE BROOKS: A farmer of the Baptist religion. Served in WW I 27 May 1918 until discharged 20 Jun 1919. Served in France. More About FRANK PIERCE BROOKS: Burial: May 28, 1966, New Oakside Cemetery, Zephyrhills, Pasco Co, FL Children are listed above under (44) Frank Pierce Brooks. 58. JAMES THOMAS5 WISE (JESSE VIRGIL4, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born July 25, 1907 in Victoria, Coffee Co, AL. He married CARRIE LEE SHEFFIELD September 07, 1927 in Early Co, GA. Child of JAMES WISE and CARRIE SHEFFIELD is: i. ELTON6 WISE. 59. LOBEL GASTON5 WISE (JESSE VIRGIL4, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born April 11, 1910 in Victoria, Coffee Co, AL, and died in Birmingham, Jefferson Co, AL. He married LOUISE MOSELEY. Child of LOBEL WISE and LOUISE MOSELEY is: i. LUCILE6 WISE. 60. HERMAN HAZEL5 WISE (JESSE VIRGIL4, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born January 26, 1915 in Victoria, Coffee Co, AL, and died July 25, 1996 in Mobile, AL. He married MARY KATE NOLIN, daughter of LYMAN NOLIN and LULA PATTERSON. More About HERMAN HAZEL WISE: Burial: Mobile Memorial Gardens, Mobile, AL Children of HERMAN WISE and MARY NOLIN are: 107 i. LAMAR6 WISE. ii. JOANN WISE, m. STANLEY VARDAS. 61. EUNICE GERTRUDE5 MARTIN (EDNA GERTRUDE4 WISE, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born May 05, 1900, and died August 31, 1983 in Webb, AL. She married LOUIS ADOLPH STONE July 24, 1926. More About EUNICE GERTRUDE MARTIN: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Children of EUNICE MARTIN and LOUIS STONE are: i. WILMA JEAN6 STONE, b. April 07, 1927; m. LEONARD EDWIN HORNSBY. ii. ROBERT EARL STONE. 62. CLORA VICTORIA5 MARTIN (EDNA GERTRUDE4 WISE, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born January 16, 1901. She married EURELL STEVENS February 16, 1930, son of J. STEVENS and MATTIE FOLSOM. Children of CLORA MARTIN and EURELL STEVENS are: i. MYRLENE6 STEVENS, b. February 12, 1933; m. ACIE WAYLON HORNSBY, February 18, 1949. ii. GLENDA DALE STEVENS, b. February 28, 1942; m. MICHAEL ASTOR DAVIS, February 13, 1965. 63. DIXIE MAE5 MARTIN (EDNA GERTRUDE4 WISE, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born November 24, 1904, and died May 22, 1991 in Coffee Co, AL. She married GARDNER MADDOX August 23, 1925. More About DIXIE MAE MARTIN: Burial: Victoria Baptist Cemetery, Coffee Co, AL Children of DIXIE MARTIN and GARDNER MADDOX are: i. DOROTHY GWENDOLYN6 MADDOX. ii. JACK CORNELIUS MADDOX. iii. NED HARLAN MADDOX. 64. ROSA BELLE5 MARTIN (EDNA GERTRUDE4 WISE, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born October 28, 1907. She married JULIUS LEE ALLEN, son of MONROE ALLEN and KATIE RACHELS. Notes for ROSA BELLE MARTIN: Named "Ruby" on 1910 census, age 3 years Children of ROSA MARTIN and JULIUS ALLEN are: i. MYRA NELL6 ALLEN, b. April 11, 1929; m. LLOYD T. WILLIAMS. ii. EDNA EARL ALLEN, b. February 27, 1931; m. CHARLES R. LOGAN. 65. WILLIAM TAFT5 MARTIN (EDNA GERTRUDE4 WISE, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born June 28, 1911. He married MAMIE LASSITTER. Children of WILLIAM MARTIN and MAMIE LASSITTER are: i. FAYE ELLEN6 MARTIN, b. September 16, 1936; m. (1) PHILLIP DUFFELL; m. (2) HENRY LEO GOREE, September 01, 1974. ii. PATSY MARTIN, b. March 23, 1942; m. JESSIE GRADDICK, September 1965. 66. HENRY ERVIN5 MARTIN (EDNA GERTRUDE4 WISE, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born May 01, 1914, and died September 08, 1981 in Fort Worth, TX. He married ANNIE PEARL STRICKLAND. Children of HENRY MARTIN and ANNIE STRICKLAND are: i. JOSEPH HENRY6 MARTIN. ii. PEGGY ANN MARTIN. 67. MAE VONCILE5 WISE (MIDDLETON MACON4, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born November 15, 1905 in Choice, TX. She married (1) GOSSETT FALLIS Abt. 1926. She married (2) JOHN PRESTON BROOKS Abt. 1932. Child of MAE WISE and GOSSETT FALLIS is: i. RICHARD KELL6 FALLIS, b. November 15, 1927, Kaufman Co, TX; d. August 07, 1928, Kaufman Co, TX. Child of MAE WISE and JOHN BROOKS is: ii. JOHN ROBERT6 BROOKS, b. October 09, 1933, Dallas, TX; m. BERTA CREWS, 1955. 68. ROY MACON5 WISE (MIDDLETON MACON4, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born July 29, 1914 in Elba, Coffee Co, AL, and died May 03, 1964 in Lufkin, TX. He married JIMMY CAROLYN DIXON 1945. More About ROY MACON WISE: Burial: Gann Cemetery, Pollok, TX Cause of Death: Lung Cancer Children of ROY WISE and JIMMY DIXON are: i. ROY MACON6 WISE II, b. January 14, 1947; m. TERRI LAWRENCE. ii. DEBRA KAY WISE, b. May 06, 1953; m. RONNIE SMITH. 69. DOROTHY MARY5 WISE (MIDDLETON MACON4, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born January 17, 1918 in Elba, Coffee Co, AL. She married JAMES FIELDING YOUNG September 11, 1936. Children of DOROTHY WISE and JAMES YOUNG are: i. BILLY GEROLD6 YOUNG, b. July 16, 1937; m. (1) PATSY ROBERTSON; m. (2) MATILDA REILEY. ii. BETTY JEAN YOUNG, b. November 28, 1938; m. DAN JONES. iii. JAMES CLEMENT YOUNG, b. January 17, 1941; m. VERNA DEAN BROWN, August 20, 1965. iv. BARBARA ANN YOUNG, b. February 06, 1943; m. WESLEY CLIFTON ALLEN, December 21, 1966. 70. ANNA MARGARET5 WISE (MIDDLETON MACON4, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born December 12, 1919 in Enterprise, Coffee Co, AL. She married EDWIN THOMAS ARNOLD February 13, 1943. Children of ANNA WISE and EDWIN ARNOLD are: i. WALTER V.6 ARNOLD, b. August 17, 1947; m. KATHY ARNDT. ii. EDWIN THOMAS ARNOLD II, b. May 16, 1953. iii. BRUCE ROBERT ARNOLD, b. August 09, 1954; m. KATHY LARKIN. 71. ROBERT EDWARD5 WISE (MIDDLETON MACON4, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born February 16, 1922 in Kaufman Co, TX. He married RUTH IRIS PEARSON April 18, 1942. Children of ROBERT WISE and RUTH PEARSON are: i. ROBERT EDWARD6 PEARSON, b. February 18, 1950. ii. JOHN ROGER PEARSON, b. December 20, 1953. 72. NELL ROWE5 WISE (MIDDLETON MACON4, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born December 26, 1925 in Kaufman Co, TX. She married JAMES NELSON LOWRY November 03, 1944. Children of NELL WISE and JAMES LOWRY are: i. TERRY NELL6 LOWRY, b. October 09, 1948; m. (1) JERRY BENNETT; m. (2) CHARLES PRUITT. ii. JAMES NELSON LOWRY II, b. September 10, 1955; d. 1978. iii. MILLIE ANN LOWRY, b. March 09, 1959; m. (1) NORMAN OLIVER; m. (2) GARY TULLOS; m. (3) JOHN REEVES. 73. JOHN JACKSON5 WISE (HOMER ALLEN4, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born November 1905. Child of JOHN JACKSON WISE is: i. JAMES D.6 WISE. 74. MILDRED5 VAUGHN (CLEONE4 WISE, SARAH FRANCES3 BROOKS, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) She married DAN CARROLL. Child of MILDRED VAUGHN and DAN CARROLL is: i. DIANNE6 CARROLL. 75. MERTICE5 BROOKS (PAUL MIDDLETON4, ADONIRAM JUDSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born April 17, 1907 in AL, and died June 1985 in Geneva, Geneva Co, AL. She married WILLIAM BURCH June 19, 1926. More About MERTICE BROOKS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL More About WILLIAM BURCH: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL Children of MERTICE BROOKS and WILLIAM BURCH are: i. LUCILLE6 BURCH. ii. ADOLPH BURCH. iii. MARGARET BURCH. 76. DORA5 BROOKS (PAUL MIDDLETON4, ADONIRAM JUDSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born October 18, 1913, and died February 1987 in Geneva, Geneva Co, AL. She married GEORGE A. CHRYSLER. He was born January 25, 1916 in New York, and died May 1983 in Geneva, Geneva Co, AL. Children of DORA BROOKS and GEORGE CHRYSLER are: 108 i. JULIA ANN6 BROOKS, b. December 06, 1929, Mobile, AL. 109 ii. FRANKLIN DAVID BROOKS, b. November 26, 1932, Black, Geneva Co, AL. 77. EVIE INEZ5 BROOKS (HARLAN CLAUDIUS4, ADONIRAM JUDSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born October 08, 1903 in Geneva Co, AL, and died July 23, 1983 in Houston Co, AL. She married SAMUEL QUENTIN JONES July 01, 1923 in Black, Geneva Co., AL, son of ROBERT JONES and SUSAN BURCH. He was born July 11, 1904 in Geneva Co, AL, and died November 16, 1983 in Houston Co, AL. Photo of
Evie Inez Brooks
More About EVIE INEZ BROOKS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL Medical Information: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Brain tumor - suffered heart attack/stroke during surgery to remove tumor Notes for SAMUEL QUENTIN JONES: Notes by Susan Jones Hoover, descendent of Adoniram Judson Brooks: Before marriage, Sam Jones worked for Dr. Bernard Bridges clearing brush from around base of pine trees on his property. He also worked in a sawmill in Geneva, AL on a log train as a fire man. Sam Jones and half-brother Early Clark farmed large acreage of land owned by Dan Chapman. Then Sam farmed land south of Black, AL in Holmes Co, FL for Dr. Bernard & Mrs. Mattie Bridges. Suffered heart attack in 1963 (age 59). Sam Jones was a Mason. More About SAMUEL QUENTIN JONES: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL Cause of Death: Lung Cancer Medical Information: Heart disease, lung cancer Children of EVIE BROOKS and SAMUEL JONES are: Photo of
children of Evie Brooks and Samuel Jones
i. PRENNIS WILSON6 JONES, b. March 23, 1924, Geneva, Geneva Co, AL; d. March 28, 1925. More About PRENNIS WILSON JONES: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL ii. BOBBY C. JONES, b. October 14, 1925, Jackson Square, Geneva, Geneva Co, AL; d. March 31, 1982, Panama City, Bay Co, FL; m. (1) CHRISTINE ADAMS (also known as Crick); m. (2) JUANITA SASNET; m. (3) DONNA UNKNOWN. Photo of
Bobby C Jones
Notes for BOBBY C. JONES: Notes provided by Mikey C. Jones, descendent of Adoniram Judson Brooks (recorded by niece Susan Jones Hoover): Musician - played mandolin and guitar. Had his own radio show in Dothan, Alabama. Served in the Navy for two years and five months. September 1960 - went to live with brother Mikey and his family in Dalton, Georgia, then on to Macon, Georgia, Baltimore, Maryland, and Salem, Virginia. Part of the time he had his own apartment. In 1966 and 1967, Mikey & Bobby were asked to be Guest Hosts of "Glynn's Hymn Time" on WBLU in Salem, VA. (Tom T. Hall was working at WBLU during this time also.) They also recorded some songs while doing Mikey's church program on WKBA in Roanoke, VA. Spring 1971 - Bobby moved back to his mother and father's home, then moved to Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. Summer 1972 - Bobby moved to Panama City, Florida where he lived until his death, March 31, 1982, between 6:30 and 7:00 am (alone) at Bay Memorial Hospital, in Panama City, Bay County, Florida. More About BOBBY C. JONES: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL 110 iii. ORBAN E. JONES, b. April 26, 1927, Holmes County, FL. 111 iv. CULLY HURSEL JONES, b. May 10, 1929, Holmes County, FL. 112 v. ROBERT FULTON JONES, b. January 06, 1931, Holmes County, FL. 113 vi. REVEREND MIKEY CEYLON JONES, b. September 10, 1933, Holmes County, FL. 114 vii. NADINE JONES, b. January 26, 1935, Holmes County, FL. 115 viii. WILLO JEAN JONES, b. August 02, 1936, Holmes County, FL. Photo of
Willo Jean Jones
116 ix. JAKE JONES, b. January 29, 1939, Holmes County, FL; d. November 25, 1985, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. Photo of
Jake Jones
x. JACKIE JONES, b. January 29, 1939, Holmes County, FL. Notes for JACKIE JONES: Name written in family bible as Jacky Jones; however on birth certificate it is spelled Jackie. After parents passed away, Jackie went to live in Panama City, FL. She then moved in April of 1988 to live with her oldest sister Nadine in Phenix City, AL. She moved to Canterbury Health Facility in Phenix City in October 2000. More About JACKIE JONES: Medical Information: Epilepsy 117 xi. LUCY JONES, b. September 02, 1940, Holmes County, FL. 8. ALGIE HORTON5 BROOKS (HARLAN CLAUDIUS4, ADONIRAM JUDSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born May 12, 1906, and died June 05, 1990. He married IRENE KNIGHT, b. Aug. 8., 1919, d. Aug. 24, 1925, in child birth, wedded about 1924. Married RILLIE ADELL BRACKIN, born February 15, 1912 on Aug. 27, 1927, died December 17, 1997 in Bonifay, Holmes Co, FL. Photo of
Algie Horton Brooks family
More About ALGIE HORTON BROOKS: Burial: Bonifay, Holmes Co, FL More About RILLIE ADELL BRACKIN: Burial: Bonifay, Holmes Co, FL Child of ALGIE HORTON5 BROOKS and IRENE KNIGHT is: i. INFANT SON6 BROOKS, b. April 24, 1925, d. April 24, 1925. More about INFANT SON BROOKS: Burial Blac, Geneva Counmty, Ala. City Cemetery. Children of ALGIE BROOKS and RILLIE BRACKIN are: i. INFANT SON6 BROOKS, b. March 15, 1929; d. March 15, 1929. More About INFANT SON BROOKS: Burial: Black, Geneva Co, AL 118 ii. HAZEL MAE 6 BROOKS, B. Feb 2, 1931. 119 iii. LUTHER RAY6 BROOKS, b. June 5, 1932. 120 iv. VONZIE FAY6 BROOKS, b. Sept. 29, 1933. 121 v. BOBBYE JEAN6 BROOKS, b. Feb 14, 1937. 122 vi. JAMES RONNIE6 BROOKS, b. July 14, 1939. 123 vii. SHIRLEY ANN6 BROOKS, b. Feb 21, 1941. 124 viii. ALVIN ROYCE6 BROOKS, b. May 5, 1944. 125 ix. MARY ANN6 BROOKS b. Aug. 20, 1945. 126 x. ROGER HORTON6 BROOKS, b. June 18, 1947. 127 xi. SAMUEL RICHARD6 BROOKS, b. Feb. 4. 1949 More about Algie Horton, as related by his son, Ray: Daddy and Mama moved from area of Black, Al. to Bonifay, Fl. about year 1934, to a house on Banfield Ave., and Daddy worked for his brother-in-law, John M. Bush driving a gas truck delivering Sinclair gasoline and oil to service stations, farmers and saw mills, etc. Within two or three years Daddy and Mama moved to a house on Sand Path Road, the place known in later years as "Ox Long Place". They moved from there to first house they owned in Bonifay, that was located at site of Jerkin's Building Supply Co. door and dry-wall warehouse. In this time frame, about time of beginning of World War II, Wainwright Shipyard in Panama City, Fl. opened for purpose of building "liberty ships" for use in transporting war materials to theAmerican troops on the various battle fronts, and, by lure of the big money that was available, Daddy left the Gas truck occupation for the ship building industry., commuting between Bonifay and Panama City, first with another vehicle owner, and then he purchased a 1939 Chevrolet Station Wagon, and along with his work, made extra income by charging other shipyard employees from Bonifay to ride on his vehicle. At end of the war, when Wainwright Shipyard was closed down, Daddy returned to employment in Bonifay at Bonifay Heading Company, which was located adjacent to our residence. While working there, operating a "jointer machine", used in the barrel-head manufacturer process, he lost part of four of his fingers on left hand in an accident. Shortly after the accident, he returned to employment with John M. Bush driving the Gas truck. In course of time, John M. changed over to being agent for Texaco products, and a little later, sold his business to Grady Rich, and Grady in turn sold to Ed Woods, who was from Chipley, and daddy continued for a time in employment of each of these people. He went from that job into job at Bush Appliance and Hardware Co., also owned by John M. Bush, and from that job back to driving a Gas Truck, working for Curt Miller, Jr., first in an independent brank, then into Exxon distributorship. Daddy suffered, in his latter years, from "mental dementia", and died from a massive heart attack at age 85. 79. REUBIN MACK5 BROOKS (HARLAN CLAUDIUS4, ADONIRAM JUDSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born August 12, 1906, and died June 25, 1978. He married CLEA PHILLIPS, daughter o f KINNEY PHILLIPS. She was born April 20, 1913, and died January 22, 1990. More About REUBIN MACK BROOKS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL More About CLEA PHILLIPS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL Children of REUBIN BROOKS and CLEA PHILLIPS are: i. BABY6 BROOKS, b. February 1934; d. February 1934. More About BABY BROOKS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL ii. STIRLING LAFAYETTE BROOKS, b. May 20, 1931; d. January 26, 1984. More About STIRLING LAFAYETTE BROOKS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL 128 iii. ATHELONE BROOKS. 129 iv. BLONDELL BROOKS. 130 v. JOANN BROOKS, b. July 24, 1941. 80. ANNA VERDELL5 BROOKS (HARLAN CLAUDIUS4, ADONIRAM JUDSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born December 24, 1909, and died June 09, 1991. She married (1) JESSIE WILBURN. She married (2) ROBERT FULTON JOHNSTON. More About ANNA VERDELL BROOKS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL Children of ANNA VERDELL5 BROOKS and JESSIE WILBURN are: i. HAYWOOD6 LEWIS, JR, b. February 07, 1933; d. May 09, 1936. More About HAYWOOD LEWIS, JR: Burial: Black, Geneva Co, AL 131 ii. FRANCES FAROLENE6 LEWIS, b. July 23, 1935. 132 iii. LUCY CHRISTINE 6 LEWIS, b. March 18, 1938. 133 iv. JANICE CATHERINE 6 LEWIS, b. August 09, 1940. 134 v. WILLIAM HENRY 6 LEWIS, b. June 16, 1942. 135. vi. HARLAN CLAUDE6 LEWIS, b. Oct. 24, 1944. Child of ANNA VERDELL5 BROOKS and ROBERT FULTON JOHNTSON, is: 136 i. ANNA VIRGINIA6 JOHNSTON, b. June 29, 1948. 81. DOLLIE MAE5 BROOKS (HARLAN CLAUDIUS4, ADONIRAM JUDSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born October 04, 1911, and died 1968. She married JUDE LEWIS. Child of DOLLIE BROOKS and JUDE LEWIS is: i. MARLIN6 LEWIS. Notes for MARLIN LEWIS: Marlin was killed in an automobile accident not far from home abt. age 18 - a few days after he graduated from high school. More About MARLIN LEWIS: Cause of Death: Automobile Accident 82. VICTOR5 BROOKS (HARLAN CLAUDIUS4, ADONIRAM JUDSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born August 02, 1914, and died 1971. He married LUCILLE BROWN October 19, 1933. She died May 30, 1994. More About VICTOR BROOKS: Burial: Beal Parkway Cemetery, Ft. Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co, FL More About LUCILLE BROWN: Burial: Beal Parkway Cemetery, Ft. Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co, FL Children of VICTOR BROOKS and LUCILLE BROWN are: 137 i. GWENDOLYN6 BROOKS, b. February 14, 1935. 138 ii. HARROLL C. BROOKS, b. September 24, 1936. 139 iii. ANTONETTE BROOKS, b. 1942; d. 1983. 83. ABBIE L.5 BROOKS (JACKSON WASHINGTON4, ADONIRAM JUDSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born March 07, 1911 in Black, Geneva Co, AL, and died December 18, 2001 in Dothan, Houston Co, AL. She married (1) OVIN HATHAWAY. She married (2) ELMER VANLANDINGHAM. He was born September 07, 1904, and died April 28, 1990. More About ABBIE L. BROOKS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL More About ELMER VANLANDINGHAM: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL Children of ABBIE BROOKS and OVIN HATHAWAY are: i. PAUL6 HATHAWAY. ii. WILEY HATHAWAY. iii. DON HATHAWAY. iv. GERALD HATHAWAY. v. OPAL HATHAWAY, m. UNKNOWN BRADLEY. vi. JULIET HATHAWAY, m. UNKNOWN HOLLEY. vii. JOAN HATHAWAY, m. UNKNOWN BRADSHAW. viii. JOYCE HATHAWAY, m. UNKNOWN JOYNER. 84. WARREN HILTON5 BROOKS (JOHN HORTON4, ADONIRAM JUDSON3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born October 12, 1921, and died April 22, 1998. He married RACHAEL FRANCES SPIKES. She was born June 05, 1923, and died February 18, 1994. Notes for WARREN HILTON BROOKS: U.S. Army, WWII More About WARREN HILTON BROOKS: Burial: Black, Geneva Co, AL Military service: U.S. Army, WWII Occupation: US Methodist Clergy More About RACHAEL FRANCES SPIKES: Burial: Black, Geneva Co, AL Child of WARREN BROOKS and RACHAEL SPIKES is: i. MICHAEL HILTON6 BROOKS, b. February 04, 1945; d. October 09, 1995. Notes for MICHAEL HILTON BROOKS: U.S.A.F. - Vietnam More About MICHAEL HILTON BROOKS: Burial: Black Cemetery, Black, Geneva Co, AL Military service: U.S. Air Force, Vietnam 85. CLARENCE ROSCOE5 BROOKS (JOHN ZADOK4, SUSAN REBEKAH3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born December 20, 1907 in Victoria, Coffee Co, AL, and died October 31, 1949 in Norfolk, VA. He married (1) ANNIE LAURA ARCHER Abt. 1928 in Georgia. She was born January 05, 1908 in Georgia, and died Bet. 1985 - 1990 in Long Beach, CA. He married (2) ALONA VANDIVER Abt. 1931 in Alabama. She died Bet. 1999 - 2000. He married (3) ELIZABETH MARIE TAYLOR Abt. 1944. He married (4) MILDRED EDITH LILLY Abt. 1946 in Norfolk, VA. She was born Abt. 1925 in North Carolina, and died Abt. 1957 in Churchill, Norfolk Co, VA. Photo of
Clarence Roscoe Brooks
Notes for CLARENCE ROSCOE BROOKS: Excerpts from the autobiography titled "Mom's Ramblings" by Bonnie Brooks Hartman, descendent of Susan Rebecca Brooks (recorded by son, John F. Hartman): "Roscoe learned to operate a crane right there (Thomaston, GA) and that was his main line of work all his life. He was the first person to operate the big old hammer-head crane in the Norfolk Naval Shop Yard in Portsmouth. He really was an expert on that crane. That was during WW II." More About CLARENCE ROSCOE BROOKS: Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Norfolk, VA Notes for MILDRED EDITH LILLY: Edith drawned in a boating accident in Elizabeth River, Churchill, Norfolk Co, VA about 1957 or 1958. More About MILDRED EDITH LILLY: Cause of Death: Drowning Child of CLARENCE BROOKS and ANNIE ARCHER is: 140 i. BETTY JEAN6 BROOKS, b. October 27, 1929, Thomaston, Upson Co, GA; d. May 24, 2000, Norfolk, VA. Child of CLARENCE BROOKS and ALONA VANDIVER is: 141 ii. JOHN WILLIAM6 BROOKS, b. November 26, 1931, Russellville, AL; d. October 21, 1977. Child of CLARENCE BROOKS and ELIZABETH TAYLOR is: 142 iii. GWENDOLYN JOYCE6 BROOKS, b. June 25, 1945, Norfolk, VA. Child of CLARENCE BROOKS and MILDRED LILLY is: iv. BRENDA6 BROOKS, b. Abt. 1947. Notes for BRENDA BROOKS: After her mother died, Brenda was fostered at an orphanage in or near Jarret, Sussex Co, VA 86. BONNIE THELMA5 BROOKS (JOHN ZADOK4, SUSAN REBEKAH3, MIDDLETON2, JONATHAN1) was born October 14, 1910 in Victoria, Coffee Co, AL, and died August 19, 1988 in Chesapeake, VA. She married FRANK FAYETTE HARTMAN July 29, 1934 in Chesapeake Beach, Princess Anne Co, VA, son of FRANK HARTMAN and ELIZABETH LOUIS. He was born March 10, 1904 in Broad Creek, Princess Anne Co, VA, and died May 08, 1982 in Chesapeake, VA. Notes for BONNIE THELMA BROOKS: Excerpts from the autobiography titled "Mom's Ramblings" by Bonnie Brooks Hartman, descendent of Susan Rebecca Brooks (recorded by son, John F. Hartman): "I was born on October 14, 1910 in Victoria, a tiny little place in Alabama, between Troy and Elba. Everyone called the place "Smut Eye" (see note below) affectionately. I can remember only about seven or eight houses, two stores, and a Post Office. My grandmother, Susie Ma, was the Post Mistress, and my dad (her son) was the mail carrier. He delivered mail in a buggy. His very spirited horse was named Lita." Mildred Head of Victoria tells the following history of Victoria (Oct. 29, 2000) - re: 1854 Gazetteer of the United States: by Thomas Baldwin and J. Thomas, M.D.: "The present town of Victoria was originally named "Smut Eye" because the loggers, farmers and other rowdies would gather at the local bar and get drunk. The bar owner would run them out and they would gather in the road outside and build fires to keep warm. The smoke would be so thick it would irritate the eyes. Hence the name of 'Smut Eye'. "A school teacher named Victoria (last name unknown) came to town, sometime after 1854, and decided to change the name to something more dignified. Not surprisingly, she named it Victoria. The name stuck." More About BONNIE THELMA BROOKS: Cause of Death: Congestive Hearth Failure Cremation: August 25, 1988, Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA More About FRANK FAYETTE HARTMAN: Cause of Death: Emphysema, Lung Cancer Census: 1920, Dist. 195, Princess Anne Co. - living with parents Cremation: May 15, 1982, Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA Military service: Bet. 1924-1927, Ft. Clayton, Panama Canal Zone Occupation: Laborer/Mechanic/Leadman, US Civil Service Children of BONNIE BROOKS and FRANK HARTMAN are: 143 i. JOHN FRANK6 HARTMAN, b. March 23, 1936, Broad Creek, Princess Anne Co, VA. ii. CARL JOSEPH HARTMAN, b. September 25, 1938, Norfolk, VA; d. July 21, 1940, Norfolk, VA. 144 iii. CAROLYN ELIZABETH HARTMAN, b. June 06, 1942, St. Vincent Depaul Hospital, Norfolk, VA; d. November 14, 1982, Houston, TX. 145 iv. FRANCIS ZADOK HARTMAN, b. July 05, 1952, Leigh Memorial Hospital, Norfolk, VA; d. May 23, 1989, Chesapeake Memorial Hospital, Chesapeake, VA.

 


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