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Coal, a lace handkerchief, and Esther Lawson's amethyst necklace.
Coal, a lace handkerchief, and Esther Lawson's amethyst necklace.
Coal, a lace handkerchief, and Esther Lawson's amethyst necklace.

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Brooks Family Research Library The Legacy Project.
The Hazel Brooks Corder Collection
A collection of original documents and research pertaining to the Brooks family of Cocke County, Tennessee and their ancestors and descendants.


NEW! R1a Brooks Family Research Blog
Blogger Keep up with what's new on this blog of my research on the family history and genealogy of the Brooks family of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. DNA testing of this family line shows an R1a Y-DNA signature and appears to link back to Matthew W. Brooks b. 1711 in Virginia and his wife, Elizabeth Warren.


Yahoo Groups

Brooks R1a DNA Working Group
9/6/2006 Announcing the formation of working group "NC/SC/TN Brooks Family R1a DNA" at Yahoo.com
If you are a descendant of William Brooks, born ca. 1781 in NC, and you can trace your Brooks or related ancestry back to NC, colonial VA, the upper districts of South Carolina, eastern Tennessee (French Broad River area), or Wise County Virginia, then we want to hear from you! Read more about the new Yahoo working group and requirements for participation...

I am also looking for descendants of Warren Brooks Sr., nine of whose children pioneered west from Tennessee in the late 1800's.


Brooks Links
The Brooks Family Forum on Genealogy.com
Postings by Brooks researchers all over the U.S.; includes multiple unrelated Brooks lines and some references to our Cocke County Brooks family.

The Brooks Y-DNA Project Results on FamilyTreeDNA.com
Y-DNA test results of all of Brooks Family Project participants to date.

Cocke County, Tennessee Resources
A variety of family history and genealogical resources related to Cocke County, TN, including postings and queries by those working on the Brooks family.

Pitcher belonged to Ibbia Kennedy Brooks.
A small serving pitcher which belonged to Ibbie Kennedy Brooks.

 


Hazel Brooks.
Hazel Brooks.
Hazel Brooks.
Claude Brooks and Esther Lawson. Claude Brooks. Esther Brooks.

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Hazel Brooks 's Parents...

Claude Thurston Brooks
Esther Lawson

A few Surnames in this Section:
Adams, Athy/Athey, Baker, Bond, Boulware, Branson, Brooks, Corder, Davis, Duncan, Floyd, Gobble/Gabel, Green, Haldane, Harmon, Hodges, Horne, Howerton, Huff, Hutchinson, Innes, Kennedy, Lauder, Lawson, Linder, Locker/Lockyear, Logan, McConnell, Newberry, Newland, O'Neal, Osborne, Pearsall, Powers, Raleigh, Shepard, Snaveley/Schneibley, Stallard, Stokely/Stokeley, Stone, Talbert/Talbot, Turnour, Whittaker, Wilcoxon, Williams.

Visit the Surname Index for a complete listing of names on my genealogy website and links to these family group sheets.

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Header: Coal; a lace handkerchief; Esther Lawson's amethyst necklace; antique map of Ireland; picture of railroad workers building a trestle; Del Rio, TN.

Sidebar: Hazel Lou Brooks; Claude Brooks; Esther Lawson.



Ancestors of Distinction.

  • William Lawson, Scottish Rebel, transported to America after the Battle of Culloden.
  • Jehu Stokely , impressed into the English navy, Revolutionary War veteran, patriarch of the east Tennessee Stokelys.
  • Henry Adams, early settler of Braintree, Massachusetts, and patriarch of the John Adams family.
  • Edward Corder, Sr., English convict transportee who later accompanied George Washington in his early career as a surveyor.

Portrait Gallery. Warren Dugan Brooks, b. 1859.Ibbia Kennedy Brooks, b. 1868.Oliver Lawson and Frances Davis Lawson.Henry D. Lawson, b. 1825.Susannah Bond Lawson, b. 1831.
Robert T. Davis and Hester Ann Stallard Davis.George Bond, b. 1798.Lucy Powers Bond, b. 1810.Jeremiah Lawson, b. 1798.Catherine McConnell Lawson, b. 1798.

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Resources.

A few related resources to help you learn more about the Brooks family history:

Battle of Culloden

French Broad River birthplace of Warren D. Brooks.

Wise County, VA Genweb

Railroads in Wise County, VA

Dr. Brent Kennedy and the Melungeons


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ABOUT THIS RESEARCH
This family history is a work in progress collected and assembled by Laura Henderson. Please take a moment to read about my research to familiarize yourself with important caveats about the information contained on the site. I am continuing to research and add information on a regular basis, so check back frequently. If you can add to my information on any of the lines you find on the site, please send me an email.

In the spirit of sharing the family history, please feel free to download any photos which are attributed to my collection. If you use any of my original writing, I would appreciate a footnote or a link back to my site. If I have failed to acknowledge proprietary research, please let me know where, so that I can add footnotes or remove the material.

DEDICATIONS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
This site is dedicated first and foremost to my grandmother Hazel Brooks Corder, and to the memories of Pearl Corder, Zella Corder, and Gladys Reed Montgomery.

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