When Rebecca Walthall Creagh was born on 24 September 1845, in Marengo, Alabama, United States, her father, Memorable Walker Creagh, was 28 and her mother, Willey Harris Burton, was 18. She married William Ross Brooks on 14 April 1868, in Marengo, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in United States in 1900 and Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States in 1920. She died on 26 January 1921, in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States.
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Craobhach, Ó Craobhaigh ‘descendant of Craobhach’, a byname meaning ‘curly(-headed)’ or ‘prolific’ (from craobh ‘branch, bough’); see Cray 1. This is an epithet of the O'Neills of Clare, one of whose ancestors is said to have carried a green branch into battle.
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