John Henry Brooks

Male28 October 1856–8 August 1934

Brief Life History of John Henry

When John Henry Brooks was born on 28 October 1856, in Jasper, Georgia, United States, his father, Russell Brooks, was 48 and his mother, Tabitha Elliott, was 24. He married Joanna B Smith on 18 March 1875, in Newton, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Georgia, United States in 1870 and District 1071, Taylor, Georgia, United States in 1920. He died on 8 August 1934, in Coweta, Georgia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Jenkinsburg, Butts, Georgia, United States.

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John Henry Brooks
Susan Catherine "Kitty" McLeroy
Marriage: 19 December 1894
Minnie Ozella Brooks
Henry Sherwood Brooks
Arthur Brooks
Mary Brooks

Sources (19)

  • John H Brooks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John H. Brooke, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • John Henry Brooks, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    19 December 1894Butts, Georgia, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.


    Age 7

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 25

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English: usually a variant of Brook , with excrescent -s. The optional addition of -s, with no grammatical function, is usually post-medieval, but some examples of the same person's name occurring with and without -(e)s have been noted as early as the 14th century in South Lancashire. The -es in such cases probably has neither a plural nor a genitival function, and the name means ‘dweller at the brook’, not ‘dweller at the brooks’. A plural sense cannot be ruled out elsewhere, but a non-grammatical -(e)s must also be considered a strong possibility.

    Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

    Americanized form of German Brucks .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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