Temperance Brooks

Female9 November 1804–20 January 1872

Brief Life History of Temperance

When Temperance Brooks was born on 9 November 1804, in Wilkes, Georgia, United States, her father, Micajah McGreggor Brooks, was 42 and her mother, Mary Hunter, was 43. She married Burrell Peebles Key on 12 November 1821, in Jasper, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in District 905, Jasper, Georgia, United States in 1870. She died on 20 January 1872, in Jasper, Georgia, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Hillsboro, Jasper, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Burrell Peebles Key
Temperance Brooks
Marriage: 12 November 1821
Amanda Watts Key
Thomas W Key
Catherine Key
Mary Hunter Key
Major John Calhoun Key
Burrell Peebles Key Jr
William Hays Key
Thomas Freeman Key
Micajah Brooks Key
Jane Zelemer Key
Judith Watts Key
Caleb W Key
Marquis De Lafayette Key
Sarah Catherine Key

Sources (10)

  • Temperance Key in household of Burrel P Key, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Tempey Brooks, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Temperance Brooks Key, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 November 1821Jasper, Georgia, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1807: Randolph, Georgia, United States *1812: Jasper, Georgia, United States. [*Renamed from Randolph in 1812]


    Age 4

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 21

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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