Temperance Brooks

9 November 1804–20 January 1872 (Age 67)
Wilkes, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary 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
1798–1872
Temperance Brooks
1804–1872
Marriage: 12 November 1821
Amanda Watts Key
1823–1923
Thomas W Key
1828–
Catherine Key
1847–
Mary Hunter Key
1824–1862
Major John Calhoun Key
1826–1902
Burrell Peebles Key Jr
1828–1828
William Hays Key
1828–1926
Thomas Freeman Key
1830–1862
Micajah Brooks Key
1832–1914
Jane Zelemer Key
1834–1912
Judith Watts Key
1836–1914
Caleb W Key
1840–1861
Marquis De Lafayette Key
1843–
Sarah Catherine Key
1848–1915

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 November 1821Jasper, Georgia, United States
  • Children

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (18)

    +13 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1807
    Age 3
    Historical Boundaries: 1807: Randolph, Georgia, United States *1812: Jasper, Georgia, United States. [*Renamed from Randolph in 1812]
    1808
    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

    (1997: 78647;2007: 179554; 2010: 251663)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.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Brucks
    Brook
    Brookes

    Sources (10)

    • Temperance Key in household of Burrel P Key, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Tempey Brooks, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
    • Tempie Brooks in entry for Sarah C Warren, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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