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.
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 .