Cyrene Mary Brooks

31 January 1834–
Bethel, Morgan, Illinois, United States

The Life of Cyrene Mary

When Cyrene Mary Brooks was born on 31 January 1834, in Bethel, Morgan, Illinois, United States, her father, Benjamin H. Brooks, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Henton, was 22. She married Francis W. Lindsay on 22 September 1853. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Francis W. Lindsay
1824–1905
Cyrene Mary Brooks
1834–
Marriage: 22 September 1853
Frank Brooks Lindsey
1854–1873
Mary L. Lindsey
1857–1945
Fred B. Lindsley
1864–1898
Charles B. Lindsey
1870–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 September 1853
children

(4)

    Frank Brooks Lindsey

    Male1854–1873Male

    Female1857–1945Female

    Fred B. Lindsley

    Male1864–1898Male

    Charles B. Lindsey

    Male1870–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 5

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1865

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the possessive case of Brook (i.e. ‘of the brook’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.3 Americanized spelling of German Brucks .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Serena Brooks in entry for Mary Lindsey Reyburn, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Database: FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org)
  • Website: The Tallman Family

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