Elizabeth "Eliza" Brooks

Brief Life History of Elizabeth "Eliza"

When Elizabeth "Eliza" Brooks was born in 1779, in Anson, North Carolina, United States, her father, Pvt James Brooks, was 55 and her mother, Margaret Thomason, was 35. She married Stephen Tompkins Jr about 1791, in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1872, in Cokesbury Township, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 93.

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Stephen Tompkins Jr
Elizabeth "Eliza" Brooks
Marriage: about 1791
James Stephen Tompkins
Sarah Tompkins
William Tompkins
Stephen Tompkins
Samuel Brooks Tompkins
Franklin Tompkins
Anna Tompkins
Thomas Brooks Tompkins
Mary Polly Tompkins
Maj. John Warren Tompkins
Henry Mercer Tompkins
Thomas W Tompkins

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    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    1789 · Becomes 12th State

    On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.


    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    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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