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Jacob Brooks

1760 or 1766 to Nov. 1822





  1758-Isaac Farrow Brooks

  1764-Stephen III


  Charity (Watson)

  Sarah (Midgette & Tiner)


Jacob was born in Cape Hatteras, NC (Dare County) and died in Johnston County NC. It was a time when County borders were in transition as well.

married 1-7-1793

in Tyrell Co NC


Sarah "Sally" Warrington

deceased by 1836




 c.1794-Nicy (Midyette)

 c.1796-John William

 John S (maybe error in

will transcription)

 1798-Benjamin Samuel

 c.1802- Charity Brooks

 1804-Joseph W


 1808-James Steven Blackman Brooks

 c.1810-Frederick Nash


  Notation by Natalie Huntley on Avery Cemetery page of Crockett County section of TNGenWeb says Charity Brooks born 1802 in Johnston Co NC, d/o Jacob Brooks and Sarah/Sally Warrington. Sarah moved to Madison Co TN in 1829 with at least 5 of her children after Jacob's death in 1823.


Frederick ended in TX


Stephen Brooks Jr


Mary Farrow

spouse's parents:

maternal grandparents:

Jacob Farrow & Amey


paternal grandparents:

Stephen Brooks & Hannah Barnes

maternal aunts & uncles:


paternal aunts & uncles:


I have these notes written down, but did not write down my source and so need to re-verify:

Stephen Brooks Sr. born 5-28-1703 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT

married 5-6-1725 in Wallingford to Hannah Barnes (born 5-31-1702 in New Haven)

christened 6-20-1725 in Chesire, New Haven

Died 5-16-1773 in Bristol CT


Stephen Brooks and Hannah Barnes had son Stephen Brooks Jr. born 4-15-1728 in Wallingford

Christened June 1728 Congregational, Chesire CT

married 11-5-1749 Farmington CT to Mary Farrow d/o Jacob Farrow & Annie Elizabeth

Mary born 1730 Hyde Co NC died 1795 Hyde Co

Stephen & Mary buried Lightwood Creen March Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Hyde Co NC


Stephen Jr. & Annie Elizabeth had son Jacob Brooks born 1766 Cape Hatteras NC

married 1-7-1793 Tyrell Co NC to Sarah Warrington d/o John Warrington

Jacob died Nov. 1822 Johnston Co NC


Jacob Brooks and Sarah Warrington had daughter Charity Brooks in 1802



North Carolina Marriage Bonds, Tyrell County

Groom: Jacob Brooks

Bride: Salley Warrington

bond date 1-7-1793

Bondsman (transcribed by another) Coln John Warri

Witness: H. Spruill


1800 census, Johnston Co NC (p17 of 32 page on ancestry.com)

Jacob Brooks

2 males under 10

one male 26 - 44 (Jacob)

2 females under 10

one female 10-15 (probably Charity)

one female 26-44 (Sarah)

2 slaves


1810 census, Johnston Co NC 1st page & neighbor to Simon Averytt

2 males under 10

2 males 10-15

1 male 26-44 (Jacob)

2 girls under 10 (Nicy & Charity)

1 female 16-25 (Sarah)

3 slaves

(same page holds neighbor Simon Averytt and after three Lockhard families, Jacob's sister Sally Midgett-Tiner)

1813 Johnston Co. Court Minutes: Josiah Middyatt, an orphan of Sarah Tyner be bound an apprentice to Jacob Brooks until he arrives to the age of 21, he now being about 11 years old, to be taught the business of carpentering. (NOTE: Johnston Co marriage records show Sarah Midyett marrying Jesse Tiner in 1813, so Josiah is likely Jacob's nephew).

1820 census, Johnston Co NC (p 38 of 55 on ancestry.com)

Jacob Brooks 5th from bottom of page

4 males under 10

1 male 16-26

1 male above 45 (Jacob)

1 female 16-25 (probably Charity, where is Nicy?)

1 female above 45 (Sarah)

slaves:11 slaves, can't quite mesh up the columns

1820 census, Johnston Co NC (p 38 of 55 on ancestry.com)

Jacob Brooks 5th from bottom of page

4 males under 10

1 male 16-26

1 male above 45

1 female 16-25

1 female above 45

slaves:11 slaves, can't quite mesh up the columns


1821 Johnston Co NC marriage records show Nicy Brooks wed Micajah Midyett (I believe Jacob Brooks' sister Sarah had a son named Micajah Midyett)


1822 NC Will Abstracts Vol 1 1746-1825 p. 59 #450 Johnston County, NC

Jacob Brooks, 20-25-1822, probated Nov. 1822

Wife: Sarah, tract of land adjoining Reuben Sanders and Rocky Branch during life, then to youngest son, Frederick Nash Brooks; 2 negroes Ned and Sala.

Son: John S. owes estate and shall repay to share in it.

Son: Benjamin, 400 acres of land adjoining Elam Lockharts line

Daughter: Charity, bed and furniture, negro Salvy

Sons: John William Brooks, Stephen Blockman Brooks & Simon Brooks--remaining land to be divided between these three sons.

Sons: Joseph W. Brooks & James Brooks, $60 for schooling

Two youngest sons to be bound to Micajah Midyette* & Benjamin Brooks.

Executors: Allen S. Ballenger, Micajah Midyette (son-in-law)

Witnesses: Reden Sauls, A.D. Averet

Codicil Nov. 19, 1822: If daughter Charity Brooks marry Bolling Green Averet--1 tract of land joining B.G. Averet, to her. Witnesses: Reden Saul and B.G. Averet

1822: North Carolina marriage records, Johnston Co, Boling G Avera wed Charity Brooks 12-21-1822

Deed Books 1-9 Madison Co. TN Deed Book 4 1822-1845, 93.
JO W. BROOKS, F. N. BROOKS (Frederick Nash probably), by Jo W. Brooks, guardian; MICAJAH MIDYETT and HENRY H. HORN, Madison Co., Tenn. gave POA to Benj. S. Brooks to transact business for them in Tennessee and North Carolina "to wind up & settle the estate of Jacob Brooks & to dispose of the property left to Sally Brooks, wife of said Joseph (transcriber error? Should be Jacob?) Brooks, dec. during her natural life & at her death to /be/ equally divided /among/ above named heirs and legatees of said Jacob, decd. " Oct. 24, 1836. Reg Aug. 24, 1836. Wits Sugars McLemore, John McClellan.