I would appreciate research assistance for GRIFFIN Â– BROOKS (and any other related family surname groups) associated with Ashley County, AR by providing additional persons, missing data and any other pertinent information associated with the following baseline genealogy I have gathered thus far (see also related postings for Â“GriffinÂ” at this site and other genealogy forums).
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JOHN BROOKS: b. 12/27/1796 in NC, d. in Ashley Co, AR.
Spouse: ELIZABETH SANDERS: b. abt. 1819-1927 (in MS?); d/o KEIGHTLY (sp?) SANDERS.
Both buried: Old Texas Cem., Ashley Co, AR.
Ancestors of John: ???
Ancestors of Elizabeth: ???
Children of JOHN and ELIZABETH:
> RICHARD LORENZA BROOKS: b. 1849 in AR; d. abt. 6/1877, Buda, Milam Co, TX.
Buried: Live Oak Cem., Buda, Milam Co, TX.
Spouse: ANNIE NOBLES (m. in Ashley Co., AR): b. 7/27/1853; d. 3/16/1911 in Ashley Co, AR. Buried: Mt. Pleasant Cem., Ashley Co, AR.
Note: Annie migrated back to Ashley Co from Buda, TX with children soon after RichardÂ’s death, assisted by her brother Archibald Nobles.
Children of Richard/Annie: see below.
> JOHN BROOKS: b. ???, in MS (or NC?); d. ???
Note: Age reported in 1850 census (11 or 17) suggests he may not have been the natural child of Elizabeth, depending on her actual date of birth (one family history gived DOB as 1827 Â– if so, she would have been too young to be John's natural mother). Was he the son of a prior marriage of John, or is JohnÂ’s age in the census incorrect?
> HUEY (HUGH) (Hughey) BROOKS: b. 3/26/1844 in MS or AR; d. 12/16/1928 in Ashley Co, AR.
Buried: Mt. Pleasant Cem., Ashley Co.
Spouse: SALLY BARRINGER: b. 1846; d. 1907.
Child of Huey/Hugh and Sally: See below.
Children of RICHARD BROOKS and ANNIE NOBLES:
>> RICHARD LORENZA BROOKS II: b. 3/10/1877 (Buda, Milam Co, TX); d. 1/18/1924 (Ashley Co, AR).
Spouse (m. 2/1906 in Ashley Co.): JESSIE HUDSON GRIFFIN: b. 1/4/1887 (Ashley Co); d. 5/22/1966; d/o JOHN GRIFFIN and SARAH HUDSON.
Both buried: Flat Creek Cem., Fountain Hill, Ashley Co, AR.
Children: see below.
>> JOHN OSCAR BROOKS: b. 6/23/1870 (Ashley Co); d. 12/18/1930 (Ashley Co)
Spouse: EMMA FOSTER; b. 1870 (Ashley Co); d. 1912 (Ashley Co)
Both buried: Mt. Pleasant Cem., Ashley Co, AR.
>> KEIGHTLY (KEATH) BROOKS: b. ???; d. ???
Child of HUEY (HUGH) BROOKS and SALLY BARRINGER:
>> CLAUD ORLANDER BROOKS, b. 1882; d. 1963 (Ashley Co),
Spouse 1: OLIVIA (LEVY) AUSTIN: b. 2/25/1884; d. 12/21/1918 (Ashley Co)
Both buried: Mt. Pleasant Cem., Ashley Co, AR
Children: See below.
Spouse 2: BECKY HOWIE.
Child: See below.
Children of RICHARD BROOKS and JESSIE GRIFFIN (all born in Ashley Co, AR):
>>> EMMA MAE BROOKS, b. November 17, 1906; d. June 22, 1908.
>>> WILLIE JOSEPHINE BROOKS: b. 8/18/1908; d. in Crossett, Ashley Co, AR. Spouse: FRANK J. RAWLES.
>>> VERA BROOKS: b. 11/27/1910. Spouse: ROBERT HORNBROOK HOFFMAN.
>>> JESSIE CLAUDIA BROOKS, b. 11/06/1912. Spouse: COY E. SCIFRES.
>>> RICHARD LORENZA BROOKS III: b. 9/27/1914. Spouse: DOROTHY ROBERSON.
>>> HUEY SAMUEL BROOKS: b. 2/12/1917; d. 3/12/1995 in Crossett, Ashley Co, AR. Spouse: LOLAH MIMS.
>>> ERLA BROOKS: b. 2/26/1919. Spouse: RUSSELL S. NOBLE.
>>> ERMA BROOKS: b. 2/26/1919; d. 1/2/1987 in Crossett, Ashley Co, AR. Spouse: WOODROW NOBLE.
>>> TURNER BUTLER BROOKS: b. 11/13/1921, d. 6/20/1982 in Indianapolis, Marion Co, IN. Spouse: DELORES ARMAND.
>>> JOHN RILEY BROOKS: b. 10/20/1923; d. 10/23/1937 in Ashley Co, AR (truck/wagon accident between Fountain Hill and Hamburg).
Children of CLAUD BROOKS and OLIVIA AUSTIN:
*** Note: birth and death dates are from unconfirmed SSDI data! ***
>>> ALLEN BROOKS: b. 4/1/1904, d. 9/?/1986 (Spouse/Children: ???)
>>> HUGH SANDERS BROOKS: b. 10/30/1908, d. 9/22/1995 (Spouse/Children: ???)
>>> SALLY BROOKS: b. ???, d. ??? (Spouse/Children: ???)
>>> LEROY BROOKS: b. 1/7/1913, d. 2/13-1991 (Spouse/Children: ???)
>>> RAYMOND BROOKS: b. 4/10/1915, d. 7/??/1984 (Spouse/Children: ???)
>>> BUFORD BROOKS: b. 8/11/1917, d. 4/1987 (Spouse/Children: ???)
Child of CLAUD BROOKS and BECKY HOWIE is:
>>> CLAUD (Claude?) BROOKS, JR.: b. ??? d. ??? (Spouse/Children: ???)