I am from a small community in Eastern North Carolina. The community is one in which in the olden days, the people intermarried although they were related. I have a great-great-great-great grandmother named Mary Polly Ann Brooks and she had a brother named George Washington Brooks. I'm wondering if my Brooks family is related to the Brooks family that you mentioned. I'm in the process of conducting research on both my mother and father's sides of the family. It's interesting.