I have seven Jesse Brooks in my lines of Brooks. This Mathew Brooks with will in Newberry County, SC did have a Jesse Brooks but his was born in 1748. It seems to be the chidren of this Mathew Brooks that we are having a difficult time tracing. Yours may be in here. I have seen a Jesse Brooks in the courthouse records of Franklin County, GA where our Brooks went in the 1860s. It was in the courthouse in Clarkesville, GA. Franklin became Banks, Stephen, Habersham and maybe others-therefore you have to check all the courthouses. The Clarkesville couthouse burned and the records had water damage and were hard to read. I will be on the lookout for him. Do you know anything else about him?