Hey, I appologize for not getting back to you sooner
but things have been rather hectic and I haven't been
able to do much research as quickly as I wanted.
Unfortunately I don't think our Brookses are related
unless my great great grandfather had brothers I haven't
yet found. I have recently begun to regain my interest
in tracing my family and appologize if I gave you false hope.
Having said that I'll tell you that I found information in the
1920 Census records for my great grandfather (William H. Brooks).
When the 1920 Census was taken William H. was 53 years of age
giving him a YOB around 1867. His father William (that was married
to Sara Strinfield) would have to have been born prior to 1850.
I currently don't have any other information on them but hope to
turn that around in the near future. If I learn anyhting else that
I think will be of use to you I will post it here.