I have relatives from Jasper Co., IL and Clay Co., IL. Just recently we found a Brooks family surname listed in an old family Bible, but with no first names given. The Brooks name would be associated with our Wheat and Persinger sides of the family. Have you ever come across those names during your research of your Brooks line? There is a Brooks Cemetery located in Clay Co., IL between the towns of Ingraham and Bible Grove. Clay Co., IL is just south of Jasper Co., IL. Anything sound familiar here? I hope to hear from you.