Thanks for your response. I just wanted to let you know that there was another Jeremiah Brooks in Caswell Co., NC which is the parent county of Person. In your search for Jeremiah Brooks' (of Person Co) parentage, I thought it a possibility he was somehow related to the Jeremiah Brooks of Caswell Co.
Yes, the abbreviations I used were representative of the census reports. "3m < 10" --> 3 males under the age of 10; "2 f 10-15" --> 2 females between the ages of 10 and 15; I'm sorry about the confusion.
You said your David Brooks moved to TN about 1852? What part of TN? My Brooks line from Caswell Co NC also moved to Haywood Co., TN between 1850-1852. There were 3 brothers - Robert Holderness Brooks, James M. Brooks, and Iverson Lea Brooks. Iverson Brooks then settled in Drew Co., AR where he died.