I am posting this again as it has been a while and I haven't got much more info. I am looking for info on Anderson Brooks. I have found him in a 1880 census for Hamilton County, TN where he is listed as 60 year old (hence he was born in about 1820). It states that he was born in NC; his father was born in NC and mother was born in VA. He was married to Mary Lane in 1876 (who was 30 in the 1880 census). They had 3 children by 1880: Vitruvius Kennedy (my ggrandfather), Wiburn and Mary. I cannot find anything about Anderson before this census. I have recently found that he owned property in 1885 in what was then District 1 in Hamilton County, TN. This was in the Daisy area (which is now part of the town Soddy-Daisy,TN). This property was sold in 1903 by his wife and children and his wife was alone with son, V.K. in the 1900 Hamilton County, TN. So Anderson died between 1885 and 1900. I can find no other record of him. Can ANYONE help me with this problem? I have worked off and on with this for about 3 years and this is all I've got. Thanks for any info you can give me!!!