Below is what I have on my Henry Brooks. I have tons on the Martin line including wills, photos and copies of portraits. I am DAR on Gen. Joe. Let me know if you want anything. The Smith County History doesn't have much on Henry.
HENRY BROOKS was born August 1784 in Bedford Co, Va, and died August 1853 in Dixon Springs, Smith Co., TN. He married (1) ELIZABETH MARTIN June 28, 1811 in Smith Co., TN, daughter of WILLIAM MARTIN and FRANCES FARRIS. She was born August 13, 1794 in SC, and died September 12, 1834 in Dixon Springs, Smith Co., TN. He married (2) BRUNETTE JONES November 04, 1835 in Smith Co, TN. She was born Abt. 1810 in TN.
Notes for HENRY BROOKS:
There are many notes by DMM: Charles Dyrus Brooks, Bro of Sara Brooks; bro., Thomas W.; Eviline E. was J. W. Donahue; Frannie; John W. Head. Also the names of J. M. Pendleton, Baptist, P .O. BOX 175 CARTHAGE, 37103; Dixon Springs; Rome; Wm Sanders; Lyman C. Draper.
Info from R. B. Brooks to DMM - educated at Transylvania University, Lexington, KY., was a surgeon in War of 1812 with Col. Steven Copeland's Reg't in Huntsville, Ala. and discharged there, practiced in Smith Co, TN. His home was owned by Dr. Sam Young Garrett in the 1970'S. The 1850 census of Smith Co., shows a "Henry C. Jones, age 3" living with Henry and his second wife. Lucy and Pamelia (Unclear writing, best guess) were twins (both listed as 10 years old). Henry listed himself as a farmer, born in VA., and farm valued at $2500. Burnett (?) was listed as born in TN. Also shown living with them was Caroline Brooks, 18.
History of Smith Co., TN. Henry lived with Dr. Wilson Yandell of Goose Creek, and he studied medicine with this famous "MILK FEVER" doctor. This is perhaps the means of Henry meeting Elizabeth, his wife. Henry is said to have been the first resident doctor in Pleasant Shade .
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