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Albert Brooks of (West) Virginia

Albert Brooks of (West) Virginia

Posted: 7 Jun 2007 8:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am trying to find more information on my gggrandfather Albert Brooks. Born in Virginia 1827 and died in Upshur Co., West Virginia in 1889. Married Rebecca Hart in 1854 in Randolph Co., Va. I found this info.(birth and death) on his gravestone. I am looking for any other info. on this family. His father and mother could possibly be James and Mildred. Just not sure, no way of linking them together. Thank you for any help.

Re: Albert Brooks of (West) Virginia

Posted: 8 Jun 2007 4:54PM GMT
Classification: Census
Surnames: Brooks
I found you Albert Brooks 1850 Fed. Census, W VA. Upshur county, Meade twp. Dist. 129

Brooks, Albert age 54 - farmer
Rebecca age 48 - keeping house
Elijah J. age 15 farm labor
Emily J. age 21 at home
Woods, Matthew age 66 Boarder - farm laborer
bn abt. 1814 Va It said after this man that
he was not an close relation.

Albert Brooks and his mother and father were all stated as being born in VA.
Rebecca Hart Brooks was bn in W VA and her parents also...

Then in the 1860 Fed. census I found Albert Brooks age 34 birht yr abt 1826 VA home in 1860 Randolph, Virginia
PO middle fork

Household members:
Elijah H. Hart age 48
Sarah " " 47
Rebecca " " 23
Susan " " 20
Sarah E. " " 16
Martha J. " " 11
Almorah " " 8
Mariah L. " " 4
Albert Brooks " 34
Emily Jane Brooks " 2

This seems to emply that Albert was married to another and had child Emily J. so his wife had died.. and he married Rebecca Hart.. Here he is living with this family I wonder if maybe he had married an older sister??
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