About Franklin Co, BROOKS related to the Lawrence Co, Brooks:
I have the ancestry of two Brooks of Franklin Co, AL.They are not connected to the Bates or Jenny Bates Brooks.
Two sons (out of the 11 children) of George J. Brooks b Buncombe Co, NC 1818, d 1897 Aldridge Grove, Lawrence Co, AL and wife Hannah (perhaps Rogers) also b 1819 Buncombe Co, NC were:
#10. Charles N. Brooks b 1858 Gilmer Co, GA, d bef 1950 in AL, spouse was Nancy Lorraine (Rogers?)They married about 1878 in Marshall Co, AL.She may be a dau of Jeremiah Rogers and a sister to the Mary Rogers who married John A. Brooks brother to Charles and Wm.
#11. William H. Brooks b Mar 1864 Gaylesville, Cherokee Co, AL d after 1910 Burleson Dist Franksin Co, AL.Married Minerva Townsend 1881 in Marshall Co, AL.
This large Brooks family removed from Marshall Co,Al (Sand Mountain) to Lawrence Co, AL.Some of the family spilled over into neighboring counties of Morgan, &Franklin.
Because they did not come to NW Alabama until about 1895, I have not found any proof of connection to the Brooks/Bates line which was in Winston/Franklin, much, much earlier.
I have much information on these families but would like to know names of the descendants.Some of the Brooks descendants have been having a monthly luncheon on the First Wed. of each month at the Barnhill's Buffet in Decatur, AL.