Hi, Russell - Sorry but I don't have a death date for Samuel,all I have is the death date for his mother, Martha, who died 31 May 1874(buried in Mt. Holly Cemetery, Little Rock - have photo of stone)and his father, Samuel (born abt. 1798, poss. Orange Co. VA)who died about 1833 Little Rock. I have conflicting info as to the burial location of father Samuel, one source says Fletcher Cemetery another claims Old Peabody School Cemetery. I understand that much of the Fletcher Cemetery was washed away by the river and can't find any info on the Peabody Cemetery. In Mount Holly are buried two other Brookins: Easley and Annie (no dates on stones). Annie MAY be Samuel's wife Ann Rector but no proof. You can find in the 1850 Pulaski census: Martha,age 46,female, white,born VA living with her sons: Samuel, age 23,female(error?),white born AL and Henry,age 18, male, white, born TN. In the 1850 census both Samuel and Henry give their occupations as "printers". Their brother-in-law William F. Holtzman was also a printer and for a short time was sole owner of the Daily Gazette (1865-66). You mentioned you had the 1860 census so you know as much as me regardng his issue: Henry, William and Elias. Now there is an Elias Brookin(s) listed in the 1893 R.L.Polk Little Rock Directory, pg 98: Elias,hoseman Pat Cleburns Fire Co.,No.1, residing @ 1500 W 2d. Yesterday I received a copy of Martha's obit but it really doesn't give much family info other than the funeral was held at her daughter Jeanetta Holtzman's home. I searched the 1880 census but missed looking for the Brookins.Have you tried that? You might also (if you haven't) search obit index for Little Rock if you think he died there. I plan to search the 1900 & 1910 census records soon so I'll hopefully find more info. You can find a brief narrative on the Brookins migration in THE ARKANSAS PIONEERS, vol 2, no. 2, April 1914, page 116. I do have a copy and can email/snail it to you if you want. Beware, one error is that the article says they lived in Knowville, TN whereas I believe it should say Nashville. As previously mentioned, the Peabody Cemetery may not be right. Hope this helps, by the way how are you related to Samuel/Ann?