wanda,What was the name of richard's wife? I have a Thomas who married Sarah Jane Smith. Thomas's mother was named Mary or Mary was a nickname maybe for martha etc.He had a grandson named Whirley Brooks and a ggrandson named Junior Brooks .Oral tales of being from Scotland.Name change from McNabb toAbbott.Can't pin downThomas's siblings or father.From Stacy Abbott Clark ,Thomas had a sister Hannah, b/1812 craig co. va.m/William Jones. Their children were Andrew A.1833-- James T 1835 --Mary E.1837 --Nero A.183--George R.1841-- all from Craig Co. Va. Same names used next generation. Brooks was not a common name then so I was looking for a connection there. T his may be the one.My e-mail is email@example.com.