|Birth: ||Jul. 22, 1818|
|Death: ||Apr. 24, 1903|
Father: John Brooks
Mother: Elizabeth Tolar
Spouse: Elizabeth Ann Pollard
Children: William, Rawson W., Louis, Elizabeth, Josephus, Mary, Nancy, James, Donna
1850: Living in Western Division, Chickasaw, Mississippi with spouse and six children.
1860: Living in Precinct 7, Palo Pinto, Texas with spouse and eight children.
1870: Living in Precinct 5, Lampasas, Texas with spouse and four children.
1880: Living in Precinct 6, Lampasas, Texas with spouse and a granddaughter.
1900: Living in Precinct 5, Lampasas, Texas with spouse and a granddaughter.
THE LAMPASAS LEADER
FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1903
Allen Brooks, one of the oldest settlers of this section, died at his home a few miles from town on the Lampasas river Friday. He had been failing for some time and knew the end was near. An obituary has been furnished the Leader.
Departed this life Friday, April 24, 1903, Mr. Allen Brooks. After several weeks of lingering sickness Mr. Brooks quietly passed away at his residence on the Lampasas river, in Lampasas county, Texas.
Brother Brooks (Uncle Allen, or Grandpa, as he was familiarly called by his friends,) was blessed with a long life of usefulness. He was born in the year 1818, in Georgia, where he was reared to manhood. In his 17th or 18th year he was married to Miss Bettie Ann Pollard, who survives him. He moved to Hopkins county, Texas in 1853, where he resided one year. From Hopkins county he moved to Denton county, and there engaged in stock raising. His nearest neighbor lived some fourteen miles from him. After some two years residence in Denton county he moved to Palo Pinto county and continued the business of stock raising. It was in this county that he experienced some of the most severe trials of frontier life, he being not only subjected to severe losses of stock, which reached as high as 100 head of stock horses at one time, and some fifty head at others, stolen by the Indians, but he and family were in danger themselves. The Indians were in sight of his house as many as eight times the last year he lived in Palo Pinto county. He was surrounded at one time by sixteen Indians, all shooting at him. From Palo Pinto Bro. Brooks moved to Coleman county and still continued in stock raising for a business for some five years, when he sold out his stock interests and moved to Lampasas county in the year 1868, having bought land and engaged in farming made this his home the remaining years of his life.
In each of these places Bro. Brooks was noted for his efforts to build up the communities in which he lived. He was liberal with his money and helped to build churches, school houses and other public enterprises. He bought medicine and doctored the sick, for which he never charged anything-at one time he bought ninety odd dollars worth of medicine and used it all upon his neighbors. This was a priceless boon to the sick of the frontier, where no doctor could be had. His house, like his heart, was open to all and old and young were the beneficiaries of his free and open hospitality. Bro. Brooks became a member of the Baptist church when about 18 years of age, and well he bore his cross and followed his Master throughout a long life. He was the father of 13 children, 8 of whom have preceded him to the eternal home-besides he has wholly or in part raised 5 orphans. The following children survive him: W. W. Brooks, of Old Mexice, Mrs. J.C. Martin of Quannah, J.C. Brooks of Lampasas county, Mrs. David Bishop of Cammanche county, Rev Jas. T. Brooks of Wingate, Runnels county; besides a loving wife and a host of friends, who sincerely mourn his loss. He decalared his readiness and wish to go whenever the Father of all called upon him. His remains were interred in the Rock church cemetery, Saturday, April 25, witnessed by a large concourse of relatives and friends, to all of whom may God in his goodness grant grace to strengthen, comfort and enable to patiently bear the great bereavement that has fallen upon us.
John Brooks (1790 - 1879)
Eliza McFarland Brooks (1808 - 1875)
Elizabeth Ann Pollard Brooks (1823 - 1905)*
William T. Brooks (1838 - 1872)*
Royston Whatley Brooks (1839 - 1923)*
Lewis T. Brooks (1844 - 1862)*
Sarah Elizabeth Brooks Martin (1846 - 1935)*
Josephus Cornelius Brooks (1850 - 1925)*
Donna I. Brooks Holloman (1856 - 1893)*
Allen W Brooks (1818 - 1903)
Delaney Brooks Rasbury (1825 - 1899)**
James Thomas Brooks (1848 - 1939)*
Rock Church Cemetery
Maintained by: Sue Lilley
Originally Created by: Jamie "BamaFann"
Record added: Jul 06, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14838412