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Narcissa Carter Brooks
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Birth: Nov. 16, 1804
Warren County
Georgia, USA
Death: Oct. 5, 1860
Lowndes County
Mississippi, USA

Narcissa was the daughter of Jesse Carter, Sr. & Phoebe Duckworth. gf Jeremiah Duckworth, who in 1768 signed a "Regulator petition from "the inhabitants of Orange County" in protest of heavy fees and other asserted oppressions by the Royal Governor and his agents," had to flee to Ga. thereafter to avoid capture by the British. He served as a captain in Col. James McNeil's Company. His daughter Eleanor married James Carter, and their descendant, Jimmy Carter, became president. Jesse Carter was the son of Rev. War soldier James Carter, Sr., and grandson of Rev. War officer Isaac Carter, Sr.

Narcissa married Allen Brooks in Warren Co., GA on 2/11/1817, and they moved to the Mississippi Territory in 1818/1819. They settled on Warrior River (now AL) & then settled near the western border of what is now Lowndes Co., MS, where Allen was a planter. Allen worked hard and cleared much land, and had "1,000's of acres."

The Brooks-Henkel Cemetery is on what had been Allen Brooks' land. Daughter Phoebe's grandson, H.C. Gray (my grandfather), was raised in the area less than 40 years after Allen Brooks' death; there were a good number of other descendants in the area at that time. HC Gray stated that Allen & Narcissa Brooks' home was located "not too far" east of where the Brooks-Henkel Cemetery is located, and showed my mother from the cemetery. The cemetery is surrounded by a beautiful iron fence, and was located on a road at one time. Eventually, the road became part of a farm, which farm was later owned by Allen Brooks' descendant Jimmy Henkel, a childhood playmate of H.C. Gray. The road into the farm is blocked by a gate. Cousin Robert Lee Gray lives in the area; he stated that the landowner must be contacted in advance for access to the cemetery.

It seems that daughter Elizabeth Brooks Henkel wrote the following in the Albert Henkel Bible:

(Note: not all names = complete or necc. Spelled correctly copied the way I found it)

"Allen Brooks, my father, was bnorn July 14th 1793
Narcissa Brooks, my mother, was born Nov 16th 1804
Phebe C. Brooks was born July 19th 1819
Charity Brooks was born Aug 27th 1821
Catherine was born Apr 25th 1823
Joab Martin was born July 13th 1826
(Elizabeth was born "22nd April 1828" per Albert)
Elanor was born Oct 14th 1830
Allison Perry was born Nov 1st 1832
Mary Ann was born May 29th 1835
John Mac was born July 24th 1837
Margret A. was born Nov 24th 1839
Medarena was born Dec 15th 1843
Georgia was born Nov 1st 1845"

Inscription: "Consort of Allen Brooks" 
Family links: 
  Jesse Carter (1765 - 1826)
  Allen Brooks (1792 - 1866)
  Phoebe Carter Brooks Gray (1819 - 1882)*
  Catherine Brooks Carraway (1823 - 1858)*
  Elizabeth Brooks Henkel (1828 - 1896)*
  Eleanor Brooks Randle (1830 - 1862)*
  Allison Perry Brooks (1832 - 1842)*
  Elizabeth Jane Brooks Joiner (1833 - 1907)*
  Mary Alice Brooks Randle (1835 - 1864)*
  John Micajah Brooks (1837 - 1860)*
  Margaret Ann Brooks (1839 - 1860)*
  Lazarus Carter (1801 - 1870)*
  Narcissa Carter Brooks (1804 - 1860)
*Calculated relationship
Age 55 years 10 months 23 days
Brooks-Henkel Cemetery
Lowndes County
Mississippi, USA
Maintained by: james brooks christoffer...
Originally Created by: nut4genealogy
Record added: Feb 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33636117

Narcissa Carter, was my 3rd great grandmother, mother of Georgia Brooks, my 2nd great grandmother.
- Wesley Clark
 Added: Nov. 10, 2014

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