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Tilman Dixon Brooks
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Birth: Jun. 16, 1819
Death: Dec. 31, 1908

Tilman Dixon Brooks & his twin, Tilford Thomas Brooks were born 16 Jun 1819 in Jackson Co., TN to Matthew Brooks and Mary Polly (Harrell) Brooks.

"The Jackson County [TN] Family History Book" published by the Jackson Co., TN Genealogical Society reported the following:
1 .By 1804 they [Matthew & Mary Brooks] had moved to Jackson Co. TN and had 12 children all born in Jackson Co. He [Mathew] died in Jackson Co., TN on 15 Nov 1846.
2. All of the Brooks children raised large families (except Martha, who had no children). Matthew and Mary Brooks had at least 102 grandchildren (it's also reported that they had 85 grandchildren).
3. A newspaper article published 16 Jun 1904 claimed that their twins, Tilman and Tilford, were, at the age of 85, "the world's oldest living twins".
Family links: 
  Mary Polly Harrell Brooks (1784 - 1867)
  Sarah Brooks Teel (1804 - 1891)*
  Elijah Brooks (1805 - 1861)*
  Alethia Brooks Holleman (1811 - 1879)*
  Mary Polly Brooks King (1812 - 1891)*
  Larkin F Brooks (1814 - 1878)*
  Nancy Brooks Rogers (1815 - 1898)*
  Tilman Dixon Brooks (1819 - 1908)
  Tilford Thomas Brooks (1819 - 1914)*
  Fanny Brooks Rogers (1823 - 1863)*
  Elizabeth R. Brooks Rogers (1825 - 1894)*
*Calculated relationship
Brooks Cemetery
Marion Township
Grundy County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Kim Slayton
Record added: Oct 25, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6878553


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