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Rev Joseph Brooks
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1821
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 30, 1877
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA

Associated with the Brooks Baxter war in Reconstruction Arkansas, read about him at:
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=1602#

While in St. Louis, was editor of the Central Christian Advocate, a Methodist anti-slavery paper. Amassed fortune in cotton trade until all was lost in New Orleans with the Civil War.

Brooks was Chaplain of the First Missouri Artillery during the Civil War and then moved to the Eleventh Missouri Infantry. During 1862, he became Chaplain of the Helena, Arkansas based Thirty-third Missouri Infantry. Brooks organized the African-American units; by 1863, he became Chaplain of the Third Arkansas Infantry, later renamed the Fifty-sixth United States Colored Infantry. 
 
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 Children:
  Ida Josephine Brooks (1853 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Larry Chenault
Record added: Sep 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29964443
Rev Joseph Brooks
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Rev Joseph Brooks
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Rev Joseph Brooks
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