|Birth: ||Apr. 23, 1845|
|Death: ||Aug. 9, 1926|
FLOYD W. BROOKS was born in Hart County, Kentucky, April 23, 1845. He comes from the old Kentucky family bearing that name and was a son of Rev. Joshua and Margaret (Harper) Brooks, both natives of Hart County, where they grew to maturity and were married.
From early boyhood until he was 27 years of age, his life was spent in the hard work of the farm. In 1864 he enlisted in Company D, 60th Reg. Illinois Vol. Inf., at Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was in the 14th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, and went to Chattanooga, Atlanta and Savannah. At Jonesboro, Georgia, he had his right thumb shot off, and was consequently given an honorable discharge at Louisville, Kentucky, in August, 1865.
After the war, Mr. Brooks returned to Southern Illinois, and January 1, 1869 was married to Lucinda West, a native of Kentucky. To this union were born eight children, as follows: Merritt L., Lillie Ann, Tanserd, Grace, Mary, Rhoda, Hester and Arthur.
In the fall of 1870, Floyd W. Brooks came to Kansas, driving through the country with horses and wagon and completing the journey in five weeks. He located on the farm of 80 acres in Sheridan Township, Cherokee County. Besides being a farmer, Mr. Brooks was a carpenter by trade, and had done a great deal of that work in various parts of the county.
History of Cherokee County Kansas and its representative citizens, ed. & comp. by Nathaniel Thompson Allison, 1904, transcribed by Josh Lewis, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, 2/26/97.
Joshua William Brooks (1815 - 1891)
Margaret L Harper Brooks (1816 - 1858)
Lucinda West Brooks (1852 - 1927)*
Eva May Brooks (1869 - 1873)*
Merrit L Brooks (1872 - 1932)*
Lily Ann Brooks Smith (1874 - 1929)*
Tanserd Brooks (1878 - 1945)*
Grace I Brooks Bay (1880 - 1948)*
Mary Esta Brooks Smith (1884 - 1957)*
Rhoda Lucinda Brooks Dunn (1886 - 1961)*
Hester Leona Brooks Trollope (1890 - 1960)*
Arthur Floyd Brooks (1895 - 1958)*
Mary Magdalene Brooks Tucker (1837 - 1889)*
Martha L Brooks (1838 - 1857)*
James Henry Brooks (1841 - 1924)*
Floyd Walker Brooks (1845 - 1926)
Epaminondas Brooks (1850 - 1913)*
Sherman City Cemetery
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Neil B (John 3:16)
Added: May. 31, 2013
In loving memory of my great grandfather, Floyd Walker Brooks, son of Joshua William Brooks. Bio available. Contact junomyth.|
Added: Aug. 4, 2009