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William Jesse Brooks
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1848
Death: Mar. 6, 1898
Chambers County
Alabama, USA

"The LaFayette Sun" - March 9, 1898:

Two Sad Deaths.

Perhaps never in the history of LaFayette has there occurred two deaths so fraught with peculiar interest, we may say, as the death of Mr. W. J. Brooks last Sunday evening at 12:30 o’clock, and the death of his father-in-law, Mr. J. A. Grace, which took place Monday. The body of the former was lying in state when the death of the latter took place in the same house.
Mr. Wm. J. Brooks was the son of the late James Brooks, and was forty-nine years of age. While his death was not unexpected, yet it came perhaps earlier than his friends looked for. For some months he had been a sufferer from a complication of physical ills, which had rendered him unfit for business. The deceased was a man of noble impulses, and though he had his faults like all humans, yet he was charitable and was a friend to man. In other days he wielded an influence for the good of those with whom he associated, and in business was successful.
He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his departure.

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*** Many thanks to Churchwell (#46607715) for obit

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William J Brooks
United States Census, 1870
Name: William J Brooks
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1870
Event Place: Alabama, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Birth Year (Estimated): 1848-1849
Birthplace: Alabama
Page Number: 24
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
James Brooks M 72 Georgia
Malinda Brooks F 49 Georgia
Bach F Brooks M 22 Alabama
William J Brooks M 21 Alabama
J M Coggins M 24 Alabama
Martha Coole F 34 Georgia
Joseph Williams M 14 Alabama
John Daily M 12 Texas
Jno Devaughn M 20 Alabama
Jno Kellam M 25 Alabama
Household ID: 165 , Line Number: 19 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: M593 , GS Film number: 000545505 , Digital Folder Number: 004257480 , Image Number: 00263

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Family links: 
  James Brooks (1797 - 1880)
  Malinda Robinson Brooks (1823 - 1893)
  Ida Grace Brooks (1854 - 1929)*
  Elliott Marable Brooks (1882 - 1962)*
  Martha Brooks Carlisle (1839 - 1892)*
  James Thomas Brooks (1840 - 1921)*
  Mary Christian Brooks (1842 - 1856)*
  Andrew Jackson Brooks (1844 - 1865)*
  Malinda Frances Brooks McConnaghy (1846 - 1875)*
  Zachariah T. Brooks (1847 - 1912)*
  William Jesse Brooks (1848 - 1898)
  Susan Bolling Brooks Simril (1852 - 1936)*
  Lucy Caroline Brooks (1854 - 1854)*
*Calculated relationship
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LaFayette Cemetery
Chambers County
Alabama, USA
Created by: Lanie
Record added: Feb 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65799122
William Jesse Brooks
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- Lanie
 Added: Mar. 10, 2016
In Memoriam.
- Churchwell
 Added: Jan. 15, 2016
In memory of my Robinson Family "cousin".
- Lanie
 Added: Feb. 24, 2015
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