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Hester Bennett Brooke
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Birth: Jan. 25, 1795
Greenville County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1883
Cherokee County
Georgia, USA

Hester married John Prescott Brooke in November of 1812 in South Carolina. They had 13 children and over 200 grandchildren when they died.

In 1817, they moved from South Carolina to Hall County, GA and about 1830 they moved again to Cherokee Co., GA. They were one of the founding families of Canton, GA.

While in Georgia they owned a farm on the Etowah River and later sold it to Elias Fields. Their land was all in woods and the Indians also occupied the land. There was an old log house on this place built by the Indians when there was not a white man in Cherokee. They sold Joseph Knox land from this farm and the Knox bridge was built there. Today this land is covered with water which is now Allatoona Lake. Her husband also operated a tavern where travelers stopped to rest.

They joined the Baptist Church at New Bethel in 1846 and were devoted members and earnest advocates of Baptist principles.

Source: "Our Southern Heritage" by Mary Jean Pierson. 
Family links: 
  Joel Edgar Bennett (1768 - 1851)
  Elizabeth Norman Bennett (1769 - 1851)
  John Prescott Brooke (1795 - 1880)
  William Crawford Brooks (1813 - 1898)*
  Malicia Brooke Knox (1815 - 1885)*
  Narcissus Brooke Edwards (1817 - 1894)*
  James Madison Brooke (1818 - 1893)*
  John Franklin Brooke (1819 - 1847)*
  Elijah Brooke (1821 - 1895)*
  Nathaniel Norman Brooke (1825 - 1924)*
  Mary Ann Brooke Putman (1827 - 1919)*
  George Washington Brooke (1829 - 1912)*
  Thomas Jefferson Brooke (1831 - 1914)*
  Francis Marion Brooke (1833 - 1880)*
  Margaret Susanna Brooke Rusk (1837 - 1912)*
  Elijah Bennett (1790 - 1862)*
  Susannah Bennett Payne (1793 - 1881)*
  Hester Bennett Brooke (1795 - 1883)
  John Henry Bennett (1798 - 1867)*
  Delilah Bennett Martin (1802 - 1880)*
  Marcus Roland Bennett (1804 - 1858)*
  Elizabeth Bennett (1806 - 1870)*
*Calculated relationship
Sleep on Dear Parents in the Clay
Till Christ Shall Bid You Rise
We 'II Meet You in the Judgement Day
And Hail You in the Skies.
Sixes Methodist Church Cemetery
South Canton
Cherokee County
Georgia, USA
Maintained by: KBStewart-Family
Originally Created by: Donald Holder
Record added: Apr 03, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8593680
Hester <i>Bennett</i> Brooke
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- Xionodoxa
 Added: Feb. 24, 2015
You've earned your rest.
- Lynda Gibbs
 Added: Aug. 4, 2012
Married to John Prescott Brooke
- DBrown
 Added: Nov. 20, 2009
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