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Anna H. Bullard (#46524881)
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Janet Brooks
James L. Brooks
Hello,my name is Janet Brooks. James L. Brooks is the father of Joseph P. Brooks who is the father of Ollie O. Brooks who is the father of Billy W. Brooks who is my father....any information and pictures about the Brooks family would be greatly appreciated. You can look me up on Facebook by my name Janet Brooks and you can email me...my email address is rivervalerat06@yahoo.com

THANK YOU GOD BLESS
Added by Janet Brooks on Aug 01, 2016 1:22 AM
Todd McKinney
Charles McKinney
Hello Anna, Charles McKinney, memorial number 10175814 is my 2nd great grand uncle. He was married to Martha Leona Sherrill. Would you be willing to transfer this memorial, and his son to me? I am doing all family history research and working on a new book for the McKinneys.If you have his wife too, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.I could add some biography notes to charles and his family.
Added by Todd McKinney on Jan 15, 2016 3:06 PM
John Otto
RE: James Odom
I added that 1850 Alabama State Census to Jennings Odom on my "John E.Otto Family Tree" yesterday. I intend to go through the 1850 US Census images for Cherokee County AL to see if they are listed. I'll probably do that in a day or two.

FYI, I have copied some information from your tree (trees?) to mine. I am linked to one of your trees by the Member Connect feature on Jennings and Alcey Odom, the family of Benjamin Franklin Odom and maybe a few others.

John
Added by John Otto on Oct 15, 2014 7:38 PM
John Otto
RE: James Odom
Hello Again,

I am not a member of fold3, but I did find your updates on Fold3 to James W Odom.

To answer your question: I believe you are probably right that James W. Odom was the son of Jennings Odom. The 28th Alabama was formed in Mar 1862 at Shelby Springs AL and Company G was formed with men from Jefferson County. Also, the date of death "June 31, 1962" (prob 30 Jun 1862 as you stated) fits with the remark made by Jennings Odom tbat his son was killed shortly after joining.

The only thing that bothers me is the date or cause of death. I can find no evidence that the 28th Alabama was involved in a battle or any kind if skirmish on 30 Jun 1862, so it seems odd that he was "Killed in Battle" on that date. The extract below suggests that the 28th Alabama was waiting with other units of the Army of Mississippi at Tupelo on 30 Jun 1862.

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"...On about June 5th, the 28th Alabama was with the Army of Mississippi at Tupelo, where General Beauregard retired from command and General Braxton Bragg was appointed his successor on June 20th. While at Tupelo rations were abundant and in good quality. Men were returning from the hospitals and soon the numbers present for duty increased.

On July 6th orders came to move to Saltillo, Mississippi, 14 miles north of Tupelo. Staying at Saltillo until July 30th the Army of Mississippi moved by railroad to Mobile, then north through Montgomery and northeast through Atlanta..."

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I found five others named James Odom who served in Alabama units. I discounted three who survived the war. I have no information on the other two except that their units were formed in Mobile and Ft Morgan, strongly suggesting that neither was a resident of Jefferson County..

There are reasonable explanations for the 30 Jun 1862 date of death. Maybe James W Odom died of wounds received on a earlier date. Maybe the record incorrectly listed "Killed in Battle" when he actually died of disease. I suspect the best source of information will be "Those Gallant Men of the Twenty-Eighth Alabama Confederate Infantry" by James H Walker and Robert Curren. It's a pricey book--a used paperback is $70 on Amazon.com--but hopefully a library somewhere will have a copy.

John
Added by John Otto on Oct 14, 2014 9:40 PM
John Otto
RE: Jennings Odom
Hello Ms. Odom-Bullard,

I have your message concerning James W Odom. My wife and I are currently traveling. I'll check my research after we return home this weekend.

John
Added by John Otto on Oct 07, 2014 2:48 PM
Jamie Curtis
RE: James L. Brooks
I look forward to receiving the files and thank you in advance!


Added by Jamie Curtis on Jul 20, 2014 12:31 PM
Jamie Curtis
RE: James L. Brooks
I think it's not only a distinctive way to sign your name, but also like that you've chosen a way to honor the men in your life.
Thanks for checking your files for Sommer.
Added by Jamie Curtis on Jul 20, 2014 12:25 PM
Jamie Curtis
RE: James L. Brooks
I've emailed information to you.

I'd appreciate any information you have about the Brooks and Whitehead families.

Especially Annie J. Whitehead (married name Short) and her parents.

Thank you!
Added by Jamie Curtis on Jul 19, 2014 11:07 AM
Jamie Curtis
RE: James L. Brooks
Thanks for calling my attention to my mistake in entering Youngblood instead of Whitehead for Osce's husband. Since I have a photo of their gravestone, I don't know how I made that mistake!
I do have info to share about James L. Brooks and will gladly share with you. I'm having problems with my old computer so if I don't get back to you today,it's not because I've forgotten.
P.S. - Do you have a person in your family named Sommer?
Added by Jamie Curtis on Jul 19, 2014 10:21 AM
Patricia Wilbert
RE: Hoyt Holmes
You will have to contact The person it is maintained by. I created it But no longer have the ability to do any edit.
Sorry , Have A great weekend.
Added by Patricia Wilbert on Jul 19, 2014 7:34 AM
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