|Birth: ||Apr. 25, 1823|
|Death: ||Jul. 20, 1858|
Another website states the following is from Cemetery Records of Oktibbeha County: "consort of J.G. Callaway & dau. of Allen & Narcissus (sic) Brooks" Please note: the are several misspellings from this cemetery, including "Callaway" instead of Carraway" & "Narcissus" instead of Narcissa. I do not know if the error appears on the tombstones, and if so, why, or from the difficulty in reading some old tombstones.
James G. Carraway served in Company E, 3rd Battalion (State Troops), Oktibbeha “Minute Men.”
James G. Carraway household – 1860 Oktibbeha Co. census: James G. Carraway (33, b. NC), Martha Carraway (18), Mary Carraway (13), Ida Carraway (1) … and although not in 1850 census for Jas./Catherine’s family, Melissa Carraway (12)
Abt. 1901, her gr-neph, Judge Thomas Battle Carroll (who was raised in the area of the Brooks-Henkel Cemetery & knew Catherine's siblings Phoebe (his gm), Joab Martin & Elizabeth), wrote of the following after having interviewed his "Uncle Martin" (Joab Martin Brooks) in 1899:
Jim Carraway had married Uncle Martin’s stster (apparently, Martin had married Carraway's sister, Harriet ... per jbc).
Martin Brooks killed his brother-in-law Jim Carraway 1863-4. "Shot Jim Carraway with double-barrel shotgun in the road near Phoebe Gray’s (Phoebe Carter Brooks, Catherine's sister) home ... Carraway was drunk when killed." Judge Carroll, then age 3-4, was "with Mother at Grand Ma Phebe’s house … distinctly remembers hearing the shot, followed a few min. later by Uncle Martin coming to Phebe’s house & telling his mother & her that he’d killed Carraway; he had his gun in his hand while talking … Mother & Grandmother exclaimed in fear & horror as he told them." Per Judge Carroll, Martin Brooks was defended by Harrison & Crusoe of Columbus, finally aquitted “but to this day (1901) some close relatives still believe the killing was unnecessary.”
Her father's 1865 will referenced Catherine Carraway "who intermarried with Jas. Carraway" had a daughter: Mary E. Stroud, wife of Jonathan Stroud, and lived "somewhere in Louisiana."
Allen Brooks (1792 - 1866)
Narcissa Carter Brooks (1804 - 1860)
Phoebe Carter Brooks Gray (1819 - 1882)*
Charity Williams (1821 - 1844)*
Catherine Brooks Carraway (1823 - 1858)
Elizabeth Brooks Henkel (1828 - 1896)*
Eleanor Brooks Randle (1830 - 1862)*
Allison Perry Brooks (1832 - 1842)*
Mary Alice Brooks Randle (1835 - 1864)*
John Micajah Brooks (1837 - 1860)*
Margaret Ann Brooks (1839 - 1860)*
Maintained by: james brooks christoffer...
Originally Created by: nut4genealogy
Record added: Feb 07, 2009
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