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Rev Joshua William Brooks

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Rev Joshua William Brooks

  • Birth 12 Aug 1815 Hart County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 23 Jul 1891 Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Sherman, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 23267820

Rev. Joshua Brooks was a Baptist preacher and for many years preached in his native county, Hart, besides managing the work of the farm. In 1858, after the death of his wife, which occurred some four years earlier, he removed to Jefferson County, Illinois, where he resided 10 years; after a short time spent in his native State, he again moved to Illinois, locating in Washington County. In 1874, Mr. Brooks, with his family started for Kansas, at that time the Mecca of the West. Locating in Cherokee County, he continued to preach the Gospel, while looking after his farming interests, and here he spent the remainder of his life, his death occurring in August, 1891. His life was devoted to work for the Master, whose precepts were his guide in his daily intercourse with others. The purity and kindliness as exemplified in his life, exerted an influence over all he met, and he was loved and revered throughout the county.

Rev. Joshua Brooks' second marriage was to Mahala Gray of LaRue County, Kentucky, who is still living and makes her home with her step-son, Floyd W. Brooks. Rev. Mr. Brooks' family consisted of 11 children, all the issue of the first marriage.

Taken from: 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


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 23267820
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Joshua William Brooks (12 Aug 1815–23 Jul 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23267820, citing Sherman City Cemetery, Sherman, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by junomyth (contributor 46941483) .