Site hosted by Angelfire.com: Build your free website today!

Find Family

Brooks and Westbrook Family

Updated July 22, 2009


Marriage into the Westbrook family, now there are many new names to study like Grauer, Glass, Holt, Braswell, Penton, Jones, Holly. Daddy, Charles Brooks had dozens and dozens of ancestors migrating into Alabama in the early 1800s. Joseph Baxley born 1815 Georgia or possibly as some speculate, in SC., married Mary Evans and named a son James H. - the tombstone of James has the middle name as Hardie. James served in the Civil War and married Louisa Miranda Holt and resided in "Holtville". Their daughter Ella Olivia Baxley married L. W. Hood and had Bessie Mae Hood who married Milton Elijah Thornton. Elijah's parents were Mary Angeline Partridge, an indian, and George Thornton, a mixed blood from Georgia, who had settled in Central, Elmore County, Alabama. Elijah's daughter, Mary Ella Thornton married James Edgar Brooks Jr. Parents of James were Susie Mae Cooper and James E Brooks Sr. James and Susie are listed on the 1930 census with both their widowed mothers. Susie's ancestors were in Chambers County about 1830: Andrew Cooper and "Alsey" from SC living near Malinda Phillips and Elijah Lee born 1777 SC. Their children Sarah F. Lee married Charner P. Cooper, a soldier from the Civil War, and had a son named Levi who moved to Hope Hull working on a farm owned by Thomas Randolph Carter, where he fell in love with the daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Carter. Parents of Thomas were "Mary" and John Wise Carter of SC who had migrated to Talledega. Thomas is buried in Hope Hull on his old plantation by his first wife Lacy Jane Bozeman. Her name was Lucy on census but Lacy on her tombstone. Thomas served in the Civil War and his grandfather Captain John Carter served in the American Revolution, along with his own father in law, John Wise of South Carolina....The second wife of Thomas Carter was Mary Josephine Hereferd of Virginia and she was the mother of Sarah Elizabeth Carter...Mary was not very happy with this marriage and had only the one child. She buried Thomas by his first wife. Some of Mary's family settled in Alabama and some moved on to Texas. Mary's mother was Jemima Ramsey of Virginia..Parents of James Brooks were Annie Ballard and John Brooks of Tennesse and they are all buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery Alabama. John was a railroad man, born to Roxanna Permilia Smith of TN and a John Brooks born 1837 Pennsylvania. John 1837 died of tuberculosis in Texas. Parents of Roxanna were Caroline Bond and Thomas Smith. Parents of Annie Ballard were Dora Craig and James Ballard of TN. Some of these families migrated into Tennessee about 1800 from the Carolinas living amongst the Cherokee Indians and Chickasaw so they could have been mixed blood. Annie's picture shows she was a dark lady with black eyes and black hair and so was her husband's features very dark but I would suspect his from the Smith side of the family....Charles Brooks wed Kathy Cochran in Montgomery Alabama. She was at least one eighth Cherokee blood. Her parents were Anne Carter and Frank Cochran. Anne's parents were Alice Emily McClain and Cecil Earl Fenn Carter. Emily was called Emma,Ellie, and Emmer by her parents Lorena Bozeman and Charles McClain Lorena's parents were Alice Lorena Stephens and John Thomas Bozeman. Charlie's parents were Elizabeth Broadway and Josiah Marion McClain. The father of John Bozeman was Peter Edward Bozeman, a Civil War Soldier who married Nancy Jane Anderson, and her father was Seaborn Montgomery Anderson, another Civil War soldier. Seaborn had married Lavinia Jane Sellers....Cecil Carter's parents were Anna Lou Stone and William Franklin Fenn. Frank was born in Tuskegee to Emeline Harrell and John Fenn a Civil War soldier of Georgia. Anna's parents were Mary Ann Hendrick and Augustus Marvin Stone of Georgia. Anna divorced Frank Fenn about 1901/1902 and remarried to a Carter, then to a Dasher, as found in Georgia census records..Studying Marengo County finding Elizabeth Grauer Westbrook in 1850.

Mrs. Brooks
Brooks36067@aol.com

Edit Your Page

GEDCOM Trees (viewing trees requires 4.0 or later)

 

Family Photos

  • Anne Carter 's Grandpa's Death Certificate (458 KB)
    Montgomery Alabama 1922 death certificate of William Franklin Fenn born 1855 in Tuskegee, Macon County Alabama, former Creek Indian Nation to Emeline Harrell and John Fenn of Georgia - John had served in the Civil War and moved his family to Alabama in the 1860s.
  • Anne Carter 's Uncle Frank Fenn (18 KB)
    Her daddy's brother born 1895 resided in Coosada, had a farm on Airport Road, a family cemetery and the Church Cemetery he donated, and later his land became Coosada Elementary School. Frank served in WWI and worked for the railroad and he was the father of Bob Fenn, the principal of Robinson Springs School around 1987. Frank's tombstone is next to his brother Robert's in their family graveplot. Robert never appeared on a census record but was known as Uncle Lee. Franks' features are very much like those of Billy Carter and of Mark Carter.
  • Anne Carter and Frank Cochran (54 KB)
    1953 by the cactus in Arizona - They married in 1951 and moved to Tulsa Oklahoma for a while, then to Arizona, and then back through Mena Arkansas and Chetopa Kansas before returning to Alabama.
  • Frank Cochran (212 KB)
    Family photo about 1937 with Frank on the left
  • Mary Angeline Partridge Thornton (300 KB)
    Mother of Milton Elijah Thornton in Elmore County Alabama and the granny of Mary Ella Thornton Brooks.
  • Frank Cochran and Son Frank Jr and son (30 KB)
    Family in Montgomery about 1993
  • Minnie Lee Gibson (83 KB)
    Daughter of Ethel Mae Bozeman's daughter Ruby Gibson - Minnie's daughter contacted me and sent the picture; please do write again. It has been such a joy hearing from my new found cousins.
  • Frank Cochran's father as a child with Jacob (108 KB)
    Family in Kansas - "Pop" Frank Delbert Cochran was a handsome little lad with much resemblence to the pictures of his many grandsons, born to parents Clora Jane Miller and Jacob Benjamin Cochran - both had become widowed in Iowa 1870s and married there before migrating to Hill City of Graham County Kansas in 1882 .
  • Sam Little (984 KB)
    Uncle Sam was the son of John Wright Little and a brother to Lattie. Lattie told her children stories of their Indian Heritage while Uncle Sam would deny them all - he didn't want to be indian.
  • Frank Cochran's mother Luella (119 KB)
    Luella was the daughter of Lattie Little and Ben Coonfield born in Arkansas. Lattie was born in Kentucky and Ben's family had been born in Indiana both with ancestors mentioned in those states' history books .
  • John T. Bozeman (3 KB)
    Son of Peter and Nancy, married Alice Stephens, having Ethel Mae and Lorena Emma Bozeman, this photo may have been taken around 1890. John is buried at Hills Chapel Cemetery in front of the church at Dublin beside his brother Peter James, who died of suicide.
  • Frank Cochran's mother Luella's MOM Lattie (63 KB)
    Luella was the daughter of Lattie Little and Ben Coonfield born in Arkansas. This picture of Lattie shows her indian features quite nicely. Lattie Cedonia Little was born in Kentucky to Catherine Crigler and John Wright Little, who had served in the Civil War.
  • Home (105 KB)
    kids
  • Frank Cochran's great grandmother Crigler (323 KB)
    Luella was the daughter of Lattie Little and Ben Coonfield born in Arkansas. Lattie Cedonia Little was born in Kentucky to Catherine Crigler and John Wright Little, who had served in the Civil War. This picture of Lattie as a small child with her sister Sadonia and their mother Catherine Crigler of Kentucky. Catherine was the daughter of Catherine Roby and Abraham Crigler who were of Mixed Blood.
  • Home (131 KB)
    kids
  • Frank Cochran's great grandfather John W. Little (479 KB)
    John Wright Little military description, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, served in the Civil War, made guns, was a blacksmith, born in Kentucky 1843 to Catherine Wright and Hiram L. Little. John's family refused Indian Land Allotment. Catherine Wright Little was the daughter of Catherine Weatherford and John Wright of Charlotte VA as they married there in 1811.
  • Home (45 KB)
    Westbrook Surnames: Grauer, Braswell, Glass, Holley, Penton, Jones, Johnson, and more.
  • cousin (128 KB)
    Mark
  • cousin (15 KB)
    Brad
  • Tombstone of Elijah Lee (28 KB)
    One of the many grandfathers of Charles Brooks was born in 1777 SC and settled in Chambers County Alabama by 1830 is buried beside his wife and his son at Old Harmony Church. Elijah's daughter Sarah Lee married her neighbor Charner P . Cooper, a Civil War soldier and had a son named Levi Benjamin Cooper who settled in Hope Hull on T. R. Carter's plantation as a laborer and then married Carter's daughter.
  • Frank Cochran's great grandfather John W. Little (26 KB)
    John Wright Little military description, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, served in the Civil War, made guns, was a blacksmith, born in Kentucky 1843 to Catherine Wright and Hiram L. Little. John's family refused Indian Land Allotment. Catherine Wright Little was the daughter of Catherine Weatherford and John Wright of Charlotte VA as they married there in 1811. This picture of John as he got older and grey.
  • John W. Little's cousin Lucius Powhatan Little (40 KB)
    John Wright Little's mother had a sister Martha who married Douglas Little, a brother of Hiram. Martha named her son Powhatan in honor of their indian blood. Powhatan was a writer, lawyer and a judge in Owensboro Kentucky History books.
  • Lucius Powhatan Little's Mother (33 KB)
    John Wright Little's mother had a sister Martha who married Douglas Little, a brother of Hiram. Martha named her son Powhatan in honor of their indian blood. Powhatan was a writer, lawyer and a judge in Owensboro Kentucky History books. This picture of Martha Wright is all we have of that lineage, lovely lady with indian features died of euthanasia according to old records of LP and his daughter Laura.
  • John Wright Little Family Photo (39 KB)
    About 1900 he moved them all to Marble, Arkansas after his wife died and appeared on the 1900 and 1910 census
  • Baxley, James H. (483 KB)
    One of the many grandfathers of Charles Brooks, served in the Civil War and had a farm in Holtville, Elmore County. Much information of Grandpa Baxley was sent by cousin Glenda, a new found email pal with extensive Baxley family research.
  • Kathy Cochran wed Charles W. Brooks (33 KB)
    Photo taken about 1995 before he got sick with colon cancer. Charles was the son of Mary Ella Thornton and James Edgar Brooks Jr
  • Charles W. Brooks' parents (6 KB)
    Charles was the son of Mary Ella Thornton and James Edgar Brooks Jr - Parents of Mary Ella were Bessie Mae Hood and Milton Elijah Thornton. Parents of James were Susie Mae Cooper and James E. Brooks.
  • Susie Mae Cooper's dad (50 KB)
    Levi Cooper married Sarah Elizabeth Carter and had Susie Mae. Levi's father Charner Cooper had served in the Civil War and married Sarah Lee of Chambers County Alabama.
  • Susie Mae Cooper (40 KB)
    Levi Cooper married Sarah Elizabeth Carter and had Susie Mae. Levi's father Charner Cooper had served in the Civil War and married Sarah Lee of Chambers County Alabama. Sarah Lee's father was Elijah Lee born 1777 South Carolina and had served in the War of 1812, then married in Georgia to Malinda Phillips, settled in Chambers County upon land purchased directly from a Creek Indian and they are buried there - tombstones found at the Old Harmony Church beside their son James Lee who died in the Civil War..... This picture of Susie Mae with her spouse James E. Brooks.
  • Susie Mae Cooper with her mother Sarah (68 KB)
    Levi Cooper married Sarah Elizabeth Carter and had Susie Mae. Sarah was the daughter of Mary Josephine Hereford of Virginia and Thomas Randolph Carter of SC who had settled in Hope Hull. Thomas served in the Civil War and it is written that he furnished his own horse and it is written that he spent time in a Virginia Hospital during a sickness and one can only wonder if that is where he met the beautiful Mary Hereferd because her entire family soon moved into Montgomery Alabama.
  • Susie Mae Cooper 's granny (58 KB)
    Mary Josephine Herriferd married T R Carter and had Sarah Elizabeth Carter. Mary's parents were Jemima Ramsey and John Herriford of Virginia, all migrated to Alabama.
  • Grandpa Stone (90 KB)
    Augustus was the father of Anna Stone Fenn Carter - parents of Augustus were Sarah Davies and Benjamin Wilburne Stone but census transcribers listed him as Stowe......all born in Georgia they are found in 1850 Macon Alabama and the father of Benjamin resided beside him named Michael Stone born in Maryland 1700s.
  • Grandma Stone (88 KB)
    Augustus was the father of Anna Stone Fenn Carter and his wife was Mary Ann Hendrick of Georgia - her father was Christopher Columbus Hendrick, who moved on from Alabama into Texas after his daughter left home.
  • Annie (440 KB)
    Annie Carter was named after her grandmother Anna Lou Stone. Annie was Kathy's mother. Annie had open heart surgery in 1980 just weeks before Beverly was born but managed to walk into that hospital to hold her first grand daughter with amazing strength and pride in her family.
  • Grandpa Charles McClain (1888 KB)
    Death Certificate - his daughter Alice married Cecil Earl Fenn Carter, the son of Anna Stone. Charlie raised the children of Alice and Cecil when they died by 1939. Charlie was the son of Elizabeth Broadway and Josiah Marion McClain. Census records show the date of birth of Charlie was 1886 and all other records seem to differ because his wife was not very educated. Few could read or write back then. His funeral memorial booklet shows the names of his parents, wife, and many children. Served in WWI but has no headstone on his grave at Dublin Church of Christ. Grandpa had lazy eye but none of the children inherited it.
  • Susie Mae Cooper 's grandfather (35 KB)
    Mary Josephine Herriferd married T R Carter and had Sarah Elizabeth Carter. This picture of Thomas shows his first wife Lacy Bozeman and their family before the epidemic. When Thomas died, Mary had him buried near Lacy and their children and Mary never married again and never had any more children.
  • William Marion McClain (1713 KB)
    Charlie's cousin by his father's first marriage. They all connect to Josiah Marion McClain born 1838. Josiah was first married to Julia America King in Georgia who bore him several children - Josiah served in the Civil War, injured at the Battle of Franklin TN and apparently sent back to Alabama to recover but obviously forgot about his family and remarried. Julia filed for divorce for dessertion in 1872 and tried to apply into the Cherokee Nation Rolls. His second wife Elizabeth filed for a Widows Pension in 1897.
  • James Brooks' mother (72 KB)
    Annie Clark Ballard of Tennessee married John E Brooks and had only one son named James. This beautiful Annie's parents were Dora Craig and James Ballard of Tennessee early 1800s history.
  • Charles McClain's wife Lorena Bozeman (11 KB)
    Not sure who posted her as his mother on his death certificate. Lorena was the daughter of Alice Lorena Stephens and John Thomas Bozeman of the Dublin/ Ramer area in Montgomery County and she had indian blood.
  • Cemetery at Hope Hull (1 KB)
    Thomas R Carter buried near Lacy Jane Bozeman's monument but the top of his has fallen. He served in the Civil War and owned a plantation in Hope Hull. He buried her parents here in this cemetery. Cemetery located off I-65 Hope Hull Exit on the McLean Road in huge pasture on the right.
  • Lorena's sister Ethel Mae Bozeman (91 KB)
    with husband Jace Gibson who was also first cousin to Charlie McClain because their own mothers were sisters ( Broadway ) Ruby on horse - Ruby was mother of Elizabeth who we met in Dublin at the Hills Chapel Church. Ethel's children and grandchildren are still living in that Dublin/ Ramer area and can lead you to much of their heritage.
  • Cemetery at Hope Hull (21 KB)
    Thomas R Carter buried near Lacy Jane Bozeman's monument but the top of his has fallen. He served in the Civil War and owned a plantation in Hope Hull. He buried her parents here in this cemetery. Cemetery located off I-65 Hope Hull Exit on the McLean Road in huge pasture on the right.
  • Clopton Gibson (184 KB)
    Ethel's father in law came from South Carolina
  • Tombstone of Jesse Bozeman, father of Lacy Carter (264 KB)
    states he was born 1793 and a tree separates him from one of his wive's graves. He came from Darlington South Carolina with his father Peter who had served in the American Revolution and their many families to settle in Hope Hull in 1826. Jesse bought 160 acres in 1827 while his father wrote letters found at the Probate Office where he expected free land for his military service. Peter died in 1829 and is buried closeby one would expect - his grave is not yet found. Jesse is buried near his daughter Lacy's very large monument and his son James Freeman Bozeman who died in the Civil War, and many of Lacy's children.
  • 1920 Anna Lou Stone Fenn Carter Dasher in Macon GA (133 KB)
    Apparently she is now widowed and taking care of her mother - Cecil was in Fort Bliss in the Army.
  • Tombstone of Peter Edward Bozeman (1350 KB)
    Son of Martha Hill and William Henry Bozeman of Darlington SC who also settled in Hope Hull.....William was born about 1802 a son of Peter and brother of Jesse. Wm's son Peter Edward was married to Nancy Jane Anderson and he served in the Civil War and she got his pension - papers at Probate Office - Nancy had son named John Thomas Bozeman who married Alice Lorena Stephens. This tombstone is found in Dublin behind the Hills Chapel Church while his son John is buried in front of the church.
  • James H Baxley (871 KB)
    Tombstone - Civil War Soldier - married Louisa Holt and had Ella Olivia Baxley who married L W Hood and had Bessie Mae Hood. His father Joseph Baxley was born about 1815 in Georgia and was married to Mary Evans, in 1841 Chambers County Alabama, - all found in 1850 Macon County Alabama but in 1860 were back in Muskogee Georgia
  • Tombstone Ella Olivia Baxley Hood (94 KB)
    Mother of Bessie Mae - Ella was daughter of James Baxley in Holtville, Elmore County, Alabama
  • Tombstone L. W. Hood (58 KB)
    Cains Chapel Cemetery at Slapout - father of Bessie Mae Hood Thornton......L. W. was called Wesley.
  • Tombstone Bessie Mae Hood Thornton (34 KB)
    Cains Chapel Cemetery at Slapout - mother of Mary Ella Thornton Brooks was nicknamed Bubber. Bessie was married to Milton Elijah Thornton and Bessie's parents were Ella Olivia Baxley and L. W. Hood. Milton's parents were Mary Angeline Partridge and George Thornton of 1800s Georgia who had settled in Cold Springs, Elmore.
  • 1830 Alabama Creek Nation (38 KB)
    The Indian Territory that our ancestors traveled through in 1830
  • 1870 Uncle William Stone (384 KB)
    Tallapoosa County Alabama
  • Alice Lorena Stephens Bozeman (78 KB)
    Dublin burial, mother of Lorena McClain
  • 1930 James Brooks (1512 KB)
    Montgomery Alabama - wife Susie Mae Cooper. Susie bore him a son James Jr. and called him Bubba.
  • Anne Carter Cochran (18 KB)
    Married to Frank Cochran, she had Kathy in Broken Arrow Oklahoma and then they moved to Mesa Arizona where her sons were born
  • Beverly at Coosa River (816 KB)
    Surveying the Cemetery where the Baxleys are buried
  • Anne Carter Cochran (59 KB)
    Birth Announcement from Montgomery Advertiser
  • Holt - Baxley (794 KB)
    Louisa Miranda Holt born 1847 was granny to "Bubber" Bessie Mae Hood Thornton and great great granny of Charles W. Brooks
  • Anne Carter Cochran's Daddy was Cherokee (25 KB)
    Cecil Earl Fenn Carter born 1900
  • Cemetery Survey (213 KB)
    Beverly photographs tombstones of her great great grandparents tombstones, Mary Angeline Partridge and George Thornton, the parent of Milton Elijah Thornton near Santuck, in Central at the Mount Hebron Primitive Baptist Church.
  • Anne Carter Cochran's Mother was mixed blood (19 KB)
    Alice Emily McClain Carter, daughter of Lorena Bozeman and Charles Allen McClain
  • Clora Jane Miller (102 KB)
    Frank Cochran's granny was married to Jacob Cochran and named a son Frank Delbert Cochran. When Jacob died the widow made her rounds, spending a few months with each of her grown children's families. She smoked a pipe, read the ashes and taught them to pop corn. her ancestors of Ireland had settled in Rockinham Virginia where we find Rev. Alexander Miller of the 1700s buried at Cooks Creek Cemetery. Clora's mother was Mary Clara Parker of Ohio, who some say made medicine with the indians, born to Sara Tefft and Archelaus Parker of the New York Indian County. Tefft has a wonderful 1600s history in Rhode Island, where one of the Uncles was hanged by King Phillip.
  • Anne Carter and Frank Cochran (60 KB)
    Montgomery Alabama about 1950
  • Nancy Jane Anderson Bozeman tombstone (29 KB)
    Widow of Peter Edward Bozeman, is buried by two of her sons in this family plot, not far from the Brooks and Coopers and Fenns who are also buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery Alabama.
  • Anne Carter 's Daddy's Death Certificate (230 KB)
    Montgomery Alabama 1939 death certificate confirms his parents to be Ann Stone and Wm Frank Fenn as witnessed by his brother Emmett Marvin Fenn
  • Walton McClain (35 KB)
    with Charlie McClain on the farm in Ramer about 1930 - Walton joined the military for most of his life and earned his PHD. buried at Alexandria VA
  • Frank Delbert Cochran (50 KB)
    Son of Clora Jane Miller and Jacob Benjamin Cochran served in WWI while Jacob was a Civil War soldier of the Ohio Infantry.
  • Uncle Cecil Earl Carter born 1932 (33 KB)
    Son of Alice McClain and Cecil Earl Fenn Carter was the father of Victoria Carter, all buried at Memorial Cemetery except Vickie who was cremated by her half sisters.
  • Uncle William Lawrence Carter born 1935 (25 KB)
    Son of Alice McClain and Cecil Earl Fenn Carter he was the brother of Anne and Cecil Jr. Alice died giving birth to "Billy". Billy spent most of his life in Indian Territory Oklahoma.
  • Anne Carter and Frank Cochran in Arizona 1957 (447 KB)
    Pictures taken by Billy Carter, Anne's brother, accompanied by Lillian, Billy's first wife.
 

Related Files

 

Related Links

 
Created with Family Tree Maker

The content shown on this page has been submitted by a Genealogy.com customer, and is not subject to verification by Genealogy.com. Neither Genealogy.com nor its affiliates are responsible for the accuracy of any information contained on this page. The opinions expressed on this page are the author's alone and not the opinions of Genealogy.com.

Home | Help | About Us | Site Index | Terms of Service | PRIVACY
2009 Ancestry.com