Brooks Descendants

1. WILLIAM W. BROOKS (b. 1769 VA, d. Ideal GA) and CHARLOTTE ?, both of Virginia, moved to Georgia, probably by way of South Carolina.  One known child of that union was Benjamin Chapel Martin Brooks.  BCM Brooks may have had a brother named BRITTON BROOKS.

2. BENJAMIN CHAPEL MARTIN BROOKS (BCM Brooks) was born 01-Jun-1817 and died 21-Nov-1900 in Ideal, Macon Co. GA.  He married ELIZABETH SMITH (1817-1860)  03-Oct-1839 in Russell County, AL.  Elizabeth Smith died 8-July-1860. Obituary

BCM Brooks was a Methodist Minister.  He owned land adjoining Jesse M. Barfield.  Britton Brooks (brother?) married Mary A. Barfield (born 1817), the daughter of Jesse M. Barfield.  One known child of BCM Brooks and Elizabeth Smith was LUCY ANN REBECCA BROOKS.

3. LUCY ANN REBECCA BROOKS was born 7-Sep-1841 in Macon Co. GA  She married JESSE BUD BARFIELD (1836-1905, son of Jesse M. Barfield) 25-Jan-1866.  She died 26-Nov-1890. See the Barfield page for more on their children.

Notes: Jesse M. Barfield owned 4 acres land next to Benjamin Chapel Martin (BCM) Brooks. Will donated 1/4 acre for cemetery where he is buried per Jesse Bud. Cemetery lost, destroyed by road equipment. Source: Guelda Hay

Burial in Barfield-Shepherd Cemeteries, Whitewater Creek, Macon County, GA (off GA127); also buried there are (*as listed) BARFIELD: Allen s/Enos b.1848 (no death date); W. 7months; Donice G. 32 months; George L. 4 months; Georgia Ann W/Allen (*note do not know if this means wife or widow of 'Allen'?); b. 3 Dec 1853 d.19 Feb 1890; James Owen b. 8 Feb 1868 d. 26 May 1889; Jesse Bud* b. 1836 d. 1905; Lester R. 3 days; Rebecca Ann Brooks b. 7Sep 1841 d. 26 Nov 1890; First name is 'T'. middle is (R or D?) 7 mos 5 days; Tommy S. 7 days. [---Susan Register Collier ] Allen BAREFIELD m. 18 Feb 1869 Taylor Co., GA to Georgia Ann SHEPHERD, d/o William Riley SHEPHERD & Lucercia Irene DYERS. [----Nadine Shipman-Sinkwitz <>]

THE BUTLER HERALD - Tuesday November 27, 1900
Death of Rev. B.C.M. Brooks
After many years of waiting, Rev. B.C.M. Brooks, "Uncle Chapel," has passed away.  His death causes universal sorrowing.  Surrounded by his loved ones, he folded his hands, and blessing all in the sound of his feeble voice, "passed over the bar."  "Uncle Chapel" was one of the pioneers of the county, a landmark never to be forgotten.  His is a life full of good works, and was a blessing to the Methodist Church, of which he was a consecrated member, his home and his friends.  He has been growing feebler for several years.  The ravages of time weakened his frame and finally, like a giant oak that has stood the blasts of winter and the heat of summer, reached his limit of years, and, with one passing breeze, fell, to rise no more.  "Peace to his ashes." ---Macon County Citizen [this obit was quoted in the Nov2000 edition of the Taylor County Tracer].

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Sources: Guelda Hay, John R. Adams Susan Collier , Davine Campbell, Taylor County Tracer, 

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