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Thomas Brooks (abt. 1710 - 1796)

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Thomas Brooks
Born about in Englandmap
Husband of — married in Orange County, North Carolinamap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Died in Chatham County, North Carolinamap
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Thomas was born about 1710. He is the son of John Brooks and Susannah Terrell. He passed away about 1825. [1]

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  1. Entered by Anonymous Amerson, May 4, 2011


Thomas Brooks, son of John and Susan Brooks, is listed as the "first settler by name of Brooks" to settle in that part of Orange County, that was later included in Chatham County.

1743 Thomas brooks granted 50 acres in Bladen county, N.C. 6-26-1743

1751 Thomas was granted 400 acres in Bladen County, North Carolina, by King George II. Land lying on the "South West side of Cape Faire River, on Cross Creek."

1753-9-23 Granted 100 acres of land on Cross Creek.

1754 Resident of Orange County when he sold 100 acres, part of his grant of 400 acres in Bladen County, N.C. to John McPherson.

1755 Deeded land to his sons, Thomas jr, and Samuel Brooks.

1757 Deeded his son, Thomas jr. his plantation and "goods and chattels".

1757 He was a Road Commissioner.

1759 Deed from Earl of Granville to Thomas Brooks for 640 acres recorded March term of Court, and 630 acres same year.

1767 Deed of gift from John Brooks to Thomas Brooks, land.

Records show that he was granted about 2,500 acres of land prior to 1770.

1774 Thomas Brooks Sr. Juror.

1775 Deed from Thomas Brooks, Sr. Thomas Brooks, Jr. and Samuel Brooks to Elisha Hunter, proved.

1775 He was one of the Executors of the Will of Joab Brooks Sr.

1778 Appointed guardian of Joab and John Brooks, and Sarah Brooks, children of Joab Brooks, Deceased.

1778 Ordered that Thomas Brooks, Sr. be exempted from penalty of not attending court.

1794-October, Will of Thomas Brooks, proved February 1796. Named: Wife Mary Sons: Stephen, Thomas Brooks, Jr. and Samuel Daughter: Rebecca Martin Son-in-Law: William Thomason

"To son Stephen, my claim whereon I now live" and one third share of my grist mill, other sons Thomas, Jr., and Samuel to share equally with him. The three sons to share equally in a saw mill at the mouth of Lick Creek. Wife Mary. to have household furniture and after her death it to go to the daughter of Samuel Brooks, named Mary. Executors, sons Thomas, Jr. and Samuel Brooks.

The only one not named was Aaron, though family records say he was a son.

According to family tradition, the city of Fayetteville is built on land once owned by Thomas Brooks.


1743-1754 Cumberland County Court House Records, North Carolina.

Orange County, North Carolina, Court Minutes, 1752-1793

1774-1796 Chatham County, North Carolina, Court Minutes.

The Daughters of the American Revolution has accepted lines on-- Thomas Brooks, Sr., as Patriot and for material help given and sundries furnished.

'Brooks and Kindred Families' by Ida Brooks Kellam, 1950 Edition

  • WikiTree profile Brooks-2261 created through the import of Skolyak-Homer Family Tree(3).ged on Mar 4, 2012 by Michelle Skolyak.

Thank you to Joe Jackson for creating WikiTree profile Brooks-4802 through the import of edith.ged on Dec 19, 2013.

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