She was the daughter of John and Jean Reyburn who lived most of their lives in Augusta County, Virginia. John Reyburn wrote his will on June 30, 1797, and it was proved on February 20, 1798. Among others, he named his daughter Margaret, and left something to her oldest son. In a subsequent lawsuit in 1812, the infant son’s name was given as Thomas Brooks of Madison County, Kentucky. (See this author’s work on the Reyburn family) Margaret also had a brother, Robert Reyburn, who settled in Madison County. Jonathan Brooks and his family settled in Madison County by 1796, when he appears in the tax record, 1 male, over 21, with 7 horses.
Margaret “Peggy” Reyburn, daughter of John and Jean Reyburn, was born on April 30, 1767, according to family records passed on to this writer. She married Jonathan Brooks in Botetourt County on October 20, 1789. Following her brother, they settled in Madison County, Kentucky, by 1796, for that is when they appear in the tax list. They had five children: Thomas, Jane “Jenny,” Nancy, Polly and Charlotte.
(For more, see writer’s work on the Brooks and Brocks).