John W or M Brooks and Sarah Polk

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Looking for info on John W or M Brooks of Alabama who married Sarah Polk of Georgia. One of their sons, Lee W. b 11/23/1854 d 10/14/1941 in Abilene, TX and married Georgeanna Ballard who also died in Abilene. They had at least 6 children: Lonnie Richard (aka Dick Alonzo) my maternal great grandfather who married Dennie Jane Higgs; Jimmie; Ollie Eugene; Jesse Lafyette; Claude Grier; Lenord or maybe Leonord. DA and Dennie Jane ended up in Eastland County, Texas and both are buried in the Eastland City Cemetery.


Any information would be appreciated.
asked in Genealogy Help by Terry Simmons G2G Rookie (250 points)
Do you have a birth year and or a death year for John Brooks? Were they married in 1848 in Alabama?
The only information I have on them came from Lee W Brooks' death certificate which is just their names and birth states.

A John W. Brooks served in the Civil War. Here's a pension record of beneficiary Sarah Brooks.

John W Brooks
United States General Index to Pension Files
Name: John W Brooks
Event Type: Pension
Event Date: 1873
Beneficiary's Name: Sarah Brooks
Maybe your John W. Brooks served in the conflict betweem the states out of Texas.                            
Name: Mrs Sarah Ann Brooks
Application Date: 12 Feb 1903
Application Place: Lavaca
Birth Year: abt 1832
Age: 71
Spouse: John C Brooks
Marriage Date: 1 Mar 1866
Spouse Death Date: 28 Jan 1891
Pension File Number: 00057
Application Type: Widow


Name: Sarah Brooks
Age: 19
Birth Year: abt 1831
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1850: Pike, Alabama
Gender: Female
Family Number: 414
Household Members:
Name Age
J C Brooks 25
Sarah Brooks 19
Sarah Brooks 0

Here are John C and Sarah A Brooks in Pike County, AL. This marriage date is at variance with the one associated with the one in Pension File No. 00057 above. 

John C Brooks
mentioned in the record of John C Brooks and Sarah A
Name: John C Brooks
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 07 Nov 1848
Event Place: Pike, Alabama, United States
Gender: Male
Marriage License Place: Pike, Alabama, United States
Spouse's Name: Sarah A
Spouse's Gender: Female
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Lee N Brooks
Texas, Deaths
Name: Lee N Brooks
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 14 Oct 1941
Event Place: Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Birth Date: 23 Nov 1854
Birthplace: , Texas
Father's Name: John N Brooks
Mother's Name: Sarah Polk
Certificate Number: 47982
GS Film number: 2138747 , Digital Folder Number: 005145001 , Image Number: 02674
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"Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 April 2015), Lee N Brooks, 14 Oct 1941; citing certificate number 47982, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,138,747.
Lee W Brooks, Cemetery.
John and Sarah Brooks marriage.
answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
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