Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks
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Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks

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Signed 5 Oct 2013 | 113,381 contributions | 3,605 thank-yous | 4,604 connections
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Michelle Brooks formerly Bairfield aka Thornton
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [private father (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Sister of [private sister (1960s - unknown)] [half], [private brother (1960s - unknown)], [private sister (1960s - unknown)] [half], [private brother (1960s - unknown)] [half] and [private brother (1980s - unknown)] [half]
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private son (1980s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1980s - unknown)]
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DNA Confirmation

Michelle and her niece, KNB, share 2,055 cM shared across 73 DNA segments.


Date: 01 Apr 1962
Place: Hazlehurst, Copiah, Mississippi


Education: Butner Elementary
Date: Mar 1969-May 1974
Place: Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Education: Newhebron Attendance Center
Date: Aug 1974-16 May 1980
Place: New Hebron, Lawrence, Mississippi
Education: Copiah Lincoln Junior College graduation
Date: May 1990
Place: Wesson, Copiah, Mississippi
Note: with a degree in Associate Arts
Education: University Of Southern Mississippi [USM]
Type: Degree
Date: May 1993
Place: Hattiesburg, Forrest, Mississippi
Note: with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and multiple minors... I really enjoy learning.
Education: Mississippi College
Date: 1993-1994
Place: Clinton, Hinds, Mississippi
Masters of Combined Sciences - Mathematics and Physics

Marriage Engagement

Marriage Engagement: to Thomas D. Brooks
Date: 16 Dec 1979
Place: Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi


Event: Mrs. Mississippi-America
Date: Mar 1992-May 1993
Place: Mississippi
Note: top 10 in Mrs. America 1993/San Diego, CA, USA


Hazlehurst, Copiah, MS
Fort Bragg, NC
Crystal Springs, Copiah, MS
Hattiesburg, Forrest, MS
Mendenhall, Simpson, MS
New Hebron, Lawrence, MS
Wesson, Copiah, MS
Beauregard, Copiah, MS


Occupation: Mathematics and Physics Teacher


Husband: Tom Brooks
Wife: Michelle Bairfield
Marriage: 26 Jan 1980
Place: Fellowship Baptist Church, Mendenhall, Simpson, Mississippi
Child: Ty Brooks
Child: Valorie Brooks


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  • Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup J1c8a1a, FTDNA kit #B867741
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Hi Michelle,

I took a Y-DNA Test as part of a search for DeVanes and their origins. I am a direct descendent of Thomas DeVane, the original DeVane in North Carolina. Three other DeVane men had closely matching Y-DNA to my own. Here is my line:

Thomas John Senior John Junior Benjamin John Thomas (from here on down, the DeVane men were born in Brooks County, Georgia) Daniel James Ezekiel Senior Ezekiel Junior Charles Richard (me).

I don't know why the DNA info does not include these YDNA test results (matched against my own results):

Mr. Thomas Jonathan DeVane Jr. Y-DNA67 Markers Tested 1 to 67 Genetic Distance 2 steps Big Y STR Differences Not Available Y Haplogroup R-M269 Paternal Country of Origin

Unknown Origin Paternal Earliest Known Ancestor Thomas Devane b 1700 and d 1774 Match date: April 20 2013

Mr. Gerald David DeVane FAMILY FINDER Y-DNA67 Markers Tested 1 to 67 Genetic Distance 3 steps Big Y STR Differences Not Available Y Haplogroup R-M269 Paternal Country of Origin

Unknown Origin Paternal Earliest Known Ancestor Thomas Devane, b 1700 and d 1774c

I hope this information is useful for you,

Charles DeVane

posted by Charles DeVane
Thanks for adding me to the trusted list for Beatrice Malpas (1236-bef.1290).


Hi Michelle,

It’s time for our annual Ireland Project check-in! Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

  • If you are happy with the team you’re on or if you’d like to make a change. It is now required that all members with an Ireland project badge work on at least one of the project’s team(s), so if you’ve not yet signed up please do so in your reply to this check-in.
  • What you think the project is doing well, and what (if any) changes you would like to see us make? Are there any teams you would like to become more active in?
  • Would you be interested in helping to work on an Ireland Project newsletter?
  • Please give us some feedback on the use of google group and discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way for us to ensure you receive project communications? If you would like to join us on either one, just let us know in your response and we will get you signed up.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within two weeks, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in the Ireland Project, and your badge will be removed. If you wish to reapply for membership later, we will be happy to have you back. Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!


Jen Hutton, on behalf of the Ireland Project

posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Hi Michelle,

As part of the cleanup of Welsh patronymics we are trying to eliminate the use of Verch. ferch (no capital), meaning "daughter of" should be part of the LNAB. For example Angharad "ferch Llewellyn". This would have been retained when married, although "gwraig Meredydd" might have been added to distinguish Angharad from another of the same patronymic. Please can you correct this on your profiles, or open them to me so that I can change them for you. Many thanks and all best wishes for the New Year. Steve

posted by Steve Bartlett

I sent a trusted list request for:




posted by SJ Baty

We haven’t heard back from you concerning the Scottish Clans Transition. If we haven’t received a response from you by 1 April 2020, you will be welcome to rejoin by answering the current g2g thread for joining the Scotland Project.

Best Regards,

Sarah Mason, Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason
Thank you for all your hard work. I am currently adding branches of ancestor to my offline family tree software from all your hard work. I also did a relationship search and found you and I are exactly 13th cousins. Again Thanks! :)
posted by Elizabeth Korf

My name is Amy. I'm a co-Leader of the Scotland Project. As you may have heard, we have merged the Scottish Clans project into the Scotland Project. I am contacting you today to find out if you are interested in continuing with us under this new format. If you would like to go forward on the Scottish Clans Team, please reply and let me know which clans you have been working on or would like to work on. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely, Amy Gilpin

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Michelle, re: Smith 52343 Malvina, was not the child of Hezikiah and Mary Thomas Smith. They were actually the children of the Henry T. Smith, son of Hezekiah and Mary. He died in 1850 and his wife (Priscilla) remarried Joseph Bailey. The last name of Priscilla is unknown. I am trying to find some connection between Malvina of 1860 and Arabella of 1870 to verify that they are one and the same.
Thank you for going above and beyond. It was very kind of you and very helpful


posted by [Living Snyder]
I understand. I'm looking for who removed the image? I am assuming that was not you,

Thank you Jenny

posted by [Living Snyder]
Hi Michelle

I appreciate your effort on the profile of Shirley-1144 but why did you reduce what I had as .documentation? Where did the document showing Jeremiah purchasing something from Benjamin Shirley's estate go? If you can find the record please reconnect it so I do not have to duplicate it. Jenny

posted by [Living Snyder]
Hi Michelle,

The Ireland Project (previously the Irish Roots Project) has now changed its structure into Teams. We require everyone with the Ireland Badge to be a member of at least one Team or Sub-Team and our google group. See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Ireland for details. The Teams are :-

1. Categories Team
2. Counties Team
3. Managed Profiles Team
4. Membership Team
5. Profile Improvement Team
6. Topics Team
7. Diaspora

? Can you let me know if you’d like to stay on in the new project and which team(s) you’d like to join. Please also let me know your e-mail address so that I can get you added to the project’s Google Group or confirm you are already a member of the google group.

Many thanks,


posted by Maria Maxwell
Congratulations on making more than 100 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May!

We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be.

Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Shannon Thomas

WikiTree Appreciation Team

Hi Michelle,

Thank you for responding. We do check if a member is still contributing to WikiTrees, and we like to contact all members of the projects to see if they still wish to be a project member, there may be many reasons a member has been unable to contribute to the site, and a message from us may reignite their interest in genealogy and as more profiles have been created since their last visit, they may find new (as yet unknown to them) family members have joined and as they connect with them, find some interesting facts about their family that they were unaware of.

Take care Karen

Hello Michelle,

On behalf of the Acadia Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. Please let me know if you are still active, and if so, in which ways you have contributed to the project, or a sub-project, within the last two months.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Thank you. Am going to continue to work on Penelope Stout Park and her family tomorrow.


posted by Sharon (Hardman) West
Thomas Gresham, son of Edward of Titsey died in the Fleet Prison in London. He was an alcoholic and disowned by Edward. This is in regard to the pending merger of the two Thomas Greshams.
posted by Mary Gresham
posted by SJ Baty

Rejected matches › Denise M. (Kujath) BrooksDawna M. (Divens) Spell