Thomas was born about 1796 in North Carolina. The earliest record found so far is the 1840 Census. He lived in Coal Creek (now Rocky Top), TN. It is possible that he married the widow of his brother, but that is speculation. He died after 1880. He was living with his son in the 1880 census, and is not found in the 1900 census (1890 is lost).
There is another Thomas F Brooks in Knoxville, TN about the same time, but he has a different family and different vitals. They are not the same person.
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