|JOAB BROOKS |
b. 1801(NC) d. 1860(TN)
| 1st. NANCY HUNTER |
m. MARTHA WIMBERLY|
(Other Children Of 1st wife has not been established. Unknown)
BROOKS m. 2nd. Jane H. b.1819(NC)
Jane Brooks buried in the Grundy County Cemetery in Tracy City,Tennessee. (It is possible that Jane H. was Nancy Hunters younger sister.)
(1) William Brooks b.1837(TN)
(2) Amanda Brooks b.1840(TN)
(3) James C. Brooks b.1842(TN)
(4) Clementine Brooks b.1843(TN)
(5) Hannibal Brooks b.1845(TN)
(6) David K.Brooks b.1847(TN)
(7) Polk Brooks b.1856(TN)
(8) Calvin Brooks b.1858
The first records of Joab Brooks in Tennessee show him marrying Nancy Hunter, of Chatham County, NC, in Maury
Co.,Tennessee in 1819.
Tax Rolls in Warren County place him there in 1830-1840. Cannon County was formed from part of Warren County and it's possible the land Joab owned was included in the transfer.
Census shows JOAB BROOKS Family in Cannon Co.
Tennessee in the 6th District with his second wife and six children.
JOHN R. BROOKS,Sr. and his wife MARTHA WIMBERLY, are also listed in the 6th District at the home of Martha's Grandmother, MARTHA PELHAM. This farm was near Joab Brooks' place.
Joab Brooks is not shown in 1860 census, although,
his son, John R. Brooks and family are
His second wife, Jane H. is shown in the 1860 Tennessee census in Franklin County, Tennessee: Jane H. Brooks age_41,with her children James_18, , David_13, Polk_4, Calvin_2.b 1858.
This would indicate Joab Brooks died between 1858 and 1860, as he is not listed in the 1860 census.
Franklin County is adjacent to Grundy Co. where Jane H. Brooks is buried.