William C. BROOKS married first ca.1823-28 in NY Catharine or Lucinda/Lucy HOPKINS. Children from first marriage: Frances C. (b. ca. 1829), Joseph (b. ca. 1833), Lucinda (b.1836), Rebecca (b.1840), William and Mary Jane (twins b. 1841), Catharine Maria (b.1848), plus unknown child. Known spouses of first family:
Frances C. BROOKS m. Louis WINDSOR in Clermont Co., OH;
Lucinda BROOKS m. Aaron M. COLE in Clinton Co., OH;
Rebecca Eva BROOKS m. Josephus F. WILSON in Warren Co., OH;
Mary I. BROOKS m.(l) David HUFFORD in Warren Co., OH m.(2) Riley WOODS in Wayne Co., IN;
Catharine Maria BROOKS, m. Henry Jefferson OSBORN in Jay Co., IN.
Second marriage 1849 in Warren Co., OH to Margaret WARD. Children from second marriage: Thomas (1850), Cynthia Ellen (1851), Josephine (1852), Franklin P. (1854), Wilson (1855), Ashkenis/Albert (1856), Millard and Willard M. (1858), Amza (1859), Alfred (1860), Mary Louisa (1862), Clara Belle (1864), Lazarus (1865), Minnie May (1868), and Delpha "Della" (1870).
Known spouses of second family; all marriages in Richmond, Wayne Co., IN:
Cynthia Ellen Brooks m.William DECKER;
Franklin P. Brooks m.(l) Hattie RILEY m.(2) Martha GOODWIN;
Ashkenis/ Albert Brooks m. Rosetta HODGE;
Alfred E. Brooks m. Laura WILKINSON;
Clara Belle Brooks m.(l) Benjamin HENDERSON, m.(2)William JONES;
Minnie May Brooks m.William SCHULTZ;
Delpha Lucilla m.( 1 ) Daniel SCHERB, m.(2) William SCHULTZ.
The family migrated from NY through PA to OH (there in 1850, 1860 census)to IN (Winchester, Randolph Co., IN in 1870. William d. ca. 1876, then his widow Margaret remarried Nathaniel Jackson ADAMSON and moved with younger children to Richmond, Wayne Co., IN, (1880 census)where the family has remained centered since.
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