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Descendants of John? BROOKER

Generation No. 4

      17. Joseph (W.?)4 BROOKER, Jr. (Joseph3, Joseph2, John?1) was born 1820 in Emanuel Co., Georgia, and died 1900. He married (1) Sarilda Adeline STRICKLAND/BUNYON?. She was born 1823, and died Unknown. He married (2) Jane Elizabeth MANNING 1865 in Wayne Co., Georgia. She died Unknown.

Marriage Notes for Joseph BROOKER and Sarilda STRICKLAND/BUNYON?:
Information from the 1860 census for Wayne, Co., Georgia.
Children of Joseph BROOKER and Sarilda STRICKLAND/BUNYON? are:
  41 i.   Mary Elizabeth5 BROOKER, born 1848 in Georgia; died Unknown. She married John Samuel JACOBS 21 April 1868 in Wayne Co., Georgia; died Unknown.
  42 ii.   Sarah Ann BROOKER, born Abt. 1850 in Georgia; died Unknown.
  43 iii.   James BROOKER, born 1852 in Georgia; died Unknown.
+ 44 iv.   Emma Jane (Emijane) BROOKER, born 1854 in Wayne Co., Georgia; died Abt. 1926 in Wayne Co., Georgia.
  45 v.   Milzina (Melvina?) BROOKER, born April 1855 in Wayne Co., Georgia; died 1904.
  46 vi.   Theodocia BROOKER, born 1858 in Wayne Co., Georgia; died Unknown.
  47 vii.   Matilda BROOKER, born 1859 in Wayne Co., Georgia; died Unknown.

      18. Charles G.4 BROOKER (Joseph3, Joseph2, John?1) was born 23 April 1822 in Emanuel Co., Georgia, and died 1 September 1897 in Coffee (now Atkinson) Co., at home, Georgia. He married (1) Mary SHEFFIELD. She died 1845. He married (2) Delanna RICKS. She died Unknown.

Notes for Charles G. BROOKER:
Charles G. Brooker, a son of Joseph and Candacy Brooker, was born in Emanuel Co., Georgia, 23 April 1822, and died at his home in Coffee (now Atkinson Co.), Georgia, 1 September 1897. He was buried at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery near Axson, of which he was a member. Mr. Brooker came as child with his parents to Montgomery Co., but after a short residence there, they moved to Telfair Co. and settled in the portion of the county south of the Ocmulgee River in present Coffee County (now Atkinson Co.) and lived there until his death. He was married twice, first to Miss Mary Sheffield who died in 1845. She was survived by her husband and two children: William and Sarah.

Information obtained from: PIONEERS OF WIREGRASS GEORGIA-Volume 1 (Compiled and published by Folks Huxford)

More About Charles G. BROOKER:
Burial: 1897, Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Pearson Co., near Axson (or Axon?), Georgia
Religion: Baptist
Children of Charles BROOKER and Mary SHEFFIELD are:
  48 i.   William5 BROOKER, died Unknown.
  49 ii.   Sarah BROOKER, died Unknown.

      21. Richard Gilbert4 BROOKER, Sr. (Joseph3, Joseph2, John?1) was born Abt. 1830 in Douglass, Coffee Co., or Emanuel Co., or Telfair Co., Georgia, and died 1 January 1863 in Mississippi. He married Mary ELLIS, daughter of William ELLIS and Sarah WILLIAMS. She was born Abt. 1838 in Telfair Co., Georgia, and died Abt. 1 October 1901 in Brandon, Hillsborough Co., Florida.

Notes for Richard Gilbert BROOKER, Sr.:
Died of Malaria in Mississippi during the Tennessee Campaigns.
Enlisted: Oct. 15, 1862, Company F 47th Georgia Infantry. Served under General Longstreet.
Information from: Appling Co., Georgia census, 1860, pg 71
Appling Co., Georgia census, 1880, pg 7

Also, part of this information came from Virginia Burger, part from Florida Cemetery Listings via GBGS.

While doing some research on another family line, I (Dicie Parker) came across this letter from a Union soldier, Caius C. LORD. The following is just an excerpt: "We have had plenty to eat all along this march, but just at present we can't eat any pork, as they are using the cars to bring up big guns so we have no meat but fresh beef every day. However we get along first rate. They have established a bakery close by the army and we get soft bread one day in three. We think this a treat as we have not had any soft bread for three months.--There is a rumor around in the army that Longstreet's corps is coming down here to reinforce the rebels. If this is the case, we will have our hands full, but I should think that General Grant could keep the whole rebel army in Virginia busy so that they would not think of coming down here. General Grant don't get along so well in the east as he did in the west. The fact of the matter is, the rebels have got their biggest and best army in Virginia, and their best generals. I wish we had such an army as the army of the Potomac down here. We would eat up Hood's army before breakfast."

More About Richard Gilbert BROOKER, Sr.:
Burial: January 1863
Cause of Death: Malaria,
Military service: 15 October 1862, Company F, 47th Georgia Infantry

Notes for Mary ELLIS:
After her husband was killed in the Civil War, she raised her children alone.

On her grave is inscribed; "Mother of John, Joseph, Nathan, Richard, and Curtis".

More About Mary ELLIS:
Burial: October 1901, New Hope Cemetery, Brandon, Hillsborough Co., Florida
Children of Richard BROOKER and Mary ELLIS are:
  50 i.   (Babe) Candace Mable5 BROOKER, born Abt. 1854 in Georgia; died 10 December 1933. She married Unknown STONE; died Unknown.
+ 51 ii.   Rev. John W. BROOKER, born 13 July 1857 in Coffee (now Atkinson Co.),Georgia, or Brooker, Hazelhurst Co., Georgia; died 22 February 1905 in Brandon, Hillsborough Co., Florida.
+ 52 iii.   Joseph Richard BROOKER, born 20 March 1859 in Hazelhurst, at home, Appling Co., Georgia; died 28 March 1952 in Brandon, Hillsborough Co., Florida.
  53 iv.   Nathan L. BROOKER, born 24 February 1861 in Georgia; died 19 November 1948 in Floida. He married Lilla UNKNOWN; born 29 April 1870; died 29 April 1955.
  Notes for Nathan L. BROOKER:
Part of this information came from GBGS and they have a copyright to their part. Some came from Virginia Burger, and some came from family information.

  More About Nathan L. BROOKER:
Burial: November 1948, New Hope Cemetery, Brandon, Hillsborough Co., Florida
Clubs, Organizations: Mason

  More About Lilla UNKNOWN:
Burial: April 1955, New Hope Cemetery, Brandon, Hillsborough Co., Florida

+ 54 v.   Richard Gilbert BROOKER, Jr., born 5 February 1863 in At home, Hazelhurst, Appling Co., Georgia; died 1 January 1951 in Orlando, Orange Co., Florida.

      22. Candacy4 BROOKER (Joseph3, Joseph2, John?1) was born 1836 in Emanuel Co., Georgia or Telfair Co., Georgia, and died 6 June 1877 in Coffee Co., Georgia. She married Bryant Washington DOUGLAS, Sr. Abt. 10 February 1867, son of John DOUGLAS and Mary BOWEN. He was born 24 February 1840 in Ware (now Bacon Co.) Co., Georgia, and died 26 January 1921 in Atkinson Co., Georgia.

Notes for Bryant Washington DOUGLAS, Sr.:
Bryant served in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War in Company A, 31st Georgia Regiment, under Gordon. He was wounded just below the knee in the Battle of Wilderness, Va., 5 May 1864, He was granted a disability pension by the State of Georgia in 1888. He walked with a cane the rest of his life. He served as tax collector of Coffee Co. for 12 years.

More About Bryant Washington DOUGLAS, Sr.:
Burial: January 1921, Sweetwater Church Cemetery, Pearson Co., Georgia
Children of Candacy BROOKER and Bryant DOUGLAS are:
  55 i.   Emma J.5 DOUGLAS, born 23 August 1866; died Unknown. She married William D. GIDDENS; died Unknown.
  56 ii.   Thomas Jackson DOUGLAS, born 13 November 1866 in Coffee Co., Georgia; died Unknown. He married Rebecca LOTT; died Unknown.
  57 iii.   Nathaniel DOUGLAS, born 5 June 1869 in Georgia; died Unknown. He married (1) Annie Belle DOUGLAS; died Unknown. He married (2) Rebecca PURVIS; died Unknown. He married (3) Nora CORBITT; died Unknown.
  58 iv.   Bryant Washington DOUGLAS, Jr., born 9 July 1871 in Georgia; died Unknown. He married (1) Pearl HILL; died Unknown. He married (2) Candacy GUTHRIE; died Unknown.
+ 59 v.   Joseph Franklin DOUGLAS, born 23 August 1874 in Clinch Co., Georgia; died 28 October 1952 in Georgia.

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