Henry Brooks and Mariah Fuller of Hancock County, Indiana and Stringtown, West Indianapolis

Henry Brooks was born about 1810-1813 in North Carolina. On 7 Jun 1838, Henry married Mariah Fuller in Hancock County, Indiana. William Rector, minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, officiated the marriage. Mariah Fuller was born about 1813 in Brown County, Ohio, where many original pioneers of Hancock County lived prior to settling in Indiana. Henry and Mariah had 10 children who lived long enough to appear in surviving records.

  1. Samuel S Brooks (1838-1905 — Spouses: Harriet Josephine Sargent, Christina Ellen Moroskey
  2. Clarissa Jane Brooks (1841-1900 — Spouse: James Ross
  3. Nathan B Brooks (1844-1887) — Spouse: Saba Jane Glisson
  4. Sarah E Brooks, 1845-1925) — Spouse: Hiram Williamson
  5. James Brooks (1847-?)
  6. Mary A Brooks (1848-1904) — Spouses: George Randolph, Joseph H Faulkner
  7. Nancy Ann Brooks (1851-1918) — Spouse: Eugene Bretney
  8. Louisa Angeline Brooks (1853-1929) — Spouse: John Henry Rhoda
  9. Margaret E Brooks (1854-1883) — Spouse: Arthur Thomas Bell
  10. Christina Brooks (1858-1860)

The Brooks family should be listed in the 1840 US Census, but the only person with this name listed in either Hancock or Marion Counties was a Henry Brooks in Sugar Creek Township, Hancock County, Indiana. The details of his family (1 male under 5, 1 male 20-29, 2 females under 5, 2 females 5-10, and one female 30-39) don’t quite fit our Henry Brooks, who was the father of only one child in 1840. It is unclear if this Brooks family was related to the Henry Brooks that married Mariah Brooks. There was a James Brooks in Union Township, Hancock County whose family details match Henry and Mariah Brooks (1 male 20-29, 1 female 20-29, 1 male under 5). Yet there is no proof Henry used a middle name of any sort. Henry and Mariah could also have been living with another family. Because only heads of household were recorded prior to 1840, neither would be named on the Census if this was the case.

The first residence record for Henry Brooks is in the 26 Oct 1844 edition of the Indiana State Journal in a “List of Lands and Lots returned Delinquent for the non-payment of Taxes due thereon for the year 1843, and previously, in Marion County, State of Indiana.” Henry Brooks, Franklin Township, no. 1490, polls:1, Description: seqseq [South East Quarter of the South East Quarter], Section 34, Township 15, Range 5, 40 Acres. The map below to the right is this exact plot of land mapped on the website of Indiana GIS. Henry Brooks was not the first person to own this land. The Tract Book for 1821-1851, transcribed in Marion County, Indiana Records Miscellanea, shows Andrew Rock purchasing this exact 40 acres on 28 Mar 1836.

The 1850 US Census indeed shows Henry Brooks was living in Franklin Township, Marion County, Indiana with Wife Mariah age 37, born in Ohio, and children: Samuel S age 11, Clarissa J Brooks age 9, Nathan B Brooks age 6, Sarah A Brooks age 4, and Mary A Brooks age 2.

1850 US Census, Franklin Tonwship, Marion County, Indiana: Henry Brooks family

Franklin Township, Marion County Indiana, T15N, 5E, Sec 34, 1855

Henry Brooks moved his family from Franklin Township to Center Township sometime in the 1850s. The above map is a section of the 1855 Condit, Wright & Hayden, Map of Marion County Indiana. Section 34 is on the right side, and the 40 acres occupied by Henry Brooks was at this time owned by A Leonard. The 1858 Indianapolis City Directory lists two Henry Brooks, a Drayman on S. Delaware and a carpenter on Ohio between New Jersey and East. Therefore, the Brooks family sold and moved away from their farm in Franklin Township sometime between 1850 and 1855.

In the 1860 Census, Henry Brooks age 50, born in North Carolina, was living in Center Township, Marion County, Indiana with wife Marie Brooks age 47 born in Ohio, and children Samuel Brooks age 21, Nathan Brooks 17, Sarah Brooks 15, James Brooks 13, Mary Brooks 12, Nancy Brooks 10, Louisa Brooks 8, Margaret Brooks 6, and Christina Brooks 2. Some of their neighbors were Benjamin Vanblaricum, a fisherman age 25 with his wife Ann (Phoebe Ann Brooks), and Hiram Williamson age 27, who married Henry and Mariah’s daughter Sarah that year on July 4th.

The Brooks family lived in a neighborhood west of the White River called Stringtown, or Indianola. It was just above the village of Belmont, which became the city of West Indianapolis.

Henry Brooks was recorded in the 1861 Sutherland Indianapolis Directory as a teamster living 3/4 mile northwest of Indianola. He appears in the 1867 and 1869 Edward’s Annual Indianapolis Directory as a carpenter living in West Indianapolis. Henry Brooks is also listed in the 1867 Logan’s Indianapolis Directory as a carpenter boarding at Ray House.

1860 US Census, Center Twp, Marion County, Indiana: Henry Brooks family

The 1870 United States Census.  Because the census was so poorly done, there was a Second Enumeration in February of 1871. Some of the Brooks family members were enumerated twice because of this. Mariah Fuller Brooks died sometime before 1869, and Henry married Martha Schwartz (nee Bosworth) on 8 Apr 1869. Henry is listed in the 1870 Census (1st enum) as a Carpenter born in North Carolina about 1815. Living with him is Martha, his new wife, and his 16 year-old step-daughter Ester Elizabeth Schwartz (although she is listed as Esther Brooks in the Census).  In the 2nd Enumeration, Henry Brooks is not listed at all, but Martha and Esther Elizabeth are, along with another person named Elizabeth Brooks age 28 born in Maryland. Henry Brooks was still alive, because he is on record selling property in 1872, but apparently not living in Indianapolis. The 28 year-old Elizabeth Brooks doesn’t seem to match anyone in the family.

Marriage Records, Marion County, Indiana: Henry Brooks and Martha Schwartz, 8 Apr 1869

1870 US Census, Indianapolis Ward 5: Henry Brooks, wife Martha, step-daughter Esther Elizabeth

1870 US Census, Indianapolis Ward 4 (2nd Enum): Martha Brooks with daughter Esther Elizabeth


There are several real estate transactions posted in Indianapolis papers related to the Brooks family from 1870-1872. Samuel Brooks, Clarissa J Ross, Mary A Randolph, Nancy Bretney, and father Henry Brooks all sell part of a lot in the West Indianapolis subdivision called Ray and Blake’s to Sarah E Williamson. The last transfer of land from Nancy Bretney to Sarah E Williamson was printed in the 18 Oct 1872 issue of the Indianapolis News. It specifically mentions Nancy Bretney is an heir of Mariah Brooks, deceased.

Below is a more detailed map of this neighborhood from 1899. It is clear where Ray and Blake’s Subdivision was. The zoomed-in section on the right shows where individual lot numbers are marked, but it is not clear which part is “Square 1” where the Brooks family owned their land. Most of the buildings from Blake and Ray’s subdivision in the West Indianapolis neighborhood of Stringtown no longer exist, and many of the street names have changed. The land between Blake and Ray’s and the White River is now home to the Indianapolis Zoo.

The real estate transaction posted in the 28 May 1872 Indianapolis newspaper is the last record mentioning Henry Brooks. His name is not listed in the Indianapolis Mortality Record (1 Sep 1872- 31 Dec 1881), nor in the Indiana Death Index (1882-1920) transcribed by the WPA. His last appearance in the Indianapolis City directories was in 1869. However, his second wife Martha is listed in the directory every year starting 1873 as “Mrs. Martha Brooks,” In 1878 and after, she is noted as the widow of Henry. Married women were almost never mentioned without their husbands in directories of that time unless they were widows, so it is possible Henry died prior to 1873 and, for unknown reasons, the directory omitted her widow status until 1878. Alternatively, Henry may have been living and working elsewhere, only dying just before the 1878 directory information was collected. So far, no death or cemetery records have been located for either Henry Brooks or Mariah Fuller Brooks.

Several Brooks family reunions were held in Hancock County in the 1920s-1930s, and attended by descendants of Henry and Mariah Brooks. Hancock County, Indiana newspapers reported on many of these events as well as social visits with family members in other counties and cities.

Brooks Family Reunion at the Home of Jack Brooks, Greenfield Daily Reporter 31 Aug 1939



Brooks Family Directory Records


Brooks and related families listed in Indianapolis City Directories (click to expand)

1858-59, Indianapolis City Directory, McEvoy’s

Brooks, p. 27

Brooks Henry, drayman, 273 S. Delaware

Brooks Henry, carpenter, Ohio bt New Jersey and East

1861, Indianapolis City Directory and Business Mirror, Sutherland

Brooks, p. 105

Brooks Henry, teamster, 3/4 mile n w Indianoloa

1861-61, Marion County, Indiana, Directory

Brooks, Center Township, p. 1

Brooks Henry

1867, Indianapolis City Directory, Edward’s

Brooks, p. 206

Brooks Henry, carpenter, r West Indianapolis

Brooks Nathan, farmer, r West Indianapolis

1867 Indianapolis City Directory, Logan’s

Brooks, p. 28

Brooks Henry, carpenter, bds. Ray House

1869 Indianapolis City Directory, Edward’s

Bretney, p. 62

Bretney Eugene, carder Hoosier Woolen Factory

Brooks, p. 64

Brooks Henry, carpenter, r West Indianapolis

Brooks Nancy, weaver Hoosier Woolen Factory

Williamson, p. 346

Williamson Hiram, farmer, r. West Indianapolis

1870-71, Indianapolis City Directory, Hutchinson’s

Brooks, p. 36

Brooks Nancy Miss, weaver, works woolen mill, bds 416 W Washington

1871-72, Indianapolis City Directory, Bailey’s

Bretney, p. 91

Bretney, Eugene, carder, res 416 W Washington

Brooks, p. 93

Brooks, Miss Maggie, carder, bds 416 W Washington

1873 Indianapolis City Directory, Swartz & Tedrowe’s

Bretney, p. 76

Bretney Eugene, millwright, res 426 W New York

Brooks, p. 78

Brooks Mrs Martha, res 72 N California

Williamson, p. 346

Williamson Hiram, res e the Lafayette road n Washington, (WI)

1874, Indianapolis City Directory, Swartz & Tedrowe’s

Brooks, p. 83

Brooks Mrs Martha, res n s Washington e Ray, (WI)

Williamson, p. 420

Williamson Hiram, farmer, res s s Columbia e Ray, (WI)

1875-1876, Indianapolis City Directory, Swartz & Tedrowe’s

Brooks, p. 72

Brooks Miss Maggie, res alley w Ray n Plum, (WI)

Brooks Mrs Martha, res n s Washington e State, (WI)

Randolph, p. 338

Randolph Mrs Mary, res alley w Ray n Plum (WI)

1876, Indianapolis City Directory, Swartz & Co’s

Brooks, p. 92

Brooks Mrs Martha, res 808 W Washington, (WI)

Ross, p. 409

Ross James, teamster, res s s Water e State, (WI)

1877, Indianapolis City Directory, SE Tilford & Co’s

Brooks, p. 71

Brooks Mrs Martha, res 219 W Maryland

Brooks Nathan, teamster, res 806 W Washington, (WI)

Brooks Samuel S, lab, res n w cor Plum and State, (WI)

Randolph, p. 336

Randolph Mrs Elizabeth, res n w cor Plum and State, (WI)

Ross, p. 353

Ross James, teamster, res alley w Ray s Walnut, (WI)

Williamson Mrs Sarah, res 806 W Washington, (WI)

1878, Indianapolis City Directory, R & L Polk’s

Brooks, p. 145

Brooks Miss Ann, res 808 W Washington, (WI)

Brooks Martha (wid Henry), res 321 W Market

Brooks Nathan, lab, res 808 W Washington, (WI)

Brooks Samuel S, res 712 W Washington, (WI)

Williams [Williamson], p. 539

Williams Mrs. Sarah, res 808 W Washington, (WI)

1879, Indianapolis City Directory, R & L Polk’s

Brooks, p. 136

Brooks Martha (wid Henry), res 366 W Washington

Brooks Nathan, teamster, res W Washington near Belt Road crossing

Brooks Samuel S, res 712 W Washington (WI)

Bell, p. 120

Bell Maggie Mrs. bds 436 W Washington

1880, Indianapolis City Directory, R & L Polk’s

Brooks, p. 139

Brooks Nathan B, huckster, res s s Plum, 2 w of Noble, (WI)

Brooks Samuel S, lab, res 712 W Washington, (WI)

1881, Indianapolis City Directory, R & L Polk’s

Brooks, p. 141

Brooks Martha (wid Henry), res 321 W Washington

Brooks Nathan, teamster, res Plum, (WI)

Brooks Samuel S, teamster, res 712 W Washington, (WI)

Bell, p. 122

Bell Maggie (wid Thomas), res 80 Ray,, (WI)

Williamson, p. 566

Williamson Sarah E (wid Hiram), res 310 Mass ave

1882 Indianapolis City Directory, R & L Polk’s

Brooks, p. 146

Brooks Martha (wid Henry), res 321 W Market

Brooks Nathan, huckster, res w s Vermont near IB&WRR, (WI)

Brooks Samuel S, res 712 W Washington, (WI)

Bretney, p. 143

Bretney Eugene, engineer, res 172 W New York

Faulkner, p. 230

Faulkner Joseph H, engineer, res 436 W Washington

Williamson, p. 600

Williamson Sarah E (wid Hiram), res 417 W Washington

1883 Indianapolis City Directory, Polk’s

Brooks, p. 149

Brooks Martha (wid Henry), res 507 W Washington

Brooks Nathan, peddler, res ss Plum 2 w Ray (WI)

Faulkner, p. 241

Faulkner Joseph H, engineer, res 408 W Washington

Ross, p. 519

Ross James, fireman, res 796 W Washington, (WI)

Williamson, p. 638

Williamson Sarah E (wid Hiram), res 417 W Washington

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Descendants of Henry Brooks and Mariah Fuller

1. Samuel S Brooks (1839-1905)

Samuel S Brooks (Henry1) was born on 06 Jun 1839 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA. Samuel married his first wife, Harriet Josephine Sargent, daughter of Samuel Sargent and Philadelphia Ham, on 26 Apr 1869 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA. Harriette was born about 1852 in Indiana, USA. The family lived in Buck Creek, Hancock County in 1870, moving to West Indianapolis sometime before 1880, where they appear in the 1880 Census. Samuel and Harriet divorced on 3 Oct 1883 in Marion County, Indiana. Harriet married Jacob N Harmon on 24 Aug 1892 in Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA. Samuel married his second wife, Christina Ellen Moroskey, daughter of Anthony Henry Maroskey and Christina Koch, on 11 Jan 1884 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA. Christina was born Jul 1863 in Hancock County, Indiana. By the time of the 1900 US Census, Samuel had moved his family back to Hancock County, Indiana. He died five years later on 21 Jun 1905 in the town of Mohawk in Hancock County. His death was a complication of a 1861 Civil War injury in Cedar Creek, VA that destroyed his foot, and the subsequent amputation of that limb. His death certificate lists his mother Mariah Fuller’s place of birth as Brown County, Ohio. This is the only record that specifies where in Ohio she was born. After Samuel’s death, Christina Ellen married Adam F Wilson on 10 May 1908 in Hancock County, Indian. Christina died on 3 Apr 1934 in Buck Creek, Hancock, Indiana.

1870 US Census, Buck Creek, Hancock, Indiana: Samuel and Harriet Brooks Family

1880 US Census, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana: Samuel and Harriet Brooks Family

1900 US Census, Center, Hancock, Indiana: Samuel and Christina Ellen Brooks Family

Indiana Death Certificates: Samuel Brooks, 21 Jun 1905, Mohawk, Hancock, IN

Descendants of Samuel Brooks (Click to Expand Register)

Children of Samuel S Brooks and Harriette Josephine Sargent

1.1. William F Brooks was born in March 1870 in Buck Creek, Hancock, Indiana, USA. He died on 15 Mar 1883 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

1.2. Margaret May “Maggie” Brooks was born on 11 Jun 1875 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 21 Jan 1951 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Margaret May married Reuben Troy Stansbury, son of Amos Stansbury and Martha J Barnard, on 30 Sep 1894 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA. Reuben was born on 11 Sep 1871 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA.

Children of Margaret May Brooks and Reuben Troy Stansbury

1.2.1. Frank Charles Stansbury was born on 9 Feb 1895 in Hancock, Indiana, USA. He died on 15 Apr 1977 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA. He married Emma Mary Dollinger on 27 Aug 1919 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA.

1.2.2. Blanche L Stansbury was born on 18 Aug 1896 in Hancock, Indiana, USA. She died on 3 Aug 1985 in Greenwood, Johnson, Indiana, USA. Blanche married Ronald S Jordan on 10 Mar 1915 in Hamilton County, Indiana, USA.

1.2.3. Ruby Jane Stansbury was born on 10 Jun 1898 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA. She died on 22 Jul 1983 in Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, USA. She married Ira Ward Boone about 1916 in Monroe County, Indiana, USA.

1.2.4. Edith Fay Delle Stansbury was born on 24 Jan 1900 in Hancock, Indiana, USA. She died on 31 Mar 1986 in Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, USA. She married Frank L Driffill on 18 May 1920 in Hancock County, Indiana.

1.2.5. Laura Belle Stansbury was born on 2 Sep 1902 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. She died on 22 Oct 1995 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She married Wayne F Cornelius on 8 Jul 1928 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

1.2.6. Melva M Stansbury was born on 14 Feb 1906 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. She died on 14 Nov 1997 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She married Clare F Gater on 22 Aug 1931 in Jeffersonville, Clark, Indiana, USA.

1.2.7. Mary E Stansbury was born on 19 Sep 1908 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. She died on 22 Oct 1988 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She married Charles Keiser on 25 Feb 1940 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

1.2.8. Hershel Lawrence Stansbury was born on 26 Jun 1911 in Center, Hamilton, Indiana, USA. He died on 26 Jun 1911 in Center Township, Hamilton, Indiana, USA.

1.2.9. Elizabeth Ellen Stansbury was born on 12 Feb 1914 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. She died on 31 Aug 1995 in Beech Grove, Marion, Indiana, USA. Elizabeth married Raymond Havlin on 14 Apr 1933 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

1.2.10. Martha Ruth Stansbury was born on 15 Feb 1917 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. She died on 23 Nov 1990 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She married John R Laffey on 28 Jun 1947 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

1.3. Mary Brooks was born in November 1879 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died before 1900.

Children of Samuel S Brooks and Christina Ellen Moroskey

1.4. John Logan Brooks was born on 11 Jun 1884 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 14 Jan 1957 in Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, USA. He married Lulu Ellen Fugett, daughter of James Lewis Frank Fugett and Lola May Williams, on 28 Sep 1918 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA.

Children of John Logan Brooks and Lulu Ellen Fugett

1.4.1. Lola M Brooks was born on 8 May 1919 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. She died on 01 Jan 1998 in Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, USA. Lola May married (1) Russell H Ruggles, son of Omar A Ruggles and Opal L Lacy, in 1937 in Carroll County, Kentucky, USA. Lola married (2) Joseph Manlove, son of Paul Morris Manlove and Pauline Williams, about 1960 in USA.

1.4.2. Delores Jewel Brooks was born on 07 Nov 1920 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. She died on 6 Oct 1992 in Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA. Delores Jewel married Arthur Earl Leonard, son of Oscar B Leonard and Nora E Stutsman, in 1946 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA.

1.4.3. Ella Mae Brooks was born on 1 Dec 1922 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. She died on 21 May 1998 in Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, USA. Ella Mae married (1) Voyne Vance Crump, son of Joshua J Crump and Harriett Ellen Vance, on 8 Apr 1939 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA. Ella Mae married (2) David Lee Sylvester, son of David Sylvester and Jemima Craft, about 1950 in Indiana, USA.

1.4.4. Oakley Charles Brooks was born on 03 May 1926 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. He died on 02 Nov 2004 in Seminole, Pinellas, Florida, USA. Oakley Charles married Betty Louretta Burris, daughter of Lowell Verlin Burris and Charlotte Fern Anderson, on 18 Dec 1945 in Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, USA.

1.4.5. John Albert Brooks was born on 04 Jun 1928 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. He died on 08 Jan 1973 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. John Albert married Martha Jane Barrick on 31 Dec 1952 in Hancock County, Indiana.

1.4.6. Chauncey Russell Brooks was born on 24 Mar 1932 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. He died on 14 Ma 1993 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Chauncey Russell married (1) Glenna Rose Walker, daughter of Ralph Walker and Lavonne Hunt, on 26 Mar 1955 in Marion County, Indiana, USA. Chauncey Russell married (2) Donna Jeanne Yoos, daughter of Raymond Yoos and Varone Brickley, on 18 May 1963 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

1.5. William Brooks was born on 11 Jun 1885 in Indiana, USA. He died before 1900 in Indiana, USA.

1.6. Gertrude Belle Brooks was born on 3 Dec 1887 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA. She died on 31 Dec 1960 in Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, USA. Gertrude married (1) Edward Holden 10 Aug 1904 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. She married (2) Jacob O Dunn between 1920-1930 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA.

Children of Gertrude Belle Brooks and Edward Holden

1.6.1. Leroy “Larry” Holden was born on 19 Jul 1905 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA. He died on 30 Jan 1968 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Leroy married Edna McCord, daughter of Connie Cleo McCord and Emma Lefforge, on 21 Nov 1925 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA.

1.6.2. Nelma E Holden was born on 28 Sep 1908 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA. She died on 19 Jun 2005 in Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana. Nelma married (1) Harold Kelley on 7 Sep 1929 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA. She married (2) Roscoe Vanzant, son of Harland Vanzant and Flora Bailey, on 26 Oct 1932 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA.

1.6.3. Wilbur Edward Holden was born on 3 Oct 1910 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA. He died of pneumonia on 10 Dec 1910 in Center, Hancock, Indiana, USA.

1.6.4. Mae Holden was born on 3 Oct 1911 in Buck Creek, Hancock, Indiana, USA. She died before 1920 in Buck Creek, Hancock, Indiana, USA.

1.6.5. Wayne Orville Holden was born on 13 Apr 1914 in Charlottesville, Hancock, Indiana, USA. He died on 10 Oct 1965 in Warsaw, Kosciusko, Indiana, USA. He married Mabel Pauline Allison after 1940 in Indiana, USA.

1.6.6. Estella Lucile Holden was born on 1 Jun 1916 in Charlottesville, Hancock, Indiana, USA. She died on 12 Mar 2013 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA. Estella Lucille married Charles E Kinder, son of Raymond Kinder and Nellie Comstock, about 1935 in Indiana, USA.

1.7. Anna M Brooks was born on 10 Sep 1889 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA. She died at age 5 on 4 Mar 1895 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA.

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2. Clarissa Jane Brooks (1841-1900)

Clarissa Jane Brooks (Henry1) was born Jan 1841 in Hancock County, Indiana. She married James Ross, son of James Ross and Sarah, on 23 Mar 1859 in Hancock County. They were living in Sugar Creek Township, Hancock County, Indiana at the time of the 1860 and 1870 US Census. The Ross family moved to West Indianapolis around 1877, when James Ross first appears in the 1877 Indianapolis City directory working as a teamster, and later as a fireman. They were still living in Marion County at the time of the 1880 and 1900 US Census. Clarissa Jane Ross died at the age of 59 on 20 Dec 1900 in Indianapolis.

1860 US Census, Sugar Creek, Hancock, Indiana: James and Clarissa Jane Ross Family

1870 US Census, Sugar Creek, Hancock, Indiana: James and Clarissa Jane Ross Family

1880 US Census, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana: James and Clarissa Jane Ross Family

1900 US Census, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana: James and Clarissa Jane Ross Family

Indiana Death Certificates: Clara Jane Ross, 20 Dec 1900, Indianapolis, IN

Descendants of Clarissa Jane Brooks (Click to Expand Register)

Children of Clarissa Jane Brooks and James Ross

2.1. George Ross was born about 1860 in Sugar Creek, Hancock, Indiana, USA. He died before 1870 in Sugar Creek, Hancock, Indiana, USA.

2.2. Frances E Ross was born on 9 Sep 1861 in Sugar Creek, Hancock, Indiana, USA. She died on 25 Jul 1925 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Frances married George Emery on 24 Dec 1879 in Marion County, Indiana, USA. Frances married (2) Thomas Louis Stout, son of David Stout and Johanna Heard, on 25 Aug 1886 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He was born on 18 Oct 1848 in Indiana, USA, and died on 15 May 1919 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

Children of Frances E Ross and George Emery

2.2.1. Henry H Emery was born on 19 Sep 1880 in Marion County, Indiana, USA. He died on 1 Dec 1937 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

Children of Frances E Ross and Thomas Louis Stout

2.2.2. Mabel Stout was born on 19 Apr 1891 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 1 Jan 1945 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Mabel married Ralph H Cradick, son of J W Cradick and Sarah Faryht, on 18 Oct 1911 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

2.3. Florence A Ross was born on 2 Apr 1863 in Hancock, Indiana, USA. She died on 18 Jul 1918 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Florence married Orin Augustus Ambrose on 3 Oct 1883 in Marion County, Indiana.

Children of Florence A Ross and Orin Augustus Ambrose

2.3.1. William Jewel Ambrose was born on 9 Jul 1884 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 18 Oct 1922 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. William married Minnie Florence Northern, daughter of William H Northern and Elizabeth Kimble, on 25 Jan 1907 in Morgan County, Indiana, USA.

2.3.2. Oran Edward Ambrose was born on 27 Mar 1886 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 8 Apr 1952 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Oran married Clara M Croan, daughter of Thomas J Croan and Carolina Agnes Helgenburg, on 7 Jul 1906 in Morgan County, Indiana, USA.

2.3.3. Alva Karl Ambrose was born on 18 Mar 1889 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 6 Sep 1948 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Alva married Gertrude Bertha Minno Keehn, daughter of Otto Keehn and Mary Moews, on 20 Mar 1920 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA.

2.3.4. John Richard Ambrose was born on 23 Sep 1892 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 19 May 1938 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. John Richard married Hazel Marie Crume, daughter of Jacob N Crume and Martha Summers, on 4 Aug 1914 in Mooresville, Hendricks, Indiana, USA.

2.3.5. Charles Fredrick Ambrose was born on 9 Mar 1901 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 20 Sep 1920 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

2.4. Alice Gertrude Ross was born on 6 Jan 1867 in Hancock, Indiana, USA. She died on 20 Dec 1934 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Alice Gertrude married (1) George W Puett, son of Austin W Puett and Elizabeth, on 23 Nov 1888 in Marion County, Indiana, USA. Alice Gertrude married (2) Charles Bordenkecher Faust, son of ?, on 21 Jun 1893 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

Children of Alice Gertrude Ross and Charles Bordenkecher Faust

2.4.1. Blanche Elizabeth Faust was born on 15 Jul 1901 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 20 Apr 1955 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana. Blanche Elizabeth married (1) William Dean Noggle, son of Henry Noggle and Mary Johnson, on 23 Jun 1920 in Mairon County, Indiana, USA. Blanche Elizabeth married (2) Roy E Leonard on 5 Sep 1934 in Morgan County, Indiana, USA.

2.5. Edward Ross was born on May 1869 in Sugar Creek, Hancock, Indiana, USA. He died between 1900-1910 in [unknown location] probably Indiana, USA. Edward married Clara Lendormi, daughter of Joseph Lendormi and Ellen Berry, on 28 Jun 1893 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

Children of Edward Ross and Clara Lendormi

2.5.1. Hazel Fremont Ross was born on 8 Apr 1895 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 9 May 1974 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Hazel married Earl Franklin Roberson on 26 Apr 1916 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

2.5.2. Raymond Edward Ross was born on 25 Sep 1897 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 18 Apr 1977 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He married Carrie M Cox on 17 Dec 1938 in Martinsville, Morgan, Indiana, USA.

2.5.3. Jessie D Ross was born on 26 Oct 1899 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 7 Jan 1925 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Jessie married William O Turner on 14 Apr 1917 in Marion County, Indiana, USA. Jessie married (2) Ralph Piercy on 27 Jun 1923 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

2.6. Margaret Elizabeth “Maggie” Ross was born on 6 Feb 1871 in Sugar Creek, Hancock, Indiana, USA. She died on 1 Sep 1943 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Margaret Elizabeth married William Jaspar Feltz, son of Philip Feltz and Ernestine Gable, on 24 Feb 1892 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

Children of Margaret Elizabeth Ross and William Jaspar Feltz

2.6.1. William Edward Feltz was born on 30 Jul 1893 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 11 Mar 1935 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. William Edward married Alma Barbara Walle, daughter of John Adams Walle and Susana Schneider, on 28 Oct 1919 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

2.6.2. Frederick Leo Feltz was born on 26 Jul 1895 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 15 Jan 1949 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Frederick married Mary E Larner on 24 Sep 1919 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

2.6.3. Clara Jane Feltz was born on 12 Jan 1897 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 14 Mar 1976 in Beech Grove, Marion, Indiana, USA. Clara Jane married Harry Gustav Nees, son of Charles Fred Nees and Barbara Weiserod, on 30 Jan 1918 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

2.6.4. Frances Elizabeth Feltz was born on 3 May 1899 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 19 Aug 19846 in Beech Grove, Marion, Indiana, USA. Clara Jane married Louis Gustave Nees, son of Gustave T Nees and Mary Schneider, on 2 May 1917 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

2.6.5. Mary Alberta Feltz was born on 1 Sep 1901 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 27 Sep 1972 in Beech Grove, Marion, Indiana, USA. Mary Alberta married Cleo Frederick Hensley, son of C Hensley and Dora Kearn, on 15 Sep 1920 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

2.6.6. Paul James Feltz was born on 21 Aug 1904 Marion County, Indiana, USA. He died on 15 Aug 1983 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Paul James married Gertrude Holman on 29 Apr 1937 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

2.6.7. Harry Louis Feltz was born on 9 Jul 1905 in Marion County, Indiana, USA. He died on 20 Aug 1988 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Harry married Ethel Marie Irwin on 28 Nov 1928 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

2.6.8. Albert Joseph Feltz was born on 10 Sep 1907 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 18 Mar 1996 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Albert Joseph married Marian Margaret Schad, daughter of Henry Schad and Dolly Jones, about 1934 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

2.7. Lula Mae Ross was born on. Lula Mae married (1) Albert Frederick Hertweck, son of Lucas Hertweck and Mary Sauers, on 29 Mar 1893 in Marion County, Indiana, USA. Lula married (2) George Mann, son of August Mann and Frances A Richie, on 9 May 1916 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA. Lula married (3) William L Reichwein, son of John Reichwein and Emma Ward, on 16 Apr 1938 in Mooresville, Morgan, Indiana, USA.

Children of Lula Mae Ross and Albert Frederick Hertweck

2.7.1. Gertrude Hertweck was born on 17 Nov 1895 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 20 Jan 1981 in Cape Coral, Lee, Florida, USA. Gertrude married (1) Raymond L Wald, son of Oliver R Wald and Louisa A Kirsch, on 19 Jun 1918 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Gertrude married (2) Robert Dunnington on 4 Sep 1943 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

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3. Nathan B Brooks (1844-1887)

Nathan B Brooks (Henry1) was born in 1844 in Franklin Township, Marion County, Indiana. Nathan married Saba Jane “Sabie” Glisson on 20 Aug 1868 in Hancock County, Indiana. She was born on 15 Aug 1847 in Buck Creek, Hancock County, Indiana to Joseph Glisson and Catherine Ruley. Nathan, Saba Jane, and their first born son appear in the 1870 Census twice. In 1870, N Brooks, age 26, Jane Brooks age 22 and A. E. Brooks age 10 months are living in Indianapolis’s 8th Ward next to neighbors Charles Otto, and William Sargent and his wife Amanda (curiously noted as A. E. as well). For the Second Enumeration in February 1871, Mary Brooks age 20, born in Ohio and her son John Brooks, age 1 born in Indiana are living in the household of William Sargent, a teamster and his wife Amanda Sargent in Subdivision 10 of Indianapolis Ward 8. Nathan “Books” age 25 is listed with several other teamsters living in Subdivision 19 of Indianapolis, Ward 8. William Sargent was the brother of Samuel Brooks’s first wife Harriet Josephine Sargent. Nathan died of a heart attack on 6 Oct 1887 while getting dressed for the day. He was 42 years old and had been suffering from heart disease and physical disability as a result of injuries incurred during the Civil War.

Hancock Co, Indiana Marriage Certificates: Nathan Brooks and Saba Jane Glisson, married 20 Aug 1868

1870 US Census, Indianapolis Ward 8: N Brooks, wife Jane, son A. E.

1870 US Census, Indianapolis Ward 8 (2nd Enum): Nathan Brooks, teamster

1870 US Census, Indianapolis Ward 8 (2nd Enum): Mary Brooks [Jane?], son John age 1

1880 US Census, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana: Nathan and Jane Brooks Family

Marion Co, Indiana Death Certificates: Nathan Brooks, 6 Oct 1887, West Indianapolis, IN

Civil War Widow’s Pensions: Declaration listing birth dates of children of Nathan and Saba Jane Brooks

Descendants of Nathan B Brooks (Click to Expand Register)

Children of Nathan B Brooks and Saba Jane Glisson

3.1. A E or John Brooks was born in Aug 1869 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. His death was not listed in the Indianapolis, Marion County, Mortality Record for 1 Sep 1872-31 Dec 1881, and he does not appear in the 1880 United States Census. Therefore it is like he died about 1872 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

3.2. Ida Mae Brooks was born on 18 Sep 1872 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 16 Jul 1943 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Ida married (1) John S Harper, son of John C Harper and Emeline Lace, on 24 Dec 1891 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He was born on 2 Mar 1871 in Moral, Shelby, Indiana, USA and died of Tuberculosis on 6 Nov 1902 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Ida Mae Brooks married (2) Joseph Nathan Clements, son of Joseph N Clements and Caroline Garrett, on 12 Aug 1903 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Joseph was born on 3 Jun 1846 in Jackson, Putnam, Indiana, USA. He was an American Civil War Veteran. He died on 2 Nov 1924 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

Children of Ida Mae Brooks and John S Harper

3.2.1. Clifford Owen Harper was born on 10 Dec 1892 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 22 Jun 1966 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Clifford married Ina Mildred Adams, daughter of Samuel Adams and Laura Bone, about 1925 in USA. She was born on 13 Sep 1903 in Vigo, Indiana, USA and died on 9 Aug 1962 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

3.2.2. Infant Girl Harper was born on 1 Dec 1894 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died before 1900 in either Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA or Peoria, Illinois, USA.

3.2.3. Allan Calhan Harper was born on 12 Nov 1896 in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, USA. He died on 8 Mar 1991 in Greencastle, Putnam, Indiana, USA. Allan married Elizabeth Edna Sims, daughter of William Porter Simms and Louise “Lulu” Ann Fossow, on 30 Jul 1919 in Marion County, Indiana. She was born on 21 Nov 1900 in Spencer, Owen, Indiana, USA and died on 25 Oct 1959 in Bluffton, Wells, Indiana, USA.

3.2.3.1. Allan Sims Harper was born on 3 May 1922 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA and died on 15 Sep 2014 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

3.2.3.2. Frank Nathan Harper was born on 29 Jun 1923 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA and died on 13 Sep 2016 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

3.2.3.3. William Richard Harper was born on 28 Mar 1928 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA and died on 28 Jul 2005 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

3.2.4. Clara Esther Harper was born on 21 Sep 1900 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 17 Jul 1960 in Marion, Grant, Indiana, USA. Clara married (1) Floyd Armstrong, son of Harry Armstrong and Julia Pearl Rogers, on 8 My 1920. Floyd was born on 4 May 1899 in Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA and died on 4 Nov 1987 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Clara married (2) Joseph Carothers on 25 Dec 1942 in Alexandria, Madison, Indiana, USA.

3.2.4.1. Howard O Armstrong was born on 6 Jan 1921 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died of tuberculosis on 29 Dec 1937 at the Sunnyside Sanatorium in Lawrence, Marion, Indiana, USA.

3.2.4.2. Evelyn Jean Armstrong was born on 20 Apr 1923 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 21 Sep 1990 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Evelyn married Lee William van der Moere, son of James William van der Moere and Marie Alberta Linze, on 26 Feb 1943 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Lee was born on 11 Apr 1923 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA and died on 6 Jul 2001 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA.

3.2.5. George Harper was born on was born on 11 Jun 1902 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died three weeks after his father John on 29 Nov 1902 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

Children of Ida Mae Brooks and Joseph Nathan Clements

3.2.6. Leota Clements was born on was born on 26 Dec 1904 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 27 Feb 1962 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Leota married Albert N Jester, son of Charles Milton Jester and Elizabeth Newton, on 18 Feb 1938 in Sullivan County, Indiana, USA. He was born on 8 Nov 1901 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA and died on 14 Feb 1964 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

3.2.7. Ruth Jane Clements was born on was born on 10 Jun 1907 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died of pneumonia on 25 Mar 1908 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

3.2.8. Medora “Dora” Jane Clements was born on was born on 17 Oct 1909 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died of pertussis on 29 Apr 1910 in Center Township, Marion, Indiana, USA.

3.2.9. William Jackson Clements was born on was born on 13 Jun 1913 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 18 Nov 1986 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA. William married Violet LaVerne Keith, daughter of Henry Clarence Keith and Susia Lavanghn Nugent, on 13 Jun 1936 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She was born on 3 Mar 1917 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA and died on 9 Mar 1999 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

3.2.9.1. Nancy Lee Clements was born on 8 Oct 1937 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 5 Aug 2001 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Nancy married James Bittle.

3.3. Charles W Brooks was born on 26 Jul 1878 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Charles served with Company B, Sixteenth Indiana Infantry, in the Spanish-American War and in the Philippines. He died on 11 Nov 1900 at his mother’s home, 1455 West Market Street, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

3.4. Myrtle Elmira Brooks was born on 24 Feb 1882 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 25 Jan 1977 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Myrtle married Oscar Fred Andrews, son of Herbert Victor Andrews and Josephine Anderson, on 15 Jun 1905 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He was born on 2 Nov 1882 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and died after 1954 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

Children of Myrtle Elmira Brooks and Oscar Fred Andrews

3.4.1. Mabel Jane Andrews was born on 17 Jun 1906 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 20 Jul 1972 in Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, USA. Mabel married (1) Arthur VanCamp in 1929. Mabel married (2) Perry Earl Pinney on 31 Dec 1948 in Franklin County, Ohio. Mabel married (3) [unknown] McLennan before her death in 1972.

3.4.2. Nellie Fern Andrews was born on 7 Dec 1908 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 4 Nov 2001 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Nellie married Harold Cork on 12 Oct 1929 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

3.4.3. Carl Fred Andrews was born on 5 Apr 1914 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. he died on 4 Sep 1991 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Carl married Margaret Crisp on 31 Dec 1940 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

3.5. Lena Leota Brooks was born on 13 Jun 1884 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 21 Mar 1971 in in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Lena married Edgar William Harvey, son of Harland Harvey and [unknown] Shy, on 28 Jun 1904 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

Children of Lena Leota Brooks and Edgar William Harvey

3.5.1. Mary June Harvey was born on 12 Apr 1907 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 31 May 1997 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Mary June married Arthur A Gaskill about 1937 in Indiana, USA.

3.5.2. Harry Harlan Harvey was born on 28 Dec 1909 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 12 Jun 1972 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Harry married Hazel Emma Hicks, daughter of Myles Hicks and Nannie Bell Sego, on 17 Jan 1929 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA. She was born on 11 Mar 1910 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA, and died on 12 Nov 1969 in Santa Ana, Orange, California, USA

3.5.3. Edgar Kenneth Harvey was born on 29 May 1913 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 25 Jul 1992 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Edgar married Gayle E Stafford, daughter of William Wilford Stafford and Martha V Allen, on 29 Aug 1931 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She was born on Oct 1910 in Morgan County, Indiana, USA, and died on 5 Dce 1997 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

3.6. Joseph P Brooks was born on 9 Oct 1886 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 30 Apr 1921 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Joseph married Fern Louise Hankins, daughter of Milton Hankins.

Children of Joseph P Brooks and Fern Louise Hankins

3.6.1. Paul Miller Brooks was born on 4 Nov 1910 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Paul was a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He went Missing in Action in North Africa, and was presumed dead on Nov 27 1943.

3.6.2. Mildred Jane Brooks was born on 21 Jun 1912 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 10 Sep 2014 in Fishers, Hamilton, Indiana, USA. Mildred married Clyde Knight, son of Sally Reason Knight and Bellezona Burton, on 23 Oct 1928 in Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA. He was born on 19 Feb 1907 in Adair County, Kentucky, USA.

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4. Sarah E Brooks (1845-1925)

Sarah E Brooks (Henry1) was born on 19 May 1845 in Marion County, Indiana, USA. She married Hiram Williamson, son of Benjamin Williamson on 04 Jul 1860 in Marion County, Indiana, shortly after the 1860 Census in which she appears with her parents. Ten years later, Hiram and Sarah were still living in West Indianapolis, this time with three children Eldora, Charles, and Mabel. The Williamsons moved to Effingham County, Illinois after 1872, and Hiram filed for divorce from Sarah in 1878, and the notice appeared in the 31 Jan 1878 Effingham Democrat. Two years later, Hiram Williamson was still living in Effingham County, IL, now with his new wife Susan, Hiram and Sarah’s daughter Mabel Williamson, and several step-children. Sarah Williamson is no where to be found in the 1880 Census, but Indianapolis city directory records show her moving back to West Indianapolis and living with her brother Nathan Brooks in 1877 and 1878. Sarah died at the home of her daughter, Mabel Williamson Largent, on 14 Jun 1925 in Akron, Summitt, Ohio, USA.

1870 US Census, Center, Marion, Indiana: Hiram and Sarah Williamson Family

1880 US Census, Lucas, Effingham, Illinois: Hiram and Susan Williamson Family

1910 US Census, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana: Sarah Williamson, widow

Ohio Death Certificates: Sarah Williamson, 14 Jun 1925, Akron, OH

Descendants of Sarah E Brooks (Click to Expand Register)

Children of Sarah E Brooks and Hiram Williamson

4.1. Eldora Williamson was born about 1863 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died of diphtheria on 12 Aug 1874 in West Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

4.2. Charles Williamson was born about 1866 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. It is unknown when and where he died.

4.3. Mabel Williamson was born on 30 May 1869 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 19 Sep 1940 in Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA. Mabel married Lewis L Largent on 17 Aug 1887 in Wayne Township, Marion, Indiana, USA.

Children of Mabel Williamson and Lewis L Largent

4.3.1. Georgia E Largent was born on 14 Aug 1898 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 20 Feb 1918 in Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA of pulmonary tuberculosis.

4.3.2. Mary Wilma Largent was born about 1901 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Mary Wilma married Earl Joseph Bergdorf on 6 Aug 1919 in Summit County, Ohio, USA. He was born on 6 Dec 1897 in Portage, Summit, Ohio, and died on 23 Feb 1972 in Barberton, Summit, Ohio.

4.3.2.1. Donald Earl Bergdorf was born on 15 May 1922 in Akron, Summit, Ohio, USA. He died on 26 Jul 1997 in Marion County, Florida, USA. Donald served in the United States Marine Corps in WWII from 16 Oct 1942 to 25 Oct 1945. Donald married Mary Ann Borger on 24 Jun 1961 in Summit County, Ohio, USA.

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5. James Brooks (1847-?)

James Brooks (Henry1) was born about 1847 in Indiana. It is unknown where and when he died. James Brooks is listed in the 1860 US Census living with Henry and Mariah Brooks. However, he is not listed in the 1850 Census. It is possible that was an error on the enumerator’s part, or perhaps he was at a relative’s house at the time. Because family relationships are not noted until the 1880 US Census, it is possible that the James in the 1860 Census is not one of Henry and Mariah’s children, but in fact a cousin or other relative.

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Mary A Brooks (1848-1904)

Mary A Brooks (Henry1) was born on 3 Mar 1848 in Marion County, Indiana. Mary married her first husband, George Randolph on 7 Jul 1868 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana. He was born on 20 Aug 1846 to David Randolph and Susan Daugherty of Bartholomew County, Indiana. Mary and George were living in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana in 1870, where George Randolph was a saloon keeper. He died two years later in 1872, and Mary A Randolph moved back to Indianapolis, where directory records show her living with her siblings in West Indianapolis. Mary married her second husband, Joseph H Faulkner, an engineer, at the home of her sister Mrs. Nancy A Bretney on 4 May 1875. Mary’s only child with her first husband George, Myrtle Randolph Faulkner, died at the age of 15 in 1885. Mary remained the rest of her life in Indianapolis, where she died on 30 May 1904.

1870 US Census, Columbus, Bartholomew, Indiana: George and Mary Randolph Family

1880 US Census, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana: Joseph and Mary Faulkner Family

1900 US Census, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana: Mary Faulkner, widow

Indiana Death Certificates: Mary A Faulkner, 30 May 1904, Indianapolis, IN

Descendants of Mary A Brooks (Click to Expand Register)

Children of Mary A Brooks and George Randolph

6.1. Myrtle Randolph was born August 1869 in Columbus, Bartholomew, Indiana, USA. She died on 2 Apr 1885 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

Children of Mary A Brooks and Joseph H Faulkner

6.2. Claude Holt Faulkner was born on 2 Feb 1876 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 22 Mar 1944 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Claude married Jeanette May Blaisdell, daughter of Elijah Blaisdell and Sarah McComb, on 7 Oct 1903 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

Children of Claude Holt Faulkner and Jeanette May Blaisdell

6.2.1. Harold E Faulkner was born on 26 Sep 1904 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 5 Mar 1992 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Harold E Faulkner married Helen Carpenter on 2 Oct 1929 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

6.2.2. Mary Elizabeth Faulkner was born on 22 May 1907 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 30 Dec 1955 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Mary married (1) Clement Kenneth Owen on 26 Jun 1926 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA. She married (2) [unknown first name] Lowry before her death in 1955.

6.2.3. Katherine Amelia Faulkner was born on 3 Nov 1909 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 6 Nov 2005 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Katherine married Robert Todd on 11 Nov 1936 in Marion County, Indiana, USA. Katherine married (2) Harold O Hunt after 1940 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

6.2.4. Ralph Joseph Faulkner was born on 18 Feb 1913 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 13 Sep 1991 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He married Lucille Ann Uland, daughter of Jonas Uland and Myrtle Anderson, after 1940 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

6.3. Blanche Faulkner was born in Aug 1877 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on [unknown]. Blanche married Harry Orth Swaim on 18 Nov 1896 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

Children of Blanche M Faulkner and Harry Orth Swaim

6.3.1. Alameda Swaim was born about 1897 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

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7. Nancy A Brooks (1851-1918)

Nancy A Brooks (Henry1) was born on 19 Jun 1851 in Philadelphia, Hancock, Indiana, USA. She died on 24 May 1918 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She married Eugene Bretney, son of William Bretney and Elizabeth Baker, on 23 Aug 1870 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Prior to her marriage, Nancy lived with her younger sister Margaret E Brooks in West Indianapolis, where they both worked at the Hoosier Woolen Factory. Two young women named Anna Brooks and Maggie Brooks are listed in the 1870 1st Enumeration working at a “Cotton” factory in West Indianapolis. The Second Enumeration shows Maggie Brooks listed in the same household working in a Woolen factory, next to the household of Eugene Bretney, machinist, and his wife Nancy. Because Nancy and Eugene married in August, after the first enumeration of the 1870 census was taken in July, they would be living in a different household by the 2nd enumeration in 1871. Indianapolis City directory records for 1869, 1870, and 1871 show Eugene Bretney, and Nancy and Maggie [Margaret] Brooks all working at the Hoosier Woolen Factory and living at 416 W Washington Street. Like Mary’s husband Joseph H Faulkner, Eugene Bretney was an engineer.

Nancy Bretney funeral The Indianapolis Star 26 May 1918 p25

1870 US Census, Indianapolis Ward 4: Anna Brooks 20, Maggie Brooks 16, Works in Cotton Factory

1870 US Census, Indianapolis Ward 4 (2nd Enum): Maggie Brooks, Eugene Bretney and wife Nancy Bretney

1880 US Census, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana: Eugene and Nancy Bretney, Maggie Bell Families

1900 US Census, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana: Eugene and Nancy Bretney Family

Indiana Death Certificates: Nancy A Bretney, 24 May 1918, Indianapolis, IN

Descendants of Nancy A Brooks (Click to Expand Register)

Children of Nancy A Brooks and Eugene Bretney

7.1. T Nestor Bretney was born in 1873 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana. He died on 17 Jan 1894 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana.

7.2. Maude Edith Bretney was born on 14 May 1875 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA. She died on 10 Mar 1947 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Maude Edith married (1) Oscar E Kuetemeier on 27 Feb 1895 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. They divorced before 1900. Maude Edith married (2) Love Morgan on 3 Dec 1901 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

Children of Maude Edith Bretney and Oscar E Kuetemeier

7.2.1. Carl Valores Kuetemeier was born on 5 Jul 1895 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died in 1946 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He married Anna Katherine Wagner, daughter of George Wagner and Carrie Knittel, on 4 Apr 1919 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. They had one child.

7.2.1.1. Carl Morgan Kuetemeier was born on 26 Feb 1919 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 4 Sep 1997 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

7.3. Harry Roscoe Bretney was born on 9 Feb 1879 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA. He died on 4 Sep 1954 in Rural Marion County, Indiana, USA. He married Gertrude Mary Horde, daughter of George Horde and Mary Chastine on 2 Oct 1911 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.

Children of Harry Roscoe Bretney and Gertrude Mary Horde

7.3.1. Harry Eugene Bretney was born on 21 Jan 1913 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 2 Jun 1960 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Harry married Violet G King on 18 Jul 1936 in Marion County, Indiana.

7.3.2. Mary Louise Bretney was born on 27 Aug 1915 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died on 17 May 2004 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA.Mary Louise married Thomas Marshall Cunningham on 17 Jul 1937 in Marion County, Indiana.

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8. Louisa Angeline Brooks (1853-1929)

Louisa Angeline Brooks (Henry1) was born on 3 Oct 1853 in Marion County, Indiana. After appearing in the 1860 US Census with her parents and siblings, Louisa Angeline moved back to Hancock County, Indiana sometime before 1870. She was recorded living in the home of Samuel Barnard and Letha Griffith Barnard in the 1870 US Census. Also living in the same household was 14 year-old Jacob Fuller. Jacob was the son of Joseph Fuller and Jane Wilson. Several of Jacob’s siblings, including Amanda Fuller and Andrew Jackson Fuller, were neighbors of the Barnards in the 1870-80 Census. Joseph and Jane were from Brown County, Ohio, the same place Henry Brooks’s wife Mariah Fuller was born. It is likely Joseph and Mariah Fuller were siblings, but no records have yet been uncovered to definitively prove that relationship. Joseph Fuller drowned in Sugar Creek in Hancock County on 25 Jan 1860. His horse was pulling the wagon across the ford when he fell out of it into the water. His body was found the next morning.

At the time of the 1880 US Census, Louisa was still unmarried and living in the home of Samuel and Letha Griffith Barnard, this time with her two year-old son Clarence Leslie Brooks. His father’s identity is not known. Louisa’s relation to the head of household is “cousin”. Letha Griffith, Samuel Barnard’s wife, was the daughter of Owen Griffith, one of the first settlers in Hancock County, Indiana, and his wife Margaret Campbell. My mother, the 3rd great-granddaughter of Mariah Fuller, has several strong DNA matches with descendants of Owen Griffith’s siblings Evan Griffith, Mason Griffith, Sarah Griffith. For this reason, I believe Louisa’s “cousin” relationship is with Letha Griffith and not her husband Samuel Barnard.

1870 US Census, Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana: Angeline Brooks in home of Samuel and Letha Barnard

1880 US Census, Center, Hancock, Indiana: Louisa Brooks, Samuel Barnard, Letha Griffith Barnard

1900 US Census, Center, Hancock, Indiana: Louisa and Clarence Brooks

Indiana Death Certificates: Louisa A Rhoda, 24 Mar 1929, Buck Creek, Hancock, IN

Louisa married John Henry Rhoda, son of Charles Rhoda and Esther Ann Smith, on 8 Sep 1904 in Hancock County, Indiana. She remained in Hancock County, Indiana until her death 24 Mar 1929 in Buck Creek. Her son Clarence Brooks had ten children with is wife Mahala Deshong, and many grand and great-grand children.

Mrs John Rhoda, 73rd Birthday Party, The Hancock Democrat, 30 Sep 1926


Descendants of Louisa Angeline Brooks (Click to Expand Register)

Children of Louisa Angeline Brooks and Unknown

8.1. Clarence Leslie Brooks was born on 11 Feb 1878 in Buck Creek, Hancock, Indiana, USA. He died on 3 Apr 1950 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. Clarence married Mahala Jane Deshong, daughter of David Deshong and Marion Wilson, on 27 Mar 1905 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA. Mahala Jane was born on 17 May 1885 and died in 1950 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA.

Children of Clarence Leslie Brooks and Mahala Jane Deshong

8.1.1. Lester Maurice Brooks was born on 18 Apr 1909 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. He died on 10 Jan 1981 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Lester married Velma Edith Johnson on [unknown date] in Indiana, USA.

8.1.2. Richard Elmore Brooks was born on 20 Oct 1911 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. He died on 2 Feb 1972 in Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, USA. Richard Elmore married Helen I Ball on 24 Dec 1931 in Hancock County, Indiana, USA.

8.1.3. Robert Lee Brooks was born on 17 Mar 1913 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. He died on 9 May 1963 in Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, USA. Robert Lee married Hazel Louise Cox, daughter of John H Cox and Alice M Busken about 1936 in Indiana, USA.

8.1.4. Sherman Henry Brooks was born on 16 Mar 1915 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. He died from strangulation due to Whooping Cough on 7 Jan 1916 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA.

8.1.5. Edmund Harold Brooks was born on 18 Mar 1917 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. He died of diphtheritic croup on 6 Sep 1923 in Center Township, Hancock, Indiana, USA.

8.1.6. Marianna Maude Brooks was born on 3 Feb 1919 in Center Township, Hancock, Indiana, USA. She died on 31 Jan 1987 in Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, USA. Marianna Maude married John B Brantlinger on 6 Apr 1968 in Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, USA.

8.1.7. Norris Ralph Brooks was born on 24 Aug 1920 in Center Township, Hancock, Indiana, USA. He died on 31 Jan 2014 in Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, USA. Norris Ralph married (1) Leawana Glendola Kirkpatrick on [unknown date] in Indiana, USA. Norris Ralph married (2) Helen Guinevere Hart, a widow and the daughter of Richard Eural Wineinger and Helen Pauline Hackett, on 1 Feb 2003.

8.1.8. Roscoe Charles Brooks was born on 18 Dec 1922 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. He died on 3 Apr 1997 in Anderson, Madison, Indiana, USA. He served in the US Military from 17 Feb 1943 to 22 Jan 1946. Roscoe married Evelyn L Castor about 1948 in Indiana, USA.

8.1.9. Ivan Dacey Brooks was born on 3 May 1925 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. He died on 16 Jan 2011 in Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, USA. Ivan married Marjorie P McKeeman about 1929 in Indiana, USA.

8.1.10. Gale Wilson Brooks was born on 29 Aug 1927 in Mohawk, Hancock, Indiana, USA. He died on 23 Jun 1984 in Fountaintown, Shelby, Indiana, USA. Gale married Dorothy Collins on 7 Jun 1952 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

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9. Margaret E Brooks (1855-1883)

Margaret E “Maggie” Brooks (Henry1) was born in 1854 in Marion County, Indiana. Maggie married Arthur Thomas Bell on 10 May 1877, three days after the birth of their only child. Arthur abandoned Maggie and William after two months of marriage. Maggie filed for divorce in Sep 1879. In 1880, Maggie Bell and her son William lived in West Indianapolis near or with Eugene and Nancy Bretney. Maggie was still working at the Hoosier Woolen Factory. At the age of 29, Maggie died on 29 Dec 1883 in West Indianapolis, leaving her 6 year-old son William.

1870 US Census, Indianapolis Ward 4: Anna Brooks 20, Maggie Brooks 16, Works in Cotton Factory

1870 US Census, Indianapolis Ward 4 (2nd Enum): Maggie Brooks, Eugene Bretney and wife Nancy Bretney

1880 US Census, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana: Eugene and Nancy Bretney, Maggie Bell Families

Descendants of Margaret E Brooks (Click to Expand Register)

Children of Margaret E Brooks and Arthur Thomas Bell

9.1. William Ernest Bell was born on 7 May 1877 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 26 Apr 1935 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA. William married Anna E Dugan, daughter of James Dugan and Margaret Hanley, 24 Aug 1898 in Marion County, Indiana.

Children of William Ernest Bell and Anna J Smith

9.1.1. William Ernest Bell was born on 6 May 1899 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 30 Jan 1960 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. William Ernest married Anna J Smith on 25 Apr 1917 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

9.1.2. Harry A Bell was born on 19 Sep 1901 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 26 Feb 1966 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Harry married Edith O Roach on 21 Jun 1924 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

9.1.3. Charles Joseph Bell was born on 29 Dec 1909 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. He died on 21 Nov 1969 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. Charles married Mary O’Neal on 21 Jun 1924 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

9.1.4. Margaret Gertrude Bell was born on 22 Oct 1911 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. She died from Scarlet Fever on 24 Feb 1916 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.


10. Christina Brooks

Christina Brooks (Henry1) was born about 1858 in Marion County Indiana, USA. She is listed with the Henry and Mariah Brooks family in the 1860 Census, but appears in no other records. Because of this, it is assumed Christina Brooks died before 1870 in Marion County, Indiana, USA.

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References

“Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,” Henry Brooks and Maria Fuller, married 7 Jun 1838, Hancock County, Indiana, USA; index, Ancestry.com; citing Hancock County, Indiana; Index to Marriage Records 1828-1920 Inclusive Vol., W. P. A. Original Record Located County Clerk’s Of; Book: C- 1; Page: 144.

“United States Census, 1840,” Henry Brooks, Sugar Creek Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHB6-LKX : 24 Aug 2015); citing p. 223, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 82; FHL microfilm 7,725.

“United States Census, 1840,” James Brooks, 1 male 20-29, 1 female 20-29, 1 male under 5, Union Township, Hancock County, Indiana, United States, p. 213; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHB6-L6G : 24 Aug 2015); citing NARA microfilm publication M704, Roll: 82, Page 213, Image: 432, FHL Microfilm: 7725, Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

“United States Census, 1850,” Henry Brooks age 37 born in North Carolina, Marie Brooks age 37 born in Indiana [Ohio], Samuel Brooks age 11 born in Ohio [Indiana], Clarissa J Brooks age 9 born in Indiana, Nathan B Brooks age 6 born in Indiana, Sarah Brooks age 4 born in Indiana, Mary A Brooks age 2 born in Indiana, family 14, Franklin Township, Marion County, Indiana; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHJR-NHJ : 9 Nov 2014), Henry Brooks, Franklin, Marion, Indiana, United States; citing: “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850,” NARA microfilm publication M432, Roll: 159, Page: 335B, Image 373, Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

“United States Census, 1860”, Henry Brooks age 50 born in North Carolina, Marie Brooks age 47 born in Ohio, Samuel Brooks age 21 born in Indiana, Nathan Brooks age 17 born in Indiana, Sarah Brooks age 15 born in Indiana, James Brooks age 13 born in Indiana, Mary Brooks age 12 born in Indiana, Nancy Brooks age 10 born in Indiana, Louisa Brooks age 8 born in Indiana, Margaret Brooks age 6 born in Indiana, Christina Brooks age 2 born in Indiana, Center Township, Marion County, Indiana; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4FT-S4S : 30 Dec 2015); citing: “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860,” NARA microfilm publication M653, Roll: 280, Page: 753, Image 130, FHL Film 803280, Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

“Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992,” Henry Brooks and Martha E. Schwartz, married 08 Apr 1869; database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XF8X-2YX : 3 Dec 2014), citing reference 420; FHL microfilm 499,370.

“United States Census, 1870,” Henry Brooks age 55, carpenter, born in North Carolina, Martha Brooks age 40 born in Ohio, Esther Brooks age 16 born in Ohio, Indianapolis Ward 5, Marion County, Indiana, p. 119, Family 938; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXF6-XC6 : 17 Oct 2014); citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870,” NARA microfilm publication M593, Roll: 341, Page: 303A, Image 123, FHL film 545840, Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

“United States Census, 1870,”Martha Brooks age 39 born in Ohio, Elizabeth Brooks age 17 born in Ohio, Elizabeth Brooks age 28 born in Maryland, Indianapolis Ward 4 (2nd Enumeration), Marion County, Indiana, p. 46, Family 359; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFZ-2KL : 17 Oct 2014); citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870,” NARA microfilm publication M593, Roll: 338, Page: 245B, Image 494, FHL film 545837, Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

“Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZ7L-VM6 : 3 Dec 2014), Martha Brooks, 18 Sep 1888, Marion County, Indiana; from “Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920,” database, Ancestry.com; citing “The source of this record is the book CSS-2 on page 113 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.” County Board of Health, Indianapolis.

Condit, Wright & Hayden, Map of Marion County Indiana, 1855, referenced in LC Land ownership maps, 157; Phillips. Maps of America, p.388, Sheet 4, Original Repository: Indiana University Libraries; online archives, IUPUI Historic Indiana Maps, (http://indiamond6.ulib.iupui.edu/cdm/ref/collection/HIM/id/103 : accessed 17 Jan 2017), Indianapolis: IUPUI University Library,2005.

Condit, Wright & Hayden, Map of Marion County Indiana, 1855, referenced in LC Land ownership maps, 157; Phillips. Maps of America, p.388, Original Repository: Indiana University Libraries; online archives, IUPUI Historic Indiana Maps, (http://indiamond6.ulib.iupui.edu/cdm/ref/collection/HIM/id/102 : accessed 17 Jan 2017), Sheet 3, Indianapolis: IUPUI University Library,2005.

Jane Eaglesfield Darlington, Marion County, Indiana Records Miscellanea (Indianapolis, Indiana, The Family History Section, Indiana Historical Society, 1986), Tract Book 1821-1851. Township 15 North Range 5 East: E 1/2 S 1/2 SE 1/4, sec. 34; 40 acres (1836 Mar 28) Andrew Rock.

“Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941,” Samuel S Brooks and Josephine Sargent, married 26 Apr 1869, marriage place: Hancock, Indiana, USA; index, Ancestry.com; citing Hancock County, Indiana; Index to Marriage Records 1828-1920 Inclusive Vol., W. P. A. Original Record Located County Clerk’s Of; Book: C- 5; Page: 299.

“United States Census, 1870,” Samuel S Brooks, Buck Creek, Hancock County, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXX5-K3V : 17 Oct 2014); citing p. 13, family 95, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,819.

“United States Census, 1880,” Samuel S Brooks, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH9P-NGT : 11 Aug 2016); citing enumeration district ED 121, sheet 483A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0295; FHL microfilm 1,254,295.

“United States Census, 1900,” Samuel Brooks, Center Township (middle part excl. Greenfield city), Hancock, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM1Z-9YB : accessed 26 Jan 2017); citing enumeration district (ED) 42, sheet 1B, family 15, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,375.

“Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941,” Samuel S Brooks age 42, son of Henry Brooks and Maria Fuller, and Christina Maroskey, age 18, married 11 Jan 1884, marriage place: Marion County, Indiana, USA; index, Ancestry.com; citing Marion County, Indiana; Index to Supplemental Record Marriage Transcript 1, W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk’s O; Book: 1; Page: 192.

“Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZ7W-6TH : 3 December 2014), William Brooks, 15 Mar 1883, Marion County, Indiana; from “Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920,” database, Ancestry.com; citing “The source of this record is the book CSS-2 on page 113 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.” County Board of Health, Indianapolis.

Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Veterans of the Army and Navy Who Served Mainly in the Civil War and the War With Spain, compiled 1861 – 1934, Christina E. Brooks, widow’s pension application no. 586,818, certificate number 399,581, service of Samuel Brooks (Pvt., Co. B, 8th Indiana Infantry, Civil War); citing Department of Veteran’s Affairs, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

“Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,” James Ross and Jane Brooks, married 23 Mar 1859, Hancock County, Indiana, USA; index, Ancestry.com; citing Hancock County, Indiana; Index to Marriage Records 1828-1920 Inclusive Vol., W. P. A. Original Record Located County Clerk’s Of; Book: C- 4; Page: 131.

“United States Census, 1860”, James Ross age 22 born in Ohio, Jane Ross age 18 born in Indiana, George H Ross 1 month born in Indiana, Family no. 784, Post Office: New Palestine, Sugar Creek, Hancock, County, Indiana; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4FP-93Q : 30 December 2015); citing: “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860,” NARA microfilm publication M653, Roll: 263, Page: 681, Image 681, FHL Film 803263, Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

“United States Census, 1870,” James Ross age 33 born in Ohio, Jane Ross age 26 born in Indiana, Frances Ross age 7 born in Indiana, Florence Ross age 5 born in Indiana, Gertrude Ross age 3 born in Indiana, George Ross age 1 born in Indiana, Sarah Ross age 73 born in Pennsylvania, p. 42, Family 318, Post Office: Philadelphia, Sugar Creek Township, Hancock County, Indiana; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXX5-2PB : 17 Oct 2014); citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870,” NARA microfilm publication M593, Roll: 320, Page: 440B, Image 355313, FHL film 545819, Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

“United States Census, 1880,” James Ross age 44, teamster, born in Ohio, Jane Ross age 39 born in Indiana, Florence Ross age 16 born in Indiana, Gertie Ross age 13 born in Indiana, Edward Ross age 10 born in Indiana, Maggie Ross age 8 born in Indiana, Lulu M. Ross age 6 born in Indiana, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH9P-ZFQ : 11 Aug 2016), James Ross, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880,” enumeration district ED 121, sheet 484C, NARA microfilm publication T9, Roll 0295; FHL microfilm 1,254,295, Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

“United States Census, 1900,” James Ross age 64, Jane Ross age 59 in household of Albert F W Hertweck age 30, Lula Hertweck age 26, and Gertrude Hertweck age 4, Center Township, Precinct 4 Indianapolis City Ward 5, Marion, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9M7-GCY : accessed 18 Jan 2017); citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900,” enumeration district (ED) 75, sheet 7A, family 152, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1,240,388, Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

“Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,” Nathan Brooks and Saba Jane Glisson, married 20 Aug 1868, Hancock County, Indiana, USA; index, Ancestry.com; citing Hancock County, Indiana; Index to Marriage Records 1828-1920 Inclusive Volu, W. P. A. Original Record Located County Clerk’s Of; Book: C- 5; Page: 240.

“United States Census, 1870,” N Brooks age 26, Jane Brooks age 22, A E Brooks age 10 months, Indianapolis Ward 8, Marion County, Indiana, United States, p. 124, Family 1035, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXF6-J1V : 17 Oct 014); citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870,” NARA microfilm publication M593, Roll: 341, Page: 463B, Image 446, FHL microfilm 545,840, Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

“United States Census, 1870,” Nathan Books age 25, teamster, in household of Thomas A Felley, p. 69, family 539, Indianapolis Ward 8 (2nd Enumeration), Marion County, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXF8-2KF : 17 Oct 2014); citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870,” NARA microfilm publication M593, Roll: 339, Page: 555A, Image: 545, FHL microfilm 545,838, Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

“United States Census, 1870,” Mary Brooks age 20 and John Brooks age 1 in household of William Sargeant age 28, teamster, and Amanda Sargent age 24, Indianapolis Ward 8 (2nd Enumeration), Marion County, Indiana, United States, p. 70, Family 545; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXF8-RZ2 : 17 Oct 2014); citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870,” NARA microfilm publication M593, Roll: 339, p. 555B, Image: 546, FHL microfilm 545,838, Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

“United States Census, 1880,” Nathan Brooks age 36, teamster, Jane Brooks age 33, Ida Brooks age 8, Charles Brooks age 2, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH9P-NC4 : 11 Aug 2016); citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880,” enumeration district ED 121, sheet 487A, NARA microfilm publication T9, Roll 0295; FHL microfilm 1,254,295, Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Veterans of the Army and Navy Who Served Mainly in the Civil War and the War With Spain, compiled 1861 – 1934, Sabie J. Brooks, widow’s pension application no. 241,205, certificate number 361,992, service of Nathan Brooks (Pvt., Co. F, 79th Indiana Infantry, Civil War); citing Department of Veteran’s Affairs, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

“Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZ7W-6P6 : 3 December 2014), Nathan Brooks, 06 Oct 1887, Indianapolis, Indiana; from “Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2003); citing “The source of this record is the book CSS-2 on page 113 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.” County Board of Health, Indianapolis.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVT-ZQY9 : 13 December 2015), Nathan Brooks, 1887; Burial, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States of America, Mount Jackson Cemetery; citing record ID 25151870, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV3-BKM8 : 13 December 2015), Saby J Brooks, ; Burial, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States of America, Mount Jackson Cemetery; citing record ID 5476919, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

“BillionGraves Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV3M-25BH : 24 June 2015), Charles Brooks, died Nov 1900; citing BillionGraves (http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012), Burial at Mount Jackson Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.

“Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XFN4-MBN : 3 December 2014), Joseph N. Clements and Ida M. Harper, 12 Aug 1903; citing reference pg 14 rn 444; FHL microfilm 413,542.

“Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XFHV-Y47 : 3 December 2014), Oscar F Andrews and Myrtle Elmira Brooks, 15 Jun 1905; citing reference p368; FHL microfilm 499,384.

“Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XF84-3ZJ : 3 December 2014), Joseph P. Brooks and Fern Louise Hankins, 30 Apr 1910; citing reference P. 441; FHL microfilm 499,393.’

Marion County, Indiana, Marriages Book, Hiram Williamson and Sarah E Brooks, married 4 Jul 1860, Book no. 7, p. 356; Message Board post of marriage index, “1850 – 1860 Marion County, Indiana Marriages,” Posted: 14 Mar 2002 by lora1957, Ancestry.com (http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.aspx?m=2153&mv=flat&p=localities.northam.usa.states.indiana.counties.marion : accessed 18 Jan 2017).

“United States Census, 1870,” Sarah Williamson in household of Hiram Williamson, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFZ-W7P : 17 Oct 2014); citing p. 97, family 739, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,836.

Jane Eaglesfield Darlington, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, Mortality Record, 1 September 1872-31 December 1881, WILLIAMSON, 8 year-old female, white, died 12 Aug 1874, residence: West Indianapolis, cause of death: diphtheria, 5 days illness, physician: A. G. Selman.

Newspaper abstracts from The Effingham Democrat, Effingham, IL 1878, “Hiram Williamson vs. Sarah E. Williamson – Bill for Divorce,” 31 Jan 1878, Effingham, Illinois; Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Trudy McKean (http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/effingham/news/1878.txt : accessed 18 Jan 2017).

“United States Census, 1880,” Hiram Williamsan, Lucas, Effingham, Illinois, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXJX-D3T : 14 Jul 2016); citing enumeration district ED 143, sheet 478B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0205; FHL microfilm 1,254,205.

“United States Census, 1910,” Sarah Williamson, Indianapolis Ward 12, Marion, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKP1-J9Z : accessed 27 January 2017); citing enumeration district (ED) ED 209, sheet 6A, family 1, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 369; FHL microfilm 1,374,382.

Fred Dessecker & Theo Sandstrom, Bicycle & driving map of Indianapolis, Topographical map& Survey Co., 1899, Original Repository: Indiana University Libraries; online archives, IUPUI Historic Indiana Maps (http://indiamond6.ulib.iupui.edu/cdm/ref/collection/HIM/id/60 : accessed 17 Jan 2017), , Indianapolis: IUPUI University Library,2005, Identifier: bicycledrivingmapindpls1899_300.

Map of the city of Indianapolis and its suburbs [map] / surveyed and compiled from official records by H.C Carpenter ; Thos. W. Palmer, draughtsman, Indianapolis, Baker & Randolph, 1889, Original Repository: Indiana University Libraries; online archives, IUPUI Historic Indiana Maps; (http://indiamond6.ulib.iupui.edu/cdm/ref/collection/HIM/id/143 : accessed 17 Jan 2017), Indianapolis: IUPUI University Library,2005, Sheet 5, Identifier: indpls1889_5_300.tif.

“Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993,” George Randolph and Mary A Brooks, married 7 Jul 1868, Marion County, Indiana, USA; index, Ancestry.com; FHL Film no. 499370, Reference ID: 229.

“United States Census, 1870,” Mary Randolph in household of George Randolph, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXXD-N5F : 17 Oct 2014); citing p. 14, family 118, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,798.

“United States Census, 1880,” Mary Faulkner in household of Joseph H Faulkner, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH9P-CPF : 11 August 2016), citing enumeration district ED 121, sheet 463B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0295; FHL microfilm 1,254,295.

“United States Census, 1900,” Mary Faulkner in household of Claud Faulkner, Center Township, Precinct 10 Indianapolis city Ward 5, Marion, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9M7-5V8 : accessed 27 Jan 2017); citing enumeration district (ED) 81, sheet 4A, family 70, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,388.

“Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993,” Joseph Faulkner and Mary A Randolph, married 4 May 1875, Marion County, Indiana, USA; index, Ancestry.com; FHL Film no. 499372, Reference ID: IND MAR REC 385#3.

“Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,” Eugene Bretney and Nancy A Brooks, married 23 Aug 1870, Marion County, Indiana, USA; index, Ancestry.com; citing Marion County; Index to Marriage Record 1866 – 1870 Inclusive Vol, Original Record Located: County Clerk’s Office Ind; Book: 155.
“United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFD-NK9 : 17 October 2014), Anna Brooks in household of Catherine Iuda, Indiana, United States; citing p. 53, family 405, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,839.

“United States Census, 1870,” Eugene Butney [Bretney], Indianapolis [2nd Enumeration], Marion, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXF8-MNH : 17 Oct 2014); citing p. 2, family 11, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,837.

“United States Census, 1880,” Eugene Brittany, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH9P-LMH : 11 Aug 2016); citing enumeration district ED 121, sheet 489A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0295; FHL microfilm 1,254,295.

“United States Census, 1900,” Eugene Bretney, Center Township, Precinct 3 Indianapolis city Ward 2, Marion, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9M3-6K7 : accessed 26 Jan 2017); citing enumeration district (ED) 36, sheet 1A, family 5, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,387.

“United States Census, 1910,” Eugene Boetney [Bretney], Indianapolis Ward 7, Marion, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKPT-FCD : accessed 26 Jan 2017); citing enumeration district (ED) ED 134, sheet 9B, family 113, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 368; FHL microfilm 1,374,381.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKK-5F8Q : 11 July 2016), Nancy A Brooks Bretney, 1918; Burial, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States of America, Crown Hill Cemetery; citing record ID 45888748, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

“United States Census, 1870,” Angeline Brooks in household of Samuel Barnard, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXX5-CQH : 17 Oct 2014); citing p. 48, family 365, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,819.

“United States Census, 1880,” Louisa A Brooks in household of Samuel L Barnard, Center, Hancock, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH9Q-NPS : 11 Aug 2016); citing enumeration district ED 193, sheet 95A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0282; FHL microfilm 1,254,282.

“United States Census, 1900,” Louisa Brooks in household of Clarence Brooks, Center Township (middle part excl. Greenfield city), Hancock, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MM1Z-9Y6 : accessed 26 Jan 2017); citing enumeration district (ED) 42, sheet 1A, family 9, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,375.

“Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,” John H Rhoda and Louisa Brooks, age 49, daughter of H. Brooks and Fuller, married 22 Sep 1904, Hancock County, Indiana, USA; index, Ancestry.com; citing Hancock County, Indiana; Index to Marriage Records 1828-1920 Inclusive Vol., W. P. A. Original Record Located County Clerk’s Of; Book: C-11; Page: 23.

“United States Census, 1910,” Anna L Rhoda in household of John H Rhoda, Buck Creek, Hancock, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKGY-913 : accessed 26 Jan 2017); citing enumeration district (ED) ED 59, sheet 10A, family 90, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 353; FHL microfilm 1,374,366.

“Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992,” Arthur T. Bell and Maggie E. Brooks, 10 May 1877, Marion County, Indiana; database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XF6J-LY3 : 3 Dec 2014); citing reference Ind. Mar. p 464; FHL microfilm 499,372.

“United States Census, 1870,” Maggie Brooks in household of Catharine Nida, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXF8-MN9 : 17 Oct 2014); citing p. 2, family 9, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,837.

“United States Census, 1870,” Maggie Brooks in household of Catherine Iuda, Indianapolis [2nd Enumeration], Marion, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFD-NKS : 17 Oct 2014); citing p. 53, family 405, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,839.

“United States Census, 1880,” Maggie Bell, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States; database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH9P-LM6 : 11 Aug 2016); citing enumeration district ED 121, sheet 489A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0295; FHL microfilm 1,254,295.

Maggie and Arthur Bell divorce, The Indianapolis Journal, 16 Sep 1879, p. 7, col. 5.

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