Thomas Brooks (abt. 1747-1805): Wythe County, Virginia Years, 1793-1805

Will of Thomas Brooks, 4 November 1804, Wythe County, Virginia, Wythe County, Virginia, Will Bk. 1, pp. 308-9

Or, Subtitled: Fertile New Land, Lead Mines, Shot Towers and Forges, and Movement from the Middle Colonies into the Valley of Virginia

With my first posting about Thomas Brooks (abt. 1747-1805), I shared my information about Thomas’s life in Frederick County, Virginia, up to 1792, when he moved his family to Wythe County, Virginia. My account begins with a March 1767 deed of Patrick Rice to his son John, which Thomas witnessed, the first certain record I have of him in Frederick County. Since, as my posting indicates, I have not found information about Thomas’s father, I haven’t been able to track this family line sufficiently to say with any certainty where Thomas Brooks was born — a point to which I’ll return when I discuss in more detail the information I have about Thomas’s mother Mary, who made her will in Frederick County on 9 July 1786, with the will being probated on 4 April 1787.

5 thoughts on “Thomas Brooks (abt. 1747-1805): Wythe County, Virginia Years, 1793-1805

  1. Thank you for all this — it is fascinating and enlightening! Do you know anything about Thomas’ youngest daughter, Rebecca? She is mentioned in his will. She may or may not be my ancestor, Rebecca R. Brooks (born about 1786 in Virginia) who married Jacob Warren Walters in Hardin County, KY, in 1807. She may have moved to Hardin County after her parents death to join her sister, Margaret Brooks Day, but I don’t see any family connection with the Walters.
    Do you know of any research that would provide clues?

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