Additions to Multiple Postings: Charles Brooks, Mark Lindsey, Jane Brooks Lindsey, James Brooks, James Irwin Brooks

To this previous posting about Charles Brooks (1800/1 – 1862), son of Thomas Brooks and Sarah Whitlock, I added the following note:

In a May 1837 account for the estate of David Knott of Lawrence County, Alabama, Charles Brooks appears, with a notation that the estate paid him $114.59 in 1836 (Lawrence County, Alabama, Orphans Court Minute Bk. E, p. 194). The same account also shows Charles’s brother-in-law Dennis Lindsey and an unnamed son of Dennis being paid $12.40 with .20 interest in 1836.

I’ll also add this new information to the posting about Dennis Lindsey which discusses his years in Lawrence County, Alabama.

To this previous posting about Mark Lindsey (1774 – 1848), I’ve added the following notes:

On 3 October 1826, William Jones, Ellis Gregg, Joseph McDaniel, Elliott Jones, Benjamin Jones, Isaac Johnson, Mark Lindsey, John Dinsmore, and Wm. S. Williams gave bond in the amount of $16,000 to Alabama Governor John Murphy as William Jones was elected assessor of Lawrence County (Lawrence County, Alabama, Deed Bk. D, pp. 69-70). The bond was to secure William Jones’s faithful performance of his charge as assessor. Note that John Dinsmore (the spelling Densmore is used here) was Mark’s brother-in-law, and Elliott Jones was a Methodist minister who came from Wayne County, Kentucky, to Lawrence County, Alabama, as the Lindseys and Brooks did, and performed marriages of several members of the Lindsey family.

To this previous posting about Mark Lindsey (1774 -1848), I’ve added the following notes:

On 13 January 1835, Andrew Hamilton of Lawrence County made a deed of trust to Henry Gregg and Mark Lindsey for a note for $150 he made to Gregg on 13 January 1835, payable 13 February next (Lawrence County, Alabama, Deed Bk. F, pp. 383-4). William Burke Lindsey acted as trustee in this deed of trust. All parties signed the deed of trust and acknowledged it the same day, and it was recorded on 26 February 1835. The document does not explain why Mark Lindsey was a party along with Henry Gregg to this deed of trust.

On 7 June 1841, Mark Lindsey’s nephew David Lewis Dinsmore made a deed of trust in Lawrence County, with the document stating that he had incurred a debt of $738.25 to the Bank of Alabama at Decatur on that day, with John C. Reese and Mark Lindsey as his securities for the debt. David mortgaged property to safeguard his two securities, with Isaac N. Owen as trustee. The debt was due in two months. The property David mortgaged included enslaved persons Lenah, aged 50, and Mary, aged 10. David L. Dinsmore and Isaac N. Owen signed the deed of trust and  acknowledged it on 1 July 1841, and it was recorded 8 July (Lawrence County, Alabama, Deed Bk I, pp. 508-9).

To this previous posting about Jane Brooks Lindsey (1797 – 1852), wife of Dennis Lindsey, and to this previous posting about Fielding Wesley Lindsey (1813 – 1868), brother of Dennis Lindsey, I’ve added the following notes along with a digital copy of the deed of trust discussed in the notes:

On 18 March 1839 Jane Lindsey made a deed of trust to James B. Speake and Samuel Irwin as administrators of Dennis Lindsey. The document states that Jane was indebted to the estate administrators in the sum of $2,994.37, to be paid 1 January 1840, as by her bond bearing the date 7 March 1837, due 25 December thereafter with the legal interest thereon accruing. Jane mortgaged with her brother-in-law Fielding W. Lindsey as trustee enslaved persons Kitty, Luster, Betsy, and Catharine and their future increase. The deed of trust was signed by Fielding W. Lindsey, James B. Speake, and Samuel Irwin. All parties (including Jane) acknowledged the deed the day it was made and it was recorded 28 March.

To this previous posting about James Brooks (1772 – 1835) and to this posting about James’s son James Irwin Brooks (1813 – 1878), I’ve added the following notes along with a digital copy of the document discussed in the notes:

On 16 September 1834, James Brooks made a deed of trust to William Hodges and Richard Puckett of the firm of Hodges and Puckett, with James’s son James Jr. as trustee (Lawrence County, Alabama, Deed Bk. F, pp. 339-340). James was indebted to Hodges and Puckett by notes dated 21 February 1833 (two sums of $48 and $45.16), 5 May 1832 ($47.30), 13 May 1832 ($14.88). Hodges and Puckett also held a note James had made to Peter B. Jones for $15, dated 29 March 1831, and to Elijah Stover for $33. James placed in trust with his son James Jr. various items of property until the debts had been satisfied, or, if they were not satisfied, the property would be sold. Both Jameses signed (as James Brookes in each case), along with Hodges and Puckett, with Darius Lynch witnessing, in presence of Dennis Lindsey as justice of the peace. Dennis Lindsey affirmed the deed of trust before both himself and Samuel Irwin as justices on 12 October 1834 and it was recorded on that date.

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