Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The Parentage of Christopher William(s) Brooks, Part 3

This weekend I visited the NC State Archives and searched for Christopher William(s) Brooks' Father, Christopher Brooks (Sr.) who supposedly married Susannah Williams. I searched the following records for Christopher Brooks Sr:


  • Caswell Co., NC List of Taxables for 1777, 1780, & 1784 , microfilm, Call No. 020.70001
  • Caswell Co., NC Index of Recorded Wills, 1777-1926, Volume 1, microfilm, Call No. 020.81001
  • Caswell Co., NC Record of Wills, Volumes A, B, C, microfilm, Call No. 020.80001. These records were also abstracted by Katherine Kerr Kendall's "Caswell County, NC Will Books, 1777 – 1814 & 1814 - 1843" which can be searched on ancestry.com
  • Caswell Co., NC Loose Papers of Estate Files, Call No. 020.508.080 - On 3/18/2006 I noted that there was a folder for Christopher Brooks, 1782 with Henry Williams as administrator; I can not find copies of these papers; Should be with my Christopher W. Brooks papers from 1840 and 1851. To Do: Locate and copy Christopher Brooks' estate papers from 1782
  • Land grants from the State of NC, card catalog: Granville, Caswell, Orange, Edgecombe Counties
  • Caswell Co., NC Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantors and Grantees, microfilm
Unfortunately Christopher Brooks was not listed in any of these records. I did, however, find references to other families of interest and will post those results separately.
As a side, I also searched these records for George Brooks, who most researchers believe is the father of this Christopher William(s) Brooks. I did find some references to him here.

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