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Branches of the BROOKS Family

First Generation

LEVI BROOKS, born 1757, died 1829, married LYDIA BUCK, born 1747, died 1806.

Children:
        *i. ASA PELPIA BROOKS, born May 28, 1798, died May 18, 1855.

Second Generation

*ASA PELPIA BROOKS born May 28, 1798, in Norwich, New York, married before 1838, BETSEY PIERCE, born 1803, Massachusetts, died 1891, Rushville, Nebraska. ASA died May 18, 1855.  Parents were LEVI BROOKS, born 1757, died 1829, and LYDIA BUCK, born 1747, died 1806.

Children:
i. EDGAR BROOKS born April 19, 1830, died July 11, 1913.
ii. NATHANIEL BROOKS, born 1832, died 1857.
iii. JAMES NORMAN BROOKS born 1838, died 1922.
*iv. LORAIN (LORIN) BROOKS born 1840, died 1895.
v. McKENDRE ASA BROOKS, born 1846, died 1929.

Third Generation

JAMES NORMAN BROOKS born 1838, New York, occupation Manufactured WaterWheels, married (1) before 1870, in prob. LaPorte, Indiana, ABBY {---} BROOKS, born 1849, Indiana, died before 1920, prob. LaPorte, Indiana, married (2) MARIA J. {---} BROOKS, born 1853, Indiana, died after 1920, prob. Rushville, Nebraska. JAMES died in 1922, prob. Rushville, Nebraska.

Children:

        i. CATHARINE BROOKS born 1911, Nebraska (listed as 'GRANDHTR,' 1920 census)

 

*LORAIN (LORIN) BROOKS born 1840, New York, occupation Manufactured WaterWheels, married ca 1865, CATHERINE DEAN, born 1840, Canada, (daughter of {---} DEAN and {---} {---} DEAN) died after 1920, Rushville, Nebraska. LORIN died in 1895, Rushville, Sheridan County, Nebraska.

Children:
i. ARTHUR D. BROOKS.
ii. HARRY L.BROOKS.
iii BESSIE BROOKS.
*iv. JAMES GARFIELD BROOKS born Oct 15, 1872/3.
 

McKENDRE ASA BROOKS born 1846, New York, occupation Manufactured Water Wheels, married after 1870, in prob. LaPorte, Indiana, {---} {---} BROOKS, born before 1862, Indiana, died before 1910, prob. LaPorte, Indiana. McKENDRE died in 1929, prob. LaPorte, Indiana.

Children:
i. EVA BROOKS born 1882, prob. LaPorte, Indiana.
  Fourth Generation

JAMES GARFIELD BROOKS born Oct 15, 1872/3, LaPorte, LaPorte County, Indiana, occupation Painter, married ca 1892, in England or Nebraska, BEATRICE HANNAH FROST, born Jan 1, 1872, Reigate, Surry, England, (daughter of WILLIAM FROST and MARY HOAKUM) died July 2, 1934, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, buried July 6, 1934, ForestLawn, Glendale, LA Co., California. JAMES died Oct 15, 1957, Los Angeles, LA Co., California, buried Oct 18, 1957, ForestLawn, Glendale, LA Co., California.

Children:
i. KATHRYN ELAINE BROOKS married WILLIAM NANCE ANDERSON.
ii. PEARL BROOKS, born 1895.
iii. LORIN BROOKS.
iv. BEATRICE BROOKS, born 1900.
*v. ROBERT EMMETT BROOKS born Aug 31, 1903.

 Fifth Generation

BEATRICE BROOKS, born 1900, married HANK JENSEN, married (2) THOMAS PARKER.

Children:
i. KAE JENSEN born 1923.

PEARL BROOKS, born 1895, married ELWOOD RANDLE, married (2) RAY KNAPP.

        i. ROBERT E. RANDLE.
       
ii. PAMELA RUTH RANDLE.
       
iii. WILLIAM JAMES RANDLE, born 1924.

*ROBERT EMMETT BROOKS born Aug 31, 1903, Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska, occupation Attorney and teacher, married in Cincinnati, Montgomery County, Ohio, HELEN ELAINE HENRY, born Dec 25, 1903, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, Pa., (daughter of JOHN HENRY and ELLEN WALDRON) occupation Housewife, died June 23, 1950, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, buried June 26, 1950, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. ROBERT died Aug 30, 1965, Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, buried Sep 2, 1965, Columbus, Platte, Nebraska.

Children:
*i. JAMES JOHN BROOKS born 1944.

Sixth Generation

KAE JENSEN born 1923, Nebraska, married 1948, JOHN MERLIN. KAE died 1989, CALIFORNIA.

Children:

i. JAMES BROOKS MERLIN born 1951, California.

 

*JAMES JOHN BROOKS born 1944, Cincinnati, Montgomery County, Ohio, occupation Insurance Claims Adjuster, married Mar 30, 1968, in So. Lake Tahoe, El Dorado Co..California, DORIS LaRae HALSEY, born 1944, Borger, Hutchinson County, Texas, (daughter of JOSEPH LeRoy HALSEY and MARY ELLA (FAYE) SULLIVAN).

Children:
i. JOSEPH KEVIN BROOKS born Nov 9, 1962, Glendale, Los Angeles Co., California, Nov 1962, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles Co., California, died Jun 11. 1976, Piano, Collin County, Texas, buried Jun 14, 1976, Piano, Collin Co/McLean, Gray Co.,Texas.
ii. FEMALE CHILD.
iii. EIREANN ELIZABETH BROOKS born 1980, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California.
iv. JAMES COLIN BROOKS born Jun 14, 1983, Piano, Collin County, Texas, died Jun 14, 1983, Piano, Collin County, Texas, buried Jun  1983, ForestLawn, Glendale, LA Co., California.

Seventh Generation

FEMALE CHILD.

Children:
i. FEMALE CHILD.

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