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211    BROOKS, JOAB [H34.1]

      Location - Matthews Township. On east side of SR 2208, South 2nd Avenue, 0.1 mile south of Siler City town limits, in front of Chatham Middle School

      Coordinates: 35d 42m 26.0s N; 79d 26m 55.0s W Click here for Google maps

      One marker was recorded by Wade Hadley on 23 Mar 1989. On 27 Aug 1990, two markers were recorded by Will Heiser with Billy Fitts, Jr. On 11 Feb 1999, the cemetery was visited by Will Heiser and Charlie Thomas. Three field stones were noted in addition to the two legible markers.

      Joab Brooks, Jr., was the son Joab Brooks, Sr. (ca. 1712-1775) and Catherine (Dimmaux) Brooks, and grandson of John and Susan Brooks. He married Ruth Terrell Brooks, daughter of Isaac Brooks (ca. 1727-1825) and Ruth (Terrell) Brooks (ca. 1730-1790), and granddaughter of John and Susan Brooks. Joab Brooks, Jr., lived on the plantation of his father, and he and his wife are buried here in the family burial ground by the side of the road their fathers help to build.

      Reference: Ida Brooks Kellum, Brooks and Kindred Families, 1950, p. 28, in Pittsboro Memorial Library.

      Owner: Chatham Middle School.
      Topo Quadrant: Siler City.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 5.
      Cemetery size: 40' x 50'.
      White: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. Locked gate on fence
      Well maintained: Yes.
      Enclosed: Yes.
      Enclosed explanation: Chain link fence.
      Enclosed conditions: Good.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 2.
      Last burial: 1844.
      First burial: 1844.
      Other damage explanation: One marker lying flat on ground.
      Significant events: Joab Brooks, Jr., son of Joab Brooks, Sr., and Catherine (Dimmaux) Brooks. His wife, Ruth Terrell (Brooks) was daughter of Isaac and Ruth (Terrell) Brooks.
      Miscellaneous information: Surveyed by Wade Hadley, 23 Mar 1989. On original Joab Brooks, Sr., plantation. Ref: Ida Brooks Kellum, "Brooks and Kindred Families," 1950, p. 28.
      Last canvassed by: Will M. Heiser w/ Billy Fitts, Jr., 919 742-3564; 27 Aug 1990. Date: 11 Feb 1999.

  1. Brooks, Joab, Jr.   (b. 29 Jan 1770 - d. 26 Mar 1844)
      • Husband of Ruth Terrel (Brooks) Brooks. Son of Joab,Sr. and Catherine (Dimmaux) Brooks. Ref: Ida Brooks Kellam, "Brooks and Kindred Families"1950.
  2. Brooks, Ruth Terrell (Brooks)   (b. 2x Sep 1777 - d. 1 Nov 1844)
      • Wife of Joab Brooks, Jr. Daughter of Isaac and Ruth (Terrell) Brooks. Kellam has Birth = 17 Sep 1774, Death = 1 Nov 1884. Ref: Ida Brooks Kellam, "Brooks and Kindred Families," 1950.

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