Person:Moses Brooks (1)

Maj. Moses Brooks
m. 1759
  1. Maj. Moses Brooks1760 - 1830
  2. Joseph BrooksEst 1761 to 1767 - 1810
  3. William Brooks1763 - 1846
  • HMaj. Moses Brooks1760 - 1830
  • WAgnes Gamble1765 - 1826
m. 2 Aug 1785
  1. John Brooks1791 - 1844
  2. Mary Brooks1792 - 1854
  3. Nancy Arwin Brooks1795 - 1847
  4. Jane Brooks1797 - 1856
  5. Margaret Brooks1799 - 1856
  6. Joseph A. Brooks1801 - 1879
  7. Cynthia Kerr Brooks1806 - 1870
Facts and Events
Name Maj. Moses Brooks
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1 Apr 1760 prob. Pennsylvania or Virginia
Marriage 2 Aug 1785 to Agnes Gamble
Death[1] 25 Jan 1830 Knox County, Tennessee

Moses Brooks was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Tithables, 1781; Alexander Robertson's List: Samuel Hind and son John, Patrick Crawford and sons George and John, Robert Craig and sons John, Robert, and James, James and George Crawford, brothers Robert, John, and William, John Givens and sons Samuel, James, and William, Richard Rankin and sons Isaac and Richard; William Patterson and son William; James Givens and sons Samuel, Robert, and James, George Campbell and son John, Samuel Henderson and sons James, William, and David, John Lemons and son John, James Kerr and son James, George Anderson and son James, Andrew Russell and son Mathew, Robert Rogers and Father, John Allison and son Andrew, Timothy Coil and son Thomas, Adam Donlap and son William, James Alexander and sons Andrew and James, David White and James and Gordon, Henry Liner and son Henry, Ro. Stephen and son James, James Shackelford and son Reuben, Samuel Bell and son Samuel, Robert McColley and son Joseph, Jno. Patterson and son Robert, Mrs. Jane Wallace and son William, John Richey and son John, Col. George Mathews and son John, Jno. Brooks and son Moses, George King and son Robert, John Surfice and sons Martin, John, and Jacob, Thomas Hick and son Thomas.

Records in Tennessee

John Brooks (to) Moses Brooks 200 acres in Knox County.
This Indenture made this fifteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred ninety four between John Brooks of the one part & Moses Brooks of the other both of the county of Knox and territory of the United States of America south of the river Ohio. Witnesseth that the said John Brooks for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath and by these presents doth grant bargain sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said Moses Brooks his heirs and assigns forever
a certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres be the same more or less lying and being in the county of Knox on the north side of Holsten river bounded as follows (viz) Beginning at a stake on the ----- line of a three hundred acre survey conveyed to sd. John Brooks by ----- Donalson ... the division line between said Moses Brooks and John Brooks to a stake on the bank of the river thence up the meanders of sd. river to a white oak corner to McMillan two hundred acre survey then north eight west along the division line between sd. Moses Brooks and McMillan two hundred and fifty six poles to a stake then in a direct line or course to the beginning
with all ... to have and to hold ... In witness whereof the sd. John Brooks hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above writen.
(Signed) John his x mark Brooks (seal)
Signed sealed & delivered in presence of
William Kerr junr.
Joseph Brooks
State of Tennessee Knox County Circuit Court February Term 1819.
The execution of this deed was proved in open court by the oath of William Kerr who also made oath that Joseph Brooks the other witness to this deed is dead whereupon it was admitted to record. Let it be registered upon payment of the state tax.
Given under my hand and private seal having no seal of office, at office February 11, 1819.
H. Ramsey Clk.
[Registered 4/8/1819.]
[Source: Knox County, Tennessee, Deeds 1R/178].

9 Jul 1809 - Moses Brooks called for Jury Duty, county unknown. [Source: "Tennessee Cousins", by Worth S. Ray, pg. 212].

Will Transcript

April Sessions 1830
Moses Brooks
The Last will and testament of Moses Brooks dec'd was presented to court for probate whereupon Samuel Fleming and William M. Carrick subscribing witnesses thereto made Oath that they saw the said Moses Brooks sign and seal said instrument of writing and heard him pronounce publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament, and that at the time of publishing the same he was of sound mind and memory to the best of their knowledge and belief - which will is admitted to record and is in the words and figures following, to wit -
I Moses Brooks of the County of Knox and State of Tennessee do hereby make my last will and Testament in manner and form following (that is) I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses out of my estate.
I give and bequeath to my sons John Brooks and Joseph Brooks all my landed estate to be equally divided between them in valuation."
I give to my daughter Cynthia K. Boyd horse saddle and bridle and five dollars.
Item I give unto my daughters Mary Haynei, Nancy A. Clift, Jane McCree and Margaret Stephenson five dollars each.
Item I give unto my granddaughters Sarah A Stephenson and Isabella B. Stephenson twenty dollars to be equally divided between them, and to let out at interest until each of them come of age.
Item I give unto my step daughter Ann Fleming five dollars - -
And I do humbly constitute and appoint my two sons John & Joseph Brooks, my Executors of this my last will and testament-
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 4th day of July A D 1827.
(Signed) Moses his X mark Brooks (Seal)
Acknowledged before us Saml. Fleming, William M. Carrick "The State of Tennessee To all persons Greeting 1.20 pd. Whereas at our Court of Pleas and Quarter sessions held for Knox County at the Court house in Knoxville on the first Monday of April 1830, it appeared to the Court that Moses Brooks late of said County had died, having first made his last Will and Testament, in which John Brooks and Joseph B...
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  2.   Creekmore, Pollyanna. Early east Tennessee taxpayers. (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, c1980)
    pg. 75.

    Captain Dunlap's Company
    Brooks, Moses* 250-1000
    Brooks, Moses - agent for Alexander McNutt 140-0000

  3.   Leaves from the Family Tree.

    Moses Brooks was the son of John and Ann (Irwin) Brooks, born April 1, 1760, in Augusta County, Va., Jan. 25, 1830; fought in the Battles of King's Mountain and Guilford Court House; removed to Greene County, N. C., and in 1787 to what is Knox County; married in 1787 or 1788 Agnes (Gamble) Fowler (June 9, 1765 - Aug. 2, 1826), widow of Robert Fowler, Jr., who died in Washington County, Tenn., in 1784, and daughter of Robert and Mary (McElroy) Gamble. By her first husband she had one daughter, Esther Ann Fowler, who married Samuel Fleming, of Knox County. Allen, "Leaves from the Family Tree," loc. cit., Dec. 24, 1933.