Note: BIRTH, DEATH, RELATIONSHIP: Keith Selke research. MARRIAGE: Edgefield SC automated marriage records. Whitfield Butler Brooks was a prominent member of the South Carolina Bar and was admitted to the practice of his profession in 1815. Was a Colonel of U.S. Army in the Mexican War. Old Southern Bible Records, pg. 45 (available on Ancestry.com) Zachariah Smith Brooks Zachariah Smith Brooks was b. 18 May 1765, d. Apr. 1848, m. 1st on 17 Dec. 1776 to Elizabeth Butler (see Bible record of Capt. James Butler) That record states that Elizabeth was b. 1766, making the above marriage date highly questionable. Children: Whitfield b. 3 Feb. 1790 Lucinda b. 3 Oct. 1791 Betheland b. 20 Feb. 1793 Nancy b. 30 Jan. 1798 [Probably living in this home in 1846, was Betheland Foote, wife of Capt Wm. Butler and it is stated that she was b. 28 Dec. 1764. Wm. Elisha and Zach. Smith Brooks were brothers and both served in the Rev. War. They married sisters, daughters of Capt. James Butler.] RoselandPlantation – home of Whitfield Brooks, Edgefield, SC -1849– Earliest known date of existence -Whitfield Brooks moved to the property and occupied a small house that was probably used for the overseer. He later bought and moved a small house to the property and joined it with his house. He added a new front and called the house Roselands (Watson, p. 165). -1851– Whitfield Brooks died and it is assumed that the property stayed in the family. -1850s– Mary Parsons Carroll Brooks (Whitfield's wife) had an Episcopal Chapel built on the property for family use. It was dismantled at some point and three tablets in memory of her husband, son Whitfield, and son Preston Smith Brooks were removed to the Episcopal Church in Edgefield (Watson, p. 90). ?– Edward Loudon Brooks (1876-1951) lived at Roselands (Watson, p. 166). ?– Roselands was owned by Walter C. Wyant (Watson, p. 166). ?– Mr. and Mrs. Allen Eddy bought the plantation and restored the house (Watson, p. 166). 1790 Census Newberry Co., Ninety-Six District, SC Zachariah Brooks 2 male 16 and upwards (Zachariah and ?) 1 males under 16 (Whitfield) 1 females including heads of families 1800 Census Place: Edgefield, Edgefield, South Carolina; .Roll 47; Page: 137 Zack S. Brooks Males 2 - under 10 (Whitfield and ?) 2 - age 26-45 (Zachariah and ?) Female 5 - under 10 (Lucinda, Behetheland, Nancy, Eliza & ?) 2 - age 16-26 (Elizabeth and ?) 1850 Census Place: The District, Edgefield, South Carolina; Roll M432_852; Page: 35A Whitfield Brooks - 60 - planter - $20,000 - SC Mary P Brooks - 50 -SC J Hamden Brooks - 16 - student - SC Will of Col. Whitfield Butler Brooks, Sr. South Carolina 1/19/1852 [email protected] 8. I give and bequeath to my beloved son John Hampden Brooks a bond that I now hold against my son-in-law R.G.M. DUNOVANT and my son Preston S. Brooks conditioned for the payment of fifteen hundred dollars on or before the sixth day of September A.D. eighteen hundred and fifty four with interest instant: also the sum of twelve hundred and fifty dollars with interest from the date of this my will to be paid to him out of the residue of my estate: and also the following negro slaves, twenty five in number, that is to say, GEORGE, BETSEY [not on 1/19/1852 Inventory & Appraisal], MOSES [not on 1/19/1852 Inventory & Appraisal], PHIL, CLARISSA, CHARLOTTE, JINCY, DORA, TAYLOR, JACOB, HARRY, ELIZA, HARRIETT, BUTLER, TERNPE(?), ABSALOM(?), AMY, ADRENE & HER FOUR CHILDREN, CHARLOTTE, JOSEPHINE, JANE & GEORGIANA AND YOUNG BARNET, MADISON, ADAM & ALLEN to have & to hold the same to the said John Hampden Brooks, his executors and administrators forever. [The number of bequeathed slaves, including children, totals 30, not 25.] In testimony whereof I the above named Whitfield Brooks have hereunto subserted my name and affixed my seal (on?) this the 8th day of November in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fifty one. Signed, Sealed, Published (signed) Whitfield Brooks (seal) & Declared by the said Whitfield Brooks as & for his last will & testament written(?), witnessed(?) of us who in his presence & at his request & in the presence of each other have subserted(?) our names as witnesses hereto other [several words blacked out by photocopy line] [Signed by:] J. P. Carroll A.W. King H. B. Gallman(?) [Slave inventory follows] Whitfield Brooks Birth: Feb. 3, 1790 Newberry County South Carolina, USA Death: Dec. 28, 1851 Edgefield County South Carolina, USA Husband of Mary Parsons Carroll Family links: Parents: Zachariah Smith Brooks (1765 - 1848) Elizabeth Butler Brooks (1766 - 1802) Burial: Willow Brook Cemetery Edgefield Edgefield County South Carolina, USA Created by: Robert C. Peurifoy Record added: Aug 28, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 57844823
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