Brooks Family23 Jul 1997 From: Francis Kaye Grimes Reply-To: Brooks Family by Francis Kaye Grimesgrimes@memphisonline.com Organization: Memphis Online Hi, Here is the entry for EARLY FAMILIES IN FAQUIIER on William Brooks. William Brooks born about 1720 married Ann. They had the following children: Thomas, William, Sarah, Hannah, Dauchers, Mary, Ann, and Elizabeth. William Brooks will was proven 10 Jan 1767 Hamilton Parish, Fauquier Co., Va. William and Ann Brooks youngest son William was born 3 Feb 1752 in Fauquier Co. William Brooks married Nancy Ann Locke born 4 Dec 1749 in Fauquier Co, the daughter of Richard and Winifred West Locke. William Brooks served in the American Revolution. His application for a pension is on file at the National Archives in Washington, DC (R 1259, Va.; Microfilm Seried M-804, Roll No. 355). He entered the service in Oct 1778 while a citizen of Culpeper Co., Va. He was drafted a second time in Feb. 1781 while a resident of Botetourt Co., Va. He was in the battles of Alamance and Whiteall's Mills. He applied for a pension 25 Sep 1832 while a resident of Tazewell Co., Va. He was eighty one years old. In August 1834, Nancy Brooks, widow of William Brooks, applied for a pension at the age of ninty four. According to a newspaper article by Charles F Brooks in about 1977, William, his wife and six or seven children left the North Fork of the Roanoke River in Botetourt Co, traveling on pack horses in Indian infested wilderness, arriving in Thompson Valley, Tazewell Co., Va in about 1782. William lived the rest of his life there, and maintained a hig civic standing in the community. William died 24 Jan 1841 in Tazewell Co. On Tuesday, May 10 about 1977 the Fort Maiden Spring Chapters of Daughters of the American Revolution conducted a dedication service in which a headstone was placed at the grave of William Brooks. Taps sounded across the green hill in Thompson Vally where thirty or more of William Brooks decendants were gathered. It was recognition well deserved by one of our forefathers who helped preserve a great nation. William and Nancy Ann Locke Brooks had the following children: William, John, Richard Locke, Thomas, James, Margaret, Polly, Nancy, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, and Levicy. Thank You, Frances Castle Grimes. These were my 6th and 5th ggrandfathers.