Brooks - Tolbert Pioneer Family

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Orpha Lucy Brooks
Orpha Lucy Brooks
Contributed by Ellen Moss
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Orpha Lucy Brooks d/o Joab W. & Elizabeth (Hume) Brooks is 13 years old in this photo. The portrait was made by W.H. Clansers Gall in Jacksonville IL. Orpha grew up to marry Edmund Burke Tolbert 21 August 1885 in Morgan Co IL #00C/O194. Edmund was born 15 May 1859 in Salude Twp. IN the son of Tyrus and Nancy (Taff) Brooks. They had at least one child - Carl Brooks Tolbert born 13 Nov 1912 in Hersman, Pike Co IL. Orpha, Edmund and Carl are all buried at Hume Cemetery

Joab Brooks; P. 0., Chambersburg. Mr B. was born in Pike county in 1832, and is a son of A. H. and Lucy Brooks, natives of Tennessee. In 1863 he married the widow Brooks, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Hume. She was born in 1833. Six children have blessed this union. Mr. B. is engaged in farming on Section 9 but formerly followed blacksmithing. Members of M.E. church.
(History of Pike County Chapman & Co. 1880)