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WYATT BROOKS (2.10) is the son of Jordan Brooks (2) and Mary (Cruse) Brooks.  Wyatt was born on September 30, 1805 in Edgefield County, South Carolina.  On April 16, 1829, Wyatt Brooks married Margaret Clark in Upson County, Georgia.  Margaret was born on March 7, 1807 in Cumberland County, North Carolina and is the daughter of Gilbert Clark and Jennet Clark.  From 1830 to 1850, Wyatt lived in the following Georgia counties:  Harris (1830), Talbot (1840) and Stewart (1850).  Wyatt and Margaret Brooks were the parents of at least seven children:

  Mary Jane Brooks (2.10.1), b. February 6, 1830, Georgia
  Lezina Catherine Brooks (2.10.2), b. October 2, 1831, Georgia
  Julia Frances Brooks (2.10.3), b. October 24, 1833, Georgia
  Sarah Elizabeth Brooks (2.10.4), b. March 5, 1838, Georgia
  Martha Caroline Brooks (2.10.5), b. January 22, 1843, Georgia
  Thomas Sanford Brooks (2.10.6), b. January 1, 1846, Georgia
  Benjamin C. Brooks, b. October 21, 1851, Georgia

According to “Brooks Family History,” Wyatt and Margaret Brooks had another son:  David Brooks who was “taken prisoner of the Mexicans.”  Wyatt Brooks was a Methodist minister.  Wyatt Brooks died on October 16, 1878 in Butler, Georgia and Margaret (Clark) Brooks died on August 19, 1888 in Butler, Georgia.  Both were buried in Butler, Georgia.  Benjamin C. Brooks died as an infant on November 10, 1851 in Butler, Georgia.

References:  1)  1830 Census, Harris County, Georgia;  2)  Will of Jordan Brooks, 1835, Talbot County, Georgia;  3)  1840 Census, Talbot County, Georgia;  4)  1850 Census, Stewart County, Georgia;  5)  “Brooks Family History,” by Myrtle (Lackey) Brooks, 1944;  6)  “37,000 Early Georgia Marriages,” by Joseph T. Maddox and Mary Carter;  7)  “Old Southern Bible Records,” by Mrs. Memory Lester, 1974, Pages 44 and 45;  8)  Letter, Martha (Benns) Reeves to Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., 1966;  9)  Letter, Eloise Nelson to Martha (Benns) Reeves, June 12, 1973;  10)  Letter, John Sheftall to Robert Casey, July 10, 1980

MARY JANE BROOKS (2.10.1) is the daughter of Wyatt Brooks and Margaret (Clark) Brooks.  Mary was born on February 6, 1830 in Georgia.  On November 2, 1848, Mary Jane Brooks married Edwin Riley Nelson in Talbot County, Georgia.  Edwin was born on January 23, 1821 in South Carolina and is the son of Gideon Nelson (born 1774 in South Carolina) and Sarah (Hancock) Nelson (born 1790 in South Carolina).  Edwin and Mary Nelson were the parents of nine children:

  Augustus M. Nelson (2.10.1.1), b. October 17, 1849, Talbot County, Georgia
  George W. Nelson, b. June 25, 1852, Talbot County, Georgia
  Gideon Fletcher Nelson, b. December 14, 1853, Talbot County, Georgia
  John Pendleton Nelson, b. January 19, 1856, Talbot County, Georgia
  Sarah Margaret Nelson (2.10.1.5), b. October 3, 1857, Talbot County, Georgia
  Jesse W. Nelson, b. August 11, 1859, Talbot County, Georgia
  William Thomas Nelson (2.10.1.7), b. March 20, 1862, Talbot County, Georgia
  Silas E. Nelson, b. February 18, 1864, Talbot County, Georgia
  Julia C. Nelson, b. March 20, 1866, Talbot County, Georgia

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From 1860 to 1880, Edwin and Mary Nelson were living in Talbot County, Georgia.  Mary Jane (Brooks) Nelson died on June 25, 1885 in Talbot County, Georgia and Edwin Riley Nelson died on November 2, 1885 in Talbot County, Georgia.  Both were buried in the Old Pye Cemetery in Talbot County, Georgia.  Gideon F. Nelson married Dora Short.  John P. Nelson married first to Tommie Carter, second to Mattie Trussell and third time to Kate Wallace.  Jesse W. Nelson married Elizabeth Harvey.  Silas E. Nelson married Cora Williams.  Julia C. Nelson married Thomas J. Rogers.  Thomas Rogers and Julia (Nelson) Rogers were buried in Buena Vista, Georgia.

References:  1)  1860, 1870  and 1880 Censuses, Talbot County, Georgia;  2)  “There Was A Land,” Page 358;  3)  Letter, Martha (Benns) Reeves to Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., 1966;  4)  “Family History,” by Everrett Martin, Martha (Benns) Reeves and Eloise Nelson, 1970;  5)  Letter, Eloise Nelson to Martha (Benns) Reeves, June 12, 1973;  6)  Internet Site, West Central Georgia Nelsons, by Sherri Ellington, Jack Morgan and Brack Goolsby, November, 1999

AUGUSTUS M. NELSON (2.10.1.1) is the son of Edwin Riley Nelson and Mary Jane (Brooks) Nelson.  Augustus was born on October 17, 1849 in Talbot County, Georgia.  Augustus Nelson married Emma Smith.  Emma was born in 1852 in Mississippi.  Augustus and Emma Nelson were the parents of at least six children:

  Birdie Nelson
  Brooks B. Nelson, b. 1876
  Everett Nelson, b. 1878
  May Nelson, b. May, 1879, Talbot County, Georgia
  Daisy Nelson
  Lottie Nelson (2.10.1.1.6), b. July 29, 1887

In 1880, Augustus and Emma Nelson were living in Talbot County, Georgia.  Augustus and Emma Nelson were buried in Raleigh, Georgia.  Brooks Nelson was a minister in the Baptist Church.  Brooks Nelson died on September 21, 1930 in Upson County, Georgia.

References:  1)  1880 Census, Talbot County, Georgia;  2)  “There Was A Land,” Page 358;  3)  Letter, Martha (Benns) Reeves to Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., 1966;  4)  “Family History,” by Everrett Martin, Martha (Benns) Reeves and Eloise Nelson, 1970;  5)  Letter, Eloise Nelson to Martha (Benns) Reeves, June 12, 1973;  6)  Internet Site, West Central Georgia Nelsons, by Sherri Ellington, Jack Morgan and Brack Goolsby, November, 1999

LOTTIE NELSON  (2.10.1.1.6) is the daughter of Augustust M. Nelson and Emma (Smith) Nelson.  Lottie was born on July 29, 1887.  On September 18, 1909, Lottie Nelson married William Ross McDonald in Atlanta, Georgia.  William was born on August 28, 1891 in Cedartown, Georgia and is the son of Ross McDonald and Lorena (Gresham) McDonald.  William and Lottie McDonald were the parents of one son:

  Ross A. McDonald, b. October 15, 1911, Albany, Georgia

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William R. McDonald died on March 6, 1951 in Albany, Georgia and Lottie (Nelson) McDonald died on August 4, 1963 in Albany, Georgia.  Ross McDonald married Lillian N. Presley.  Lillian was born on September 17, 1914 and is the daughter of James E. Presley and Emma G. (Ogletree) Presley.  Lillian (Presley) McDonald died on September 12, 1940 and Ross A. McDonald died on June 10, 1976 in Albany, Georgia.  Both were buried in the Southview Cemetery in Thomaston, Georgia.  Ross and Lillian McDonald have one son:  -  Ross Augustus McDonald, b. October 20, 1950, Albany, Georgia.

Reference:  1)  Internet Site, West Central Georgia Nelsons, by Sherri Ellington, Jack Morgan and Brack Goolsby, November, 1999

SARAH MARGARET NELSON (2.10.1.5) is the daughter of Edwin Riley Nelson and Mary Jane (Brooks) Nelson.  Sallie was born on October 3, 1857 in Talbot County, Georgia.  Sallie Nelson married John Jefferson Goolsby of Pleasant Hill.  John was born on June 1, 1850 in Georgia and is the son of Edwin Riley Goolsby and Mary (Cosby) Goolsby.  John Goolsby was previously married to Nancy Jane Waldron and they had three children:  Eugene Goolsby (born 1883), Edwin F. Goolsby (born 1887) and Clifton Goolsby (born 1888).  John and Sallie Goolsby were the parents of five children:

  Edwin F. Goolsby, b. 1887, Georgia
  Julian Goolsby, b. May, 1891, Georgia
  Lawrence Nelson Goolsby (2.10.1.5.2), b. January, 1894, Georgia
  Mary J. Goolsby, b. February, 1895, Georgia
  Joseph Penelton Goolsby, b. April, 1898, Georgia

From 1900 to 1920, John and Sallie Goolsby were living in Talbot County, Georgia.  John Goolsby died on February 12, 1923 in Talbot County, Georgia and Sallie (Nelson) Goolsby died on December 13, 1940 in Talbot County, Georgia.  John Goolsby and Sallie (Nelson) Goolsby were buried in Woodland Cemetery in Woodland, Georgia.  Julian Goolsby married Florence Hendricks and they had four children:  -  Sara Goolsby,  -  Pafford Goolsby,  -  Frances Goolsby,  -  Louise Goolsby.  Julian Goolsby died in 1942.  Sara Goolsby married Henry Traylor and they had two children:  -  Barbara Traylor,  -  Vanita Traylor.  Pafford Goolsby married Melba Riley and they had two adopted children:  -  Bobby Goolsby,  -  Betty Jean Goolsby.  Pafford and Melba Goolsby live in Columbus, Georgia.  Frances Goolsby married Grady Sosebee and they had three children:  -  Charles Sosebee,  -  Mike Sosebee,  -  Diane Sosebee.  Frances (Goolsby) Sosebee lives in Columbus, Georgia.  Louise Goolsby married X. J. Lenoir and they had two children:  -  Karen Lenoir,  -  William Lenoir.  William Lenoir was killed in World War II.

Manie Goolsby married Thompson Ferguson and they had three children:  -  Margaret Ferguson,  -  Elsie Ferguson,  -  Vivian Ferguson.  Manie (Goolsby) Ferguson died in 1970.  Margaret Ferguson married Carol Sears.  Elsie Ferguson married C. K. Comerford.  Vivian Ferguson married William Russell.  Joseph Goolsby married Kate Adams and they had three children:  -  Ector Goolsby,  -  Alfred Goolsby,  -  Thomas Goolsby.

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References:  1)  1900, 1910 and 1920 Censuses, Talbot County, Georgia;  2)  “There Was A Land,” Page 331;  3)  “Family History,” by Everrett Martin, Martha (Benns) Reeves and Eloise Nelson, 1970;  4)  Letter, Libba (Harman) Woodall to Robert Casey, August 5, 1981;  5)  Letter, Libba (Harman) Woodall to Robert Casey, August 20, 1981;  6)  “A Rockaway in Talbot,” Volume 2, by William H. Davidson

LAWRENCE NELSON GOOLSBY (2.10.1.5.2) is the son of John Jefferson Goolsby and Sarah Margaret (Nelson) Goolsby.  Lawrence was born in January of 1894 in Georgia.  Lawrence Goolsby married Irene Hendricks (born 1899, Georgia).  Irene Hendricks’ sister, Florence Hendricks, married Lawrence Goolsby’s brother, Julian Goolsby.  Irene’s sister, Jennie Belle Hendricks, married Lawrence Goolsby’s first cousin, Walter Nelson (2.10.1.7.6).  Lawrence and Irene Goolsby had seven children:

  Nelson Goolsby, b. 1920, Georgia
  Foster Goolsby
  Fred Goolsby
  John Goolsby
  Jane Goolsby
  Doris Goolsby
  Roy Goolsby

In 1920, Lawrence and Irene Goolsby were living with Lawrence’s parents in Talbot County, Georgia.  Nelson Goolsby married Marilu Doster and they had three children:  -  Larry Goolsby,  -  Bill Goolsby,  -  Betsey Goolsby.  Nelson Goolsby lives near Woodland, Georgia.  Foster Goolsby married Frances Taylor and they had two children:  -  Jimmy Goolsby,  -  Susan Goolsby.  Foster Goolsby retired as Valdosta School Superintendent and lives in Fitzgerald, Georgia.  Fred Goolsby married Mary Meadows and they had four children:  -  Marilyn Goolsby,  -  Lorraine Goolsby,  -  Becky Goolsby,  -  Linda Goolsby.  Fred Goolsby works for the Railroad and lives in Woodland, Georgia.  Mary (Meadows) Goolsby has worked for twenty-five years for a furniture company.

John Goolsby married Correne Saucer and they had four children:  -  Cynthia Goolsby,  -  Laurie Goolsby,  -  Robin Goolsby,  -  Jan Goolsby.  John Goolsby runs “Goolsby Supermarket” and lives in Woodland, Georgia.  Correne is Postmaster for Woodland, Georgia.  Jane Goolsby married Paul Teaver and they had three children:  -  Steve Teaver,  -  Mark Teaver,  -  Frank Teaver.  Jane lives in LaGrange, Georgia.  Doris Goolsby married Philip Gibson and they had two children:  -  Tony Gibson,  -  Gale Gibson.  Doris lives in Doraville, Georgia.  Roy Goolsby married Beverly Todd and they had two children:  -  Todd Goolsby,  -  Jeff Goolsby.  Roy is Assistant Superintendent for Rome, Georgia schools.

References:  1)  1920 Census, Talbot County, Georgia;  2)  “There Was A Land,” Page 331;  3)  “Family History,” by Everrett Martin, Martha (Benns) Reeves and Eloise Nelson, 1970;  4)  Letter, Libba (Harman) Woodall to Robert Casey, August 5, 1981;  5)  Letter, Libba (Harman) Woodall to Robert Casey, August 20, 1981

WILLIAM THOMAS NELSON (2.10.1.7) is the son of Edwin Riley Nelson and Mary Jane (Brooks) Nelson.  William was born on March 20, 1862 in Talbot County, Georgia.  On November 28, 1888, William Nelson married Janie May Farr and they had one daughter:

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  Willie Lou Nelson, b. October 11, 1889, Talbot County, Georgia

Janie (Farr) Nelson was buried in the Dickson Cureton Family Cemetery near Pleasant Hill, Georgia.  On January 19, 1893, William Nelson married a second time to Mary Adella Freeman.  Mary was born on June 20, 1871 in Georgia and is the daughter of Stinson Asbury Freeman and Virginia Antoinette (Grace) Freeman.  William and Mary Nelson had eleven children:

  Freeman Brooks Nelson (2.10.1.7.2), b. November 14, 1893, Talbot Co., Georgia
  Jessie Grace Nelson, b. January 15, 1895, Talbot County, Georgia
  Alva Eugene Nelson, b. February 25, 1896, Talbot County, Georgia
  Martha Eloise Nelson, b. November 1, 1897, Talbot County, Georgia
  Walter Jennings Nelson (2.10.1.7.6), b. August 30, 1899, Talbot County, Georgia
  Thomas Edwin Nelson (2.10.1.7.7), b. August 1, 1901, Talbot County, Georgia
  Charles Fletcher Nelson (2.10.1.7.8), b. September 20, 1903, Talbot Co., Georgia
  Ralph Augustus Nelson, b. December 6, 1905, Talbot County, Georgia
  Ruby Nelson (2.10.1.7.10), b. December 1, 1908, Talbot County, Georgia
  Ruth Nelson, b. December 1, 1908, Talbot County, Georgia
  Julia Margaret Nelson, b. August 15, 1910, Talbot County, Georgia

From 1900 to 1920, William and Mary Nelson were living in Talbot County, Georgia.  William Thomas Nelson died on November 30, 1934 and was buried in the Woodland Cemetery in Woodland, Georgia.  Mary (Freeman) Nelson died on September 22, 1941 and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Talbot County, Georgia.  Willie Lou Nelson married William Samuel Hendricks and they had no children.  Willie (Nelson) Hendricks died on September 21, 1921.  Jessie Nelson never married and died on December 10, 1950.  Alva Nelson married Alice Aldrich Jackman.  Eloise Nelson never married and died on October 8, 1978.  Author’s Note:  Eloise Nelson was an active genealogist and contributed to the compilation of this book.  On May 21, 1926, Ralph Nelson married Ruth Moran and they had two children:  -  Emily Grace Nelson, b. July 7, 1927,  -  Thomas Moran Nelson, b. November 24, 1931.  Ralph Nelson was still living in 1970.  Emily Nelson married Lonnie A. McCaghren and they had one daughter:  -  Susan McCaghren.  Thomas Nelson married Shirley Matthewson and they had one son:  -  Michael Moran Nelson.

On October 19, 1937, Ruth Nelson married Clifford Ernest Kemp and they had one daughter:  -  Mary Elizabeth Kemp, b. June 3, 1942.  Mary Kemp married James Carl McDonald and they had three children:  -  James Martin McDonald,  -  Kathy Leigh McDonald,  -  Lisa JoAnn McDonald.  On March 18, 1944, Julia Nelson married Carl Arvid Nelson and they had three children:  -  Richard Paul Nelson,  -  Betty Ann Nelson,  -  Alva Gene Nelson.  Betty Ann Nelson married Michael Alan Puckett and they had one son:  -  Steven Thomas Puckett.

References:  1)  1900 and 1920 Censuses, Talbot County, Georgia;  2)  “There Was A Land,” Page 358;  3)  “Family History,” by Everrett Martin, Martha (Benns) Reeves and Eloise Nelson, 1970;  4)  Letter, Ruby (Nelson) Mason to Robert Casey, August 18, 1981;  5)  “A Rockaway in Talbot,” Volume 2, by William H. Davidson

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FREEMAN BROOKS NELSON (2.10.1.7.2) is the son of William Thomas Nelson and Mary Adella (Freeman) Nelson.  Freeman was born on November 14, 1893 in Talbot County, Georgia.  On November 21, 1923, Freeman Nelson married Alice Irene Hogg and they were the parents of two children:

  Mary Frances Nelson, b. May 1, 1924
  Freeman Brooks Nelson, Jr., b. January 21, 1929

Freeman Brooks Nelson, Sr. died on July 7, 1951.  Freeman Nelson, Jr. married Sally Louise Nuckels and they had three children:  -  Carol Nelson,  -  Sharon Nelson,  -  Deborah Nelson.

Reference:  1)  “Family History,” by Everrett Martin, Martha (Benns) Reeves and Eloise Nelson, 1970

WALTER JENNINGS NELSON (2.10.1.7.6) is the son of William Thomas Nelson and Mary Adella (Freeman) Nelson.  Walter was born on August 30, 1899 in Talbot County, Georgia.  On December 16, 1919, Walter Nelson married Jennie Belle Hendricks and they were the parents of three children:

  Mary Virginia Nelson, b. September 29, 1920
  Elizabeth Fletcher Nelson, b. February 20, 1924
  Dorothy Ann Nelson, b. March 1, 1931

Mary Nelson married James Robert Waller and they had two sons:  -  Kenneth Robert Waller,  -  Stanley Nelson Waller.  Kenneth Waller married Barbara Darby and they had one son:  -  Robert Nelson Waller.  Elizabeth Nelson married Dixie Harris Daniel and they had two sons:  -  Richard Harris Daniel,  -  Harold Jennings Daniel.  Richard Daniel married Sue Vining.  Harold Daniel married Rebecca Barrett.  Dorothy Ann Nelson died young on October 5, 1932.

Reference:  1)  “Family History,” by Everrett Martin, Martha (Benns) Reeves and Eloise Nelson, 1970

THOMAS EDWIN NELSON (2.10.1.7.7) is the son of William Thomas Nelson and Mary Adella (Freeman) Nelson.  Thomas was born on August 1, 1901 in Talbot County, Georgia.  On December 20, 1930, Thomas Nelson married Kathleen Miller and they were the parents of six children:

  Mary Eloise Nelson, b. December 12, 1931
  Carolyn June Nelson, b. September 27, 1933
  Margaret Miller Nelson, b. June 27, 1937
  Lemuel Edwin Nelson, b. September 27, 1940
  Nancy Wyolene Nelson, b. July 29, 1944
  Sharon Kathleen Nelson, b. November 17, 1947

Mary Nelson married Kenneth Cauthen and they had three children:  -  Paul Cauthen,  -  Nancy Cauthen,  -  Melissa Cauthen.  Carolyn Nelson married William H. Veal and they had two children:  -  Howard Veal,  -  Melvin Veal.  Margaret Nelson married Roy Mitchell.  Lemuel Nelson married Nancy Fowler.  As of 1970, Nancy Nelson and Sharon Nelson were not married.

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Reference:  1)  “Family History,” by Everrett Martin, Martha (Benns) Reeves and Eloise Nelson, 1970

CHARLES FLETCHER NELSON (2.10.1.7.8) is the son of William Thomas Nelson and Mary Adella (Freeman) Nelson.  Charles was born on September 20, 1903 in Talbot County, Georgia.  Charles Nelson married Mary Ellen Miller and they had four children:

  Joyce Kathleen Nelson, b. January 16, 1929
  Barbara Jean Nelson, b. January 3, 1933
  William Brantham Nelson, b. March 10, 1937
  Mary Ellen Nelson, b. March 1, 1943

Joyce Nelson married Sharold S. Hannah and they had three children:  -  Charles David Hannah,  -  Nancy Gail Hannah,  -  Patricia Hannah.  Charles Hannah married Kay Brown and they had one son:  -  Brian Anthony Hannah.  Nancy Hannah married Sid McDougal and they had one son:  -  Joseph Shane McDougal.  Barbara Nelson married William Jossey Bass and they had two children:  -  Phillip Bass,  -  Robin Bass.  William Nelson married Dianne Roberts and they had one son:  -  William Brantham Nelson, Jr.  Mary Nelson married Jerry Meyers.

Reference:  1)  “Family History,” by Everrett Martin, Martha (Benns) Reeves and Eloise Nelson, 1970

RUBY NELSON (2.10.1.7.10) is the daughter of William Thomas Nelson and Mary Adella (Freeman) Nelson.  Ruby was born on December 1, 1908 in Talbot County, Georgia.  On November 12, 1936, Ruby Nelson married George Lee Mason and they had two sons:

  James Lee Mason, b. March 26, 1938
  David Nelson Mason, b. December 18, 1940

As of 1981, Ruby (Nelson) Mason was living in College Park, Georgia.  James Mason married Joanne Beaton and they had three children:  -  Leanne Mason,  -  Patricia Mason,  -  Anslee Mason.  David Mason married Alicia Kite and they had two sons:  -  David Nelson Mason, Jr.,  -  Daniel Thomas Mason.

References:  1)  “Family History,” by Everrett Martin, Martha (Benns) Reeves and Eloise Nelson, 1970;  2)  Letter, Ruby (Nelson) Mason to Robert Casey, August 18, 1981

LEZINA CATHERINE BROOKS (2.10.2) is the daughter of Wyatt Brooks and Margaret (Clark) Brooks.  Lezina was born in Georgia on October 2, 1831.  On August 30, 1859, Lezina Catherine Brooks married W. Cage Williford and they were the parents of at least two children:

  Charles Williford
  Allen Williford

W. Cage Williford died on May 15, 1875.

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References:  1)  “Old Southern Bible Records,” by Mrs. Memory Lester, 1974, Page 44;  2)  “Brooks Family History,” by Roberta J. Lumpkin, 1978;  3)  Letter, Martha (Benns) Reeves to Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., 1966

JULIA FRANCES BROOKS (2.10.3) is the daughter of Wyatt Brooks and Margaret (Clark) Brooks.  Julia was born on October 24, 1833 in Georgia.  On March 27, 1851, Julia Brooks married William Rutherford Mathis.  William was born on October 22, 1825 in Washington County, Georgia and is the son of Dr. John Rutherford Mathis and Frances (Dupree) Mathis.  William and Julia Mathis were the parents of fourteen children:

  Atilla Elizabeth “Addie” Mathis, b. 1852, Georgia
  William Jasper Mathis, b. October 9, 1854, Georgia
  John Wyatt Mathis (2.10.3.3), b. April 26, 1856, Stewart County, Georgia
  Ambrose Powell Mathis, b. 1858, Georgia
  James Gilmore Mathis, b. 1861, Georgia
  Thomas Brooks Mathis, b. 1863, Georgia
  Robert Lee Mathis (2.10.3.7), b. September, 1863, Georgia
  Margaret Prescilla Mathis, b. 1866, Georgia
  Clanton Mathis (2.10.3.9), b. May, 1867, Georgia
  Mary Annabelle Mathis (2.10.3.10), b. 1869, Georgia
  Eddie Mathis, b. 1871, Georgia
  Clara Evelyn Mathis (2.10.3.12), b. September, 1873, Georgia
  Marvin Myers Mathis, b. April, 1876, Georgia
  Charles Clark Mathis (2.10.3.14), b. September, 1879, Georgia

In 1880, William and Julia Mathis were living in Stewart County, Georgia.  Julia (Brooks) Mathis died on November 7, 1893.  In 1900, William R. Mathis was living in Stewart County, Georgia.  William Rutherford Mathis died on May 27, 1904.  William and Julia Mathis were buried in the Mathis Family Cemetery in Stewart County, Georgia.  Addie Mathis died in 1854.  In 1900, William J. Mathis was single and was living in Stewart County, Georgia.  William Jasper Mathis died on May 1, 1915.

Ambrose Mathis first married Julia Corine Avery (born March 28, 1885) of Georgetown and they had two children:  -  Branson Mathis,  -  Ambrose Powell Mathis, Jr.  Corine (Avery) Mathis died on September 9, 1909.  Ambrose Mathis married a second time to Lily Rouch of Dawson, Georgia and they had two children:  -  Julia Mathis,  -  Ruth Mathis.  Ambrose and Lily Mathis lived in Doerun, Georgia.  Ambrose Mathis died in 1938.

James Gilmore Mathis moved to California and had no children.  Thomas Brooks Mathis died in 1937.  In 1900, Maggie Mathis was living with her father in Stewart County, Georgia.  Maggie Mathis later lived in Hurtsboro, Alabama.  Eddie Mathis died in 1871.  Marvin Mathis first married Alma Jones (born October, 1874 in Georgia).  In 1900, Marvin and Alma Mathis were living with a baby son (born December, 1899) in Stewart County, Georgia.  Later, Marvin Mathis married Annie Lee Sudduth and moved to Alabama.

References:  1)  1880 and 1900 Censuses, Stewart County, Georgia;  2)  “History of Stewart County, Georgia,” by Terrill and Dixon, 1958, Volume 1, Pages 537 and 538;  3)  “History of Stewart County, Georgia,” Volume 2, Pages 380 and 511;  4)  Letter, Martha (Benns) Reeves to Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., 1966

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JOHN WYATT MATHIS (2.10.3.3) is the son of William Rutherford Mathis and Julia Frances (Brooks) Mathis.  John was born on April 26, 1856 in Stewart County, Georgia.  John Mathis married Laura Talulah Gilbert.  Talulah was born on October 16, 1852 in Georgia.  John and Talulah Mathis were the parents of three children:

  L. Potis Mathis
  Mattie Mathis
  John Mathis

John Wyatt Mathis died on May 22, 1885 and Talulah (Gilbert) Mathis died on April 10, 1928.  Potis Mathis married Annie Carter and lived in Omaha, Georgia.  Mattie Mathis married Lee Pope and they had four children:  -  Edward Lee Pope, b. September 8, 1891,  -  Evelyn Louise Pope,  -  Marion Pope,  -  Joseph Pope.  Edward Pope died on December 11, 1949 and was buried in the Omaha Cemetery in Stewart County, Georgia.  Evelyn Pope married J. D. Singer, Jr. of Lumpkin, Georgia.  John Mathis married Derlie Pope and they had four children:  -  Margery Mathis,  -  John Mathis, Jr.,  -  David Barton Mathis,  -  Mary Evelyn Mathis.  Margery Mathis married Fred Harrell.

References:  1)  “History of Stewart County, Georgia,” by Terrill and Dixon, 1958, Volume 1, Page 537;  2)  “History of Stewart County, Georgia,” Volume 2, Pages 341, 380 and 384

ROBERT LEE MATHIS (2.10.3.7) is the son of William Rutherford Mathis and Julia Frances (Brooks) Mathis.  Robert was born in September of 1863 in Georgia.  In 1895, Robert Mathis married Cora M. Cleveland (born April of 1877 in Georgia) of Stewart County, Georgia and they were the parents of five children:

  Wyatt L. Mathis, b. July, 1895
  Robert L. Mathis, b. December, 1898
  Margaret Mathis
  Lloyd Mathis
  Mable Mathis

Robert Mathis died in Florida in 1917 and his family moved to Decatur, Georgia.

References:  1)  1900 Census, Stewart County, Georgia;  2)  “History of Stewart County, Georgia,” by Terrill and Dixon, 1958, Volume 1, Page 537;  3)  “History of Stewart County, Georgia,” Volume 2, Page 511

CLANTON MATHIS (2.10.3.9) is the son of William Rutherford Mathis and Julia Frances (Brooks) Mathis.  Clanton was born in May of 1867 in Georgia.  In 1894, Clanton Mathis married Claudia Jones (born September 16, 1875 in Georgia) of Stewart County, Georgia and they were the parents of three children:

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  Mary Julia Mathis, b. June, 1895, Georgia
  Terol C. Mathis, b. May, 1899, Georgia
  Rutherford Mathis

In 1900, Clanton and Claudia Mathis were living in Stewart County, Georgia.  Claudia (Jones) Mathis died on September 9, 1909 and Clanton Mathis died in 1938.

References:  1)  1900 Census, Stewart County, Georgia;  2)  “History of Stewart County, Georgia,” by Terrill and Dixon, 1958, Volume 1, Page 537;  3)  “History of Stewart County, Georgia,” Volume 2, Pages 380 and 511

MARY ANNABELLE MATHIS (2.10.3.10) is the daughter of William Rutherford Mathis and Julia Frances (Brooks) Mathis.  Mary was born in 1869 in Georgia.  On July 6, 1886, Mary Mathis married Dr. Albert Sidney Gilbert of Florence, Georgia.  Albert was born on January 4, 1862.  Albert and Mary Gilbert were the parents of four children:

  Lillian Kathleen Gilbert
  May Vernon Gilbert
  Albert Sidney Gilbert, Jr.
  Julia Evelyn Gilbert

Lillian Gilbert married W. M. Grimes and they had two children:  -  Sidney L. Grimes,  -  Albert Grimes.  Sidney and Albert Grimes were both residents of Florence, Georgia.  On September 14, 1913, May Gilbert married W. L. Maddox and they had two children:  -  Gilbert Maddox,  -  W. L. Maddox, Jr..  Gilbert and W. L. Maddox were both residents of Lumpkin, Georgia.  Gilbert Maddox married Laura Forbes.  W. L. Maddox, Jr. married Mary Alice Shell.  Albert Gilbert, Jr. married Docia Elliot of Columbus, Georgia and they had three children:  -  Mary Ann Gilbert,  -  Betty Gilbert,  -  Peggy Gilbert.

On February 8, 1914, Julia Gilbert married Samuel Walton Worthington, Jr.  Samuel was born on September 28, 1891 and is the son of Samuel Walton Worthington and Martha (Perkins) Worthington (1.6.9.1).  Julia and Samuel were third cousins.  Samuel Worthington, Jr. was sheriff of Stewart County, Georgia.  Samuel and Julia Worthington were the parents of four children:  -  Russell Worthington, b. 1915,  -  Son (died in infancy), b. October 31, 1916,  -  Sammie W. Worthington, b. August, 1919,  -  Son (died in infancy).  Russell Worthington died on October 20, 1920.

References:  1)  “History of Stewart County, Georgia,” by Terrill and Dixon, 1958, Volume 1, Page 538;  2)  “History of Stewart County, Georgia,” Volume 2, Page 341

CLARA EVELYN MATHIS (2.10.3.12) is the daughter of William Rutherford Mathis and Julia Frances (Brooks) Mathis.  Clara was born in September of 1873 in Georgia.  Clara Mathis married Walter T. Walker (born September of 1871 in Georgia) and they were the parents of eight children:

  Ralph Mathis Walker, b. October, 1897
  Julia Walker
  W. Terrill Walker
  Annie Walker
  Evelyn Walker
  Thomas Walker
  Edwin Walker
  Louise Walker

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References:  1)  1900 Census, Stewart County, Georgia;  2)  “History of Stewart County,” by Terrill and Dixon, 1958, Volume 1, Page 537

CHARLES CLARK MATHIS (2.10.3.14) is the son of William Rutherford Mathis and Julia Frances (Brooks) Mathis.  Charles was born in September of 1879 in Georgia.  In 1900, Charlie Mathis was a boarder at the home of James Deason, his future father-in-law in Stewart County, Georgia.  In 1902, Charles Mathis married Eva Deason.  Eva was born in July of 1884 in Georgia and is the daughter of James Deason and Julia Deason.  Charles and Eva Mathis were the parents of eleven children:

  Brooks Johnson Mathis, b. 1904, Stewart County, Georgia
  Zeph Mathis, b. 1906, Stewart County, Georgia
  Julian Mathis, b. 1908, Stewart County, Georgia
  Harry Mathis, b. 1909, Stewart County, Georgia
  Harriet Mathis
  Woodson P. Mathis
  Charles Mathis
  Mary Frances Mathis
  Elizabeth Mathis
  Marion Mathis
  Milton Walton Mathis

In 1910, Charles and Eva Mathis were living in Stewart County, Georgia.  Charles Clark Mathis died in 1934.  Brooks Mathis married Hazel Martin and they had three children:  -  Grace Mathis,  -  Brooks Mathis, Jr.,  -  Walter Clarke Mathis.  Zeph Mathis married Esther Wilder and they lived in Lumpkin, Georgia.  Harry Mathis was in the United States Army.  Harriett Mathis married R. D. Shierling and they were residents of Norfolk, Virginia.  They had two children, one who died in infancy.  Charles Mathis was in the United States Navy.  Julian, Mary, Elizabeth and Milton Mathis were residents of Lumpkin, Georgia and Marion Mathis was a resident of Columbus, Georgia.

References:  1)  1900 and 1910 Censuses, Stewart County, Georgia;  2)  “History of Stewart County, Georgia,” Volume 1, Page 538;  3)  “History of Stewart County, Georgia,” Volume 2, Page 511

SARAH ELIZABETH BROOKS (2.10.4) is the daughter of Wyatt Brooks and Margaret (Clark) Brooks.  Sarah was born on March 5, 1838 in Georgia.  On May 11, 1858, Sarah Brooks married William G. Bateman (born 1833 in Georgia) and they were the parents of at least six children:

  Lena J. Bateman, b. 1860, Georgia
  Beulah M. Bateman, b. 1863, Georgia
  William Clyde Bateman, b. 1869, Georgia
  James F. Bateman, b. 1871, Georgia
  Martha Lezina Bateman, b. 1875, Georgia
  Thomas Bateman

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In 1860, William and Sarah Bateman were living in Macon County, Georgia.  William and Sarah Bateman lived in Butler, Georgia.  William G. Bateman died on July 1, 1891 and Sarah (Brooks) Bateman died on February 12, 1911.  Lena Bateman married T. W. Pool.  Lena (Bateman) Pool died on December 17, 1940.  Beulah Bateman married Jim Moulton.  Beulah (Bateman) Moulton died on December 22, 1937.  Clyde Bateman married Lucile Frierson.  Clyde Bateman died in September of 1917.

Martha “Mattile” Bateman married Charles Edward Benns.  Charles was born on August 13, 1874 and is the son of Nathaniel Benns and Martha Susan (Lumpkin) Benns (1.4.2.4).  Charles and Mattile Benns were the parents of three children:  -  Margaret Brooks Benns,  -  Martha Bateman Benns,  -  Charles Edward Benns, Jr.  Martha Benns married Farley Reeves.  Author’s Note:  Martha (Benns) Reeves is an active genealogist and contributed to the compilation of this book.

References:  1)  1860 Census, Macon County, Georgia;  2)  1880 Census, Taylor County, Georgia;  3)  “Old Southern Bible Records,” by Mrs. Memory Lester, 1974, Pages 44 and 45;  4)  Letter, Martha (Benns) Reeves to Kenneth H.Thomas, Jr., 1966;  5)  Letter, Eloise Nelson to Martha (Benns) Reeves, June 12, 1973;  6)  Letter, Roberta J. Lumpkin to Robert Casey, December 28, 1979;  7)  Letter, Martha (Benns) Reeves to Robert Casey, December 19, 1980

MARTHA CAROLINE BROOKS (2.10.5) is the daughter of Wyatt Brooks and Margaret (Clark) Brooks.  Martha was born on January 22, 1843 in Georgia.  On July 4, 1865, Martha Caroline Brooks married Robert Martin.  Robert was born on September 26, 1835 in Monroe County, Georgia and is the son of Archibald Martin, Jr. and Exer (Smith) Martin.  Robert and Martha Martin were the parents of four children:

  Thomas Wyatt Martin (2.10.5.1), b. May 12, 1866, Talbot County,Georgia
  Exer Margaret “Maggie” Martin, b. November 3, 1869, Georgia
  Ollie A. Martin, b. November 26, 1871
  William Martin, b. December 1, 1880

In 1870, Robert and “Carey” Martin were living in Macon County, Georgia.  In 1880, Robert and “Carrie” Martin were living in Putnam County, Georgia.  Maggie Martin married a Mr. Lambdin of Barnesville, Georgia.  Ollie Martin died very young on September 3, 1873.  William Martin died very young on January 7, 1883.

References:  1)  1870 Census, Macon County, Georgia;  2)  1880 Census, Putnam County, Georgia;  3)  Letter, Everett Martin to Martha (Benns) Reeves, May, 1957;  4)  “Brooks Family History,” by Roberta J. Lumpkin, 1978;  5)  Letter, Martha (Benns) Reeves to Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., 1966;  6)  Letter, Eloise Nelson to Martha (Benns) Reeves, June 12, 1973;  7)  Letter, Libba (Harman) Woodall to Robert Casey, August 5, 1981;  8)  World Family Tree CD-ROM, Volume 2, File 3,616

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THOMAS WYATT MARTIN (2.10.5.1) is the son of Robert Martin and Martha Caroline (Brooks) Martin.  Thomas was born on May 12, 1866 in Talbot County,Georgia.  Thomas Martin married Kate McComb.  Kate is the daughter of James McComb and Elizabeth (Brannigan) McComb.  Thomas and Kate Martin were the parents of three children:

  Thomas Everett Martin, b. August 6, 1893, Eatonton, Georgia
  Mildred W. Martin, b. January 27, 1896, Eatonton, Georgia
  Harold Exer Martin, b. 1900

Thomas Everett Martin married a Miss Ballard.  Thomas was the father of two children:  -  Thomas Everett Martin, Jr.,  -  Milward Wyatt Martin.  In 1957, Thomas Everett Martin was living in Maplewood, New Jersey.  Harold Martin died as an infant in Decatur, Georgia.

References:  1)  Letter, Everett Martin to Martha (Benns) Reeves, May, 1957;  2)  World Family Tree CD-ROM, Volume 2, File 3,616

THOMAS SANFORD BROOKS (2.10.6) is the son of Wyatt Brooks and Margaret (Clark) Brooks.  Thomas was born on January 1, 1846 in Georgia.  On October 11, 1871, Thomas Brooks married Elizabeth “Lizzie” Battle.  Lizzie was born in 1851 in Georgia.  Thomas and Lizzie Brooks were the parents of at least four children:

  Battle Brooks, b. 1873, Georgia
  Wyatt Brooks, b. 1875, Georgia
  Ora Brooks, b. 1877, Georgia
  May Brooks, b. 1879, Georgia

“Brooks Family History” shows that Thomas and Elizabeth Brooks were the parents of five children:  Benjamin Brooks, May Brooks, Ora Brooks, Lowry Brooks and Ruba Brooks.  In 1880, Thomas and Victoria Brooks were living in Macon County, Georgia.

References:  1)  1880 Census, Macon County, Georgia;  2)  “Brooks Family History,” by Roberta J. Lumpkin, 1978