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Frances Brooks

Frances Brooks

Female 1863 - 1899  (35 years)

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  • Name Frances Brooks 
    Born 12 Dec 1863  Blountstown, Blount, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 22 Jun 1899  Checotah, McIntosh, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Checotah Indian Territory Cemetery, Checotah, McIntosh, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baker, Fannie Brooks
    Baker, Fannie Brooks
    Person ID I8503  Dickinson
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2012 

    Father Willis Francis Brooks,   b. 1806, Shelbyville, Shelby, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863, Lawrence County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Louisa Elisabeth Jane Bates,   b. 22 Jan 1826, Shelbyville, Shelby, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1924, Lawrence County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1841  Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Upon the outbreak of hostilities, Willis Brooks sided with the Confederate cause, a move which placed him at odds with the majority of his neighbors. As a result, he was gunned down by seven or eight local "Tories" who were avenging Willis' murder of a man who had insulted his wife, Jenny. (Other accounts reverse the roles of the actors, claiming that the men were members of the Confederate home guard who were attempting to arrest Willis' son, John, who was also killed.) Regardless of the particulars, the events began nearly sixty years of violence in Alabama, Texas and Oklahoma. Jenny Brooks swore her surviving sons to avenge the death of their father and brother and by 1883 seven of the murderers had been dispatched to their eternal reward. Tiring of the violence, Lawrence County Sheriff Alex Heflin decided to round up the Brooks boys in April 1884. The ensuing gun battle left Gaines Brooks dead and Henry Brooks seriously wounded (he lost his leg). Willis, Jr., Henry, and their brother-in-law Sam Baker lit out for Texas. Willis and his son Clifton were killed in a gunfight on the streets of Spokogee, Oklahoma in 1902. Sam was shot in the back in Checotah in 1911. The feuding ended on Sunday morning, January 11, 1920, when a Winston County, Alabama posse killed Henry "Peg-leg" Brooks at his moonshine still. Of her sons Jane Brooks said, "They died like men, with their boots on." [1]
    Family ID F2302  Group Sheet

    Family Columbus Winfield Baker,   b. 24 Jan 1859, Winston County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Oct 1911, Checotah, McIntosh, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 1879  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Christopher Columbus Baker,   b. Oct 1881, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Charles William Baker,   b. 21 Feb 1882, Lawrence County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1945, Taft, Kern, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. William Myte Baker,   b. 25 Nov 1886, Waco, McLennan, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1962, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Ella Mae Baker,   b. 14 Jan 1888, Waco, McLennan, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Aug 1914, Checotah, McIntosh, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    +5. Dona Baker,   b. 02 Feb 1890, Creek Nation, Indian Territory (Oklahoma) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1970, Taft, Kern, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Agnes Baker,   b. 13 Oct 1893, Collinsville, Rogers, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1981, Checotah, McIntosh, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     7. Hattie Angeline Baker,   b. 22 Mar 1896, Checotah, McIntosh, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1899, Checotah, McIntosh, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2012 
    Family ID F2301  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Photos
    Baker, Columbus Winfield 'Sam' and Frances Brooks
    Baker, Columbus Winfield "Sam" and Frances Brooks
    Baker, Frances Brooks
    Baker, Frances Brooks

  • Sources 
    1. [S336406] Oklahoma Renegades: Their Deeds and Misdeeds, Ken Butler, (Gretna, Louisiana: Pellican Publishing, 1997).

    2. [S038634] Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Alabama Center for Health Statistics; Alabama Marriage Index, 1936-1969; Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Montgomery, Alabama; Dodd, Jordan R., et. al. Early American Marriages: Alabama to 1825, Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx; Hunting For Bears, comp. Alabama marriage information taken from county courthouse records. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library; Dodd, Jordan R., comp. Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920.).

    3. [S336406] Oklahoma Renegades: Their Deeds and Misdeeds, Ken Butler, (Gretna, Louisiana: Pellican Publishing, 1997), 31.