Eliza Ann Brooks (Scholfield) (1816 - c.1859)

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Birthplace: CT, USA
Death: Died in CA, USA
Cause of death: Five years after arriving in California in Fall of 1852
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Eliza Brooks's Timeline

1816
January 4, 1816
CT, USA
1838
May 15, 1838
Age 22
St Joseph, MI, USA

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Mr. [Elisha] Brooks was born January 1, 1841 in a shake cabin in the back woods of St Joseph County, Michigan. His parents, George Washington Brooks and Eliza Ann Brooks nee Scholfield, were early pioneers in this county. His sister Vienna and his brothers Elijah the twin, Justus, Orion, and Elmont were all born there and two more brothers Jay and Joseph were born in California The brothers are all still living but the sister died in 1860.

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George Washington Brooks died date unknown. He married Eliza Ann Scholfield.

Children of George Washington Brooks and Eliza Ann Scholfield are:

Elisha Brooks, b. 01 Jan 1841, St. Joseph County, MI., d. date unknown.
Vienna Brooks, b. Abt. 1839, St. Joseph County, MI., d. 1860.
Elijah Brooks, b. 01 Jan 1841, St. Joseph County, MI., d. date unknown.
Justus Brooks, b., St. Joseph County, MI., d. date unknown.
Orion Brooks, b. Abt. 1826, St. Joseph County, MI., d. date unknown.
Elmont Brooks, b., St. Joseph County, MI., d. date unknown.
Jay Brooks, b., CA, d. date unknown.
Joseph Brooks, b., CA, d. date unknown.

(note this family is on the 1850 Census, but the Head-of-Household is ANSON Brooks - and apparently Eliza Ann's father John Scholfield)

Name: Vienna Brooks
Residence: Colon, St. Joseph, Michigan
Age: 11 years
Calculated Birth Year: 1839
Birthplace: Michigan
Gender: Female
Race (original):
Race (expanded):
Death Month:
Death Year:
Film Number: 443578
Digital GS Number: 4200037
Image Number: 00432
Line Number: 10
Dwelling House Number: 9
Family Number: 9
Marital Status:
Free or Slave:
Household Gender Age
Anson Brooks M 38y
Eliza Ann Brooks F 34y
Vienna Brooks F 11y
Elijah Brooks M 9y
Elisha Brooks M 9y
Justus Brooks M 7y
Olean Brooks M 4y
Elmont Brooks M 1y
John Scholfield M 67y

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Indexes of Marriages in St. Joseph County, MI 1832 through 1887

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Bk-Pg Groom ________ Bride_________
B-79 Daniel Brooks to Hannah Taylor
F-118 Ervin D. Brooks to Gurtrude Lawrence
E-124 George Brooks to Hattie Wilcox
A-167 James Brooks to Mary Ann Sanford
D-98 Jason Brooks to Elizabeth Buffington
E-4 Jesse N. Brooks to Mary M. Gortner
D-235 Jesse N. Brooks to Mary M. Gortner
C-350 John Brooks to Eliza Buys
A-238 Joshua Brooks to Harriet Harding
D-212 Thomas Brooks to Mary E. Robinson
A-90 W. Brooks to Elizabeth Schofield
E-236 William Brooks to Susan Shuler
C-227 William Brooks to Charlotte E. Plumb
E-53 William H. Brooks to Lottie Buffington

Bk-Pg Bride_________ Groom ________
A-143 Jane Brook to William Sharp
E-280 Lattie Zen Brook to Malcolm McKercher
E-135 Mary Zen Brook to John C. McKercher
E-195 Addie A. Brooks to Byron Egglesen
D-40 Alice Brooks to William Byason
D-11 Alice Brooks to William Ryanson
D-171 Alice Brooks to Frederick Flower
C-354 Charity Brooks to Silas W. Stephen
A-266 Charlotte Brooks to William Freeland
C-425 Elizabeth Brooks to Theron Blanchard
B-90 Emeline Brooks to Tunis Putnam
E-181 Ezzie Brooks to John H. McClish
E-366 Frances E. Brooks to Cyrus V. Miller
A-81 Hannah Brooks to James Collins
B-155 Harriet Brooks to Josiah Bacon
B-159 Julia A. Brooks to Alexander McNair
E-349 Lovina Brooks to John Strahley
A-164 Lucinda Brooks to Rier Pice
C-430 Marcena Brooks to James Osborn
E-245 Mary Brooks to Allen Rinhart
A-142 Nancy A. Brooks to George S. Wooden
D-15 Sarah Brooks to Enoch Evans

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Name: W Brooks
Event: Marriage
Event Place: St. Joseph, Michigan
Spouse: Elizabeth Schofield
Film Number: 1295528
Digital Folder Number: 4674270
Image Number: 00056

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Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1935 - St Joseph Marriage certificates, 1832-1846, v. 1

Page 90

W. Brooks to Elizabeth Schofield
To the clerk of St. Joseph County this certifies that on the fifteenth day of May the Bonds of Matrimony was solemnized between W. Brooks & Elizabeth Schofield by me John Excanibrade(?), Minister of the Gospel

(note: next entry by same minister is dated May 19, 1838; minister's last name reads more like "Ereaubach" or "Excauback" on that entry)

1839
1839
Age 22
St Joseph, MI, USA
1841
January 1, 1841
Age 24
St Joseph, MI, USA

Elisha Brooks, "United States Census, 1860"
Name: Elisha Brooks
Event Type:
Event Year:
Event Place:
Minor Civil Division: Bidwell Township
Age (Expanded): 22 years
Birth Year (Estimated):
Birthplace:
Gender:
Page: 68
Household ID:
Affiliate Publication Number: M653
GS Film number: 803056
Digital Folder Number: 4211315
Image Number: 00216

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDK6-HMY : accessed 16 Jun 2013), Elisha Brooks, 1860.

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1900 US Census

Name: Elisha Brooks
Titles & Terms:
Residence: San Francisco city, San Francisco, California
Birth Date: Jan 1841
Birthplace: Michigan
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Spouse: Ellen Brooks
Spouse's Titles & Terms: Mrs
Spouse's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Father:
Father's Titles & Terms:
Father's Birthplace: Connecticut
Mother:
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace: Connecticut
Race or Color (expanded): White
Head-of-household Name: Elisha Brooks
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 31
Estimated Marriage Year: 1869
Mother How Many Children:
Number Living Children:
Immigration Year:
Enumeration District: 0205
Page: 6
Sheet Letter: B
Family Number: 116
Reference Number: 65
Film Number: 1240105
Image Number: 00446
Household Gender Age
Elisha Brooks M
Spouse Ellen Brooks F
Child Alice M Brooks F
Child Joseph S Brooks M
Child Myrtle N Brooks F

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January 1, 1841
Age 24
St Joseph, MI, USA

1870 US Census - living with Aunt Mary Conover + family

Name: Elija Brooks
Estimated Birth Year: 1841
Gender: Male
Age in 1870: 29y
Color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, Indian): White
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1870: California, United States

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1880 Census

Name: Elijah Brooks
Residence: Mountain Spring, Butte, California
Birthdate: 1841
Birthplace: Michigan, United States
Relationship to Head: Self
Spouse's Name: Emma Brooks
Spouse's Birthplace: Alabama, United States
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace: Connecticut, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Married
Age (Expanded): 39 years
Occupation: Miner
NARA Film Number: T9-0063
Page: 231
Page Character: B
Entry Number: 3408
Film number: 1254063
Household Gender Age
Elijah Brooks M 39
Spouse Emma Brooks F 30
Child Martha Brooks F 4

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1900 Census

Name: Elijah Brooks
Titles & Terms:
Residence: Mountain Spring and Oro Townships, Butte, California
Birth Date: Jan 1841
Birthplace: Michigan
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Spouse: Emma Brooks
Spouse's Titles & Terms:
Spouse's Birthplace: Alabama
Father:
Father's Titles & Terms:
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother:
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace: Connecticut
Race or Color (expanded): White
Head-of-household Name: Elijah Brooks
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 25
Estimated Marriage Year: 1875
Mother How Many Children:
Number Living Children:
Immigration Year:
Enumeration District: 0019
Page: 2
Sheet Letter: A
Family Number: 48
Reference Number: 40
Film Number: 1240084
Image Number: 00400
Household Gender Age
Elijah Brooks M
Spouse Emma Brooks F
Child Bertha M Brooks F

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1910 Census

Name: Elijah Brooks
Birthplace: Michigan
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Residence: , Butte, California
Marital Status: Widowed
Race : White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Birthplace: Connecticut
Family Number: 13
Page Number: 2

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1920 Census

Name: Elijah Brooks
Residence: Oroville Township Enterprise Precinct Township Three, Butte, California
Estimated Birth Year: 1841
Age: 79
Birthplace: Michigan
Relationship to Head of Household: Father-in-law
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Birthplace:
Film Number: 1820094
Digital Folder Number: 4293694
Image Number: 00580
Sheet Number: 5
Household Gender Age
Lewis F Suertman M 51y
Child Martha A Suertman F 43y
Elijah Brooks M 79y

1843
1843
Age 26
St Joseph, MI, USA

1860 Census:
Name: Justis Brooks
Residence: , Butte, California
Ward: Bidwell Township
Age: 18 years
Estimated Birth Year: 1842
Birthplace: Ohio
Gender: Male
Page: 68
Family Number: 738
Film Number: 803056
DGS Number: 4211315
Image Number: 00216
NARA Number: M653

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Like cousins, may have moved to Oregon:

Name: Justin Brooks
Residence: Willamette, Multnomah, Oregon
Birthdate: 1843
Birthplace: Michigan, United States
Relationship to Head: Self
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace:
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Married
Age (Expanded): 37 years
Occupation: Farmer
NARA Film Number: T9-1082
Page: 204
Page Character: D
Entry Number: 3403
Film number: 1255082

1846
1846
Age 29
St Joseph, MI, USA
1849
1849
Age 32
St Joseph, MI, USA

1870 Census

Name: Elmont Brooks
Estimated Birth Year: 1849
Gender: Male
Age in 1870: 21y
Color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, Indian): White
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1870: California, United States
Occ: Toll Collector
Res: North East Township, Yuba county CA

1852
April 28, 1852
- October 28, 1852
Age 36
USA
1854
April 18, 1854
Age 38
Bidwell's Bar, Butte, CA, USA

NOTE: Later census records for husband of Leah Bendle indicate parents were from NY, and that Leah's husband was also from NY. This 1870 Census record should almost certainly be for son of GW & Eliza living in home of his merchant employer.

1870 Census: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPDS-QRB

Name: Jay Brooks
Estimated Birth Year: 1854
Gender: Male
Age in 1870: 16y
Color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, Indian): White
Birthplace: California
Home in 1870: California, United States
[Butte County, Mountain Spring Township, Oroville PO]
Household Gender Age
E S Dickinson M 51y (General Merchandiser)
Jay Brooks M 16y (store clerk)