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William BROOKSHIRE[1, 2, 3]

Male 1756 - 1836  (79 years)


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  • Name William BROOKSHIRE 
    Born 30 Dec 1756  Deep River, Anson, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6
    • 30 Dec 1756; Deep River, Anson, NC -> Rev. War pension app.
      30 Dec 1756; Anson County, NC -> Facets of Fannin
      30 Dec 1756; Anson County, NC -> DAR app. 758865
      30 Dec 1756 -> The Brookshire Family, p. 32
    Gender Male 
    Military Aug 1775 or 1776 to Mar 1781  American Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 7, 8
    Military 
    Residence Aug 1775 or 1776  , Rowan, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    "He lived in the lower edge of Rowan County, N. C. when he entered the service of the United States." 
    Census 1800  Morgan, Wilkes, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 1810  Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census 1830  , Wilkes, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 6 Nov 1834  , Wilkes, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    He stated his residence in sworn testimony for his Revolutionary War pension application. 
    Died 20 Jan 1836  Elkville, Wilkes, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 11
    • 20 Jan 1836; Wilkes Co. NC -> Facets of Fannin
      20 Jan 1836; probably Wilkes Co. NC -> DAR app 758865
      20 Jan 1836 -> The Brookshire Family, p. 32
    Notes 
    • Name:
      William Brookshire II -> Facets of Fannin
      William Brookshire -> The Brookshire Family, p32

      Connection to parents:
      He is named as the son of William Brookshire I (1730-1779) and Mary Sarah in Facets of Fannin.

      What can you learn from a DAR application?
    Person ID I1569  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2012 

    Father William BROOKSHIRE,   b. 1730, Dorchester, Charles County , Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1779, , Rowan, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Honour BURK,   b. Abt 1733, , , North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1775 and Nov 1782, , Randolph, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Family ID F191  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann MARLOW,   b. 30 Mar 1762, Charles, , Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1830, , Wilkes, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married Abt 1779  [5
    • Mary Ann named as wife in family bible -> DAR app 758865
    Children 
    +1. Nancy BROOKSHIRE,   b. 28 Oct 1780,   d. 1850, , Wilkes, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Enoch BROOKSHIRE,   b. 7 Oct 1782
     3. Henry BROOKSHIRE,   b. 13 Sep 1784,   d. 4 Nov 1878, Boaz Station, Graves, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     4. Prudence BROOKSHIRE,   b. 18 Jan 1786
     5. Betsy BROOKSHIRE,   b. 10 May 1788
     6. Mary BROOKSHIRE,   b. 7 Jun 1790
     7. William BROOKSHIRE, Jr.,   b. 12 Mar 1792,   d. 18 Apr 1882, , Wilkes, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     8. Benjamin BROOKSHIRE,   b. 23 Apr 1794
     9. Farley BROOKSHIRE,   b. 8 Sep 1795
     10. Sarah BROOKSHIRE,   b. 8 May 1797
    +11. James BROOKSHIRE,   b. 10 Mar 1799, , Wilkes, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Aft 1870, , Gilmer County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     12. Joel BROOKSHIRE,   b. 1 Mar 1802,   d. Aft 1880, Alexander County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     13. Levi BROOKSHIRE,   b. 1 Mar 1807,   d. 3 Oct 1824  (Age 17 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F35  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S211] 1830 United States Federal Census, Year: 1830; Census Place: , Wilkes, North Carolina; Roll: 125; Page: 349. (Reliability: 3).
      Name: William Brookshire
      Residence Date: 1830
      Residence Place: Wilkes, North Carolina
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1830usfedcenancestry&h=251180&ti=0&indiv=try

    2. [S369] Davis Family (F159) - Facets of Fannin, pp. 273-274 (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S464] Brookshire Family Book, p. 32; citing "William Brookshire's (II) Bible in his own handwriting" (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S125] Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files," database and images, Footnote.com, File of William Brookshire (North Carolina), pension no. S.6706. (Reliability: 3).
      http://www.footnote.com/image/11009642/#11009624

    5. [S371] DAR Applications, Supplemental application; Margene Westbrook Roberts; National no. 758865, Add vol. 768; on William Brookshire (1756-1836, North Carolina), approved 1997 (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S464] Brookshire Family Book, p. 32; citing "William Brookshire's (II) Bible in his own handwriting" (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S340] Facets of Fannin: A History of Fannin County, Georgia, p. 324 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S131] Internet, Revolutionary Soldier (Reliability: 3).
      Revolutionary soldier.
      Thanks to Billye D. Jackson, who reads from the book "The Brookshire Family" by Glenna Brookshire Beck and Sheridan Charles Randolph. A notation indicates "William F. Brookshire has copied the following from by Bible of William Brookshire II and his wife Mary Ann. The data was written in William Brookshire's ... own handwriting."

      He also received a pension for services rendered during the American Revolution; the application was filed in Wilkes Co., NC on 6 Nov 1834. He entered service in August, 1775 (or 1776) and was drafted for a tour of duty in Rowan Co., NC. He was in the company of militia commanded by Capt. Israel Cox & Lieutenant Benjamin Davis, and later Col. Matthew Locke. Later, he was part of a group who pursued Col. David Fanning near the waters of Deep River. His pension was approved.

    9. [S181] 1800 United States Federal Census, Year: 1800; Census Place: Morgan, Wilkes, North Carolina; Roll: 33; Page: 29; Image: 471. (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Wm Brookshire
      Residence Date: 1800
      Residence Place: Morgan, Wilkes, North Carolina
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1800usfedcenancestry&h=352829&ti=0&indiv=try

    10. [S190] 1810 United States Federal Census, Year: 1810; Census Place: Wilkesborough, Wilkes, North Carolina; Roll: 43; Page: 879; Image: 521.00. (Reliability: 3).
      Name: William Braakshire
      Residence Date: 1810
      Residence Place: Wilkesborough, Wilkes, North Carolina
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1810usfedcenancestry&h=786947&ti=0&indiv=try

    11. [S464] Brookshire Family Book, p. 32; citing William Brookshire's (II) Bible written in someone other than William's handwriting (Reliability: 2).