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William BROOKSHIRE[1]

Male 1730 - 1779  (49 years)


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  • Name William BROOKSHIRE 
    Born 1730  Dorchester, Charles County , Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 1730 -> Facets of Fannin, p. 273
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1759  , Guilford, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    on tax list 
    Property Bef 1763  , Rowan, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    acquired land via land grant 
    Died 1779  , Rowan, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 1779 -> Facets of Fannin, p. 273
    Will 4 Nov 1782  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    He was named in James Burk's will as "my Son in Law, William Brookshire," and bequeathed ten pounds. 
    Notes 
    • Name:
      William Brookshire -> Facets of Fannin, p. 273

      Connection parents:
      William II [sic] was the son of James I (1690) -> Facets of Fannin, p. 273




      From Anson County, NC, Deed Abstracts 1749-1766, there is the statement that William Brookshire witnessed the deed transacting land from Edward Hughes to Nicholas Harford on January 5, 1753. Does anyone know of an earlier mention of the Brookshire family in North Carolina?
      Thanks for your assistance.
      David Hill
      http://genforum.genealogy.com/brookshire/messages/260.html
    Person ID I2175  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified 15 May 2011 

    Father James BROOKSHIRE,   b. 1 Apr 1690, Somerset County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1750, , Fairfax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Family ID F216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married
    • There are many researchers who assert that William's wife was Mary Sarah Honour:
      * Born: Abt 1732, Virginia or North Carolina, USA
      * Marriage: William Brookshire Sr. in 1750 in North Carolina, USA
      * Died: 1789, Rowan or Randolph County, North Carolina, USA about age 57
      * Buried: Rowan County, North Carolina, USA.

      However, I can find no compelling proof regarding Mary Sarah Honour. I have found no parents or siblings for her, nor any type of official record, such as marriage, probate, etc.

      There is some evidence, however, that a woman named Honour Burk was married to man named William Brookshire; her father's will refers to a son-in-law named William Brookshire.

      Therefore, my conclusion, at this time, is that Honour Burk is William's wife.
    James Burk's Will
    James Burk's Will
    Children 
    +1. William BROOKSHIRE,   b. 30 Dec 1756, Deep River, Anson, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1836, Elkville, Wilkes, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Benjamin BROOKSHIRE,   b. 9 Mar 1770, , Rowan, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1854, Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F191  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

    2. [S131] Internet.
      On the 1759 Tax List for Guilford Co NC.

    3. [S49] Carolina Cradle: Settlement of of the Northwest Carolina Frontier, 1747-1762, p.86 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S507] PlanetMurphy.org, personal website, "James Burk (Burke), Virginia Frontiersman"; (Reliability: 2).
      http://www.planetmurphy.org/pagebuild.php?pagebody1=BurkeJas.htm

    5. [S667] Surry County NC Wills 1771-1827 Abstracts, 43 (Reliability: 3).