Hardin Hairston BROOKS

HAIRSTON.org ID#119, b. 28 January 1847
Father*Thomas B. BROOKS1 b. 5 May 1816, d. 12 Jan 1860
Mother*Sarah Alsey HAIRSTON b. 12 Jun 1817, d. 13 Jun 1883
Birth*Hardin Hairston BROOKS was born on 28 January 1847 in Mississippi.2,3,4 
He was the son of Thomas B. BROOKS and Sarah Alsey HAIRSTON.1 
Census 1850Hardin Hairston BROOKS appeared on the 1850 census of Thomas B. BROOKS on 1 June 1850 in Lowndes County, Mississippi; Thomas B 34 GA, Sarah A 32 VA, Harriet E 15 MS (see Note), Mary T 4 MS, Hardin H 3 MS, James T W Brooks 15 VA (see Note), Samuel Thomas 45 SC (Overseer); Note: both Harriet and James were born 7 years before Thomas and Sarah were married and they are not listed in the Harden Bible with their other children. They could be from a previous relationship.1

 
Census 1860Hardin Hairston BROOKS appeared on the 1860 census of Sarah Alsey HAIRSTON on 10 August 1860 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi; Ailsie Brooks 40 VA, Mary 14 MS, Harden 12 MS, Sallie 4 MS.5

 
Marriage*Hardin Hairston BROOKS married Georgia HELMS on 4 December 1866 in Shelby County, Kentucky.2,4 
Census 1870*Hardin Hairston BROOKS appeared on the census of 30 June 1870 in Township 16, Noxubee County, Mississippi, Harden H. Brooks 23 MS, Georgia 20 KY, Willie 3 KY, George Alie 3 mths MS.3

 
Census 1880*He appeared on the census of 5 June 1880 in Noxubee County, Mississippi, H.H. Brooks 34, Georgia 30, Willie 12, Alice 9, Lee 7, Dazie 4, Harden 2.6

 
Census 1900*He appeared on the census of 1900 in Brooksville, Noxubee County, Mississippi, H H Brooks 53, Georgia H Brooks 52 (5 children, 4 still living).4

 
Census 1910*He appeared on the census of 2 April 1910 in Macon, Noxubee County, Mississippi, Hardin H Brooks 63 (widowed) a boarder at William S. Jackson's home.7 
Obituary*Death Of Hon. H. H. Brooks, Sr. After an illness of many months Mr. Harden H. Brooks. Sr., died last Saturday afternoon at Dr. Turner's hospital in Meridian, where he had been a patient for some time. Mr. Brooks was one of the best known citizens of the county, having lived in or near Brooksville nearly all his life, but for the past ten years has resided in Macon. His remains were brought to Brooksvilie Sunday morning and interred in the Borders cemetery. A large number of relatives and friends from Noxubee and adjoining counties were present at the grave.

Mr. Brooks was born in Lowndes county, Miss., January, 1866, and was the only son of the late Thomas B. and Sarah A. Brooks, nee Hairston. He was a lineal descendant of Hon. Preston Brooks of Edgefield. S. C. of Sumner fame.

Mr. Brooks attended school at Green Springs, Ala. under the famous Prof Tutwiller, and entered tne university of Alabama in 1861, and remained there until the summer of 1863. when he enlisted in the Confederate army. He was wounded at the battle of Harrisburg and was in the battle of Brices Cross Roads and was with Van Dorn at Holly Springs. He surrendered after the fight at Selma, Alfi.

Mr. Brooks married Miss Georgia Helm of Shelby Co.. Ky., in December 1866, and five children were born to them --- Mrs. Willie K. Sheeks of Corning, Ark., Mrs. Alice Lucas, now deceased, Mrs. Lee B. Smith pf Meridian, Mrs. Daisy B. Norrid of Memphis, Tenn., and Harden Hairston Boooks; Jr., of Noxubee county.

Mr. BrooKs after the closeof the war, like all young men in his day and time, took and active part in the reconstruction, being one of the rescuing party in the Brooksvilie riot and was present at the trouble at Chapel Aill in Oktibbeha county. He moved to Noxuube ecounty in 1866 and lived on a plantation within one mile of Brooksvilie until 1883, wben he moved to Brooksvilie. With his family he lived there until 1902 when he moved to Macon with Mrs. Brooks, their children all having reachad maturity and married.

He nver thirsted for office but always took an active interest in public affairs. In 1899 he was a candidate for representative from Noxubee county in the lower house of representatives. He was elected, served one term, volutarily retired and never again sought office.

Mr. Brooks dominating characteristic was loyalty to his friends. He was genial, kind, courtesies and hospitable and a distinct son of the old South.

About four and a half years ago. he lost his wife, one of the most beloved ladies who ever lived in the county. Since her death, his health, which had been on the decline, gave way, and he became a sufferer from Brights disease with complications, and for the last year he realized that it was a matter of only short time. Last June he took to his bed from which he never arose. He gradually grew weaker until last Saturday evening, October 24th, he quietly passed away, surrounded by his children.

Macon Beacon, macon, Mississippi, October 30, 1914, page 4. 

Family

Georgia HELMS b. 8 Nov 1846, d. bt 1901 - 1910
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  2. [S55] Harden Hairston Family Bible, 1750-1908. The Holy Bible containing The Old & New Testaments: Translated Out of the Original Tongues,.....J. Holbrook's Sterotype Copy., Eighth Edition, Brattleborough, (Vt.), 1817, Library of Virginia - http://www.lva.virginia.gov
  3. [S1870] 1870 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  4. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  5. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  6. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  7. [S1910] 1910 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
Last Edited30 Nov 2019