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1910 Elmore Co, AL, Central - pct 6, page 92, ED 76, sht 2A............ (all birthplaces shown as AL) Willie Thornton 37 M1 farmer, married 17 yrs,shown as Wm J in 1900 Sallie (wife) 30 M1 married 17 yrs, 7 kids, 6 living, shown as Sallie E. in 1900 Elijah (son) 16 laborer-home farm Mary (dau) 13 Judain? May (dau) 10 Earnest (son) 8 Early (son) 6 Jewell (dau) 3............ W. J. Thornton married C. S. A. E. Woodall on Nov 9, 1893 in Elmore Co, AL ..................1930 Montgomery Co, AL, Pole Bridge, ED 51 sht 7B (all birthplaces shown as AL) Milton Thornton 36 auto mechanic, married 14 yrs Bessie (wife) 30 married 14 yrs Loraine (dau) 10 Nellie (dau) 9 James (son) 7 Mary Ella (dau) 3 Glennie? Mae (dau) 0 mos ........................... There is a draft registration for Milton Thornton in Elmore Co dated 6/5/1917. Milton's birthdate is shown as 5/11/1894. He is married and working for the Lancaster-Johnson Lumber Co near Wetumpka............ There is a family tree for Milton and Bessie at rootsweb. Shows their children but not their parents.............. Milton died on either 12/1/1953 or 12/4/1953 in Montgomery Co. DC # 25766. Looks like another death certificate needs to be ordered for confirmation............. >>>>>1900 Elmore Co, AL, Cold Springs, ED 63, sht 13B >>>>>(all birthplaces shown as Alabama) >>>>>L. W. Hood 41 farmer married 14 yrs >>>>>Ella O. (wife) 29 married 14 yrs, 3 kids, 3 living >>>>>Sewart (son) 10 farm laborer >>>>>Minnie Lee (dau) 8 >>>>>Allen W. (son) 2 .....................Then we find John Brooke born 1837 in Holland but raised in Pennsylvania, with his father, Hans Brooke, from Holland and mother from France....................Hans had three boys and one girl...........Henry, Edward, John and Lula Christine....They settled in Reading PA. The parents died leaving minor children, and the little girl was adopted.........John, our grandfather, was bound out to a tailor to learn that trade.........He was very unhappy and ran away, arriving in Columbia TN about 1860 and we find him on the Giles County 1860 census in TN working as a tailor but as John Brooks............That year he married Roxanna Permilia Smith. She was just breaking up with her other boyfriend, Doctor Smith and fell in love with John Brooks.................John and RP had Walter and Nora before joining a wagon train to Texas where John, Lula, Nimrod and Tom were born.........John died in 1882 of tuberculosis and is buried in Paris TX. Roxanna went back to TN to marry Doctor Terry Crittendon Smith. He actually heard she was widowed and went to Texas to marry her and bring her back to TN. They lived and died in Sandy Hook, Tennessee.

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