background of Mary Thornton Brooks
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Milton Elijah Thornton and Bessie Mae Hood-married and lived on Park Avenue. His parents were an indian lady, Mary Angeline Partridge and George Thornton from Georgia but they migrated to the Kowaliga area of Elmore County. Bessie's parents were Ella Olivia Baxley and L. Wesley Hood of Holtville, Elmore County....Bessie's daughter was Mary Ella Thornton who married James Edgar Brooks, and his parents were Susie Mae Cooper and James E. Brooks Sr......Susie's mother was Sarah Elizabeth Carter, daughter of Thomas Randolph Carter and Mary Josephine Hereford......the parents of James E. Brooks were Annie Clark Ballard and John Brooks from Tennessee......Their ancestors were in TN in the very early 1800s..........Most of these families had grandfathers in the Civil War, and then WWI. Please come back and visit again!