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Wesley Brooks, Wife Liler Smith, Daughter Gloria Brooks and Grand Children, Philadelphia, PA, ca. 1952, Contributed by Great Grandson Quincy A Guest Jr.

Wesley Brooks, Wife Liler Smith, Daughter Gloria Brooks and Grand Children, Philadelphia, PA, ca. 1952, Contributed by Great Grandson Quincy A Guest Jr.
Wesley Brooks, Wife Liler Smith, Daughter Gloria Brooks and Grand Children

Wesley Brooks, Wife Liler Smith, Daughter Gloria Brooks and Grand Children, Philadelphia, PA, ca. 1952, Contributed by Great Grandson Quincy A Guest Jr., Genealogical Researcher

Ancestor’s Name : Wesley Brooks

Names of Others in Photo : Wife Liler Smith and Daughter Gloria Brooks and Grand Children.

Where Was This Photo Taken? : Philadelphia Pa

When Was This Photo Taken? : 1952

If you would like to share a story about this ancestor, please type as little or as much as you like in this box. : Wesley was born in 1898 in Jacksonboro to Middleton Brooks and Margaret Manigault. The family lived on Preston Brooks Ackerman’s Preston Plantation in Walterboro. Wesley was a Geechee he and his sisters spoke there own Language. When he left South Carolina during the great migration he would not share where his family was located for fear of outsiders finding his families land. We do know that he was closely related to the Smalls, Manigo, Murray and Rivers Families. We are still trying to reconnect with family in South Carolina.

Contributed by: Great Grandson Quincy A Guest Jr., Genealogical Researcher

3 Comments

  1. Brandy

    Hi my name is Brandy Brooks was hoping to get more information about this to see if this is my family

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  2. Candicec Tibbs-Brockett

    Hi, I am Candy Brockett. I am a Descendant of Morris and Delia Brooks of Sumter, SC, they were my 4x great grandparents. Their daughter Arenza (Rentha) Brooks, married William Cabbagestalk. Morris and Delia had a son named Wesley Brooks (b. about 1846) he married a Peggy. I am also a descendant of James and Grace (Allen) Manigo of Sumter. My email is candybrockett@gmail.com.

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  3. Lynda

    My Great Grandmother was also from a Brooks line
    in Orangeburg, SC. Her mother’s name was Priscilla Hart
    and she died tragically by the hand of her enslaver. Her
    daughter was Judy Brooks (born 1858). I’m looking for any
    family connections that may shed light on this branch of my
    family. My tree is public on Ancestry.com under “Lynda’s
    Family Tree.” Thanks!

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