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Re: Linam Family Lineage
Posted by: Lane Douglas Brooks Date: January 19, 2001 at 05:23:57
In Reply to: Re: Linam Family Lineage by Jim Linam of 386

Dear Jim: I was reviewing some of my messages and wanted to give you a followup. In your Oct. 17, 1999 response to me on the Lynam Family forum, you stated Thomas Brooks (my g-grandfather) married Alice A. Linam. What information do you have on Thomas? I have alot of info on my Brooks family; however, information on Thomas is very sketchy. Do you have birth/death info? I've been to his grave in the Magnet Cove, Ark. cemetary (that's were Alice Linam Brooks is also buried)and he doesn't even have a gravestone over his grave. There is only a small square marker stone and a shallow depression where the grave has sunken a bit. He left Alice for another women and became the family scoundrel as a result. I have a copy of a picture of Thomas and Alice taken not long after they got married, as well as a picture of their house. The originals of these pictures are in the possession of some Brooks cousins in Hot Springs, Ark. Regarding the Linam family: I'm in the final stages of collecting the documentation to apply for membership in the Sons of the Revolution or the S.A.R. through George Linam's service. I would appreciate any additional citations you might have for primary/secondary documentation for Israel McKendree (McKindree) Linam, including if possible, info about John Hodges Linam's will. Further, Israel Linam was a Sgt. in the 54th Tenn. Vol. INf. Regt., enlistnig in 1862. He went awol after a few months and then was later listed as a deserter. Family lore says he moved to Cairo, Illinois with his wife, Mary Scott (Mary's father was Thomas McLaughlin Scott who was the tax collector for Lawrence Co. His wife was Mary Wilsford who descended directly from Capt. Thomas Wilsford of Northumberland Co., Virginia. Capt. Wilsford was one of the leaders in Bacon's Rebellion in 1657. He was wounded in the eye and captured and later hung by Governor Berkeley). His lands were confiscated. His descendants would later move into Giles County (Wilsford and Angus families). Capt. Wilsford is a gg-grandson of the Archbishop of York Sir Edwin Sandy's. (This from the Wilsford book. The Wilsford's were from the town of the same name in Lancashire, England.) Thank you very much. Best regards. Lane Douglas Brooks


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