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Re: Linam Family Lineage
Posted by: Lane Douglas Brooks Date: January 30, 2001 at 09:21:14
In Reply to: Re: Linam Family Lineage by Amy Stiles of 386

Dear Amy: It's great to make contact with you. Yes, I have tons of Brooks-Linam relatives living in the area. On Central Ave. in Hot Springs is the E.C. Brooks plumbing and electrical supply. The "E" is for Ernest and his son is Buddy Brooks. They
are descended from Tom Brooks who married Alice Linam. My great aunt, Alice Linam's second child by Tom Brooks, is in her 90's and is in a nursing home in Hot Springs. Her mind is still sharp. I'll write her. (She's virtually deaf) and ask her the name of the cemetery. As I recall, Tom Brooks is buried in the same cemetery, although in an unmarked grave, just down the hill from Alice - or as we called her "Granny Brooks". I met her a couple of times when I was a little boy and we visited the relatives in Hot Springs. Do you have any information about Tom Brooks? He's the most elusive one of the grandparents. He divorced Alice A. Linam Brooks sometime after 1908 (the year my great-Aunt was born) and even though he remained in the area, they did not have contct with him. Tom was married a total of three times. I don't know who his third wife was, Alice was his second wife. Alice Linam Brooks mother is also buried in the Magnet Cove-Hot Springs area. Her name was Mary Scott Linam and she died in abt. 1923. I have a picture of her taken about 1913 at a family reunion. She had a brother, called "Uncle Toby" by everyone, who once worked as a cowboy in Colorado. I would like to find his full name too, if possible. Mary Scott married Israel McKindree Linam, one of John Hodges Linam's six sons. Mary Scott Linam's father was Thomas McLaughlin Scott, b. Ky. in 1807 and died in Lawrence Co., Tenn. in 1866. He was the Lawrence Co. Tax Assessor or tax collector. Tom's wifde was Mary Wilsford who is in the large Wilsford clan from Giles Co., Tenn, who originally came from Virginia. This is the same family of Capt. Thomas Wilsford who was one of the leaders in Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia in 1657. Capt. THomas was wounded in the eye in a battle with the Va. Governor's forces and captured and hung on a British ship in the Chesapeake Bay. His plantation and all property was confiscated by the Crown. I'm sending off to the archives for information on him and J.H. Linam. I look forward to corresponding with you. Best regards. Lane Douglas Brooks.


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