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Re: Searching for Seabrooks
Posted by: Michelle Campbell Johnson (ID *****4614) Date: December 27, 2009 at 14:52:16
In Reply to: Re: Searching for Seabrooks by Mark E. Seabrooks of 505

Hello Mark,

I read your genealogy posting today about your father, Benjamin Seabrooks. I spoke to your father's brother, James last night and got a ton of information on the family. I'm sure you know quite a bit about your immediate line, but I'll pass on some information I have uncovered through my research on the Seabrooks family.

For starters, you're probably wondering how I am a Seabrooks. Well, my mother, Helen Genell Seabrooks (married Campbell is the daughter of Julius Caesar Seabrooks, who is your grandfather's brother. I have that your grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Seabrooks was born on May 10, 1917 in Bibb County, GA (most likely in Lizella or Macon). His occupation was a cement finisher. He died on November 1, 1961 in a car accident on his way home from Oakland, CA. He was married to Florence Banks and she was born on December 5, 1919 and died July 27th or 28th 1963. Benjamin and Florence left Macon, GA in January 1945 and moved to California (I believe their first stop was Oakland).

Benjamin and Florence had 11 children total. The oldest was your father, Benajamin Robert Seabrooks - everyone called him Bobby. He was born Dec 5, 1937 (on his mother's birthday) in Bibb County, GA. He died June 20, 1998. He attended Elk Grove HS in Sacramento, CA and later joined the Navy. Ultimately, his more permanent occupation was also like his father's, a cement finisher. I know you know your mother's information and siblings so I won't go into all that detail. I really don't have much information about your mother other than her name is Mertis Watkins and she was born in maybe Louisiana.

I found out last night that your grandmother, Florence, has a LIVING sister in Macon, GA. She's well up in her 90's...I think she's like 95. You should try to reach out to her and get as much information as you can about your grandmother, and great grandmother and possibly she might even have more information about your grandfather, Benjamin (note he was called Moses by family and friends).

Hope this helps a bit. I have the names of all your aunts and uncles and their children as well. If you would like to further discuss the family, please feel free to contact me via email at

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