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2 Lucy May Porter

Lucy May Porter was born March 05, 1838 in Ohio (or Pennsylvania), the daughter of Thomas Porter and Freelove Clark.  Lucy died in Arkansas City, Kansas on October 04, 1897.

She married Caleb Brooks, on November 06, 1854 in Knox County,  Illinois (see license 002/0043).  Caleb was the son of Solomon Brooks and Mary Collamer, both of Maine.  Caleb was born November 19, 1827 in Lincoln City, Maine, and died in Arkansas City, Kansas on December 01, 1906.

Children of Lucy May Porter and Caleb Brooks are:

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Image below from June 29, 1880 Census recorded in Fulton, Webster County, Iowa.  Henry, Delily and William are living on the farm with Caleb and Lucy.  Their son Thomas and his wife Nelly are living and working on the adjacent farm, in the home of the widow Jane Taylor and her children.


Notice that again Lucy says she was born in Pennsylvania, while in the 1850 Census, her father reported she was born in Ohio.

Image below from November 14, 1850 Census at Township 12 N. 4 E. Knox County, Illinois.

Caleb was born in Maine, as were his parents.  Their family had moved to Illinois by way of Ohio, as did many settlers.

Image below from July 22, 1870 Census recorded in Victoria Township, Knox County, Illinois.  Solomon calls himself a “retired farmer” at the age of 67. 

Caleb and Lucy have six children.  Solomon and Mary were probably too old to have new children of their own and were probably keeping grand-children Sarah and John with them at their house.

Image below from June 11, 1860 Census at Victoria Township, Knox County, Illinois.

Lucy says she was born in Pennsylvania, contradicting the 1850 Census.

Image below from June 05, 1900 Census recorded in Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas.

Caleb, now 72 years old, and daughter Dellay, 32 years old and as yet unmarried, are renting a house at 1704 South First Street.  He has been unemployed 4 months.

Caleb will live another 6 years.






Thomas C. Brooks


Knox, IL



Philander Brooks


Knox, IL



Mary Brooks


Victoria, IL



Henry Francis Brooks


Knox, IL


Broken Arrow, OK

Dellay Brooks


Knox, IL



John H. Brooks


Knox, IL



Joseph (Ira) Brooks


Victoria, IL



William Brooks


Knox, IL