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The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
May 6, 1880, Page 3
 
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An Old Veteran.

Col. Jno. P. Brooks, of Cherokee county, Ga., and wife, are both eighty-five years old, there being but four days difference between their ages.  They have eleven children living and two dead.  The oldest one, Mr. W. C. Brooks, who is sixty-six years old, lives in this (Bartow) county.  The progeny of this old couple foot up to 209 children, grand and great grand children, and a great great grandchild.  Mr. Jno. P. Brooks, the patriarch, has filled every civil office from constable to legislator.  He was born on the ocean in the old government ship, known as the “Old Volunteer Ship.”

 

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