|The Bible of Joseph Roger Brooke and Sarah Perry|
When Tressie Holladay Caulk died at Pascagoula, Mississippi, in 1989, one of the items found in her personal trunk was a photocopy of the Joseph R. Brooke-Sarah Perry Brooke Family Bible. The ownership and location of the original Bible is unknown; however, the record is believed to be authentic and many parts of the record can be verified from independent sources. The copyright date and publisher of the Bible are unknown since the title page is missing. Most of the entries appear to have been recorded at one sitting, and it would also appear that Sarah Perry Brooke was the keeper of the record. Her own death date is not recorded, but is believed to have been after 1863 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. This Brooke family lived at different times in Jasper, Wilkes, and Taliaferro Counties of Georgia. Joseph and Sarah Brooke relocated to Lauderdale County, Mississippi abt. 1840.
This information was supplied by Dr. Harold Graham.
The names of the children of Joseph Roger Brooke and Sarah Perry, appear in the Family Bible were (according to order listed)
James R. Brooke, born 31 October 1807
Note* Catherine Brooke born 1823 died in 1827 and the name was used for another daughter born in 1831.
The following is from the Sacramental Records of The Church of the Purfication of the Blessed Virgin Mary located in Wilkes Co., now Taliaferro Co., GA
"Catherine Brooke, daughter of Joseph and Sera Brooke, aged four years. Baptized Sunday, December 9, 1827 by Rev. N. Byrne."
"1827 December 15th I performed the ceremony of interment over the body of Catherine Brooke, aged 4 years N. Byrne"
Nancy Perry was born ___ th April 1791 (illegible)
Joseph Brooke and Sarah Perry were married 21st of December 1806
Elizabeth Perry departed this life July 27 1818
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