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About Brooks Kilgore
Focus on the Kanawha (Piscataway Conoy) woman Tawzin "Tamsey" Knighton Nichols 
(1775 MD - 1863 GA) and her descendants

Note - this is not an unsourced site, if you want sources please click on the menu tab Home then select Sources, otherwise just ask. We do it this way because we choose not add 100s of links to commercial for profit sites which we consider spam at best. We also try to avoid listing sources that only lead people to a pay wall.
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 Abbreviations - 
 Fnu = First Name Unknown; Mnu = Maiden Name Unknown, Lnu = Last Name Unknown. Women appear with their Maiden Name, where this is unknown, Mnu + Married Name.

American Roma / Romanichal tribe (patrilineal culture): (+) as suffix
(added 4 Aug 2019)

Restoring Our Hereditary Indigenous Nations - (work in progress)
Arrangement by Indigenous ancestral language family (suffix):
(A) Algonkian; (I) Iroquois; (S) Eastern Sioux;
Asterisk * after the family name denotes matrilineal descendancy from an Indigenous (Native American - American Indian) woman, which is the traditional way of doing things: "You are what your mother is". The child of an "Indian" woman, inherits their nation and clan or totem from their mothers, not their fathers. Between the 1838-39 Trail of Tears "Indian" removal, and 1967 it was illegal to say you were an "Indian / Native American" in Georgia (and other US states), if you insisted that you were, more often than not you were classed as "Free Person of Color", "Colored", "Mulatto", or "Black". Between the Removal and Emancipation you also risked being seized (kidnapped) and enslaved, or worse, murdered. UDHR and UN DRIP recognises our human rights to have a nationality and be who we really are. So where the matriline has been traced in individuals born before 1967, an asterisk * will appear after the name. Where known, the person's matrilineal nation by birthright appears as a middle name. While sons inherit both nation and clan or totem from their mothers, they cannot pass those on to their children, only daughters continue the traditional line of inheritance. -- added 9 Jan 2019 --- About the original Pamuna / Pomona Native American (Virginia Algonkin) community and Brooks family cemetery in now Griffin, Spalding GA, see Brooks Kilgore blog. 19 Feb 2018
Pomona Brooks Family Cemetery --- Brooks, Kilgore, and related families of Mvskoke Kawita (Muscogee Lower Creek) traditional territory / Georgia
Smiths who originated in Accomack - Accawmacke, Powhatan Territory and migrated to then Tuscarora reserve now Bertie NC - for much more about the Smiths, see this family tree. Our family tree includes the "Lost Colony" family names and ancestors of the Native American Brooks, Lawrence, Nichols, Smith and related families, known by some in the past as "Croatan Indians" (not to be confused with the modern "Croatan Indians" of Sampson NC). - Updated 29 Sep 2013, 11 Apr 2014, fixed link 28 Jan 2018 --- July 2, 1886 Griffin Weekly News Married, near Sunny side Sunday morning at 9 o'clock by Elder Marrison Jones, of Hampton, Mr. Emmett J. Kilgore, to Miss Ophelia Brooks. The groom is a young, energetic, thrifty young farmer, and Miss Brooks the accomplished daughter of H.A. Brooks. --- What's New Waitman_Blackman_/_Blackmon_Family relations and antecedents - as the Blackmon_/_Blackman_tribe is currently under construction. - 17 Sep 2013 --- - updated 23 Mar 2013, 6 Feb 2014
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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