Brooking Family Cemetery
From the Hancock County Courthouse, go east on Hwy 16 for 2.7 miles. Turn right on Rock Quarry Rd (Rd. 51). Go 2.3 miles to an old field or logging road on your left. The cemetery is about 100 feet from Rock Quarry Road and on the right side of the old field road.
GPS coordinates: 33 16' 55.2" N 82 54' 01.0" W
or in degrees only form: 33.282° N X 82.90028° WSee location on a Google map in a new window
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Cemetery Status: Inactive
Predominant race: White
This cemetery was once a fine old cemetery surrounded by a granite wall. However, vandals have knocked over and broken the stones and have knocked out some of the blocks of the granite wall.
This cemetery is probably a haven for snakes. Visit it only in winter, when the danger of snakes is at a minimum.
Indexer or Contributor: Rick Joslyn, Bill Jackson and Susan Harrington
Number of persons found: 9
Edward B. Brooking
1777 - 1825
Headstone in fragments.
Jun 25, 1812 - Oct 8, 1825
Mary E. Brooking
Apr 4, 1806 - Jul 9, 1826
Emily A. H. Brooking
Mar 18, 1819 - Nov 4, 1823
On same headstone with Rebecca J. Brooking. See inscription under Rebecca's listing. Click for more info.
Rebecca J. Brooking
Aug 10, 1810 - Sep 18, 1825
"Nor youth, nor health, nor virtue all combined, Can save from death, nor yet is God unkind." On same headstone as Emily A. H. Brooking.
Sosiah A. Brooking
Dec 1, 1824 - May 28, 1843
"Died in the 19th year of her age." "She was the youngest child of Edward B. and Rebecca A. Brooking" Click for more info.
William Edward Taylor
- Aug 3, 1836
William Edward Rees
Sep 1, 1832 - Jun 8, 1833
Child of _______ and Ann B. Rees. On same headstone with Thaddeus Beall Rees. Headstone in fragments.
Thaddeus Beall Rees
1836 - 1838
Only "eus Beall" appears now as name (stone broken). Child of ___ and Ann B. Rees. On same headstone with William Edward Rees. Headstone in fragments. Click for more info.