MICAJAH BROOKS was a soldier of the Revolution. His pension claim, W. 27649, executed 8-19-1850. He was born in Chatham County, N. C., 12-25-1761. Micajah served in the Revolution under Captain Few, George Barber, and Col. Elijah Clark in the Georgia Troops.
Enlisted in Edgefield District, South Carolina, in March 1780 or 81 and served three months as a private under Capt. Bartley Martin, Col. Leroy Hammond in the South Carolina Troops. He afterwards served in the Georgia Troops under Captains John Hill, Joseph Mimms, John Wilson, Stephen Bishop, Samuel Beckam, David Miller and Col. Elijah Clark, and was in an expedition to the Cherokee Nation and was at the surrender of Augusta, Ga.
For his services he was granted land in Henry County, Ga., in the Land Lottery of 1827.
Jennie Lynne Wingard of Rockmart, Ga., said, “I remember my grandmother, (Mary Eudora Hubbard Carpenter) telling about her grandfather, Micajah Brooks. She remembered him quite well. She loved to tell how his mother sent him too the mill when he was an overgrown boy of fourteen. He met up with recruiting officers, left his horse and meal, joined the Army, and wasn’t heard of for seven years. They thought he was dead.
He moved to Paulding County soon after the territory was surveyed in 1832.
Died 6-15-1862 at age 101.
Buried Hubbard Family Cemetery
Only definitely identified grave in Polk County of a patriot of the American Revolution.
The William Witcher Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution unveiled a marker at his grave in May 1950.
Information from BROOKS AND KINDRED FAMILIES by Ida Brooks Kellam, 1950 and The Cedartown Journal March 16, 1970.
Submitted by John Kellett great-great-great-great-great grandson of Micajah Brooks.