Brooks / Payne / Gibbs
Swindell (1822-1902) was the daughter of Hardy Swindell (born 1784-1790 and died 1839) and
Diana Gaskins?/Jackson? (born
1784-1790). Penelope married 1st Samuel Sheldon Brooks (1794-1865) on July
12, 1837 and they had 11 known children.
1) Pardon Sheldon Brooks
(1839-1901) - married 1st on Oct. 19, 1859 to Mrs. Mahala
Hodges Spencer Gibbs (1830-1862); married 2nd Sarah
Neal/O'Neal on July 31, 1867.
2) Olivia Brickell Brooks
(1841-1915) - 2nd wife of Daniel Shaw Pugh whom
she married c1856
3) Cicero Hawks Brooks
(1842-1901) - married 1st Celestia Ann Midyett on Jan. 2,
1867; married 2nd Nancy Elizabeth "Bettie" Selby in
Beaufort Co., NC on Aug. 17, 1884
4) Arcadia Foreman Brooks
(1845-1866) - married John Jasper Williams on Dec. 18, 1862
5) Caleb Jackson Brooks
(1848-1918) - married 1st Pembrook Gibbs on Jan. 17, 1867;
married 2nd Laura Lee Tate on Jan. 22, 1890
6) Almeta Brooks
(1850-1941) - married Cason Walter Jones on Nov. 24, 1866
7) Samuel Whitfield Brooks
(1852-1923) - married Susan V. Looper in Beaufort Co., NC on Sept. 23, 1877.
Samuel is listed as "married" in the 1880 census where he's living with his
brother, Cicero, but no wife is in the home with him.
8) Adeline "Addie" Brooks
- married Millard Filmore Payne on Dec. 6, 1871
9) Sarah Ann "Sally" Brooks
- married Banister Gibbs on Jan. 12, 1871
10) Norma Elizabeth Brooks
- never married
11) Patsy Hill Brooks
- 2nd wife of Daniel Midyette, Jr. whom she married on Jan. 7,
After the death of Samuel
Sheldon Brooks on Nov. 7, 1865, Penelope petitioned the Court at
May Term 1866 for her dower wherein she stated the following: That
her husband, Samuel Brooks, died intestate in Hyde County seized of several
tracts of land; 1) a 75-acre tract adjoining the lands of D.A. Gibbs, Anson
E. Gibbs & Ira Gaskins; 2) a 200-acre tract adjoining Joseph Simmons; 3) a
30-acre tract adjoining D.S. Gibbs & Richard Sadler; 4) a 25-acre tract on
Hatteras Banks adjoining Jesse Murphy; 5) a tract [no acreage given] on
Lightwood Creek adjoining Caleb F. Brooks and others. That his
surviving heirs-at-law were Pardon S. Brooks, Daniel S. Pugh & wife Olivia,
Jno. Williams & wife Arcada, Cicero, Caleb J., Almeda, Samuel W., Adaline,
Sally Ann, Norma and Patsy Brooks. Samuel's brother, Caleb Foreman
Brooks (1797-1885), administered on his estate. Not only did Caleb
administer Samuel's estate but he wound up marrying Penelope on Dec. 10,
1867. No children were born from this union. Penelope, both of her
and several of her children, grandchildren and their spouses are
buried in the
Brooks Cemetery in Mount Pleasant (now Gull Rock) in Hyde County.
Picture made in 1914
Sitting on the porch -
Norma Elizabeth Brooks (1859-1932)
Front Row - Ercell Rethelle Gibbs (1913-2005) [baby in chair],
Pugh (1911-1983); Adeline (Brooks) Payne (1854-1945); Sherrill Lee Midgette
Back Row - Earl Dawson
Pugh (1906-1993); Amanda Alvania (Payne) Pugh (1882-1980);
Leonard Theodore Pugh (1909-2001); Mabel Ruth Midyette
(1905-1992); Addie Filmore (Payne) Gibbs (1885-1977); Jennie
(O'Neal) Midyette (1886-1917); Etha Amelia (Mason) Payne
(1890-1972) holding Cora Lee Payne (1913-2005)
Adeline "Addie" (Brooks) Payne [younger]
Adeline (Brooks) Payne [older]
Millard Filmore Payne
born April 10, 1854, was one of 11 children of Penelope Swindell
and her 1st husband, Samuel Sheldon Brooks. Addie & Millard F. Payne also had a large family consisting of 10
children. They were: Annie Lenora Payne, Lizzie McCallie
Payne, Warren Benjamin Payne, Cora Lee Payne, Mary Alice "Mollie"
Payne, Amanda Alvania Payne, Addie Filmore Payne, Kate Mildred Payne,
Ronald Otto Payne and James Norwood Payne.
Addie in 1939 at her 85th birthday
Millard, born Jan. 10, 1850, was the
son of Daniel Midyette Payne/Paine and Sabrah Jane Midyette. He
married Adeline Brooks in Hyde County on Dec. 6, 1871 and to
them were born 10 known children. Millard died on Apr. 27, 1930
and is buried in the Brooks Cemetery.
& Grandchildren of Addie
Brooks & Millard Filmore Payne
Photo possibly taken in the
1940s or 50s
Annie Lenora (Payne) White (1872-1966),
wife of James Joshua White; Lizzie McCallie (Payne) Credle
(1875-1976), wife of Thomas Martin Credle; Warren Benjamin Payne
(1877-1969) husband of Alwilda Arrington "Allie" Pugh and
Amelia Mason; Mary Alice "Mollie" (Payne) Cason (1880-1972), wife
of Thomas Henry Cason; Amanda Alvania (Payne) Pugh
(1882-1980), wife of Joseph James Madison Pugh; Addie Filmore
(Payne) Gibbs (1885-1977), wife of Thomas Ruffin Gibbs.
Lizzie McCallie (Payne) Credle
Photo taken in 1975 at Lizzie
(Payne) Credle's 100th Birthday
Amanda (Payne) Pugh, Addie
Gibbs, Lizzie (Payne) Credle
Hyde County History published by the Hyde County Historical Society in 1976
Mrs. Lizzie Payne
Credle was born March 26, 1875 at Mount Pleasant (Gulrock), North Carolina.
She was the daughter of Millard Filmore Payne and Adaline Brooks . Mrs.
Credle was the second child of 10 children and an adopted brother. As a
young girl Mrs. Credle worked on the farm and fish boat with her father.
They camped out during fishing season near Stumpy Point. Her home was a
gathering place for the young people, where they had "candy-pulling parties"
and enjoyed playing the organ and singing. Mrs. Credle
was married to Thomas Martin Credle on May 23, 1894 in the Bethany Church at
Mt. Pleasant by Rev. John Bagnell. This couple had nine children. The
oldest, Milburn Thomas, died April 12, 1975. Thomas Martin Credle died Oct.
12, 1945. [In Memory Of states 1944] Mrs. Credle divided
her time with her children, spending most of her time with her son Edward in
New York and her daughter, Beatrice Williams, in Swan Quarter. On April 6,
1975, with all the members of her family, Mrs. Credle was honored on the
100th birthday in the Providence United Methodist Church in Swan Quarter.
Her grandson, Paul Credle, delivered the sermon and her great-grandchildren
were the members of the choir.
Thomas Ruffin Gibbs
Addie Filmore Payne at age 21,
and friend, Ralph Hodges
Thomas Ruffin Gibbs, son of Israel
Watson Gibbs & Elizabeth Ives Saunderson, was born Jan. 24, 1866 & died Jan.
31, 1927. He married Addie Filmore Payne at Mt. Pleasant, NC on Feb.
2, 1913. [Thomas' death certificate states he was born Jan. 24, 1865
and was age 62 yrs. & 7 days when he died of heart failure. His
tombstone in St. George's Episcopal Cemetery states his birth year as 1866.]
Thomas & Addie had the
1) Ercell Rethelle Gibbs born
Dec. 2, 1913 & died Nov. 13, 2005. She married Wilton Atmore Gibbs
(1897-1984) on Dec. 23, 1931.
2) Lila Elizabeth Gibbs born
Mar. 24, 1915 & died Jan. 8, 1983. She married Benjamin Ellis Mason
on Dec. 25, 1936.
3) Alva Payne Gibbs born Jan.
11, 1919 & died Mar. 9, 1997. She married Leland Graham Wise
Nov. 5, 1937.
4) Edna Gibbs born May 28, 1922 &
died Feb. 4, 2012. She married Lesta Newkirk Willis
(1919-1979) on Oct. 19, 1945.
4) Mather Thomas Gibbs born
Oct. 3, 1925 & died Aug. 27, 1972. He never married. His
death certificate states he was a disabled veteran of World War II but
his instantaneous death occurred when he walked into the path of an oncoming
to Right -
Front Row: Ercell Rethell (Gibbs)
Gibbs; Addie Filmore (Payne) Gibbs (mother); Alva (Gibbs) Wise
Left to Right -Back Row: Edna (Gibbs) Willis; Mather
Thomas Gibbs; Lila
Mather Thomas Gibbs signed his World War II Draft Card on October 4,
1943, one day after his 18th birthday. It states that his usual
residence was Oxford Orphanage in Granville Co., NC and that he was born
in Gulrock, Hyde Co., NC. He was 5'10", weighed 165 pounds, had
brown eyes and black hair and a light complexion. He enlisted
in the Army at Fort Bragg, NC on March 22, 1944. His military
marker in the Brooks Cemetery indicates he was a PFC in Co. A, 410th
Wilton Atmore Gibbs, son of Jesse Robert
Gibbs (1859-1943) and Sarah Jane (Gibbs) Gibbs (1864-1949),
was born on June 15, 1897 and died in Washington, Beaufort Co., NC on
April 4, 1984. He signed his World War I Draft Card on Aug. 24,
1918 in Fairfield, NC. He married Ercell Rethelle Gibbs in
1931. At the age of 44 he signed a World War II Draft Card in Swan
Quarter. He was 5'7" in height, weighed 135 pounds, had blue eyes,
brown hair and a light complexion. He listed his wife as Ercell
Laura Gibbs of Lake Landing, NC. Ercell & Wilton are buried at
Wilton Atmore Gibbs & wife Ercell Gibbs
Left to Right -
Lila (Gibbs) Mason holding Dorothy Mason and Alva (Gibbs)
Wise holding Robert G. "Bobby" Wise
Summer Visit to Stumpy Point, NC - Home
of Alva (Gibbs) Wise
Mason & Lila Elizabeth (Gibbs) Mason
Edna Leone (Gibbs)
Denise Hope Willis, Sharon Michelle Willis, Linda Wise
Row: Alice Wise, Sally Midgette