Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, September 25, 1905
Mrs. Cathrine[sic] Elizabeth Foster
Brooks Played Under the Fa-
mous Penn Tree.
          Mrs. Catherine Elizabeth Brooks  was ninety years old Friday and the event was remembered by a pleasant birthday celebration which was given at the home of her grand-daughter,  Mrs. Walter Doup,  where twelve o'clock dinner was given, at which the immediate relatives and a few friends were the guests.
          Mrs. Brooks was born in Philadelphia, Penn., September 22, 1815.  Her father was a well-to-do ship builder and it was in the Qauker[sic] City that she was educated and reared.  She remembers with vivid distinctness many historical features of that city and has frequently played under the wide spreading boughs of the tree under which William Penn made his treaty with the Indians.
          Mr. and Mrs. Brooks moved to Indiana in 1856 and resided three years at Shelbyville, Greensburg and Lawrenceburg.  They came to this city in 1864 and made their permanent home. -- Columbus Herald.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  National  Volunteer
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December 22, 1853
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          Married by Judge Sleeth on the 8th 0f December, Mr. Oscar Avery  and  Miss Elizabeth Brooks,  all of this County.
Abstracted by Maurice Holmes, in his book Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper Excerpts: 1853-1859.
Submitted by Sherry Badgley Ryan, with permission from the author.

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