Arnett, Amanda, (1836-1933), KY
Arnett, Amanda born enslaved (1836-1933) on the farm of Elijah
Arnett, Cairo Kentucky. Amanda married Richard Brooks (1836-1905)
under "old slave law" 1858 and again by Declaration of
1866 at Henderson County Courthouse, Henderson, Ky. Richard was
born in Hopkins County Kentucky. He served in the United States
Colored Troops 6th Calvary Company D at Camp Nelson Kentucky from
1863-1866. The area of Henderson where they lived and raised 14
children is still known as Brookstown. The Henderson Gleaner
newspaper ran her obituary (March 1933) as "Honored Colored Woman
Dies". Richard Brooks military data was obtained from the
National Archives Pension Files. They have approximately 300
decendents living today.
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Reviewed by: vkn on 7/25/99
Created: 26 December 1998 | Updated: 24 Jan 2000
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