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.

Contributed by: Joyce McCollum,
Reviewed by: vkn on 7/25/99


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