Bullitt County History

Samuel David Brooks' Family Bible

The museum is in possession of the family Bible belonging to Samuel David Brooks who was born 11 Nov 1826 to David Lawson Brooks and his wife, Mary Hornbeck Brooks. The Bible contained the usual pages designated for family births, marriages and deaths, and we are including images of those pages here.

In addition, on Samuel's death on 11 Jan 1908, the Bullitt Lodge No. 155 issued a Resolution of Respect in his memory. An image of it is also shown here.

From information we obtained elsewhere, we believe Samuel's paternal grandparents were David and Rebecca (Walker) Brooks who brought their family to Bullitt County from Chester County, Pennsylvania in the early 1800's.

The Bible itself is located in the Bullitt County History Museum archives.


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The Bullitt County History Museum, a service of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is located in the county courthouse at 300 South Buckman Street (Highway 61) in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The museum, along with its research room, is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is free. The museum, as part of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and is classified as a 509(a)2 public charity. Contributions and bequests are deductible under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Page last modified: 06 Jun 2022 . Page URL: bullittcountyhistory.org/bchistory/samuel-brooks-bible.html