Arthur Brooks

Arthur Brooks (Monroe County)

State House: 1872-1873

Born: c. 1835 in Mississippi

On the 1870 census, Brooks was living in Monroe County with wife Louisa and three children.

“Sixty needle guns – rifles – were issued in 1873 to a colored militia company of Monroe County, commanded by one Arthur Brooks. After the law was passed, I think in the session of 1874-’75, abolishing that organization, those guns were left there in an old calaboose near the court-house. I had been appointed colonel of militia.”
(Testimony of J.W. Lee, Report of the Select Committee to Inquire into the Mississippi Election of 1875)