Edwin M. Brooks was born in Ohio County, Ky., April 24, 1844. His father, George Brooks, was a native of Virginia, and came to Kentucky when twenty-years of age. He was married in Ohio County, to Elizabeth Haynes. He moved to Daviess County in 1874, and settled in Whitesville, where he still resides. They had six children, four of whom grew to maturity – Edwin M., Columbus Estelle, Arretus P. and Demetrus F. (twins). Edwin M. learned the carpenter’s trade, and worked at it eight years, five years of the time under other men. In 1871 he opened a livery stable at Whitesville, and contracted for taking the mail from Whitesville to Owensboro. June 1, 1882, he came to Owensboro and opened his livery stable, on East Main street. He was married in February, 1878, to Kate Bozarth, of Grayson County, Ky. They have three children – Lois F., Roy G. and Hattie L.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.