THE BROOKS FAMILY QUERY EXCHANGE
|THE MORTIMER WILSON BROOKS LINE||Roy I. BROOKS||112|
|BROOKS' IN PENNSYLVANIA||Madeline S. MILLS||121|
|NEW MEMBERS AND ADDRESS CHANGES||122|
|MY BROOKS LINE||MRS. C. F. SPANGLER||125|
|FAMILY GROUP SHEETS AND ANCESTOR CHARTS||127|
|INDEX TO VOLUME VI||134|
THE BROOKS FAMILY QUERY EXCHANGE
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Even with the assistance of some of our members, the index for Vol. VI turned into an overwhelming task with about 3000 names total, listed We have tried to add some geographical information which will locate the individual in the area in which he lived or died. Only the principal residence, or place of death is given and no attempt has been made to include all places of residence. We hope this additional information will be worthwhile. As a result there has been little improvement in the schedule for this issue. However, I believe we can look forward to Vol. VII, No.1 about 01 August and No. 2 by mid-September. Issue No. 3 should be back on the original schedule. If you have queries or other material to be published, please submit it now as there will little time between the next three issues.
Please note that the pagae count of 133 for Vol. VI. This is about 30%
more than the minimum goal which was initially set for the size of each
volume. I would like to keep future issues to about the same size as Vol.
VI so long as material is available to be published. That depends on you,
II. Joshua, son of Thomas and Grace BROOKS, was born about 1630 in England.
He was a tanner by trade. He settled in the part of Concord which later
became Lincoln, Massachusetts, where many of his family and decendants
have lived. Three generations of his descendants in the direct male line
successively held the office of deacon of the Lincoln church. He was the
ancestor of nearly all of the BROOKS name in Concord and Lincoln. He inherited
half of the Medford property. He was admitted a Freeman May 26, 1652. He
learned his trade from Captain Hugh MASON, whose daughter, Hannah, he married
October 17, 1653. He died in 1708. Children: Hannah, married Benjamin PIERCE;
John, died May 18, 1697; Noah, born 1657, married Dorothy WRIGHT; Grace,
born at Concord, March 10, 1660-61, married Judah POTTER; Daniel, mentioned
below; Thomas, born May 5, 1666, died September 9, 1671; Esther, born July
4, 1668, married Benjamin WHITTEMORE; Joseph, born September 16, 1671,
married (1) Abigail BATEMAN, (2) Rebecca BLODGETT; Elizabeth, born December
16, 1672; Job, born July 26, 1675, died May 18, 1697; Hugh, born January
1, 1677-78, married Abigail BARKER; Thomas (possibly), married Elizabeth
III. Daniel, son of Joshua and Hannah BROOKS, was born in Concord November
15, 1663. He was known as Daniel Sr. or as Ensign Daniel. He died October
18, 1733, and his will is dated January 6, 1728-29. It mentioned "my brother
Joseph," wife Ann, daughters, Ann JONES and Mary WHEELER; sons, Samuel
and Job. He married Ann MERIAM, daughter of John and Mary (COOPER) MERIAM,
August 9, 1690. She died January 24, 1757. Children: Daniel, born June
5, 1693, died young; Samuel, born May 5, 1694, married Elizabeth GARFIELD;
Hannah or Anna, born February 21, 1695-96, married John JONES: Job, baptized
1698, married Elizabeth FLAGG; Mary, born March 2, 1699-1700, married Thomas
WHEELER; John, mentioned below. His home on Brooks Road, Lincoln, Mass.,
is now owned by David ROGERS, who is a lineal descendant.
IV. Deacon John, son of Daniel and Ann BROOKS, was born in Concord February
12, 1701-02, died March 6, 1777, in Acton, Mass. He was deacon of the First
Church of Acton. He married Lydia, born June 17, 1711, daughter of John
and Elizabeth BARKER, in 1728. She died June 30, 1802. Children, four recorded
in Concord, remainder in Acton; John, born December 17, 1728; Samuel, mentioned
below; Charles, born April 6, 1732; Lydia, born May 7, 1734; Ephraim, born
August 5, 1736; Daniel, born October 24, 1738; Nathaniel, born February
17, 1740-41, died in 1838, married Mary NEWTON; Jonas, born July 31, 1747;
Peter, born March 29, 1745.
V. Captain Samuel, son of John and Lydia BROOKS, born in Concord March
10, 1729-30. He settled in Worcester, Mass., about 1752, the first of the
name in that town, where many of his descendants have lived or are now
living. He was on the jury list as early as 1760. He was elected field
driver in 1762, highway surveyor in 1764, town warden in 1766, tything
man in 1768, juror of the superior court and highway surveyor in 1770,
surveyor of boards, shingles, etc., and special committee to perambulate
the town line between Shrewsbury in 1771, juror in 1772, tything man member
of school committee and special committee in 1773. In 1774, with many of
the most wealthy and influential men of Worcester, he signed a protest
against the acts and agitation of the Committee of Safety and Correspondence.
He apparently wished to avoid war and separation from the mother country,
but when war came he worked and fought against the crown. He was sent to
the General Court from Worcester in 1786 and 1787, was selectman from 1783
to 1793, and was Captain in the militia. He died in Worcester June 19,
1817 at the age of 87. He married, March 14, 1754, Hannah BROWN, a widow,
of Carlyle, Mass., daughter of Simon and Hannah (BROWN) DAVIS. She was
born in Concord June 9, 1724, died December 6, 1819 at the advanced age
of 95 years. Children: Deacon Samuel BROOKS, born June 10, 1755, about
whom we know a great deal because his family became quite wealthy and successful.
He moved to Haverhill, New Hampshire, near the end of the Revolutionary
War where he married Ann Bedel BUTLER, a widow, March 8, 1789. In 1811,
he received a grant for about 1,200 acres of land on the Craig Road in
Chester, Quebec. He was accompanied to Canada by two brothers, one of whom,
mentioned below, was Thomas BROOKS, who was born around 1765. The other
may have been William BROOKS, who ran a store in Richmond, Quebec.
VI. Thomas BROOKS, son of Samuel and Hannah, was born about 1765. He
came to the area of Shipton, Quebec, sometime after 1804, no doubt around
1811. He is described in Cleveland's History of Shipton Township (1858)
as being a blacksmith. The 1825 census for Buckingham County, Kingsey Township,
lists his family as follows; one male between six and fourteen, two single
men between eighteen and twenty five, one married man over sixty, one married
woman over forty-five. The 1861 census gives the birthplace of his son
Thomas as Maine, but family tradition indicates that he was born in Bethel,
Vermont. The disrupted conditions in the United States during and after
the Revolutionary War make. records for this period very sketchy. Of the
three sons listed in the 1825 census Thomas is mentioned below. Harvey,
who married Fynette DOYING, could have been one of the others.
VII. Thomas BROOKS, born January 24, 1805, married Fanny DOYING, October
10, 1827, died January 13, 1876. Fanny was born January 29, 1804 in Shipton,
Quebec, died April 19, 1877. They are both buried in the cemetery in Kingsey
Falls, Quebec. Children: George Washington BROOKS, born 1828, married Ann
DAVIS, who was born in England in 1825; Samuel, married
Ellen FITZPATRICK; James Thomas BROOKS, born June 20, 1840, died May
7, 1925, married (1) Sarah Emaline HUSK, who died in childbirth, (2) Mary
WILLS, August 27, 1872. She was born February 25, 1843, died March 14,
1914. They are buried in Penacook, N. H.; Walter, born 1844, married Ellen
McMANNUS; Mortimer Wilson BROOKS, mentioned below; Emaline (Marie?), married
Joseph MORIN; Annie Lucinda, married (1) _____ MITCHELL, (2) Frank OWEN;
Rebecca, born August, 2, 1837, died 1915, married Louis Freeman DeCAMPS,
born 1844 died 1920, no children, both buried in Boscawen, N. H Rebecca
was very fond of her younger brother, Mortimer, and she was always ready
to help him out, in times of difficulty, such as when he enlisted in the
army when he was under age. It is believed that she is one of the reasons
that the family gravitated back to the Penacook area.
VIII. Mortimer Wilson BROOKS, son of Thomas and Fanny BROOKS, born August 2, 1847, died April 20, 1931 in Milford N.H., buried in Saxtons River, Vermont. He was married to Orilla Emilia HUSK in the Baptist Church of Warwick, Quebec, by the Reverend J. W. TRUESDELL, June 23, 1868. She was born in Ulverton, Quebeck, May 29, 1845, died June 30, 1907, buried in Milford, N. H. He was champion old-time fiddler for the state of Vermont. Children: Clifford Willis BROOKS, Ernest Clifton BROOKS, William Thomas BROOKS, Bertha Mary BROOKS and Cora Edith BROOKS.
A. Clifford Willis BROOKS, born February 21, 1869 in Kingsey Falls,
Quebec, died March 6, 1956. Married, (1) Addie BADGER, (2) Mary DOW, and
(3) Ethel SANDBORN.
1. Elinor BROOKS, daughter of Addie BADGER.
2. Harold BROOKS, son of Addie BADGER. All other children by Mary DOW.
3. Earl BROOKS, born 1899, died June 23, 1954, married Elsie MOORE.a Robert BROOKS, barn November 6, 1924 in Springfield, Mass., married Winona RICE, no children. He was killed in a bomber crash in the South Pacific while a sergeant in the Air Corps on January 10, 1945.4. Elwyn BROOKS, born June 25, 1902 in Farrisville, N. H., died
b. Patricia BROOKS, married William YOUNG.(1) Robert YOUNG, born August 27, 1946.c. Irene Ruth BROOKS, married David A. DEARBORN, March 7, 1953.
(2) William YOUNG III, born November 9, 1947
(3) Wayne YOUNG, born February 27, 1949
(4) Roland YOUNG, born March 20, 1950.
(5) Susan Marie YOUNG, born May 24, 1955.
(1) Kathleen L. DEARBORN, born April 8, 1955.d. William BROOKS
e. Miriam BROOKS
f. Louisa BROOKS
February 11, 1968, married (1) Effie BOWEN, (2) Julia DUNN.a. Betty BROOKS, daughter of Effie BOWEN, born November 5, 1924, married Roger IRELAND, M.D., February 12, 1949.5. Orilla BROOKS, married Thomas SHERIDEN(1) Michael Shane IRELAND, born May 3, 1950.b. Patricia BROOKS, died of spinal meningitis
(2) Jill IRELAND, born June 7, 1951.
(3) Patrick Kevin IRELAND
(4) Kim IRELAND.
c. Sandra BROOKS, born 1947, daughter of Julia DUNN.
a. Kathleen SHERIDEN, married Donald E. JENKS, August 28, 1948.
b. Mary Ellen SHERIDEN, married Harold J. HASTINGS, August 11, 1951.
C. Thomas SHERIDEN.
d. Daniel SHERIDEN
e. William SHERIDEN
f. James SHERIDEN
g. Donald SHERIDEN
6. William C. BROOKS, born June 13, 1908, drowned while fishing at South Fond in 1973, married (1) Ann KOZAK, (2) Marie (PERLE) ROUNDS, April 10, 1939.
7. Herbert BROOKS, born 1910, married Florence RANDALL, divorced.
B. Ernest Clifton BROOKS, born February 27, 1871 in Kingsey Falls, died January 24, 1955, married (1) Emma DARLING, (2) Belle COBURN, (3) Mary DILWORTH, no children, buried in Milford, N.H.
C. Bertha Mary BROOKS, born May 21, 1875 in Kinsey Falls, died December
19, 1945, married Clarence RICICODOON, who was born May 10, 1863,
died February 7, 1954. Both are buried in Milford.
1. Ernest W. RICHARDSON, married Edna HOFFMAN.
a. Bruce RICHARDSON, married Dorothy TOWNSEND.
(1) Donna Elaine RICHARDSON, born March 27, 1948
2. Cora RICHARDSON
3. Laura RICHARDSON, married William PERO.
a. Priscilla PERO, married Valmore BEAUDRAULT.
(1) Valerie BEAUDRAULT, born October 9, 1949.
(2) Brian Craig BEAUDRAULT, born January 5, 1952.
D. Cora Edith BROOKS, born November 7, 1879, died Decebeer 9, 1947, married Herbert C. JOHNSON, who was born September 24, 1882, died December 29, 1945. Both are buried in Bellows Falls, Vermont.
1. Pauline Orilla JOHNSON, born August 14, 1908, died July 19,
1942, married Clifford BRESSOR, divorced, no children.
2. Howard B. JOHNSON, born July 3, 1910, died February 19, 1953 (suicide), married Marion MANDIGO.
a. Jacklyn JOHNSON, married Robert WTLLTAMS.
(1) Valerie Jean WILLIAMS, born Septebeer 9, 1953
(2) Daughter, born December 2, 1955
(3) Daughter, born April 8, 1957.
E. William Thomas BROOKS, born January 29, 1873, in Kingsey Falls, Quebec,
died May 14, 1965, married Elizabeth Belle SUPRY June 23, 1895. She was
born March 15, 1878, in Penacook, N. H., to William Henry and Mary Ann
(HICKEY) SUPRY, died May 2, 1971. They were married in Penacook, but they
lived in many other places, such as Boscawen, N. H.; West Fairlee, Vt.;
Townshend, Vt.; Cambridgeport, Vt,., Guild, N. H.; Hinsdale, N. H.; Newfane,
Vt. and Putney, Vt. After moving to the farm in Newfane in 1919, that town
was their home except, for a period between 1942 and 1946. He worked at
many things during his lifetime, such as being a master carpenter, an expert
woodworker, woolen mill spinner, insurance salesman, farmer and barber.
After retiring from all other occupations he had a barbershop in his home,
at Rand's Crossing below Newfane village on Route 30, from 1952 until 1962.
1. Arthur William BROOKS, born June 26, 1896, in Boscawen, N. H., died
July 31, 1975. He married Varina Elva WISWALL, who was born January 3,
1905, died February 20, 1982. He served in the 103rd Infantry, 26th Division
during World War I, being gassed and reported missing in 1918.
a. Winifred Ethel BROOKS, born June 28, 1922, married Herbert Wendell HOLDEN, February 1, 1941. He was born May 16, 1919, died January 3, 1971, They adopted two children.
(1) Bonnie Lee HOLDEN, born June 6, 1948, married Ronald FOUNIER, November 4, 1967.
(a) Darcy Ann FOUNIER, born September 5, 1972.
(b) David Arthur FOUNIER, born December 3, 1975.
(2) Robert Wendell HOLDEN, born September 15, 1955, married Peggy HOWARD October 1, 1978.
(a) Garrison Justin HOLDEN, born November 29, 1983.
b. Arthur William BROOKS, Jr., born April 4, 1924 in Englewood, New Jersey, married Gladys Ella LIGHTFOOT, who was born March 1, 1927, in Winhall, Vermont. He served in the 71st Division in World War II.
(1) James Carlos BROOKS, born January 4, 1949, married Joanne Louise SCHULTHEIS October 28, 1973. She was born November 23, 1953, in San Jose, California.
(a) Melissa Louise BROOKS, born July 30, 1978.
(b) Patrick James BROOKS, born April 13, 1982.
(c) Rachel Ann BROOKS, born November 17, 1983.
(2) Jeanette Gladys BROOKS, born August 4, 1950, married
Gregory Lyle UNDERWOOD May 29, 1970. He was born
March 8, 1948 in South Londonderry.
(a) Amy Elizabeth UNDERWOOD, born July 15, 1974.
(b) Beth Marie UNDERWOOD, born September 14, 1976.
c. Alfred Clayton BROOKS, born June 13, 1926 on Wiswall Hill in Newfane, married Trene ROBINSON, who was born July 17,
1932 in Wardsboro, Vermont.
(1) Douglas Alfred BROOKS, born September 7, 1951 in
(2) Daniel Thomas BROOKS, born Noverrber 12, 1952, married
Andrea DAHLIN, December 6, 1975. She was born August
5, 1955, in Middlebury, Vermont.
(3) Alfred Clayton BROOKS, Jr., born May 26, 1957 in
(4) William Thomas BROOKS, born February 18, 1963 in
d. Robert Burton BROOKS, born March 24, 1928 in Newfane,
married Maxine Elaine SHINE April 1, 1949. She was born
October 6, 1930.
(1) Tonilyn BROOKS, born December 20, 1959, married Duane
HARRIS. He was born August 12, 1949.
(a) Robert Duane HARRIS; born February 4, 1980
(b) Farren Miles HARRIS, born October 24, 1981
(2) Scott Anthony BROOKS, born May 1, 1962.
e. Dorothy Ellen BROOKS, born January 7, 1934, married (1)
Robert Charles GUNZINGER in 1953, divorced 1963, married
(2) Lester Newell MASENGALE June lB, 1965.
(1) Linda Varina GUNZINGER, born February 19, 1954, married Raymond C. WOLF April 17, 1982.
(a) Megan Elizabeth WOLF, born August 28, 1984.
(2) Steven Lance GUNZINGER, born July 18, 1955, legally
changed name to MASENGALE in August 1979, married Mary
L. STEWART September 1, 1979.
(a) Amy Christine MASENGALE, born August 24, 1981.
(3) Susan Winifred GUNZINGER, born June 15, 1957, married
H. Jeffrey JOHNSON April 26, 1980.
(a) Brooks Newell JOHNSON, born February 12, 1984.
(4) Beth Ellen MASENGALE, born April B, 1969.
f. Norman Leon BROOKS, born October 15, 1935, married Barbara
(1) Thomas Richard BROOKS, born December 12, 1959.
(2) Kimberly BROOKS, born May 26, 1962, died May 27, 1962.
(3) Dawn Elizabeth BROOKS, born October 25, 1963, married Daniel McALLISTER in 1982.
(a) Justin Harrison McALLISTER, born January 23, 1983.
(4) Jennifer Lynn BROOKS, born March 12, 1965.
(5) Amanda Lee BROOKS, born January 14, 1967.
g. Thomas Lance BROOKS, born June 28, 1939, married (1) Nancy
ROBINSON in September 1960, divorced 1966, married (2) Mary
Pat STRUTHERS in November 1970.
(1) Tracey BROOKS, born November 3, 1961, married Donald HALL
(a) Adam HALL
(b) Amy HALL
(2) Todd BROOKS, born February 2, 1963
(3) Melody Varina BROOKS, born October 15, 1978
(4) Clayton Samuel BROOKS, born July 25, 1980.
2. Bertha Mae BROOKS, born March 1, 1898, in West Fairlee, Vermont, died
October 5, 1961. She married Emery Thompson PATTEN who was born May
2, 1891 and died June 2, 1940. He served in the 82nd Division in
World War I.
a. William Calvin PATTEN, born June 15, 1923, married June
Flora SINCLAIR June 23, 1946. She was born September 28,
1925, died November 12, 1963. Married Jean Elaine WEBSTER
June 6, 1964. She was born April 15, 1934. He served in
the Air Corps during World War II in New Guinea and the
Philippines and was called to active duty during the Korean
(1) Carolyn Elaine PATTEN, born September 19, 1955,
married Michael FRIAS, February 18, 1978.
(a) Joshua Michael FRIAS, born March 5, 1981.
(b) Rachel Esther FRIAS, born October 22, 1982.
(c) Jeremiah Daniel FRIAS, born February 17, 1985.
(2) William Webster PATTEN, born June 22, 1978.
b. Ronald Frank PATTEN, born August 17, 1930, in Newport, married Shirley ELFSTROM, March 29, 1952, in the Methodist Church of Newport. She was born January 30, 1933, in Greenville, New Hanpshire.
(1) Michael Emery PATTEN, born September 16, 1952, in
Newport, married Amorn PHUDUANGCHIT, June 19, 1976.
She was born in Sanangbangkok, Thailand, on April 5, 1958.
(a) Jenifer Amorn PATTEN, born July 6, 1977.
(b) Michelle Lynn PATTEN, born December 26, 1979.
(2) Dennis Edward PATTEN, born April 15, 1955, in Newport, married Sue METEVIER, born February 6, 1950, on June 20, 1981 in Manchester, New Hampshire., She had two children by a previous marriage.
(a) Christopher HART, born August 15, 1969.
(b) Timothy HART, born September 6, 1970.
(3) Kathleen Sharon PATTEN, born February 27, 1962 at Fort Bragg, North
Carolina, married Frederick H. HOLMES May 1, 1982. He was born April 8,
1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
C. Scharley Elaine PATTEN, born May 8, 1934 in Newport married
Clifton SMITH September 18, 1955. He was born April 11,
1932 in Claremont, New Hampshire. She died April 2, 1965
in Hallowell, Maine, buried in the PATTEN family lot, Pine
Grove Cemetery, Newport.
(1) Diane Elaine SMITH, born September 1, 1957 in Newport married Michael HEINO June 28, 1980. He was born August 13, 1951 in Rumford, Maine.
(2) Emery Patten SMITH, born June 22, 1960 in Augusta,
Maine, married Theresa EDWARDS, who was born August
15, 1961 in Binghamton, New York.
(a) Jennifer Christine SMITH born October 22, 1979 in Augusta.
(b) Chelsie Marie SMITH, born February 22, 1985.
3. Ruth Evelyn BROOKS, born April 2, 1900 in Boscawen, New Hampshire, married Harold James WIGGINS, born September 1, 1898 in Sunapee, New Hampshire. He served in the 103rd Infantry, 26th Division in World War I.
a. Elizabeth Louise WIGGINS, born May 6, 1921 in Newport, married June 22, 1944 to Ronald Elliott PARKER, born September 6, 1918.
(1) Susan Brooks PARKER, born November 7, 1945, married on May 20, 1967 to Allen D. AVERY.
(a) Jeffrey Roberts AVERY, born December 22, 1968.
(b) Mark Brooks AVERY, born November 3, 1970.
(2) William Elliott PARKER, born June 23, 1947, died May 16, 1971.
4. Hazel Thelma BRCOKS, born June 5, 1902 in Townshend, Vermont, married Robert Elmer PEARSON, born July 25, 1901.
a. Shirley Mae PEARSON, born July 4, 1922, married Francis J. CLARK.
(1) Linda Ann CLARK, born May 14, 1942, married Eugene
(a) Shawn Eugene BOURNE, born April 16, 1961.
(b) Kerry Francis BOURNE, born February 21, 1962, married Barbara STAATS November 1983.
(c) Tara Lynn BOURNE, born February 1, 1963, married Tan STMTS August 7, 1982.
(d) Colleen Dawn BOURNE, born April 16, 1964.
(e) Brianna Jean BOURNE, born November 14, 1965.
(f) Sheena Diedre BORNE, born January 24, 1969.
(2) Karen Holly CLARK, born April 25, 1943, married John STEVENS, III.
(a) John Stevens IV, born September 28, 1965.
(b) Becky Brooks STEVENS, born February 25, 1967, died June 12, 1979.
(c) Amy Clark STEVENS, born August 20, 1970.
(3) Loren Jean CLARK, born May 13, 1956, married Robert CLEWS.
(a) Ethan Robert CLEWS, born March 28, 1983.
b. Charlena Hazel PEARSON, born April 1, 1925, married Dean Dawson KNEELAND.
In World War II he joined the Air Corps in 1942, serving in the 231st Service
Group, 13th Air Force in the Southwest Pacific on New Caledonia, Munda,
Guadalcanal, Admiralty Islands, and in Manila, Philippine Islands.
(1) Kimith Deena KNEELAND, BORN December 17, 1947, married Randall HICKIN.
(a) Deena Marie HICKIN, born February 7, 1971.
(b) Karla Michele HICKIN, born February 5, 1975.
(c) Keri Arnanda HICKIN, born March 23, 1979.
(2) Kandace Diane KNEELAND, born April 23, 1952, married Spaulding BISBEE, Ill.
(a) Sara Leigh BISBEE, born April 7, 1975.
(b) Chelsea Lynn BISBEE, born May 10, 1978.
(c) Spaulding BISBEE IV, born January 12, 1984.
(3) Mark Robert KNEELAND, born June 11, 1955, married Elaine BARTON.
(a) Trisha Ann KNEELAND, born December 7, 1974.
(b) Trina Mae Kneeland, born May 16, 1977.
(c) Jeffrey Dean KNEELAND, born September 21, 1982.
(d) Tracy Lynn KNEELAND, born April 22, 1984.
5. Mortimer Ernest BROOKS, born March 29, 1905 in Guild, New Hampshire, married Mary C. CLARK, born September 24, 1911 in West Dummerston, Vermont.
a. David M. BROOKS, born June 26, 1937 in West Dummerston, married Carolyn LAMOUREUX.
(1) Todd Alan BROOKS, born April 14, l%l, married Kim HARRIS, born August 4, 1961.
(a) Tara Nicole BROOKS, born March 19, 1980.
(b) William David BROOKS, born June 3, 1982.
(2) Kelly BROOKS, born March 20, 1964, married Arnold COONS, born February 21, 1956.
b. Stephen A. BROOKS, born in West Dummerston May 3, 1947, married Julie MARYNUK, divorced, married Holly ANDREWS, May 11, 1985.
(1) Kimberly Ann BROOKS born April 24, 1967 at Sheppard Mr Force Base, Texas.
6. Roy Ivan BROOKS, born November 22, 1911 in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, married Margaret HIGGINS, born July 13, 1910 in Newfane. He served in the 541st Parachute Infantry and the 11th Airborne Division in World War II, and in the 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean War. He retired from the Army as a Colonel in 1959.
a. Bruce Ivan BROOKS, born May 25, 1932 in Glens Falls, New York, died March 2, 1964 in New York City, buried in Newfane. He had a book of short stories entitled "Pilgrims in the Zoo," published by Beacon Press in 1960.
b. Michael Lyndon BROOKS, born June 29, 1933 in Newfane.
c. Dennis Roy BROOKS, born June 20, 1935, married Lee HARLEY, born 1947, divorced.
(1) Jane Enuye' BROOKS, born November 3, 1969 in New Mexico.
d. Mortimer James BROOKS, born February 11, 1937 in Rutland,
Vermont, married Laureen HARLEY (1) August 1958, divorced 1965,
married Patricia ALLEN August 1967.
(1) Thadeus Roy BROOKS, born April 1, 1959, married Gale GRAY, divorced, no children, married Mary (ROSSI) (BULL) REED.
(a) Vanessa BULL, child by previous marriage.
(b) Douglas REED, child by previous marriage.
(c) Joshua Roy BROOKS, born November 1, 1981.
(d) Christopher James BROOKS, born January 6, 1985.
(2) Stephen James BROOKS, born July 30, 1960.
(3) Kelly BROOKS, born May 17, 1961, (Patricia's daughter by previous marriage).
(4) Tracy BROOKS, born June 12, 1962, (Patricia's daughter by previous marriage).
(5) Vicki Lee BROOKS, born May 15, 1968.
e. Nancy Elizabeth BROOKS, born May 13, 1938 in Brattleboro, married Bruce LEAVITT (1), Garry SPOONER (2), divorced, resumed maiden name.
f. Stephen Higgins BROOKS, born August 29, 1941, died December 12, 1941.
g. Margaret Higgins BROOKS, born November 9, 1947 at the 172nd
General Hospital, Camp Schimmelphennig, Sendai, Japan,
married Stephen SHINE, born February 5, 1945.
(1) Nicholas Roy SHINE, born September 9, 1975
(2) Travis Charles SHINE, born October 30, 1978
NOTE; The information on Captain Thomas, Joshua, Daniel, Deacan John
and Captain Samuel BROOKS was found in Cutter's New England Families.
THE DOYEN FAMILY (DOYNE, DOYING)
The DOYEN family is well documented in the History of Penbroke, New
Hampshire, 1730-1695. When the township was divided into lots in 1730,
it is the tradition that Francis DOYEN and his wife came from Penacook,
New Hampshire, to be the first inhabitants to spend the winter there. He
was said to be of French Huguenot descent, who was a soldier under Captain
LOVEWELL in the Pigwacket fight of 1725. Their cabin was on the land owned
by Isaac H. HOBBS in 1895, just north of the road leading to Garvins Falls,
near the middle of the field west of Pembroke Street.
1. Francis DOYEN there is no information on the dates of his birth,
marriage or death. Children. Jacob, born 1729, married Rebecca MERRILL;
Francis, mentioned below.
2. Francis DOYEN, born in Pembroke, married Martha .
Children: Daniel, mentioned below; Sarah, born April 11, 1766; Abigail,
born March 28, 1768; James, born Decenber 4, 1769; Martha, born March 14,
1772; Molly, born March 31, 1775; Jannet, born January 8, 1777; Robert
born about 1779, married Patty (SIMPSON) HEMPHILL, died about 1813.
3. Daniel DOYEN, son of Francis and Martha, born March 30, 1763, married
Sally RICHARDS of Ryegate, Vermont, or Claremont, New Hampshire. He
was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, who went from Claremont to Shipton,
Quebec, around 1800, where he died in 1843. Their first child was born
in Claremont, the rest in Shipton. Children: Abigail, married Joseph ASTLE
from England; Daniel Richard, born 1802, married Ann KELLY (1), Lovina
JUDD (2); Samuel, married Elizabeth MARTIN (1), Mary CARYLE (2); Fanny,
born January 19, 1804, married Thomas BROOKS October 10, 1827, died April
19, 1877; married Matilda RICHARDSON; Fynette, born 1809, married Harvey
BROOKS; John; Wallace, married Ann BROWN; Ira, drowned when about 20 years
old; Lydia, married Enos OLNEY.
Robert HUSK settled and cleared the land granted to him as a British
soldier in 1812. He was killed while clearing his land. The farm was on
the Saint Francis River where the family maintained a ferry for many years.
His son William Wood HUSK was born July 5, 1805, married Mary SCOTT, born
1811, died 1891. He died July 25, 1863. His daughter Orilla HUSK married
Mortimer BROOKS in Warwick, Quebec, June 23, 1868. Another daughter married
James Thomas BROOKS. She died at childbirth.
THE SUPRY FAMILY
William Henry SUPRY was born April 14, 1842, in Willsboro, New York. He died around 1917. He married Mary Ann HICKEY, who was born March 19, 1845, in Tipperary, Ireland. She died around 1884.
BROOKS' IN PENNSYLVANIA
Madeline S. MILLS
3348 E. 83rd Place
Tulsa, OK 74136
"Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families" from the Pennsylvania Magazine
of History and Biography. Genealogical Pub. Co., 1981. Baltimore, Md.
Jane KEITH, dau of Sir William and Lady KEITH, b ca 1708, m. 10 Dec 1724,
William YEELES of St. Elizabeth, Goshen, Jamaica. She d. before 5 Sep 1760.
Deborah, m. 1747, William SENIOR of Westmoreland, Jamaica
Elizabeth, m. John Merrick WILLIAMS of Jamaica. Most of this family
later located in Delaware and Pennsylvania.
1637 - Thomas CALLOWHILL & Allice BROOKE married October the Third Anno praedicto.
1638 - Mary the dau of Thomas CALLOWHILL & Allice, his wife, was baptized June the third: Anno p. dict.
Mary tbe dau of Thomas CALLOWHILL ye younger & Allice his wife was buryed June ye Twenty.
- Parish Register of Knightwick, Co., Worcester, England.
BROOKS' IN PENNSYLVANIA (continued)
John SHALLCROSS m. 3 mo. 1710, Hannah FLETCHER. In his will dated 6 mo 13, 1754, proved Sept. 11, 1758 (Phila. Co., PA) he mentioned his nephews and nieces, Leonard, Joseph. William, Ann, Ruth, Rebecca and Rachel SHALLCROSS, brother-in-law Edward BROOKS, etc. Hannah SHALLCROSS, widow of John, by will dated 10 mo 25, 1758, proved Sept. 5, 1759, leaves her property to John, Hannah, Mary, Elizabeth, Paul and Rebecca, children of her kinsman John WILMARTIN: Elizabeth, Mary and Edward, children of her kinsman Hannah ROBINSON, (dau of Edward BROOKS); and Mary, wife of Joseph SHALLCROSS; she made her cousin Hannah ROBINSON, executrix. (This family also lived in Bucks Co., PA)
Minutes Falls Monthly Meeting and Bucks Quarterly Meeting:
On 7th mo. 6, 1704, William BILES, Joseph KIPKBRIDE, Richard HOUGH and Jacob JANNEY were appointed to assist Elizabeth BROCK to settle her decesed husband's estate.
NEW MEMBERS AND ADDRESS CHANGES
Will Ella BALL Gene MADDOX
405 Rio Concho Dr. #303 1 Queensboro Circle
San Angelo, TX 76903 Johnson City, TN 37601
Robert E. BARTON Mrs. Ruth J. MOUGH
4790 Picturesoue Circle P.O. Box 276
Colorado Springs, Co 80917 Walled Lake, MI 48088-0276
Alice BROSSARD Lila M. REYNOLDS
5506 Iowa Drive 11952 Youngdale Avenue
Concord, CA 94521 Sylmar, CA 91342
Don R. CAMERON SSgt. Mary E. RUDD
1101 Ridge Road, Suite 105 P.S.C. Box 244
Rockwall, TX 75087 APO, NY 09254
J. Cecil DANIELS Lorilee THOMAS
222 Alexandria Drive 2764 Westlake No. #A
Macon, GA 31210 Seattle WA 98109
Myrna Brooks HOOD Dorothy Wise YOUNG
7032 Darnoch Way P.O. Box 237
Canoga Park, CA 91307 Pollok, TX 75969
-----Ruth S. Burnite, 796 Mahogany Drive, Casselberry, FL 32707 VI,4,l
BROOKS "Would 1ike to correspond with anyone having any knowledge
TOLAR of the parents, children, etc. of John BROOKS and his wife
TOLER Elizabeth TOLAR who were married in Putnam County, Georgia
HUNTER on 8 September 1814. Were his parents Micajah BROOKS
McFARLAND (1761-1862) and Mary HUNTER? Was she a descendant of one Dempsey TOLER who served with the same Micajah BROOKS in the Revolutionery War? Was this same John BROOKS the one who, with his second wife Elizabeth McFARLAND, came to Upshur County, Texas ca 1850 with his family of grown children, most of whom by then were married themselves with their own children? Is he the same John BROOKS who died in Johnson County, Texas about 1879?
---Nancy S. SHIRE, 62 Isleta Dr., Los Alamos, NM 87544 VI,4,2
BROOKS Need information on Thomas BROOKS, born 1613, Suffolk,
WHEELER England and wife, Grace WHEELER. They were parents of
MASON Joshua BROOKS, born about 1628 at Concord, Mass., married Hannah MASON and he died about 1697 at Dorchester, South Carolina. (Ed. Note: See the Mortimer Wilson BROOKS Line, this issue.)
----Florence Shearer KUESPERT, P.O. Box 115, Veradale, WA 99037 VI,4,3
BROOKS Need parents for Elizabeth (Betsy) BROOKS, b. 16 Aug 1787 in
HAYNIE GA (family thinks Savannah), d. 04 Oct 1863 in Bastrop Co.,
TX. Married Rev. John HAYNIE 22 May 1805 in Knox Co., TN.
On 20 June 1815 in Knox Co., TN, his brother Samuel HAYNIE
m. Polly BROOKS, daughter of Moses BROOKS, but their relationship, if any, to Elizabeth, is not known.
--Tom CALDWELL, P.O. Box 3358, Austin, TX 78764 IV,4,4
ASBURY Seeking information on Pally CHAFIN and Johnny BROOKS, (b.
BROOKS 1770) of Tazewell Co., VA. He is presumed to be the oldest
CHAFIN son of the Rev. War Soldier Wm. BROOKS and wife Nancy
LOCKE LOCKE. Johnny m. (1) Jean WHITLEY 05 Feb 1793 (Wythe Co.,
WHITLEY VA?). Johnny m. (2) Mary Ann ASBURY 31 May 1821. Polly
ASBURY m. (1) Thomas CHAFIN, 08 May 1811 and m. (2) George
ASBURY 22 Apr 1818. Believe Polly's parents were Henry
ASBURY and Martha MOORE, but need proof. Have much
information on Wm BROOKS which I will exchange.
--Mrs. A. W. HORTON, Jr., Box 218, Raven, VA 24639 VI,4,5
BROOKS I am the great, great grandaughter of Rester Ree BROOKS. He
HAGLER was born on January 10, 1871, in Weakley County, Tennessee. His wife was Richard Evelyn HAGLER. They were married on 17 Dec 1891. He d. April 13, 1935 in Amarillo, Texas. I am descended from his son, Rester Arleigh BROOKS. I will be happy to exchange any information I have with anyone researching this line.
--Alyssa GOSNEY, 2209 Edwards Ave., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661 VI,4,6
BREWER Would like to exchange information with anyone who is
BROOKS researching the Elija BROOKS family who lived in Polk
HUNTER County, GA. Elija BROOKS wife was Rachel BREWER. His
RIDDLESPURGER father was Micaja BROOKS, a Revolutionary War Soldier. His mother was Mary HUNTER.
Elija BROOKS and his wife Rachel are buried in the Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Felton, Georgia.
I would like to document the relationship of Elija BROOKS to Micaja BROOKS and to document the relationship of Mary "Polly" (BROOKS) RIDDLESPURGER to Elija BROOKS.
----Walter RIDDLESPURGER, 208 S. Independence St., Amarillo, TX 79106
BROOKS Interested in Wm. Riley BROOKS and wife Sarah (Sally)
GREEN GREEN. Family found in 1860 Census of Cooke Co., TN and 1880 Census
of Chariton Co., Mo, near Keatsville. Seven Children believed to have been
b. in TN. Need parents of both Sallie and W. R., Sr. and brothers and sisters.
Wm. Riley believed to have been Civil War. Where? Married 2nd wife in Texas
Co., Mo, near Huggins. Is Wm. buried in TUT'ILE Cemetery? Is Sarah buried
in Texas Co./Chariton Co.?
--Wil1 Ella BROOKS BALL, 405 Rio Concho Dr., San Angelo, TX 76903
BROOKS The Wm. T. BROOKE referenced in the article on page 66 of
PARTIN Vol. VI, No. 2 was my grandfather. Robert James BROOKE was
TRUEBLOOD my grandfather, all the brothers died in the Red Bluff, CA
area and are buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Mathilda TRUEBLOOD (TREWBLOOD?),
my g-grandmother was Mathilda PARTIN from MD. Would like proof that William
BROOKE, wheelwright, age 22 in the 1850 D.C. Census, in the household of
Robert BROOKS was my g-grandfather. I believe William BROOKE came to CA
in the mid 1850's to the Red Bluff area and married Mathilda there in 1858.
I find no trace of his relatives in the Red Bluff area before he married.
Can anyone help? The 1850 census of Georgetown, District of Columbia is
given below. Page 202, Dwelling 842.
VOLUME VI, NO. 4 FEBRUARY, 1986 PAGE 125
NAME AGE SEX COLOR OCCUPATION BIRTHPLACE
Robert BROOKE 57 M W None VA
Caroline BROOKE 47 F W None VA
Ann BROOKE 32 F W None VA
?? BROOKE 3O F W None VA
William BROOKE 22 M W Wheelwright DC.
Michael BROOKE 19 M W None VA
Frank BROOKE 11 M W None DC
Mary BROOKE 9 F W None VA
---Alice BROSSARD, 5506 Iowa Dr., Concord, CA 94521 V,4,9
BROOK Interested in BROOK (E) (S) families from Kinawley Parish Counties Cavan and Fermanagh Ireland. If you have an Irish BROOKS Family, check name and dates against my list in Query Exchange for May 1984, page 10 for possible match.
--Maurice E. COMFORT, RR 2, Thorndaie, Ontario, Canada NOM 2 PO
MY BROOKS LINE
Mrs. C. F. SPANGLER Rt. 3 Box 43
Ft. Atkinson, WI 53538
1. Henry BROOKS b. ca 1592 Engl, a. 1683 Woburn, MA.
2. John2 (Henry) b 1623, d 1691, m 1649, Eunice MOUSALL.
3. Ebenezer3 (John2 HenryI) b 1666
Woburn, d Killingly, CT, m 1687, Martha WILDER.
4. Eleazer4 (Ebenezer3 John2 Henry1)
b 1694, Woburn, m 1725 Hannah LEAVENS, Killingly, CT.
5. Jehiel5 (Eleazer4 Ebenezer3 John2
Henry1) b 1736, Killingly CT, m. ca 1755 Susannah WHITNEY, New
6. Daniel6 b 1756, New Marboro, m. 1782, Elizabeth TURNER,
7. Bezaleel7 1785, Canaan, CT, m. 1818 Polly CRANE, New Haven,
VT. He d 1849.
8. Mary8 (Bezaleel7, Daniel6, Jehiel5-) b 1826 Middlebury, VT, m.
1847, Royal ATWOOD of New Haven, VT. Both died at Trempealeau, WI.
MY BROOKS LINE (continued)
1. (Henry) - James SAVAGE; Vol 29 NEHGR, pg 153; American Genealogist (53:
2. (John) - Boston Transcript, 16 Mar 1932 #3279; Ear1y Mass. Marriages," Vol 3 p 113.
3. International Genealogical Index of Mormon Library; "Our Heritage" by
Adair pgs 33-36.
4. "The Leavens Name" (1903) by Philo French LEAVENS.
5. DAR application (240881); "Hist. of Berkshire Co. MA, "Vol. 2 p 235; New Marlboro, MA. Vital records.
6. New Marlboro VR; 1790 Census, MA, DAR application #240881.
7. "Hist.of Addison Co.,VT" by Smith (1886); Fed. Census VT 1820, 1830;
"New Haven in VT" by Farnsworth (1984)
I will be happy to correspond with anyone interested in this line.
EDITOR'S NOTES: 1. With the subscription renewal form in this issue,
I am enclosing an index to Vol. I of the BROOKS FAMILY BULLETIN. Reprints
will be available about O1 August at $8.00 per volume. Volume II reprints
should be available about O1 September and I will include an index in the
next issue of the BFQE for Vol. II of the BFB.
2. In the past, some of our Canadian relatives have commented that little
information was published on the Brooks families of Canada. I hope that
the information on the Mortimer Brooks Line in this issue will be of help
since several of the Brooks descendants moved from New England to Canada.
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