Abigail/3s Brooks

F, #102, (15 October 1708 - )
Father*Joseph/2s Brooks1 b. 17 Oct 1667, d. 1743
Mother*Lydia/3 Warner1 b. s 1678
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Joseph/2s Brooks
Last Edited:1 Aug 2014
Abigail/3s Brooks was born 15 Oct 1708 at Deerfield, Massachusetts.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 35, Abigail Brooks b.
In Aug 1756, a party of Indians attacked five men working at a place called Country Farms in the northerly part of Greenfield. Nathaniel Brooks was one of those captured, and was carried off to Canada.2

Nathaniel/3s Brooks

M, #103, (26 October 1710 - after September 1758)
Father*Nathaniel/2s Brooks1 b. 9 May 1664
Mother*Mary/3 Allis1 b. 6 Jul 1682
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/2s Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/3s Brooks
Custom index:French and Indian War
Last Edited:15 Oct 2017

Children with Abigail/4 Allen:

Nathaniel/3s Brooks Jr. was born 26 Oct 1710 at Deerfield, Massachusetts1, where he married (1), 8 Dec 1734, Abigail/4 Allen of Deerfield, daughter of John/3 Allen and Abigail Severance.3,4 (Their siblings Aaron Brooks and Elizabeth Allen also married.)
     Nathaniel lived at Cheapside [the less accessible section of Deerfield beyond the Pocumtuck River] in 1734, removed to Winchester, New Hampshire in 1735, and thence to Greenfield, Massachusetts in 1743.5,6,7 His wife Abigail died 30 Sep 1745, a. 288, and he married (2), 25 Oct 1750 at Deerfield, Rebecca Clary, widow of Ezekiel Bascom.9
     Sheldon tells us, "In 1756 five men were at work in the farm fields, including Nathaniel Brooks. They placed their guns against a stack of flax and were busy in another part of the field. A party of Indians concealed nearby slipped in between them and their guns and fired upon them. Deprived of their weapons they sought safety in flight and proved themselves good runners at least. Graves and Brooks were taken captive, the others shot. The first (Graves) was old and infirm and unable to travel and so was killed, soon after they left the spot. Brooks never returned and nothing is known of his fate."5,6
     His widow died 12 Apr 1776 at Greenfield, a. 75, and is buried in the Old Cemetery, Bernardston.10 Nathaniel, Thompson's Hist. Greenfield states, "was seen in Canada in September, 1758, but nothing more is known of him."7
     The account book of John Stebbins of Deerfield, tanner, currier and shoemaker, contains the following account for Nathanl Brux, 1743:
to leather for a bullet pouch | £0-02-0
to a pare of stichdowns
| 5-6
to a pare of mogasons
| 8-
to soaling & heal taping your wife shoas
| 5-6.7

Local Notes:

Elected3 Jul 1753, Greenfield, MA"In 1753 Nathaniel Brooks was one of two tithingmen voted at Town Meeting (July 3).11

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 35, Nathaniel Brooks b.
  2. [S462] Mrs. Beverly Brooks, "Genealogy of the Brooks Family," 58, quoting Sheldon's Deerfield, 425; 35, quoting E. Hoyt, "Antiquarian Researches on Indian Wars" (Greenfield, MA: Ansel Phelps, 1824), 284.
  3. [S20] Deerfield VR, 165, Nathanael Brooks/Abigail Allen m.
  4. [S269] George Sheldon and J.H. Temple, History of Northfield, 394, Allen genealogy.
  5. [S403] Joel Nelson Eno, "William Brooks of Springfield," 144.
  6. [S462] Mrs. Beverly Brooks, 58, quoting Sheldon's Deerfield, 425.
  7. [S1338] Francis M. Thompson, History of Greenfield, 2:1007.
  8. [S20] Deerfield VR, 269, Abigail Brooks d.
  9. [S20] Deerfield VR, 165, Nathaniel Brooks/Rebecca Bascom m.
  10. [S11] Vital Records of Greenfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 247, Rebekah Bascom d.
  11. [S462] Mrs. Beverly Brooks, 55, unidentified source (prob. Sheldon, Deerfield), 2:577, Greenfield.
  12. [S76] NH Vital Records, state copy, Abigail Brooks b.
  13. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Partial Copy of Records of the Town of Winchester, N.H." (Jul 1884), 38:287, Abigail Brooks b.
  14. [S20] Deerfield VR, 35, Eliakim Brooks b.
  15. [S2058] FamilySearch.org, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," 004243485 > image 3052 of 5035; Bureau Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord, Nathaniel Brooks.
  16. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Partial Copy of Records of the Town of Winchester, N.H." (Jul 1884), 38:287, Eunice Brooks b.
  17. [S20] Deerfield VR, 35, Nath[anie]ll Brooks III b.

Abigail/4 Allen

F, #104, (27 May 1717 - 30 September 1745)
Father*John/3 Allen1 b. 19 Jan 1684, d. 30 Nov 1761
Mother*Abigail Severance1 b. 27 Apr 1696, d. 17 Sep 1770
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/2s Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/3s Brooks
Last Edited:15 Oct 2017

Children with Nathaniel/3s Brooks:

Abigail/4 Allen, born 27 May 1717 at Deerfield, Massachusetts1, there married, as his 1st wife, 8 Dec 1734, Nathaniel/3s Brooks Jr. of Deerfield, son of Nathaniel/2s Brooks and Mary/3 Allis.2,3 (Their siblings Aaron Brooks and Elizabeth Allen also married.) She died at Greenfield (rec. Deerfield) 30 Sep 1745, a. 28.4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 12, Abigail Allyn b.
  2. [S20] Deerfield VR, 165, Nathanael Brooks/Abigail Allen m.
  3. [S269] George Sheldon and J.H. Temple, History of Northfield, 394, Allen genealogy.
  4. [S20] Deerfield VR, 269, Abigail Brooks d.
  5. [S76] NH Vital Records, state copy, Abigail Brooks b.
  6. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Partial Copy of Records of the Town of Winchester, N.H." (Jul 1884), 38:287, Abigail Brooks b.
  7. [S20] Deerfield VR, 35, Eliakim Brooks b.
  8. [S2058] FamilySearch.org, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," 004243485 > image 3052 of 5035; Bureau Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord, Nathaniel Brooks.
  9. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Partial Copy of Records of the Town of Winchester, N.H." (Jul 1884), 38:287, Eunice Brooks b.
  10. [S403] Joel Nelson Eno, "William Brooks of Springfield," 144.
  11. [S20] Deerfield VR, 35, Nath[anie]ll Brooks III b.

Abigail/4s Brooks

F, #105, (6 April 1735 - 20 December 1772)
Father*Nathaniel/3s Brooks1,2 b. 26 Oct 1710, d. a Sep 1758
Mother*Abigail/4 Allen1,2 b. 27 May 1717, d. 30 Sep 1745
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/2s Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/3s Brooks
Descendants of Abigail/4s Brooks
Last Edited:22 Aug 2017

Children with Elisha/5 Wells:

  • Abigail/5s Wells6 b. 29 Dec 1754, d. 26 Aug 1758
  • Lydia/5s Wells7 b. 26 Jan 1756, d. 27 Aug 1758
  • Damaris/5s Wells8 b. 26 Jan 1756, d. 27 Aug 1758
  • Mary/5s Wells9 b. 12 Sep 1757, d. 1 Sep 1758
  • Elisha/5s Wells10 b. 2 Jan 1759, d. 17 Dec 1836
  • Abigail/5s Wells11 b. 25 Oct 1760, d. 17 May 1846
  • Amasa/5s Wells12 b. 23 Sep 1762, d. 12 Jun 1816
  • Lydia/5s Wells13 b. 20 Jan 1764
  • Elizabeth/5s Wells14 b. 4 Oct 1765
  • Mary/5s Wells15 b. 17 Jul 1767
  • Esther/5s Wells16 b. 17 Aug 1769
  • Moses/5s Wells5 b. 9 Jul 1771
  • Abner/5s Wells17 b. 6 Dec 1772, d. 7 Dec 1772
Abigail/4s Brooks, born 6 Apr 1735 at Winchester, New Hampshire (also rec. Deerfield, Massachusetts, as 5 Apr)3,1,2, married, 9 Jan 1754 at Deerfield, Elisha/5 Wells of Greenfield, Massachusetts, son of Joshua/4 Wells and Elizabeth Smead, with whom she had 13 children.4 There she died 20 Dec 1772, a. 37.5 He married twice more, and died 5 Oct 1792.5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S76] NH Vital Records, state copy, Abigail Brooks b.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Partial Copy of Records of the Town of Winchester, N.H." (Jul 1884), 38:287, Abigail Brooks b.
  3. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 35, Abigail Brooks b. 5 Apr.
  4. [S20] Deerfield VR, 164, Abigail Brooks/Elisha Wells m.
  5. [S743] Daniel White Wells and Reuben Field Wells, Hist. Hatfield, 448.
  6. [S11] Vital Records of Greenfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 126, Abigail Wells b.; 293, d.
  7. [S11] Greenfield VR, 129, Ledy Wells b.; 295, d.
  8. [S11] Greenfield VR, 127, Damariss Wells b.
  9. [S11] Greenfield VR, 130, Mary Wells b.; 295, d.
  10. [S11] Greenfield VR, 128, Elisha Wells b.
  11. [S11] Greenfield VR, 126, Abigail Wells b.
  12. [S11] Greenfield VR, 126, Amasa Wells b.
  13. [S11] Greenfield VR, 129, Ledy Wells b.
  14. [S11] Greenfield VR, 127, Elisabath Wells b.
  15. [S11] Greenfield VR, 130, Mary Wells b.
  16. [S11] Greenfield VR, 128, Esther Wells b.
  17. [S11] Greenfield VR, 126, Abner Wells b.; 293, d.

Elisha/5 Wells

M, #106, (12 November 1731 - 5 October 1792)
Father*Joshua/4 Wells1 b. 31 Aug 1695, d. 21 Apr 1768
Mother*Elizabeth Smead1 b. 24 Dec 1698, d. 1 May 1774
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/2s Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/3s Brooks
Descendants of Abigail/4s Brooks
Last Edited:22 Aug 2017

Children with Abigail/4s Brooks:

  • Abigail/5s Wells8 b. 29 Dec 1754, d. 26 Aug 1758
  • Lydia/5s Wells9 b. 26 Jan 1756, d. 27 Aug 1758
  • Damaris/5s Wells10 b. 26 Jan 1756, d. 27 Aug 1758
  • Mary/5s Wells11 b. 12 Sep 1757, d. 1 Sep 1758
  • Elisha/5s Wells12 b. 2 Jan 1759, d. 17 Dec 1836
  • Abigail/5s Wells13 b. 25 Oct 1760, d. 17 May 1846
  • Amasa/5s Wells14 b. 23 Sep 1762, d. 12 Jun 1816
  • Lydia/5s Wells15 b. 20 Jan 1764
  • Elizabeth/5s Wells16 b. 4 Oct 1765
  • Mary/5s Wells17 b. 17 Jul 1767
  • Esther/5s Wells18 b. 17 Aug 1769
  • Moses/5s Wells19 b. 9 Jul 1771
  • Abner/5s Wells20 b. 6 Dec 1772, d. 7 Dec 1772

Child with Mehitabel Mattoon:

  • ch1/6 Wells21 b. 26 Jun 1776, d. 26 Jun 1776
Elisha/5 Wells was born 12 Nov 1731 at Deerfield, Massachusetts1,2, where he married (1), 9 Jan 1754, Abigail/4s Brooks of Deerfield, daughter of Nathaniel/3s Brooks and Abigail/4 Allen, with whom he had 13 children.3 She died at Greenfield 20 Dec 1772, a. 374, and there he married (2), 18 Sep 1775, Mehitabel Mattoon, daughter of Isaac Mattoon and Mary (–?–),5 who died at Greenfield 29 Jun 1776, 3 days following childbirth.6 He married (3), 25 Dec 1777 or 78 at Hatfield, Rhoda Graves of Hatfield, who died 7 Dec 1817.4,7 He died 5 Oct 1792, a. 60.4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 133, Elisha Wells b.
  2. [S743] Daniel White Wells and Reuben Field Wells, Hist. Hatfield, 448: 23 Jul 1731.
  3. [S20] Deerfield VR, 164, Abigail Brooks/Elisha Wells m.
  4. [S743] Wells & Wells, Hist. Hatfield, 448.
  5. [S11] Vital Records of Greenfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 231, Elisha Wells/Mehitabl ____ m.
  6. [S11] Greenfield VR, 295, Mehitable Wells d.
  7. [S11] Greenfield VR, 231, Elisha Wells/Rhoda Graves m. Hatfield.
  8. [S11] Greenfield VR, 126, Abigail Wells b.; 293, d.
  9. [S11] Greenfield VR, 129, Ledy Wells b.; 295, d.
  10. [S11] Greenfield VR, 127, Damariss Wells b.
  11. [S11] Greenfield VR, 130, Mary Wells b.; 295, d.
  12. [S11] Greenfield VR, 128, Elisha Wells b.
  13. [S11] Greenfield VR, 126, Abigail Wells b.
  14. [S11] Greenfield VR, 126, Amasa Wells b.
  15. [S11] Greenfield VR, 129, Ledy Wells b.
  16. [S11] Greenfield VR, 127, Elisabath Wells b.
  17. [S11] Greenfield VR, 130, Mary Wells b.
  18. [S11] Greenfield VR, 128, Esther Wells b.
  19. [S11] Greenfield VR, 130, Moses Wells b.
  20. [S11] Greenfield VR, 126, Abner Wells b.; 293, d.
  21. [S11] Greenfield VR, 132, unnamed ch. Elisha/Mehitable Wells b.; 296, stillb. (d.).

Abner/4s Brooks

M, #107, (16 August 1734 or 17 August 1734 - circa 1804)
Father*Benjamin/3s Brooks1 b. 29 Sep 1693, d. 3 May 1755
Mother*Hannah Walker1 b. s 1708
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Benjamin/2s Brooks
Descendants of Benjamin/3s Brooks
Custom index:Revolutionary War
Last Edited:29 Jul 2017

Children with (–?–) (–?–):

  • Son1/5s Brooks5 b. before 1770
  • Dau1/5s Brooks5 b. before 1770
  • Dau2/5s Brooks5 b. before 1770
Abner/4s Brooks was born 16 [Brookfield VR] or 17 [Warren VR] Aug 1734, probably at Warren (then Western), Massachusetts (but also rec. Brookfield).2,3,4 He is recorded, 1770, in the census return of Onslow, Lunenberg County, Nova Scotia, where his family was enumerated as 5 Protestant Americans: 1 man, 1 woman, 1 boy and 2 girls. His brothers Phineas and Martin appear in the same county census at Horton and Onslow.5 He died circa 1804 at Southampton, New Brunswick.6

Census Detail:

1770Onslow, NSLunenberg County5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S12] Vital Records of Warren (Formerly Western), Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, 19, Abner Brooks.
  2. [S12] Warren VR, 19, Abner Brooks: 16 Aug 1734.
  3. [S266] Franklin P. Rice, Vital Records of Brookfield, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, 52, Abner Brooks: 17 Aug 1734.
  4. [S403] Joel Nelson Eno, "William Brooks of Springfield," 145, Abner Brooks: "16 or 17 Aug 1734, recorded at Brookfield and Western."
  5. [S589] 1770 Lunenberg County, NS Census Return, Abner Brooks, Onslow.
  6. [S518] Lorilee Thomas.
A soldier in the French and Indian Wars.2,3,4

Benjamin/3s Brooks

M, #109, (26 February 1717/18 - 15 June 1786)
Father*Joseph/2s Brooks1 b. 17 Oct 1667, d. 1743
Mother*Lydia/3 Warner1 b. s 1678
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Joseph/2s Brooks
Descendants of Benjamin/3s Brooks
Custom index:French and Indian War
Last Edited:29 Jul 2017

Children with Mary Miller:

Findagrave.com, memorial #79183694. Photo by James Bianco.
Benjamin/3s Brooks, born 26 Feb 1717/18 at Deerfield, Massachusetts1, married, by 1750, Mary Miller of Northfield, daughter of Benjamin Miller, with whom he had 13 children.2,4 Of Northfield, where he died 15 Jun 1786, a. 682,3, and was buried in Center Cemetery.5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 35, Benjamin Brooks b.
  2. [S269] George Sheldon and J.H. Temple, History of Northfield, 413.
  3. [S403] Joel Nelson Eno, "William Brooks of Springfield," 144.
  4. [S1188] George Sheldon, A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts, 2:91.
  5. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #79183694.