Zerviah/4w Brooks

F, #11002, (say 1692 - )
Father*Rev. Timothy/3w Brooks1,2 b. 9 Oct 1661, d. c 1 Feb 1715/16
Mother*Hannah/2 Bowen1,2 b. 3 May 1665, d. a 1715
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Timothy/2w Brooks
Descendants of Rev. Timothy/3w Brooks Jr.
Last Edited:29 Jan 2016
Zerviah/4w Brooks was mentioned in her father's probate, 10 Feb 1715/16.3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S132] Robert Peacock Brooks, Timothy Brooks, 14, Timothy (5.) Brooks, Zermiah (iv.).
  2. [S1650] Robert Peacock Brooks, "Henry Brooks," 45.
  3. [S216] H. Stanley Craig, New Jersey Colonial Documents, Calendar of Wills, 62, Timothy Brooks.

Keziah/4w Brooks

F, #11003, (say 1698 - May 1749)
Father*Rev. Timothy/3w Brooks1,2 b. 9 Oct 1661, d. c 1 Feb 1715/16
Mother*Hannah/2 Bowen3,4 b. 3 May 1665, d. a 1715
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Timothy/2w Brooks
Descendants of Rev. Timothy/3w Brooks Jr.
Custom index:Baptists of Early Massachusetts & West Jersey
Last Edited:3 Aug 2017

Children with Joshua Ayars:

  • ch1/5w Ayars4
  • ch2/5w Ayars4
  • ch3/5w Ayars4
  • ch4/5w Ayars4
Keziah/4w Brooks, mentioned in her father's probate, 10 Feb 1715/165, married Joshua Ayars4,6,1, both being Seventh-Day Baptists.1 She died in May 17494,1, and he 5 May 1759 at Fairfield, New Jersey.7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1650] Robert Peacock Brooks, "Henry Brooks," 45.
  2. [S132] Robert Peacock Brooks, Timothy Brooks, 13, Timothy (4.) Brooks.
  3. [S132] Robert Peacock Brooks, Timothy Brooks, 45.
  4. [S132] Robert Peacock Brooks, Timothy Brooks, 14, Timothy (5.) Brooks, Kesiah (vii.).
  5. [S216] H. Stanley Craig, New Jersey Colonial Documents, Calendar of Wills, 62, Timothy Brooks.
  6. [S141] Black, "After 12 Generations," 16.
  7. [S1455] Ann Kessler.

Patience/4w Brooks

F, #11004, (say 1694 - after 1739)
Father*Rev. Timothy/3w Brooks1,2 b. 9 Oct 1661, d. c 1 Feb 1715/16
Mother*Hannah/2 Bowen1,2 b. 3 May 1665, d. a 1715
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Timothy/2w Brooks
Descendants of Rev. Timothy/3w Brooks Jr.
Descendants of Patience/4w Brooks
Last Edited:1 Jan 2016

Children with Caleb Ayars:

  • Nathan/5w Ayars5 b. 1718, d. 1811
  • Jonathan/5w Ayars5 b. 1722, d. 1782
  • Joseph/5w Ayars7 b. say 1728
  • Isaac/5w Ayars5 b. 1734, d. 1781
  • Keziah/5w Ayars5 b. 1736, d. 1803
Patience/4w Brooks, mentioned in her father's probate, 10 Feb 1715/163, married, by 1718, Caleb Ayars, with whom she had 10 children.1,4,2 She died after 17395, and Caleb in 1771.6,5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S132] Robert Peacock Brooks, Timothy Brooks, 14, Timothy (5.) Brooks, Patience (v.).
  2. [S1650] Robert Peacock Brooks, "Henry Brooks," 45.
  3. [S216] H. Stanley Craig, New Jersey Colonial Documents, Calendar of Wills, 62, Timothy Brooks.
  4. [S141] Black, "After 12 Generations," 16.
  5. [S946] Beverly G. McNally.
  6. [S183] Craig Beeman, citing Virkus, Comp. Amer. Genealogy, 5:446.
  7. [S1651] Jeanne Woolbert Kincaid.

Hannah/4w Brooks

F, #11005, (say 1696 - )
Father*Rev. Timothy/3w Brooks1,2 b. 9 Oct 1661, d. c 1 Feb 1715/16
Mother*Hannah/2 Bowen1,2 b. 3 May 1665, d. a 1715
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Timothy/2w Brooks
Descendants of Rev. Timothy/3w Brooks Jr.
Last Edited:13 Jan 2016
Hannah/4w Brooks, mentioned in her father's probate, 10 Feb 1715/163, married (–?–) Smith. "Issue, unknown."1,2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S132] Robert Peacock Brooks, Timothy Brooks, 14, Timothy (5.) Brooks, Hannah (vi.).
  2. [S1650] Robert Peacock Brooks, "Henry Brooks," 45.
  3. [S216] H. Stanley Craig, New Jersey Colonial Documents, Calendar of Wills, 62, Timothy Brooks.

Zebulon/4w Brooks

M, #11006, (1690 - after 7 March 1744/45)
Father*Rev. Timothy/3w Brooks1,2 b. 9 Oct 1661, d. c 1 Feb 1715/16
Mother*Hannah/2 Bowen1 b. 3 May 1665, d. a 1715
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Timothy/2w Brooks
Descendants of Rev. Timothy/3w Brooks Jr.
Descendants of Zebulon/4w Brooks
Last Edited:5 Aug 2017

Children with Esther ?Wills:

  • James/5w Brooks6 b. after 1710
  • Mary/5w Brooks4 b. after 1710
  • Joseph/5w Brooks4 b. after 1710
  • Zebulon/5w Brooks4 b. after 1710, d. 1784
  • John/5w Brooks4 b. after 1710
Zebulon/4w Brooks was probably born about 1689/90, at Swansea, Massachusetts or Cohansey, West Jersey, to whence his family removed about this time.3 He married, in West Jersey, Esther ?Wills.4 Mentioned in his father's will, 26 Jan 1715/16.1
     "The sons of Rev. Timothy [Brooks] located on farms near their father north of the Cohansey ..."5,4 The will of Zebulon Brooks of Cohansey, dated 7 Mar 1744/5, proved 3 Feb 1748, mentions wife Esther, children John, Zebulon, Joseph and Mary.4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S216] H. Stanley Craig, New Jersey Colonial Documents, Calendar of Wills, 62, Timothy Brooks.
  2. [S1650] Robert Peacock Brooks, "Henry Brooks," 45.
  3. [S183] Craig Beeman, citing Virkus, Comp. Amer. Genealogy, 5:446.
  4. [S213] H. Stanley Craig, Cumberland County New Jersey Wills, 25, Zebulon Brooks, Cohansey.
  5. [S132] Robert Peacock Brooks, Timothy Brooks, 46.
  6. [S183] Craig Beeman, citing NEHGR, 29:153–157.

Seth/4w Brooks

M, #11007, (19 January 1688/89 - 1738)
Father*Rev. Timothy/3w Brooks1 b. 9 Oct 1661, d. c 1 Feb 1715/16
Mother*Hannah/2 Bowen2 b. 3 May 1665, d. a 1715
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Timothy/2w Brooks
Descendants of Rev. Timothy/3w Brooks Jr.
Descendants of Seth/4w Brooks
Custom index:Baptists of Early Massachusetts & West Jersey
Last Edited:26 Jan 2016

Children with Rachel Cresse:

  • ch1/5w Brooks4
  • ch2/5w Brooks4
  • Hannah/5w Brooks4 b. say 1714
  • Dorcas/5w Brooks4
  • Naomi/5w Brooks4 b. say 1717
  • Elizabeth/5w Brooks4 b. say 1720
  • Seth/5w Brooks6 b. circa 1720, d. 1792
Seth/4w Brooks, born 19 Jan 1688/89 at Swansea, Massachusetts3,1, removed as a boy with his family to Cohansey, West Jersey, and married, by 1711 at Cape May, New Jersey, Rachel Cresse. "[Rachel] was of an old Cape [May] family whose forebears had originally settled on Long Island in the early 1600s," says Black.4,5 They lived for a time in Cape May County.4 Seth and Rachel helped to found Cape May Court House Baptist Church, the first of that denomination in the county, in 1711/12, and Seth's father Rev. Timothy Brooks presided over the formal dedication of the new church.6,7
     "Seth returned to Cohansey in about 1716 to erect 'the Bridge' across the Cohansey River at Bridgetown (now Bridgeton). This is reported in Lucius Q.C. Elmer's History of Cumberland County (1869)," Black writes.6 Mentioned in his father's will, 26 Jan 1715/16.8 He lived at Bridgeton before his death in 1738.6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1081] Alverdo Hayward Mason, ed., Swansea Records, 60-28, Seth Brooks b.
  2. [S192] Costello, Fiske and Rounds, Vital Records of Swansea, Massachusetts, to 1850, 19, Seth Brooks b.
  3. [S192] Swansea VR, 19, Seth Brooks b. 19 Jan 1688/9.
  4. [S132] Robert Peacock Brooks, Timothy Brooks, 46.
  5. [S141] Black, "After 12 Generations," 19: n.d., Cape May.
  6. [S141] Black, "After 12 Generations," 19.
  7. [S1455] Ann Kessler, citing Morgan Edwards, History of New Jersey's Baptists, 1680-1890.
  8. [S216] H. Stanley Craig, New Jersey Colonial Documents, Calendar of Wills, 62, Timothy Brooks.