Joseph/3a Brooks

M, #12016, (between 1 July 1682 and 29 June 1683 - 17 September 1759)
Father*Gershom/2a Brooks1 b. c 1634, d. 1686
Mother*Hannah/2 Eccles1 b. s 1647, d. 2 Jan 1716/17
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Gershom/2a Brooks
Descendants of Joseph/3a Brooks (of Gershom)
Last Edited:13 Aug 2017

Child with Jane (–?–):

Findagrave.com, memorial #52451470. Photo by John Glassford.
Joseph/3a Brooks, 2nd so-named, was born between 1 Jul 1682 and 29 Jun 1683 at Concord, Massachusetts.2,1 Mentioned in his mother's will, and a signatory to a subsequent agreement regarding division of his mother's property dated 30 Jun 1701. By this agreement, signed on his behalf by his older cousin and guardian Joseph Brooks, he had all the lands formerly owned by his father in Medford.3
     "This we learn from his guardianship papers among which is a bond:

Know all men by these presents that we Joseph Brooks Senr of Concord, Edward Bridge of Roxbury in ye county of Essex, and Daniel Brooks junr in said Concord in ye county of Midex…stand firmly bound and obliged unto James Russell Esq. Judge of Probate for ye county … dated the 30th day of June Anno Dom 1701 in ye 13th year of his Majesties Reign. The condition of this psent obligation is such that if ye above bounden Joseph Brooks Senr of Concord … guardian to his cousin Joseph Brooks son of Gershom Brooks late of sd Concord yeoman deces., a minor of eighteen years of age … (Edward Bridge was a brother-in-law and Daniel Brooks was older brother of young Joseph Brooks.)1

     Joseph first settled at Weston1, and married, 29 Jul 1725 at Sudbury, Jane (–?–) widow of Peter Jennison and mother of 7 children4,5, who died at Lincoln 16 Nov 1753.6,1
     "In his will of 19 March 1757, he bequeathed to his 'sons-in-law' Peter Jeneson, Israel Jeneson, Robert Jeneson and Samuel Jeneson, to his 'daughters-in-law' Sarah Severen, Jane How, and his three 'grandchildren' 'born of his daughter-in-law' Eunice Richardson deceased. These were his step-children. He also bequeathed to his kinsmen David, Timothy, Daniel, and Josiah Brooks and Anna Hoar, who were the five children of his brother Daniel. Then he bequeathed to the two children of his Kinsman Eben Miriam, deceased. This Ebenezer Merriam was apparently his nephew by his sister Elizabeth (Brooks) Merriam (Middlesex Probate 1858)."1
     Joseph Brooks died at Lincoln 17 Sep 1759, "in 78th y."7, and is buried with his wife in Lincoln Cemetery.8,9

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S282] John Brooks Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 13.
  2. [S188] Vital Records of Lincoln, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 156, Joseph Brooks d., 78th yr.
  3. [S572] William Gray Brooks, "A Genealogical Account of the Brooks Family," 28, 56.
  4. [S189] Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 175, Joseph Brooks/Jane Jennison m.
  5. [S312] Mary Frances Peirce, Town of Weston. Births, Deaths and Marriages 1707–1850, 263, Joseph Brooks/Jane Jenison m. Sudbury.
  6. [S188] Lincoln VR, 155, Jane Brooks d. (g.s.).
  7. [S188] Lincoln VR, 156, Joseph Brooks d.
  8. [S188] Lincoln VR, 155, Jane Brooks d.; 156, Joseph Brooks d.
  9. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #52451470, #52451403.
  10. [S312] Pierce, Weston BDM, 18, Joseph Brooks b.

Jane (–?–)

F, #12017, (circa 1684 - 16 November 1753)
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Gershom/2a Brooks
Descendants of Joseph/3a Brooks (of Gershom)
Last Edited:1 Jan 2016

Children with Peter Jennison:

  • Peter Jennison10 b. 27 Mar 1710
  • Sarah Jennison11 b. 8 Oct 1711
  • Israel Jennison12 b. 4 Mar 1712/13
  • Robert Jennison13 b. 9 Jul 1715
  • Jane Jennison14 b. 15 Mar 1716/17
  • Eunice Jennison15 b. 16 Apr 1719, d. before 19 Mar 1757
  • Samuel Jennison16 b. 16 Aug 1722

Child with Joseph/3a Brooks:

Findagrave.com, memorial #52451403. Photo by John Glassford.
Jane (–?–), born circa 16841,2, married (1) Peter Jennison, and had 7 children at Sudbury, Massachusetts.3 He died at Sudbury 17 Jan 17234, and there she married (2), 29 Jul 1725, Joseph/3a Brooks, son of Gershom/2a Brooks and Hannah/2 Eccles.5,6 Jane died 16 Nov 1753 at Lincoln1,3, and Joseph on 17 Sep 1759.7 They are buried in Lincoln Cemetery.8,9

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S188] Vital Records of Lincoln, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 155, Jane Brooks d. (g.s.).
  2. [S282] John Brooks Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 13: "she died 16 Nov. 1753 in her 70th year, so was born about 1684."
  3. [S282] Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 13.
  4. [S189] Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 313, Peter Jenison d.
  5. [S189] Sudbury VR, 175, Joseph Brooks/Jane Jennison m.
  6. [S312] Mary Frances Peirce, Town of Weston. Births, Deaths and Marriages 1707–1850, 263, Joseph Brooks/Jane Jenison m. Sudbury.
  7. [S188] Lincoln VR, 156, Joseph Brooks d.
  8. [S188] Lincoln VR, 155, Jane Brooks d.; 156, Joseph Brooks d.
  9. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #52451470, #52451403.
  10. [S189] Sudbury VR, 79, Peter Jenison b.
  11. [S189] Sudbury VR, 79, Sarah Jenison b.
  12. [S189] Sudbury VR, 79, Israil Jenison b.
  13. [S189] Sudbury VR, 79, Robbert Jenison b.
  14. [S189] Sudbury VR, 79, Jane Jenison b.
  15. [S189] Sudbury VR, 79. Eunis Jenison b.
  16. [S189] Sudbury VR, 79, Sam[ue]ll Jenison b.
  17. [S312] Pierce, Weston BDM, 18, Joseph Brooks b.

Joseph/4a Brooks

M, #12018, (14 June 1726 - 7 September 1749)
Father*Joseph/3a Brooks1 b. btw 1 Jul 1682 - 29 Jun 1683, d. 17 Sep 1759
Mother*Jane (–?–)1 b. c 1684, d. 16 Nov 1753
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Gershom/2a Brooks
Descendants of Joseph/3a Brooks (of Gershom)
Last Edited:1 Jan 2016
Findagrave.com, memorial #52451667. Photo by John Glassford.
Joseph/4a Brooks Jr., born 14 Jun 1726 at Weston, Massachusetts,and baptised 26 Jun at Lexington2,1, died 7 Sep 1749 (g.s.), a. 23.3 Buried in Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln.3,4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S312] Mary Frances Peirce, Town of Weston. Births, Deaths and Marriages 1707–1850, 18, Joseph Brooks b.
  2. [S267] Lexington Births, Marriages and Deaths, 10, Joseph Brooks bp. Hereafter Lexington VR.
  3. [S188] Vital Records of Lincoln, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 156, Joseph Brooks Jr. d. (g.s.).
  4. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #52451667.