Revolutionary private, then sergeant, Capt. Tobias Fernald's company.2

Sgt. Samuel/4k Brooks

M, #12353, (18 June 1749 - June 1826)
Father*Joshua/3k Brooks1 b. 2 Oct 1712
Mother*Anna Staples1 b. 10 Mar 1715
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1k Brooks
Descendants of William/2k? Brooks
Descendants of Joshua/3k Brooks
Descendants of Sgt. Samuel/4k Brooks
Y-DNA Overlay Chart -- KITTERY line
Custom index:Revolutionary War
Last Edited:3 Aug 2017

Children with Olive Knight:

Sgt. Samuel/4k Brooks was baptised 18 Jun 1749 at Kittery, Maine,1, where he married, 3 [30, Stackpole] May 1770 (int. 6 May 1769), Olive Knight of Kittery, daughter of Gideon Knight.3 Recorded in the 1790 census at Kittery, with two males 16 or older, five males under 16, and three females in the household.4
     1 Apr 1818, to claim a Revolutionary soldier's pension, Samuel Brooks, resident of York, Maine, aged 69, deposed that he enlisted, 17 Apr 1775, for eight months as a private soldier in Capt. Fernald's company, Scammon's Massachusetts regiment of the Continental army. (His brother William enlisted in the same unit on the same day.) He stated he was in the battle of Bunker Hill; and that on the day his enlistment expired, he reenlisted in the same company, now under Col. Phinney, as a sergeant, for twelve months, which he served out before his discharge at Fort George. His affidavit was supported by those of two fellow soldiers who stated that they had served the entire time with him while he was sergeant.5,2 5 May 1819, the claim was allowed, and Samuel Brooks was added to the pension roll of Maine at the rate of $8/mo.5
     14 Jul 1820, Samuel Brooks of Eliot, a. 71, filed a property and family schedule. His itemized property included 30 rods of land, half of a small house, two pine tables, six chairs, and sundry articles of iron and crockery ware. His family schedule included himself, a day laborer, unable to work by reason of bodily infirmity incident to old age; son John [middle initial illegible] Brooks, 28, able to support himself; widow Tempe Nelson, 23, subject to fits and unable to contribute; and her children George Nelson, 6, and John Nelson, 2.5
     Samuel died at Eliot in Jun 1826.6,7

Census Detail:

1790Kittery, MEBrooks, Saml
MALES: Two 16+
Five under 16
FEMALES: Three4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S961] Everett S. Stackpole, Old Kittery, 305.
  2. [S1663] Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 3:4:283, "Roll of Men Inlisted into Capt. Tobias Fernald's Company, 30th Regt of Foot, Commanded by Col. James Schamons for the Year 1775."
  3. [S1377] Anderson and Thurston, Vital Records of Kittery, Maine, Prior to 1892, 229, Samuel Brooks/Olive Knight, int.; 148, Samuel Brooks/Olive Knight m.
  4. [S1790] 1790 U.S. Census, Kittery, York, ME, M637/2/301, Samuel Brooks.
  5. [S1184] Samuel Brooks, Revolutionary pension file M805/125/157/S36928.
  6. [S1168] Irene Dunham.
  7. [S1670] Charles Alcott Flagg, Revolutionary Pensioners Living in Maine, 21, Samuel Brooks.

Anna/4k Brooks

F, #12355, (1 September 1751 - )
Father*Joshua/3k Brooks1 b. 2 Oct 1712
Mother*Anna Staples1 b. 10 Mar 1715
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1k Brooks
Descendants of William/2k? Brooks
Descendants of Joshua/3k Brooks
Last Edited:2 Aug 2014
Anna/4k Brooks was baptised 1 Sep 1751 at Kittery, Maine.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S961] Everett S. Stackpole, Old Kittery, 305.
On the day of the battle of Bunker Hill, "Colonel Scammon received information that the enemy were landing at Lechmere's point and we were marched to that place when we arrived; there was no enemy to be seen at that place we marched back near to Bunker's Hill and halted; shortly after we were ordered into the battle; before we arrived at the entrenchments the Americans retreated."2,3

Pvt. William/4k Brooks

M, #12356, (3 June 1755 - 1837)
Father*Joshua/3k Brooks1 b. 2 Oct 1712
Mother*Anna Staples1 b. 10 Mar 1715
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1k Brooks
Descendants of William/2k? Brooks
Descendants of Joshua/3k Brooks
Descendants of Pvt. William/4k Brooks
Custom index:Revolutionary War
Last Edited:5 Aug 2017

Children with Mary Gowell:

Pvt. William/4k Brooks, born 3 Jun 1755 at Kittery, Maine2, and there baptised 5 Sep 17561, there married, 21 Aug 1777 (int. 3 Aug), Mary Gowell of Kittery, daughter of Capt. John Gowell and Hannah Fernald.4 Their 1790 Kittery household included one male 16+ (William), two males under 16, and four females.5 His wife Mary died 9 Jan 1814.6
     28 Aug 1832, William Brooks, of that part of Eliot which was formerly Kittery, there made a declaration, signed by mark and taken at his dwelling house due to age and infirmity, for the purpose of claiming a Revolutionary soldier's pension. He testified that on 1 May 1775, he enlisted at Kittery in Capt. Tobias Fernald's company of Massachusetts militia, Col. James Scammon's regiment (as did his brother Samuel the same day), which marched to Cambridge and was employed in drill and guard duty. He testified that he was sent with two other men of his company about 1 Oct to Watertown to protect an army paymaster, and remained there until the last day of December, when his 8-month enlistment expired and he was discharged.2,3
     The claim was approved 18 Sep 1833, at the rate of $20.66 per annum, and his name added to the pension roll of Maine.2 His name appears on the 1835 list of Revolutionary pensioners, a. 79, service in the Massachusetts militia, resident in York County.7 He died at Eliot in 1837 [newspaper report dated 25 Nov].8,9 The brief pension file mentions nothing more concerning his family or circumstances.2

Census Detail:

1790Kittery, MEBrooks, wm.
MALE: One 16+
Two under 16
FEMALES: Four5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S961] Everett S. Stackpole, Old Kittery, 305.
  2. [S1361] William Brooks, Revolutionary pension file M805/125/332/S17866.
  3. [S1663] Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 3:4:283, "Roll of Men Inlisted into Capt. Tobias Fernald's Company, 30th Regt of Foot, Commanded by Col. James Schamons for the Year 1775."
  4. [S1377] Anderson and Thurston, Vital Records of Kittery, Maine, Prior to 1892, 155, William Brooks/Mary Gowel m.; 235, int.
  5. [S1790] 1790 U.S. Census, Kittery, York, ME, M637/2/301, William Brooks.
  6. [S961] Stackpole, Old Kittery, 305, citing Fogg.
  7. [S1670] Charles Alcott Flagg, Revolutionary Pensioners Living in Maine, 21, William Brooks, York.
  8. [S1168] Irene Dunham.
  9. [S59] Portsmouth (NH) Journal of Literature and Politics, 25 Nov 1837, Deaths.
  10. [S1377] Anderson and Thurston, Kittery VR, 162, Anna Brooks b.
  11. [S1377] Anderson and Thurston, Kittery VR, 162, Joshua Brooks b.
  12. [S961] Stackpole, Old Kittery, 305, 307.

Mary Gowell

F, #12357, (circa 1760 - 9 January 1814)
Father*Capt. John Gowell1 b. s 1726
Mother*Hannah Fernald1 b. s 1730
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1k Brooks
Descendants of William/2k? Brooks
Descendants of Joshua/3k Brooks
Descendants of Pvt. William/4k Brooks
Last Edited:5 Aug 2017

Children with Pvt. William/4k Brooks:

Mary Gowell married, 21 Aug 1777 (int. 3 Aug) at Kittery, Maine, Pvt. William/4k Brooks of Kittery, son of Joshua/3k Brooks and Anna Staples.2 Their 1790 Kittery household included one male 16+ (William), two males under 16, and four females.3 Mary died 9 Jan 1814, "aged 55."4 William died at Eliot in 1837.5,6

Census Detail:

1790Kittery, MEBrooks, wm.
MALE: One 16+
Two under 16
FEMALES: Four3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S961] Everett S. Stackpole, Old Kittery, 305.
  2. [S1377] Anderson and Thurston, Vital Records of Kittery, Maine, Prior to 1892, 155, William Brooks/Mary Gowel m.; 235, int.
  3. [S1790] 1790 U.S. Census, Kittery, York, ME, M637/2/301, William Brooks.
  4. [S961] Stackpole, Old Kittery, 305, citing Fogg.
  5. [S1168] Irene Dunham.
  6. [S59] Portsmouth (NH) Journal of Literature and Politics, 25 Nov 1837, Deaths.
  7. [S1377] Anderson and Thurston, Kittery VR, 162, Anna Brooks b.
  8. [S1377] Anderson and Thurston, Kittery VR, 162, Joshua Brooks b.
  9. [S961] Stackpole, Old Kittery, 305, 307.
Served in Capt. Daniels's company of New Hampshire state troops at Fort Sullivan, 1776.1,2,3

Sgt. Joseph/4k Brooks

M, #12358, (20 January 1760 - )
Father*Joshua/3k Brooks1 b. 2 Oct 1712
Mother*Anna Staples1 b. 10 Mar 1715
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1k Brooks
Descendants of William/2k? Brooks
Descendants of Joshua/3k Brooks
Descendants of Sgt. Joseph/4k Brooks
Custom index:Revolutionary War
Last Edited:3 Sep 2017

Children with Abigail Fernald:

Sgt. Joseph/4k Brooks was baptised 20 Jan 1760 at Kittery, Maine,1, where he married, 5 Dec (int. 10 Nov) 1776, Abigail Fernald of Kittery, daughter of George Fernald and Eunice Knight.4 The household was enumerated at Kittery in the 1790 census, with one male 16+ (Joseph), two males under 16, and two females.5

Census Detail:

1790Kittery, MEMALES: One over 16
Two under 16
FEMALES: Two5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S961] Everett S. Stackpole, Old Kittery, 305.
  2. [S1396] Oliver P. Remick, Officers and Men of Kittery and Eliot, 63.
  3. [S1168] Irene Dunham.
  4. [S1377] Anderson and Thurston, Vital Records of Kittery, Maine, Prior to 1892, 234, Joseph Brooks/Abigail Fernald, int.; 155, m.
  5. [S1790] 1790 U.S. Census, Kittery, York, ME, M637/2/301, Joseph Brooks.

Abigail Fernald

F, #12359, (26 July 1759 - )
Father*George Fernald1 b. s 1729
Mother*Eunice Knight1 b. s 1731
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1k Brooks
Descendants of William/2k? Brooks
Descendants of Joshua/3k Brooks
Descendants of Sgt. Joseph/4k Brooks
Last Edited:18 Jan 2016

Children with Sgt. Joseph/4k Brooks:

Abigail Fernald, born 26 Jul 1759 at Kittery, Maine1, there married, 5 Dec (int. 10 Nov) 1776, Sgt. Joseph/4k Brooks of Kittery, son of Joshua/3k Brooks and Anna Staples.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S961] Everett S. Stackpole, Old Kittery, 392, extr. Joyce Noonan.
  2. [S1377] Anderson and Thurston, Vital Records of Kittery, Maine, Prior to 1892, 234, Joseph Brooks/Abigail Fernald, int.; 155, m.
  3. [S961] Stackpole, Old Kittery, 305.