Town of Enfield, Conn. to Eliph Terry, Treasr July 22, 1780 to cash paid sundry soldiers for expences to march under the command of Capt Booth per order of ye comtte (viz) To Lemuel Brooks ... £30.2

Pvt. Lemuel/4s Brooks

M, #16306, (20 February 1747/48 - 25 October 1832)
Father*William/3s Brooks1 b. 1 Aug 1708, d. 28 May 1795
Mother*Esther Kibbe1 b. 24 Dec 1704
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Benjamin/2s Brooks
Descendants of William/3s Brooks
Descendants of Pvt. Lemuel/4s Brooks
Custom index:Revolutionary War
Last Edited:3 Aug 2017

Children with Keziah Haskell:

  • Lemuel/5s Brooks13 b. 1 Aug 1775
  • Keziah/5s Brooks14,15 b. 22 Jan 1780
  • Mirel/5s Brooks16,17 b. 8 Sep 1781
  • Homer/5s Brooks18,19 b. 19 Dec 1783

Children with Esther Sprague:

  • Lemuel Sprague/5s Brooks20 b. 30 Oct 1806
  • Harrietta Esther/5s Brooks20 b. 27 Feb 1808
  • William A/5s Brooks20 b. 6 Aug 1809
  • Philo/5s Brooks20,21 b. 6 Apr 1811, d. 25 Nov 1890
  • Celia/5s Brooks20,22 b. 18 Dec 1812, d. 8 Feb 1883
  • Nehemiah/5s Brooks20,23 b. 13 Aug 1814, d. 2 Apr 1897
  • Irena/5s Brooks20,21 b. 13 Aug 1817, d. 6 Feb 1892
  • Jerusha/5s Brooks20,24 b. 20 Mar 1820, d. 8 Nov 1882
Findagrave.com, memorial #47026489. Photo by Garry Boice.
Pvt. Lemuel/4s Brooks, 2nd so-named, was born 20 Feb 1747/48 at Enfield, Connecticut.1 26 Feb 1772, Lemuel Brooks paid a 20s. fine to the town, including collection costs for "Thomas Geer going after Brooks and for ye warrant which failed."3 He married (1), 5 Jan 1775, Keziah Haskell4,5, and was resident at Enfield — living with or near his father William — when selectmen ordered, on 24 Apr 1787, "for the abatement of sundry rates," to Wm Brooks 7s. 10p., and to his son Lemuel Brooks 1s. 9p.6
     According to Hist. Marlborough (VT), Lemuel "settled in the southeast part of town about 1790."7 While he did subsequently settle there, in the 1790 census he was enumerated at Halifax, Vermont, the household composed of himself, three males under 16, and five females.8 In both 1790 and 1793, Lemuel Brooks received tax abatements at Enfield, although probably living elsewhere.9
     His 1st wife died at Marlborough 6 Oct 18057, and there he married (2), 13 Feb 1806, J. Whitney officiating, Esther Sprague, daughter of Nehemiah Sprague.7 They removed to Ohio about 1817, where she died at Greenfield, Huron County, 6 Dec 1823, a. 4410, and he 25 Oct 1832, a. 84.11 He is buried with Esther in Steuben Cemetery.11,12

Local Notes:

Property24 Apr 1787, Enfield, CT… by an order to Nehemiah Chandler for the abatement of sundry rates (viz). | to Lemuel Brooks | 1 - 9 | to Wm Brooks | 7 - 106
Property26 Nov 1793, Enfield, CT… to Isaac Pease 3d for the abatements of sundry rates (viz) | to Lemll Brook 6/11½ …9

Census Detail:

1790Halifax, VTMALES: Three under 16
One 16+ (Lemuel)
FEMALES: Five8

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Enfield VR, Lemuel Brooks b.
  2. [S2055] Francis Olcott Allen, The History of Enfield, Connecticut, Volume II, 1011, Treasurer's Book.
  3. [S2055] Francis Olcott Allen, Hist. Enfield, CT, II, 996, Public Documents.
  4. [S793] Carleton E. and Sue G. Fisher, Soldiers, Sailors and Patriots of the Revolutionary War—Vermont, 74, as William.
  5. [S2054] J.H. Beers & Co., Counties of Huron and Lorain, 60-62, Irving J. Brooks: 5 Jan 1775.
  6. [S2055] Francis Olcott Allen, Hist. Enfield, CT, II, 1212, Public Documents.
  7. [S339] Clement and Newton, Hist. Marlborough VT, p. unrecorded.
  8. [S1790] 1790 U.S. Census, Halifax, Windham VT, M637/12/114.
  9. [S2055] Francis Olcott Allen, Hist. Enfield, CT, II, 1226, 1239, Public Documents.
  10. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #53967656.
  11. [S366] Patricia Law Hatcher, Abstracts of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, vol. 1. Hereinafter Patriot Graves.
  12. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #47026489, #53967656.
  13. [S495] Vital Records of Granville, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1914), 23, Lemuel Brooks b.
  14. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Enfield VR, Keziah Brooks b.
  15. [S2055] Francis Olcott Allen, Hist. Enfield, CT, II, 1675, Town Records, Kezia Brooks b.
  16. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Enfield VR, Mirel Brooks b.
  17. [S2055] Francis Olcott Allen, Hist. Enfield, CT, II, 1675, Town Records, mirel Brooks b.
  18. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Enfield VR, Homer Brooks b.
  19. [S2055] Francis Olcott Allen, Hist. Enfield, CT, II, 1653, Town Records, Hamer brooks b.
  20. [S1291] Kitty Ann (last name withheld by request.
  21. [S2054] J.H. Beers & Co., Counties of Huron and Lorain, 60-62, Irving J. Brooks.
  22. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #77793555.
  23. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #45639011.
  24. [S1530] Shirley Lindenberger Hazelwood, 15 Jun 2007.