His 1704 marriage to Abigail/4w Bateman, a descendant in the Woburn line of Henry/1 Brooks, marks the first intermarriage in New England between these Brooks lines.

Joseph/3a Brooks

M, #1657, (circa 1670 - 11 July 1746)
Father*Dea. Joshua/2a Brooks1 b. c 1630, d. b 24 Aug 1697
Mother*Hannah/2 Mason1 b. 23 Sep 1636
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Dea. Joshua/2a Brooks
Descendants of Joseph/3a Brooks (of Joshua)
Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Martha/2w Brooks
Descendants of Sgt. Thomas/3w Bateman
Y-DNA Overlay Chart -- CONCORD line
Last Edited:1 Jul 2018

Child with Abigail/4w Bateman:

Children with Rebecca/4 Blodgett:

Findagrave.com, memorial #20645819. Photo by Bill Boyington.
Joseph/3a Brooks was born around the fall of 1670 at Concord, Massachusetts, although no record survives.2,3,4 Joseph filed, 30 Jun 1701, with brother Daniel Brooks and brother-in-law Edward Bridge, a guardianship bond for his 18-year-old cousin Joseph Brooks, son of Gershom of Concord.5
     Joseph married (1), 31 Jan 1703/4 at Concord, Abigail/4w Bateman of Concord, daughter of Sgt. Thomas/3w Bateman and Abigail/2 Merriam.6 (Joseph's brother Ens. Daniel Brooks married Abigail's 2nd cousin Anna Merriam.) Abigail died at Concord 24 Jan 1704/5, two weeks after childbirth7, and there he married (2), 26 Jun 1706, Rebecca/4 Blodgett, daughter of Thomas/3 Blodgett and Rebecca/3 Tidd.8
     "He purchased of Isaac Stearns, 3 Apr 1716, for £300, two lots of land in the southwestern part of Lexington amounting to 100A."9 His will, dated 4 May 1746, mentions wife Rebecca and children Joseph, Rebecca Baker, Nathan, Amos, Jonas, Isaac, James, Mary Russell, and Hannah Russell.10
     He died at Concord, "in the 76th year of his age," 11 Jul 174611, and is interred in the Hill Burying Ground.12,13 Inventory, £1470.9 His widow Rebecca died at Lincoln 25 Jan 1768, a. 78.14
     "He settled in that part of Concord, which became a part of Lincoln, and where his father had settled … He acquired a respectable estate, as a farmer, and while living was distinguished for his liberality. From him the church in Lincoln received a part of its communion plate; and the town, the meeting-house bell, and the school fund. These, and several other acts of liberality, render his name deserving of lasting remembrance." [Shattuck] "The school fund referred to, was in 1761, £388, and the interest of it, is divided among the districts in the same proportion as other school money." [Bond]9,15

Local Notes:

Property11 Nov 1695, Concord, MA"On 11 Nov. 1695, with consent of his wife, [Joshua] sold his Concord lands by four deeds to his sons Noah, Daniel, Joseph and Job. Each deed described several parcels, all of which were in the same area and were bound by lands of these four brothers. He and Hannah both signed by mark. Noah paid £59, Daniel £59, Joseph £50, and Job £35," says Threlfall.16
Property24 Aug 1697, Concord, MA"By a deed of 24 August 1697, Noah Brooks, Daniel Brooks Sen., Joseph Brooks Sen., Benjamin Pierce of Watertown, Benjamin Whittemore and Judah Potter of Concord, sold to Hugh Brooks, all right in the estate 'our brother Job Brooks had of our father Joshua Brooks, deceased. Thus, all the children were named except Elizabeth who was then living in South Carolina…"17

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S282] John Brooks Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 12.
  2. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 432, Joseph Brooks d.: "in the 76th year of his age, July 11, 1746."
  3. [S282] Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 12: "about the fall of 1670 at Concord."
  4. [S475] Roy I. Brooks, "The Mortimer Wilson Brooks Line, 1610-1985," 1, Joshua (II): "Joseph, born September 16, 1671, married (1) Abigail Bateman."
  5. [S282] Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 13.
  6. [S185] Concord BMD, 60, Joseph Brookes/Abegail Bateman m.
  7. [S185] Concord BMD, 68, Abegail Brooks d.
  8. [S185] Concord BMD, 66, Joseph Brookes/Rebeckah Blodgit m.
  9. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 2:722.
  10. [S572] William Gray Brooks, "A Genealogical Account of the Brooks Family," 60.
  11. [S185] Concord BMD, 432, Joseph Brooks d. (g.s.).
  12. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #20645819.
  13. [S2363] Concord Gravemarker Data, OHBG-339, Mr. Joseph Brooks.
  14. [S188] Vital Records of Lincoln, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 156, wid. Rebekah Brooks d.
  15. [S182] Lemuel Shattuck, History of the Town of Concord, 317, biographical notice.
  16. [S282] Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 9.
  17. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 2:720.
  18. [S185] Concord BMD, 62, Mara Brookes b.
  19. [S185] Concord BMD, 67, Hanah Brookes b.
  20. [S185] Concord BMD, 71, Rebecca Brookes b.
  21. [S185] Concord BMD, 75, Joseph Brooks b.
  22. [S185] Concord BMD, 82, Nathan Brooks b.
  23. [S185] Concord BMD, 88, Amus Brooks b.
  24. [S185] Concord BMD, 96, Jonas Brooks b.
  25. [S185] Concord BMD, 102, Isaac Brooks b.
  26. [S185] Concord BMD, 111, James Brooks b.

Rebecca/4 Blodgett

F, #1658, (5 June 1689 - 25 January 1768)
Father*Thomas/3 Blodgett1 b. 26 Feb 1661
Mother*Rebecca/3 Tidd1 b. s 1664
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Dea. Joshua/2a Brooks
Descendants of Joseph/3a Brooks (of Joshua)
Last Edited:18 Jan 2016

Children with Joseph/3a Brooks:

Rebecca/4 Blodgett, born 5 Jun 1689 at Woburn, Massachusetts1, married, as his 2nd wife, 26 Jun 1706 at Concord, Joseph/3a Brooks, son of Dea. Joshua/2a Brooks and Hannah/2 Mason.2 He died at Concord 11 Jul 17463, and she at Lincoln 25 Jan 1768, a. 78.4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S210] Edward P. Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:22, Rebecca Blogget b.
  2. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 66, Joseph Brookes/Rebeckah Blodgit m.
  3. [S185] Concord BMD, 432, Joseph Brooks d. (g.s.).
  4. [S188] Vital Records of Lincoln, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 156, wid. Rebekah Brooks d.
  5. [S185] Concord BMD, 67, Hanah Brookes b.
  6. [S185] Concord BMD, 71, Rebecca Brookes b.
  7. [S185] Concord BMD, 75, Joseph Brooks b.
  8. [S185] Concord BMD, 82, Nathan Brooks b.
  9. [S185] Concord BMD, 88, Amus Brooks b.
  10. [S185] Concord BMD, 96, Jonas Brooks b.
  11. [S185] Concord BMD, 102, Isaac Brooks b.
  12. [S185] Concord BMD, 111, James Brooks b.

Mary Bathrick

F, #1659, (24 December 1725 - )
Father*John Bathrick1 b. 12 May 1702
Mother*Mary Boyce1 b. s 1704
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Dea. Joshua/2a Brooks
Descendants of Joseph/3a Brooks (of Joshua)
Descendants of Isaac/4a Brooks
Last Edited:20 Jan 2016

Children with Isaac/4a Brooks:

  • Isaac/5a Brooks9 b. 3 Jun 1748, d. 9 Nov 1827
  • Jacob/5a Brooks9 b. 2 Jul 1749, d. 3 Dec 1788
  • Jonathan/5a Brooks9 b. 24 Feb 1751
  • Pvt. Seth/5a Brooks9 b. 10 Sep 1752, d. 16 Jan 1776
  • Mary/5a Brooks9 b. 15 Sep 1754
  • Sarah/5a Brooks9 b. 30 Jun 1756

Children with John/3 Glazier:

  • Jacob/4 Glazier8 b. 3 Aug 1761
  • Oliver/4 Glazier10 b. 23 May 1763
  • Jonas/4 Glazier10 b. 13 Jan 1766
  • Jason/4 Glazier10 b. 14 Jul 1767, d. 18 May 1859
Mary Bathrick, born 24 Dec 1725 at Cambridge, Massachusetts1, was of Charlestown when she married (1), 16 Jul 1747 at Concord (int. 2 Jul 1744, Charlestown), Isaac/4a Brooks of Concord, son of Joseph/3a Brooks and Rebecca/4 Blodgett, with whom she had 6 children.2,3 (Their siblings James Brooks and Elizabeth Bathrick also married.)
     Isaac and Mary Brooks led a peripatetic and, evidently, an impoverished life; children were born at Concord, Lexington, Harvard, and Bolton, and the family was warned out at Bolton 22 May 1754.4,5
     Isaac died before 21 Oct 1760, when his widow married (2), as his 2nd wife, at Bolton (int. 20 Sep, Lancaster), John/3 Glazier III of Lancaster, son of John/2 Glazier and Mary Bentley, with whom she had 4 children.6,7 4 Jun 1769, she was admitted to Chocksett Church in Lancaster (now Sterling).8

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S308] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 1:49, Mary Batherick b.
  2. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 166, Isaac Brooks/Mary Bathrick m.
  3. [S881] Roger D. Joslyn, ed., Vital Records of Charlestown Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:469, Isaac Brooks/Mary Bathrick, int.
  4. [S182] Lemuel Shattuck, History of the Town of Concord, 365.
  5. [S167] Franklin P. Rice, Worcester County Warnings 1737–1788, Isaac Brooks, Bolton.
  6. [S198] Franklin P. Rice, Vital Records of Bolton, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, 114, Mary Brooks/John Glazier m.
  7. [S282] John Brooks Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 12: "and she m. (2) 21 Oct 1760, John Glazier of Lancaster."
  8. [S1562] Grace Olive Chapman, "Glazier Family," 5, John (6.) Glazier.
  9. [S130] Henry S. Nourse, Lancaster Records, 93, Children of Isaac & Mary Brooks.
  10. [S1562] Grace Olive Chapman, "Glazier Family," 6, John (6.) Glazier.