Martha L. (–?–)

F, #17002, (circa 15 January 1821 - 10 October 1896)
Appears on charts:Descendants of Joshua/3k Brooks
Descendants of Sgt. Samuel/4k Brooks
Descendants of William/5k Brooks (s. Samuel)
Last Edited:30 Oct 2017

Child with (–?–) Spinney:

  • Mary H. Spinney2 b. circa 1850

Child with Alpheus Hammond/6k Brooks:

Martha L. (–?–), born circa 15 Jan 1821 at Eliot, Maine1, married (1), by 1850, (–?–) Spinney, who died by 1860.
     The 1860 census recorded Alpheus H. Brooks (a. 50, ship carpenter, r.e. $750, p.e. $30), Martha A. Spinney (a. 39, domestic), Alpheus's children by his 1st marriage, Clara, Alpheus and Mary, and Martha's daughter Mary Spinney (a. 10) by her 1st marriage, in the Brooks household at Eliot, Maine.2
     Martha married, 30 Sep 1860 at the Universalist Church, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Alpheus Hammond/6k Brooks, son of William/5k Brooks and Mary (Polly) Hammond.3 Their 1870 Eliot household consisted of Alpheus H. (a. 60, ship carpenter, r.e. $750, p.e. $100), Martha A. (a. 49), and his son Alpheus B. (a. 24), also a ship carpenter.4 In 1880 their Eliot household included Alpheus H. (a. 70, carpenter), wife Martha A. (a. 59), son Alpheus B. (a. 34), and daughter Annie L. (a. 17).5
     Martha died at Portsmouth 10 Oct 18961, and Alpheus in 1897 (g.s.)6 They are buried with two children in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Eliot.7

Census Detail:

2 Jul 1860Eliot, ME276 | 282 | Mary Brooks | 73 | F | Seamstress | 0 | 50 | ME
Sarah A. " | 37 | F | Tailoress | ME

277 | 283 | Alpheus H. Brooks | 50 | M | Ship Carpenter | 750 | 30 | ME
Martha A. Spinney | 39 | F | Domestic | NH
Clara A. Brooks | 16 | F | Domestic | ME | attended school
Alpheus D. " | 14 | M | ME | attended school
Mary E. " | 11 | F | ME | attended school
Mary H. Spinney | 10 | F | ME | attended school

278 | 284 | Abby Brooks | 46 | F | Domestic | 0 | 316 | NH
William A. " | 15 | M | Farmer | ME | attended school
Forence E. " | 11 | F | ME | attended school2
15 Jun 1870Eliot, ME138 | 142 | Brooks Alpheus H | 60 | M | W | Ship carpenter | 750 | 100 | ME | Citizen
" Martha A | 49 | F | W | Keeping house | ME
" Alpheus B | 24 | M | W | Ship carpenter | ME | Citizen4
16 Jun 1880Eliot, ME252 | 267 | Brooks Alpheus H. | W | M | 70 | Married | House carpenter | ME | ME | ME
" Martha A. | W | F | 59 | Wife | Keeping house | NH | MA | ME
" Alpheus B. | W | M | 34 | Son | S | ME | ME | NH
" Annie L. | W | F | 17 | Daughter | ME | ME | NH

253 | 268 | Brooks William A. | W | W | 36 | Married | Wheelwright | ME | ME | NH
" Abbie H. | W | F | 36 | Wife | Married | Keeping house | ME | ME | ME
" Maggie B. | W | F | 3 | Daughter | Single | ME | ME | ME
" Alla F. | W | F | 2 | Daughter | Single | ME | ME | ME

257 | 272 | Remick Fredrick W. | W | M | 31 | Laborer | ME | ME | MA
" Francis A. | W | F | 28 | Wife | Married | Keeping house | ME | ME | ME
Brooks Jeremiah | W | M | 92 | ME | ME | ME5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S2058] FamilySearch.org, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," 004243485 > image 3038 of 5035; Bureau Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord, Martha A. Brooks.
  2. [S1860] 1860 U.S. Census, Eliot, York, ME, M653/450/32, Alpheus H. Brooks.
  3. [S76] NH Vital Records, state copy, Alpheus H. Brooks/Martha A. Spinney m.
  4. [S1870] 1870 U.S. Census, Eliot, York, ME, page 15 of original enumeration, Alpheus H. Brooks.
  5. [S1880] 1880 U.S. Census, Eliot, York, ME, page unrecorded, Alpheus H. Brooks.
  6. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #135945742.
  7. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #135945742, #135945782.