Levina Morgan

F, #181, (circa 1761 - 1 June 1843)
Father*Pvt. Noah Morgan1 b. s 1735, d. c 1808
Mother*Mercy (–?–)1 b. c 1736, d. 21 Dec 1776
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Joseph/2s Brooks
Descendants of Daniel/3s Brooks
Descendants of Daniel/4s Brooks
Last Edited:16 Aug 2017

Children with Daniel/4s Brooks:

  • Justus/5s Brooks5 b. 8 Oct 1790
  • Mercy/5s Brooks6 b. 10 Aug 1792
  • Daniel/5s Brooks7 b. 21 Jun 1794, d. 9 Jul 1844
  • Candice/5s Brooks8 b. 18 May 1797
  • Levina/5s Brooks9 b. 25 Feb 1800, d. 25 Nov 1801
  • Obed/5s Brooks10 b. 30 Apr 1803, d. 8 Feb 1891
  • ch1/5s Brooks11 b. say Apr 1804, d. Jul 1804
Levina Morgan ("Laura," Hist. Northfield) was born circa 1761 at Northfield, Massachusetts2, where she married, 27 Aug 1789 (int. 19 Jul, Greenfield), Daniel/4s Brooks Jr. of Greenfield (later Gill), son of Daniel/3s Brooks and Mary Wright.3,4 His death is not of record. She died his widow at Gill, 1 Jun 1843, "a. 81."2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S269] George Sheldon and J.H. Temple, History of Northfield, 414: "Laura, dau. Noah Morgan"; 501, Noah Morgan genealogy.
  2. [S24] Vital Records of Gill, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 82, Levina Brooks d.
  3. [S11] Vital Records of Greenfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 155, Daniel Brooks Jr./Lavina Morgan m. Northfield.
  4. [S1338] Francis M. Thompson, History of Greenfield, 1:715, Dan'l Brooks, Jr./Lavina Morgan m. Northfield.
  5. [S24] Gill VR, 13, Justiss Brooks b.
  6. [S24] Gill VR, 14, Mercy Brooks b.
  7. [S24] Gill VR, 13, Daniel Brooks b.
  8. [S24] Gill VR, 13, Candice Brooks b.
  9. [S24] Gill VR, 14, Levina Brooks b.
  10. [S24] Gill VR, 14, Obed Brooks b.
  11. [S11] Greenfield VR, 249, ch. Dan[ie]l Brooks d.
… the following men enlisted to serve for 6 months at West Point, out July 4 to Dec. 17: ... Alpheus Brooks, Thaddeus Brooks…The company was at West Point in September at the time of Arnold's treachery….2,3

Pvt. Alpheus/4s Brooks

M, #187, (18 May 1758 - )
Father*Benjamin/3s Brooks1 b. 26 Feb 1717/18, d. 15 Jun 1786
Mother*Mary Miller1 b. s 1732
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Joseph/2s Brooks
Descendants of Benjamin/3s Brooks
Descendants of Pvt. Alpheus/4s Brooks
Custom index:Revolutionary War
Last Edited:14 Jul 2017
Pvt. Alpheus/4s Brooks was born 18 May 1758 at Northfield, Massachusetts.4,1 His name, as well as that of his brother Thaddeus, is found in the muster rolls of Capt. Samuel Merriman's Northfield company, Col. Phinehas Wright's Regt., Expedition to Northern Department in Response to the Call of Gen. Gates, Sept. 22–Oct. 18, 1777. "This company took part in the battle of Oct. 7, and was present at the surrender of Burgoyne, Oct. 17."5,6,7 In July 1779, he enlisted in the militia for one month to march to New London under Capt. Lyman, Col. Porter's regt.8,6
     In June, 1780, "The town [of Northfield] voted to hire the 12 men required as the town's quota in the present expedition, and hire money to pay the same. Under this vote the following men enlisted to serve for 6 months at West Point, out July 4 to Dec. 17: ... Alpheus Brooks, Thaddeus Brooks…The company was at West Point in September at the time of Arnold's treachery…Voted, That the rate called the soldier's rate be made and paid in grain, as follows: wheat at 5 shillings per bushel, rye at 3 shillings, and corn at 2s. 6d." Muster rolls show that Alph Brooks served in Capt. Joseph Crocker's company of light infantry, Col. Greaton's 3rd Massachusetts Regt., which was at Camp Totoway in November. Mustered in 6 July and discharged 18 Dec 17802,9,10, he was a resident of Dummerston, Vermont at the time of his enlistment.11
     Alpheus was back at Northfield in 1790, with a household of four males over 16, two males under, and six females.12 In 1832 he deposed That he has resided in Middlebury his present residence, for thirty five years last past, and before that he resided in Northfield in Massachusetts ….6 He and his brother Cephas were at Middlebury, Vermont,in the census of 1800 and 1810; Alpheus was there alone in 1820.13,14,15 He was reportedly a Middlebury resident, 1840.11
     4 Jul 1832, Alpheus Brooks, of Middlebury, aged 73, made affidavit as to his Revolutionary War service.6 He was added to the pension roll of Vermont at the rate of $21.29 per annum, and pension certificate issued, 1 Mar 1833.6 He is buried in Middlebury.11

Census Detail:

1790Northfield, MAAlpheus Brooks | 42612
1800Middlebury, VTBrooks, Alpheus | Middlebury | 01031-00122-0013,14,15

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1188] George Sheldon, A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts, 2:91.
  2. [S269] George Sheldon and J.H. Temple, History of Northfield, 334, 413.
  3. [S403] Joel Nelson Eno, "William Brooks of Springfield," 145.
  4. [S269] Sheldon and Temple, Hist. Northfield, 413.
  5. [S269] Sheldon and Temple, Hist. Northfield, 331, 332, 334, 413.
  6. [S1146] Alpheus Brooks, Revolutionary pension file M805/124/259/S18738.
  7. [S1185] Thaddeus Brooks, Revolutionary pension file M805/125/223/S44673.
  8. [S793] Carleton E. and Sue G. Fisher, Soldiers, Sailors and Patriots of the Revolutionary War—Vermont, 73: "Capt Lyman's co 1779."
  9. [S2109] Revolutionary War muster roll card(s), digitally viewed at Footnote.com, 3rd MA Regt., Pvt. Alph.Brooks.
  10. [S2109] Revolutionary War muster roll card(s), 3rd MA Regt., Pvt. Theds.Brooks.
  11. [S793] Fisher, VT Soldiers and Sailors, 73.
  12. [S1790] 1790 U.S. Census, Northfield, Hampshire, MA, M637/4/409, Alpheus Brooks.
  13. [S1810] 1810 U.S. Census, Middlebury, Addison, MA, M252/64/66, Alpheus Brooks.
  14. [S1800] 1800 U.S. Census, Middlebury, Addison, VT, M32/51/20, Alpheus Brooks.
  15. [S1820] 1820 U.S. Census, Middlebury, Addison, VT, M33/126/19, Alpheus Brooks.
… the following men enlisted to serve for 6 months at West Point, out July 4 to Dec. 17: ... Alpheus Brooks, Thaddeus Brooks…The company was at West Point in September at the time of Arnold's treachery….2,3

Pvt. Thaddeus/4s Brooks

M, #188, (16 September 1756 - )
Father*Benjamin/3s Brooks1 b. 26 Feb 1717/18, d. 15 Jun 1786
Mother*Mary Miller1 b. s 1732
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Joseph/2s Brooks
Descendants of Benjamin/3s Brooks
Descendants of Pvt. Thaddeus/4s Brooks
Custom index:Revolutionary War
Last Edited:15 Jul 2017

Children with Elizabeth (–?–):

  • Augustus/5s Brooks7 b. circa 1800
  • Mary/5s Brooks7 b. circa 1804
  • Elizabeth/5s Brooks7 b. circa 1807
Pvt. Thaddeus/4s Brooks was born 16 Sep 1756 at Northfield, Massachusetts.4,1 His name, as well as that of his brother Alpheus, is found in the muster rolls of Capt. Samuel Merriman's company, Col. Phinehas Wright's Regt., Expedition to Northern Department in Response to the Call of Gen. Gates, Sept. 22–Oct. 18, 1777. "This company took part in the battle of Oct. 7, and was present at the surrender of Burgoyne, Oct. 17."5,6,7 He reenlisted for the Ticonderoga campaign, 1779, and was mustered out 31 Dec of that year.8
     In June, 1780, "The town [of Northfield, Massachusetts] voted to hire the 12 men required as the town's quota in the present expedition, and hire money to pay the same. Under this vote the following men enlisted to serve for 6 months at West Point, out July 4 to Dec. 17: ... Alpheus Brooks, Thaddeus Brooks…The company was at West Point in September at the time of Arnold's treachery…Voted, That the rate called the soldier's rate be made and paid in grain, as follows: wheat at 5 shillings per bushel, rye at 3 shillings, and corn at 2s. 6d." Muster rolls show that Thaddeus served in Capt. Joseph Williams's company of light infantry, Col. Greaton's 3rd Massachusetts Regt; mustered in 6 July and discharged 18 Dec 1780, and paid $36 for his service.2,9,10
     He married (2?), 1800, Elizabeth (–?–).7
     21 May 1818, Thaddeus Brooks, "aged 61 & 62 years," of Cato, New York, deposed for the purpose of obtaining a Revolutionary pension. Key sentences in the copy of this document which the author has seen are illegible due to apparent water damage along one fold, but he states that in Jan 1776 he enlisted at Northfield in Capt. Millen's company, Col. Ward's regt. The legible text resumes with mention of King's company, Col. [John] Brooks's regt., then states he was afterwards transferred to Col. [Shepard's] regiment and afterwards to Col. Jackson's regiment; that he continued to serve in the said corps until the war ended in 1783, when he was discharged from service at Fort Constitution (opposite West Point); and that he was at the taking of Burgoyne, the retreat from New York, the battle of White Plains, and the taking of Cornwallis.7
     He again deposed for pension purposes at Cato 18 Sep 1821, this time signing by mark. He stated that he enlisted, 1782, as a private soldier for the term of three years under Capt. King in Col. Brooks's 7th Massachusetts regiment; that he served in said line until 1784 and was then discharged at Fort Constitution; that previous to the above service he was in the Revolutionary Army as much as a year, and during that time was at the capture of Burgoyne and in several skirmishes. He states he is a farmer, unable to work because of debility, and that his household includes wife Elizabeth, 55, and children Augustus, 21, in tolerable health; Mary, 17, able to support herself; and Elizabeth, 14, in good health. His property schedule includes an ax, dish kettle, teacups and saucers, 4 old chairs, and a Bible, Psalm book and some other old books; property in all valued at $3.25, against debts of $20.50.7
     His name was inscribed on the pension roll of New York at the rate of $8 per month, to commence 1 Mar 1823. Certificate of Pension was issued 17 Apr 1824 and sent to John Greene Esqr, Auburn, New York. A subsequent marginal note in the pension file reads, "Let to T. Popple Sept. 9, 1840 … not entitled — Married in the Year 1800.—."7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1188] George Sheldon, A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts, 2:91.
  2. [S269] George Sheldon and J.H. Temple, History of Northfield, 334, 413.
  3. [S403] Joel Nelson Eno, "William Brooks of Springfield," 145.
  4. [S269] Sheldon and Temple, Hist. Northfield, 413.
  5. [S269] Sheldon and Temple, Hist. Northfield, 331, 332, 334, 413.
  6. [S1146] Alpheus Brooks, Revolutionary pension file M805/124/259/S18738.
  7. [S1185] Thaddeus Brooks, Revolutionary pension file M805/125/223/S44673.
  8. [S269] Sheldon and Temple, Hist. Northfield, 330, "War of the Revolution."
  9. [S2109] Revolutionary War muster roll card(s), digitally viewed at Footnote.com, 3rd MA Regt., Pvt. Alph.Brooks.
  10. [S2109] Revolutionary War muster roll card(s), 3rd MA Regt., Pvt. Theds.Brooks.