Esther/3a Brooks

F, #1984, (4 July 1668 - 11 January 1742/43)
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 Esther/3a Brooks
Last Edited:2 Jul 2018

Children with Lt. Benjamin/3 Whittemore:

Esther/3a Brooks was born 4 Jul 1668 at Concord, Massachusetts1, where she married, 17 Aug 1692, Lt. Benjamin/3 Whittemore, son of John/2 Whittemore and Mary/2 Upham.2 He died at Concord 8 Sep 17343, and she in Acton, formerly Concord, 11 Jan 1742/43, a. 74.4 Presumably both are interred in the Hill Burying Ground, Concord, but only his g.s. remains today.5,6
     In 1735 a group of Concord residents led by John Flint petitioned the General Court for a new town to be set off from the easterly part of Concord, the northerly part of Weston, and the westerly part of Lexington. Noah Brooks, a resident of East Concord, was, with his brothers and sister Esther, among those signing a petition opposing the request. Their opposition was unsuccessful, and the new town of Acton was created 3 Jul 1735 from "The Village, or New Grant, Together with Willard's Farms" sections of Concord.7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 14, Esther Brooks b.
  2. [S185] Concord BMD, 36, Benjamin Whittemore/Ester Brookes m.
  3. [S185] Concord BMD, 128, Benjamin Whittemore d.
  4. [S185] Concord BMD, 158, Esther Whittemore d.
  5. [S148], memorial #24096460.
  6. [S2363] Concord Gravemarker Data, OHBG-363, Mr. Benjamin Whittemore Junr.
  7. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Lexington, Concord and Weston Documents," 12:20.
  8. [S185] Concord BMD, 39, Mary Whittemore b.
  9. [S185] Concord BMD, 41, Benjamin Whittemore b.
  10. [S185] Concord BMD, 46, Nathanaell Whittemore b.
  11. [S185] Concord BMD, 51, Grace Whittemore b.
  12. [S135] Mariana B. Ruggles, citing NEHGR, 107:262.
  13. [S185] Concord BMD, 63, Mehittabell Whittemore b.
  14. [S185] Concord BMD, 67, Ester Whittemore b.; 74, d.
  15. [S185] Concord BMD, 72, Joell Whittemore b.
  16. [S185] Concord BMD, 77, Aaron Whittemore b.