Grace/3a Brooks

F, #1991, (10 March 1660/61 - 20 April 1753)
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 Grace/3a Brooks
Last Edited:19 Aug 2017

Children with Judah/2 Potter:

Grace/3a Brooks was born 10 Mar 1660/61 at Concord, Massachusetts,1, where she married, 2 Dec 1686, Judah/2 Potter of Concord, son of Dea. Luke/1 Potter and Mary/2 Edmunds, with whom she had 7 [10, says Threlfall] children.2,3 (Their siblings Noah Brooks and Dorothy Potter also married.)4 Judah "was burnt to death in his dwelling house" at Concord 20 Jun 1731.5 Grace died 20 Apr 1753 (c.r.), a. 92.6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 9, Grace Brooks b.
  2. [S185] Concord BMD, 26, Judah Potter/Grace Brookes m.
  3. [S1405] John Brooks Threlfall, Ancestry of my Children, 258, Luke Potter.
  4. [S282] John Brooks Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 11: "It should also be noted that Noah's sister Grace married Judah Potter, brother of Dorothy."
  5. [S185] Concord BMD, 127, Judah Potter d.
  6. [S185] Concord BMD, 415, Widow Potter d. (c.r.).
  7. [S185] Concord BMD, 34, Eunice Potter b.
  8. [S185] Concord BMD, 34, Hanah Potter b.
  9. [S185] Concord BMD, 38, Luke Potter b.
  10. [S185] Concord BMD, 40, Mary Potter b.; 57, d.
  11. [S185] Concord BMD, 44, Elizabeth Potter b.
  12. [S185] Concord BMD, 52, Sarah Potter b.
  13. [S185] Concord BMD, 62, Samll Potter b.

Judah/2 Potter

M, #1992, (circa 1657 - 20 June 1731)
Father*Dea. Luke/1 Potter1 b. 18 Oct 1615, d. 13 Oct 1697
Mother*Mary/2 Edmunds1 b. c 1628, d. 15 Feb 1710/11
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Dea. Joshua/2a Brooks
Descendants of Grace/3a Brooks
Last Edited:19 Aug 2017

Children with Grace/3a Brooks:

Judah/2 Potter was born circa 1657 at Concord, Massachusetts, though no record survives.1,2 There he married, 2 Dec 1686, Grace/3a Brooks of Concord, daughter of Dea. Joshua/2a Brooks and Hannah/2 Mason, with whom he had 7 [10, says Threlfall] children.3,2 (Their siblings Dorothy Potter and Noah Brooks also married.)4 He was admitted freeman of Concord 21 Mar 1689/90.5
     His father's will, dated 11 Jun 1695 and proved 1 Nov 1697, confirms unto son Judah all lands and housing formerly granted to him. If his mother has need to sell land for her comfortable maintenance, then son Judah shall purchase the 11½ acres of meadow at Virgine and pay £24 for it to his mother. If his mother does not sell the 8 acres of meadow at Fair Haven next Sudbury Line, then it shall go to son Judah instead of the five sons of daughter Elizabeth Jones deceased, he to pay £3. 4s to each of the five grandsons. Beloved and only surviving son Judah was named sole executor.2
     Judah was "burnt to Death in his Dwelling house" at Concord 20 Jun 1731.6 His widow died 20 Apr 1753 (c.r.), a. 92.7
     Shattuck writes, "His descendants have been remarkable for their longevity."8

Local Notes:

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…"9

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S516] Charles Edward Potter, Old Families of Concord, 13, Luke and Mary Potter, Judah (546.): 1657.
  2. [S1405] John Brooks Threlfall, Ancestry of my Children, 258, Luke Potter.
  3. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 26, Judah Potter/Grace Brookes m.
  4. [S282] John Brooks Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 11: "It should also be noted that Noah's sister Grace married Judah Potter, brother of Dorothy."
  5. [S222] Lucius R. Paige, "Massachusetts Freemen," 35, Judath Poter, Concord.
  6. [S185] Concord BMD, 127, Judah Potter d.
  7. [S185] Concord BMD, 415, Widow Potter d. (c.r.).
  8. [S182] Lemuel Shattuck, History of the Town of Concord, 381, Potter genealogy.
  9. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 2:720.
  10. [S185] Concord BMD, 34, Eunice Potter b.
  11. [S185] Concord BMD, 34, Hanah Potter b.
  12. [S185] Concord BMD, 38, Luke Potter b.
  13. [S185] Concord BMD, 40, Mary Potter b.; 57, d.
  14. [S185] Concord BMD, 44, Elizabeth Potter b.
  15. [S185] Concord BMD, 52, Sarah Potter b.
  16. [S185] Concord BMD, 62, Samll Potter b.

Hannah/3a Brooks

F, #1993, (24 March 1668/69 - 13 December 1696)
Father*Gershom/2a Brooks1 b. c 1634, d. 1686
Mother*Hannah/2 Eccles1 b. s 1647, d. 2 Jan 1716/17
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Gershom/2a Brooks
Last Edited:17 Jan 2016
Hannah/3a Brooks, born 24 Mar 1668/69 at Concord, Massachusetts1, died there unmarried, 13 Dec 1696, a. 27.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 15, Hannah Brooks b.
  2. [S185] Concord BMD, 57, Hanah Brookes d.

Hannah/2w Brooks

F, #1994, (say 1625 - 1692)
Father*Henry/1w Brooks1,2 b. c 1592, d. 12 Apr 1683
Mother*(–?–) (–?–)1,2 d. b 1650
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Hannah/2w Brooks
Last Edited:24 Aug 2017

Children with Thomas/1 Fox:

Children with Andrew/1 Lester:

Hannah/2w Brooks was born in England, and emigrated to New England with her family.3 She married (1), 13 Dec 1647 at Concord, Massachusetts, as his 2nd wife, Thomas/1 Fox of Concord, with whom she had 6 children4,5, and whose will of 25 Jan 1657/58 named her executrix.6 He died at Concord 14 April following, a. 39, and she subsequently removed to New London7, where she married (2), as his 3rd wife, 1661, Andrew/1 Lester, with whom she had 3 sons.8,9 He died at N.L. 7 Jun 1669.8
     She married (3), as his 2nd wife, Isaac/1 Willey of N.L., who died in 1685. Caulkins dates this marriage after 1670, Cutter after 1679.10,11 However, her father's will, 18 Jul 1682, names her as daughter Lestor, to whom he gives 5s. and no more "because shee hath reseived her portion alredy as will appear by a reseipt given in her hand."12,2,13 Caulkins also mentions, without a date, the baptism of "Widow Lester from the church at Concord," by Rev. Simon Bradstreet Jr., who was New London's minister from 1670-1683.14
     "Widow Anna Willey, sometime wife to Andrew Lester, Sen., deceased," died in 1692.15 According to Savage, she died without children before her father Thomas (1667). Shattuck says she was the 2nd wife of Thomas Fox, with issue through one son, Eliphalet, and descendants in New Hampshire. Both are incorrect. Eliphalet was Thomas Fox's son by his 1st wife Rebecca.16,17

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S282] John Brooks Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 9.
  2. [S1459] Henry Brooks inventory, 17 Apr 1683.
  3. [S282] Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 9: "between 1620 and 1629."
  4. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 6, Thomas Fox/Hannah Brooks m.
  5. [S1192] William F. Fox, Thomas Fox of Concord, 15.
  6. [S1192] Thomas Fox of Concord, 12, 59-63, will of Thomas Fox.
  7. [S185] Concord BMD, 8, Thomas Foxce d.
  8. [S908] Frances Manwaring Caulkins, History of New London, 286-87.
  9. [S121] The American Genealogist, Martin E. Hollick, "Mary2 Lester, Wife of Thomas2 Clark(e) of Hartford, Connecticut," 83:1 (Feb-Apr 2008), 68 Hereinafter TAG.
  10. [S106] NEHGS Register, 29:153–157, "Brooks Family of Woburn, Mass.": aft. 1679.
  11. [S908] Caulkins, Hist. New London, 1, 287: "after 1670."
  12. [S298] Cutter & Loring, Brooks Family of Woburn, 3-4, Henry (1.) Brooks.
  13. [S2306] Gene Zubrinsky, personal communication, 9 Nov 2017: identification of second witness's signature.
  14. [S908] Caulkins, Hist. New London, 193.
  15. [S908] Caulkins, Hist. New London, 287.
  16. [S36] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary, 1:262: 1667, predeceased Henry w/o issue.
  17. [S182] Lemuel Shattuck, History of the Town of Concord, 371, Fox genealogy.
  18. [S185] Concord BMD, 5, Hannah Fox b.
  19. [S185] Concord BMD, 5, Thomas Fox b.
  20. [S36] Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary, 2:196.
  21. [S908] Caulkins, Hist. New London, 371.
  22. [S1192] Thomas Fox of Concord, 15, 22.
  23. [S1192] Thomas Fox of Concord, 15, 23.
  24. [S185] Concord BMD, 8, Isake ffoxce b.
  25. [S562] Barbour Collection, New London, Timothy Lester b.
  26. [S562] Barbour Collection, New London, Joseph Lester b.
  27. [S1190] J. William Lester, The Lesters, 20.

Hannah/3a Brooks

F, #1995, (circa 1658 - )
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 Hannah/3a Brooks (of Joshua)
Last Edited:18 Aug 2017

Children with Benjamin/3 Peirce:

Hannah/3a Brooks, born circa 1658 at Concord, Massachusetts,(aged about 13 by 1671 deposition)2, married, 15 Jan 1677/78 at Watertown, Benjamin/3 Peirce, son of Anthony/2 Peirce and Anne (–?–).3 Her death is not of record.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S282] John Brooks Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 10.
  2. [S282] Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 10, "about 1658."
  3. [S254] Watertown Records, 45, Benjamin Peirfe/Hannah Brookes m.
  4. [S254] Watertown Records, 46, Hannah Peirfe b.
  5. [S254] Watertown Records, 51, Benjamin Pearce b.; 53, Benjamin Pears d.
  6. [S254] Watertown Records, 57, Grace Peirce b.
  7. [S254] Watertown Records, 59, Sary Peirce b.
  8. [S254] Watertown Records, 61, Grace Peirff b.
  9. [S254] Watertown Records, 61, Samuel Pearce b.; 62, Samuell Pearce b.
  10. [S254] Watertown Records, 66, Lydia Perce b.
  11. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:395, Hannah (8.27.7.) Peirce.

Hannah/4a Brooks

F, #1996, (15 April 1701 - 1 July 1724)
Father*Capt. Ebenezer/3a Brooks1 b. c 24 Feb 1670, d. 11 Feb 1742/43
Mother*Abigail/3 Boylston1 b. 15 Nov 1674, d. 23 May 1756
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Caleb/2a Brooks
Descendants of Capt. Ebenezer/3a Brooks
Descendants of Hannah/4a Brooks
Last Edited:31 Jul 2017

Child with Lt./Dea. Nathan/5 Cheever:

  • Nathan/5a Cheever9 b. 15 Jan 1722/23, d. 11 Jan 1787
Findagrave.com, memorial #19071744, headstone. Photo by Bill Boyington
Hannah/4a Brooks, born 15 Apr 1701 at Medford, Massachusetts1, married, as his 1st wife (int. 8 Nov 1721, Boston), Lt./Dea. Nathan/5 Cheever of Boston and Rumney Marsh, son of Rev. Thomas/4 Cheever and Sarah Bill, with whom she had one child.2,3 She died 1 Jul 1724 (g.s.) at Rumney Marsh (now North Chelsea), a. 23.4 He remarried, and died at North Chelsea, "in the new home on the same road," 30 Sep 1774, a. 80.5,6 Hannah is buried with Nathan and his 2nd wife in Rumney Marsh Burial Ground, Revere7, where her stone is inscribed, For me to Live shee said is Pain, | But for to Die is Grater gain | Sence of My Losse, would call thee back again | But out of love we bid thee thair remain | Till wee yet left Behind our Corse Fulfil | To Meet thee on ye top of Zion hill.8

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S368] Vital Records of Medford, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 29, Hannah Brookes b.
  2. [S363] Boston Marriages from 1700 to 1751, 158, Nathanll. Chever/Hanah Brooks, int.
  3. [S283] John Langdon Sibley, Graduates of Harvard University, vol. XI, 1741–45, transcr. Rebecca Dormady.
  4. [S365] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Chelsea, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 463, Hannah Cheever d.
  5. [S375] Benjamin Shurtleff, History of Revere, 43-44, Rev. Thomas Cheever.
  6. [S365] Thomas W. Baldwin, Chelsea VR, 464, Nathan Cheever d. (g.s.).
  7. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #19179353, #19071744, #19071530.
  8. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #19071744.
  9. [S365] Thomas W. Baldwin, Chelsea VR, 62, Nathan Cheever bp.