Joseph/3a Brooks

M, #2073, (16 September 1671 - before 1682)
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:6 Aug 2014
Joseph/3a Brooks, 1st so-named, was born 16 Sep 1671 at Concord, Massachusetts.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 15, Joseph Brooks b.

Joseph/4a Brooks

M, #2074, (16 October 1710 - )
Father*Joseph/3a Brooks1 b. c 1670, d. 11 Jul 1746
Mother*Rebecca/4 Blodgett1 b. 5 Jun 1689, d. 25 Jan 1768
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Dea. Joshua/2a Brooks
Descendants of Joseph/3a Brooks (of Joshua)
Descendants of Joseph/4a Brooks
Last Edited:2 Aug 2017

Children with Esther Durant:

  • Joseph/5a Brooks6 b. 18 Nov 1739
  • John/5a Brooks7,8 b. 2 Dec 1741
Joseph/4a Brooks Jr., born 16 Oct 1710 at Concord, Massachusetts1, there married, 22 Feb 1738/39, Esther Durant of Billerica, daughter of John Durant and Elizabeth Jaquith.2,3 Mentioned in his father's will, 4 May 1746.4 They removed to Littleton, and thence to Temple, New Hampshire.5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 75, Joseph Brooks b.
  2. [S185] Concord BMD, 145, Joseph Brooks/Esther Durant m.
  3. [S300] Vital Records of Billerica, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 229, Joseph Brooks/Esther Durant m. Concord.
  4. [S572] William Gray Brooks, "A Genealogical Account of the Brooks Family," 60.
  5. [S709] George Tolman, "Brooks Family" notebooks.
  6. [S203] Records of Littleton, Massachusetts, 56, *Seph Brooks b.
  7. [S203] Littleton VR, 57, *hn Brooks b.
  8. [S282] John Brooks Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 12: "2 ch. recorded at Littleton."

Capt. Daniel/4 Adams

M, #2078, (3 January 1690 - 9 February 1780)
Father*Joseph/3 Adams1 b. c 1660
Mother*Margaret Eames1 b. s 1662
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2a Brooks
Descendants of Rebecca/3a Wheeler
Descendants of Elizabeth/4a Minot
Last Edited:15 Aug 2017

Children with Elizabeth/4a Minot:

  • Capt. Daniel/5a Adams14 b. 15 Oct 1720, d. 10 Oct 1795
  • Elizabeth/5a Adams15 b. 1 Oct 1722, d. 5 Jun 1791
  • Joseph/5a Adams16 b. 5 Oct 1724, d. 28 Mar 1807
  • Rebecca/5a Adams17 b. 2 Sep 1727, d. 24 Dec 1811
  • Mary/5a Adams18 b. 18 May 1730, d. 30 Oct 1759
  • James/5a Adams19 b. 19 Mar 1731/32, d. 10 Mar 1803
  • Lydia/5a Adams20 b. 1 Sep 1735, d. 20 Mar 1804
  • Martha/5a Adams21 b. 13 Apr 1738, d. 9 Dec 1763
Courtesy Farber Gravestone Collection.
Capt. Daniel/4 Adams, born 3 Jan 1690 at Cambridge, Massachusetts2,3, settled by 1715 at Concord "where the tavern in the south part of Lincoln now [1832] stands."2 He married (1), 23 Apr 1715 at Concord, in a ceremony performed by the bride's father, Elizabeth/4a Minot of Concord, daughter of Dr. James/3 Minot and Rebecca/3a Wheeler, with whom he had 8 children.4 She died at Lincoln 12 Nov 1764, a. 675, and there he married (2), 30 Oct 1765 (int. 4 Oct, Weston), Hannah (–?–) of Weston, widow of Dr. John Binney.6 She died at Lincoln 11 Jun 17767, and he at Concord 9 Feb 1780, a. 90.8 He is buried with his 1st wife in Town Hill Cemetery, Lincoln9,10, where his stone is inscribed, My friends for me pray do not weep, | I am not dead but here do sleep; | & here Indeed I must remain, | Till Christ shall raise me up again.11
     "Capt. Daniel Adams lived in the south part of Lincoln, then within the limits of Concord, on the road from Waltham to Stow…" "He was the son of Joseph, and grandson of John Adams, one of the eight sons of Henry of Quincy," and thus a 2nd cousin, once removed, to President John/5 Adams.1 His will was proved in 1780.12
     Says Shattuck, "They had [8 children], whose descendants live in Lincoln, Boston, Townsend, and Keene, many of whom have been eminent physicians."2

Local Notes:

Electedbetween 1736 and 1738, Concord, MASelectman13

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S106] NEHGS Register, Lemuel Shattuck, "The Minot Family" (1847), 1:176.
  2. [S182] Lemuel Shattuck, History of the Town of Concord, 361, Adams genealogy.
  3. [S354] Raymond David Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:73, per Andrew N. Adams, Henry Adams of Braintree, Mass (Rutland, VT, 1890): 961.
  4. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 87, Daniel Addams/Elisabeth Minott m.
  5. [S188] Vital Records of Lincoln, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 151, El[i]sabeth Adams d.
  6. [S188] Lincoln VR, 92, Hannah Benney/Capt. Daniel Adams m.
  7. [S188] Lincoln VR, 151, Hannah Adams d.
  8. [S188] Lincoln VR, 151, Capt. Daniel Adams d.
  9. [S1418] The Farber Gravestone Collection, Capt. Daniel Adams.
  10. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #37257557, #37257427.
  11. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #37257557.
  12. [S354] R.D. Wheeler, The Wheeler Genealogy, 1:73, per Middlesex Probate, 109.
  13. [S182] Shattuck, Hist. Concord, 234, town officers.
  14. [S185] Concord BMD, 101, Daniel Adams b.
  15. [S185] Concord BMD, 107, Elisabeth Adams b.
  16. [S185] Concord BMD, 114, Joseph Adams b.
  17. [S185] Concord BMD, 118, Rebeckah Adams b.
  18. [S185] Concord BMD, 129, Mary Adams b.
  19. [S185] Concord BMD, 130, James Adams b.
  20. [S185] Concord BMD, 139, Lidia Adams b.
  21. [S185] Concord BMD, 147, Martha Adams b.