Mary/3a Brooks

F, #2116, (18 November 1663 - say 1664)
Father*Caleb/2a Brooks1 b. c 1632, d. 29 Jul 1696
Mother*Susanna/2 Atkinson1 b. 28 Apr 1641, d. 19 Jan 1668/69
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Caleb/2a Brooks
Last Edited:3 Aug 2017
Mary/3a Brooks, 1st so-named, was born 18 Nov 1663 at Concord, Massachusetts, and died soon.1,2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 11, Mary Brooks b.
  2. [S282] John Brooks Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 10.

Marah/2h Brooks

F, #2117, (June 1666 - )
Father*Thomas/1h Brooks1 b. s 1622, d. 18 Oct 1668
Mother*Marah/2 Spencer1 b. c 1642, d. b 22 Dec 1714
Appears on charts:Descendants of Thomas/1h Brooks
Descendants of Marah/2h Brooks
Last Edited:8 Aug 2014

Children with Henry Smith:

Marah/2h Brooks was born in Jun 1666 at Haddam, Connecticut.1 11 Apr 1670, distribution of the estate of her father Thomas Brooks included £14 for each of the three daughters. Marah's mother was to maintain and bring up the children, and teach the daughters to read and sew, and the son to read and write.1 She married, 15 Feb 1689 at Lyme, Connecticut, Henry Smith of Lyme, son of Richard Smith and Joanna Quarles.2 They resided at Lyme, where he died 10 Nov 1701.3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S476] Charles William Manwaring, Early Connecticut Probate Records, 1:168, Thomas Brooks.
  2. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Lyme VR, Henry Smith/Marah (____) m.
  3. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Lyme VR, Henry Smith Sr. d.
  4. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Lyme VR, Johanna Smith b.
  5. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Lyme VR, Sarah Smith b.
  6. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Lyme VR, Jeames Smith b.
  7. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Lyme VR, Marah Smith b.
  8. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Lyme VR, Alls Smith b.
  9. [S629] David V. Hoffman, personal pedigree file.

Mary/3a Brooks

F, #2118, (6 May 1667 - 18 July 1724)
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
Descendants of Mary/3a Brooks (of Gershom)
Last Edited:4 Jan 2016

Children with Capt. Edward/3 Bridge:

Mary/3a Brooks, born 6 May 1667 at Concord, Massachusetts1, married, 27 May 1690 at Roxbury, Capt. Edward/3 Bridge of Roxbury, son of John/2 Bridge and Prudence Robinson.2 Mentioned in her mother's will, and a signatory (as was her husband) to a subsequent agreement regarding division of her mother's property dated 30 Jun 1701.3 Mary died at Roxbury 18 Jul 1724, a. 574, and Edward on 23 Sep 1733, a. 65.5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 15, Mary Brooks b.
  2. [S319] Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, 2:45, Edward Bridge/Mary Brooks m.
  3. [S572] William Gray Brooks, "A Genealogical Account of the Brooks Family," 28, 56.
  4. [S319] Roxbury VR, 2:473, Mary Bridge d.
  5. [S319] Roxbury VR, 2:473, Edward Bridge, jr. d.
  6. [S319] Roxbury VR, 1:41, John Bridge b.
  7. [S319] Roxbury VR, 1:41, Prudence Bridge b.
  8. [S319] Roxbury VR, 1:41, Mary Bridge b.
  9. [S319] Roxbury VR, 1:40, Abigail Bridge b.
  10. [S319] Roxbury VR, 1:40, Elisabeth Bridge b.
  11. [S319] Roxbury VR, 1:40, Edward Bridge b.
  12. [S319] Roxbury VR, 1:40, Hannah Bridge b.

Mary/4a Brooks

F, #2119, (2 March 1699/0 - 24 July 1737)
Father*Ens. Daniel/3a Brooks1 b. 15 Nov 1663, d. 18 Oct 1733
Mother*Anna/3 Merriam1 b. 7 Sep 1669, d. 24 Jan 1757
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Dea. Joshua/2a Brooks
Descendants of Ens. Daniel/3a Brooks
Descendants of Mary/4a Brooks (of Daniel)
Last Edited:23 Aug 2017

Children with Francis/4 Wheeler:

  • Francis/5a Wheeler11 b. 22 Feb 1724/25, d. 14 Dec 1727
  • Mary/5a Wheeler12 b. 27 Aug 1726, d. 21 Jun 1736
  • Francis/5a Wheeler13 b. 31 Jul 1728, d. 25 Jun 1778
  • Rhoda/5a Wheeler14 b. 24 Aug 1730
  • Nathaniel/5a Wheeler15 b. 29 Apr 1732, d. 11 Jul 1736
  • Miriam/5a Wheeler16 b. 3 Jan 1733/34
  • Solomon/5a Wheeler17 b. 5 Nov 1735, d. 30 Nov 1736
Mary/4a Brooks, born 2 Mar 1699/0 at Concord, Massachusetts1, is probably the Mary who married, by 1725, a Wheeler of Concord, Massachusetts, probably Francis/4 Wheeler, son of Ens. William/3 Wheeler and Sarah/3 Fletcher.2,3,4,5 Named in her father's will as daughter Wheeler, 6 Jan 1728/296, she died at Concord 24 Jul 1737, a. 37.7 Francis Wheeler remarried and died in Nov 1774.8

     Bond says she "married a Wheeler." Walter F. Brooks, a careful 19th century researcher, identified the groom as one Thomas Wheeler. According to Threlfall, whom I've followed, she married, as his 1st wife, Francis Wheeler, with whom she had 7 children.9,10

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 48, Mary Brookes b.
  2. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 2:722: "married a Wheeler."
  3. [S282] John Brooks Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 12: "m. Francis Wheeler, b. 8 Feb 1697/8, son of William and Sarah Wheeler."
  4. [S475] Roy I. Brooks, "The Mortimer Wilson Brooks Line, 1610-1985," 2: "married Thomas Wheeler."
  5. [S709] George Tolman, "Brooks Family" notebooks, "m Thos Wheeler."
  6. [S1495] Daniel Brooks probate file.
  7. [S185] Concord BMD, 143, Mary Wheeler w. Fransis d.
  8. [S182] Lemuel Shattuck, History of the Town of Concord, 386, Wheeler genealogy.
  9. [S182] Shattuck, Hist. Concord, 365, Brooks genealogy.
  10. [S999] Ellery Bicknell Crane, Worcester County Memoirs, 1:215, Walter Frederic Brooks.
  11. [S185] Concord BMD, 112, Francis Wheeler b.; 111, d.
  12. [S185] Concord BMD, 116, Mary Wheeler b.; 128, d.
  13. [S185] Concord BMD, 119, Francis Wheeler b.
  14. [S185] Concord BMD, 124, Rhoda Wheeler b.
  15. [S185] Concord BMD, 130, Nathaniel Wheeler b.; 128, d.
  16. [S185] Concord BMD, 135, Meriam Wheeler b.
  17. [S185] Concord BMD, 139, Solomon Wheeler b.; 128, d.