He was denounced, Jun 1776, as a Loyalist (as were his uncle, Capt. Benjamin Brooks, and Benjamin's sons).

Lt. Thomas/4c Brooks

M, #23461, (7 March 1738 - 3 December 1812)
Father*Stephen/3c Brooks1 b. 28 May 1703, d. 16 May 1773
Mother*Hannah Barnes1 b. 31 May 1702
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1c Brooks
Descendants of Lt. Thomas/2c Brooks
Descendants of Stephen/3c Brooks
Descendants of Lt. Thomas/4c Brooks
Custom index:Revolutionary War
Last Edited:5 Aug 2017

Children with Ruth Hickox:

  • Ahira/5c Brooks13,7 b. 10 Feb 1760
  • Hannah/5c Brooks2 b. 10 Jan 1762
  • Capt. Chauncey/5c Brooks14,2 b. circa 1764, d. 21 Mar 1821
  • Lucina/5c Brooks2 b. 22 Mar 1767
  • Almira/5c Brooks2 b. say 1770
  • Gilbert/5c Brooks2 b. 3 May 1772
  • Thomas/5c Brooks15,2 b. 28 Aug 1774, d. 25 Jun 1848
  • Ruth/5c Brooks2 b. 10 Nov 1776
  • Lydia/5c Brooks2 b. say 1778
  • Abigail/5c Brooks2 b. say 1780
  • Marilla/5c Brooks2 b. 7 Jul 1782
Lt. Thomas/4c Brooks was born 7 Mar 1738 at Wallingford (now Cheshire), Connecticut2,1, and there baptised 7 May following.2 He married Ruth Hickox, daughter of John Hickox and Mary Gaylord.3,4
     Thomas Brooks lived, according to Jacobus, at Burlington, where he is buried. A closer look finds his footprints in two other contiguous towns within Hartford County.5,2 His children were baptised at Bristol, where the family was recorded in 1790.2,6 His son Ahira's pension file places the son's birth at Farmington, where, according to a deposition in Ahira's pension file by his sister Lucina, the family lived during the war. The three towns mentioned essentially form a contiguous triangle.7
     Thomas Brooks was appointed lieutenant of the 16th company, 15th regiment by the General Assembly of May-Jun 1773.8 Three years later, he was denounced as a Loyalist and stripped of his office.

Whereas information hath been made to this Assembly by Amos Barns, Dan Hill and James Stoddard, three of the committee of inspection in Farmington9, that Thomas Brooks of Farmington, lieutenant of the 12th company in the 15th regiment, hath openly professed before said committee that he could not satisfy himself that the Colonies could be justifyed in their present measures, and that he could not join with them against Great Britain or against the King, and that he is unfit to sustain any military office: Resolved by this Assembly, that Colo. John Pitkin and Colo. Thomas Belden be a committee to call said Brooks before them and and examine into the matters alledged in said complaint or information, and report make of what they shall find, with their opinion thereon, to this or the next General Assembly; and that in the meantime he be and is hereby suspended from the exercise of his office of lieutenant of the company aforesaid.8,10

     Thomas was not alone in his qualms about the rebellion. His uncle Capt. Benjamin Brooks and Benjamin's two sons (Thomas's 1st cousins), all residing at Claremont, New Hampshire, refused to sign the Association Test, a Revolutionary loyalty oath attached to that year's New Hampshire census. But in the end, perhaps because he had warmed to the Revolutionary cause, or (more likely, perhaps) to prove his loyalty, Thomas Brooks enlisted, at Farmington about 1 Jun 1777, as a teamster in the Revolutionary army, for a term of 3 years, but was forced to return home to Farmington in ill health. His eldest son Ahira took his place as a substitute at Fishkill, New York about 1 Sep 1778, and served 20 months to complete his father's term of enlistment.7
     Of Bristol in the 1790 census, household two males over 16, one under, and five females6, Thomas died 3 Dec 1812 (g.s.), a. 74.3 His probate names children Chauncey, Ruth Webster, Lucina, Almira, Lydia Bartholomew, Thomas, Hannah Moses, Abigail Thompson, and Gilbert.2 His wife Ruth died 6 Mar 1816, a. 75.11 They are buried in Milford St. (South) Cemetery, Burlington, where his g.s. titles him Lieut.3,12

Local Notes:

Appointedbetween May 1773 and Jun 1773, Hartford, CTThis Assembly do establish Thomas Brooks to be Lieutenant of the sixteenth company or trainband in the 15th regiment in this Colony.8

Census Detail:

1790Bristol, CTMALES: Two 16+
One under 16
FEMALES: Five6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Thomas Brooks b.
  2. [S696] Donald Lines Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:337, Fam. 3, Thomas 6.
  3. [S654] "Headstone Inscriptions, Town of Burlington, CT," Lieut. Thomas Brooks, Ruth Brooks.
  4. [S696] Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:337, Fam. 3, Thomas 6: "m Ruth ----."
  5. [S654] Burlington Headstone Inscriptions, Lieut. Thomas Brooks.
  6. [S1790] 1790 U.S. Census, Bristol, Hartford, CT, M637/1/500, Thomas Brooks.
  7. [S1143] Ahira Brooks, Revolutionary pension file M805/124/238/S29037.
  8. [S1121] Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776, 14:86.
  9. "The Farmington, Connecticut Committee of Inspection investigated reports that militia officer Thomas Brooks was 'unfriendly to the constitutional rights of America in June 1776.' Brooks freely admitted that he 'could not satisfy himself that the colonies were justified in their present measures' and that he could not join them to take up arms. Such 'principles and temper,' the committee voted, disqualified him from holding a militia office, and it recommended that the General Assembly strip him of that office. Committees repeatedly used the formula of stating the furthest extent of suspicion brought to their attention before indicating that the evidence demonstrated a specific and less serious infraction."Robert M. Calhoon, The Loyalists in Revolutionary America, 1760-1781
  10. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #25009467.
  11. [S654] Burlington Headstone Inscriptions, Ruth Brooks.
  12. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #25009467, #25009522.
  13. [S696] Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:337, Fam. 3, Thomas 6, Abiah.
  14. [S654] Burlington Headstone Inscriptions, Capt. Chauncy Brooks.
  15. [S654] Burlington Headstone Inscriptions, Thomas Brooks.

Abraham/4c Brooks

M, #23462, (22 April 1743 - 16 March 1805)
Father*Stephen/3c Brooks1 b. 28 May 1703, d. 16 May 1773
Mother*Hannah Barnes1 b. 31 May 1702
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1c Brooks
Descendants of Lt. Thomas/2c Brooks
Descendants of Stephen/3c Brooks
Descendants of Abraham/4c Brooks
Last Edited:29 Jul 2017

Children with Deborah Hungerford:

  • Vashti/5c Brooks7 b. 20 Sep 1767
  • Stephen/5c Brooks8 b. 13 May 1769, d. 19 Jun 1849
  • Jerusha/5c Brooks9 b. 17 Feb 1772
  • Cyrus/5c Brooks10 b. 2 Oct 1773
  • Abraham/5c Brooks11 b. 23 Oct 1775
  • Deborah/5c Brooks12 b. 9 Mar 1781
  • Orrin/5c Brooks13 b. 13 Feb 1786
Findagrave.com, memorial #11711775. Photo by Tombstone Hunter.
Photo by Tombstone Hunter 11711775
Abraham/4c Brooks, born 22 Apr 1743 at Wallingford (now Cheshire), Connecticut2,1, was baptised in June at the Congregational Church in Cheshire.2 He married, 5 Mar 1767 at Farmington, Deborah Hungerford of F., daughter of Capt. John Hungerford and Deborah (–?–),3,2, who died 8 Nov 1788, "38th year,"4 and was buried in Lamson Corner (formerly South) Cemetery, Burlington.4
     In the 1790 census Abraham was located at Bristol.2 The father and several sons removed to Oneida County, New York, where Abraham Brooks (whether father or son unknown) is listed in the account books of Brayton's Store, Western, New York between 1796 and 1804.5 Abraham Sr. died 16 Mar 1805 (g.s.), a. 612, and is buried in Old Steuben Corners Cemetery, Steuben, New York.2,6

Census Detail:

1790Bristol, CTMALES: Three 16+
Two under 16
FEMALES: Two2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Abraham Brooks b.
  2. [S696] Donald Lines Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:337, Fam. 3, Abraham 8.
  3. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Farmington VR, Abraham Brooks/Deborah Hungerford m.
  4. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #106554398.
  5. [S1403] Brooks Family Query Exchange; 2:1, May 1981, "Abstracts of Oneida County, New York Newspapers," p. 7, account books of Brayton's Store, Western.
  6. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #11711775.
  7. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Farmington VR, Vashty Brooks b.
  8. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Farmington VR, Stephen Brooks b.
  9. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Farmington VR, Jarusha Brooks b.
  10. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Farmington VR, Syrus Brooks b.
  11. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Farmington VR, Abraham Brooks b.
  12. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Farmington VR, Doboray Brooks b.
  13. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Bristol VR, Orrin Brooks b.

Lois/4c Brooks

F, #23463, (17 December 1740 - )
Father*Stephen/3c Brooks1 b. 28 May 1703, d. 16 May 1773
Mother*Hannah Barnes1 b. 31 May 1702
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1c Brooks
Descendants of Lt. Thomas/2c Brooks
Descendants of Stephen/3c Brooks
Last Edited:13 Sep 2014
Lois/4c Brooks was born 17 Dec 1740 at Wallingford (now Cheshire), Connecticut, and baptised Apr 1741 at the Congregational church, Cheshire.2,1 Lois Brooks of Farmington, probably the same, recorded, 18 Dec 1762 at Great Barrington, Massachusetts, intention of marriage with Ebenezer Hamlin Jr.3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Lois Brooks b.
  2. [S696] Donald Lines Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:337, Fam. 3, Lois 7.
  3. [S735] Vital Records of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 25, Lois Brooks/Ebenezer Hamlin Jr., int.

Ens. Nathaniel Bunnell

M, #23464, (May 1686 - between May 1732 and June 1732)
Father*Benjamin Bunnell b. s 1652
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1c Brooks
Descendants of Lt. Thomas/2c Brooks
Descendants of Mary/3c Brooks
Last Edited:5 Aug 2017

Children with Desire Peck:

  • Desire Bunnell7 b. 16 Mar 1711
  • Ebenezer Bunnell8 b. 21 May 1713, d. 14 Dec 1786
  • Parmeneus Bunnell9 b. 1 Mar 1717
  • Jared Bunnell10 b. 25 Jun 1719
  • Abner Bunnell8 b. 24 Mar 1721
  • Joseph Bunnell11 b. 17 Jan 1723

Children with Mary/3c Brooks:

Ens. Nathaniel Bunnell was born in May 1686 at New Haven, Connecticut1, where he married (1), 10 May 1709, Desire Peck2, who died at Wallingford in 1724.3 He married (2), as her 1st husband, 17 Feb 1726 at Wallingford, Mary/3c Brooks, daughter of Lt. Thomas/2c Brooks and Martha Hotchkiss,4,5 and died at Wallingford in May-June 1732.6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, New Haven VR, Nathaniell Bunnell b.
  2. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, New Haven VR, Nathaniell Bunnell/Desire Peck m.
  3. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Desier Bunnell d.
  4. [S696] Donald Lines Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:336, Fam. 2, Thomas 1, Mary ii.
  5. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Mary Brooks/Nathaniel Bunill m.
  6. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Ens. Nathaniell Bunnell d.
  7. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, New Haven & Wallingford VR, Desier Bunnell b.
  8. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Abner Bunnell b.
  9. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Parmenias Bunnell b.
  10. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Jarad Bunnell b.
  11. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Joseph Bunnell b.
  12. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Patience Bunnell b.
  13. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Hezekiah Bunnell b., d.
  14. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Rachel Bunnell b.
  15. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Rebeca Bunnell b.
  16. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Stephen Bunnell b.

Desire Bristol

F, #23465, (5 November 1707 - 13 November 1748)
Father*Henry Bristol1 b. 20 Jun 1683, d. 13 Nov 1748
Mother*Desire Smith1 b. s 1682, d. 14 Apr 1740
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1c Brooks
Descendants of Lt. Thomas/2c Brooks
Descendants of Thomas/3c Brooks
Last Edited:29 Jul 2017

Children with Thomas/3c Brooks:

Desire Bristol, born 5 Nov 1707 at New Haven, Connecticut2, married, as his 1st wife, 6 Jul 1727 at Wallingford, Thomas/3c Brooks Jr. of Wallingford, son of Lt. Thomas/2c Brooks and Martha Hotchkiss.2,3 She died at Wallingford 13 Nov 1748, a. 41.2,4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S696] Donald Lines Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:336, Henry 1, Thomas 1, Thomas iii.
  2. [S696] Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:336, Fam. 2, Thomas 1, Thomas iii.
  3. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Thomas Brooks/Desire Bristol m.
  4. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Desire Brooks d.
  5. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, David Brooks b.; d.
  6. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Martha Brooks b.
  7. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Joshua Brooks b.
  8. [S696] Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:337–38, Fam. 4, Deborah 4.
  9. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Thomas Brooks b.
  10. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, David Brooks b.
  11. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Samuel Brooks b.
  12. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Desire Brooks b.
  13. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Mary Brooks b.; d.
  14. [S696] Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:339, Fam. 4, Jonathan 10.
  15. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Isaac Brooks b.
  16. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Gideon Brooks b.

Deborah/4c Brooks

F, #23466, (5 February 1732 - )
Father*Thomas/3c Brooks1 b. 14 Feb 1706, d. 1 Nov 1773
Mother*Desire Bristol1 b. 5 Nov 1707, d. 13 Nov 1748
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1c Brooks
Descendants of Lt. Thomas/2c Brooks
Descendants of Thomas/3c Brooks
Last Edited:30 Jul 2017
Deborah/4c Brooks was born 5 Feb 1732 [15 Feb, Jacobus] at Wallingford, Connecticut, and baptised Jul 1737 at the Congregational church in Cheshire.2,1,3 She married, 15 Dec 1756 at Waterbury, Barnabas Lewis, son of Benjamin Lewis.4,1 She died at Waterbury 11 Feb 1759, a. 27.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S696] Donald Lines Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:337–38, Fam. 4, Deborah 4.
  2. [S402] Elihu Yale. "Brooks of Cheshire, Ct.," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 5:355–57 (1851). Hereinafter Yale.
  3. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Deborah Brooks b.
  4. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Waterbury VR, Deborah Brooks/Barnabus Lewis m.

Desire/4c Brooks

F, #23467, (9 February 1740 - before 1774)
Father*Thomas/3c Brooks1 b. 14 Feb 1706, d. 1 Nov 1773
Mother*Desire Bristol1 b. 5 Nov 1707, d. 13 Nov 1748
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1c Brooks
Descendants of Lt. Thomas/2c Brooks
Descendants of Thomas/3c Brooks
Descendants of Desire/4c Brooks
Last Edited:30 Jul 2017

Child with an unknown spouse/person:

Desire/4c Brooks was born 9 Feb 1740 at Wallingford, Connecticut2,1, and baptised the same month at the Congregational church, Cheshire.2 She had a natural son Solomon Brooks c. 1760, and died before 1774.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Desire Brooks b.
  2. [S696] Donald Lines Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:339, Fam. 4, Desire 8.

Thomas/4c Brooks

M, #23468, (2 December 1733 - 20 March 1801)
Father*Thomas/3c Brooks1 b. 14 Feb 1706, d. 1 Nov 1773
Mother*Desire Bristol1 b. 5 Nov 1707, d. 13 Nov 1748
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1c Brooks
Descendants of Lt. Thomas/2c Brooks
Descendants of Thomas/3c Brooks
Descendants of Thomas/4c Brooks
Y-DNA Overlay Chart -- CHESHIRE line
Last Edited:15 Aug 2017

Children with Mary Hotchkiss:

  • Amasa/5c Brooks+7 b. 7 Feb 1758, d. 4 Sep 1828
  • Pvt. Ethurel/5c Brooks8 b. 16 Mar 1760, d. 7 Oct 1777
  • Desire/5c Brooks9 b. 27 Sep 1765, d. 27 Dec 1837
  • Thomas/5c Brooks1 b. 19 Nov 1766, d. circa 1840
  • Benajah/5c Brooks10 b. 2 Sep 1769, d. 29 Jan 1826
  • Mary Ann/5c Brooks11 b. 27 Dec 1775
  • Rosanna/5c Brooks12 b. 3 Sep 1778
Findagrave.com, memorial #27576949. Photo by Jan Franco.
Thomas/4c Brooks III, born 2 Dec 1733 at Wallingford, Connecticut2,1, and baptised Jul 1737 at the Congregational Church, Cheshire2, married, 12 May 1757 at Wallingford, Mary Hotchkiss, daughter of John Hotchkiss and Miriam Wood.2,3 Thomas Brooks, either this man or his father, was ensign of the south company, Cheshire, May 1760, under Capt. Enos Brooks and Lt. Cornelius Brooks.4 Of Cheshire in the 1790 census, household composition 2-0-3.2,5 His wife died 3 May 1798, a. 572, and he died 20 Mar 1801 (c.r., g.s.), a. 67.2 They are buried in Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire.6

Census Detail:

1790Cheshire, CTMALES: Two 16+
FEMALES: Three2,5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Thomas Brooks b.
  2. [S696] Donald Lines Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:338, Fam. 4, Thomas 5.
  3. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Thomas Brooks/Mary Hotchkiss m.
  4. [S1121] Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776, 11:373.
  5. [S1790] 1790 U.S. Census, Cheshire, New Haven, CT, M637/1/140, Thomas Brooks.
  6. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #27899184, #27899179.
  7. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Amasa Brooks b.
  8. [S696] Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:338, Fam. 4, Thomas 5, Ethurel ii.
  9. [S696] Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:338, Fam. 4, Thomas 5, Desire iii.
  10. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Benajah Brooks b.
  11. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Mary Ann Brooks b.
  12. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Susannah Brooks b.

David/4c Brooks

M, #23469, (7 February 1736 or 7 July 1736 - 14 December 1764)
Father*Thomas/3c Brooks1 b. 14 Feb 1706, d. 1 Nov 1773
Mother*Desire Bristol1 b. 5 Nov 1707, d. 13 Nov 1748
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1c Brooks
Descendants of Lt. Thomas/2c Brooks
Descendants of Thomas/3c Brooks
Descendants of David/4c Brooks
Last Edited:29 Jul 2017

Children with Sarah Bunnell:

  • Ebenezer Bunnell/5c Brooks7 b. 20 Jul 1759, d. 1796
  • David/5c Brooks1 b. 2 May 1761
Findagrave.com, memorial #27627309. Photo by Bettie.
David/4c Brooks, 2nd so-named, was born 7 Feb [Jul, Jacobus] 1736 at Wallingford, Connecticut2,1, and baptised at the Congregational church, Cheshire, Jul 1737.2 He married, 8 Mar 1759 at Wallingford, Sarah Bunnell of Wallingford, daughter of Ebenezer Bunnell and Lydia Clark,2,3, who died there 1 Jan 1763, a. 21.2,4 He died at Wallingford 14 [4, g.s.] Dec 1764, a. 28.2,5 They are buried in Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire.2,6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, David Brooks b.
  2. [S696] Donald Lines Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:338, Fam. 4, David 6.
  3. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, David Brooks/Sarah Bunnel m.
  4. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Sarah Brooks d.
  5. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, David Brooks d.
  6. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #27627296, #27627309.
  7. [S696] Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:338, Fam. 4, David 6, Ebenezer Bunnell i.

Samuel/4c Brooks

M, #23470, (4 April 1738 - 1 June 1813)
Father*Thomas/3c Brooks1 b. 14 Feb 1706, d. 1 Nov 1773
Mother*Desire Bristol1 b. 5 Nov 1707, d. 13 Nov 1748
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1c Brooks
Descendants of Lt. Thomas/2c Brooks
Descendants of Thomas/3c Brooks
Descendants of Samuel/4c Brooks
Last Edited:3 Aug 2017

Children with Ruth/4 Doolittle:

  • Lydia/5c Brooks10 b. 26 Jan 1761
  • Reuben/5c Brooks11 b. 19 Oct 1763, d. 1843
  • Samuel/5c Brooks12 b. 9 Jan 1767, d. 14 Nov 1767
  • Ruth/5c Brooks13 b. 10 Feb 1768
  • Merab/5c Brooks14 b. 22 Aug 1770
  • Samuel/5c Brooks1 b. 27 Mar 1773
  • John Warner/5c Brooks15 b. 22 Apr 1775, d. 6 Jan 1830 or 26 Jan 1830
  • Lemuel/5c Brooks16 b. 26 Apr 1778
Findagrave.com, memorial 67389814. Photo by C. Greer.
Samuel/4c Brooks was born 4 Apr 1738 at Wallingford (now Cheshire), Connecticut2, and baptised the same month at the Congregational church, Cheshire.2 He married, 10 Jan 1760 at Wallingford, Ruth/4 Doolittle of W., daughter of Sgt. Ebenezer/3 Doolittle and Lydia Warner.2,3 They removed, Apr 1780, to New Cambridge (now Bristol, Connecticut).4 Of Bristol in the 1790 census, with himself and one male over 16, one male under 16, and his wife Ruth.5 Ruth died there 25 Apr 1804, a. 686,7, and he died 1 Jun 1813 (g.s.), a. 75.7 They are interred in the Old North Burying Ground, Bristol.8,9
     Samuel's son Reuben, in 1832, deposed that in the latter part of August 1780, he re-enlisted for a three-month term in Capt. Woodford's company, Col. Parsons's regiment as a substitute for his father. It is likely that Samuel had been drafted to help fill a town quota, and that Reuben took his place.4

Census Detail:

1790Bristol, CTMALES: Two 16+
One under 16
FEMALES: One5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Samuel Brooks b.
  2. [S696] Donald Lines Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:338, Fam. 4, Samuel 7.
  3. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Samuel Brooks/Ruth Doolittle m.
  4. [S1713] Reuben Brooks, Revolutionary pension file M805/125/114/S30294.
  5. [S1790] 1790 U.S. Census, Bristol, Hartford, CT, M637/1/494, Samuel Brooks.
  6. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Bristol VR, Ruth Brooks d.
  7. [S696] Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:338, Fam. 4, Samuel 7; 2:511, Additions and Corrections.
  8. [S696] Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:511, Additions and Corrections.
  9. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #67389814.
  10. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Lydia Brooks b.
  11. [S696] Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:338, Fam. 4, Samuel 7, Reuben ii.
  12. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Samuel Brooks b.; d.
  13. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Ruth Brooks b.
  14. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Merub Brooks b.
  15. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, John Warner Brooks b.
  16. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Samuel [sic] Brooks b.