Thomas/3h Brooks

M, #26644, (30 September 1697 - 1781)
Father*Dea. Thomas/2h Brooks1 b. Jun 1664, d. 6 Apr 1734
Mother*Susanna/2 Arnold1 b. c 1675
Appears on charts:Descendants of Thomas/1h Brooks
Descendants of Dea. Thomas/2h Brooks
Descendants of Thomas/3h Brooks
Last Edited:5 Jun 2018

Children with Mary ?Smith:

Thomas/3h Brooks III, born 30 Sep 1697 at Haddam, Connecticut1, there married, 28 Nov 1717, Mary ?Smith of Haddam, probably daughter of Benjamin Smith and Elizabeth Wells.2
     The will of his father Thomas, 24 Feb 1728/29, says, "As touching my eldest son Thomas, I have already by deed of gift settled his inheritance upon him, reserving £9 to be paid by him to me on my order." Thomas and his mother Susanna were executors3, he was named as a debtor in a committee report to the Assembly, May 1751, concerning Capt. John Dwight of Killingly, whose notes and bills of credit had burned in a house fire.4 Hinman and Cutter say he died in 1781.5,6

Local Notes:

Elected14 Oct 1742, New Haven, CTRepresentatives or Deputies that were returned to attend at this Assembly are as follow, (viz.) | Mr. Hezekiah Brainerd, Mr. Thomas Brooks, for Haddam. [Oct 1742]

Ditto | Mr. Hezekiah Brainerd, Mr. Thomas Brooks, for Haddam. [May 1743]7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Thomas Brooks b.
  2. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam, Thomas Brooks Jr./Mary ____ m.
  3. [S476] Charles William Manwaring, Early Connecticut Probate Records, 3:143–44, Dea. Thomas Brooks.
  4. [S1121] Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776, 10:31-32.
  5. [S658] William Richard Cutter, Genealogical and Family History of Connecticut, 4:1919–20, Brooks: "Died in 1781 at Haddam."
  6. [S1494] R.R. Hinman, A Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut, 348.
  7. [S1121] Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776, 8:486, 511.
  8. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Charles Brooks b.
  9. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Lucy Brooks b.
  10. [S629] David V. Hoffman, personal pedigree file.
  11. [S954] Coralynn Brown, "Coralynn's New England Ancestors", source unreported.
  12. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Mercy Brooks b.

Joseph/1 Arnold

M, #26645, (say 1640 - 22 October 1691)
Last Edited:27 Jan 2016

Children with Elizabeth/2 Wakeman:

  • John/2 Arnold1 b. circa 1663
  • Dea. Joseph/2 Arnold4 b. 7 Mar 1666, d. 8 Jan 1752
  • Samuel/2 Arnold1 b. circa 1669
  • Josiah/2 Arnold1 b. circa 1670, d. 27 Jan 1711/12
  • Susanna/2 Arnold+1 b. circa 1675
  • Jonathan/2 Arnold1 b. circa 1679, d. before 22 Jan 1728/29
  • Elizabeth/2 Arnold1 b. circa 1682
Map of the earliest settler's lots, Haddam, CT. The lot of Joseph Arnold is the third "strip" from the bottom. (Brainerd/Brainard Family in America)
Joseph/1 Arnold, of Haddam, Connecticut married, by 1663, Elizabeth/2 Wakeman, daughter of Samuel/1 Wakeman and Elizabeth (–?–).1 With George Gates he returned, 7 Aug 1682, the inventory of John/2 Spencer of Haddam.2 He died at Haddam 22 Oct 1691.1
     His inventory, returned 2 Mar 1691/92 by Daniel Braynard and Timothy Spencer, was valued at £151-10-0.1 21 Jul 1692, administration was granted to the widow with sons Joseph and Josiah.1 30 Mar 1693, an agreement by the Children to settle their Father's Estate: John, Joseph & Jonathan to receive £11 each. Samuel has his portion by a Deed of Gift of Land from his Father at Machamoodus. Josiah to have £188 out of this, to pay £10 apiece to his two sisters and to pay all the debts. There being no provision for the wife, although she be married this Court confirmes the Agreement with the caution that if the woman see Cause she shall have her thirds of the profits during life, the agreement to the Contrary notwithstanding.1
     The same day the division agreement was signed, his widow married Daniel/1 Brainerd of Haddam, one of the appraisers of the estate a year previous.3
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Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S476] Charles William Manwaring, Early Connecticut Probate Records, Hartford, 1:401, Joseph Arnold.
  2. [S476] Charles William Manwaring, Early Connecticut Probate Records, 4:99–100, John Spencer.
  3. [S549] Lucy Abigail Brainard, Brainerd-Brainard Family, 1:32.
  4. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Joseph Arnold b.

Capt. Abraham/3h Brooks

M, #26647, (12 March 1702/3 - circa 1784)
Father*Dea. Thomas/2h Brooks1 b. Jun 1664, d. 6 Apr 1734
Mother*Susanna/2 Arnold1 b. c 1675
Appears on charts:Descendants of Thomas/1h Brooks
Descendants of Dea. Thomas/2h Brooks
Descendants of Capt. Abraham/3h Brooks
Last Edited:29 Jul 2017

Children with Martha Porter:

Back side of a 1762 deed of Capt. Abraham Brooks, Haddam, showing his signature.
Capt. Abraham/3h Brooks was born 12 Mar 1702/3 at Haddam, Connecticut.1 The boundaries of his existing land, contiguous to his father's at Haddam, are cited in the will of his father Thomas Brooks, 24 Feb 1728/29. Abraham is directed to pay each of his five sisters, two of whom were deceased by the time of probate, £9 each.2 He married (1), 5 Nov 1729 at Haddam, Martha Porter, daughter of William Porter and Sarah/3 Church.3 Administrator of the estate of Ebenezer Walkley of Haddam, 1752.4
     Haddam deputy to the General Assemblies of Oct 1756, Jan 1757, Feb 1757, Oct-Nov 1757, Mar 1758.5 Administrator of the estate of Ezekiel Bayley of Haddam, 1757.6 One of three members of the First Society, Haddam, who asked the General Assembly, Oct 1765, to choose the location of a new meeting-house.7 He married (2), 14 Nov 1771 (Haddam c.r.), Mrs. Eleanor Smith.8 His livestock earmark, recorded at Haddam 11 May 1731, was later given to Gideon Arnold.9
     Solomon Walkley of Haddam deposed in 1838 that, at the wedding of James Brooks and Lydia King at Haddam in 1782, grandfather Abraham Brooks "was present and after the ceremony was performed stepped up & kissed the bride and said he had now kissed the wife of a grandson, which caused some laughter."10,11
     Abraham Brooks is said to have died about 1784.12

Local Notes:

Appointed8 Oct 1741, New Haven, CTThis Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Abraham Brooks to be Ensign of the 11th company or trainband in the 7th regiment in this Colony, and order that he be commissioned accordingly.13
Appointed8 May 1746, Hartford, CTThis Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Abraham Brooks, of Haddam, to be Lieutenant of the 11th company or trainband in the 7th regiment in this Colony, and order that he be commissioned accordingly.14
Appointedbetween 8 Oct 1747 and 29 Oct 1747, Hartford, CTThis Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Abraham Brooks to [be] Captain of the 11th company or trainband in the 7th regiment in this Colony, and order that he be commissioned accordingly.15

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Abraham Brooks b.
  2. [S476] Charles William Manwaring, Early Connecticut Probate Records, 3:143–44, Dea. Thomas Brooks.
  3. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Abraham Brooks/Martha ____ m.
  4. [S1121] Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776, 10:84.
  5. [S1121] Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776, 10:554, 592, 598; 11:57, 91.
  6. [S1121] Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776, 11:83–84.
  7. [S1121] Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776, 12:439.
  8. [S508] Frederick William Bailey, Early Connecticut Marriages, Haddam, Capt. Abraham Brooks/widow Eleanor Smith m.
  9. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Abraham Brooks earmark.
  10. [S852] William Richard Cutter, ed. Family History of Western New York, 1:1100.
  11. [S1180] James Brooks, Revolutionary pension file M805/124/465/W3929.
  12. [S629] David V. Hoffman, personal pedigree file.
  13. [S1121] Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776, 8:416.
  14. [S1121] Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776, 9:194, 320.
  15. [S1121] Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776, 9:320.
  16. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Samuel Brooks b.
  17. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Susanna Brooks b.
  18. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Martha Brooks b.
  19. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Lydia Brooks b.
  20. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Jerusha Brooks b.
  21. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Jonathan Brooks b.
  22. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Porter Brooks b.

Jabez/3h Brooks

M, #26648, (11 June 1714 - )
Father*Dea. Thomas/2h Brooks1 b. Jun 1664, d. 6 Apr 1734
Mother*Susanna/2 Arnold1 b. c 1675
Appears on charts:Descendants of Thomas/1h Brooks
Descendants of Dea. Thomas/2h Brooks
Descendants of Jabez/3h Brooks
Last Edited:1 Aug 2017

Children with Eunice (–?–):

Jabez/3h Brooks [Jacob, birth record] was born 11 Jun 1714 at Haddam, Connecticut.1 The will of his father, dated 24 Feb 1728/29, left his mother "the use of my dwelling house, barn and shop, and all that part of land hereinafter given to my son Jabez for his portion, for and until he shall attain to the age of 21 years if he live so long, or till she shall be married again, which shall happen first," with "the use of one end of my dwelling house (which she shall choose), viz, two rooms," reserved for Susanna "so long as she shall continue my widow." Furthermore, "I give to my son Jabez, and to his heirs and assigns forever, all my land lying southwestward on his brother Abraham's land, butting thereon northwesterly, butting northeast partly on the Great River and partly on land of Capt. James Welles, and butting on land of Capt. Caleb Cone southeast, he to pay to his only sister Eunice £10 in money at the age of 18 years."2
     Jabez Brooks married Eunice (–?–).3 The Haddam Brooks Genealogy says, "Jabez Brooks settled in Haddam Neck about 17[4]2 near the Abiah Brooks place and did not leave as he had but one son named Daniel."4
     Says Selden, "Jabez Brooks, or his supposed father, Thomas, built a little southwest of the house of the late Abial J. Brooks. He was an eccentric man, of whose ready wit anecdotes are told, and the first justice of the peace on [Haddam Neck]. It is related of him that a customer employed him to draw a deed, which he prefaced with 'Know one woman' etc., and on an objection being made, he replied, 'It is all right. If one woman knows it, all men will!5'"

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Jacob Brooks b.
  2. [S476] Charles William Manwaring, Early Connecticut Probate Records, 3:143–44, Dea. Thomas Brooks.
  3. [S629] David V. Hoffman, personal pedigree file.
  4. [S643] Unknown author, "Brooks Genealogy" (handwritten family record of Thomas Brooks of Haddam and descendants), Glastonbury (CT) Historical Society. Hereinafter Haddam Brooks Genealogy.
  5. [S729] Henry M. Selden, History of Middlesex County, "Settlement."
  6. [S729] Henry M. Selden, History of Middlesex County, "The Revolutionary War."
  7. [S629] David Hoffman, citing family history file submitted by Lillian Antoinette Kruger Brooks, Town Hall, Haddam.

Capt. Joseph/3h Brooks

M, #26649, (1716 - 1796)
Father*Dea. Thomas/2h Brooks1 b. Jun 1664, d. 6 Apr 1734
Mother*Susanna/2 Arnold1 b. c 1675
Appears on charts:Descendants of Thomas/1h Brooks
Descendants of Dea. Thomas/2h Brooks
Descendants of Capt. Joseph/3h Brooks
Last Edited:5 Jun 2018

Children with Rebecca (–?–):

Capt. Joseph/3h Brooks, perhaps born in 17161,2, was named in the will of his father, Thomas Brooks, 24 Feb 1728/29, which gave him "all my lands and rights of land, divided and undivided, within the bounds of Haddam, be the same more or less, which is not by me already disposed of, except the sixth division lott laid out upon my list which lyes near Flag Swamp."1 Joseph's wife was Rebecca (–?–).2
     Appointed lieutenant of the 11th company or trainband, 7th colony regiment, by the General Assembly of May-Jun 17573, he was captain of the same unit, 10 Oct 1765.4 Joseph Brooks Esqr was recorded in the 1790 census at Haddam with five males over 16 and five females in his household.5 A justice of the peace6, he reportedly died in 1796.2

Local Notes:

Electedbetween Oct 1770 and Nov 1770, New Haven, CTRepresentatives or Deputies of the Freemen of the several Towns are as follows, viz: | Capt. Joseph Brooks, Col. Hezekiah Brainard, for Haddam.7

Census Detail:

1790Haddam, CTJoseph Brooks Esqr
MALES: Five over 16
FEMALES: Five5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S476] Charles William Manwaring, Early Connecticut Probate Records, 3:143–44, Dea. Thomas Brooks.
  2. [S629] David V. Hoffman, personal pedigree file.
  3. [S1121] Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776, 10:473.
  4. [S1121] Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776, 12:415.
  5. [S1790] 1790 U.S. Census, Haddam, Middlesex, CT, M637/1/436, Joseph Brooks Esqr
  6. [S1494] R.R. Hinman, A Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut, 348.
  7. [S1121] Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776, 13:358, 413; 14:71, 325, 389; 15:2, 91, 133, 185, 269.
  8. [S549] Lucy Abigail Brainard, Brainerd-Brainard Family, 56-57, Elizabeth (29.) Brainerd.
  9. [S549] Brainerd-Brainard Family, 57, Phineas (30.) Brainerd.

Mary/3h Brooks

F, #26650, (say 1705 - )
Father*Dea. Thomas/2h Brooks1 b. Jun 1664, d. 6 Apr 1734
Mother*Susanna/2 Arnold2 b. c 1675
Appears on charts:Descendants of Thomas/1h Brooks
Descendants of Dea. Thomas/2h Brooks
Last Edited:10 Aug 2014
Mary/3h Brooks is mentioned in the will of Thomas Brooks, 24 Feb 1728/29, which gives my daughter Mary, over and above what I have already given and done for her, 20 shillings of money.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S476] Charles William Manwaring, Early Connecticut Probate Records, 3:143–44, Dea. Thomas Brooks.
  2. [S476] Charles William Manwaring, Early Connecticut Probate Records, 3:143–44, will of Dea. Thomas Brooks, transcribed by Jane Devlin and Kathy Chiappetta.