Stephen/2 Grover

M, #26941, (say 1680 - before 3 May 1730)
Father*Steven/1 Grover1 b. s 1650
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Martha/2w Brooks
Descendants of Eleazer/3w Bateman
Descendants of Elizabeth/4w Bateman
Last Edited:1 Jan 2016

Children with Elizabeth/4w Bateman:

  • Stephen/5w Grover7 b. circa 1710, d. before 1736
  • Ebenezer/5w Grover8 b. 8 Nov 1713, d. before 1736
  • Timothy/5w Grover8 b. 30 Oct 1715
  • Jonathan/5w Grover8 b. 17 Jun 1716, d. 23 May 1807
  • Enos/5w Grover8 b. 6 Jul 1718, d. 4 Apr 1794
  • Hannah/5w Grover8 b. circa 15 May 1720, d. 4 Apr 1794
  • Benjamin/5w Grover8 b. 6 May 1722
  • Sarah/5w Grover8 b. 17 Jan 1725
  • Isaac/5w Grover9 b. 28 Aug 1726
  • Eleazer/5w Grover1,10 b. 31 Jan 1728/29
  • Beriah/5w Grover6 b. 11 May 1730
Stephen/2 Grover Jr., of Charlestown, Massachusetts, probably there married, 2 Jul 1705, Elizabeth/4w Bateman of Charlestown, daughter of Eleazer/3w Bateman and Elizabeth Wright.2,3,4 They removed with her father Eleazer to Killingly, Connecticut.1 19 Oct 1715, Stephen Grover and Eleazer Bateman were among 11 incorporators of the Killingly church.5 Stephen Grover died before his son Beriah's baptism at Killingly, 11 May 1730.6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S524] Gary Boyd Roberts, Ancestry of American Presidents, 70-75, Calvin Coolidge.
  2. [S318] Thomas Bellows Wyman, Charlestown Estates, 1:68, Elizabeth (7.) Bateman.
  3. [S524] Gary Boyd Roberts, Ancestry of American Presidents, 70-75, Calvin Coolidge: m. Watertown.
  4. [S1210] Kent De Geer, citing Charlestown VR, 206.
  5. [S1210] Kent De Geer, citing Larned, Hist. Windham Co. CT, page unrecorded.
  6. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Killingly VR, Briah Grover b.
  7. [S1587] Skip Higgins.
  8. [S1210] Kent De Geer, citing Larned, Killingly Church Records, page unrecorded.
  9. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Killingly VR, Isaac Grover b.
  10. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Killingly VR, Eleazer Grover b.
His gravestone calls him "A Revolutionary Soldier."3

Pvt. Levi/5g Brooks

M, #26942, (circa 27 January 1757 - 12 February 1829)
Father*Thomas/4g Brooks1,2 b. 28 Jun 1719
Mother*Susanna (–?–)2 b. c 1722, d. 8 Feb 1795
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1g Brooks
Descendants of Samuel/2g Brooks
Descendants of Samuel/3g Brooks Jr.
Descendants of Thomas/4g Brooks
Descendants of Pvt. Levi/5g Brooks
Y-DNA Overlay Chart -- GLASTONBURY line
Custom index:Revolutionary War
Last Edited:11 Jun 2018

Children with Lydia/6 Buck:

  • Hannah/6g Brooks1,7 b. 14 Dec 1778, d. 28 Oct 1846
  • Polly/6g Brooks1,17 b. 3 Nov 1782
  • Susanna/6g Brooks1 b. 2 Aug 1783, d. 12 Jan 1871
  • Levi/6g Brooks1 b. 24 Sep 1785
  • Dr. Pelatiah Buck/6g Brooks1 b. 25 Feb 1788, d. 27 Feb 1874
  • Rev. Bethuel/6g Brooks1 b. 17 Jul 1790, d. 1 Feb 1878
  • Selah/6g Brooks1 b. 28 Mar 1793, d. 20 Feb 1871
  • Guy/6g Brooks1 b. 10 Nov 1795, d. 17 Oct 1879
  • Asa Pelatiah/6g Brooks1 b. 31 May 1798, d. 8 May 1855
Findagrave.com, memorial #65652587. Photo by Eileen.
Pvt. Levi/5g Brooks was born circa 27 Jan 1757 (g.s.), probably at Glastonbury, Connecticut, although no town record is found.3 The name of Levi Brooks of Glastonbury is found with that of his cousin Elijah ("Elizur") on a list of men who marched from Connecticut "for the Relief of Boston in the Lexington Alarm," 19 Apr 1775, 4 days in service.3 Several weeks later, on May 8th, he and his brother Thomas enlisted as privates in Capt. John Chester's 9th company, Spencer's Connecticut Brigade of Continental troops, and served with that unit until discharged on 17 Dec.4
     Spencer's 2nd Regiment was immediately posted at Roxbury as part of Washington's encirclement of the British inside Boston. It would seem logical to draw from these troops to reinforce the colonial position on Charlestown Neck on 17 Jun 1775, and family history says that both Levi and Thomas Brooks were at Bunker Hill on that day. The colony's official record says of the 2nd regiment as a whole, "Detachments of officers and men engaged at the battle of Bunker Hill."5,4
     Connecticut state records also show that Levi and Thomas served as privates in Capt. Jonathan Hale's 6th company, Col. Erastus Wolcott's regiment of state troops in 1776. Initially engaged in the occupation of Boston after the British evacuation, they subsequently served various guard assignments on Connecticut's borders.6
     Levi married, by 1778, Lydia/6 Buck, daughter of Pelatiah/5 Buck and Hannah Hills,7,2 owned the covenant 21 Feb 1779, and was admitted to communion with the church at Glastonbury.8
     By 1788 the household had moved northward up the Connecticut River to that section of Greenfield, Massachusetts which is now the town of Gill. Their 1790 census household at Greenfield included Levi, three males under 16 (sons Levi, Pelatiah and Bethuel), and four females (wife Lydia and daughters Hannah, Lydia and Polly).9 They ultimately settled at Plymouth, New York, near Norwich, where Lydia died 4 Jul 1806, a. 50.10
     Mentioned in the will of his brother Thomas, 12 Sep 182211, Levi died 12 Feb 1829, a. 72-0-16.5,12 He and Lydia are buried in Aldrich Cemetery, Norwich.13
     He has been sometimes confused with Pvt. Levi/6a Brooks, b. 1758, Westminster, Massachusetts, who was also a Revolutionary soldier but of the Concord Brooks line.

Local Notes:

Property23 Mar 1779, Glastonbury, CT23 Mar 1779 (rec. 7 Apr 1780), Levi and Lydia Brooks sell to honored father Thomas Brooks of G., for £80, "one Certain Piece of Land situate in said Glastenbury in the Parish of Eastbury containing three Acres of Land, Butting and Bounding South on a Highway, East on Land of Capt Samuel Wells, West and South on Land of David Fox."2
Property27 Sep 1779, Glastonbury, CT27 Sep 1779 (rec. 21 Oct), Levi Brooks sells to Isaac Tubbs of G., for £37, "One certain Piece, or Parcel of Land situate in said Glastenbury in the Parrish of Eastbury, containing Fifteen Acres of Land be it more or less; butting & Bounding West & North on Land of Capt Samuel Welles, South and East on a Highway."14
Property22 Mar 1780, Glastonbury, CT22 Mar 1780 (rec. 15 May), Levi and Lydia Brooks sell to Aaron Hubbard Esqr of G., for £66, "about Forty Acres of Land lying in said Glastenbury more or less, called Tubbs Lot; Bounded North partly on a Highway and partly on Capt. Samuel Wells's Land and partly on land of Timothy Goslee, South & West on Land belonging to the Heirs of John Goslee Deceased and East on Joseph Churchels Land, there being a Highway Running through this Piece of Land."15
Elected3 Mar 1807, Plymouth, NYTOWN OFFICERS.---The first town meeting was held at the house of Walter Bement, March 3, 1807, and the following named officers were chosen: … Robert Bishop, Abraham Holcomb, Levi Brooks, Fence Viewers;16

Census Detail:

1790Greenfield, MAMALES: One 16+
Three under 16
FEMALES: Four9

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S513] James Brooks, M.D., Ledger book, 1874–1883.
  2. [S2312] Town of Glastonbury, CT, Glastonbury Land Records, Book 8, p. 316, Levi & Lydia Brooks to Thomas Brooks.
  3. [S1445] Henry P. Johnston, ed., Connecticut Men in the Revolutionary War, 1:11, Levi Brooks.
  4. [S1445] Johnston, Connecticut Men in the Revolutionary War, 1:37, 45, 51.
  5. [S944] Carol Pullen-Reynolds, citing Memoirs of James Norman Brooks.
  6. [S1445] Johnston, Connecticut Men in the Revolutionary War, 1:385, Levi Brooks, Thomas Brooks.
  7. [S548] "Connecticut Church Records, Glastonbury, Buckingham-Eastbury Church, 1731–1873", 2:14, Hannah Brooks bp. Hereafter Glastonbury Ch. Recs.
  8. [S548] Glastonbury Ch. Recs., 2:34, Levi Brooks o.c., adm. communion.
  9. [S1790] 1790 U.S. Census, Greenfield, Hampshire, MA, M637/4/231, Levi Brooks.
  10. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #65893695.
  11. [S1534] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in N.Y. State, 1787–1835," online page scans at newenglandancestors.org, Chenango County, Lucy Brooks, 1822. Hereafter "NY State Probate Index (NEHGS)."
  12. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #65652587.
  13. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #65652587, #65893695.
  14. [S2312] Glastonbury Land Records, Book 8, p. 250, Levi Brooks to Isaac Tubbs.
  15. [S2312] Glastonbury Land Records, Book 8, p. 307, Levi & Lydia Brooks to Aaron Hubbard.
  16. [S1431] James H. Smith, History of Chenango and Madison Counties, New York, ch. 29, Plymouth, p. 417.
  17. [S548] Glastonbury Ch. Recs., 2:21, Polly Brooks bp.

Lydia/6 Buck

F, #26943, (15 September 1755 - 4 July 1806)
Father*Pelatiah/5 Buck1 b. 25 Jul 1726
Mother*Hannah Hills1 b. s 1732
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1g Brooks
Descendants of Samuel/2g Brooks
Descendants of Samuel/3g Brooks Jr.
Descendants of Thomas/4g Brooks
Descendants of Pvt. Levi/5g Brooks
Last Edited:7 Jun 2018

Children with Pvt. Levi/5g Brooks:

  • Hannah/6g Brooks9,2 b. 14 Dec 1778, d. 28 Oct 1846
  • Polly/6g Brooks9,10 b. 3 Nov 1782
  • Susanna/6g Brooks9 b. 2 Aug 1783, d. 12 Jan 1871
  • Levi/6g Brooks9 b. 24 Sep 1785
  • Dr. Pelatiah Buck/6g Brooks9 b. 25 Feb 1788, d. 27 Feb 1874
  • Rev. Bethuel/6g Brooks9 b. 17 Jul 1790, d. 1 Feb 1878
  • Selah/6g Brooks9 b. 28 Mar 1793, d. 20 Feb 1871
  • Guy/6g Brooks9 b. 10 Nov 1795, d. 17 Oct 1879
  • Asa Pelatiah/6g Brooks9 b. 31 May 1798, d. 8 May 1855
Findagrave.com, memorial #65893695. Photo by Eileen.
Lydia/6 Buck, born 15 Sep 1755 at Wethersfield, Connecticut1, married, by 1778, Pvt. Levi/5g Brooks of Glastonbury, son of Thomas/4g Brooks and Susanna (–?–).2,3 They ultimately settled at Plymouth, New York, where she died 4 Jul 1806 (g.s.), "56th [sic] year," a. 504, and Levi 12 Feb 1829, a. 72.5,6 They are buried in Aldrich Cemetery, Norwich7, her stone engraved, Blest are the dead | Who die in the Lord.4

Local Notes:

Property23 Mar 1779, Glastonbury, CT23 Mar 1779 (rec. 7 Apr 1780), Levi and Lydia Brooks sell to honored father Thomas Brooks of G., for £80, "one Certain Piece of Land situate in said Glastenbury in the Parish of Eastbury containing three Acres of Land, Butting and Bounding South on a Highway, East on Land of Capt Samuel Wells, West and South on Land of David Fox."3
Property22 Mar 1780, Glastonbury, CT22 Mar 1780 (rec. 15 May), Levi and Lydia Brooks sell to Aaron Hubbard Esqr of G., for £66, "about Forty Acres of Land lying in said Glastenbury more or less, called Tubbs Lot; Bounded North partly on a Highway and partly on Capt. Samuel Wells's Land and partly on land of Timothy Goslee, South & West on Land belonging to the Heirs of John Goslee Deceased and East on Joseph Churchels Land, there being a Highway Running through this Piece of Land."8

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Wethersfield VR, Lydia Buck b.
  2. [S548] "Connecticut Church Records, Glastonbury, Buckingham-Eastbury Church, 1731–1873", 2:14, Hannah Brooks bp. Hereafter Glastonbury Ch. Recs.
  3. [S2312] Town of Glastonbury, CT, Glastonbury Land Records, Book 8, p. 316, Levi & Lydia Brooks to Thomas Brooks.
  4. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #65893695.
  5. [S944] Carol Pullen-Reynolds, citing Memoirs of James Norman Brooks.
  6. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #65652587.
  7. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #65652587, #65893695.
  8. [S2312] Glastonbury Land Records, Book 8, p. 307, Levi & Lydia Brooks to Aaron Hubbard.
  9. [S513] James Brooks, M.D., Ledger book, 1874–1883.
  10. [S548] Glastonbury Ch. Recs., 2:21, Polly Brooks bp.