David/4a Brooks

M, #3232, (6 May 1709 - circa 1777)
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Gershom/2a Brooks
Descendants of Daniel/3a "Jur." Brooks
Descendants of David/4a Brooks
Last Edited:29 Jan 2016
Father*Daniel/3a Brooks1,2 b. 14 Mar 1677/78, d. 17 Mar 1769
Mother*Anna (–?–)1,2 b. c 12 Apr 1683, d. 6 Mar 1760
David/4a Brooks Jr. was born 6 May 1709 at Concord, Massachusetts.1,2 Of that part of Concord which was set off to Acton, he married (1), 13 Nov 1740 at Concord, Elizabeth (Betty) Buss of C., daughter of Peter Buss and Rachel Fletcher.3,4 Mentioned in the will of his uncle Joseph/3a Brooks, 19 Mar 1757.2 His wife died at Acton 26 Jun 1757, a. 425, and he married (2) (int. 2 Dec 1758) Elizabeth Brown of Acton.6,2 He died at Acton circa 1777, when his will was probated.2 His widow died there 8 Sep 1818, a. 98.7,8,9 He is buried with his 2nd wife in Plot 415A, Woodlawn Cemetery, though his burial is not listed in the Find A Grave grave registration database.7,9

Children with Elizabeth (Betty) Buss:

  • Silas/5a Brooks10 b. 17 Feb 1745/46, d. 11 Aug 1814
  • David/5a Brooks11 b. 16 Jul 1748
  • Joseph/5a Brooks12 b. 20 Jul 1750, d. 22 May 1824
  • Reuben/5a Brooks13 b. 28 Jun 1752
  • Betty/5a Brooks14 b. 16 Jan 1755

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord BMD, 72, David Brookes b.
  2. [S282] Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 13.
  3. [S185] Concord BMD, 146, Dauid Brooks/Betty Buss m.
  4. [S187] Acton VR, 138, David Brooks/Betty Buss m. Concord.
  5. [S187] Acton VR, 255, Elizebeth Brooks d.
  6. [S187] Acton VR, 138, David Brooks/Elisabeth Brown, int.
  7. [S187] Acton VR, 254, Elizabeth Brooks d.
  8. [S59] Connecticut Gazette, 16 Sep 1818, Deaths: 9 Sep.
  9. [S148] Find-A-Grave.com, memorial #79152354.
  10. [S187] Acton VR, 21, Silas Brooks b.
  11. [S187] Acton VR, 20, David Brooks b.
  12. [S187] Acton VR, 20, Joseph Brooks b.
  13. [S187] Acton VR, 21, Reuben Brooks b.
  14. [S187] Acton VR, 19, Betty Brooks b.

Elizabeth Brown

F, #3234, (circa April 1720 - 8 September 1818)
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Gershom/2a Brooks
Descendants of Daniel/3a "Jur." Brooks
Descendants of David/4a Brooks
Last Edited:29 Jan 2016
Find-A-Grave.com, memorial #79152354. Courtesy M. Shepard.
Courtesy M. Shepard 79152354
Elizabeth Brown, born circa Apr 17201, was of Acton, Massachusetts when she married, as his 2nd wife (int. 2 Dec 1758, A.), David/4a Brooks Jr. of A., son of Daniel/3a Brooks and Anna (–?–).2,3 He died at Acton circa 1777, when his will was probated.3 She died there 8/9 Sep 1818, a. 98-5 (town rec., g.s.) or 98-6 (c.r.)1,4,5, and is buried with her husband in Woodlawn Cemetery.1,5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S187] Acton VR, 254, Elizabeth Brooks d.
  2. [S187] Acton VR, 138, David Brooks/Elisabeth Brown, int.
  3. [S282] Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 13.
  4. [S59] Connecticut Gazette, 16 Sep 1818, Deaths: 9 Sep.
  5. [S148] Find-A-Grave.com, memorial #79152354.
She bore an illegitimate son Beriah at Scituate 20 Mar 1673/74, and was presented to the Court in June "for comitting fornication" [Ply. Col. Rec. 5:148].2

Deborah/2p Brooks

F, #3235, (18 March 1654/55 - )
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Descendants of Deborah/2p Brooks
Last Edited:3 Aug 2014
Father*William/1p Brooks1 b. 1615
Mother-Candidate*(–?–) (–?–)1 d. b Mar 1665/66
Deborah/2p Brooks was baptised 18 Mar 1654/55 at the Second Church, Scituate, Massachusetts.1,3 She bore an illegitimate son Beriah at Scituate 20 Mar 1673/74, and was presented to the Court in June "for comitting fornication" [Ply. Col. Rec. 5:148].2 She married, probably between 1676 and 1678 at Scituate, Robert/2 Stetson Jr., son of Cornet Robert/1 Stetson and Honour Tucker, and possibly father of Beriah. (Although the marriage record is not found, the Pembroke death record of Peleg Stetson records the boy as son of Robert and Deborah Stetson.)4
     Evelyn Beran writes: "Different sources give conflicting reports on whether Robert Stetson Jr. married Deborah Brooks or her sister Joanna or both. Briggs claims he married both, and places Robert's marriage to Deborah at 1674, age 20, allowing time for son Peleg who died 29 June 1713 ('Peleg, son of Robert and Deborah Stetson' according to the Pembroke record) to be born before Robert's marriage in 1676 to Joanna Brooks. Deane says under Brooks that Deborah married Robert Stetson, and gives no spouse for Joanna; under Stetson, he says that Robert Stetson Jr. married Joanna Brooks 1670. Savage says under Brooks that Deborah married Robert Stetson and Joanna married John Besbedge, but under Stetson he says that Robert Stetson 'm. 1676, Joanna Brooks, says Barry, the later and higher authority, though Deane says Deborah, daughter of William'. Stetson suggests Robert might have married both, Deborah being the second wife—improbable if it was her sister Joanna Brooks who married John Bisby in 1687. Torrey says Deborah married Robert Stetson 1675-1678, and Joanna married John Bisby 13 September 1687."5

Child with an unknown spouse/person:

Children with Robert/2 Stetson:

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:50, Deborah Brooke bp.
  2. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:53, ch. Deborah Brooks b.
  3. [S106] NEHGR, 57:84.
  4. [S431] Beran, citing Stetson Descendants, Torrey.
  5. [S431] Beran, citing a collective bibliography of Briggs, Stetson, Deane, Holman, Savage, Torrey, and The American Genealogist and New Haven Genealogical Magazine.

Benjamin/4w Brooks

M, #3238, (14 April 1717 - 6 January 1769)
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry1w Brooks
Descendants of John/2w Brooks
Descendants of Jabez/3w Brooks
Descendants of Benjamin/4w Brooks
Last Edited:26 Jan 2016
Father*Jabez/3w Brooks1 b. 17 Jul 1673, d. 30 Jan 1746/47
Mother*Hepsibah/3 Cutter1 b. 15 Aug 1671, d. 1 Jan 1745/46
Woburn's First Burial Ground, as it stands today. Photo by Jan Mongoven.
Benjamin/4w Brooks was born 14 Apr 1717 at Woburn, Massachusetts.1 Benjamin married (int. 5 Apr 1746, Woburn), Susanna/4 Kendall of Woburn, daughter of Lt. Samuel/3 Kendall and Elizabeth (–?–).2 13 Oct 1760, Benjamin Brooks was paid in full £28.5.7 for keeping one of the exiled French Neutral families of Nova Scotia for one year. He died at Woburn 6 Jan 1769 at age 51, "by the falling of a tree." "A jury of inquest, but all well satisfied."3,4 Buried in the First Burial Ground, where his oft-quoted epitaph reads,
Loving Husband to His Wife | A tender Parent two | Greatly lemented was His Death | By friends and kindred two. | The Lord was pleas'd to Call him Home | And by a Suding Blow | 'Twas By the Falling of A Tree | To His Long Home did Go. | And now He slumbers in the Dust | And will not rise before | The Lord the Judge descends from Heaven | And time shall be no more. | Blessed are they that die in ye Lord they Rest from their labours & their works do follow them.5
     His widow married (2), 5 Aug 1771, Josiah/4 Johnson Jr.6

Children with Susanna/4 Kendall:

  • Susanna/5w Brooks9 b. 4 Jun 1747, d. 8 Jan 1770
  • Benjamin/5w Brooks10 b. 2 Jul 1749, d. 1 Sep 1749
  • Benjamin/5w Brooks10 b. 20 Jun 1750, d. 17 Mar 1753
  • Jerusha/5w Brooks11 b. 13 Jul 1757, d. 17 Sep 1841 or 17 Sep 1842
  • Pvt. Joseph/5w Brooks12 b. 28 Dec 1759, d. 19 Jan 1810
  • Hepsibah/5w Brooks13 b. 3 Mar 1762, d. 18 Jul 1829

Local Records:

Property16 Jan 1739/40, Woburn, MAof Woburn, husbandman, "in consideration of love, good will, and affection....towards my loving wife, Hepsibeth Brooks," conveys certain household articles and wearing apparel, one large Bible, one silver spoon, a large cupboard, and all "my linen," and a bond due to her from "my son," Ebenezer Brooks. On the same date, Jabez Brooks, in a similar conveyance, mentions his sons, Nathaniel Brooks, husbandman, Samuel Brooks, husbandman, John Brooks and Ebenezer Brooks, housewrights, and Benjamin Brooks, husbandman, all of Woburn, to whom he conveys his right in a "way leading from the country road between my house and Mr. Belknap's house to the Richardson Row, to lie for an open road," etc. The originals of these deeds, with many other papers of this family are deposited in the Wyman Collection in the Woburn Public Library7
Electedfrom 1750 to 1751, Woburn, MA"Benjamin Brooks was treasurer of Woburn, 1750–51. (Sewall's History, 583.)2,8"

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:28, Benjamin Brooks b.
  2. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 4:41, Benjamin Brooks, epitaph, notes.
  3. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 2:20, Benjamin Brooks d.; 4:41, Benjamin Brooks, epitaph, notes.
  4. [S59] Boston Evening-Post, 16 Jan 1769.
  5. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 4:41, Benjamin Brooks, epitaph.
  6. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 3:34, Susanna Brooks/Josiah Johnson Esq. m.
  7. [S106] NEHGR, 29:153–57.
  8. [S522] Samuel Sewall, Hist. Woburn, 2:583.
  9. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:29, Susanna Brooks b.
  10. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:29, Benjamin Brooks b.; 2:20, d.
  11. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:29, Jerusha Brooks b.
  12. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:29, Joseph Brooks b.
  13. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:29, Hephzibar Brooks b.
The Bahamian Alburys are believed to descend from Henry Albery of Locks Farm, near Wokingham, Berkshire, England. Henry died when his sons were relatively young and left instructions for the property to be sold and the proceeds divided among his heirs. His son, William Alburie, age 15, embarked from London on 30 September, 1635 on the ship Dorset, bound for Bermuda. His brother John sailed to Rhode Island and was believed to be ancestor of the Albro family. In 1650 Capt. William Alburie/Albury sailed from Bermuda to Harbour Island on the yacht Gertrude. In 1699 the Spanish attacked Nassau and killed several of its inhabitants (including William's likely son Joseph). Joseph's children, John Albree/Albury (b. 1688) and his sister Elizabeth (b. 1691), were orphaned by this event. They were taken in by the captain of a Boston vessel who brought them to Boston early in the year 1700. In May 1711 John married Elizabeth Green of Boston and they are the ancestors of the Albree family of New England.

— The Bahamas DNA Project, http://bit.ly/QNv5SJ.

John/1 Albree

M, #3239, (1688 - 29 August 1758)
Last Edited:1 Jan 2016
John/1 Albree was born in 1688 at Nassau, New Providence Island, in the Bahamas, and orphaned when his father was killed, 1699, by Spanish pirates.1 He married, May 1711 at Boston, Elizabeth Green1, and was baptised as an adult 6 Sep 1713.1 His wife died at Medford, Massachusetts, 6 Dec 17512, and he 29 Aug 1758.3
     In a Spanish/pirate raid on Nassau in 1699, the town's occupants were put to the sword. The only survivors, says Charles Brooks, were John and his sister Elizabeth, three years younger. They fled for protection to a cargo vessel, whose captain brought them to Boston in 1700 and took them into his family. They were put to school and John was apprenticed at the age of 14 for seven years to a Malden weaver. "His master found him a silent and thoughtful boy, and made him a good weaver." When he became of age he moved to Medford, and soon bought a small house. He operated a gristmill and weaving shop in Medford and "grew comparatively rich." His sister Elizabeth, who died unmarried, became his housekeeper.
     His wife Elizabeth was a relative of Gov. Belcher of Massachusetts.1 See Charles Brooks, 520–21.4

Children with Elizabeth Green:

  • Joseph/2 Albree5 b. 16 Aug 1713, d. 26 Mar 1777
  • Elizabeth/2 Albree6 b. 28 Jan 1715/16, d. 17 Mar 1735/36
  • Ruth/2 Albree+7 b. 17 May 1718, d. 6 May 1793
  • Susanna/2 Albree8 b. 7 Aug 1726

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S48] Charles Brooks, Hist. Medford, 519, 520, 521.
  2. [S368] Medford VR, 334, Elizabeth Albree d.
  3. [S368] Medford VR, 334, John Albry d.
  4. [S48] Charles Brooks, Hist. Medford, 520, 521.
  5. [S368] Medford VR, 14, Joseph Alberry b.
  6. [S368] Medford VR, 14, Elizibeth Alberee b; 334, Elizabeth Albree d.
  7. [S368] Medford VR, 14, Ruth Albery b.
  8. [S368] Medford VR, 14, Susanah Albree b.

Elizabeth Green

F, #3240, (circa 1687 - 6 December 1751)
Last Edited:1 Jan 2016
Find-A-Grave.com, memorial #26920766. Photo by BobBoston.
Elizabeth Green, born circa 1687 (g.s.)1, married, May 1711 at Boston, Massachusetts, John/1 Albree of Medford.2 She died at Medford 6 Dec 1751 (65th y., g.s.)3, and he 29 Aug 1758.4 She is buried in Salem Street Cemetery, Medford.5

Children with John/1 Albree:

  • Joseph/2 Albree6 b. 16 Aug 1713, d. 26 Mar 1777
  • Elizabeth/2 Albree7 b. 28 Jan 1715/16, d. 17 Mar 1735/36
  • Ruth/2 Albree+8 b. 17 May 1718, d. 6 May 1793
  • Susanna/2 Albree9 b. 7 Aug 1726

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S368] Medford VR, 334, Elizabeth Albree d. (g.s.).
  2. [S48] Charles Brooks, Hist. Medford, 519, 520, 521.
  3. [S368] Medford VR, 334, Elizabeth Albree d.
  4. [S368] Medford VR, 334, John Albry d.
  5. [S148] Find-A-Grave.com, memorial #26920766.
  6. [S368] Medford VR, 14, Joseph Alberry b.
  7. [S368] Medford VR, 14, Elizibeth Alberee b; 334, Elizabeth Albree d.
  8. [S368] Medford VR, 14, Ruth Albery b.
  9. [S368] Medford VR, 14, Susanah Albree b.