Eliza/6f Brooks

F, #35151, (11 August 1794 - )
Father*Capt. Lemuel/5f Brooks1 b. 22 Jan 1767, d. 11 Mar 1847
Mother*Lydia Benedict1 b. 30 Apr 1767, d. 18 Feb 1828
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/3f Brooks
Descendants of Lemuel/4f Brooks
Last Edited:31 Jul 2017
Eliza/6f Brooks was born 11 Aug 1794 at Norwalk, Connecticut1, where she married, 22 Oct 1821, Bradley Downes of Weston, son of Robert Downes and Betsy Bradley.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Norwalk VR, Eliza Brooks b.
  2. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Norwalk VR, Eliza Brooks/Bradley Downs m.

Charles/6f Brooks

M, #35152, (18 January 1805 - 8 March 1864)
Father*Capt. Lemuel/5f Brooks1 b. 22 Jan 1767, d. 11 Mar 1847
Mother*Lydia Benedict1 b. 30 Apr 1767, d. 18 Feb 1828
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/3f Brooks
Descendants of Lemuel/4f Brooks
Last Edited:3 Apr 2017

Children with Lucy Middlebrook:

Findagrave.com, memorial #47357635. Photo by Erik Andersen.
Charles/6f Brooks, born 18 Jan 1805 at Norwalk, Connecticut1, was of Danbury when he married, 18 Dec 1831 at Redding, Lucy Middlebrook of Redding.2 He died 8 Mar 1864, a. 58 y. 3 m.3, and she 11 Sep 1868, a. 55-10-11.4 They are buried in New Fairfield Cemetery, New Fairfield, Connecticut.5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Norwalk VR, Charles Brooks b.
  2. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Redding VR, Charles Brooks/Lucy Middlebrook m.
  3. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #47357635.
  4. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #47357621.
  5. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #47357635, #47357621.
  6. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #47357631.
  7. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #47357633.
  8. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #47357634.
  9. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #47357632.

Henry/6f Brooks

M, #35153, (20 August 1797 - 15 May 1817)
Father*Capt. Lemuel/5f Brooks1 b. 22 Jan 1767, d. 11 Mar 1847
Mother*Lydia Benedict1 b. 30 Apr 1767, d. 18 Feb 1828
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/3f Brooks
Descendants of Lemuel/4f Brooks
Last Edited:31 Jul 2017
Findagrave.com, memorial #24525482. Photo by Dana Laird.
Henry/6f Brooks, born 20 Aug 1797 at Norwalk, Connecticut1, died there, unmarried, 15 May 1817, a. 19.1 Buried with his parents in Pine Island Cemetery.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Norwalk VR, Henry Brooks b.; d.
  2. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #24525482.

Alice Wheeler

F, #35154, (9 June 1804 - 19 September 1846)
Father*Samuel Otis Wheeler1 b. 14 Sep 1777, d. 29 Mar 1858
Mother*Anna Curtis1 b. s 1774, d. s 1830
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1f Brooks
Descendants of Benjamin/2f Brooks
Descendants of John/3f Brooks
Descendants of Abijah/4f Brooks
Last Edited:21 Jul 2018

Children with Major Abijah/5f Brooks:

Alice Wheeler was born 9 Jun 1804 at Stratford, Connecticut1, where she married, 28 Oct 1821, Major Abijah/5f Brooks of Stratford, son of Abijah/4f Brooks and Sarah Selena Wetmore.2 She died there 19 Sep 1846, a. 423, and he 26 Oct 1856, a. 58.4 They are buried in Union Cemetery.5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Stratford VR, Alice Wheeler b.
  2. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Stratford VR, Major A. Brooks/Alice Wheeler m.
  3. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #169184323.
  4. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #169184322.
  5. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #169184322, #169184323.
  6. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Stratford VR, John Brooks b.
  7. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Stratford VR, Wheeler Asa Brooks b.; d.
  8. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Stratford VR, Gilbert B. Brooks b.
  9. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Stratford VR, Charles Edwin Brooks b.
  10. [S562] Barbour Collection, Stratford, Selena Ann Brooks b.
  11. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Stratford VR, Mary Rexford Brooks b.
  12. [S1850] 1850 U.S. Census, Stratford, Fairfield, CT, M432_37/317A/636, Major A. Brooks.

Capt. Charles Edwin/6f Brooks

M, #35155, (27 December 1827 - )
Father*Major Abijah/5f Brooks1 b. 11 Feb 1798, d. 26 Oct 1856
Mother*Alice Wheeler1 b. 9 Jun 1804, d. 19 Sep 1846
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/3f Brooks
Descendants of Abijah/4f Brooks
Last Edited:9 Jan 2016
Probably the same man — note the request, "Bridgeport (Conn.) newspapers please copy." New York Herald, 22 Jun 1861.
Capt. Charles Edwin/6f Brooks was born 27 Dec 1827 at Stratford, Connecticut.1 Then of San Francisco, he married, 19 Jun 1861 in the New York City/Connecticut area, Martha E. Hubbell of Huntington, Connecticut.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Stratford VR, Charles Edwin Brooks b.
  2. [S59] New York Herald, 22 Jun 1861, Capt. Charles E. Brooks/Martha E. Hubbell m.

Gilbert B/6f Brooks

M, #35156, (29 July 1825 - 30 March 1869)
Father*Major Abijah/5f Brooks1 b. 11 Feb 1798, d. 26 Oct 1856
Mother*Alice Wheeler1 b. 9 Jun 1804, d. 19 Sep 1846
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/3f Brooks
Descendants of Abijah/4f Brooks
Y-DNA Overlay Chart -- FAIRFIELD line
Last Edited:21 Jul 2018

Children with Ann Jane Fernald:

  • Charles E/7f Brooks3 b. circa 1854
  • Frank Lucas/7f Brooks10 b. 22 May 1855, d. 29 Apr 1939
  • Helen Augusta/7f Brooks3 b. circa 1859
  • Emma E/7f Brooks11,12 b. 12 Dec 1866
Findagrave.com, memorial #49859326. Photo by Bob Collins.
Gilbert B/6f Brooks was born 29 Jul 1825 at Stratford, Connecticut.1
     In 1850 Gilbert B. Brooks (a. 24, postal clerk) was living in the Philo Barnum household in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Two dwellings down was his 2nd cousin John/6f Brooks "Jr.," a steam boat captain who was not only the son of a two-time Bridgeport mayor, but reported his real estate equity as a substantial $35,000. Was Gilbert's proximity merely coincidence? Or did his politically connected cousins arrange for his post office job?2
     Gilbert married, by 1854, Ann Jane Fernald, daughter of (–?–) Fernald and Ann J. (–?–).3 The 1855 New York state census found them in a brick home in Brooklyn, New York, where Gilbert, a bookkeeper, had been resident two years. With him were wife Ann J. (a. 21), son Charles E. (a. 1), mother-in-law Ann J. Lundt, and stepfather-in-law Wm Lundt, a shipmaster and naturalized native of Denmark.4
     The 1860 census recorded Gilbert [as "Phoebe," a. 35, clerk], wife Ann (a. 27), three children ages 6 to 1, and Gilbert's brother Benjamin (a. 23, clerk) in their 11th ward Brooklyn household, next door to the Orphan Asylum.3
     In the 1865 state census, Gilbert (a. 40, clerk in NYC), wife Ann J. (a. 32, 4 chil.), children Charles E., Frank L. and Augusta, and domestic Ellen Creighton comprised the Brooklyn household. Their brick house was now valued at $5,000.5
     Gilbert died 30 Mar 1869, a. 436, and was buried April 2nd in Green-Wood Cemetery.7 His will, dated 19 Mar, was proved 26 Apr, and his widow Ann appointed executrix.8 Ann lived until 19039, and is buried with him.7

Exhibit(s).
     • Probate file of Gilbert B. Brooks.8

Census Detail:

2 Aug 1850Bridgeport, CT1st Ward | 268 | 338 | Philo F. Barnum | 44 | M | 4000 | CT
Sally " | 43 | F | CT
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Minerva Barnum | 16 | F | CT
Augusta " | 13 | F | CT | Student
Howard " | 12 | M | CT | Student
Fairchild " | 10 | M | CT | Student
Gilbert B. Brooks | 24 | M | PO Clerk | CT
Harriet S [surname blank] | 30 | F | Black | [born] A._ | Illiterate
Beers Smith | 24 | M | Black | Coachman | CT | Married within the year
John Keough | 16 | M | Ostler | IRE

270 | 340 | John Brooks Jr. | 54 | M | Capt of St Boat | 35,000 | CT
Maria " | 52 | F | CT
Mary C. [Manier] | 28 | F | PA2
1855Brooklyn, NY274 | Brick | value 3600 | fam. 676 | Gilbert B. Brooks | 30 | M | CT | Marr | Res. 2y. | Bookkeeper
Ann J. Brooks | 21 | F | Wife | MA | Marr | Res. 6y.
Charles E. " | 1 | M | Son | Kings | Res. 1y.
Ann J. Lundt | 40 | F | Mo Law | PA | Marr | Res. 6y.
Wm Lundt | 40 | M | Fath Law | Denmark | Marr | Res 6y. | Ship Master | Naturalized4
23 Jul 1860Brooklyn, NY11th Ward | Brooklyn | 1175 | 2169 | Josephine R[eass] | 13 | F | NY | Attended school

-- | 2170 | Phoebe [sic] Brooks | 35 | M [sic] | Clerk | 0 | 200 | CT
Ann " | 27 | F | MA
Charles " | 6 | M | NY | Attended school
Frank " | 4 | M | NY
Helen " | 1 | F | NY
Benjamin " | 23 | M | Clerk | CT3
9 Jun 1865Brooklyn, NY21 | Brick | 5000 | fam. 36 | Gilbert B. Brooks | 40 | M | CT | marr. 1x & currently | Clerk | NY City
Ann J. Brooks | 32 | F | Wife | MA | 4 ch. | marr. 1x & currently
Charles E. Brooks | 11 | M | Child | Kings Co. | S
Frank L. Brooks | 9 | M | Child | Kings Co. | S
Augusta Brooks | 7 | F | Child | Kings Co. | S
Ellen Creighton | 21 | F | Servant | Kings Co. | S5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Stratford VR, Gilbert B. Brooks b.
  2. [S1850] 1850 U.S. Census, Bridgeport Ward 1, Fairfield, CT, M432_37/225A/449, Phila F. Barnum.
  3. [S1860] 1860 U.S. Census, Ward 11 District 2, Brooklyn, Kings, NY, M653_770/485; FHL film #803770, Phoebe [sic] Brooks.
  4. [S2141] FamilySearch.org, "1855 New York State Census," ED 2, Ward 5, Brooklyn City, Kings, NY, line #15, family #676, image 39 of 72; FHL film #1930197, Gilbert B. Brooks.
  5. [S2348] FamilySearch.org, "1865 New York State Census," Ward 11, Brooklyn, Kings, NY; citing source p. 5, line 7, household ID 36; FHL film #1930207, Gilbert B. Brooks.
  6. [S2351] FamilySearch.org, "NYC Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," citing New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL film #1323675, Gilbert B. Brooks.
  7. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #49859326, #49859171.
  8. [S2350] FamilySearch.org, "Kings County Estate Files, 1866-1923," Kings County > Br > Brooks, Gilbert B (1869) > 10 images; Surrogate Court, Brooklyn.
  9. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #49859171.
  10. [S2231] FamilySearch.org, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994" (FamilySearch), citing only "FHL microfilm," Frank Brooks.
  11. [S2347] FamilySearch.org, "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909," Emma E. Brooks b.
  12. [S2276] FamilySearch.org, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962," citing Birth Certificates, Brooklyn, Kings, NY; FHL film #1380499, Emma E. Brooks.

John/6f Brooks

M, #35157, (21 May 1822 - )
Father*Major Abijah/5f Brooks1 b. 11 Feb 1798, d. 26 Oct 1856
Mother*Alice Wheeler1 b. 9 Jun 1804, d. 19 Sep 1846
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/3f Brooks
Descendants of Abijah/4f Brooks
Last Edited:5 Aug 2014
John/6f Brooks was born 21 May 1822 at Stratford, Connecticut.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Stratford VR, John Brooks b.

Mary Rexford/6f Brooks

F, #35158, (25 March 1833 - )
Father*Major Abijah/5f Brooks1 b. 11 Feb 1798, d. 26 Oct 1856
Mother*Alice Wheeler1 b. 9 Jun 1804, d. 19 Sep 1846
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/3f Brooks
Descendants of Abijah/4f Brooks
Last Edited:28 May 2018
Mary Rexford/6f Brooks, born 25 Mar 1833 at Stratford, Connecticut1, was recorded there (a. 17, student) with her widowed father in the 1850 census.2

Census Detail:

31 Aug 1850Stratford, CT336 | 391 | Major A. Brooks | 50 | M | NN Agent | 3000 | CT
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Selena Brooks | 20 | F | CT
Mary R " | 17 | F | CT | Student
Benjamin " | 13 | M | CT | Student
Amelia " | 8 | F | CT | Student2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Stratford VR, Mary Rexford Brooks b.
  2. [S1850] 1850 U.S. Census, Stratford, Fairfield, CT, M432_37/317A/636, Major A. Brooks.

Selena Ann/6f Brooks

F, #35159, (17 July 1830 - )
Father*Major Abijah/5f Brooks1 b. 11 Feb 1798, d. 26 Oct 1856
Mother*Alice Wheeler1 b. 9 Jun 1804, d. 19 Sep 1846
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/3f Brooks
Descendants of Abijah/4f Brooks
Last Edited:28 May 2018
Selena Ann/6f Brooks, born 17 Jul 1830 at Stratford, Connecticut1, was recorded there (a. 20) with her widowed father in the 1850 census.2

Census Detail:

31 Aug 1850Stratford, CT336 | 391 | Major A. Brooks | 50 | M | NN Agent | 3000 | CT
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Selena Brooks | 20 | F | CT
Mary R " | 17 | F | CT | Student
Benjamin " | 13 | M | CT | Student
Amelia " | 8 | F | CT | Student2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S562] Barbour Collection, Stratford, Selena Ann Brooks b.
  2. [S1850] 1850 U.S. Census, Stratford, Fairfield, CT, M432_37/317A/636, Major A. Brooks.

Wheeler Asa/6f Brooks

M, #35160, (10 July 1824 - 21 January 1825)
Father*Major Abijah/5f Brooks1 b. 11 Feb 1798, d. 26 Oct 1856
Mother*Alice Wheeler1 b. 9 Jun 1804, d. 19 Sep 1846
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/3f Brooks
Descendants of Abijah/4f Brooks
Last Edited:5 Aug 2017
Wheeler Asa/6f Brooks was born 10 Jul 1824 at Stratford, Connecticut, and there died 21 Jan following.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Stratford VR, Wheeler Asa Brooks b.; d.