Martha Staples

F, #38337, (11 January 1739/40 - April 1841)
Father*Solomon Staples1 b. s 1710
Mother*Martha Tobey1 b. s 1712
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1k Brooks
Descendants of William/2k? Brooks
Descendants of Joshua/3k Brooks
Descendants of John/4k Brooks
Descendants of John/4k Brooks
Last Edited:20 Aug 2017

Children with John/4k Brooks:

Martha Staples, born 11 Jan 1739/40 at Eliot, Maine2,1, married 15 Nov 1761, probably at Falmouth (int. 5 Sep, Kittery), John/4k Brooks, son of Joshua/3k Brooks and Anna Staples.2,3
     His 1790 census household at Falmouth included himself, two males under 16 (sons William and John), and five females (Martha and their youngest four daughters).4 John died in 1807 at Pejepscot, Maine.5,6 Martha reportedly died at Eliot, Apr 1841, a. 101.1

Census Detail:

1790Falmouth, MEMALES: One 16+
Two under 16
FEMALES: Five4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1168] Irene Dunham.
  2. [S887] David Colby Young, "Portland Early Families," John Brooks/Martha Staples.
  3. [S1377] Anderson and Thurston, Vital Records of Kittery, Maine, Prior to 1892, 225, John Brooks/Martha Staple, int.
  4. [S1790] 1790 U.S. Census, Falmouth, Cumberland, ME, M637/2/305, John Brooks.
  5. [S59] Eastern Argus, 16 Jul 1807, Deaths.
  6. [S59] Boston Gazette, 20 Jul 1807, Deaths.
  7. [S886] Judith MacKinnon.
  8. [S887] David Colby Young, "Portland Early Families," John Brooks/Martha Staples; John Brooks 2d/Anna Wheeler.

Lydia/5k Brooks

F, #38338, (say 1768 - 20 February 1846)
Father*John/4k Brooks1 b. 5 Dec 1739, d. 1807
Mother*Martha Staples1 b. 11 Jan 1739/40, d. Apr 1841
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1k Brooks
Descendants of William/2k? Brooks
Descendants of Joshua/3k Brooks
Descendants of John/4k Brooks
Descendants of John/4k Brooks
Last Edited:8 Aug 2014

Child with John Dunn:

  • Joseph/6k Dunn4 b. say 1801
Lydia/5k Brooks married, 2 Mar 1794, John Dunn of Cape Elizabeth and Gorham, Maine.2 She died at Gorham 20 Feb 1846.3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S887] David Colby Young, "Portland Early Families," John Brooks/Martha Staples.
  2. [S1438] Maine Genealogy Society, Marriage Returns of Cumberland County, Maine, Prior to 1892, 101, Lydia Brooks/John Dunn m.
  3. [S1168] Irene Dunham.
  4. [S886] Judith MacKinnon.

John/5k Brooks

M, #38340, (12 July 1775 - 21 May 1819)
Father*John/4k Brooks1 b. 5 Dec 1739, d. 1807
Mother*Martha Staples1 b. 11 Jan 1739/40, d. Apr 1841
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1k Brooks
Descendants of William/2k? Brooks
Descendants of Joshua/3k Brooks
Descendants of John/4k Brooks
Descendants of John/4k Brooks
Last Edited:22 Aug 2017

Children with Anna Wheeler:

John/5k Brooks Jr., born 12 Jul 1775 at Falmouth, Maine1, married, 10 Jul 1796 (int. 18 Jun) at Cape Elizabeth, Anna Wheeler of that place.2 He died at Lewiston 21 May 1819, a. 43.3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S887] David Colby Young, "Portland Early Families," John Brooks/Martha Staples; John Brooks 2d/Anna Wheeler.
  2. [S2081] FamilySearch.org, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907," A Cape Elizabeth returns collection: Brackett. 1813 — Leigh, 1867, image 94, John Brooks Jr./Anna Wheeler int., m.
  3. [S1168] Irene Dunham.
  4. [S887] David Colby Young, "Portland Early Families," John Brooks 2d/Anna Wheeler.