Recorded, 1776, with sons Barnabas and Benjamin at Claremont, NH, where they were each among the 6 percent of provincial voters who refused to sign the declaration of Revolutionary loyalty known as the New Hampshire Association Test attached to that year's state census, while son Cornelius "made no association."2,3

Capt. Benjamin/3c Brooks

M, #4298, (23 April 1720 - 29 January 1784)
Father*Lt. Thomas/2c Brooks1 b. 27 Mar 1679, d. 20 Jul 1732
Mother*Martha Hotchkiss1 b. 14 Dec 1683, d. c 1755
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1c Brooks
Descendants of Lt. Thomas/2c Brooks
Descendants of Capt. Benjamin/3c Brooks
Custom index:Revolutionary War
Last Edited:10 Aug 2017

Children with Thankful Hickox:

Gravestone of Benjamin Brooks and his son Reuben, North Haven, CT. (Farber Gravestone Collection)
Capt. Benjamin/3c Brooks, born 23 Apr 1720 at Wallingford, Connecticut4,1,5, and baptised with 9 siblings 30 May 1725 at the Congregational church, Cheshire4,5, married, 15 Dec 1741 (Meriden c.r.), Thankful Hickox, daughter of John Hickox and Mary Gaylord.6,4 Resided Southbridge, removed to New Hampshire, then returned to North Haven, Connecticut in 1780.4 Recorded, 1776, with sons Barnabas and Benjamin at Claremont, New Hampshire, where each refused to sign the declaration of Revolutionary loyalty known as the New Hampshire Association Test attached to that year's state census, while son Cornelius "made no association." These sons later removed to Otsego County, New York.2,3
     Benjamin died 29 Jan 1784 (g.s.)4, and shares a gravestone with his son Reuben in the Old Cemetery, North Haven.7,8 His widow married (2) Stephen Hotchkiss.4
     Yale incorrectly states that he res. Hamden, and "had but one son."9

Local Notes:

Property23 Jan 1755, Wallingford, CTMartha Brooks quit claims "unto my said children their heirs and assigns forever all my right of dower (illegible) buildings and lands that came to me from my said husband deceased being the place where he last dwelt in said Wallingford, in New Cheshire Parish …"10

Census Detail:

30 May 1776Claremont, NHThe Names of those who Refuse to sign the Declaration … Capt. Benjamin Brooks … Barnabas Brooks … Benjamin Brooks jun.2,3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Wallingford VR, Benjamine Brooks b.
  2. [S474] N.H. Secretary of State, NH State Papers, 8:218–19, Claremont: The Names of those who Refuse to sign the Declaration.
  3. [S2253] Kevin Phillips, 1775, A Good Year for Revolution, 140: "As for New Hampshire, its minor internal disaffaction mattered little because that province, alone among the thirteen, was never invaded. Those who declined to sign the Association in 1775 — just 6 percent of the eligible popultion — centered in Aglican locales and places with Wentworth family ties (Portsmouth, Claremont, and several small towns)."
  4. [S696] Donald Lines Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:337, Fam. 2, Thomas 1, Benjamin ix.
  5. [S1527] Sue Phillips Schultz, citing Parson Hall's baptism records.
  6. [S508] Frederick William Bailey, Early Connecticut Marriages, Wallingford-Meriden, Benj. Brooks/Thankful Hickock m.
  7. [S1418] The Farber Gravestone Collection.
  8. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #15454590, #15454596.
  9. [S402] Elihu Yale. "Brooks of Cheshire, Ct.," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 5:355–57 (1851). Hereinafter Yale.
  10. [S703] Jean McKee, transcribing Wallingford Deeds, 14:225-226.
  11. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Farmington VR, Ruben Brooks b.
  12. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Farmington VR, Benjamin Brooks b.
  13. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Farmington VR, Cornelius Brooks b.
  14. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Farmington VR, Barnaby Brooks b.
  15. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Farmington VR, John Brooks b.
  16. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Farmington VR, Asahel/Azael Brooks b.
  17. [S696] Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:341, Fam. 7, Thankful 7.
  18. [S696] Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:341, Fam. 7, Lemme 8.
  19. [S181] International Genealogical Index (IGI), 1992 edition, NH: 2,021, Rhoda Brooks b.
  20. [S696] Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:341, Fam. 7, Reuben 9.
  21. [S696] Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:341, Fam. 7, Lue 10.
  22. [S696] Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:341, Fam. 7, Eli 11.
  23. [S696] Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:341, Fam. 7, Mary 12.