He served several enlistments as a cavalryman in King Philip's War (1675–76) ….

Isaac/2w Brooks

M, #4542, (circa 1643 - 8 September 1686)
Father*Henry/1w Brooks1 b. c 1592, d. 12 Apr 1683
Mother*(–?–) (–?–)1 d. b 1650
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Isaac/2w Brooks
Custom index:Philip's War (1675-76)
Last Edited:10 Nov 2017

Children with Miriam Daniels:

Isaac/2w Brooks, although the record of his birth (circa 1643, probably at Concord, Massachusetts) is not found, is named as son of Henry Brooks in the latter's will. He was 40 in 1683, per Essex County files.2,3 He married, 10 Jan 1665/66 at Woburn, Miriam Daniels, perhaps sister of John/1 Daniels of New London, Connecticut.4,5 Isaac's father Henry may have given Isaac part of his Concord estate, as Concord's 1666 tax list records Isaac's cousin Joshua/2a Brooks living at "Isaac Brooks's place." After his marriage, however, Isaac settled at Woburn.6
     In 1668 Isaac Broockes, his brother John and his father Henry, each of Woburn, signed a petition in support of Thomas Dutton, who had sued Michael Bacon Jr. for calling him a thief.7,8 Isaac stood surety, 29 Aug 1668, for Ephraim/3 Buck, future husband of his niece Sarah, in the matter of Edmund Augier's horse.9 He was one of the two persons present when Samuel Converse Jr. was killed by the water-wheel of Converse's father's mill in Woburn (now Winchester), 20 Feb 1669-70.10,11 Admitted a freeman of Woburn 15 May 1672.12
     24 Feb 1673/74, Woburn selectmen ordered that Izack Brooks, haueing ingaiged to set traps from time to time in a spring betweene Wood hill and Maple medow Playne to cach wolues, hee haueing bin at Charge to alure [allure] the wolues thether; all other persons are prohibited to set any traps at the same place, soe long as Izack Brooks liueth, and shall go on to improuve it for the same end or use.". Isaac received wolf bounties of 10s in 1676, £3 by county order in 1677, 10s on 17 Sep 1677, and an additional £1 for two wolves in 1677 .13
     He served several enlistments as a cavalryman in King Philip's War (1675–76), appearing in records of that conflict under Lt. William Hasey, 5 Oct 1675; in Capt. Prentice's troop, 29 Feb 1676; and again under Lt. Hasey, 24 Jul 1676.14 A month later Isaac Brookes of "Wooborn-Towne" is named on a muster roll.15 Following the war, he was appointed quartermaster of the "Three County Troop," 1 Jun 1677, and is so named in Woburn tax lists of 1684 and 1685.11
     Isaac seems to have been his father's favorite. Though the youngest living son, his father's will of 18 Jul 1682 made him sole executor and residuary legatee, and bequeathed Isaac's children several large parcels of land. His father also gave him all my land on the east side of the highway excepting eight acres, half my herbage and half my wood lots, and also I give him all my plowland lots except my great lot.16,1,17
     Isaac died at Woburn 8 Sep 1686.18 His widow was named in a 1688 Woburn tax list.11

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1459] Henry Brooks inventory, 17 Apr 1683.
  2. [S298] Cutter & Loring, Brooks Family of Woburn, 3–4, Henry (1.) Brooks; 7, Isaac (4.) Brooks.
  3. [S612] Melinde Lutz Sanborn, Index to the Deponent Records of the County of Essex, Massachusetts, 9:124, Isaac Brooks deposed, 1683.
  4. [S210] Edward P. Johnson, Woburn Records, 3:33, Isaac Brooks/Miriam Daniels m.
  5. [S221] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages, 102, Isaac Brooks.
  6. [S182] Lemuel Shattuck, History of the Town of Concord, 37, 1666 tax list.
  7. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 3:83, footnote to Dutton.
  8. [S2308] AmericanAncestors.org,, Middlesex County, MA, Abstracts of Court Files, 1649–1675 (online database, 2003). Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, "Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649," n.d.: 2:48, Dutton vs. Bacon.
  9. [S1272] "Middlesex County Court Files (1649-1675)," online database at NewEnglandAncestors.org.
  10. [S1640] Edward F. Johnson, Early Woburn Deeds, 5-7, Richardson/Henshaw (Book 1, Page 1), note.
  11. [S298] Cutter & Loring, Brooks Family of Woburn, 7, Isaac (4.) Brooks.
  12. [S222] Lucius R. Paige, "Massachusetts Freemen," 28, Isack Brookes, Woob.
  13. [S522] Samuel Sewall, The History of Woburn, 1:57.
  14. [S104] George Madison Bodge, Soldiers in King Philip's War, 82–83, 277.
  15. [S104] Bodge, Soldiers in King Philip's War, 376.
  16. [S298] Cutter & Loring, Brooks Family of Woburn, 3-4, Henry (1.) Brooks.
  17. [S2306] Gene Zubrinsky, personal communication, 9 Nov 2017: identification of second witness's signature.
  18. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 2:20, Isaac Brooks d.
  19. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:27, Sarah Brooks b.; 2:20, Sarah Brooks d.
  20. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:27, Miriam Brooks b.
  21. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:27, Isaac Brooks b.
  22. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:27, Henry Brooks b.

Bathsheba/2p Brooks

F, #4545, (8 April 1655 - 24 February 1738/39)
Father*Gilbert/1p Brooks1 b. c 1621, d. 13 Jun 1695
Mother*Elizabeth Symons2 b. s 1624, d. 1687
Appears on charts:Descendants of Gilbert/1p Brooks
Descendants of Bathsheba/2p Brooks
Last Edited:22 Aug 2017

Children with James/2 Walker:

Bathsheba/2p Brooks, baptised 8 Apr 1655 at the Second Church, Scituate, Massachusetts1,3, married, 23 Dec 1673 at Taunton, James/2 Walker Jr., son of James/1 Walker and Elizabeth Phillips.4,3 The will of her father Gilbert Brooks, 6 Jun 1695, left "my nine daughters an equal share of my estate after my decease."3,5 In the executors' account of 15 Jul following, Bathsheba Walker has been paid her legacy of £7-18-9.3,5 Her husband died 22 Jun 17186,7, and she, at Taunton, 24 Feb 1738/39, a. 83.8

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:50, Bathsheba Brooke bp.
  2. [S431] Evelyn S. Beran (Madison, WI, e-mail address), research shared with the author, 1997–2002, citing Deane, Hist. Scituate, 224-225; Savage, 1:260.
  3. [S520] Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, The Great Migration, 1634–1635, 1:407–11, Gilbert Brooks.
  4. [S490] Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 2:70, Bershaba Brooks/James Walker Jr. m.
  5. [S692] H.L. Peter Rounds, Abstracts of Bristol County, 1:128–30, Gilbert Brooks.
  6. [S135] Mariana B. Ruggles, citing J.B.R. Walker, Memorial of the Walkers of the Old Plymouth Colony, 21.
  7. [S490] Taunton VR, 3:206, James Walker d.
  8. [S490] Taunton VR, 3:205, Bathsheba Walker d.
  9. [S490] Taunton VR, 1:432, James Walker b.
  10. [S36] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary, 4:392, James Walker.

Sarah/2w Brooks

F, #4546, (say 1633 - before 1706)
Father*Henry/1w Brooks1 b. c 1592, d. 12 Apr 1683
Mother*(–?–) (–?–)1 d. b 1650
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Last Edited:26 Jan 2016
Sarah/2w Brooks was a daughter of Henry/1w Brooks, though her birth is not of record.1 She married, 13 May 1650 at Woburn, Massachusetts, John/2 Mousall, son of Dea. John/1 Mousall and Joanna ?Thompson.2 Named in the will of her father-in-law, Dea. John Mousall Sr., 1660.3
     Daughter Sarah and her husband John Mousall were named, 18 Jul 1682, in her father's will, which forgave a note of £50 for land and housing held jointly by John Mousall and Sarah's brother John Brooks, "and [Mousall's] wife my daughter Sarah may have the disposing of twenty pounds of the said fivety."4,1,5 19 Feb 1694, John and Sarah Mousall signed their homestead and estate over to Joseph and Elizabeth Wright, Jr., to take effect upon their deaths. In part the transfer reads, for her respects and care of me and my wife for many years together, and now also in our age the said Joseph Wright and Elizabeth his wife, have engaged themselves to take care of me and my wife, during our natural lives, I do, in consideration of love and good will, convey the homestead and other property; Joseph Wright to have all after the decease of me and Sarah, my now married wife.6 John died at Woburn 2 Apr 1698.7,8
     "Her will, dated Jun 15, 1702, probated Sept. 10, 1705, signed by her mark, appointed her 'loving cousin,' Joseph Wright, Jr., and his wife Elizabeth, executors, and Major James Converse and Lieut. Josiah Converse, overseers, and mentions a number of relatives, whose connection opens some interesting genealogical material…[Anna Brooks was] living with her Aunt Sarah Mousall, of Woburn, June 15, 1702, and named in her will."9
     Sarah died before 17066, without issue.

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1459] Henry Brooks inventory, 17 Apr 1683.
  2. [S210] Edward P. Johnson, Woburn Records, 3:33, Sarah Brooks/John Mousall m.
  3. [S298] Cutter & Loring, Brooks Family of Woburn, 4-5, John (2.) Brooks, quoted.
  4. [S298] Cutter & Loring, Brooks Family of Woburn, 3-4, Henry (1.) Brooks.
  5. [S2306] Gene Zubrinsky, personal communication, 9 Nov 2017: identification of second witness's signature.
  6. [S183] Craig Beeman, citing NEHGR, 29:153–57.
  7. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 2:131, John Mousall d.
  8. [S298] Cutter & Loring, Brooks Family of Woburn, 5, John (2.) Brooks: John Mousall d.s.p.
  9. [S106] NEHGS Register, 58:52–53, William R. Cutter and Arthur G. Loring, "The Brooks Family of Woburn, Mass."

Annis Jordan

F, #4547, (say 1622 - )
Father*James Jordan1,2 d. 29 Apr 1655
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Last Edited:11 Aug 2017

Children with Abraham/1 Jaquith:

  • Abraham/2 Jaquith3 b. 19 Dec 1644, d. 14 Mar 1678/79
  • Mary/2 Jaquith3 b. 3 Nov 1646, d. before 1 Aug 1655
  • Lydia/2 Jaquith12 b. circa 1648
  • Sarah/2 Jaquith12 b. circa 1650, d. after 9 Jul 1709
  • John/2 Jaquith13,12 b. circa 1652
  • Deborah/2 Jaquith12 b. circa 1654, d. 24 Feb 1703/4
Annis [Ann, Anne, Anna] Jordan, of Dedham, married (1), by 1643, Abraham/1 Jaquith of Charlestown and Woburn, Massachusetts, with whom she had at least six children.3,4 She was admitted to the church at Charlestown 13 Apr 1643.5 Her father's will, 1655, provides 20s. each to the five (living) children of his daughter Anne, wife of Abraham Jacquith late of Charles Towne.1,2 Her husband's will, dated 16 (9) 1675, probated 19 Dec 1676, bequeaths to wife Hannah or Anna, son Abram and daughters Lydia, Sarah and Deborah.5
     Annis married (2), 12 Jul 1682 at Woburn, Massachusetts, as his 3rd wife, Henry/1w Brooks, then about 90 years of age.6,7 Six days later, on the 18th of July, Henry Brooks, clothier, "stricken in years," made his will. To loving wife Annes he left an annuity of three pounds a year, "covenanted under my hand on day of marriag upon her renowncing any other Dowry," and the use of a cow during her lifetime.8,9,10 He died at Woburn 12 Apr 1683.11 Annis's death is not of record there.
     Her daughter Lydia/2 Jaquith married David/3w Fox, a grandson of her 2nd husband.

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S288] Charles Henry Pope, Pioneers of Massachusetts, 263, James Jordan.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Abstracts of the Earliest Wills in Suffolk County, Mass." (1851), 5:441, James Jordan.
  3. [S522] Samuel Sewall, The History of Woburn, 618–19, Genealogical Notices, Jaquith.
  4. [S221] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages, 18200, Abraham Jaquith.
  5. [S288] Pope, Pioneers of Massachusetts, 256, Abraham Jaques/Jaquith.
  6. [S210] Edward P. Johnson, Woburn Records, 3:33, Henry Brooks/Annis Jacquith m.
  7. [S221] Torrey, New England Marriages, 102, Henry Brooks.
  8. [S298] Cutter & Loring, Brooks Family of Woburn, 3-4, Henry (1.) Brooks.
  9. [S1459] Henry Brooks inventory, 17 Apr 1683.
  10. [S2306] Gene Zubrinsky, personal communication, 9 Nov 2017: identification of second witness's signature.
  11. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 2:20, Henry Brooks d.
  12. [S2076] Joanne Merrill Kartak, "The Jaquiths: Family of Patriots," citing Jaquith & Walker, The Jaquith Family in America, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1982.
  13. [S121] The American Genealogist, Dean Crawford Smith and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, "The English Origins of the Howe and Treadway Families of Watertown, Massachusetts.". 70-171-80. Hereinafter TAG.

John/2 Mousall

M, #4548, (say 1625 - 2 April 1698)
Father*Dea. John/1 Mousall1 b. c 1596, d. 27 Mar 1665
Mother*Joanna ?Thompson1
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Last Edited:16 Aug 2017
John/2 Mousall Jr. married, 13 May 1650 at Woburn, Massachusetts, Sarah/2w Brooks, daughter of Henry/1w Brooks and (–?–) (–?–).2 Admitted freeman 7 May 1651.3
     "The will of the senior John Mousall (19th of the 4th month, 1660) makes his two sons, John Mousall and John Brooks, joint executors; gives to his son Brooks's three children, and to his grandchild, Sarah Brooks, and to his grandchild, Eunice [Unis] Brooks; to his son, John Brooks (in whose house John Mousall, Sr.'s widow was to have a peaceable living); gives also to his grandchild, Joanna Brooks; and certain residue of his lands to his two sons [John Mousall, and son-in-law John Brooks].
     "John Mousall, Jr.'s wife being the sister of John Brooks, this relationship of the son is more clearly understood. It was the case of being doubly brothers-in-law; Brooks marrying the only sister of Mousall, and Mousall marrying a sister of Brooks. From this circumstance arose a partial (not total) combination of the property of Deacon John Mousall and Henry Brooks, of which more is said in an article by one of the present writers, in the Register, vol. xlvii., p. 462, et. seq.
     "In his will, Deacon John Mousall gives his great meadow [at Woburn Centre, in the vicinity of Prospect Street, a tract now covered with buildings], to his two sons equally, but in case the son, John Mousall died without children, then he (John Mousall, Jr.) could give his share to his wife, for use during her life, and after the decease of John Mousall, the said son, and his wife leaving no heir, the share was to return to the son [in-law] John Brooks's children.
     "John Mousall, Jr. did die without children, and some of his property returned to John Brooks's children, in accordance with the terms of the will.
     "In 1673, a house described in the town records as the 'Hopewell House' was owned in common by John Mousall, Jr. and John Brooks, being a part of their inheritance from their father, Deacon John Mousall."4 He and his wife Sarah were named, 18 Jul 1682, in his father-in-law's will, which forgave a note of £50 for land and housing held jointly by John Mousall and Sarah's brother John Brooks, "and [Mousall's] wife my daughter Sarah may have the disposing of twenty pounds of the said fivety."5,6,7 John Mousall of Woburn witnessed a deed by his 1st cousin John Mousall ["Senior"] of Charlestown, 20 Jan 1686.8
     19 Feb 1694, John and Sarah Mousall signed their homestead and estate over to Joseph and Elizabeth Wright, Jr., to take effect upon their deaths. In part the transfer reads, for her respects and care of me and my wife for many years together, and now also in our age the said Joseph Wright and Elizabeth his wife, have engaged themselves to take care of me and my wife, during our natural lives, I do, in consideration of love and good will, convey the homestead and other property; Joseph Wright to have all after the decease of me and Sarah, my now married wife.9
     John Mousall Jr. died at Woburn, without issue, 2 Apr 1698.10,11

Local Notes:

Electedbetween 1668 and 1671, Woburn, MASelectmen | John Mousall, jun., 1668, 1671.12

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S298] Cutter & Loring, Brooks Family of Woburn, 4-5, John (2.) Brooks.
  2. [S210] Edward P. Johnson, Woburn Records, 3:33, Sarah Brooks/John Mousall m.
  3. [S222] Lucius R. Paige, "Massachusetts Freemen," 22, John Mousell.
  4. [S298] Cutter & Loring, Brooks Family of Woburn, 4-5, John (2.) Brooks, quoted.
  5. [S298] Cutter & Loring, Brooks Family of Woburn, 3-4, Henry (1.) Brooks.
  6. [S1459] Henry Brooks inventory, 17 Apr 1683.
  7. [S2306] Gene Zubrinsky, personal communication, 9 Nov 2017: identification of second witness's signature.
  8. [S142] John R. Wood, citing NEHGR 106:199, "Whittemore Family."
  9. [S183] Craig Beeman, citing NEHGR, 29:153–57.
  10. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 2:131, John Mousall d.
  11. [S298] Cutter & Loring, Brooks Family of Woburn, 5, John (2.) Brooks: John Mousall d.s.p.
  12. [S522] Samuel Sewall, The History of Woburn, 2:579.

Miriam Daniels

F, #4549, (say 1645 - )
Father-CandidateFather Daniels b. s 1610
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Isaac/2w Brooks
Last Edited:7 Aug 2017

Children with Isaac/2w Brooks:

Miriam Daniels married, 10 Jan 1665/66 at Woburn, Massachusetts, Isaac/2w Brooks, son of Henry/1w Brooks and (–?–) (–?–),1,2, who died at Woburn 8 Sep 1686.3 Woburn tax lists of 1688 name her as Isaac's widow.4
     Was she perhaps the sister of John/1 Daniels of New London? John Daniels settled in the Niantic region of Connecticut (present-day Waterford), where Timothy/2w Brooks, Isaac's brother, had property, and where Henry/3w Brooks, Isaac's son, resided in 1699. Comfort/4w Brooks, Henry's son, married John's granddaughter, Hannah/3 Daniels.5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S210] Edward P. Johnson, Woburn Records, 3:33, Isaac Brooks/Miriam Daniels m.
  2. [S221] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages, 102, Isaac Brooks.
  3. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 2:20, Isaac Brooks d.
  4. [S298] Cutter & Loring, Brooks Family of Woburn, 7, Isaac (4.) Brooks.
  5. [S1408] Jack Russell Brooks, Silas Brooks, 22.
  6. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:27, Sarah Brooks b.; 2:20, Sarah Brooks d.
  7. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:27, Miriam Brooks b.
  8. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:27, Isaac Brooks b.
  9. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:27, Henry Brooks b.
Isaac Brooks was a participant in the Quebec Expedition of 1690.2

Isaac/3w Brooks

M, #4550, (13 August 1669 - before 1702)
Father*Isaac/2w Brooks1 b. c 1643, d. 8 Sep 1686
Mother*Miriam Daniels1 b. s 1645
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of Isaac/2w Brooks
Descendants of Isaac/3w Brooks Jr.
Last Edited:31 Jul 2017

Children with Anna/3 Trask:

Isaac/3w Brooks Jr. was born 13 Aug 1669 at Woburn, Massachusetts.1 In the will of his grandfather Henry Brooks, dated 18 Jul 1682, Isaac and his brother Henry were jointly bequeathed "about 80 acres of upland on west side of the highway on both sides of the river," half of three small shares amounting to 15 acres in the town's common land, and half of 6 acres in Shred Pine Meadow "for the town privilege in herbage," provided they not alienate (sell) any of these parcels during their grandfather's lifetime. They shared with their sister Miriam a bequest of 8 acres in Forty Pound Meadow.3,4,5
     Isaac married, by 1689, Anna/3 Trask of Salem, daughter of William/2 Trask and Ann Putnam.2,6 He died before 25 May 1702, when his widow married (2) Timothy Wright of Charlestown.2,7,6 In 1738, Jabez Brooks, of Woburn, claimed Isaac's share of land granted by the General Court to soldiers of the 1690 Quebec expedition, "in right of his kinsman, Isaac Brooks," attested by Joseph Reed.2

Local Notes:

Property9 Dec 1696, Reading, MAIsaac and his brother, Henry Brooks, sold a parcel of land in Reading, 9 Dec., 1696, and Mary, the wife of Henry, joined in the deed. (Middlesex Co. Deeds, Vol. 12, p. 11.) From the fact that Isaac's wife did not sign with the others, the inference is that she had died some time between March and December of that year.8

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S210] Edward P. Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:27, Isaac Brooks b.
  2. [S183] Craig Beeman, citing NEHGR, 29:153–57.
  3. [S298] Cutter & Loring, Brooks Family of Woburn, 3-4, Henry (1.) Brooks.
  4. [S1459] Henry Brooks inventory, 17 Apr 1683.
  5. [S2306] Gene Zubrinsky, personal communication, 9 Nov 2017: identification of second witness's signature.
  6. [S221] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages, 103, Isaac Brooks.
  7. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 3:311, Timothy Wright/Hannah Brooks m.
  8. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Captain William Traske and Some of his Descendants" (Oct 1901), 55:385.
  9. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:28, Anna Brooks b.
  10. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:28, Sarah Brooks b.
  11. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:28, William Brooks b.