The name of Samuel Brooks 2d, a. 62, Mass. Line, died April 1825, was included in an 1835 list of Revolutionary pensioners in Maine, followed by mention of unnamed widow of Samuel Brooks, a. 75, res. Porter.2

Samuel/4k Brooks

M, #47551, (19 March 1761 - 14 April 1825)
Father*John/3k? Brooks1 b. s 1726
Mother*Bethiah Brown1 b. s 1728
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1k Brooks
Descendants of John/2k Brooks
Descendants of John/3k? Brooks
Descendants of Samuel/4k Brooks
Custom index:Revolutionary War
Last Edited:3 Aug 2017

Children with Lucy Berry:

  • John/5?k Brooks b. circa 1787
  • Samuel/5k Brooks+ b. circa Oct 1790, d. 9 Apr 1870
  • Samuel/k? Brooks b. circa 1792, d. 6 May 1864
  • Thomas/k? Brooks b. circa 1794
  • Anna/k Brooks b. say 1795
  • Asahel/5k Brooks+3 b. circa 1800
  • Sally/k Brooks b. say 1803
  • Rufus/k? Brooks b. circa 1803, d. 29 Nov 1877
  • Louisa/k Brooks b. say 1805
  • Mary Ann/k Brooks b. 30 Oct 1809
Samuel/4k Brooks, according to his pension application, was born circa 1754. According to vital records, however, he was born 19 Mar 1761 at Buxton, Maine.3,1 There he married, 27 Dec 1785 (Cong. Church rec.), Rev. Paul Coffin officiating, Lucy Berry of Buxton.3,4 Samuel's 1790 census household at Buxton included himself and one other male over 16, three males under 16, and one female.5 He settled at Porter by 18 Jun 1803, when he was enumerated in the third school district.6
     7 May 1818, Samuel Brooks of Porter, "aged about 64," made an affidavit for the purpose of obtaining a Revolutionary soldier's pension. In it, he states that he enlisted [at Buxton] 25 Feb 1777, for three years, in Capt. Jabez Lane's company, Col. Nixon's regiment, Gen. Nixon's brigade of the Massachusetts line, and served his full term. He reenlisted, May 1780, for three years in Capt. Nathaniel Emmons's company, Col. Tupper's regiment, Gen. Patterson's brigade of the Massachusetts line, in which unit he served about 18 months, and was then transferred to Capt. Kellum's company "in the Mass. Regiment," in which he served about five months. This company was reassigned to Col. Vose's regiment, in which he served till the "last of December AD 1783," when he was discharged at West Point.3,7
     Samuel's pension was approved, 6 May 1819, at the rate of $8/mo., and a certificate of pension issued.3 25 Jul 1820, Samuel Brooks of Porter, now "aged 54 years" [sic], signed by mark an additional declaration in court at Paris, Maine, stating, "I have neither real or personal estate & I am owing the sum of forty Dollars." He states he is "a husbandman which I am unable to pursue by reason of age, I am lame and weak."83,9 He died at Porter 14 Apr 1825, a. 64. 83,7,9
     His widow Lucy of Porter was added to the pension roll of Maine, 17 Dec 1848, at the rate of $96 per annum.3,7 6 Apr 1855, she applied for bounty land based upon his wartime service, and asked that the land certificate be forwarded to their son Asahel of Porter.3

Census Detail:

1790Buxton, MESaml Brooks
MALES: Two 16+
Three under 16

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1447] Buxton-Hollis Historical Society, Index of Births of Buxton, Maine 1748–1891, 1, Samuel Brooks b. Hereinafter Buxton Births.
  2. [S1670] Charles Alcott Flagg, Revolutionary Pensioners Living in Maine, 21, Samuel Brooks 2d and widow.
  3. [S1355] Samuel Brooks, Revolutionary pension file M805/125/174/W23667/BLWT19617-160-55.
  4. [S1168] Irene Dunham.
  5. [S1790] 1790 U.S. Census, Buxton, York, ME, M637/2/339, Saml Brooks.
  6. [S207] Thomas Moulton, Porter as a Portion of Maine, "Settlers of a Later Period than 1792," 27; "Plantation Records," 29.
  7. [S1668] Charles J. House, comp., Names of Soldiers of the American Revolution from Maine Who Applied for State Bounty, 18, Samuel Brooks. Hereinafter Maine Soldiers of the Revolution.
  8. "Of the resident Revolutionary soldiers named, all died in Porter. Samuel Brooks was born in Buxton, March 19, 1761, enlisted March 14, 1777, and died in April, 1825."
  9. [S207] Thomas Moulton, Porter, 52, Resident Soldiers of the Revolution.