Mercy/2s Brooks

F, #42, (25 August 1669 - 22 January 1700/1)
Father*William/1s Brooks1 b. btw 1610 - 1627, d. 30 Dec 1688
Mother*Mary/2 Burt1 b. 13 Apr 1635, d. 31 Aug 1689
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Mercy/2s Brooks
Last Edited:31 Jan 2016

Children with Samuel Carter:

Mercy/2s Brooks, born 25 Aug 1669 at Springfield, Massachusetts2,1, married, as his 1st wife, 4 Dec 1690 at Deerfield, Samuel Carter of Deerfield, son of Joshua Carter and Mary/2 Field, with whom she had 6 children.3 There she died in childbirth 22 Jan 1700/1, a. 31.4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 22, Mercy Brookes b.
  2. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 42, Mercy Brooks b.
  3. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 168, Samuell Carter/Mercy Brooke m.
  4. [S20] Deerfield VR, 270, Mercy Carter d.
  5. [S20] Deerfield VR, 39, Samuell Carter b.
  6. [S20] Deerfield VR, 39, Mercy Carter b.
  7. [S20] Deerfield VR, 39, John Carter b.
  8. [S20] Deerfield VR, 39, Ebenezer Carter b.
  9. [S20] Deerfield VR, 39, Thomas Carter b.
  10. [S20] Deerfield VR, 39, Mara Carter b.

Samuel Carter

M, #43, (circa 1665 - September 1728)
Father*Joshua Carter1,2 b. s 1640
Mother*Mary/2 Field2 b. s 1637
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Mercy/2s Brooks
Last Edited:6 Aug 2017

Children with Mercy/2s Brooks:

Children with Hannah Weller:

  • Joseph Carter14 b. 1 May 1702, d. 8 May 1702
  • Hannah Carter15 b. 28 Jul 1703, d. circa 2 Mar 1703/4

Child with Lois St. John (Sention):

  • Lois Carter2 b. say 1707
Samuel Carter was born circa 1665, probably at Northampton, Massachusetts [though Sheldon says London].1,2 He married (1), 4 Dec 1690 at Deerfield, Mercy/2s Brooks of Deerfield, daughter of William/1s Brooks and Mary/2 Burt.3 There she died in childbirth 22 Jan 1700/14, and there he married (2), 1 Jul 1701, Hannah Weller, daughter of John/2 Weller and Mary/2 Alvord, who died at the hands of the Indians in the aftermath of the Deerfield raid, circa 1 Mar 1703/4. He married (3), Jan 1706 at New Canaan, Connecticut, Lois St. John (Sention), and died at Norwalk in Sep 1728.5,6
     Samuel Carter was away from Deerfield on the night the French and Indians attacked the town in 1704. He returned to find an empty house, and the body of his youngest son Thomas in the doorway. His wife Hannah and two more of the children were killed by their captors on the first, second, and fifth days of the forced march to Canada; the eldest four children, who were sturdier, survived to reach Canada. Of these, Ebenezer was ransomed and returned to Deerfield in 1707. Samuel, as a young man, drowned while crossing the St. Lawrence River. Mercy, the third survivor, married a Mohawk Indian and lived on in Kahnawake, an Indian town across the St. Lawrence River from Montreal. John, only eight at the time of his capture, was assimilated in Canada, and married to a Frenchwoman. He subsequently appears as Jean Chartier, habitant, in Canadian village records.7
     Samuel Carter left his son John/Jean a £500 estate, if — and only if — he would come to live permanently in New England, says Demos. A similar bequest to daughter Mary was conditioned on her return, with her Indian family, for a period of at least ten years.7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S25] Ron Heroux, Samuel Carter [3.20.8], family group sheet.
  2. [S1499] Jack Langlois, posting to QUEBEC-L mailing list at RootsWeb.com, 8 Nov 2002.
  3. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 168, Samuell Carter/Mercy Brooke m.
  4. [S20] Deerfield VR, 270, Mercy Carter d.
  5. [S10] Rev. John Williams, The Redeemed Captive, 141, Names of the Captives who were taken at the Destruction of the Town of Deerfield, February 29th, 1703-4. Drawn up by the Rev. Stephen Williams, of Springfield, soon after his Return from Captivity.
  6. [S20] Deerfield VR, 168, Samuell Carter/Hannah Welles m.
  7. [S386] John P. Demos, The Unredeemed Captive, 185.
  8. [S20] Deerfield VR, 39, Samuell Carter b.
  9. [S20] Deerfield VR, 39, Mercy Carter b.
  10. [S20] Deerfield VR, 39, John Carter b.
  11. [S20] Deerfield VR, 39, Ebenezer Carter b.
  12. [S20] Deerfield VR, 39, Thomas Carter b.
  13. [S20] Deerfield VR, 39, Mara Carter b.
  14. [S20] Deerfield VR, 39, Joseph Carter b.; 270, d.
  15. [S20] Deerfield VR, 39, Hannah Carter b.
A soldier in "Father Rale's War" (the Third English-Abenaki War) in Maine.2,3

Benjamin/2s Brooks

M, #44, (25 July 1671 - 3 May 1755)
Father*William/1s Brooks1 b. btw 1610 - 1627, d. 30 Dec 1688
Mother*Mary/2 Burt1 b. 13 Apr 1635, d. 31 Aug 1689
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Benjamin/2s Brooks
Y-DNA Overlay Chart -- SPRINGFIELD line
Last Edited:28 Jul 2017

Children with Mary Barnard:

Benjamin/2s Brooks, born 25 Jul 1671 at Springfield, Massachusetts4,1, married, by 1693, Mary, doubtless Mary Barnard, daughter of Richard Barnard and Sarah Clark, with whom he had 12 children (cf. footnote 5). 56,3 For hire of his bull, town records show Benjamin received from 15s. to as much as £2 per annum in the years 1730–34.7
     His wife Mary died 23 Feb 1740/41 (1st Ch. rec.)8, and he at Springfield 3 May 1755, a. 83.9,10

Local Notes:

Property12 May 1701, Springfield, MAAtt a Towne meeting May 12, 1701
     Benjamin Brooks desires the Towne to grant him 12 or 14 acres of Land on the North Side of Chickuppy River.11
Elected9 Mar 1702/3, Springfield, MAMarch 9th 1702-3 at a General Town Meeting for Election of Town Officers for Springfeild.
     Benja: Brooks & Thomas Lamb, Nathanll Sikes & Obadiah Cooley John Atchison and Samuel Colton were chosen to attend the Law about Swine, to Se to the Ringing & Yoking them.12
Property11 Mar 1706/7, Springfield, MAAt Springfeild March 11th 1706–7. …
     Benjamin Brookes Edward Horton Thomas Horton & David Chapin have granted to them forty acres of Land on the North side of Chickupi River from Schonungonuck path that goes out of ye River & so up the River & adjoyning to the River, so ly and have ten acres a peice granted them they having desired it at the former meetings, especially at ye meeting ffebr. 28 1706–7 saveing former grant & highwayes.13

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 22, Benjamin Brookes b.
  2. [S269] George Sheldon and J.H. Temple, History of Northfield, 413.
  3. [S403] Joel Nelson Eno, "William Brooks of Springfield," 144.
  4. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 42, Benjamin Brooks b.
  5. Their son John/3s Brooks named a daughter Mary Barnard Brooks. A great-grandson was also named Barnard.
  6. [S221] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages, 102, Benjamin Brooks/Mary __?__.
  7. [S639] Henry M. Burt, First Century of Springfield, 2:462, 2:470, 2:480, 2:489, 2:496.
  8. [S1594] Springfield VR, 499, Mary Brooks d.
  9. [S1594] Springfield VR, town rec. 513, Benjamin Brooks d.; 1825, First Church Records, Benjamin Brooks d.
  10. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 2, p. 35, Benjamin Brooks d.
  11. [S639] Burt, First Century of Springfield, 2:295.
  12. [S639] Burt, First Century of Springfield, 2:364.
  13. [S639] Burt, First Century of Springfield, 2:307.
  14. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 34, Benjamin Brookes b.
  15. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 35, Mary Brooke b.
  16. [S1594] Springfield VR, 50, Sarah Brooks b.
  17. [S1594] Springfield VR, 52, Elyzabeth Brooks b.
  18. [S1594] Springfield VR, 55, Mercy Brooks b.
  19. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 44, John Brookes b.
  20. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 59, Thankful Brooke b.
  21. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 61, Abigail Brookes b.
  22. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 62, William Brookes b.
  23. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 64, Joseph Brookes b.
  24. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 66, Samll Brookes b.
  25. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 69, Noah Brookes b.

Mary Barnard

F, #45, (11 December 1672 - 23 February 1740/41)
Father*Richard Barnard1 b. s 1645, d. 19 Nov 1683
Mother*Sarah Clark1 b. 27 Dec 1649
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Benjamin/2s Brooks
Last Edited:28 Jul 2017

Children with Benjamin/2s Brooks:

Mary Barnard, born 11 Dec 1672 Springfield, Massachusetts2,1, was almost certainly the Mary who married, by 1693, Benjamin/2s Brooks, son of William/1s Brooks and Mary/2 Burt, with whom she had 12 children (cf. footnote 3). 34,5 She died 23 Feb 1740/41 (c.r.), a. 686, and he 3 May 1755, a. 83.7,8

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 39, Mary Barnard b.
  2. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 95: d. 23 Feb 1740/1, ae 68 (c.r.).
  3. Their son John/3s Brooks named a daughter Mary Barnard Brooks. A great-grandson was also named Barnard.
  4. [S221] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages, 102, Benjamin Brooks/Mary __?__.
  5. [S403] Joel Nelson Eno, "William Brooks of Springfield," 144.
  6. [S1594] Springfield VR, 499, Mary Brooks d.
  7. [S1594] Springfield VR, town rec. 513, Benjamin Brooks d.; 1825, First Church Records, Benjamin Brooks d.
  8. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 2, p. 35, Benjamin Brooks d.
  9. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 34, Benjamin Brookes b.
  10. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 35, Mary Brooke b.
  11. [S1594] Springfield VR, 50, Sarah Brooks b.
  12. [S1594] Springfield VR, 52, Elyzabeth Brooks b.
  13. [S1594] Springfield VR, 55, Mercy Brooks b.
  14. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 44, John Brookes b.
  15. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 59, Thankful Brooke b.
  16. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 61, Abigail Brookes b.
  17. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 62, William Brookes b.
  18. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 64, Joseph Brookes b.
  19. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 66, Samll Brookes b.
  20. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 69, Noah Brookes b.

Deliverance/2s Brooks

M, #46, (28 February 1672/73 - )
Father*William/1s Brooks1 b. btw 1610 - 1627, d. 30 Dec 1688
Mother*Mary/2 Burt1 b. 13 Apr 1635, d. 31 Aug 1689
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Deliverance/2s Brooks
Last Edited:13 Aug 2017

Children with Mary/3 Lombard:

Deliverance/2s Brooks, a twin, was born 28 Feb 1672/73 at Springfield, Massachusetts2,1, where he married, 4 Dec 1708, as her 2nd husband, Mary/3 Lombard of Longmeadow, daughter of David/2 Lombard and Margaret/2 Filley, and widow of John/3 Burt. The marriage record is dated a full month after the birth of their 1st child.3,4 They removed to Brimfield [Sheldon: "sett. in Brookfield"].5,6 She died at Brimfield in Oct 1759. The record of his death is not found.7,8

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 23, Deliverance Brooke b.
  2. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 42, twin Deliverance Brooks b.
  3. [S403] Joel Nelson Eno, "William Brooks of Springfield," 143.
  4. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 110, Deliverance Brookes/wid. Mary Brookes m.
  5. [S269] George Sheldon and J.H. Temple, History of Northfield, 413.
  6. [S1065] "Longmeadow (Mass.) Families," 304.
  7. [S19] Vital Records of Brimfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 271, Mary Brooks d.
  8. [S28] Frederick C. Warner, "Warner-Harrington Ancestry," 82: 1 Oct 1759, Brimfield.
  9. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 63, Abel Brookes b.
  10. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 66, Mary Brookes b.
  11. [S1594] Springfield VR, 91, Margaret Brooks b.

Thankful/2s Brooks

F, #47, (28 February 1672/73 - 3 April 1673)
Father*William/1s Brooks1 b. btw 1610 - 1627, d. 30 Dec 1688
Mother*Mary/2 Burt1 b. 13 Apr 1635, d. 31 Aug 1689
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Last Edited:4 Aug 2017
Thankful/2s Brooks, a twin and 1st so-named, was born 28 Feb 1672/73 at Springfield, Massachusetts, and there died 3 Apr following.2,1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 23, Thankfull Brooke b.; 1:48, d.
  2. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 42, Thankfull Brooks b.; Thankful Brooks d.

Thankful/2s Brooks

F, #48, (19 September 1679 - )
Father*William/1s Brooks1 b. btw 1610 - 1627, d. 30 Dec 1688
Mother*Mary/2 Burt1 b. 13 Apr 1635, d. 31 Aug 1689
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Thankful/2s Brooks
Last Edited:4 Aug 2017

Children with Josiah/3 Church:

Thankful/2s Brooks, 2nd so-named, was born 19 Sep 1679 at Springfield, Massachusetts.2,1 She married, 24 Nov 1699 at Deerfield, Josiah/3 Church of Hadley, son of Capt. Samuel/2 Church and Mary Churchill.3 They lived in Hadley.4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 26, Thankful Brookes b.
  2. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 42, Thankeful Brooks b.
  3. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 164, Thankfull Brooke/Josiah Church m.
  4. [S1318] Charles Washburn Church, Simeon Church of Chester, 21.
  5. [S1077] George L. (Bud) Hartmann, citing Boltwood, Genealogies of Hadley Families.
  6. [S1077] Hartmann, citing Boltwood, Genealogies of Hadley Families; Judd, Hist. Hadley.

Josiah/3 Church

M, #49, (10 April 1674 - before 1729)
Father*Capt. Samuel/2 Church1 b. c 1636, d. 13 Apr 1684
Mother*Mary Churchill1 b. 24 Mar 1639, d. 1690
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Thankful/2s Brooks
Last Edited:6 Feb 2016

Children with Thankful/2s Brooks:

Josiah/3 Church, born 10 Apr 1674 at Hadley, Massachusetts1, married, 24 Nov 1699 at Deerfield, Thankful/2s Brooks of D., daughter of William/1s Brooks and Mary/2 Burt.2 They lived in Hadley.3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 9, Josiah Church b.
  2. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 164, Thankfull Brooke/Josiah Church m.
  3. [S1318] Charles Washburn Church, Simeon Church of Chester, 21.
  4. [S1077] George L. (Bud) Hartmann, citing Boltwood, Genealogies of Hadley Families.
  5. [S1077] Hartmann, citing Boltwood, Genealogies of Hadley Families; Judd, Hist. Hadley.
Jonathan Brooks was a soldier in the garrison at Deerfield, 1698.2,3

Jonathan/2s Brooks

M, #50, (13 October 1674 - )
Father*William/1s Brooks1 b. btw 1610 - 1627, d. 30 Dec 1688
Mother*Mary/2 Burt1 b. 13 Apr 1635, d. 31 Aug 1689
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Jonathan/2s Brooks
Last Edited:2 Aug 2017

Children with an unknown spouse/person:

Jonathan/2s Brooks was born 13 Oct 1674 at Springfield, Massachusetts.4,1

     "On the 15th of July, 1698, a short time before sunset, a party of four Indians attacked several men and boys, who were at work in the north [Hatfield] meadow. John Billings and Nathaniel Dickinson Jr. were killed, and Samuel Dickinson and a lad named Charley ____ were captured. The father, Nathaniel Dickinson, had his horse shot under him, but escaped. The savages, with their captives, immediately started up the river in canoes. Intelligence of this affair was at once sent to Deerfield, thirteen miles distant. Suspecting that the assailants had escaped in canoes, a party of thirteen men, under command of Corp. Benj. Wright of Northampton, started the same evening in pursuit. In it were two men from this town, the rest were either Deerfield men or members of the garrison there. They proceeded up the river about twenty miles, to the present town of Vernon, Vt., reaching there about daylight. Having placed their horses in a safe position, they lay in wait upon the river bank. When the enemy appeared on the opposite side of the stream, the English fired and wounded one of them. The Indians and one of the boys jumped into the river and gained the shore. Seeing that the savages were about to kill the lad, fire was again opened, sending them instantly to cover. The boy managed to join his companion in the canoe, and both succeeded in crossing the river in safety. One of the Indians, attempting to intercept them, was shot. Five or six men then embarked in the canoe in order to get possession of the other one, which had lodged on an island, a little distance down the stream. The Indians concealed themselves on the opposite bank, and when the English approached, fired upon them, killing Nathaniel Pomeroy of Deerfield…The Indians who made this raid were Pocumtucks, and were known to the captive boys.5
     "In 1698, the men6 engaged in this affair petitioned the General Court for compensation. This document was signed by Jonathan Wells, Joseph Hawley and Samuel Partridge. In it they say:—

     We are of opinion that the persons above mentioned ought to be well rewarded. The 3 first Newly come into Deerfield weary out of the woods, and upon hearing of the news from Hatfield, four of the town, with seven of the garrison joining with them, went away in the Night. Their Journey was difficult, their undertaking hazardous. The issue successful, & we hope of good consequence. The ready spirit of the Soldiers to go out tho under pay already, we beleive will be taken notice of for their incouragement. The time of their service may well be esteemed two dayes. They travelling all the Night Before and the first three the night after from deerfield to Northampton, where they did belong. They all found themselves horses and provisions.

     "In response to the above petition, the Legislature granted £22 to these men, to Benjamin Wright £3, to the 'six inhabitants' £2 each, and to the garrison soldiers each £1. Col. Schuyler and others went to Canada, the same year, to rescue and bring back the English captives. Between twenty and thirty prisoners were redeemed; among them were the survivors of the Belding family, and others belonging in Deerfield."7
     Jonathan was reported at Springfield, 1701.8,3,9 At Suffield, Connecticut, by 1702, per deed.10,11 A son of Jonathan Brooks, perhaps the same, died 13 Jun 1713 at East Hampton, Long Island.12 Of Staten [Burt, Warren] or Long [Sheldon, Eno] Island, New York, 1725, per deed.13,14,15,16,17
     
     Onto this quintessential New England resumé Cutter grafts, as a son of Jonathan/2s, one Jonathan Brooks, of Albany after 1725, who "probably married a Dutch wife while in New York." Recent research by Valentine Van Zee and Jim Nolan suggests that this connection is in error. Jonathan/2s was of English origin, and Jonathan of Albany almost certainly of Dutch ancestry. To err on the side of inclusion, and strictly as an unproven research hypothetical, Jonathan and Joshua Brooks, both of New York's Hudson River Valley, are here connected as candidate children of Jonathan/2s in order to include the "Dutch" Brooks line at Albany in this site. Note that the sons' alphanumeric identifiers are changed from /3s to /3x, the "x" representing this "Dutch line." Descendants will carry the "x" indicator as well.18

Local Notes:

Property1726, Deerfield, MAGreen River Street - in that part of Deerfield later set off in Greenfield19

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 24, Jonathan Brooke b.
  2. [S22] Seth Pomeroy, History of Northampton, Massachusetts, from its Settlement in 1654 , 444, footnote: "Garrison Soldiers at Deerfield."
  3. [S403] Joel Nelson Eno, "William Brooks of Springfield," 143.
  4. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 42, Jonathan Brooks b.
  5. [S22] Seth Pomeroy, Hist. Northampton, 443–44, "Another Tragedy in Hatfield Meadows."
  6. The names of the persons who were engaged in this pursuit were the following: Benj. Wright, Corporal of the troop, Leader; Benj. Stibbins, Jonathan Taylor, troopers, of Northampton; Thomas Wells, Benoni More, Ebenezer Stebbins, Nath. Pumrey, Dragoons; Corporal gillit, Benj. King, Jonath. Brooks, Sam'l Root, Jos. Petty, Jos. Clesson, Henery Dwit, Garrison Soldiers at Deerfield.
  7. [S22] Seth Pomeroy, Hist. Northampton, 444, "The Pursuers Rewarded. Prisoners Redeemed."
  8. [S269] George Sheldon and J.H. Temple, History of Northfield, 413.
  9. [S1188] George Sheldon, A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts, 2:90.
  10. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 94: "after 1701."
  11. [S28] Frederick C. Warner, "Warner-Harrington Ancestry," 82: "in Suffield, Ct., 1702."
  12. [S1216] Henry P. Hedges, Records of the town of East Hampton, 5:560, Nathl. Huntting's list of deaths, s. Jonathan Brooks.
  13. [S27] Warren, "Springfield Families," 94: Staten Island, 1725.
  14. [S28] Warner-Harrington Ancestry, 82: Staten Island, 1725.
  15. [S269] Sheldon and Temple, Hist. Northfield, 413: "of Long Island 1725."
  16. [S403] Eno, "William Brooks of Springfield," 143: Long Island.
  17. [S639] Henry M. Burt, First Century of Springfield, 2:536: "was in Suffield 1702 and in Staten Island in 1725."
  18. [S915] William Richard Cutter, New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, 4:1875.
  19. [S462] Mrs. Beverly Brooks, "Genealogy of the Brooks Family," 57 and 60, extraction of unid. work, 125, Green River Lands.