Jabez/4w Brooks

M, #6124, (13 May 1700 - 19 September 1794)
Father*Jabez/3w Brooks1 b. 17 Jul 1673, d. 30 Jan 1746/47
Mother*Hepsibah/3 Cutter1 b. 15 Aug 1671, d. 1 Jan 1745/46
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of John/2w Brooks
Descendants of Jabez/3w Brooks
Descendants of Jabez/4w Brooks Jr.
Last Edited:7 Nov 2017

Child with Ann Wickham:

  • Capt. Jabez/5w Brooks18 b. 4 May 1729, d. 14 May 1817

Children with Abigail/5 Johnson:

  • Ann/5w Brooks19 b. 2 Jul 1733, d. 15 Sep 1753
  • Abigail/5w Brooks20 b. 15 Apr 1735
  • Daniel/5w Brooks21 b. 9 Apr 1737, d. 1818
  • Hepsibah/5w Brooks22 b. 25 Mar 1739, d. 20 Dec 1806
  • Samuel/5w Brooks23 b. 24 Mar 1740/41, d. 1 Jul 1819
  • Ruhamah/5w Brooks24 b. 1 Jun 1744
  • Timothy/5w Brooks25 b. 3 May 1747, d. 18 Mar 1801
Photo by Jan Patrick Mongoven.
Jabez/4w Brooks Jr., born 13 May 1700 at Woburn, Massachusetts1, married (1), 4 Apr 1728 at Middletown, Ann Wickham, daughter of Thomas Wickham, with whom he had one son2, and who died at M. 23 Oct 1729.3 There he married (2), 13 Apr 1732, Abigail/5 Johnson, daughter of Daniel/4 Johnson and Abigail Leek, with whom he had 7 children.4
     "In April of 1735, he took the inventory of the estate of Nathaniel Rogers of Middletown; on September 13, 1742, that of the estate of John Rogers of Middletown; and in 1763 that of the estate of Edward Foster Jr. of Middletown. In the Grand Levy of 1770 he was taxed 76-19-10."5
     Abigail (Johnson) Brooks died at Middletown 31 Aug 1752, a. 446, and there he married (3), 16 Feb 1758, Rebecca Eaton, widow of Nathaniel Goodwin, with whom he had no issue.7,8 He was named executor in the will of his brother Samuel/4w Brooks of Middletown, 8 Apr 1763.9
     His will, dated 11 Dec 1793, bequeaths to well beloved wife Rebecca the west end of my dwelling house, the equal half of my barn, the use and improvement of the homelot on which my house stands (eleven acres more or less), and one-third of the moveables during the term of her natural life. To sons Jabez, Daniel, Samuel and Timothy, one equal quarter part of my meadow in the Long Meadow, and one equal seventh part of the residue of the estate. Jabez Jr.'s inheritance excludes £100 old tenor given him already; to Timothy's is added the eastern half of my dwelling house forever. To his married daughters Abigal (wife of Amos) Barns and Ruhama (wife of Ebeneser) Bevins, one equal seventh part of all my estate, excepting the Meadows which I have given to my four sons, always accounting what I have already given her which may be seen in my books as part of her portion. To unmarried daughter Hepsibah, a one-seventh share, my loom with all the apparatus thereto belonging, and liberty to live with my wife in the west part of the house during my wife's lifetime. Son Jabez Brooks Jr., executor. Witnesses: Elihu Starr, Gideon Lucass [by mark], Elisabeth Goodwin [by mark].10
     Jabez Brooks died 19 Sep 1794 (g.s.), a. 9411, and is buried in Old Farm Hill Cemetery, Middletown, with his first two wives.12,11 Distributions of his estate recorded 27 Apr 1795 include Dan'l Brooks, one cow (valued at 60s), 1772; Sam'l Brooks, 120s and one steer (80s), 1772; Abigail, one heifer (60s) and Sund'ie [sundry] valued at £14-5; Ruhama, Sund'ie, advanced 104s; Jabez [Jr.], £28-9.13

Local Notes:

Property29 Jan 1724/25, Middletown, CTVol. 3, p. 495, January 29, 1724/5, Daniel Harris to Jabez Brooks, South Farms.  Daniel Harris of Middletown, Hartford Co., Colony of Connecticut, New England, Yeoman, to Jabez Brooks of Woburne, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Bay Province in New England, aforesaid Weaver, for 100 pounds, 18 acres of land scittuate lying and being in a place commonly called the South Farms in Middletown, being butted and bounded North on lands in the possession of Isace/Grace? Johnson, West on a highway, South on lands in the possession of Daniel Johnson, East on a highway, be the same more or less together with all and singular the said 18 acres of land with profits, etc. in my own proper right of a good sure (?) and indefeatable (indefeasable?) estate of inheritance… NOTE by R.C.:  The capital I’s and G’s look something alike.  I would assume the name I question above is Isaac, misspelled or miswritten Isace.

"[O]n January 9, 1724-5 Jabez Brooks of Woburn, County of Middlesex, Colony of Massachusetts, bought of Daniel Harris of Middletown land situated in South Farms Middletown."14
Property28 Aug 1725, Middletown, CTVol. 3, p. 539, August 28, 1725, William Whitmore to Jabez Brooks, Hunting Hill.  I, William Whitmore of Middletown, Hartford Co., Connecticut Colony, in New England, Yeoman, for…60 pounds…to be paid by by Jabez Brooks of Middletown, Weaver…one certain parcel of land within the township of Middletown on the West Side of Connecticut River, South from the town plot at a place called Hunting Hill, containing 10 acres, which is bounded East on my own land, West on comon [sic] land, North on John Williams’ land and South on common land or a highway…15
PropertyDec 1733, Middletown, CTVol. 7, p. 117, December 12 & 20, 1733, Nathaniel Roberts [sic] to Jabez Brooks, South Farms.  Nathaniel Robberds, of Middletown, Hartford Co., Colony of Connecticut in New England, for 24 pounds to Jabez Brooks of the same Middletown…2 acres and one rood [sic] of land in Sd. Middletown in the South Farms…it being twelve rods wide easterly & westerly and thirty rods long northerly and southerly.16
Property16 Nov 1736, Middletown, CTVol. 6, pp. 281 & 282, November 16, 1736, Daniel Johnson to Abigail Brooks, W. side Conn. River.  I, Daniel Johnson Senior, of Middletown in the county of Hartford and Colony of Connecticut in New England, for the consideration of the paternal love and affection which I have for my Daughter Abigail the wife of Jabez Brooks of the same Middletown, do give…3 acres and fifty-two rods of land on the west side of the Connecticut River in Middletown near the dwelling house of the said Jabez Brooks, [next to a lot…of Joseph Johnson, Jr.]…17

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S210] Edward P. Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:28, Jabez Brooks b.
  2. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Middletown VR, Jabez Brooks/Ann Wickham m.
  3. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Middletown VR, Ann Brooks d.
  4. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Middletown VR, Jabez Brooks/Abigail Johnson m.
  5. [S563] Wayne Hollister, citing Sheldon Brooks, 2:6.
  6. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Middletown VR, Abigail Brooks d.
  7. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Middletown VR, Jabez Brooks/Rebeckah Goodwin m.
  8. [S2307] FamilySearch.org, "Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939," 007615715 > image 211 of 288, Jabez Brooks/Rebeckah Goodwin m.
  9. [S1067] Probate Records of Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, 107, will of Samuel Brooks.
  10. [S1067] Middletown Probate Recs, 86-87, will of Jabez Brooks.
  11. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Old Farm Hill Cemetery, Jabez Brooks g.s.
  12. [S979] Ramona Curtis, citing Hale Collection, 4:349, Old Farm Hill Cemetery, Jabez Brooks.
  13. [S1067] Middletown Probate Recs, 132.
  14. [S979] Ramona Curtis, abstract of Middletown Deeds, 3:495, Daniel Harris to Jabez Brooks.
  15. [S979] Ramona Curtis, abstract of Middletown Deeds, 3:539, William Whitmore to Jabez Brooks.
  16. [S979] Ramona Curtis, abstract of Middletown Deeds, 7:117, Nathaniel Robberds to Jabez Brooks.
  17. [S979] Ramona Curtis, abstract of Middletown Deeds, 6:281-82, Daniel Johnson Sr. to Abigail Brooks.
  18. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Middletown VR, Jabez Brooks b.
  19. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Middletown VR, Ann Brooks b., d.
  20. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Middletown VR, Abigail Brooks b.
  21. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Middletown VR, Daniel Brooks b.
  22. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Middletown VR, Hysekiah Brooks b.
  23. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Middletown VR, Samuel Brooks b.
  24. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Middletown VR, Ruhamah Brooks b.
  25. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Middletown VR, Timothy Brooks b.

Hannah Cutter

F, #6125, (14 June 1715 - 14 April 1742)
Father*Dea. John Cutter1,2
Mother*Lydia Harrington1,2
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of John/2w Brooks
Descendants of Jabez/3w Brooks
Descendants of John/4w Brooks
Last Edited:11 Nov 2017

Children with John/4w Brooks:

  • John/5w Brooks5 b. 5 Dec 1734, d. before 28 Apr 1799
  • Corp. Jabez/5w Brooks6 b. 30 Sep 1736
  • Hannah/5w Brooks7 b. 4 Jun 1739
  • Sgt. Thomas/5w Brooks8 b. 22 Mar 1742
Findagrave.com, memorial #18264238. Photo by Anonymous.
Hannah Cutter, born 14 Jun 1715 at West Cambridge, Massachusetts2, married, as his 1st wife, by 1734, perhaps at West Cambridge, John/4w Brooks of Woburn, son of Jabez/3w Brooks and Hepsibah/3 Cutter.3 She died, a. 26, 14 Apr 1742 at Woburn, and is interred there in the First Burying Ground.4
     "Nov. 19, 1776, a discharge from the heirs of Hannah Brooks names John Brooks, Jabez Brooks, Tilly Littlejohn, and Thomas Brooks."3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S210] Edward P. Johnson, Woburn Records, 4:27, M'rs Hannah Brooks, epitaph & note.
  2. [S308] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 1:178, Hannah Cutter b.
  3. [S298] Cutter & Loring, Brooks Family of Woburn, 14, John (17.) Brooks.
  4. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 2:20, Anna Brooks d.; 4:27, M'rs Hannah Brooks, epitaph.
  5. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:28, John Brooks b.
  6. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:28, Jabez Brooks b.
  7. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:28, Hannah Brooks b.
  8. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:28, Thomas Brooks b.