With her parents and brother she was a victim of the French and Indians in the Deerfield Raid of 29 Feb 1703/4.2

Mary/3s Brooks

F, #663, (16 August 1696 - after March 1704)
Father*Nathaniel/2s Brooks1 b. 9 May 1664
Mother*Mary/2 Williams1 b. 24 Dec 1673, d. 7 Mar 1703/4
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/2s Brooks
Last Edited:21 Jan 2016
Mary/3s Brooks, born 16 Aug 1696 at Deerfield, Massachusetts1, was, with her parents and brother, a victim of the French and Indians in the Deerfield Raid of 29 Feb 1703/4.2,3
     At least 29 of 109 captives were killed on the forced march to Canada, but Rev. John Williams, in his account of the ordeal, says, "General Hoyt has procured the names of the principal part of the prisoners who were taken at Deerfield, and who were left in Canada after the return of Mr. Williams," and includes siblings William and Mary Brooks among the survivors in captivity. However, "An Account of ye Desolation of Deerfield," contained in the Hampshire County Recorder's Book, in the handwriting of Samuel Partridge of Hatfield, names Mary and William Brooks among those "Slain in ye Fort."4,5,6,7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 35, Mary Brooks b.
  2. [S10] Rev. John Williams, The Redeemed Captive, 122, 141–43.
  3. [S1702] Kathy Alvis Patterson, citing Haefeli and Sweeney, Captors and Captives: The 1704 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield (University of Massachusetts Press, 2003), 116.
  4. [S10] Williams, The Redeemed Captive, 122 (Gen. Hoyt's list of prisoners reaching Canada), 141.
  5. [S233] Richard I. Melvoin, New England Outpost, 235.
  6. [S743] Daniel White Wells and Reuben Field Wells, Hist. Hatfield, 150, containing "An Account of the Desolation of Deerfield," by Hatfield's town clerk, Dr. Thomas Hastings.
  7. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Border Massacres in Massachusetts" (Apr 1855), 9:161.

Moses/4s Brooks

M, #667, (12 March 1754 - before 24 June 1824)
Father*Moses/3s Brooks1 b. 14 Sep 1722
Mother*Martha Perkins1 b. 20 Oct 1728
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/2s Brooks
Descendants of Moses/3s Brooks
Descendants of Moses/4s Brooks
Custom index:Revolutionary War
Last Edited:3 Aug 2017

Children with Mariah Fuller:

  • Philenia/5s Brooks7 b. 25 Jun 1784, d. May 1860
  • Charlotte/5s Brooks8 b. 2 Mar 1786, d. after 1870
  • Mary/5s Brooks9 b. 31 Dec 1787, d. before 24 Jun 1824
  • Capt. Orris/5s Brooks10 b. 19 Feb 1789, d. 16 Aug 1875
  • Parley/5s Brooks11 b. 20 Oct 1792, d. 18 Jun 1830
  • Martha/5s Brooks12 b. 30 Sep 1794, d. 19 Jan 1890
  • Clarissa/5s Brooks13 b. 22 Feb 1797, d. between 1800 and 1824
  • Harriet/5s Brooks14 b. 20 Sep 1800, d. 1 Nov 1802
  • Moses/5s Brooks15 b. 27 Feb 1802, d. 28 May 1877
  • Amaziah/5s Brooks16 b. 27 Feb 1802, d. 13 Oct 1802
Moses/4s Brooks Jr. was born 12 Mar 1754 at New Haven, Connecticut.2 As a minute man at Montague, Massachusetts,he responded to the Lexington Alarm of 19 Apr 17753, then subsequently enlisted and served from 1 May 1775 to 18 Oct 1777.3 He married, 9 Mar 1784 at Montague (both of M.), Mariah Fuller, daughter of Isaiah Fuller and Sarah (–?–).4
     There they were enumerated in the 1790 census, with Moses and one other male over 16, one male under 16 (son Orris), and four females (wife Mariah and daughters Philena, Charlotte and Mary).5 In 1800 the census counted, in their Montague household, males of 10-15 (Orris) and 45+ (Moses); four females under 10 (Clarissa, Martha, Parley, Harriet), three females 10-15 (Mary, Charlotte, Philena), and one female 26-44 (Mariah).6
     Moses Brooks appears in Montague tax records though 8 April 1807, after which he is not listed.3 1 Apr 1811, Moses had a letter remaining in the post office in Greenfield.3 No probate or deeds for Moses appear in Franklin County records (deeds begin in 1787); nor is he listed in the Massachusetts and Maine 1798 Direct Tax.3 He died before 24 Jun 1824, when he was unmentioned in his father-in-law's will.3

Census Detail:

1790Montague, MAMALES: Two over 16
One under 16
FEMALES: Four5
1800Montague, MAMoses Brooks : 01001 43010
1 male 10-15 (Orris) | 1 male 45+ (Moses)6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, New Haven VR, Moses Brooks b.
  2. [S696] Donald Lines Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:344, Fam. 15, Moses 3.
  3. [S2181] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Western Massachusetts Families in 1790", "Moses Brooks of Montague, Hampshire County," 1.
  4. [S754] Vital Records of Montague Massachusetts To the End of the Year 1849, 60, Moses Brooks/Maria Fuller m.
  5. [S1790] 1790 U.S. Census, Montague, Hampden, MA, M637/4/362, Mofes Brooks.
  6. [S1596] Dave Thaler, "Fullers of Montague and Amherst", citing 1800 census.
  7. [S754] Montague VR, 15, Philenia Brooks b.
  8. [S754] Montague VR, 15, Charlotte Brooks b.
  9. [S754] Montague VR, 15, Mary Brooks b.
  10. [S754] Montague VR, 15, Orris Brooks b.
  11. [S754] Montague VR, 15, Parley Brooks b.
  12. [S754] Montague VR, 15, Martha Brooks b.
  13. [S754] Montague VR, 15, Claracy Brooks b.
  14. [S1500] Posting to Brooks message board at Ancestry.com, by "Hannah" (e-mail address), 15 May 1999, quoting unspecified family bible; no response to multiple followup inquiries in 2007: Harriet Brooke b., d.
  15. [S754] Montague VR, 15, Moses Brooks, jr. b.
  16. [S1500] Posting to Brooks message board at Ancestry.com, by "Hannah" (e-mail address), 15 May 1999, quoting unspecified family bible; no response to multiple followup inquiries in 2007.

Mariah Fuller

F, #668, (after 1755 - before 10 July 1820)
Father*Isaiah Fuller1 b. c 1735, d. 15 Oct 1825
Mother*Sarah (–?–)2 b. c 1732, d. 1 May 1808
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/2s Brooks
Descendants of Moses/3s Brooks
Descendants of Moses/4s Brooks
Last Edited:3 Aug 2017

Children with Moses/4s Brooks:

  • Philenia/5s Brooks6 b. 25 Jun 1784, d. May 1860
  • Charlotte/5s Brooks7 b. 2 Mar 1786, d. after 1870
  • Mary/5s Brooks8 b. 31 Dec 1787, d. before 24 Jun 1824
  • Capt. Orris/5s Brooks9 b. 19 Feb 1789, d. 16 Aug 1875
  • Parley/5s Brooks10 b. 20 Oct 1792, d. 18 Jun 1830
  • Martha/5s Brooks11 b. 30 Sep 1794, d. 19 Jan 1890
  • Clarissa/5s Brooks12 b. 22 Feb 1797, d. between 1800 and 1824
  • Harriet/5s Brooks13 b. 20 Sep 1800, d. 1 Nov 1802
  • Moses/5s Brooks14 b. 27 Feb 1802, d. 28 May 1877
  • Amaziah/5s Brooks15 b. 27 Feb 1802, d. 13 Oct 1802
Mariah Fuller, born after 17553,2, married, 9 Mar 1784 at Montague, Massachusetts,(both of M.), Moses/4s Brooks Jr., son of Moses/3s Brooks and Martha Perkins.4
     There they were enumerated in the 1790 census, with Moses and one other male over 16, one male under 16 (son Orris), and four females (wife Mariah and daughters Philena, Charlotte and Mary).5 In 1800 the census counted, in their Montague household, males of 10-15 (Orris) and 45+ (Moses); four females under 10 (Clarissa, Martha, Parley, Harriet), three females 10-15 (Mary, Charlotte, Philena), and one female 26-44 (Mariah).3
     Mariah died before 10 Jul 1820, when she was unmentioned in her father's Revolutionary pension application.2

Census Detail:

1790Montague, MAMALES: Two over 16
One under 16
FEMALES: Four5
1800Montague, MAMoses Brooks : 01001 43010
1 male 10-15 (Orris) | 1 male 45+ (Moses)3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1595] Will of Isaiah Fuller (24 Jun 1824, Montague, MA).
  2. [S2181] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Western Massachusetts Families in 1790", "Moses Brooks of Montague, Hampshire County," 1.
  3. [S1596] Dave Thaler, "Fullers of Montague and Amherst", citing 1800 census.
  4. [S754] Vital Records of Montague Massachusetts To the End of the Year 1849, 60, Moses Brooks/Maria Fuller m.
  5. [S1790] 1790 U.S. Census, Montague, Hampden, MA, M637/4/362, Mofes Brooks.
  6. [S754] Montague VR, 15, Philenia Brooks b.
  7. [S754] Montague VR, 15, Charlotte Brooks b.
  8. [S754] Montague VR, 15, Mary Brooks b.
  9. [S754] Montague VR, 15, Orris Brooks b.
  10. [S754] Montague VR, 15, Parley Brooks b.
  11. [S754] Montague VR, 15, Martha Brooks b.
  12. [S754] Montague VR, 15, Claracy Brooks b.
  13. [S1500] Posting to Brooks message board at Ancestry.com, by "Hannah" (e-mail address), 15 May 1999, quoting unspecified family bible; no response to multiple followup inquiries in 2007: Harriet Brooke b., d.
  14. [S754] Montague VR, 15, Moses Brooks, jr. b.
  15. [S1500] Posting to Brooks message board at Ancestry.com, by "Hannah" (e-mail address), 15 May 1999, quoting unspecified family bible; no response to multiple followup inquiries in 2007.