"Israel Brooks left his family and his only legal wife in West Springfield and moved to New York State with another woman whom he considered his wife and with whom he had a second family."2

Sarah/4 Bagg

F, #67485, (1 November 1736 or 1 November 1738 - between 1801 and 1802)
Father*John/3 Bagg1,2 b. 23 Aug 1696, d. 28 Jan 1776
Mother*Elizabeth Stockwell1,2 b. 1 Aug 1704, d. 11 Jun 1792
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Benjamin/2s Brooks
Descendants of Joseph/3s Brooks
Descendants of Israel/4s Brooks
Last Edited:1 Aug 2017

Children with Israel/4s Brooks:

  • Sarah/5s Brooks2 b. 1774, d. 1851
  • Clara/5s Brooks2 b. 17 Apr 1776
  • Joel/5s Brooks2 b. say 1778
  • Aaron/5s Brooks2 b. say 1782
  • Esther/5s Brooks2 b. say 1784
Sarah/4 Bagg, born 1 Nov 1736/8 [Warren; 1 Nov 1736, Hix], probably at Springfield, Massachusetts3,1, was mentioned in her father's will, dated 10 Mar 1763, and proved 3 Jun 1777.2 She removed to Saratoga County, New York with Israel/4s Brooks, son of Joseph/3s Brooks and Mary/4 Bliss.

"Israel Brooks left his family and his only legal wife [Miriam Morgan] in West Springfield and moved to New York State with another woman [Sarah Bagg] whom he considered his wife and with whom he had a second family."4,2

     The will of Israel Brooks, dated 15 Oct 1794 at Half Moon, New York, and proved 12 Feb 1795, made "my wife Sarah, daughter of John Bagg, deceased, of West Springfield, Massachusetts," and Silas Hamilton executrix and executor and also guardians for the sons he had with Sarah, Joel and Aaron Brooks, during their minority. He left "sixteen pounds New York currency to be equally divided among my children in New England the Executor is to deliver the said sixteen pounds to my son Levi and take his receipt for to distribute the same equally among his Brothers and Sisters …" His sons Joel and Aaron were "to find a comfortable dwelling house and sufficient quantity of firewood for their mother during her life"; also mentioned were daughters Sarah, Clairey and Esther and the first two male heirs of his daughters Sarah and Clairey that should arrive at the age of 21, who proved to be Chester and Israel.2,4
     Israel Brooks died before 12 Feb 1795, when his will was proved.2 Sarah Bagg died in Saratoga County between 1801 and 1802.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 24, John (5.) Bagg Jr.
  2. [S121] The American Genealogist, Charlotte M. Hix, "Israel Brooks of Springfield, Massachusetts, and Half Moon, New York, and Some of his Descendants" (Jan 1997), 72:1 Hereinafter TAG.
  3. [S121] TAG, Charlotte M. Hix, "Israel Brooks of Springfield, Massachusetts, and Half Moon, New York, and Some of his Descendants" (Jan 1997), 72:1: 1 Nov 1736.
  4. [S1554] Frank J. Doherty, The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, 2:758.

John/3 Bagg

M, #67486, (23 August 1696 - 28 January 1776)
Father*John/2 Bagg1 b. 26 Mar 1665, d. Nov 1740
Mother*Mercy/2 Thomas1 b. 15 May 1671
Last Edited:21 Aug 2017

Children with Elizabeth Stockwell:

  • Dea. John/4 Bagg1 b. 8 Oct 1730, d. 13 Jun 1809
  • Elizabeth/4 Bagg1 b. 20 Sep 1732, d. 4 Aug 1823
  • Aaron/4 Bagg1,3 b. 8 Oct 1736, d. 8 Sep 1755
  • Sarah/4 Bagg+1,3 b. 1 Nov 1736 or 1 Nov 1738, d. between 1801 and 1802
  • Ebenezer/4 Bagg1,3 b. 1740
John/3 Bagg III, born 23 Aug 1696 at Springfield, Massachusetts1, married, 7 Jan 1729/30, Elizabeth Stockwell of Westfield, daughter of John Stockwell.2,3 His will, dated 10 Mar 1763, proved 3 Jun 1777, named wife Elizabeth, daughters Elizabeth and Sarah, and son John, who was appointed executor.3 He died 28 Jan 1776 (g.s.), a. 79.1 Wid. Elizabeth died 11 Jun 1792 (g.s.)1 They are buried in Brush Hill Cemetery, Springfield.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 24, John (5.) Bagg Jr.
  2. [S27] Warren, "Springfield Families," 23-24, John (2.) Bagg.
  3. [S121] The American Genealogist, Charlotte M. Hix, "Israel Brooks of Springfield, Massachusetts, and Half Moon, New York, and Some of his Descendants" (Jan 1997), 72:1 Hereinafter TAG.

Cecilia Mathilda Platt

F, #67488, (circa 1808 - 10 January 1877)
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/3f Brooks
Descendants of John/4f Brooks
Last Edited:4 Nov 2017

Children with David/6f Brooks:

  • Edward/7f Brooks2 b. circa 1838, d. Nov 1879
  • David Louis/7f Brooks2 b. circa 1843, d. Jul 1899
  • Helen Augusta/7f Brooks2,5 b. circa 23 Jan 1845, d. 15 Sep 1905
Courtesy Gail Budd.
Cecilia Mathilda Platt, born circa 1808, reportedly on Long Island, New York1,2, married, by 1838, David/6f Brooks Jr. of Stratford, Connecticut, son of David/5f Brooks and Abigail/5 Hawley.3 The 1850 census recorded David (a. 52, merchant), "Julia" (a. 42), Edward (a. 12, student), David (a. 7, student), and Helen (a. 5, student) in their Ward 16 household in New York City.2 David died in Mar 18624, and Cecilia on 10 Jan 1877.5

Census Detail:

30 Jul 1850New York, NY211 | 446 | David Brooks | 52 | M | Merchant | CT
Julia " | 42 | F | NY
Edward " | 12 | M | CT | Attended school
David " | 7 | M | CT | Attended school
Helen " | 5 | F | CT | Attended school2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1323] Gail Budd, Long Island.
  2. [S1850] 1850 U.S. Census, Ward 16, Dist. 3, New York, NY, M432/554/32, David Brooks.
  3. [S1323] Gail Budd.
  4. [S1555] Rev. Samuel Orcutt, History of Stratford and Bridgeport, 1165, David (28.) Brooks.
  5. [S1323] Gail Budd, citing Hildebrand family bible.