They had 8 children at W.S. before he abandoned his family and removed with another woman to Half Moon, Saratoga County, New York, where he raised a second family.2

Miriam Morgan

F, #81, (2 July 1739 - 23 October 1809)
Father*Samuel Morgan1 b. s 1710
Mother*Rachel (–?–)1
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:16 Aug 2017

Children with Israel/4s Brooks:

  • Miriam/5s Brooks9 b. 25 Dec 1758
  • Simon/5s Brooks10 b. 27 Nov 1760, d. 30 May 1836
  • Levi/5s Brooks11 b. 10 Jul 1763, d. 9 May 1847
  • Rachel/5s Brooks12 b. 7 Dec 1764
  • Letise/5s Brooks1 b. 13 Jul 1767, d. 30 Mar 1847
  • Barnabas/5s Brooks13 b. 19 Mar 1769
  • Roger/5s Brooks14 b. 18 Apr 1771
  • Mercy/5s Brooks15 b. 24 May 1773
Findagrave.com, memorial #16012734. Photo by Jan Franco.
Miriam Morgan, baptised 2 Jul 1739 at the First Church, West Springfield, Massachusetts3, married, 29 Nov 1758 at W.S. (int. 11 Nov), Israel/4s Brooks, son of Joseph/3s Brooks and Mary/4 Bliss.4,5 They had eight children at West Springfield before he abandoned his family and removed with another woman to Half Moon, Saratoga County, New York, where he raised a second family. Miriam Brooks, wife of Israel, was received on confession on faith into the Congregational Church at West Springfield in 1776.2
     The will of Israel Brooks, executed 15 Oct 1794 at Half Moon, New York, and proved 12 Feb following, mentions only "my wife Sarah," though he also remembers his children in New England.2,6 Sarah Bagg died in Saratoga County between 1801 and 1802.2 Miriam (Morgan) Brooks died at West Springfield, 23 Oct 1809, "wid.", a. 707, and is buried in Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery.7,8
     See Charlotte Megill Hix, "Israel Brooks of Springfield, Massachusetts, and Half Moon, New York, and Some of his Descendants" (Jan 1997), TAG 72:1.2

Local Notes:

Propertybetween 19 Apr 1762 and 27 Jan 1777, Springfield, MA"The land records of Hampden County Registry of Deeds, Springfield (these volumes are the old Hampshire County deed books), show numerous transactions that involve Israel Brooks. His land purchases are dated from 19 April 1762 to 9 July 1767. Records of the sale of his lands in Springfield while he was still in Massachusetts begin on 18 April 1768 and continue to 27 January 1777. All the deeds of sale through 23 October 1775 (acknowledged 23 January 1776) include his wife Miriam. The deed dated and acknowledged 17 January 1777 does not, however, name his wife."2
Property13 Apr 1784, Springfield, MA"The following deeds—all dated, acknowledged and signed on 13 April 1784—were made after Israel had left Massachusetts. It appears that he was disposing of his lands in Springfield. (Emphasis below has been added):
     "Israel Brooks, 'late of West Springfield,' yeoman, to my son Simon Brooks of West Springfield, yeoman, land at 'Nonsuch Meadow' at West Springfield and land at Chicopee field (so called) next to Lt. Nathan Morgan.
     "Israel Brooks, 'late of West Springfield,' yeoman, to my son Simon Brooks, yeoman, and my son Levi Brooks, of West Springfield for £10 and love, etc., the house, barn and homelot 'where I lately dwelt in said' West Springfield 6 acres+, next to the land of Ebenezer Bagg, Lt. Frederick Bagg, Timothy Morgan, reserving a lease of 50 years to Lt. Frederick Bagg and Mr. Simon Brooks 'for the use of my wife said lease to expire with her decease or future marriage.'
     "Israel Brooks, 'late of West Springfield,' yeoman, to my children Miriam Brooks, Rachel Brooks, Lettice/Lettuce Brooks, Barnabas Brooks, Roger Brooks and Marcy Brooks, all of West Springfield for £10 and love and affection, 50 acres at West Springfield lying a little west of 'house and home lot where I lately dwelt' next to Lt. Nathan Morgan, subject to 50-year lease to Lt. Nathan Morgan and Samuel Morgan 'for the use of Miriam Brooks my wife during the term of her natural life or during the term of her continuing single and unmarried if she should be left a widow by me said term of fifty years to cease on her decease or future marriage.2'"

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 96.
  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. [S21] Vital Records of West Springfield Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, 1:160, Miriam Morgan bp.
  4. [S21] West Springfield VR, 2:37, Israel Brooks/Miriam Morgan m. (c.r.).
  5. [S1594] Springfield VR, 381, Israel Brooks/Mary Morgan, int.; 397, m.; 1975, c.r.
  6. [S1554] Frank J. Doherty, The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, 2:758.
  7. [S21] West Springfield VR, 2:203, Miriam Brooks d.
  8. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #16012734.
  9. [S1594] Springfield VR, 258, Miriam Brooks b.
  10. [S1594] Springfield VR, 267, Simon Brooks b.
  11. [S1594] Springfield VR, 281, Levi Brooks b.
  12. [S1594] Springfield VR, 288, Rachel Brooks b.
  13. [S1594] Springfield VR, 309, Barnabas Brooks b.
  14. [S1594] Springfield VR, 319, Roger Brooks b.
  15. [S1594] Springfield VR, 598, Marcy Brooks b.

Hezekiah/4s Brooks

M, #83, (13 January 1741/42 - 20 April 1789)
Father*Samuel/3s Brooks1 b. 2 Aug 1712, d. 14 Dec 1765
Mother*Joanna/4 Warriner1 b. 15 Aug 1711, d. 17 Mar 1756
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks (#1)
Descendants of William/1s Brooks (#2)
Descendants of Benjamin/2s Brooks (#1)
Descendants of Benjamin/2s Brooks (#2)
Descendants of Samuel/3s Brooks
Descendants of Hezekiah/4s Brooks
Descendants of Noah/3s Brooks
Last Edited:31 Jul 2017

Children with Keziah/4s Brooks:

  • Hezekiah/5s Brooks8 b. 12 Nov 1763
  • Keziah/5s Brooks9 b. 13 Aug 1765
  • Ursula/5s Brooks10 b. 30 May 1767, d. 7 May 1791
  • Rufus/5s Brooks11 b. 2 Feb 1769, d. 30 Mar 1813
  • Edmund/5s Brooks12 b. 13 Nov 1770, d. 21 Oct 1775
  • Aurelia/5s Brooks13 b. 16 Sep 1772
  • Earl/5s Brooks14 b. 1 Sep 1774, d. 1 May 1855
  • Barnard/5s Brooks15 b. 13 Dec 1775
  • Salome/5s Brooks16 b. 23 Jan 1778
  • Daniel/5s Brooks17 b. 15 Oct 1779, d. 8 Oct 1818
  • Edmund/5s Brooks18 b. 3 Aug 1781
  • Chauncy/5s Brooks19 b. 27 Nov 1783
  • Ralph/5s Brooks20 b. 16 Oct 1786
Hezekiah/4s Brooks was born 13 Jan 1741/42 at Springfield, Massachusetts,and baptised at the First Church the 24th of the same month.1,2 He married (int. 27 Nov 1762, Springfield) his 1st cousin, Keziah/4s Brooks, daughter of Noah/3s Brooks and Keziah Bartlett, with whom he had 13 children at Springfield.3,4 There he died 20 (Warren) Apr 1789, a. 47.5 His widow married (2), 1 Jul 1790, John Berry.6,7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1594] Springfield VR, 194, Hezekiah Brooks b.
  2. [S1285] Ella May Lewis, "Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1736-1809. First Church of Christ, Springfield, Mass." (Hereinafter 1st Ch. Springfield BpMD, 1736-1809). 4, Hezekiah Brooks bp.
  3. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 96, 97.
  4. [S1594] Springfield VR, 407, Hezekiah Brooks/Kezia Brooks, int.
  5. [S1594] Springfield VR, 535, Hezekiah Brooks d.
  6. [S1285] 1st Ch. Springfield BpMD, 1736-1809, 67, John Barry/Wid. Keziah Brooks m.
  7. [S1594] Springfield VR, 464, Mr John Barry/Widow Keziah Brooks, int.
  8. [S1594] Springfield VR, 284, Hezekiah Books b.
  9. [S1594] Springfield VR, 292, Kezia Brooks b.
  10. [S1594] Springfield VR, 300, Ursila Brooks b.
  11. [S1594] Springfield VR, 309, Rufus Brooks b.
  12. [S1594] Springfield VR, 317, Edmund Brooks b.
  13. [S1594] Springfield VR, 325, Aurelia Brooks b.
  14. [S1594] Springfield VR, 602, Earl Brooks b.
  15. [S1594] Springfield VR, 604, Barnard Brooks b.
  16. [S1594] Springfield VR, 608, Salomy Brooks b.
  17. [S1594] Springfield VR, 612, Daniel Brooks b.
  18. [S1594] Springfield VR, 617, Edmond Brooks b.
  19. [S1594] Springfield VR, 623, Chauncy Brooks b.
  20. [S1594] Springfield VR, 628, Ralph Brooks b.

Keziah/4s Brooks

F, #84, (29 April 1742 - 23 March 1801)
Father*Noah/3s Brooks1 b. 24 Jan 1714/15, d. 16 Jan 1782
Mother*Keziah Bartlett1 d. 3 Oct 1745
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks (#1)
Descendants of William/1s Brooks (#2)
Descendants of Benjamin/2s Brooks (#1)
Descendants of Benjamin/2s Brooks (#2)
Descendants of Samuel/3s Brooks
Descendants of Hezekiah/4s Brooks
Descendants of Noah/3s Brooks
Last Edited:19 Jan 2016

Child with an unknown spouse/person:

  • Submit/5s Brooks3 b. 14 Dec 1761

Children with Hezekiah/4s Brooks:

  • Hezekiah/5s Brooks11 b. 12 Nov 1763
  • Keziah/5s Brooks12 b. 13 Aug 1765
  • Ursula/5s Brooks13 b. 30 May 1767, d. 7 May 1791
  • Rufus/5s Brooks14 b. 2 Feb 1769, d. 30 Mar 1813
  • Edmund/5s Brooks15 b. 13 Nov 1770, d. 21 Oct 1775
  • Aurelia/5s Brooks16 b. 16 Sep 1772
  • Earl/5s Brooks17 b. 1 Sep 1774, d. 1 May 1855
  • Barnard/5s Brooks18 b. 13 Dec 1775
  • Salome/5s Brooks19 b. 23 Jan 1778
  • Daniel/5s Brooks20 b. 15 Oct 1779, d. 8 Oct 1818
  • Edmund/5s Brooks21 b. 3 Aug 1781
  • Chauncy/5s Brooks22 b. 27 Nov 1783
  • Ralph/5s Brooks23 b. 16 Oct 1786
Keziah/4s Brooks, born 29 Apr 1742 at Springfield, Massachusetts1, was baptised at the First Church circa 8 Aug following.2 14 Dec 1761 she bore, at Springfield, a daughter Submit Brooks, father unidentified.3 She married (1) (int. 27 Nov 1762, Springfield) her 1st cousin Hezekiah/4s Brooks, son of Samuel/3s Brooks and Joanna/4 Warriner, with whom she had 13 children at Springfield4,5, where he died 20 Apr 1789.6 She married (2), 1 Jul 1790 (int. 12 Jun), John Berry of Springfield7,8, and died there 23 [town rec.] or 24 [1st Ch. rec.] Mar 1801, a. 58.9,10

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1594] Springfield VR, 195, Keziah Brooks b.
  2. [S1285] Ella May Lewis, "Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1736-1809. First Church of Christ, Springfield, Mass." (Hereinafter 1st Ch. Springfield BpMD, 1736-1809). 4, Keziah Brooks bp.
  3. [S1594] Springfield VR, 272, Submit Brooks b.
  4. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 96, 97.
  5. [S1594] Springfield VR, 407, Hezekiah Brooks/Kezia Brooks, int.
  6. [S1594] Springfield VR, 535, Hezekiah Brooks d.
  7. [S1285] 1st Ch. Springfield BpMD, 1736-1809, 67, John Barry/Wid. Keziah Brooks m.
  8. [S1594] Springfield VR, 464, Mr John Barry/Widow Keziah Brooks, int.
  9. [S1285] 1st Ch. Springfield BpMD, 1736-1809, 56, Kezia Berry d.
  10. [S1594] Springfield VR, 541, Keziah Berry d.
  11. [S1594] Springfield VR, 284, Hezekiah Books b.
  12. [S1594] Springfield VR, 292, Kezia Brooks b.
  13. [S1594] Springfield VR, 300, Ursila Brooks b.
  14. [S1594] Springfield VR, 309, Rufus Brooks b.
  15. [S1594] Springfield VR, 317, Edmund Brooks b.
  16. [S1594] Springfield VR, 325, Aurelia Brooks b.
  17. [S1594] Springfield VR, 602, Earl Brooks b.
  18. [S1594] Springfield VR, 604, Barnard Brooks b.
  19. [S1594] Springfield VR, 608, Salomy Brooks b.
  20. [S1594] Springfield VR, 612, Daniel Brooks b.
  21. [S1594] Springfield VR, 617, Edmond Brooks b.
  22. [S1594] Springfield VR, 623, Chauncy Brooks b.
  23. [S1594] Springfield VR, 628, Ralph Brooks b.
The two children of his 2nd marriage are ancestors of President Grover Cleveland through their mother's bloodline.

Samuel/3s Brooks

M, #88, (2 August 1712 - 14 December 1765)
Father*Benjamin/2s Brooks1 b. 25 Jul 1671, d. 3 May 1755
Mother*Mary Barnard1 b. 11 Dec 1672, d. 23 Feb 1740/41
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Benjamin/2s Brooks
Descendants of Samuel/3s Brooks
Last Edited:22 Aug 2017

Children with Joanna/4 Warriner:

Children with Lydia/5 Stebbins:

Samuel/3s Brooks, born 2 Aug 1712 at Springfield, Massachusetts1, married (1), 17 Mar 1736/37 at Springfield, Massachusetts,(int. 18 Jan), Joanna/4 Warriner of Springfield, daughter of Ebenezer/3 Warriner and Joanna/3 Dickinson, with whom he had 6 children.2 Samuel was co-executor of the will of his brother Joseph Brooks, dated 27 Nov 1750.3,4,5 His wife died 17 Mar 1756, a. 446, and he married (2), as her 2nd husband, 19 Jul 1759 at Springfield (int. 17 Jun), Lydia/5 Stebbins, daughter of John/4 Stebbins and Sarah/3 Warriner, and widow of Moses Mirick.7,8 Samuel died at Springfield 14 Dec 1765 (c.r.), a. 539, and his widow 14 Feb 1782, a. 60.10

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 66, Samll Brookes b.
  2. [S1594] Springfield VR, 346, Saml Brooks/Jehannah Warriner, int.; 349, Saml Brooks/Joanna Warriner m.
  3. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 95.
  4. [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.
  5. [S850] Carol Piacentini, citing Hampshire County Register of Probate, box 20, folio 47, Joseph Brooks.
  6. [S1594] Springfield VR, 514, Johannah Brooks d.; 1826, First Church Record, Wife of Samll Brooks d.
  7. [S1285] Ella May Lewis, "Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1736-1809. First Church of Christ, Springfield, Mass." (Hereinafter 1st Ch. Springfield BpMD, 1736-1809). 63, Samll Brooks/Lydia Mirick m.
  8. [S1594] Springfield VR, 379, Samuel Brooks/Lydia Mirick, int.; 402, m.
  9. [S1285] 1st Ch. Springfield BpMD, 1736-1809, 46, Samuel Brooks d. (c.r.).
  10. [S1285] 1st Ch. Springfield BpMD, 1736-1809, 50, Widow Lydia Brooks d.
  11. [S1594] Springfield VR, 189, Samuel Brooks b.
  12. [S1594] Springfield VR, 194, Hezekiah Brooks b.
  13. [S1285] 1st Ch. Springfield BpMD, 1736-1809, 5, Nathan Brooks bp.
  14. [S1594] Springfield VR, 210, Squire Brooks b.
  15. [S1594] Springfield VR, 220, Thamer Brooks b.
  16. [S1594] Springfield VR, 229, Sibbil Brooks b.; 1993, Springfield Third Church (Longmeadow), Sybil Brooks bp.
  17. [S1594] Springfield VR, 262, Austin Brooks b.
  18. [S1594] Springfield VR, 279, Lois Brooks b.

Joanna/4 Warriner

F, #89, (15 August 1711 - 17 March 1756)
Father*Ebenezer/3 Warriner b. 4 Mar 1680/81, d. 5 Feb 1737
Mother*Joanna/3 Dickinson b. 2 Feb 1684, d. 31 Oct 1764
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Benjamin/2s Brooks
Descendants of Samuel/3s Brooks
Last Edited:22 Aug 2017

Children with Samuel/3s Brooks:

Findagrave.com, memorial #36605757. Photo by John P. O'Connor.
Joanna/4 Warriner, born 15 Aug 17111, married, as his 1st wife, 17 Mar 1736/37 at Springfield, Massachusetts (int. 18 Jan), Samuel/3s Brooks of Springfield, son of Benjamin/2s Brooks and Mary Barnard, with whom she had 6 children.2 She died at Springfield 17 Mar 1756, a. 443, and is buried in Springfield Cemetery (Willow Ave. 2-6).4,5 A cenotaph at Northampton also memorializes her.6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 96.
  2. [S1594] Springfield VR, 346, Saml Brooks/Jehannah Warriner, int.; 349, Saml Brooks/Joanna Warriner m.
  3. [S1594] Springfield VR, 514, Johannah Brooks d.; 1826, First Church Record, Wife of Samll Brooks d.
  4. [S1594] Springfield VR, 2056, Springfield Cemetery recs., Mrs Joanna Brooks.
  5. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #36605757.
  6. [S744] Thomas Bridgman, Northampton Epitaphs, 126, Mrs. Joanna Brooks.
  7. [S1594] Springfield VR, 189, Samuel Brooks b.
  8. [S1594] Springfield VR, 194, Hezekiah Brooks b.
  9. [S1285] Ella May Lewis, "Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1736-1809. First Church of Christ, Springfield, Mass." (Hereinafter 1st Ch. Springfield BpMD, 1736-1809). 5, Nathan Brooks bp.
  10. [S1594] Springfield VR, 210, Squire Brooks b.
  11. [S1594] Springfield VR, 220, Thamer Brooks b.
  12. [S1594] Springfield VR, 229, Sibbil Brooks b.; 1993, Springfield Third Church (Longmeadow), Sybil Brooks bp.