Timothy/4a Brooks

M, #893, (30 August 1711 - 11 May 1783)
Father*Daniel/3a Brooks1,2 b. 14 Mar 1677/78, d. 17 Mar 1769
Mother*Anna (–?–)1,2 b. c 12 Apr 1683, d. 6 Mar 1760
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Gershom/2a Brooks
Descendants of Daniel/3a "Jur." Brooks
Descendants of Timothy/4a Brooks
Last Edited:29 Jan 2016

Child with Mary Gilbert:

  • Lydia/5a Brooks7 b. 15 Jun 1759, d. 3 Feb 1784
Findagrave.com, memorial #73938576. All Rights Reserved - ©2017 - Patrick A. Timlin.
Timothy/4a Brooks, born 30 Aug 1711 in that part of Concord, Massachusetts which was set off to Acton in 17351, received a bequest in the will of his uncle Timothy Brooks, 19 Mar 1757.2 He married, 12 Jan 1758 at Brookfield (int. 17 Dec, Acton), Mary Gilbert of Brookfield3,4, and died at Acton 11 May 1783, a. 71.5,2 "He was survived by his wife Mary and only daughter Lydia, who was wife of Simon Hunt, Jr., both named in his will."2 Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton.6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 78, Timothy Brooks b.
  2. [S282] John Brooks Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 13.
  3. [S266] Franklin P. Rice, Vital Records of Brookfield, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, 279, Timothy Brooks/Mary Gilbert m.
  4. [S479] Frederic W. Bailey, Worcester County Marriages, 60, Timothy Brooks & Mary Gilbert, Leicester.
  5. [S187] Vital Records of Acton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, 255, Timothy Brooks d.
  6. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #73938576.
  7. [S187] Acton VR, 20, Lydia Brooks b.
His wife and three of their children were "slain by the enimiee Sept. 16, 1696" at Deerfield. Daniel was taken captive and carried to Canada, from whence he was subsequently ransomed.1

Daniel/3 Belden

M, #895, (say 1650 - 14 August 1732)
Father-Candidate*John/2 Belden b. c 1631
Last Edited:9 Aug 2017

Children with Elizabeth Foote:

  • Elizabeth/4 Belden+10 b. say 1672, d. 17 Nov 1745
  • Nathaniel/4 Belden11 b. circa 1676, d. 21 Aug 1714
  • Daniel/4 Belden12 b. say 1680, d. 16 Sep 1696
  • John/4 Belden13 b. 24 Jun 1689, d. 25 Jun 1689
  • John/4 Belden14 b. 28 Feb 1693, d. 16 Sep 1696
  • Thankful/4 Belden15 b. 2 Dec 1695, d. 16 Sep 1696
Daniel/3 Belden married, 10 Nov 1670 at Hatfield, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Foote.2 By 1675 he had a lot 16 rods wide on the highway to the river.3 In the town's second division, he had lot no. 29, width 12 rods, 9 ft., 6 in.4
     At Hatfield he acquired as a neighbor, after Philip's War, William Bartholomew, who in 1685 sold him half his twenty cow commons and two-thirds of his house lot at Deerfield, whence Daniel removed.5 There his wife and three of their children were "slain by the enimiee Sept. 16, 1696," while Daniel was taken captive and carried to Canada, from whence he was subsequently ransomed.1
     He married (2) Sarah Hawks, daughter of John Hawks, and widow of Philip/1 Mattoon of Deerfield.6 19 Dec 1698 at Hatfield, "a contribution was made for Daniel Belden and Martin Smith, who had been reduced to straits by their captivity in Canada after the attack on Deerfield in 1696."7 He is probably the D.B., "head of family," who died at Deerfield 14 Aug 1732.8

Local Notes:

Property1675, Hatfield, MAHighway to the river. | 16 | Daniel Belden3
Appointed1678, Hatfield, MAAt the beginning of the year 1678 these officers were chosen: … Daniel Belden, to warn meetings; …9
Property1678, Hatfield, MASecond Division. | 29 | Daniel Belden, | 12 9 64

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 265, Elisabeth Belden d.
  2. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 17, Daniel Belding/Elizabeth Foot m.
  3. [S743] Daniel White Wells and Reuben Field Wells, Hist. Hatfield, 67.
  4. [S743] Wells & Wells, Hist. Hatfield, 474.
  5. [S233] Richard I. Melvoin, New England Outpost, 144.
  6. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 417-18, Philip Mattoon.
  7. [S743] Wells & Wells, Hist. Hatfield, 125.
  8. [S20] Deerfield VR, 265, Dan[ie]ll Belden d.
  9. [S743] Wells & Wells, Hist. Hatfield, 101.
  10. [S639] Henry M. Burt, First Century of Springfield, 2:536.
  11. [S20] Deerfield VR, 265, Thankfull Belden d.
  12. [S20] Deerfield VR, 265, Daniel Belden d.
  13. [S20] Deerfield VR, 265, John Belden d.
  14. [S20] Deerfield VR, 29, John Beldin b.
  15. [S20] Deerfield VR, 29, Thankfull Belden b.

Elizabeth/3s Brooks

F, #896, (9 October 1706 - )
Father*Ebenezer/2s Brooks1 b. 21 Dec 1662
Mother*Elizabeth/4 Belden1 b. s 1672, d. 17 Nov 1745
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Ebenezer/2s Brooks
Last Edited:4 Aug 2014
Elizabeth/3s Brooks was born 9 Oct 1706 at Deerfield, Massachusetts.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 35, Elisebath Brooks b.

Esther/3s Brooks

F, #897, (15 September 1716 - )
Father*Ebenezer/2s Brooks1 b. 21 Dec 1662
Mother*Elizabeth/4 Belden1 b. s 1672, d. 17 Nov 1745
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Ebenezer/2s Brooks
Last Edited:4 Aug 2014

Child with an unknown spouse/person:

Esther/3s Brooks was born 15 Sep 1716 at Deerfield, Massachusetts.1 She had a natural son Benjamin Hoxton/4s Brooks at Springfield, 1735.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 35, Esther Brooks b.
  2. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 97: "Esther Brooks had Benjamin Hoxton, b 22 Jan 1735."

John/3 Burt

M, #898, (23 August 1670 - 24 February 1704)
Father*Nathaniel/2 Burt1 b. 27 Mar 1638, d. 29 Sep 1720
Mother*Rebecca/2 Sikes1 b. 9 May 1641, d. 28 Jan 1711/12
Last Edited:13 Aug 2017

Child with Mary/3 Lombard:

  • Maj. Daniel/4 Burt7 b. 5 Jul 1703, d. 27 Feb 1771
John/3 Burt was born 23 Aug 1670 at Springfield, Massachusetts.2,1 Of that section of Springfield which later became Longmeadow, he married, as her 1st husband, 23 Dec 1697 at Springfield, Mary/3 Lombard of S., daughter of David/2 Lombard and Margaret/2 Filley.3 He was "killed by his horse in a sleigh," 24 Feb 1704, a. 33.4 His widow married (2), 4 Dec 1708, Deliverance/2s Brooks.5,6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 43, John Burt b.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of Springfield, Mass.", 19:62 (Jan 1865): John Burt.
  3. [S930] Pynchon Manuscript Records, 5, John Burt/Mary Lumbard m.
  4. [S1065] "Longmeadow (Mass.) Families," 303.
  5. [S403] Joel Nelson Eno, "William Brooks of Springfield," 143.
  6. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 110, Deliverance Brookes/wid. Mary Brookes m.
  7. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 105, John (10.) Burt jr.

Mary/3s Brooks

F, #899, (22 September 1712 - )
Father*Deliverance/2s Brooks1 b. 28 Feb 1672/73
Mother*Mary/3 Lombard1 b. 13 Nov 1677, d. Oct 1759
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Deliverance/2s Brooks
Last Edited:10 Aug 2014
Mary/3s Brooks was born 22 Sep 1712 at Springfield, Massachusetts.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 66, Mary Brookes b.

Zebediah Williams

M, #900, (say 1650 - 18 September 1675)
Custom index:Philip's War (1675-76)
Last Edited:24 Aug 2017

Children with Mary Miller:

Findagrave.com, "Bloody Brook Mass Grave" (unnumbered) memorial. Courtesy P. Welch.
Courtesy P. Welch FAG as "Bloody Brook Mass Grave," no memorial number
Zebediah Williams, who married, as her 1st husband, Mary Miller1, died 18 Sep 1675 at "Bloody Brook," near Deerfield, Massachusetts, when a force of 80 soldiers and 18 teamsters under Captain Thomas Lothrop, sent to gather the English corn harvest at Hadley, was ambushed by a much larger force of Indians during Philip's War.2 The dead Englishmen were buried in a mass grave in what is today South Deerfield Village.3
     His son Zebediah Jr., and daughter Mary and her husband, Nathaniel Brooks, were taken in the raid on Deerfield, 29 Feb 1703/4, and embarked on the forced march of captives to Canada which followed. Mary was killed enroute; Zebediah Jr. survived the march but died in Canada in captivity. Nathaniel Brooks survived to be ransomed and return to Deerfield.4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1312] Author unknown, Dedication of the Godfrey Nims Memorial, 18.
  2. [S1312] Author unknown, Dedication of the Godfrey Nims Memorial, 19.
  3. [S148] Findagrave.com, "Bloody Brooks Mass Grave" memorial page.
  4. [S10] Rev. John Williams, The Redeemed Captive, 122, 141–43.
  5. [S639] Henry M. Burt, First Century of Springfield, 2:536.