Sarah/4w Brooks

F, #9923, (14 August 1692 - )
Father*John/3w Brooks1 b. 1 Mar 1664, d. 7 Aug 1733
Mother*Mary/2 Bruce1 b. 15 Jun 1665
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of John/2w Brooks
Descendants of John/3w Brooks
Descendants of Sarah/4w Brooks (of John )
Last Edited:19 Aug 2017

Child with Samuel/3 Richardson:

  • Margaret/5w Richardson4 b. 22 Jan 1719
Sarah/4w Brooks, born 14 Aug 1692 at Woburn, Massachusetts1, married Samuel/3 Richardson of Woburn, son of Nathaniel/2 Richardson and Mary (–?–),2, with whom she removed to Exeter, New Hampshire.2 Mentioned in the will of her father John/3w Brooks, 6 Aug 1726.3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S210] Edward P. Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:28, Sarah Brooks b.
  2. [S183] Craig Beeman, citing NEHGR, 29:154.
  3. [S183] Craig Beeman, citing NEHGR, 29:153.
  4. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:213, Margaret Richardson b.

Phebe/4 Richardson

F, #9924, (21 February 1700 - )
Father*Zachariah/3 Richardson1,2 b. 21 Nov 1677
Mother*Mehitabel Perrin2 b. s 1680
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of John/2w Brooks
Descendants of John/3w Brooks
Descendants of John/4w Brooks
Last Edited:23 Jan 2016

Children with John/4w Brooks:

  • John/5w Brooks8 b. 22 Jun 1719, d. 1782
  • Abigail/5w Brooks9 b. 16 May 1721
  • Benjamin/5w Brooks10 b. 1 May 1724
  • Phebe/5w Brooks11 b. 15 Mar 1730/31
  • Dea. Abijah/5w Brooks12 b. 12 May 1733, d. 10 Nov 1791
  • Mary/5w Brooks13 b. 14 Oct 1735
  • Esther/5w Brooks14 b. 15 Apr 1740, d. 10 Nov 1748
Phebe/4 Richardson, born 21 Feb 1700 at Woodstock, Connecticut1,2, married, 2 Jun 1719 at Pomfret (int. 22 Feb 1717/18, Woodstock), John/4w Brooks III of Pomfret, son of John/3w Brooks and Mary/2 Bruce.3,4 He died at Ashford 29 Mar 1743.5 Her death is not of record. They are buried in the Old Ashford Cemetery.6 Windham County Probate Index, 4:199.7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S183] Craig Beeman, citing NEHGR, 27:154.
  2. [S486] Debbye Lansing, citing 1932 (c. 21 Mar) newspaper clipping (probably a Boston Evening Transcript genealogy column), heading "#3306. Sawyer, Brooks," quoting "Printed records of Woodstock, Conn.," 77: Phebe Richardson b.
  3. [S562] Barbour Collection, Pomfret, John Brooks/Phebe Richardson m.
  4. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Woodstock VR, John Brooks/Phebe Richardson, int.
  5. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Ashford VR, John Brooks d.
  6. [S29] Richard B. Wise, citing L.B. Fennell, Nathaniel Brooks, 7, 116.
  7. [S414] Debra Solarz Inman, 11 Mar 2002, transcribing Brooks entries in the Windham County Probate Index.
  8. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Pomfret VR, John Brooks b.
  9. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Pomfret VR, Abigail Brooks b.
  10. [S486] Debbye Lansing, citing 1932 (c. 21 Mar) newspaper clipping (probably a Boston Evening Transcript genealogy column), heading "#3306. Sawyer, Brooks," quoting "records of First Church of Killingly": Benjamin Brooks bp.
  11. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Pomfret VR, Phebe Brooks b.
  12. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Pomfret VR, Abijah Brooks b.
  13. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Pomfret VR, Mary Brooks b.
  14. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Ashford VR, Esther Brooks b.; d.

John/4w Brooks

M, #9925, (28 November 1694 - 29 March 1743)
Father*John/3w Brooks1 b. 1 Mar 1664, d. 7 Aug 1733
Mother*Mary/2 Bruce1 b. 15 Jun 1665
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1w Brooks
Descendants of John/2w Brooks
Descendants of John/3w Brooks
Descendants of John/4w Brooks
Last Edited:1 Aug 2017

Children with Phebe/4 Richardson:

  • John/5w Brooks11 b. 22 Jun 1719, d. 1782
  • Abigail/5w Brooks12 b. 16 May 1721
  • Benjamin/5w Brooks13 b. 1 May 1724
  • Phebe/5w Brooks14 b. 15 Mar 1730/31
  • Dea. Abijah/5w Brooks15 b. 12 May 1733, d. 10 Nov 1791
  • Mary/5w Brooks16 b. 14 Oct 1735
  • Esther/5w Brooks17 b. 15 Apr 1740, d. 10 Nov 1748
Findagrave.com, memorial #45492847. Photo by brianz190.
John/4w Brooks III, 2nd so-named, was born 28 Nov 1694 at Woburn, Massachusetts.1
     John married, 2 Jun 1719 at Pomfret (int. 22 Feb 1717/18, Woodstock), Phebe/4 Richardson of Woodstock, daughter of Zachariah/3 Richardson and Mehitabel Perrin.2,3 Named in his father's will, 6 Aug 17264, "He moved to Ashford, Connecticut, which is on an old Indian trail which became the first traveled road between Boston and Hartford. Today, the direct route between Hartford, CT and Providence, RI, U.S. Route 44, runs through the village, past the old cemetery where John and Phebe are buried and past the site of the Congregational Church, now gone."5,6
     John Brooks died at Ashford 29 Mar 1743, a. 48.7 Windham County Probate Index, 3:155-158.8 "He is buried in the Babcock Burial Ground (also known as the Old Ashford Cemetery), Ashford…with his wife Phebe near his friend, Rev. James Hale. The tombstone was still readable in 1981. The Burial Ground lies in the Northwest corner of the green beyond the Ashford Academy…"9

Local Notes:

Property11 Jun 1718, Pomfret, CT"For the sum of 'fourscore pounds,' Edward Ruggles, of Roxbury, MA, deeded to John Brooks of Woburn, MA an estimated 82 acres in Pomfret, CT. One wonders why John chose to settle in Ashford, rather than in one of the more fertile sections of the state. Before 1716, John's uncle, Ebenezer Brooks, had moved to Killingly, CT, which is only a few miles from Pomfret. It is possible that this influenced John's decision to move."10

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S210] Edward P. Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:28, John Brooks b.
  2. [S562] Barbour Collection, Pomfret, John Brooks/Phebe Richardson m.
  3. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Woodstock VR, John Brooks/Phebe Richardson, int.
  4. [S183] Craig Beeman, citing NEHGR, 29:153.
  5. [S29] Richard B. Wise, citing L.B. Fennell, "Nathaniel Brooks," 6.
  6. [S183] Craig Beeman, citing NEHGR, 29:154.
  7. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Ashford VR, John Brooks d.
  8. [S414] Debra Solarz Inman, transcribing Brooks entries in the Windham County Probate Index.
  9. [S29] Richard B. Wise, citing L.B. Fennell, Nathaniel Brooks, 7, 116.
  10. [S29] Richard B. Wise, citing L.B. Fennell, Nathaniel Brooks, 4.
  11. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Pomfret VR, John Brooks b.
  12. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Pomfret VR, Abigail Brooks b.
  13. [S486] Debbye Lansing, citing 1932 (c. 21 Mar) newspaper clipping (probably a Boston Evening Transcript genealogy column), heading "#3306. Sawyer, Brooks," quoting "records of First Church of Killingly": Benjamin Brooks bp.
  14. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Pomfret VR, Phebe Brooks b.
  15. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Pomfret VR, Abijah Brooks b.
  16. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Pomfret VR, Mary Brooks b.
  17. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Ashford VR, Esther Brooks b.; d.

Zachariah/3 Richardson

M, #9926, (21 November 1677 - )
Father*Samuel/2 Richardson1 b. 22 May 1646, d. 29 Apr 1712
Mother*Phebe/2 Baldwin1 b. 7 Sep 1654, d. 20 Oct 1679
Last Edited:19 Aug 2017

Child with Mehitabel Perrin:

Zachariah/3 Richardson was born 21 Nov 1677 at Woburn, Massachusetts1, where he married, 14 Feb 1700, Mehitabel Perrin.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S210] Edward P. Johnson, Woburn Records, 1:210, Zachariah Richardson b.
  2. [S210] Johnson, Woburn Records, 3:207, Mehetabel Perring/Zachariah Richardson m.
  3. [S183] Craig Beeman, citing NEHGR, 27:154.
  4. [S486] Debbye Lansing, citing 1932 (c. 21 Mar) newspaper clipping (probably a Boston Evening Transcript genealogy column), heading "#3306. Sawyer, Brooks," quoting "Printed records of Woodstock, Conn.," 77: Phebe Richardson b.