BROOKS, Thomas Sr.
(Abt 1567-)
BROOKS, Henry
(Abt 1592-1683)
No Name
(Abt 1600-Bef 1650)
BROOKS, John
(Abt 1623-1691)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. MOUSALL, Eunice

2. CHAMPNEY, Mary

BROOKS, John

  • Born: Abt 1623
  • Marriage (1): MOUSALL, Eunice on 1 Nov 1649 in Woburn, Middlesex, MA 1
  • Marriage (2): CHAMPNEY, Mary on 25 Feb 1684
  • Died: 23 Sep 1691 about age 68
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bullet  General Notes:

From: Marriage: NEHGR, April, 1875. Volume 29, pp. 153-157

1675: Considered to be a soldier in King Philip's War, but this is inconclusive.

John Brooks was born about twenty years before the settlement of Woburn, and it is known that he was about 45 years of age in 1668.

In 1690, at the age of about 67 years, he participated as a soldier in the Phips Expedition to Quebec.

The will of John Brooks, Sr., dated July 1690, probated Nov. 16, 1691, he "being bound for Canada in the Expedition against the French enemy".. mentions wife, Mary; sons, Jabez, John and Ebenezer; daughters, Deborah, Eunice, Sarah and Joanna; grandchildren, Eunice Buck, Eunice Carter, Eunice Roberts, and John Buck, John Carter, John Brooks, David Roberts; and Mary and Elizabeth, his son John's two children; Eunice Brooks, daughter of his son Ebenezer; and Mary, daughter of his daughter, Deborah Richardson. He also names son John Richardson [husband of Deborah]; and mentions John Dane [Dean], an apprentice, and Rev Pastor Mr. Jabez Fox. To son John Brooks he gives that piece of land... called by the name of English Hills. He gives the care of his son Jabez to Lieut. James Converse, during his minority. John Brooks, Sr., in Sept., 1691, was dismissed from ordinary training on account of his decrepitness and incapacity to serve.

In "A true list of those persons who have a just claim (either in Woburn, or the next adjacent towns) to the bounty of the General Court, by being (either personally, or by their ancestors) in the Canada expedition, Anno 1690.--Taken in Woburn, Feb. 19th, 1738 by virtue of an order of the said General Court, bearing date Dec. 22d, last past," appears: "23.--Jonathan Brooks, in right of his grandfather John Brooks, both of Woburn. Attested by Joseph Reed." (Mass Archives, 36: 246-47; 115; 574.) 2


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John married Eunice MOUSALL, daughter of John MOUSALL Deacon and Joanna, on 1 Nov 1649 in Woburn, Middlesex, MA.1 (Eunice MOUSALL was born about 1625-1630 and died on 1 Jan 1684 in Woburn, Middlesex, MA.)


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John next married Mary CHAMPNEY, daughter of John CHAMPNEY and Joanna, on 25 Feb 1684. (Mary CHAMPNEY died in 1704.)


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Sources


1 Ancestry.com online database, American Marriages Before 1699.

2 Beeman, Craig, Register Report & Ahnentafel Chart for Nathan Brooks (Nov. 1997).


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