Person:John Brooks (28)

John Brooks
b.Abt 1623 England
m. by 1622
  1. Hannah BrooksEst 1620 - 1692
  2. John BrooksAbt 1623 - 1691
  3. Martha BrooksAbt 1626 - 1665
  4. Mary Brooks1628 - 1671/72
  5. Sarah Brooks1632 - 1686
  6. Timothy Brooks1634 - 1711
  7. Joseph Brooks1641 - Bef 1682
  8. Isaac Brooks1643 - 1688
m. 1 Nov 1649
  1. John Brooks1650 - 1653
  2. Sarah Brooks1652 -
  3. Eunice Brooks1655 -
  4. Joanna Brooks1659 - 1724
  5. John Brooks1664 - 1733
  6. Ebenezer Brooks1666 -
  7. Deborah Brooks1669 - 1703/04
  8. Jabez Brooks1673 - 1746/47
m. 25 Feb 1684
Facts and Events
Name John Brooks
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] Abt 1623 England
Emigration[1] Bef 1639 Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 1 Nov 1649 Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusettsto Eunice Mousall
Marriage 25 Feb 1684 Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusettsto Mary Champney
Will[1] 29 Jul 1690
Military[1] Abt Aug 1690 Phipps Expedition to Quebec
Death[1][3][4] 29 Sep 1691 Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[1] 16 Nov 1691 Probated
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 John Brooks, in Cutter, William R., and Arthur G. Loring. The Brooks family of Woburn, Mass. (Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1904)
    p 4-6.

    John Brooks was born about 20 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 in the Phips Expedition to Quebec. The will of John Brooks, Sr. dated July 29, 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; and children, 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.

    John Brooks, Sr. in Sept. 1691, was dismissed from ordinary trainings on account of his decrepitness and incapacity to serve. [Grandson Jonathan Brooks appears in a list of those] have a just claim to the Bounty of the General General, by being (either personally, or by their ancestor) in the Canada Expedition, Anno 1690 - Taken in Woburn, Feb 19th, 1738 ..."
    John Brooks died Sept. 29, 1691.

  2. Massachusetts. County Court (Middlesex County). Court records, 1649-1699. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972).

    [Taken from Abstracts of Court Records, americanancestors.org, p. 2:48]
    "Dutton Vs Bacon"
    1668. 1m [Mar] 30. Test: John Brooks Ae abt 45 [forty five] yrs

  3. Johnson, Edward F. Woburn Records of Births, Deaths, and Marriages . (Woburn, Massachusetts: Andrews, Cutler & Co., 1890-1919)
    2:20.

    Brooks, John, s. of ---, ---, 1691.

  4. Sewall, Samuel. The History of Woburn, Middlesex County, Mass. : from the Grant of Its Territory to Charlestown, in 1640, to the Year 1860; with a Memorial Sketch of the Author. (Boston: Wiggin and Lunt Publishers, 1868)
    595.

    By Inventory he died 29 Sep 1691.
    [Note: Cutter gives this date in his 1904 article on the Brooks family with no explanation, but 4 years later in Source:Cutter, William Richard. Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, p. 4:1512, (and other books), he gives the date 2 Jan 1691. The January date is impossible, since it would not then be necessary to dismiss John from training in Sept 1691, but it begs the question how does Cutter know the September date.]