Person:John Brooks (80)

John Brooks, Sr.
d.bef. April 1795 Augusta County, Virginia
m. bef. 1724
  1. John Brooks, Sr.1725 - Bef 1795
  2. Thomas BrooksAbt 1726 - Aft 1753
  3. Hannah BrooksAbt 1728 - Aft 1780
  4. Humphrey BrooksAbt 1730 - Aft 1753
  5. Jacob BrooksAbt 1732 - Aft 1745
  • HJohn Brooks, Sr.1725 - Bef 1795
  • WMartha SimpsonBef 1734 - 1800
  1. John Brooks, Jr.1751 - 1835
  2. Giles BrooksAbt 1758 -
  3. Samuel BrooksAbt 1759 - Bef 1806
  4. Elizabeth Brooks1760 - 1824
  5. Jonathan BrooksAbt 1761 - Abt 1801
  6. Sarah BrooksAbt 1762 - Bef 1792
  7. William BrooksAbt 1764 -
Facts and Events
Name John Brooks, Sr.
Alt Name John Tucker Brooks
Gender Male
Birth? 1725 Southampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Death? bef. April 1795 Augusta County, Virginia

John Brooks was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 347.--7th July, 1778. John Hunton and Frances to John Brooks, of the County of Bartly [sic, prob. s/b "Berkeley"]. 430 acres (except 3 acres sold to Richard Payne on north side of the main road that leads from Richard Payne's to Walter Davis's. Teste: Walter Davis. John Hunton, Jr., John Brooks, Jr.

Will Abstract

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 155.--13th September, 1790. John Brooks' will--To wife, Martha. £20 a year to be paid by Samuel Brooks; to daughter, Elizabeth; to son, John (when he demands it); to son, Giles; to son, William; to son, Jonathan; to daughter, Sarah; to son-in-law, William Christian; to Samuel, executor, all lands except 9 poles square where there are three walnut trees grow out of one Root towards Ruddle where I desire to be buried and any friend that chooses. Teste: Daniel Rea, William Davis, Andrew Hunter, Jno. Davis. Proved, April Court, 1795, by William Davis and Hunter, executor qualifies.
  • Page 174.--9th June, 1795. John Brooks' estate appraised by Walter Davis, David Henderson, James Best.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - DECEMBER 19, 1780. - (322) These to work on the road from Staunton to Christian's Creek, with their tithables, viz: William Lewis, Henry Moura, John Brooks, Peter Moura John Bird, James Graham, Nicholas Sprigg, Robert Russell, Mr. Hunt, Andrew Scott, Jacob Sciler, Peter Grass, John Graham, Christopher Graham, Joshua Russell, James Coursey, Thomas Scott, Wm. Burk, Robert McClenachan, Samuel Fraizer and James Hill.
  • Page 443.-(undated, prob. abt. 1781/82) - Teste: Walter Davis, John Caldwell, John Brooks.
  • Page 475.--16th April, 1785. Sarah Hutchinson's estate appraised by James Caruthers, Wm. Black, John Brooks.
  • Page 363.--20th September, 1786. John Brooks, Jr., and Ann ( ) to John Emmett, of Pennsylvania. Delivered: John Emmett, 21st January, 1790, part of plantation John Brooks, Sr., now lives on.
  • Page 129.--21st April, 1789. Recorded. Susanna Henderson's estate in hands of William Henderson, Sr., by Walter Davis, Jno. Brooks, Daniel Rea.