Person:John Brooks (81)

  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 -
  1. Martha S. 'Patsy' Brooks1778 - 1857
Facts and Events
Name John Brooks, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1751 Southampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Death[1] 1835 Somerville, Fayette County, Tennessee

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • 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.

American Revolutionary War Veteran

Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 1, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

Brooks, John - entered service 1777 in Baltimore, Maryland; later entered service in Augusta County, Virginia; moved after Revolutionary War to Kentucky, thence to Tennessee where granted Pension at age 81 in Fayette County, 1833; children mentioned but not named; query letter in file states son Jonathan was Revolutionary War soldier from Augusta County, Virginia & soldier John Sr. R353.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 347.--7th July, 1778. John Hunton and Frances to John Brooks, of the County of Bartly. 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.
  • * Vol. 1 - 1781 or 1782. - To the Worshipful Court of Augusta County, the petition of the sundry inhabitants in the bounds of Captain Long's Company of Militia humbly showeth:
That your petitioners, while headed by Captain Christian, and since headed by Captain Long, then enjoyed the greatest tranquility, but now likely to he clouded by the loss of so noble an officer by a mere delusion.
The most of us can, and will (if called upon), undertake to declare on oath that Captain Long behaved himself at the Battles of Hot Water and Jamestown as a good soldier and a noble officer. As to his conduct at York we cannot pretend to say farther than from the most authentic accounts that we could collect he had not that fair play that a true citizen ought to have had. From which motives induces us to believe, and truly hope, your worships will, when you come to look at the affair, reinstate him in his post, that we may continue our old rank, as we have ever been faithful subjects, contributed every thing in our power for the benefit of the States, turned out cheerfully our quota of men on every occasion.
Therefore, as your worships is the only door we are to go through to justice, humbly hope you will recommend him to his Excellency, the Governor, which will prevent us from falling from our old rank, to wit, the second in the Battalion to the youngest, and your petitioners shall, as in duty bound ever pray, &c &c.
(Signed) Jas. Davis, John Christian, Jr., Rich'd Shires, Saml. Blackwood, John Brooks. Jr., Robert Scott, Samuel Brooks, John Black, William Black, Joseph Bell, Ensign; Thomas Rutledge, Gill. Christian, James Bert, Gilbert Christian, Giles Brooks, W. Christian, William Davis, Thomas Kear, Benjamin Carr, James Wright, John Bell, Edward Rutledge, Samuel Armstrong, Neal O'Dear, Joseph Kerr, Robert Christian, Francis Best, Charles Donely, Jonathan Brooks, Jacob Gabert, Anthony Black, Alexander Wright, William Shields, William Brown, Robert Christian, Lieutenant; Gabriel Alexander, James Bready, Jacob van Lear, John Christian, Mathew Alexander, John Bready, Joseph Colter, John Alexander, John Bready, George Marshall.
  • Vol. 2 - Insolvents and Delinquents, 1785; A. Mustoe's List: Geo. Myers (Big), Greenbrier; James Peerey, Kentucky; Sam'l Trotter, Kentucky; Wm. Workman, Rockbridge; Jacob Carpenter, Chuckey; Geo. Shields, French Broad; Jno. Neil, removed; Edward Erwin, Jr., Greenbrier; Alex. Malcom, Greenbrier; Joseph Moor, Greenbrier; Benj. Moor, Greenbrier; Benj. Moor, Sr., Greenbrier; Sam'l Moor, Greenbrier; Jas. Malcom, Greenbrier; Jno. Handley, Jr., Greenbrier; Robert McCorkle, removed; Isaac Trotter, Thos. McGregory, John Kerr, Rob. Bailey, David Trout; James Muncey, removed; Sam'l Rennox, Rockbridge, Jno. Thompson, Jr., removed; Sam'l Brown, Greenbrier; Andrew Nelson, Greenbrier; Philip Hansdle, runaway; Robert Rayburn, Holston; Sam'l Lambe, Kentucky; Robert Stephen, removed; Wm. Thompson, Penna.; Wm. Brown (taylor), dead; Jno. Brooks, Jr., Ronehoak; Wm. Hert, removed; Geo. Grear, removed; Wm. Levingston, removed; Jno. Stunkard, Wm. Trotter, Jno. Strain, Geo. Lewis, Jacob Cox, David Trout.
  • Page 511.--Delivered to Thomas Rutlidge by order from Mr. Buster, 16th July, 1787. Teste: John Brooks, Jr., George Marshall, Charles Hunt.
  • 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.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).