Person:Samuel Brooks (24)

Samuel Brooks
b.abt. 1759 Virginia
d.bef. 22 September 1806 Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia
  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 -
  • HSamuel BrooksAbt 1759 - Bef 1806
  • WMary PenroseAbt 1768 - Aft 1808
m. 9 May 1789
  1. William Brooks1789 - Abt 1857
  2. John Brooks1791 - 1863
  3. Susanna BrooksAbt 1793 -
  4. David Brooks1795 - 1870
  5. Elizabeth BrooksAbt 1798 -
  6. Jonathan Brooks1800 - 1875
  7. James Moffett Brooks1804 - 1863
  8. Naomi BrooksAbt 1805 -
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Brooks
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt. 1759 Virginia
Marriage 9 May 1789 Staunton, Augusta County, Virginiato Mary Penrose
Death[1] bef. 22 September 1806 Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia

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


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Estate Records

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - 22d September, 1806-- Mary Brooks, James Best, administrators of Samuel Brooks. (Note: Samuel Brooks died intestate (without a will))
  • Vol. 1 - File No. 926.--Brookes vs. Brookes. William and John Brookes, infants, by Thomas Marshall, guardian, and Susanna, David and Elizabeth Brookes, infants, by Joseph Parks, their guardian--all children and heirs of Samuel Brookes, of Augusta, who died intestate, leaving three (3) other children, viz: Jonathan, James Moffett and Nioma Brookes--also infants--and widow Mary. Bill for partition. Spa. before 1806.

Marriage Records

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1789--May 9, Samuel Brooks and Mary Penrose, guardian and next friend, John Emmitt (consent); surety, John Emmitt.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Record - 1789, -- By Rev. Archd. Scott: May 9, Samuel Brooks and Mary Penrose.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • * 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.
  • 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 293.--16th October, 1797. Elizabeth Caldwell's estate appraised by Samuel Brooks.
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