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Thomas Lewis Brooks

Male 1772 - 1841


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  • Born  1772  Orange Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  6 Sep 1841  Blooming Grove, Orange Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I4124  markhamchest
    Last Modified  15 Jul 2018 

    Father  Jonathan Brooks,   b. 1740-1750, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1811, Blooming Grove, Orange Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Hettie Lewis,   b. 1750, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F1464  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • 1790 Census of Orange county New York: New Cornwall - Jonathan Brooks; 3m 0-16; 5m 16+; 3f; 1 other free person; 1 slave.

      Jonathan Brooks, son of John Brooks, was born in 1747, died September 25, 1811, in Blooming Grove township, Orange county, New York. He was one of the prominent citizens in Orange county, and owned a large farm, which he cultivated until his death. He married (first) Hetty Lewis, and (second) Katharine Matthews. Children, five by first marriage: Anne, born 1770, died September 25, 1837; Thomas L., 1772, died September 6, 1841; John I., 1774, died August 7, 1852. ; Jonathan, 1776, died June 25, 1828; William W., 1780, died November 21, 1826.
      [source] Genealogies of the State of New York: A Record of the Achievements of Her People . . . Volume 1; Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915.

      This Indenture made the twentieth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty Between Thomas L Brooks and John I Brooks and Eliza the wife of the said John I Brooks of the town of Blooming grove in the county of Orange and State of New York of the first part and Fletcher M Brooks of the town county and State aforesaid of the second part. Witness that the said parties of the first part for and in considerations of Four Thousand and two hundred Dollars to them in hand paid . . . have granted bargained sold . . . unto the Fletcher M Brooks and to his heirs and assigns . . All that equal undivided moiety or half part of that certain farm or plantation situated partly in the said town of Blooming Grove and partly in the town of New Windsor which upon the partition of the estate of Fletcher Mathews Esquire deceased by Commissioners for that purpose appointed was set off to the right of Catharine Brooks, the then wife of Jonathan Brooks deceased containing by estimation Two hundred and ten acres of land reference being had to the report of the said Commissioners on the record thereof the particular boundaries thereof will more fully appear which and equal undivided moiety or half part was conveyed to Thomas C Waters by Hester Brooks one of the heirs of the said Catharine Brooks by indenture leaving date the twenty first day of March one thousand eight hundred and sixteen and conveyed by the said Thomas C Waters to the said Thomas Brooks and John I Brooks by Indenture bearing date the thirteenth day of May one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, Together with all and singular rights . . . In witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeable set their hand and seals the day and year first above written.
      Thomas L Brooks, John I Brooks, Eliza Brooks; In the presence of Thos O Brewster, Wm W Brooks.
      [source] Orange County New York Deed Book 40, page 48.

      Will of Thomas Lewis Brooks, written 23 June 1840; probated June 1843.
      I Thomas L Brooks of the Town of Blooming Grove in the County of Orange do make this my last will, I give bequeath and devise unto my Nephew Fletcher B Brooks, and my Nephew Charles E Brooks, All my estate both real and personal whatsoever . . . And I hereby appoint and constitute the said Fletcher B Brooks and Charles E Brooks, together with my friend Fletcher M Brooks, executors of this my last will . . . In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand seal the twenty third day of June in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty. Thomas Lewis Brooks
      witness - Benj F Brooks, John Murray, both residing in Hamptonburgh Orange County
      - Letters Testamentary granted

      10 June 1843 - On reading and filing the Petition and application of Fletcher B Brooks, Charles E Brooks and Fletcher M Brooks, Executors . . following citation issue - The People of the State of New York: To John I Brooks and Hester L Brooks of the town of Blooming Grove in the County of Orange, the next of kin of Thomas Lewis Brooks late of the town of Blooming Grove in the County of Orange, deceased, Greeting: You are hereby cited to be and appear before the Surrogate of the County of Orange . .
      [source] Transcription of the Will of Thomas L Brooks (in part); from Orange County New York Wills, Volume M, page 169; by pamela hutchison garrett.

      Notes for Thomas Lewis Brooks; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, 2018; for Markham of Chesterfield website.