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William W Brooks

Male 1780 - 1836


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  • Born  1780  Orange Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  21 Nov 1836  Washingtonville, Orange Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I4127  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.

      [pam garrett's comment] Some of the best work I have found on the Jonathan Brooks family come from the Tributaries website of Christopher Brooks [http://www.tributaries.info/working/p8697.htm]. It includes notes from the Brooks-Denniston family bible. Christopher Brooks gives this note related to the bible:
      Brooks-Denniston family bible. Orange County, NY. Offered for sale Mar 2017 on eBay.com, lot #171214264367, with page scans of handwritten family history notes and clippings by seller mantosilver (16150).
      The bible includes references to three of the older children of Jonathan Brooks:
      Anne Brooks, born circa 17701, married Isaac Young. She died 25 Sep 1837, "age 67."
      William W Brooks, born circa 1780, died 21 Nov 1836 at his home in Washingtonville, New York, "56th year."
      Jonathan Brooks Jr., perhaps born circa 1776, died 25 Jun 1828 at Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, a. "48 years."

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