Markham of Chesterfield
Ancestors and Descendants of John Markham
1780 - 1836
||Orange Co, New York, USA
||21 Nov 1836
||Washingtonville, Orange Co, New York, USA
||15 Jul 2018 |
||Jonathan Brooks, b. 1740-1750, New York, USA , d. Aug 1811, Blooming Grove, Orange Co, New York, USA |
||Hettie Lewis, b. 1750, New York, USA , d. Yes, date unknown |
- 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.