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William Brooks of Kittery, ME

 

William Brooks of Kittery, ME is not known to be related in any way to any of the serveral other Brooks families which arrived in New England prior to 1700. He was a shipwright.  The date of his arrival in New England is not known, but he is listed as a landowner in Kittery in 1712 and was a member of the garrison during the Three Year War (1722).

 

Generation No. 1

William1 Brooks married Mary Fogg 11 Aug 1709, daughter of Daniel Fogg and Hannah Libby.

 

Children of William Brooks and Mary Fogg

i. Mary Brooks b. 4 Aug 1710, married John Hanscom16 May 1730, son of Thomas Hanscom and Tamsen Gowell.

2. ii. Joshua Brooks b. 2 Oct 1712, married Ann Staples 2 Aug 1733, daughter of John Staples and Mary Dixon.

iii. Hannah Brooks b. 8 Mar 1714

iv. Anne Brooks b. 30 Apr 1716, married Amos Paul 5 Sep 1738, son of John Paul and Margaret Tobey.

v. Dorcas Brooks b. 23 Jan 1718

 

Generation No. 2

Joshua2 Brooks (William1) was born 2 Oct 1712 in Kittery, ME. He married Anne Staples 2 Aug 1733, daughter of John Staples and Mary Dixon.

 

Children of Joshua Brooks and Anne Staples

i. Daniel Brooks b. (bpt) 1 Nov 1739

ii. Joshua Brooks b. (bpt) 1 Nov 1739, married Lydia Clark 20 Mar 1760.

3. iii. John Brooks b. 5 Dec 1739, married Martha Staples (int. publ.) 5 Sep 1761.

iv. Mary Brooks b. (bpt) 20 Feb 1742

v. Samuel Brooks b. (bpt) 218 Jun 1749, married Oliver Knight 30 May 1770, daughter of Gideon Knight and Mary.

vi. Anna Brooks b. (bpt) 1 Sep 1751

vii. William Brooks b. (bpt) 5 Sep 1756, married Mary Gowell 21 Aug 1777, daughter of John Gowell and Hannah Fernald.

viii. Joseph Brooks b. (bpt) 20 Jan 1760, married Abigail Fernald 8 Dec 1776.

ix. Josiah Brooks (probably a son of Joshua) b. ca. 1739 d. 16 Aug 1814

 

Generation No. 3

John3 Brooks ( was born 5 Dec 1739 (bpt)9 Dec 1739 in Portsmouth, NH. He married Martha Staples (int. publ.) 5 Sep 1761.

 

Chilren of John Brooks and Martha Staples

4. i. Catherine Brooks b. 1763 d. 21 May 1857, married Elkanah Dyer, son of Samuel Dyer and Thankful Delano. This line continued through the Dyer line.

4. ii. William Brooks b. 1777 d. 18 Nov 1867, married Anna Ham, daughter of Elenezer Ham and Sarah Field.

iii. John Brooks b. 12 Jul 1775, married Anna Wheeler 10 Jul 1796.

iv. Abagial Brooks b. 3 Mar 1774.

v. Daniel brooks

vi. Martha Brooks

vii. Lydia brooks

viii. Nancy Brooks

 

Generation No. 4

William4 Brooks (John3, Joshua2, William1) was born 1777 and died 18 Nov 1867 in Lewiston, ME. He married Anna Ham, daughter of Edenezer Ham and Sarah Field.

Children of William Brooks and Anna Ham

i. John Brooks b. 1799 d. 9 Sep 1831, married Martha.

ii. Henry Brooks

iii. Octava Brooks married James Sutherland.

iv. Ham Brooks b. 1809 d. Aug 1899, married (1) Margaret Ames and (2) Maria Bickford 1873.

v. (child) d. 28 Jan 1817

5. vi. Ai Brooks married (1) Martha Litchfield 18 Jun 1826, daughter of Noah Litchfield and Martha Ames, (2) Jane Field, (3) Eliza Litchfield 1867, daughter of Noah Litchfield and Martha Ames, and (4) ? Peterson.

vii. Sally Brooks married Jonathan Hodgkins.

viii. Orpha Brooks married Jonathan Hodgkins (who married (1) Sally Brooks daughter of William brooks and Anna Ham).

 

Generation No. 5

Ai5 Brooks (William4, John3, Joshua2, William1) was born in Lewiston, ME and died in Lewiston, ME. He married (1) Martha Litchfield 18 Jun 1826 in Lewiston, ME, daughter of Noah Litchfield and Martha Ames (2) Jane Field (3) Eliza Litchfield 1867, daughter of Noah Litchfield and Martha Ames (4) ???? Peterson.

Children of Ai Brooks and Martha Litchfield

6. i. Mary Litchfield Brooks b. 16 Nov 1828 d. 1 Jun 1900 in Lewiston, ME, married John Goss 11 Jul 1847, Son of John Goss and Catherine Dyer.

 

Children of Ai Brooks and ???? Peterson

ii. Ai Brooks married ???? Melcher 18 Jun 1857.

iii. Mark Brooks

iv. Albert Brooks

 

This Brooks line continues through the Goss line.

 

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