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Obed (Broadbrooks) Brooks (1781 - 1856)

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Obed Brooks formerly Broadbrooks
Born in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USAmap
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Husband of — married (to ) in Harwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USAmap
Husband of — married (to ) in Harwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USAmap
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Died in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USAmap
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Categories: Harwich, Massachusetts.

Biography

Obed Broadbrooks was born on 27 January 1781 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, the son of Ebenezer and Tamsin (Hall) Broadbrooks.[1]

Captain Obed, now using the surname Brooks, married first to Sally Weeks in Harwich on 10 May 1807.[2] After producing 13 children, Sally died on 21 December 1836 in Harwich [3] at age 52 years and 9 months.[4][5]

Obed Brooks married as his second wife, Asenath Burgess, the daughter of Reuben and Barbara (Small) Burgess, on 23 Jun 1839 in Harwich.[6] Asenath was the widow of Theophilus Burgess. Asenath and Obed had two children together.

Obed died on 04 August 1856 in Harwich at age 75 of palsy,[7] and was buried in the Harwich Centre Cemetery.[8][9] Asenath died in Harwich on 26 March 1887.[10][11]


  • Family name changed to Brooks in 1806.


Sources

  1. Louise H. Kelley & Dorothy Straw, Vital Records Town of Harwich, Massachusetts 1694-1850 (Harwich, MA: Harwich Historical Society, Inc., 1982), pp. 199-200.
    "A record of the births of the above named Ebenr Broadbrooks Jun Esq and Tamsin Broadbrooks children ... Obed born Sorterday January 27th 1781."
  2. Louise H. Kelley & Dorothy Straw, Vital Records Town of Harwich, Massachusetts 1694-1850 (Harwich, MA: Harwich Historical Society, Inc., 1982), p. 229.
    "Capt. Obed Brooks to Miss Sally Weekes both of Harwich May 10th 1807."
  3. Louise H. Kelley & Dorothy Straw, Vital Records Town of Harwich, Massachusetts 1694-1850 (Harwich, MA: Harwich Historical Society, Inc., 1982), pp. 340-341.
    "Sally the wife of Obed Brooks Died December 21st 1836"
  4. Jane Mercier, "Newspaper Obituaries from the Yarmouth Register 1841-1846" (Obituaries, MA, 2002), issue date December 29, 1836.
    "Died, in Harwich, on the 21st inst., Mrs. Sally, wife of Obed BROOKS, Esq., aged 52 years and 9 months."
  5. Find A Grave: Memorial #41238778
  6. Louise H. Kelley & Dorothy Straw, Vital Records Town of Harwich, Massachusetts 1694-1850 (Harwich, MA: Harwich Historical Society, Inc., 1982), p. 263.
    "Obed Brooks Esq. to Mrs. asenath Burgess both of Harwich June 23th 1839 [marriages solomnized by Rev Caleb Kimbal]"
  7. Obed Brooks, Harwich, MA, Death Registration Vol. 102:9, entry #46 (1856), Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, Massachusetts, p. 355.
    "1856, August 4, Obed Brooks age 74 d. Harwich of palsy, yeoman, b. Harwich to Ebenezer & Tamson Brooks."
  8. Find A Grave: Memorial #41238763
    Obed Brooks | Born Jan 27, 1781 | Died Aug 4, 1856
  9. NEHGS, Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collections, Obed Brooks, Harwich MA (NEHGS online database, Boston, MA, July 2004)
  10. Harwich, MA, Death Registration, Vol. 382:12
  11. Find A Grave: Memorial #120274902

See also:

  • Katherine W. Hiam, Burgess Genealogy, Descendants of the Four Sons of Thomas and Dorothy (Waynes) Burgess (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1997)
  • Simeon L. Deyo, History of Barnstable Co., Mass. (NY: HW Blake & Co, 1890), pp. 849, 852, 864.


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