Thomas Brooks
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Thomas Brooks (1679 - 1732)

Lieutenant Thomas Brooks
Born in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 25 Mar 1702 in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticutmap
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Died in New Haven, Connecticutmap
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Lt. Thomas [[1]] Brooks was born 27 Mar 1679 in Wallngford, New Haven, Connecticut. There he married, 25 Mar 1702, Martha Hotchkiss, daughter of Joshua Hotchkiss and Mary Pardee, with whom he had 11 children, each of whom lived to marry.

23 Apr 1705, William and Mary Tyler sold him "102 akers" of Second Division land, in the West Farms section of Wallingford (now Cheshire), Connecticut, "called the Lothrop farm," lying one mile from the New Haven Mill river, and 8 acres adjoining laid out on the east side of this farm. Att an ajurned town meeting the ninth January, 1706-07, the town admeated Thomas Broox an inhabetant upon thatt land he purchest.[1]

He's listed in the 1790 federal census[2]

Lieutenant in French & Indian Wars. Named village "Cheshire" Connecticut in 1705


Lieutenant Thomas Brooks[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]


27 Mar 1679 Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut[3][5][6][7][8][9]


Mary, Thomas, Enos, Cornelius, Martha, Mehitabell, Sarah, Benjamin, & Henry, children of Ensine Thomas Brooks
20 May 1725 Cheshire, CT[10]

Military Service

Appointed and commissioned Thomas Brooks Ensign; "of the Train band at the parish of New Cheshier
May 1725 Ensign[10]


25 MAR 1702 Wallingford Twp. New Haven Co., CT[8][3]
25 Mar 1702 New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut[3][8]
Wife: Martha Hotchkiss
Child: Stephen Brooks
Child: Mary Brooks
Child: Thomas Brooks
Child: Enos Brooks
Child: Cornelius Brooks
Child: Martha Brooks
Child: Mehitabel Brooks
Child: Sarah Brooks
Child: Benjamin Brooks
Child: Henry Brooks
Child: Thankful Brooks


20 Jul 1732 Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut[5][6][8]
In 1718 Thomas Brooks, with Stephen Hotchkiss and Matthew Bellamy, on behalf of the residents of West Farms, unsuccessfuly petitioned the assembly to be "constituted a distinct society." In 1723 the appeal was renewed, and the General Assembly persuaded to allow the formation of a new parish, which, at the urging of Thomas Brooks, was named Cheshire, in honor of his father Henry's birthplace.5 Thomas Brooks, Nathaniel Bunnell and John Hitchcock were appointed "a Comtee to manage ye affairs of the society for the year insuing." Oct. 10, 1723, Thomas Brooks and others petitioned to erect their own meetinghouse. In the meantime, a Congregational church was gathered, consisting of 11 men and 15 women, which met at the homes of Thomas Brooks and John Hotchkiss. Thomas Brooks was a member of the committee which arranged to settle Mr. Hall as their first minister, 4 Dec 1723.6
Appointed appointed ensign of the Cheshire train-band by the General Court, 13 May 1725, and lieutenant in Oct 1731.7 He died of smallpox 20 Jul 1732 (c.r.) at age 53.1 Buried in Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire, CT.8
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA

Sources Birth: 27 March 1679 New Haven, CT, USA.
Birth: 27 March 1679 New Haven, New Haven, CT. Death: 20 June 1732 Cheshire. Marriage: 25 March 1702. Marriage: New Haven, CT.
Birth: 14 December 1680 New Haven, New Haven, CT. Death: 1755 Wallingford, New Haven, CT. Marriage: 25 March 1702 New Haven, CT.
Baptism of Children May 20, 1725 - Mary, Thomas, Enos, Cornelius, Martha, Mehitabell, Sarah, Benjamin, & Henry, children of Ensine Thomas BROOKS
May 1725 in Ensign (Appointed and commissioned Thomas Brooks Ensign; "of the Train band at the parish of New Cheshier Data: Date: 1725
Birth: abt 1678. Death: 18 May 1732 Connecticut.
Birth: 1683 CT. Marriage: 1702 CT.


  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Yates
  4. Sons of the American Revolution
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Find A Grave
  7. 7.0 7.1 Edmund West
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Edmund West
  9. 9.0 9.1 AGBI
  10. 10.0 10.1 Beach

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How does it happen that the siblings of Lieut. Thomas Brooks carry the surname Blakeslee? It seems to me that they should also carry the surname Brooks. Is there a mixup someplace?
posted by William Fox Jr.

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