Lt. Thomas [] 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.
20 Jul 1732 Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut
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
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