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Noah Brooks (abt. 1656 - 1739)

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Noah Brooks
Born about in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Concord, Middlesex, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Brooks-439 created 30 Dec 2010 | Last modified | Last edit: 21 Aug 2017
18:42: Gregory Wood edited the Marriage Data for Noah Brooks. [Thank Gregory for this]
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Categories: Concord, Massachusetts | Old Hill Burying Ground, Concord, Massachusetts.

[Note: Savage incorrectly gave Noah's wife as Dorothy Wright, and this error has been repeated in many text/articles including Bond/Gates. She has been shown to be Dorothy Potter, by her father's will.]



Noah Brooks, son of Deacon Joshua and Hannah (Mason) Brooks, was born about 1656. In a deposition given on December 16, 1679, in a court case between Samuel Buttrick and Richard Rice, Noah stated he was 23 year of age. [1]

  • 1684: Noah was a witness to an Indian deed. [2] [3]
  • 1695: November 11: Joshua, with the consent of Hannah, sold his Concord lands to his four sons, Noah, Daniel, Joseph and Job. [3]
  • 1702: 04: 09. Noah of Concord, served aS Selectman. [3]
  • 1735: July 3: Lincoln was set off from Concord, and Noah's farm was within the bounds of the new town. [3]

He married Dorothy Potter, daughter of Luke and Dorothy (Edmunds) Potter. [3] In the will of her father Luke, written on June 11, 1695, he left bequests to his wife, children, including daughter Dorothy Brookes, and his grandchildren. [4]

Noah died on February 1, 1738/9, at the age of 82. [5] He is buried in the Old Hill Burying Ground at Concord. His inscription reads: Noah Brooks, in the 82d year of his age; son of Joshua and Hannah Brooks.[6]

Dorothy died on March 15, 1752, aged approximately 90 years. [5]


  1. Dorothy born on October 15, 1685; married Joseph Merriam on March 24, 1705. [5] [3]
  2. Joshua born on October 14, 1688; died on June 26, 1768 [7] Deacon of Lincoln; married Lydia Wheeler on April 24, 1713 who died in 1750; married second widow Mary (Munroe) Wheeler on June 4, 1751. [5] [3]
  3. Ebenezer born on February 14, 1691/2; married Sarah Fletcher daughter of Francis Fletcher on June 17, 1714; moved to Grafton, Massachusetts where he died before March,1768, when his will was filed. [5] [3]
  4. Benjamin born on April 22, 1698; married Sarah Heywood on December 29, 1719. [5][3]
  5. Mary born on July 25, 1699 [5]; died on February 16, 1750; married Timothy Minot, her 2nd cousin, son of James and Rebecca (Wheeler) Minot. [3]
  6. Thomas born on May 18, 1701; died on December 22, 1790; married Hannah Dakin on June 24, 1725. [5] [3]
  7. Elizabeth born on February 27, 1703/4; died May 5, 1782 [5]; married John Miles on February 23, 1728. [3]

Research notes

Concord Births

Brookes, Dorothy, d. Noah and Dorothy, Oct. 15, 1685. (p. 34)
Brookes, Joshua, s. Noah and Dorothy, Oct. 14, 1688. (p. 30)
Brookes, Ebenezer, s. Noah and Dorothy, Feb. 14, 1691-2. (p. 34)
Brookes, Benjamin, s. Noah and Dorothy, Apr. 28, 1698. (p. 45)
Brookes, Mary, d. Noah and Dorothy, July 25, 1699. (p. 47)
Brookes, Thomas, s. Noah and Dorothy, May 28, 1701. (p. 51)
Brookes, Elizebeth, d. Noah and Dorothy, Feb. 27, 1703-4. (p. 60)

Concord Marriages

Brookes, Dorothy, and Joseph Miriam, Mar. 24, 1705. (p. 65)
Brooks, Joshuah, and Lydia Wheeler, Apr. 24, 1713. (p. 83)
Brooks, Ebenezer, and Sarah Fletcher, Nov. 18, 1714. (p. 89)
Brooks, Benjamin, and Sarah Haywood, Dec. 29, 1719. (p. 101)
Brooks, Thomas, and Hannah Dakin, June 24, 1725. (p. 106)
Brooks, Joshua, Dea., and Mary Wheeler, wid., June 4, 1751. (p. 185)

Concord Deaths

BROKS, Noah, h. Dorothy, Feb. 1, 1738-9, a. 83 y. (p. 143)
BROOKS, Dorothy, wid. Noah, Mar. 15, 1752, a. abt. 90 y. CH (p. 415)
Brooks, Thomas, Dec. 22, 1790, in his 90th y. GR1 (p. 434)
Miles, Elizabeth, Mrs., May 5, 1782, a. 78 y. CH (p. 417)
Minott, Mary, Mrs., w. Mr. Timothy, Feb. 15, 1760 [Æ 61 GS]. (p. 205) [5]
  • See also:

Bond, Henry & Horatio Gates Jones. Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston: To which is Appended the Early History of the Town, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1860 p. 720-2:


  1. Anderson, Robert C. Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VI, R-S, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2009 p. 55 (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.)
  2. Hudson, Alfred S. The History of Concord, Massachusetts:Vol. 1, Erudite Press, Concord, Massachusetts, 1904 p. 339: 491.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 Threlfall, John Brooks. Thomas Brooks of Watertown and Concord. in: The American Genealogist, Vol. 53, New Haven, Connecticut, 1977, p. 94-98 (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .)
  4. Case 17812: p. 1-4: Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871, Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized mages provided by
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 Tolman, George compiler. Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850, Printed by the Town, T. Todd Printer, Beacon Press, Boston, Massachusetts, 1891
  6. Find A Grave Memorial# 20670785
  7. Vital Records of Lincoln, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1908, p. 156

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