Henry Brooks
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Henry Brooks (1723 - 1797)

Henry Brooks
Born in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 4 Dec 1745 (to 29 Jul 1789) in Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colonymap
Husband of — married after 1789 (to about 1797) in Connecticut, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Henry Brooks was born [1] 2 Mar 1723 at Wallingford, CT, and baptised with 9 siblings 30 May 1725 at the Congregational church, Cheshire. He married, 4 Dec 1745 at Wallingford, Mary Cooper of New Haven, daughter of Joseph Cooper and Abigail Smith.

24 Mar 1747/48, his sister Sarah gave up all her rights to him in both the "house and homestead of my honored father Lieut. Thomas Brooks." Son Henry of Wallingford is mentioned in his mother's deed of 23 Jan 1755. Feb 1755, Henry Brooks of Wallingford, with kinsmen Samuel Thompson and wife Rachel, Joseph Burr and wife Rebecca, and Stephen Bunnell, also of Wallingford, and Caleb Granniss and wife Patience of New Haven, quit-claim unto our Brother & Uncle Cornelius Brooks, of Wallingford, their interests in "that Farm of Land in said Wallingford where our Hon. Predecessor Mr. Thomas Brooks late of said town last dwelt."

Henry's wife Mary died 29 Jul 1789.2 Recorded at Cheshire, CT in the 1790 census, family composed of himself, one male under 16, and two females. He married Mehitabel Royce, daughter of Abel Royce and Joanna Beach, and widow of Jesse Bunnell. Removed to Bristol, CT, circa 1794, and died 1797.

Birth: Mar. 2, 1722 Centerville, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA

Death: 1797, Cheshire, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA

HENRY3 BROOKS (LT. THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born March 02, 1722/23 in Wallingford Twp., New Haven Co., Village of New Cheshire, CT., and died 1797 in Bristol, CT. He married MARY COOPER December 04, 1745, daughter of JOSEPH COOPER and ABIGAIL SMITH. She was born June 10, 1725 in New Haven, CT., and died July 29, 1789 in ae 65

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Spouse: Mary Cooper Brooks (1725 - 1789)*


Henry Brooks (1748 - 1821)*
Cooper Brooks (1763 - 1775)*
Bede Brooks (1766 - 1776)*
Amorande Brooks (1769 - 1775)*

Burial: Saint Peters Church Cemetery

Cheshire New Haven County Connecticut, USA

Plot: lot B12-14-4


  1. Selected and Introduced by Gary Boyd Roberts, Genealogies of Connecticut Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register ([CD]Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983), vol 1, p 231.

See also:

Source: #S-923559106
Page: Ancestry Family Trees
Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=7179083&pid=90109540
  • Information from the Brooks Geneology site Tributaries [1]
  • Information linked from findagrave.com [2]
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 23700882 [3]
  • Information from the Brooks Geneology site Tributaries [4]

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