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Caleb Brooks

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Death: July 29, 1696 (64)
Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Thomas Brooks, Jr., of Concord and Grace Brooks
Husband of Hannah Brooks and Susanna Brooks
Father of Capt. Ebenezer Brooks; Capt. Samuel Brooks; Susannah Brooks; Mary Brooks; Sarah Russell and 2 others
Brother of Mary Wheeler; Capt. Joshua Brooks and Gershom Brooks

Managed by: Richard Frank Henry
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About Caleb Brooks

biographical notes


Caleb/2a Brooks was born circa 1632, probably in England. (He was 51 in a 1684 deposition, and 64 at his death per g.s.)2 Admitted a freeman of Concord, Massachusetts, 3 May 1654.3 There he married (1), 10 Apr 1660, Susanna/2 Atkinson of Concord, daughter of Thomas/1? Atkinson and Susan (–?–).4,5 In 1666 he owned 12 lots comprising 150 acres in the East District, taxes on which were abated in full that year.6

Susannah (Atkinson) Brooks died at Concord 19 Jan 1668/69, a month after giving birth to their fifth daughter, a. 2712, and he married (2), circa 1670, her sister Hannah/2 Atkinson.5,13

The inventory of Caleb's estate amounted to £6,300-14s., a considerable fortune for those days. Administration was granted 29 Aug 1696 to his sons Ebenezer and Samuel; the subsequent settlement of the estate was signed by widow Hannah, sons Ebenezer, Samuel, son-in-law Nathaniel Ball, and daughter Sarah. Much of the estate in Medford was given or sold by subsequent generations of descendants to the town (now city); the land on which the modern Oak Grove Cemetery lies, for example, was part of the original estate. The 82.5 acres remaining today, known as the Brooks Estate, is owned by the City of Medford.19 Children with Susanna/2 Atkinson:

Children with Susanna/2 Atkinson:

  1. Susan/3a Brooks20 b. 27 Dec 1661, d. 23 Dec 1686
  2. Mary/3a Brooks21 b. 18 Nov 1663, d. say 1664
  3. Mary/3a Brooks+22 b. 3 Apr 1666, d. 22 Aug 1726
  4. Rebecca/3a Brooks23 b. 9 Nov 1667, d. before 1696
  5. Sarah/3a Brooks+24 b. 16 Dec 1668, d. 9 Mar 1748

Children with Hannah/2 Atkinson:

  1. Capt. Ebenezer/3a Brooks+25 b. circa 24 Feb 1670, d. 11 Feb 1742/43
  2. Capt. Samuel/3a Brooks+26 b. 1 Sep 1672, d. 3 Jul 1733
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Caleb Brooks's Timeline

Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
December 27, 1661
Age 29
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
November 18, 1663
Age 31
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
April 3, 1666
Age 34
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
November 9, 1667
Age 35
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
December 16, 1668
Age 36
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
February 21, 1669
Age 37
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
September 1, 1672
Age 40
Concord, MA, USA