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George Brooks

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Deerpark, NY, USA
Death: Died in Bound for Oregon, on the bank of the Platte River, Nebraska??, United States
Cause of death: cholera
Immediate Family:

Son of John Brooks, Sr. and Rachel Brooks
Husband of Mary Brooks
Father of Delia Engle; Rachael Meek; George Washington Brooks; Ebeneezer Jessup Brooks; Julia Ann McNair and 7 others
Brother of John Brooks, Jr.; Sally Brooks; Joseph Brooks and Oliver Brooks

Managed by: Private User
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About George Brooks

Here is what Mariane Rigdon has:

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/BROOKS-NE/2002-02/1014208958

From: Christopher Brooks <trib@tributaries.mv.com>

Subject: Re: [BNE] George Brooks b. 1780 VT

Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 08:05:58 -0500

References: <9f.22f921ad.29a49be7@aol.com>

Marianne (Marigold360@aol.com) wrote:

:I'm hoping this family looks familiar to someone:

:

:George Brooks b. 1780 in Vermont married Mary Clark b. 1788 in

:New York, married on 9 Nov 1809 (I dont know where, but maybe New

:York). [snip]

Son Julius Caesar did indeed look familiar, but when I searched, all

I found was your previous query about this family of 12/1/2001.

Don't give up! Please keep querying at intervals, as you're doing,

and eventually I'm confident we'll be able to identify him.

Now your previous query identified George as George Washington, and

mentioned Ohio as the place he ended up. I couldn't find a George

Washington born 1780 (most of these names occur after the namesake

was inaugurated president in 1788), but when I searched for any

George born 1780 I found the following.

"Mr. Delbert Radke, Attorney at Law in San Francisco, CA wrote a

letter to the Record and Pension Office of the War Department dated

December 19th, 1928 in which he states that George Brooks was born on

Aug. 29, 1780. He further states that George was baptised on Oct.

29th, 1780 at the Old Dutch Reform Church in Deerpark, NY.

"He removed in 1797 to Pompey, NY. In 1810 he followed his son John,

who had removed the previous year, to Florence, OH. ("John Brooks,

Sr., and his wife and family came in 1810. He had been wounded in the

Battle of White Plains, and Monmouth. His first wife, Rachel

Blizzard, the mother of his children, was probably dead. From what

little information we can obtain we believe he had a second wife at

that time.")

George is said to have died on the Oregon Trail, 1850.

-- citing Revolutionary Pension Records File #10451, Major John

Brooks, Sr.

-- citing "Article read at Stiles Family Reunion, Wakeman, OH, 12 Aug

1912 by Dr. F.E. Weeks"

-- citing The Firelands Pioneer, v. 3, Firelands Historical Society,

Cleveland, OH, c. 1862; History of the Fire Lands, Comprising Huron

and Erie Counties, OH, by William W. Williams, 1879; Blockhouses &

Military Posts of the Firelands, by Cherry, c. 1934, pp. 41, 61–62.

The source is Christopher Webber, Tacoma, WA, who I don't think is

subscribed here. As of April 2000 his email address was

KtBach@aol.com

If any of his data looks promising, you'll want to contact him

directly. The line as he has it is

George, 1780 - 1850

Major John (1755 - 1846) + Rachel BLIZZARD

Jonathan (say 1722) + Sarah HUBBARD

Benjamin (1685) of Stratford, CT + Mary BOOTH

John (say 1640) of Stratford + Sarah OSBORN, widow John PEAT Jr.

See Jacobus, Families of Old Fairfield, 1:104,[ http://is.gd/lVOntA ]for John and Benjamin.

Chris

--

http://newsarch.rootsweb.com/th/read/BROOKS-NE/2002-03/1016686811

From: Christopher Brooks <trib@tributaries.org>

Subject: Re: [BNE] George Brooks b. 1780-made a match!

Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 00:00:11 -0500

In-Reply-To: <c5.1ed5be9a.29afc89a@aol.com>

...

I haven't gotten any further than Jacobus on descendants past

Benjamin, but at least I'm in good company. :-) Did you ever manage

to contact Chris Webber? He's the guy who cited the War Dept.

correspondence with Delbert Radke, so it sounds as if he's your

cousin. Or did anyone else on the list recognize this Benjamin?

Chris

Marigold360@aol.com wrote:

:

:I believe that the George Brooks you found is my George Brooks.

:The pieces are beginning to fall together!

:You gave me.... ...but when I searched for any George born 1780 I

:found the following. "Mr. Delbert Radke, Attorney at Law in San

:Francisco, CA wrote a letter to the Record and Pension Office of

:the War Department dated December 19th, 1928 in which he states

:that George Brooks was born on Aug. 29, 1780....

:

:If I am correct, this Delbert Radke, is descended from George W.

:Brooks --Julius Caesar Brooks' brother. They both are sons of the

:George Brooks born in 1780.

:Their mother was Mary Clark.

:

:Also given:

:

:The line as he has it is George, 1780 - 1850 Major John (1755

:- 1846) + Rachel BLIZZARD Jonathan (say 1722) + Sarah HUBBARD

:Benjamin (1685) of Stratford, CT + Mary BOOTH John (say 1640) of

:Stratford + Sarah OSBORN, widow John PEAT Jr.

:

:A kind soul gave me the information from the "Families of Old

:Fairfield", but it stopped at Benjamin Brooks, now I'm searching

:for anything on Jonathan Brooks and Sarah Hubbard. He is now my

:missing link. Any help is appreciated.

--

http://genforum.genealogy.com/blizzard/messages/557.html

Rachel Blizzard b. abt. 1766 who married John Brooks abt. 1778 in CT(?). They had the following children:

Oliver Brooks b. 1779 in NY

George Brooks b. 1780 in NY

John Brooks Jr.

Joseph Brooks

Sally Brooks

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http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/BROOKS-NE/2008-01/1200706182

From: M Rigdon <marigdon@sbcglobal.net> Subject: [BNE] Reliability of American Genealogical-Biographical Index--Question Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 17:29:42 -0800 (PST)

I was wondering how reliable a source the AGBI can be. I have obtained some information from the Boston Transcript from 3 Jul 1929 about my Brooks line. [as well as some of my other family lines] It appears to be a submission for further information on the family lines of Brooks, Hubbard, Blizzard and Clark. [I have a good idea who the submitter is] It isn't really new information, but it does have more of a time line for the Brooks family.

I guess my question is: Can the information from the AGBI or the Boston Transcript be taken as generally reliable?

The condensed version from the Boston Transcript is:

Jonathan Brooks married Sarah Hubbard somewhere in Connecticut. They had son John born Dec. 22, 1755, either at Ridgefield, CT or Southbury, Litchfield Co. [Dec 4, 1755 in Ridgefield CT-Vital Records]

Jonathan and family removed to Peenpack, Ulster Co (Deerpark, Orange Co.) about 1770

John Brooks married Rachel Blizzard and had son George, born Aug. 29, 1780 and bap. Oct. 29, 1780 [verified in Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records, 1716-1830]

About 1795, John Brooks removed to Pompey, Onondaga Co., NY

George Brooks married Nov. 9, 1809, Mary Clark, daughter of Elisha Clark and wife Elizabeth.

John and son George then removed to Erie (Huron) Co., OH, about 1810.

Marianne

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George Brooks's Timeline

1780
August 29, 1780
Deerpark, NY, USA

Name Gorge Brooks
Gender Male
Christening Date 29 Oct 1780
Christening Place DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH,MACHACKEMECK,ORANGE,NEW YORK
Father's Name John Brooks
Mother's Name Rachel Blizard
Citing this Record

"New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2CH-LYD : accessed 5 March 2016), John Brooks in entry for Gorge Brooks, 29 Oct 1780; citing DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH,MACHACKEMECK,ORANGE,NEW YORK, reference ; FHL microfilm 599,307.

New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962
Indexing Project (Batch) Number C50649-1
System Origin New_York-ODM
GS Film number 599307

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http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/BROOKS-NE/2002-02/101...

"Mr. Delbert Radke, Attorney at Law in San Francisco, CA wrote a letter to the Record and Pension Office of the War Department dated December 19th, 1928 in which he states that George Brooks was born on Aug. 29, 1780. He further states that George was baptised on Oct. 29th, 1780 at the Old Dutch Reform Church in Deerpark, NY."

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American Genealogical-Biographical Index via M.A.Rigdon
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/BROOKS-NE/2008-01/120...

"John Brooks married Rachel Blizzard and had son George, born Aug. 29, 1780 and bap. Oct. 29, 1780 [verified in Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records, 1716-1830]"

===================================

NOTE: There is a George Brooks listed as head of Household on 1790 census living near a John Brooks - this obviously is not same, but could be uncle and therefore lead on this Brooks line as George less common name prior to 1770 when that George would have been born

Name George Brooks
Event Type Census
Event Date 1790
Event Place New Cornwall, Orange, New York, United States
Page 383

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1790", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKP-TWS : accessed 5 March 2016), George Brooks, 1790.

United States Census, 1790
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number M637
Affiliate Film Number 6
GS Film Number 0568146
Digital Folder Number 005157138
Image Number 00339

[from scan:
1 white males - 16+
2 white males - under 16
2 white females
0 slavea]

1810
November 3, 1810
Age 30
NY, USA

1850 US Census:

Name: Delia Engle
Residence: Nottawa, St. Joseph, Michigan
Age: 40 years
Calculated Birth Year: 1810
Birthplace: New York
Gender: Female
Race (original):
Race (expanded):
Death Month:
Death Year:
Film Number: 443578
Digital GS Number: 4200037
Image Number: 00497
Line Number: 10
Dwelling House Number: 147
Family Number: 148
Marital Status:
Free or Slave:
Household Gender Age
Jonathan Engle M 45y
Delia Engle F 40y
Amarillus Engle F 16y
Columbia J Engle M 13y
Alma Angeline Engle F 12y
Polly Ann Engle F 10y
Juliett Engle F 8y
Gilmore Dallas Engle M 6y
Bellisle Engle F 3y
Rebecca Engle F 1y
Julia Ann Brooks F 29y

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1860 US Census:

Name: Delia Engle
Residence: , St. Joseph, Michigan
Ward: Nottawa
Age: 50 years
Estimated Birth Year: 1810
Birthplace: New York
Gender: Female
Page: 131
Family Number: 974
Film Number: 803561
DGS Number: 4232714
Image Number: 00137
NARA Number: M653

1812
1812
Age 31
1814
1814
Age 33
Erie, OH, USA

www.oregonpioneers.com/bios/GeorgeBrooks_1849.pdf

George Brooks
Pioneer of 1849 to California
compiled by Stephenie Flora oregonpioneers.com

Children of George Brooks and Mary Clark:

3. Ebenezer Jessup Brooks [no further information] b. 1814 Erie Co, OH

1817
1817
Age 36
OH, USA
1818
1818
Age 37
Erie, OH, USA

Possible match on 1870 Census: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHHK-4ZZ
[Residence: Pine River, Gratiot, Michigan]
Name: Elisha Brooks
Estimated Birth Year: 1816
Gender: Male
Age in 1870: 54y
Color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, Indian): White
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1870: Michigan, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Elisha Brooks M 54y Ohio Farmer
Laura J Brooks F 44y Ohio Keeping house
Warren Brooks M 22y Indiana farm worker
Jessie I Brooks M 13y Michigan at school
Calla Z Brooks M 11y Michigan at school
Abraham Brooks M 9y Michigan at school
Laura B Brooks F 4y Michigan
Flora H Brooks F 2y Michigan
Emaline Brooks F 20y Pennsylvania Keeping house

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Same family as above in 1880: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWS4-S3X

Name: Elisha H. Brooks
Residence: Pine River, Gratiot, Michigan
Birthdate: 1820
Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Relationship to Head: Self
Spouse's Name: Laura J. Brooks
Spouse's Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Married
Age (Expanded): 60 years
Occupation: Farmer
NARA Film Number: T9-0580
Page: 612
Page Character: B
Entry Number: 2922
Film number: 1254580
Household Gender Age Birthplace
SELF Elisha H. Brooks M 60 Ohio, United States
WIFE Laura J. Brooks F 50 Ohio, United States
DAU Laura Brooks F 14 Michigan, United States
DAU Flora Brooks F 12 Michigan, United States
DAU Nellie P. Brooks F 6 Michigan, United States
DAU Jessie Dutt F 20 Michigan, United States
Charles Dutt M 25 Pennsylvania, United States
Mead Dutt M 2 Michigan, United States
- - - -
Death of above: Gives father as Jonathan:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3V6-VHH

Name: Elisha H. Brooks
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 18 Sep 1891
Death Place: Pine River, Gratiot, Michigan
Age: 73
Birth Date: 1818
Birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: Farmer
Race:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Jno. Brooks
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Unknown
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B51856-3
System Origin: Michigan-EASy
Source Film Number: 985691
Reference Number: v A p 201

1819
June 1819
Age 38
OH, USA

1850 US Census living with Sister Delia Brooks Engle's family:

Name: Julia Ann Brooks
Residence: Nottawa, St. Joseph, Michigan
Age: 29 years
Calculated Birth Year: 1821
Birthplace: Ohio
Gender: Female
Race (original):
Race (expanded):
Death Month:
Death Year:
Film Number: 443578
Digital GS Number: 4200037
Image Number: 00497
Line Number: 19
Dwelling House Number: 147
Family Number: 148
Marital Status:
Free or Slave:
------------------------
1860 US Census

Name: Julia A Mc Nair
Residence: , Yuba, California
Ward: Long Bar Township
Age: 35 years
Estimated Birth Year: 1825
Birthplace: Ohio
Gender: Female
Page: 78
Family Number: 838
Film Number: 803072
DGS Number: 4211331
Image Number: 00204
NARA Number: M653

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1870 US Census

Name: Julia A Mcnair
Estimated Birth Year: 1820
Gender: Female
Age in 1870: 50y
Color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, Indian): White
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1870: California, United States

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1900 US Census:

Name: Julia Mc Nair
Titles:
Residence: Wyandotte Township, Butte, California
Birth Date: Jun 1819
Birthplace: Ohio
Relationship to Head-of-Household:
Spouse Name:
Spouse Titles:
Spouse Birth Place:
Father Name:
Father Titles:
Father Birthplace: New York
Mother Name:
Mother Titles:
Mother Birthplace: Vermont
Race or Color (expanded): White
Head-of-household Name: Estella Russel
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Widowed
Years Married:
Estimated Marriage Year:
Mother How Many Children: 3
Number Living Children: 2
Immigration Year:
Enumeration District: 0022
Sheet Number and Letter: 3A
Household ID: 65
Reference Number: 19
GSU Film Number: 1240084
Image Number: 00500

Estella is married to Julia Ann's nephew - Lewis Russell.

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9P4-WJK : accessed 04 Jun 2013), Julia Mc Nair in entry for Estella Russel, 1900.

1822
November 15, 1822
Age 42
Erie, OH, USA

http://brookshistorian.org/bbrooks/public_html/bh/BFB_V2_1.htm

THE BROOKS FAMILY BULLETIN - Volume II, No. 1 - January 1973 Page 21

"Brooks, Donald Hobson, 4817 S.W, 42nd Ave., Portland, OR 97221. Wish to contact desc of the foll: (1) Joshua Brooks; b 1822, Huron Co., OH, m Linn Co., OR on 20 Aug 1854 to Francis M Beckley "

1824
September 20, 1824
Age 44
Erie, OH, USA

http://brookshistorian.org/bbrooks/public_html/bh/BFB_V2_1.htm

THE BROOKS FAMILY BULLETIN - Volume II, No. 1 - January 1973 Page 21

"Brooks, Donald Hobson, 4817 S.W, 42nd Ave., Portland, OR 97221. Wish to contact desc of the foll: . . . (2) Caleb Brooks; b 20 Sep 1824 Huron Co., OH, m Linn Co., OR on 20 Oct 1851, Sarah S. (Peterson) Helm. Caleb Brooks and his fam mov to Wasco Co., OR Ca 1860. "

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1870 Census Extract: WASCO COUNTY, OR

The Dalles,433B, Brooks, Caleb, 45,M,W,Farmer,2500,627,Ohio,
The Dalles,433B, Brooks, Lydia M., 9,F,W,Oregon,
The Dalles,433B, Brooks, Mary E., 17,F,W,keeping house,Oregon,
The Dalles,433B, Brooks, Rolando G., 11,M,W, Oregon,1,
The Dalles,433B, Brooks, Sylvanus R., 14,M,W,Works on farm,Oregon,
The Dalles,433B, Brooks, Sylvester R., 16,M,W,works on farm,Oregon,