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Gershom Brooks

Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Death: 1686 (46-52)
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Thomas Brooks, Jr., of Concord and Grace Brooks
Husband of Anna 'Hannah' Brooks
Father of Mary Bridges; Hannah Brooks; Joseph Brooks; Tabitha Brooks; Daniel Brooks and 1 other
Brother of Mary Wheeler; Capt. Joshua Brooks and Caleb Brooks

Managed by: Andrea Bernadette Twiss-Brooks
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About Gershom Brooks

Son of Capt. Thomas Brooks, Jr., of Concord and Grace Cunliffe Husband of Hannah Or Anna Eckels


Gershom/2a Brooks was "born probably in New England between 1634 and 1640," says John Brooks Threlfall. (Patricia Law Hatcher has noted that the name Gershom was often given to the first child of an immigrant family to be born in America.)1,2 Of Concord, Massachusetts, there he married, 12 Mar 1665/66, Hannah/2 Eccles of Cambridge, daughter of Richard/1 Eccles and Mary (–?–), with whom he had 7 children.3,4

Gershom Brooks died in 1686.9,10,11 30 Jun 1701, probate articles of agreement (which provide Gershom's date of death) were signed to divide the property of Hannah, widow of Gershom late of Concord, between her children Daniel, Tabitha, Elizabeth, and Joseph, represented by his guardian and cousin Joseph Brooks, and son-in-law Edward Bridge of Roxbury, on behalf of his wife Mary. Eldest son Joseph had for his part all the lands owned by his father in the town of Medford. All named were signatories to the agreement.12

Widow Hannah Brooks died at Concord 2 Jan 1716/17.13

Children with Hannah/2 Eccles:

  1. Mary/3a Brooks+15 b. 6 May 1667, d. 18 Jul 1724
  2. Hannah/3a Brooks16 b. 24 Mar 1668/69, d. 13 Dec 1696
  3. Joseph/3a Brooks17 b. 16 Sep 1671, d. before 1682
  4. Tabitha/3a Brooks18 b. 31 Mar 1674
  5. Daniel/3a Brooks+19 b. 14 Mar 1677/78, d. 17 Mar 1769
  6. Elizabeth/3a Brooks+20 b. 18 Jan 1680/81, d. say 1740
  7. Joseph/3a Brooks+21 b. between 1 Jul 1682 and 29 Jun 1683, d. 17 Sep 1759
  • From "History Of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877". 2017. Google Books. Accessed April 25 2017. page 540 ECCLES, RICHARD, resided for a time on the westerly side of the Common, and afterwards on the westerly corner of Brattle and Ash streets. By his w. Mary he had Timothy, b. 15 Mar. 1644-5, (1. 21 Nov. 1656. Mary, m. John Watson of Roxbury; Anna (or Hannah), m. Gershom Brooks of Concord; Martha, m. Thomas Andrew 30 Oct. 1673. His w. Mary (1. 23 Aug. 1675,and he m. Susanna Carter 4 June 1677. Mr. Eccles was a weaver, and d. before 10 Mar. 1696-7, when the estate was sold by his daus. Mary and Anna (both widows), and Martha, whose husband, Thomas Andrew, joined in the sale.
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Gershom Brooks's Timeline

Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
May 6, 1667
Age 33
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
March 24, 1668
Age 34
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
September 16, 1671
Age 37
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
March 31, 1674
Age 40
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
March 14, 1678
Age 44
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
January 18, 1680
Age 46
East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut
Age 52
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
May 5, 1931
Age 52