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Joshua Brooks

Birthplace: Erie, OH, USA
Death: Died in California
Place of Burial: Modesto, Stanislaus, CA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of George Brooks and Mary Brooks
Husband of Frances Mary Brooks
Father of Marietta E. Dunning; Dewitt Clinton Brooks; Ellen Lucas; Francis W. Brooks; Eunice Drake and 2 others
Brother of Delia Engle; Rachael Meek; George Washington Brooks; Ebeneezer Jessup Brooks; Julia Ann McNair and 6 others

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Joshua Brooks

From son's biographical sketches:

Joshua Brooks, was a man of considerable ambition, and in order to find the best possible place to conduct his farming enterprises moved around the country more than do most men thus employed. He was born in Huron county, Ohio, and from there removed to Iowa, later taking up his residence in Texas, which large and resourceful state was his home for ten years. In 1850 he crossed the plains to Linn county, Ore., where he farmed with average success, and in 1881 came to San Luis Obispo county from Colusa county, and settled near Paso Rubles, where he died in 1890, at the age of seventy years. He was a devout member of the Baptist Church, and after his removal to California was ordained as a minister in that denomination, and from that time till his death was active in that work. His wife. Mary (Hackley) Brooks, was born in Indiana, a daughter of George Hackley. The latter was also somewhat of a migrator, removing from Kentucky to Indiana, and from there to Oregon in 1852, going by way of ox-teams in a train of emigrants.

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... Rev. Joshua Brooks, was born in Huron county, O., and from there went to Iowa and later to Texas; from which state, in 1850, he crossed the plains and mountains to Linn County, Ore., in Sutter county. In 1881, he came to San Luis Obispo County. In 1890 he died near Modesto, aged seventy years. He was a Baptist preacher and was ordained at the Ecclesiastical Council of the Baptist Church at Nicolaus, Sutter county, California, in August, 1867. He married Mary Hackley, who was born in Indiana, a daughter of George Hackley, who moved from Kentucky to Indiana and thence, with ox-teams, to Oregon.

The families on both sides of his house were typical pioneers,...


Brooks, Joshua 1852 Tax roll Linn Provisional and Territorial 14112

Brooks, Joshua 1854 Tax roll Linn Provisional and Territorial 14113

Brooks, Joshua 1856 Tax roll Linn Provisional and Territorial 14114

Brooks, Joshua 1857 Tax roll Linn Provisional and Territorial 14121

Brooks, Joshua 1858 Tax roll Linn Provisional and Territorial 14122

Brooks, Joshua 1859 Tax roll Linn Provisional and Territorial 14131

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Joshua Brooks's Timeline

November 15, 1822
Erie, OH, USA

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 "

- 1848
Age 23
Texas Volunteers

Possible match:

Name: Joshua Brooks
Event Type: Pension
Event Date: 1888
Event Place: California
Affiliate Publication Title: Index to Mexican War Pension Files,1887-1926 , Affiliate Publication Number: T317 , Affiliate Film Number: 3 , GS Film number: 537002 , Digital Folder Number: 005189111 , Image Number: 00027

Citing this Record
"United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 March 2015), Joshua Brooks, 1888; citing Pension, California, NARA microfilm publication T317 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 537,002.

May 30, 1855
Age 32
October 25, 1857
Age 34

1880 separated from family except for her youngest sister.

LivingName: Mary Etta Brooks
Residence: College City, Colusa, California
Birthdate: 1858
Birthplace: Oregon, United States
Relationship to Head: Other
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Female
Martial Status: Single
Age (Expanded): 22 years
Occupation: Domestic Servant
NARA Film Number: T9-0064
Page: 469
Page Character: D
Entry Number: 2111
Film number: 1254064
Household Gender Age
Isaac N. Cain M 56
Susan J. Cain F 49
J. Edgar Cain M 21
T.D. Cain M 19
Mary Etta Brooks F 22
Eva M Brooks F 7
William Brasfield M 46

August 1860
Age 37
October 27, 1863
Age 40
January 28, 1866
Age 43
August 1868
Age 45
Sutter, CA, USA