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Josiah Brooks

Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts
Death: April 25, 1732 (50)
New England Cross Roads, Cumberland, New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Timothy Brooks and Mehitable Kingsley-Brooks (Mowrey)
Husband of Lucy wife of Josiah Brooks
Father of Henry Brooks, Sr. and Josiah Brooks
Half brother of Timothy Brooks; John Brooks; Miss Brooks; Abigail Preston (Brooks); Mary Brooks and 12 others

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About Josiah Brooks

"While Timothy Brooks was living in Billerica, his wife died, this was on Sept. 15, 1680. Shortly after, Timothy moved to Swansea. Here he found that many of the former Swansea residents who had scattered during the Indian scare, had returned. Pastor Myles had returned from Boston in 1677 but there were some of his parishioners who never returned to Swansea. Eldad Kinsley, one of the seven founders of the Rehoboth church, and his wire Mehitabel, were among the residents of Swansea in the summer of 1679. In August of that year, Mr. Kinsley died. Mrs. Kinsley married Timothy Brooks in the fall of 1680 and in August 1681, she gave birth to a son, Josiah."

"JOSIAH, (Timothy, Timothy, Henry), b. Aug. 26, 1681 in Swansea, Mass. He removed to West Jersey with his parents in 1690. Here he married Lucy and settled with his bride at New England Cross Roads, Cumberland Co., d. 1731-32 (intestate)."

"At Fairfield, now Fairton, in Comberland Co., N.J. there was a settlement of New England and Long Island people as early as 1705. Most of the settlers were located at a section about two miles south east of the Fairton post office at a village which they termed, "New England Cross Roads." Here came Levi Preston with his wife, Abigal Brooks, the daughter of Timothy Sr. about the year 1709. It is quite probable that Josiah Brooks came to this settlement that same time for, in 1710 he was elected constable. He was township collector in 1718 and again m 1728-30, surveyor of the highways io 1718, 1728-30 and overseer of the roads in 1727. The lineage ofJosiah is fairly well traced out down to the present time with the exception of the sons of Joel, his grandson, of whom the writer has been unable to trace.)"


  1. Henry.
  2. Josiah b. ---? m. Abigal; d. intestate 1749-50.

"(It is very probable that there were children of Josiah above as well as other children of his father, Josiah. This family settled principally on the South Side of the Cohansey and there are several families of the early days who resided in this section but whose records are so incomplete that the writer can not state with positiveness their connection.)"


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Josiah Brooks's Timeline

August 26, 1681
Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts
Age 21
Age 23
New England Crossroads, Cumberland, New Jersey
April 25, 1732
Age 50
New England Cross Roads, Cumberland, New Jersey