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David Brooks was born abt 1747 in Ireland or NJ. He is believed to be the son of John Brooks & Rebecca Van Horn
Sarah Reeder was born abt 1744 in NJ. She was the daughter of Unknown Parents.
Anna was born unknown. She was the daughter of Unknown Parents.

THE FAMILIES OF DAVID BROOKS & SARAH REEDER

David Brooks & Sarah Reeder were married 1767-1770, probably in New Jersey, and they had at least 7 children. A 1907 query written to the New Jersey Historical Society refers to him as General David Brooks, who served in the Revolutionary War. There is a David Brooks listed on tax records of Bridgewater Twp, Somerset Co., NJ from 1784-1803 who is probably this David. David & Sarah moved with their family from New Jersey to New York about 1804. They are listed on the 1810 census of Ovid, Seneca Co., NY. Sarah Reeder Brooks died on June 19, 1820 in Ovid, Seneca Co., NY. Her tombstone states that she was age 76 when she died. David is listed on the 1820 census of Ovid, Seneca Co., NY. In his household are also a male age 26-45 and a female age 16-26. David was remarried to Anna after Sarah's death. I do not know how old Anna was, but David was about age 73 when Sarah died. David Brooks died on April 27, 1826 in Ovid, Seneca Co., NY. His tombstone says he was age 79 when he died. David & Sarah are both buried in Gospel Lot Cemetery, Ovid, Seneca Co., NY.
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Tombstone of David Brooks
Tombstone of Sarah Reeder Brooks

 

The Children of David Brooks & Sarah Reeder

James BrooksJames Brooks was born on October 23, 1771 probably in Somerset Co., NJ. James married Mary Covert about 1793 and they had at least 9 children. There is a James Brooks listed on tax lists in Somerset Co., NJ from 1791-1797 who is probably this family. They moved from New Jersey to New York sometime before 1810, possibly with James' parents in 1804. James Brooks is listed as head of household on the 1810, 1820, 1830 & 1840 censuses of Ovid, Seneca Co., NY. James Brooks died on October 13, 1840 in Ovid, Seneca Co., NY. Mary Covert Brooks probably died between 1840-1850, and I have not found her on the 1850 census at this time.
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Rebecca BrooksRebecca Brooks was born on August 01, 1777 near Bound Brook, Somerset Co., NJ. Rebecca married John Coriell Boice in 1796, probably in Somerset Co., NJ where he had also been born. They had 9 children. The family is listed on the 1810, 1820 & 1830 census of Ovid, Seneca Co., NY. They are listed on the 1840 census of Lodi, Seneca Co., NY. They are listed on the 1850 census of Covert, Seneca Co., NY, and at that time John was age 74 and Rebecca was age 72. Rebecca Brooks Boice died on July 28 1856 in Seneca Co., NY. John C. Boice died on October 13, 1858 in Covert, Seneca Co., NY. John & Rebecca are both buried in the Gospel Lot Cemetery, Ovid, Seneca Co., NY.
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Elizabeth BrooksElizabeth Brooks was born 1781-1783, probably in Somerset Co., New Jersey. Elizabeth married Jonathan Beadle about 1798, probably in New Jersey. Jonathan was a widower with a young son, and he and Elizabeth had 11 more children, including a set of twin sons. The family moved from New Jersey to New York in 1804 in the same group as Elizabeth's parents. They are listed under the name Jonathan Begle on the 1810 census of Ovid, Seneca Co., NY. They are listed under the name Jonathan Beagle on the 1820 census of Ovid, Seneca Co., NY. The family moved from Seneca to Genesee Co., NY sometime between 1820-1830, and they are listed under the name Jonathan Beedle on the 1830 census of Weatherfield, Genesee Co., NY. They returned to Seneca Co., NY sometime between 1830-1840, and are listed under the name Jonathan Beadle on the 1840 census of Lodi, Seneca Co., NY. I have not found Jonathan or Elizabeth on the 1850 census at this time. Elizabeth Brooks Beadle died sometime after 1840, and probably before 1850, but I don 't know when or where.
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Clarkson Freeman BrooksClarkson Freeman Brooks was born about 1784, probably in Somerset Co., New Jersey. Clarkson married Sarah "Sallie" Clark were married about 1805, probably in Seneca Co., NY. Census and other records indicate they had as many as 15 children. I know birth dates for possibly 12 of them, and there are two sons named Clarkson & a second son named David that are listed in a family writeup that are in addition to the ones I have listed below. Clarkson F. Brooks is listed as a buyer of lands in the Holland purchase in New York in 1808. The family is listed on the 1810 census of Riga, Genesee Co., NY and on the 1820 census of Gains, Genesee Co., NY. Orleans County was formed from part of Genesee Co., NY in 1824, and Clarkson Brooks is listed as a head of household on the 1830 census of Gaines, Orleans, Co., NY. The family moved from New York to Miami Co., OH about 1835, and then moved from Ohio to Illinois about 1837. There is a land purchase records for Clarkson F. Brooks in Illinois dated October 10, 1839, and they are listed on the 1840 & 1850 censuses of Logan Co., IL. They moved from Illinois to Ohio between 1850 to 1856, and they are listed on the 1860 census of the City of Piqua, Miami Co., OH. Clarkson Freeman Brooks died on January 24, 1865 in Piqua, Miami Co., OH. Sarah "Sallie" Clark Brooks died on September 4, 1866 in Piqua, Miami Co., OH.
The Family of Clarkson Freeman Brooks & Sarah "Sallie" Clark
Notes for Clarkson Freeman Brooks
John Brooks John Brooks was born sometime between 1768-1793, probably in New Jersey. According to a Boice family Bible, he died young. As many researchers believe that David Brooks' father was named John Brooks, he may have been one of the first sons of David & Sarah, and named for his grandfather. John Brooks died sometime after 1768, probably in New Jersey.
Jeremiah BrooksJeremiah Brooks was born sometime between 1768-1793, probably in New Jersey. According to a Boice family Bible, Jeremiah married Sallie. I have not been able to find a Jeremiah Brooks household that I think is the right one at this time. More information is needed on this family. Jeremiah Brooks died sometime after 1786, but I don't know when or where. Date of death is estimated if he were born in 1768 and married at age 18 - it was probably later than that.
Jeremiah married Sallie
Polly BrooksPolly Brooks was born sometime between 1768-1793, probably in New Jersey. According to a Boice family Bible, Polly married Miram (Hiram?) Flanders. I have not been able to find a Hiram Flanders household that I think is the right one at this time. More information is needed on this family. Polly Brooks died sometime after 1783, but I don't know when or where. Date of death is estimated if she were born in 1768 and married at age 15 - it was probably later than that.