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Notes for David Brooks:

The Family of David Brooks & Phoebe Clark

1820 census Gains, Genessee Co., NY page 141
Clarkson F Brooks
2 persons engaged in agriculture
1 male 26-45 (Clarkson, age 37)
1 male 10-16 (James, age 10)
3 males under 10 (Freeman, age 8 & David, age 5 & Hiram, age 4)
1 female 26-45 (Sally, age 30)
1 female 10-16 (Jane, age 12)
1 female under 10 (Sarah, age 2)

1830 census Gaines, Orleans Co., NY page 68
Brooks, Clarkson F.
1 male 40-50 (Clarkson, age 47)
1 male 20-30 (James, age 20)
2 males 15-20 (Freeman, age 18 & David, age 15)
1 male 5-10 (Hiram, age 14???)
1 male under 5 (Degrass, age 3)
1 female 30-40 (Sally, age 40)
1 female 10-15 (Sarah, age 12)
1 female 5-10 (Rebecca, age 6)

February 07, 1833 - David Brooks married Phoebe Clark in Miami Co. Ohio

August 13, 1833 - daughter Hannah born in New York
October 10, 1835 - son John born in Illinois

Went from NY to Miami Co., OH in 1835, and OH to IL in 1837(?) (son John, born in 1835 is listed on all census records as born in Illinois)

abt 1837 - daughter Sarah born in Logan Co, Illinois
October 15, 1839 - Daughter Ann born and died in Logan Co., Illinois

1840 - Logan Co., IL page 241A
David Brooks
1 male age 40-49 (?)
1 male age 30-39 (? This may be David, age 30)
1 male age 20-29 (? This may be David, age 29)
1 male age 0-4 (John, age 5)
1 female age 20-29 (Phoebe, age 26)
1 female age 5-9 (Hannah, age 7)
1 female age 0-4 (Ann?, age 1)

Land patent in Sangamon Co., IL dated May 20, 1841

April 2, 1845 - David Brooks died

LAENNA CEMETERY also known as Old Yankeetown Cemetery - On the east side of the cemetery there is a small section that contains the old stones from the Will Randolph farm. These listings do NOT appear in the alphabetical listing. Read by Mary Ann Radtke, Spring 2000.

2-8 In Memory of Clarkson Brooks
April 3, 1847
Aged 21y, 1m, 14d

2-9 In Memory of David Brooks 2nd
who died April 2, 1845
Aged 34 y, 8m, 28 d
Note - if this is transcribed correctly his birthyear should be 1810, not 1815. Genforum board
Reverend Phillips Brooks
Posted by: Carolyn Hasty Jackson (ID *****2980) Date: September 07, 2002 at 13:26:43
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From history my mother left me,the Brooks family was of English orgin and fought under William Prince of Orange. One of them was given the title of Sir and received a large land estate in Northern Island. When he died he left his eldes son the estate and the tree youngest sons 5000 lbs (about $25,000 US dollars). The brothers Imigrated to the new world. One of the brothers settled in Massachuetts and was the father of Reverend Phillips Brooks who was born in 1893 at Boston. A memorial was erected to his memory in 1910 by Saint Guardens of Cofley Square near Trinity Church in Boston, Massachuetts.

Another brother settled in New Jersey near Bound Brock in 1720. (I question this date?). My information goes on to say this brother's son, named David, was my mother's 5th great grandfather, but do not have a first name. Then David had a son named David who was mother's 4th gr grandfather. David had a son named James who was my mother's 3rd gr grandfather, James had 4 sons and 2 daughters, Clarkson Freeman Brooks, was my mother's gr gr grandfather. Clarkson Brooks settled in the state of New York near Rochester. He moved to Miami Co., OH and lived on Springcreek near the place where the present Staution Twp Centralized School Stands. He married Sarah Clark the daughter of James and Jennie Seyburn Clark. They had four daughters, Jane Brooks Sterrod, Sarah Brooks French, Amanda Brooks Albertson, and Catherine Parmelia Brooks Peterson,my great, great grandmother. There were 8 sons; two Clarkson's, two Davids, James, Hiram, Freeman, Coooount Debrasee Brooks. Any one with information on this line and history please contact me. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks Carolyn