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Notes for Sarah "Sallie" Clark Brooks

The Family of Clarkson F. Brooks & Sarah Clark
DEED: The Holland Purchase of Western New York
The following list embraces the names, generally of the first six, (sometimes more and sometimes less,) of the persons who took contracts, and in most instances, became pioneer settlers, in all the townships upon the Holland Purchase, in which no contracts were taken previous to Jan. 1st, 1807. The year indicates the period when first contract was taken in the Township. List exceptions include lands that were donated by the Holland Company to the Canal fund, and such townships were sold at wholesale.

Township 15, Range 1, 1808
John Barrett
Ellitt Barrett
Isaac Bennet
Samuel Crippen
Henry Drake
Moses Bacon
Clarkson F. Brooks
John Proctor

1810 census Riga, Genessee Co., NY
Clark Brooks
2 males 16-25 (Clarkson, age 27 & ??)
1 male 10-15 (??)
1 male under 10 (James, age baby)
1 female 16 to 25 (Sally, age 20)
1 female under 10 (Jane, age 2)

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)

Went from NY to Miami Co., OH in 1835, and OH to IL in 1837.

1840 census Logan, IL page 240
Brooks, Clarkson
1 male 50-60 (Clarkson, age 57)
1 male 10-15 (Degrass, age 13)
1 female 40-50 (Sally, age 50)
2 females 5-10 (Amanda, age 9 & Catharine, age 6)

2 land patents in Logan Co. IL dated March 3, 1843

1850 census Logan Co., IL - taken Sept. 27, 1850
Degrass Brooks, age 23, b. NY, Farmer, owns $1000 Real Estate
Martha, age 20, b. OH
Flora, age 1/12, b. IL
David Bowers, age 20, b. OH, Farmer
Daniel I. Clark, age 38, b. OH Farmer, owns $2000 Real Estate
Elizabeth, age 35, b. KY
Mary V., age 10, b. IL
Michael, age 8, b. IL
William, age 6, b. IL
Katharine, age 1/12, b. IL
John W. Clark, age 71, b. NJ, Farmer
Ann, age 67, b. MD
Isaac Clark, age 31, b. OH, Farmer, owns $2600 Real Estate
John C. Brooks, age 14, b. IL
Hannah L., age 17, b. NY
Clarkson F. Brooks, age 67, b. NJ, Farmer, owns $4000 Real Estate
Sally, age 60, b. NJ
Amanda, age 19, b. NY
Katharine, age 16, b. NY
Andrew, age 7, b. OH

1860 census City of Piqua, Miami Co., OH
Clarkson Brooks, 77, male, b. NJ
Sarah, 70, female, b. NJ
John Peterson, 28, male, Stone Cutter, b. OH
Cate, 24, female, b. OH
Ada L., 2, female, b. OH
Willis M., 1/12, male, b. OH
Hirim Brooks, age 44, Livery Stable, b. NY
Catherine, age 37, b. NJ
Theodore, age 19, student, b. OH
William, age 17, b. OH
James, age 15, b. OH
Edward, age 12, b. OH
George, age 10, b. OH
Hattie, age 2, b. OH
Henry Ostiburd, age 34, Ostler, b. OH
Christian Oliver, age 26, Ostler, b. Oldenbergh
Children of Clarkson Freeman Brooks and Sarah Clark:
1. Jane born about 1805; died Logan IL; married in NY June 1828 Solomon Steenrod born 5 May 1807 Colchester Twp. Delaware County NY; died 6 June 1859 Aetna Twp. Logan IL; died of typhoid fever. They were in Illinois by 1839.

+2. David born 4 July 1815 possibly KY; died 2 Apr 1845 Logan County IL; married 7 Feb 1833 Phoebe Clark born 1 Apr 1814 Bourbon County KY; died 4 Mar Culbertson Hitchcock Co. NB; daughter of John Winans Clark and Nancy Ann Isgrig.

+3. Degrass born about 1825; married Martha (unknown) born 1830.

4. Hiram born about 1827.

5. Amanda born about 1831.

6. Catharine born about 1834.

7. Andrew born about 1821 OH.

8. Sarah born about 1818; married 10 Mar 1837 Miami Co. OH John Shideler French born 20 Jan 1813 Miami Co. OH; died 1890; son of Ezekiel French and Phebe Bates.

9. Probably Freeman born about 1818; died 22 Oct 1880; married Mary (unknown) born about 1816; died 22 Jan 1845. Both are buried Raper Chapel Cemetery Staunton Twp. OH.

ILLOGAN-L Archives

From: Loren Gardner <>
Subject: [ILLOGAN] Clarkson F. Brooks
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 21:49:49 -0700

Thanks Cheryl and Barbara for your recent comments. I have seen several
descendant list for Clarkson F. BROOKS and Sarah CLARK but none included my
Rebecca. However, these list appear incomplete with reference to the New
York census. I feel 95% confident that Rebecca is Clarkson & Sarah's child.

It appears that Abraham McKINNEY and Rebecca BROOKS named their first child,
Sarah Hetha McKINNEY after the baby's grandmothers, Sarah Clark BROOKS and
Hetha Combs McKINNEY

The family group sheet posted on the web for Clarkson and Sarah shows 7
Jane 1805
David ca 1815
Degrass ca 1825
Hiram ca 1827
Amanda ca 1831
Catharine ca 1834
Andrew ca 1843

The 1830 NY census includes these additional children or boarders
1 male 1801-1810
1 male 1811-1815
1 female 1816-1820
1 female 1821-1825

I found Clarkson in New York in 1820 and 1830, Logan Co. 1840, 1850 and in
Piqua OH in 1860. Clarkson died in 1865 and Sarah in 1866, both in Piqua OH

Loren Gardner

Entries: 34141 Updated: Sun Aug 26 00:55:04 2001 Contact: Raymond Jones
ID: I30901
Name: Clarkson Freeman BROOKS 1 2
Sex: M
Birth: ABT. 1783 in Essex Co. New Jersey 3 1 2 3
Death: 24 JAN 1865 in Piqua Miami County OH 4 1 2 4

Father: David BROOKS b: ABT. 1747 in New Jersey
Mother: Sarah REEDER b: ABT. 1744 in New Jersey

Marriage 1 Sally CLARK b: ABT. 1795
Married: WFT Est. 1807-1837 5 1 2

Title: World Family Tree Vol. 4, Ed. 1
Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc.
Publication: Release date: August 23, 1996 Genforum board
Reverend Phillips Brooks
Posted by: Carolyn Hasty Jackson (ID *****2980) Date: September 07, 2002 at 13:26:43
of 9615

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