Mary Brooks

2 June 1795–1861 (Age 65)
Edgar, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Brooks was born on 2 June 1795, her father, Robert George Brooks, was 34 and her mother, Polly Mary Grass, was 27. She married Jacob Greever on 5 May 1817, in Augusta, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Dolson Township, Clark, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died in 1861, in Edgar, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66.

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Jacob Greever
Mary Brooks
Marriage: 5 May 1817
George Greever
William Greever
Julia A. Greever
Mary Ann Greever
Sarah Greever
Sophia Ann Almarode
John Greever
Joseph Morgan Greever
Jacob Greaver

Spouse and Children

5 May 1817
Augusta, Virginia, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 8

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 23

Illinois is the 21st state.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the possessive case of Brook (i.e. ‘of the brook’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.3 Americanized spelling of German Brucks .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Mary Greever in household of Jacob Greever, "United States Census, 1860"

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