When Mary Brooks was born on 2 June 1795, her father, Robert George Brooks, was 35 and her mother, Polly Mary Grass, was 28. She married Jacob Greever on 5 May 1817, in Augusta, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 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.
English: usually a variant of Brook , with excrescent -s. The optional addition of -s, with no grammatical function, is usually post-medieval, but some examples of the same person's name occurring with and without -(e)s have been noted as early as the 14th century in South Lancashire. The -es in such cases probably has neither a plural nor a genitival function, and the name means ‘dweller at the brook’, not ‘dweller at the brooks’. A plural sense cannot be ruled out elsewhere, but a non-grammatical -(e)s must also be considered a strong possibility.
Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.
Americanized form of German Brucks .
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