Hiram Brooks

2 June 1806–20 December 1894 (Age 88)
Higganum, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Hiram

When Hiram Brooks was born on 2 June 1806, in Higganum, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Asa Brooks, was 32 and his mother, Lydia Dickinson, was 27. He married Roxanna Redfield Blatchley on 7 November 1832, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. He lived in Connecticut, United States in 1870. He died on 20 December 1894, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Higganum Cemetery, Higganum, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Brooks
Roxanna Redfield Blatchley
Marriage: 7 November 1832

Spouse and Children


    Roxanna Redfield Blatchley


7 November 1832
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Asa Brooks


    Lydia Dickinson





    Sarah Brooks


    Julia Brooks


    Elma Brooks


    Lewis Dickinson Brooks


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 6

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 23

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Hiram Brook, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hiram Brooks, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hiram Brooks, "United States Census, 1870"

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