Benjamin Brooks

1792–1864 (Age 71)
Chester, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Brooks was born on 24 September 1792, in Chester, Windsor, Vermont, United States, his father, David Brooks, was 49 and his mother, Ann Clarke, was 47. He married Nancy Olive Harris on 8 February 1815, in Chatham Township, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 1 June 1864, in Fairfield Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Fayette, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Brooks
1792–1864
Nancy Olive Harris
1798–1871
Marriage: 8 February 1815
John H Brooks
1815–1862
Eliza Brooks
1835–1842
Chancy Lewis Brooks
1817–1901
Elizabeth Ann Brooks
1819–1863
Hiram Brooks
1822–1851
Jesse Brooks
1824–1899
Benjamin Brooks
1825–1862
David Brooks
1827–1899
Melinda Mary Brooks
1829–1888
Roxy Ann Brooks
1831–1910
Henry B. Brooks
1833–1894
Lydia Ann Brooks
1838–1908
Sarah Jane Brooks
1842–1910

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
8 February 1815
Chatham Township, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada
children

(13)

+8 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

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.
1812

Age 20

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

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Benjiman Brooks, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benj Brooks, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benj. Brooks in entry for Roxcy Ann Cramer, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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