John Brooks

27 January 1767–26 November 1837 (Age 70)
Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life of John

When John Brooks was born on 27 January 1767, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States, his father, William Edward Brooks, was 25 and his mother, Jerusha Garwood, was 29. He married Jane Graham about 1789, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Alexander, Athens, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 26 November 1837, in Alexander Township, Athens, Ohio, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Waterloo Township, Athens, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Brooks
1767–1837
Mary Magdalene Haning
1784–1863
Marriage: 3 July 1801
Mathew Brooks
1802–1853
Margaret Brooks
1803–1861
Jerusha Brooks
1804–1890
William H. Brooks
1809–1866
Rachel Brooks
1811–1887
John H. Brooks
1811–1848
Isaac Brooks
1814–1903
Jane Brooks
1816–1875
Joesph F. Brooks
1818–1845
Nancy Brooks
1821–1829
James Brooks
1824–1824
Elza Brooks
1829–1899

Spouse and Children

    Male1767–1837Male

    Mary Magdalene Haning

    Female1784–1863Female

MARRIAGE
3 July 1801
Washington, Northwest Territory, United States
children

(12)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1775

Age 8

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
1776

Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 19

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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 (3)

  • John Brooks, "United States Census, 1830"
  • John Brooks, "United States Census, 1820"
  • John Brooks, "Geni World Family Tree" on MyHeritage

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