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.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Brooks
Mary Magdalene Haning
Marriage: 3 July 1801
Mathew Brooks
Margaret Brooks
Jerusha Brooks
William H. Brooks
Rachel Brooks
John H. Brooks
Isaac Brooks
Jane Brooks
Joesph F. Brooks
Nancy Brooks
James Brooks
Elza Brooks

Spouse and Children


    Mary Magdalene Haning


3 July 1801
Washington, Northwest Territory, United States


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)


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.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

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

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.