Abby Brooks

Female1 March 1805–31 August 1837

Brief Life History of Abby

When Abby Brooks was born on 1 March 1805, in Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Joshua Brooks, was 32 and her mother, Abigail Hall, was 31. She married Willis Stephen Rowe on 6 October 1824, in New Haven, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 31 August 1837, at the age of 32.

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Willis Stephen Rowe
Abby Brooks
Marriage: 6 October 1824
John Willis Rowe
George Brooks Rowe

Sources (5)

  • Abby Brooks, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Abigal Brooks in entry for Wyllis J Rowe, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abigal Brooks, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 October 1824New Haven, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 7

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

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 14

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    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 .

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

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