Abby Brooks

1 March 1805–31 August 1837 (Age 32)
Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life 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 30. She married Willis Stephen Rowe on 6 October 1824, in New Haven, Shiawassee, Michigan Territory, 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

6 October 1824
New Haven, Shiawassee, Michigan Territory, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joshua Brooks


    Abigail Hall




    Lambert Brooks



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

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)

  • Abigal Brooks in entry for Wyllis J Rowe, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abigal Brooks, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abby Brooks, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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