Mary Brooks

about 1755–
Perquimans, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary

Mary Brooks was born about 1755, in Perquimans, North Carolina, United States. She married James Neal in 1776, in Cane Creek MM, Orange, North Carolina, United States.

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James Neal
1746–
Mary Brooks
1755–
Marriage: 1776

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1776
Cane Creek MM, Orange, North Carolina, United States

World Events (3)

1776

Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 21

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 21

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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