Clara Brooks

17 April 1776–25 January 1862 (Age 85)
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Clara

When Clara Brooks was born on 17 April 1776, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Israel Brooks, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Bagg, was 37. She married Amasa McQuivey about 1789, in Saratoga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died on 25 January 1862, in New York, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Clifton Park, Saratoga, New York, United States.

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Amasa McQuivey
Clara Brooks
Marriage: about 1789
Israel B. Quivey
Asa Quivey
Aaron Quivey

Spouse and Children

about 1789
Saratoga, New York, United States


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World Events (7)

1777 · New York Adopts a Constitution

Age 1

The Constitution of New York was adopted by the Convention of Representatives of the State of New York on April 20, 1777. New York’s Constitution preceded and strongly influenced the United States’ Constitution. Three governmental branches were created including the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the legislative branch made up of two houses.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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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  • Clara Brooks Quivey, "Find A Grave Index"

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