James Brooks

Brief Life History of James

When James Brooks was born in 1809, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Benjamin Brooks, was 56 and his mother, Elizabeth Harkins, was 54. He married Elizabeth Kepler in 1832, in North Bend, Chapman Township, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Leidy Township, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 13 July 1887, in Leidy, Leidy Township, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Leidy, Leidy Township, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States.

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James Brooks
Elizabeth Kepler
Marriage: 1832
Sarah Jane Brooks
William Brooks
about 1842–
Nancy Brooks
John S Brooks
Elizabeth Brooks
James Brooks
Mary E Brooks
Jacob K Brooks
Leona Brooks

Sources (11)

  • James Brooks, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Brooks, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • James Brooks, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"

World Events (8)


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

1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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