William H Brookins

about 1820–
New York, United States

The Life of William H

When William H Brookins was born about 1820, in New York, United States, his father, Silas Brookins, was 30 and his mother, Lydia Thorington, was 23. He married Rhoda J Warner on 31 December 1840, in Calhoun, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Olean, Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1850.

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William H Brookins
Rhoda J Warner
Marriage: 31 December 1840
Sarah Jane (Jennie) Brookins

Spouse and Children

31 December 1840
Calhoun, Michigan, United States


    Sarah Jane (Jennie) Brookins


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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Age 17

Michigan is the 26th state.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 34

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, from a derivative of Old English brōc ‘stream’ ( see Brook ). In Britain the form Brooking is much commoner.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William H Brookins in household of Silas Brookins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William H Brookins, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • William H. Brookins, "Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995"

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