Jesse Brooks

1824–1899 (Age 75)
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Jesse

When Jesse Brooks was born on 31 January 1824, in Ontario, Canada, his father, Benjamin Brooks, was 31 and his mother, Nancy Olive Harris, was 25. He married Pernine Howe on 15 September 1850, in Cedar, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Fairfield Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Clark, Washington Territory, United States in 1870. He died on 24 January 1899, in Clark, Washington, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Brush Prairie, Clark, Washington, United States.

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Jesse Brooks
Pernine Howe
Marriage: 15 September 1850
Rachel Jane Brooks
Levi Brooks

Spouse & Children

  • Male1824–1899Male

  • Pernine Howe


15 September 1850
Cedar, Iowa, United States


  • Rachel Jane Brooks


  • Levi Brooks


Parents & Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

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.

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jessee Brooks, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jesse Brooks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jesse Brooks, "United States Census, 1880"

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