Benjamin Brooks

22 September 1772–
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Brooks was born on 22 September 1772, in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Lemuel Brooks, was 31 and his mother, Hannah Raymond, was 26. He married Anna Thompson about 1810. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Benjamin Brooks
Anna Thompson
Marriage: about 1810
Benjamin Crampton

Spouse and Children

about 1810


    Benjamin Crampton


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 9

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Age 31

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Brooks, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Benjamin Brooks, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Benjamin Brooks, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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