Henry Brooks

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Brooks was born in 1796, in Virginia, United States, his father, Robert George Brooks, was 36 and his mother, Polly Mary Grass, was 29. He married Elizabeth 'Eliza' Mowgray about 1828, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Brown Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States in 1880.

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Henry Brooks
Elizabeth 'Eliza' Mowgray
Marriage: about 1828
Josiah Brooks
Susanna Brooks
Elliott F. Brooks
Jacob Brooks
James Brooks
Sarah A. Brooks
Thomas S. Brooks
Hiram Cass Brooks
Jcob Brooks
Louisa Jane Brooks
Lewis J. Brooks
Jennie Brooks

Sources (4)

  • Henry Brooks, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henry Brooks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry Brooks, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.

1812 · Monumental Church Built

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

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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