Joel Brooks

Male14 July 1720–11 May 1811

Brief Life History of Joel

When Joel Brooks was born on 14 July 1720, in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ebenezer Brooks, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Fletcher, was 30. He married Sarah Drury on 26 October 1743, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 11 May 1811, in Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joel Brooks
Sarah Drury
Marriage: 26 October 1743
Sarah Brooks
Mary Brooks
Elizabeth Brooks
Martha Brooks
Lucy Brooks
Lydia Brooks
Mary Brooks
Elijah Brooks
Joel Brooks Jr.
Aaron Brooks

Sources (50)

  • 1810 United States Federal Census
  • Joel Brooks, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Joel Brooks, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 October 1743Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (4)


    Age 56

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 56

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""


    Age 71

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    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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