Mary Brooks

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Brooks was born on 3 December 1757, in Hollis, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, her father, John Brooks, was 24 and her mother, Mary Kemp, was 19. She married Isaac Boynton on 24 August 1780, in Hollis, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in 1781, at the age of 24.

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Isaac Boynton
Mary Brooks
Marriage: 24 August 1780

Sources (4)

  • Mary Brooks, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Mary Brooks marriage and death with husband Isaac Boynton and mention of death of child
  • Mrs. Sarah Boynton in entry for Sarah Boynton, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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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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