Rocksa Brooks

Brief Life History of Rocksa

When Rocksa Brooks was born on 20 August 1790, in West Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Reuben Brooks, was 26 and her mother, Rocksa Pritchard, was 22. She died on 9 March 1813, in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 22.

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Reuben Brooks
Rocksa Pritchard
Rocksa Brooks
John Brooks
Polly Brooks
Rebekah Brooks
Reuben Brooks
Lyman Brooks
Brightman Brooks
Lydia Brooks
Asahel Brooks
Marina Wadsworth Brooks
Lydia Brooks
Calvin Brooks
Otis Brooks

Sources (7)

  • Rocksa brooks, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Rocksa Brooks, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Rocksa Brooks, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

World Events (7)


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1791 · The Bill of Rights

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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.

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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