Noah/4p Brooks

M, #24925, (30 September 1720 - 4 March 1738)
Father*Nathaniel/3p Brooks1 b. Aug 1693, d. 14 Jan 1764
Mother*Mary Taylor1 b. 13 Jul 1696
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/2p Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/3p Brooks
Last Edited:22 Jan 2016
Noah/4p Brooks, born 30 Sep 1720 at Scituate, Massachusetts1, died there 4 Mar 1738, a. 17.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:52, Noah Brooks b.
  2. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:359, Noah Brooks d.

William/4p Brooks

M, #24926, (12 July 1714 - 21 April 1794)
Father*Gilbert/3p Brooks1 b. 9 Nov 1690, d. 6 Dec 1768
Mother*Elizabeth (–?–)1 b. s 1692, d. b Mar 1718
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/2p Brooks
Descendants of Gilbert/3p Brooks
Descendants of William/4p Brooks
Last Edited:5 Aug 2017

Children with Mary Braman:

  • Patience/5p Brooks11 b. 5 Oct 1738
  • Hannah/5p Brooks12 b. 16 Sep 1740
  • Sarah/5p Brooks13 b. 24 Sep 1742
  • Seth/5p Brooks14 b. 9 Jan 1745, d. 4 Feb 1755
  • Mary/5p Brooks15 b. 17 Mar 1746
  • Joanna/5p Brooks16 b. 21 Nov 1748
  • Susanna/5p Brooks17 b. 22 Jan 1748/49
  • Capt. William/5p Brooks1 b. 19 Feb 1752, d. 1 Nov 1821
  • Gilbert/5p Brooks18 b. 24 Jan 1755
  • Elizabeth/5p Brooks19 b. 27 Aug 1757
  • Deborah/5p Brooks20 b. 26 May 1761
Findagrave.com, memorial #142761633. Photo by James Bianco.
William/4p Brooks was born 12 Jul 1714 at Scituate, Massachusetts, and there baptised 12 Sep at the Second Church.2,3 There he married, 15 Dec 1737, Mary Braman.4 Son William is mentioned in his father's will, 16 Mar 1768.5 His wife Mary died at Scituate 10 Aug 1789, a. 70.6,7 His 1790 census household at Scituate included himself, one male under 16, and one female.8 There he died 21 Apr 1794 (g.s.), a. 79.2 Buried with his wife in First (South) Parish Cemetery, Norwell (formerly South Scituate).9,10

Census Detail:

1790Scituate, MAWm. Brooks
MALES: One 16+
One under 16
FEMALES: One8

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:53, William Brooks b.
  2. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:53, William Brooks b.; 2:360, d. (g.s.).
  3. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of the Second Church of Scituate, Now the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, Mass." (Apr 1904), 58:171.
  4. [S1233] Vital records of Kingston, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, 186, Mary Brooks/William Brooks m. (family bible rec.).
  5. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Descendants of John Stockbridge" (Oct 1979), 133:292.
  6. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:359, Mary [Brayman] Brooks d. (g.s.).
  7. [S595] First Parish Cemetery Association, Index to First Parish Cemetery, Norwell, MA, Mrs. Mary Brooks, lot 301.
  8. [S1790] 1790 U.S. Census, Scituate, Plymouth, MA, M637/4/313, Wm. Brooks.
  9. [S595] Index to First Parish Cemetery, Mr. William Brooks, lot 301.
  10. [S148] FindAGrave.com, memorials #142761633, #142761520.
  11. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:52, Patience Brooks b.
  12. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:51, Hannah Brooks b.
  13. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:53, Sarah Brooks b.
  14. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:53, Seth Brooks b.; 2:359, d.
  15. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:52, Mary Brooks b.
  16. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:51, Joanna Brooks b.
  17. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:53, Susanna Brooks bp.
  18. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:51, Gilbart Brooks b.
  19. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:51, Eliza Brooks b.
  20. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:50, Deborah Brooks b.

Gilbert/4p Brooks

M, #24927, (13 July 1718 - before 25 March 1758)
Father*Gilbert/3p Brooks1 b. 9 Nov 1690, d. 6 Dec 1768
Mother*Elizabeth (–?–)1 b. s 1692, d. b Mar 1718
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/2p Brooks
Descendants of Gilbert/3p Brooks
Descendants of Gilbert/4p Brooks
Last Edited:10 Aug 2017

Children with Deborah/3 Curtis:

  • John/5p Brooks5 b. 17 Aug 1740
  • Pvt. Samuel/5p Brooks6 b. 6 Mar 1742/43, d. 17 May 1829
  • Dea. Joseph/5p Brooks7 b. 27 Aug 1747, d. 20 Dec 1821

Children with Anna Holbrook:

  • Thomas/5p Brooks8 b. 16 May 1752
  • Lucy/5p Brooks9 b. 4 Nov 1753, d. 16 Dec 1798
Gilbert/4p Brooks Jr., baptised 13 Jul 1718 at the Second Church, Scituate, Massachusetts1, married (1), 13 Sep 1739 (Scituate c.r.) (int. 21 Jul), Deborah/3 Curtis of Scituate, daughter of Samuel/2 Curtis and Anna Barstow,2, and (2), 9 Aug 1749 at Weymouth, Anna Holbrook of Weymouth, daughter of Abiezer Holbrook and Ruth Vinson.3 He was admitted into full communion with the Second Church, Scituate, 7 Jun 17524, and recorded as being again admitted into full communion there, 4 Jul 1756.4 He died by 25 Mar 1758, when his widow published intention of marriage with Ebenezer Pratt.

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:51, Gilbert Brooks bp.
  2. [S485] Scituate VR, 84, Deborah Curtis/Gilbert Brooks Jr., int./m.
  3. [S1021] Vital Records of Weymouth Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 2:38, Gilbert Brooks/Anna Holbrook m.
  4. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of the Second Church of Scituate, Now the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, Mass.," 60:177 (Apr 1906).
  5. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:51, John Brooks bp.
  6. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:53, Samuel Brooks bp.
  7. [S1021] Weymouth VR, 1:60, Joseph Brooks b.
  8. [S1021] Weymouth VR, 1:61, Thomas Brooks b.
  9. [S1021] Weymouth VR, 1:60, Lucy Brooks bp.

Benjamin/4p Brooks

M, #24928, (31 July 1720 - )
Father*Gilbert/3p Brooks1 b. 9 Nov 1690, d. 6 Dec 1768
Mother*Abigail/4 Stockbridge1 b. 22 Mar 1694/95, d. b 22 Jan 1754
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/2p Brooks
Descendants of Gilbert/3p Brooks
Descendants of Samuel/6k Brooks
Last Edited:8 Jan 2016
Benjamin/4p Brooks was baptised 31 Jul 1720 at the Second Church, Scituate, Massachusetts.1 Mentioned, non compos, in his father's will, 16 Mar 1768.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:50, Benjamin Brooks bp.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Descendants of John Stockbridge" (Oct 1979), 133:292.

Dea. John/4 Ruggles

M, #24930, (8 March 1696/97 - 5 December 1772)
Father*John/3 Ruggles1 b. 1657, d. 1711
Mother*Hannah Devotion2 b. 1654, d. 1700
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Descendants of Thomas/2p Brooks
Descendants of Joanna/3p Brooks
Last Edited:15 Jan 2016

Children with Joanna/3p Brooks:

Findagrave.com, memorial #74085738. Photo by James Bianco.
Dea. John/4 Ruggles Jr., born 8 Mar 1696/97 at Roxbury, Massachusetts1, married, 26 Oct 1720 at Scituate, Joanna/3p Brooks of Scituate, daughter of Thomas/2p Brooks and Hannah/2 Bisbee.3 He succeeded to the Scituate farm of his father-in-law, which, Deane wrote in 1831, "lies a half mile east of the residence of William above described. It was the farm of William Richards 1640."4 John Ruggles died 5 Dec 1772 (g.s.), a. 755, and his wife 26 Mar 1779, a. 83.6 They are buried in First (South) Parish Cemetery, Norwell (formerly South Scituate).7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S319] Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, 1:301, John Ruggles b.
  2. [S148] FindAGrave.com, memorial #74085738.
  3. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 2:43, Joanna Brooks/John Ruggles m.
  4. [S430] Samuel Deane, History of Scituate, Massachusetts, 223–224.
  5. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:438, Dea. John Ruggles d. (g.s.).
  6. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:438, Joanna Ruggles d. (g.s.).
  7. [S148] FindAGrave.com, memorials #74085738, #74085544.
  8. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:315, Thomas Ruggles b.
  9. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:314, Hannah Ruggles b.
  10. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:314, Grace Ruggles b.
  11. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:314, John Ruggles bp.
  12. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:314, John Ruggles b.
  13. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:315, Sarah Ruggles b.