Dr. Theseus/6g Brooks

M, #27022, (26 May 1788 - 2 March 1856)
Father*Thomas/5g Brooks1 b. c 19 Aug 1760, d. 30 Aug 1822
Mother*Lucy/5g Brooks1 b. 1 Jul 1754, d. 31 Dec 1827
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1g Brooks
Descendants of Samuel/3g Brooks Jr.
Descendants of Thomas/4g Brooks
Descendants of Capt. John/4g Brooks
Last Edited:4 Aug 2017

Children with Roxanna Baird:

  • Henry S/7g Brooks2 b. say 1813, d. before 1901
  • Thomas Jefferson/7g Brooks6,11 b. 18 Oct 1816, d. 1878
  • Elijah Perry/7g Brooks6 b. 1819, d. 1878
  • William Augustus/7g Brooks6 b. 19 Apr 1821, d. 15 Jan 1888
  • Roxanna M/7g Brooks6 b. circa 1827, d. 1878
Dr. Theseus/6g Brooks, a twin, was born 26 May 1788 at Deerfield, Massachusetts,2, and reported there (as "Thetis") with his parents later the same year.3 His parents settled about 1790/91 on the west green of what became Norwich village, Chenango County, New York.4,5 He married Roxanna Baird.6
     Their 1850 census household at Elmira, New York, included Theseus (a. 61, physician, r.e. $2,000). Roxana (a. 61), and Roxana M. (a. 23).7
     Theseus died at Elmira 2 Mar 1856, a. 672,8, and his wife 8 Oct 1877, a. 91.9 He is buried in the Brooks vault, Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira8, and also has a cenotaph in Stewart's Corners Cemetery, Plymouth, New York, where his parents and several siblings are buried.10
     
[H]e studied medicine with the late Henry Mitchell, M.D., of Norwich, N.Y., and practiced his profession a few years in Chenango county; he removed to Big Flats, Chemung county, in the year 1821, where he continued to reside, having an extensive practice, until the year 1835, when he removed to Elmira, where he died in March, 1856, aged 68 years. He was father of Hon. E.P. Brooks, of this city, and of the late Henry C. [overwritten ‘S’] Brooks. He was a physician who singularly obtained the affection and good will of his patients; among the lower classes his mild manner and ready acquaintance always made him welcome. He was successful, as a physician, in accumulating quite a property. To the last he still maintained his practice among those who had been long his cherished friends or acquaintances.2

Census Detail:

22 Jul 1850Elmira, NY1 | 1 | Theseus Brooks | 61 | M | Physician | 2000 | MA
Roxana " | 61 | F | MA
Roxana M " | 23 | F | NY7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S148] FindAGrave.com, memorials #65245895, #65195935.
  2. [S59] Elmira (NY) Telegram, series ca 1901 entitled "Lessons in Local History," installment entitled "Earliest Physicians." Extracts: Steve Hoffman.
  3. [S1188] George Sheldon, A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts, 2:90.
  4. [S1431] James H. Smith, History of Chenango and Madison Counties, New York, ch. 23 (Norwich).
  5. [S1435] U.S. GenWeb, Oneida County, New York pages at http://www.rootsweb.com/~nychenan/, Norwich, Norwich Gazetteer: "hammer and nails."
  6. [S940] Steve Hoffman, citing pedigree of Gabriella (Brooks) Hoffman.
  7. [S1850] 1850 U.S. Census, Elmira, Chemung, NY, M432/486/192, Theseus Brooks.
  8. [S1701] William Compton, citing cemetery records.
  9. [S940] Steve Hoffman, citing notes of Gabriella (Brooks) Hoffman.
  10. [S148] FindAGrave.com, memorial #65246945.
  11. [S1701] William Compton.

Roxanna Baird

F, #27023, (June 1786 - 8 October 1877)
Appears on charts:Descendants of John/1g Brooks
Descendants of Samuel/3g Brooks Jr.
Descendants of Thomas/4g Brooks
Descendants of Capt. John/4g Brooks
Last Edited:27 Jan 2016

Children with Dr. Theseus/6g Brooks:

  • Henry S/7g Brooks3 b. say 1813, d. before 1901
  • Thomas Jefferson/7g Brooks1,7 b. 18 Oct 1816, d. 1878
  • Elijah Perry/7g Brooks1 b. 1819, d. 1878
  • William Augustus/7g Brooks1 b. 19 Apr 1821, d. 15 Jan 1888
  • Roxanna M/7g Brooks1 b. circa 1827, d. 1878
Roxanna Baird, born in Massachusetts in Jun 17861, married Dr. Theseus/6g Brooks, son of Thomas/5g Brooks and Lucy/5g Brooks.1
     Their 1850 census household at Elmira, New York, included Theseus (a. 61, physician, r.e. $2,000). Roxana (a. 61), and Roxana M. (a. 23).2
     Theseus died there 2 Mar 1856, a. 67.3,4
     In 1860 Roxana (a. 72) headed the Elmira household, next door to her son Elijah's family. With Roxana were her daughter Roxana M. (widow, a. 28, p.e. $1,500), Ellen Grady (a. 17), Georgianna S. Converse (a. 9, b. Ireland, servant), and Helen N. Converse (a. 4, b. NY, student).5
     Roxana died at Elmira 8 Oct 1877, a. 91.6

Census Detail:

22 Jul 1850Elmira, NY1 | 1 | Theseus Brooks | 61 | M | Physician | 2000 | MA
Roxana " | 61 | F | MA
Roxana M " | 23 | F | NY2
18 Jul 1860Elmira, NY876 | 846 | Elijah P Brooks 40 | M | County Judge | 52900 | 22000 | NY
Prudence A " | 37 | F | NY
Sarah " | 15 | F | NY | Student
Charles S " | 7 | M | NY | Student
Tracy " | 5 | M | NY
Fanny " | 3 | F | NY
Mar[l]in Shanon | 17 | M | Servant | IRE
Margaret Moony | 18 | F | Servant | IRE

877 | 847 | Roxanna Brooks | 72 | F | NY
Roxanna M " | 28 | F | Widow | 0 | 1500 | NY
Ellen Grady | 17 | F | NY
Georgianna S Converse | 9 | F | Servant | IRE
Helen N " Converse?] | 4 | F | NY | Student5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S940] Steve Hoffman, citing pedigree of Gabriella (Brooks) Hoffman.
  2. [S1850] 1850 U.S. Census, Elmira, Chemung, NY, M432/486/192, Theseus Brooks.
  3. [S59] Elmira (NY) Telegram, series ca 1901 entitled "Lessons in Local History," installment entitled "Earliest Physicians." Extracts: Steve Hoffman.
  4. [S1701] William Compton, citing cemetery records.
  5. [S1860] 1860 U.S. Census, Elmira, Chemung, NY, M653/730/494, Elijah P. Brooks.
  6. [S940] Steve Hoffman, citing notes of Gabriella (Brooks) Hoffman.
  7. [S1701] William Compton.