Daniel/3a Brooks

M, #3228, (14 March 1677/78 - 17 March 1769)
Father*Gershom/2a Brooks1 b. c 1634, d. 1686
Mother*Hannah/2 Eccles1 b. s 1647, d. 2 Jan 1716/17
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Gershom/2a Brooks
Descendants of Daniel/3a "Jur." Brooks
Last Edited:29 Jul 2017

Children with Anna (–?–):

Daniel Brooks on left panel, wife Anna, on right panel, Findagrave.com, memorial #35405176. All Rights Reserved - ©2017 - Patrick A. Timlin.
Daniel/3a Brooks, born 14 Mar 1677/78 at Concord, Massachusetts, was known as Daniel "Jur." to distinguish him from his older cousin Daniel, son of Joshua.1 Mentioned in his mother's will, and a signatory to a subsequent agreement regarding division of his mother's property dated 30 Jun 17012, he signed a guardianship bond the same day for his younger brother Joseph.3 He married, by 1709, Anna (–?–), with whom he had 5 children4,5, and who died 6 Mar 1760 at Westford, Massachusetts.6 Daniel died at Westford 17 Mar 1769, a. 91.7 They are buried in Fairview Cemetery.8
     Threlfall is mistaken when he says Daniel "Jur." married (2), 1757, Caroline/5 Prescott of Acton, daughter of Amos/4 Prescott and Ruth (–?–). 79 years old at the time, it is most unlikely he fathered the 8 children subsequently recorded of this marriage at Acton.5 Threlfall is likewise mistaken when he says Daniel "Jur." married (3), 1768, Lydia Burridge of Concord. Daniel "Jur." was approximately 90 years of age at the time, and died the following year, yet Daniel and Lydia (then deceased) had a son baptised in 1777.5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 22, Daniel Brooks b.
  2. [S572] William Gray Brooks, "A Genealogical Account of the Brooks Family," 28, 56.
  3. [S282] John Brooks Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 13.
  4. [S185] Concord BMD, 72, David Brookes b.
  5. [S282] Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 12, Daniel Brooks [7.].
  6. [S357] Vital Records of Westford, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849 , 267, Anna Brooks d.
  7. [S357] Westford VR, 267, Daniel Brooks d.
  8. [S148] FindAGrave.com, memorials #35405176, #35405166.
  9. [S185] Concord BMD, 78, Timothy Brooks b.
  10. [S185] Concord BMD, 100, Daniel Brooks b.
  11. [S185] Concord BMD, 105, Josiah Brooks b.
  12. [S185] Concord BMD, 115, Anna Brooks b.