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DESCENDANTS OF JOHN BROOKS

T
he earliest information about the Brooks family was supplied by the New Jersey Historical Society. This information was in the form of a query written to a newspaper in 1907 as follows:  "My great-grandmother was Rebecca Brooks, born near Bound Brook NJ, August 1, 1777; she married 1796, John Corriel Boice, and had eleven children; her father was General David Brooks, a Revolutionary soldier; whether he resided in Morris County I cannot say; he married for his first wife, Sarah Reeder, who was the mother of his children; among whom were James, Jeremiah, Clark, Rebecca, Freeman and others.  General David Brooks was the son of John Brooks (Irish) and Rebecca Van Horn (Dutch), probably of Middlesex County NJ."

Another query (date unknown) also refers to this Brooks family, as follows:  "I would like to ask J. B. if the following record found in the Boice Bible is the family of Brooks she refers to:  'Clark Brooks married Sallie Clark; Jeremiah married Sallie ___; James married Mary Covert; John died young; David (by 2d wife); Rebecca; Betsey married John Beagle; Polly married Miram (Hiram?) Flanders.  I think the above family belonged to Freeman Brooks, son of David Brooks of Bound Brook NJ, and Sarah (Reeder) Brooks; their family names were almost a copy of the above.  Their daughter, Rebecca, born in Bound Brook, Aug 1, 1777, married, 1796, John Coriell Boice of the same place, and in 1804 removed from New Jersey with a Dutch company formed in New Brunswick by Tunice and Jeremia Rapalie, James Growndyke, Tobias Butternut, et al, to make a settlement in Seneca County NY."

FIRST GENERATION:

JOHN BROOKS married REBECCA VAN HORN

SECOND GENERATION:


Children of JOHN BROOKS and REBECCA VAN HORN:

+1.  DAVID born about 1747; died 27 Apr 1826; married (1) SARAH REEDER born about 1744; died 19 June 1820; married (2) Anna (unknown).  From OFFICIAL REGISTER OF OFFICERS AND MEN OF NJ; compiled 1872 NJ Legislature is listed:  Assistant Commissary Generals.  Brooks, David.  Assistant Commissary General of Issues.  David made a will which was proved 1 May 1826; filed Seneca County NY.  Both are buried Gospel Lot Cemetery, Ovid NY.  David Brooks appears on tax ratables in Somerset County NJ from Aug 1786 to August 1806.   

THIRD GENERATION

Children of DAVID BROOKS and SARAH REEDER:
Named in will of David; (*);

+1.  (*) JAMES born 23 Oct 1771 NJ; died 13 Oct 1840; married MARY COVERT; born ca 1767 NJ; died 8 Mar 1850.  In 1792 NJ passed a law aimed to reorganize the NJ Militia; this caused a census to be taken of all eligible males between ages 18-45.  This census was taken in 1793 and compiled and transcribed and printed as NEW JERSEY IN 1793; James S. Norton; 1973.  In Bridgewater Township, Somerset Co., is listed the name of James Brooks; it is probable that David resided in Middlebrook area of Bridgewater Township.  In census-like fashion, it appears to be taken in household order and nearby are listed the names of John Covert Jr. and John Covert Sr.; also Luke Covert.  Petition for Probate is filed in Seneca County NY. James is buried Gospel Lot Cemetery, Ovid NY. Mary is buried in Chili Presbyterian Cemetery in Monroe County NY

2.  (*) Jeremiah married Sallie (unknown).

+3.  (*) Rebecca born near Bound Brook NJ 1 Aug 1777; died 28 July 1856; married 1796 John Corriel Boice born 9 July 1775 Somerset Co. NJ; died 13 Oct 1858 Covert Seneca Co. NY; son of Cornelius Boice and Jannetje Coriell. In 1804 moved to Seneca County NY. Both buried Gospel Lot Cemetery Ovid NY.

CENSUS: Covert Seneca Co. NY 1850
From Seneca Observer and Union - Died John C. Boice, age 83 years, in Covert NY October 14, 1858
+4.  (*) Clarkson Freeman born about 1784; died Piqua OH 24 Jan 1865; married about 1810  Sarah Clark born about 1792; died 4 Sep 1866; daughter of James Clark and Jennie Seaborn.  Both are buried Raper Chapel Cemetery Staunton Twp. OH. 

CENSUS: Piqua Miami Co. OH 1850, 1860

5.  John; died young.

+6.  (*) Elizabeth married as his second wife Jonathan Beadle born about 1765-1775. 

7.  Polly married Hiram Flanders.

FOURTH GENERATION

Children of JAMES BROOKS and MARY COVERT:

Named in will of Ellis (No. 7) dated 7 Dec 1886; (*);
Named in administration of estate of James dated 2 Nov 1840;  (**)

+1.  (* decd) (**) David born 1794 NJ; died 30 May 1878 Northville MI; married Catherine Simpson born 1798; died before 1 Sep 1887; probably daughter of Alexander Simpson and Dolly (unknown). 

DAVID:
CENSUS: Caledonia Livingston Co. NY 1860; Avon Livingston Co. NY 1865, 1870
From Waterloo Observer; Died, David Brooks, age 84 years, formerly of Ovid NY; in Northville, MI., May 30, 1878.
CATHERINE:
CENSUS: Caledonia Livingston Co. NY 1860; Avon Livingston Co. NY 1865, 1870; Southville Wayne Co. MI 1880

+2.  (* decd) (**) Sarah (Sally) born about 1795; died 7 Oct 1864; married (**) Peter Tunison born about 1792; died 9 July 1851 Chili NY; son of Bernardus Tunison and Lydia Teeple.  Probably ones buried in Chili Presbyterian Cemetery: Peter died 9 July 1851; in the 59th year as read on stone; Sally died 7 Oct 1864; ae 69. 

SARAH:
CENSUS: Chili Monroe Co. NY 1860

+3.  (**) John born 17 May 1800 NJ; died 9 May 1881 Ovid NY; married 17 Mar 1821 (1) Sarah Tunison born 1 Apr 1804; died 25 Mar 1843 Ovid NY; daughter of Bernardus Tunison and Lydia Teeple; probably married (2) Aletta (unknown) born ca 1802 Chemung Co. NY.  John and Sarah buried Gospel Lot Cemetery, Ovid NY. 

JOHN:
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880

ALETTA:
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860
From Seneca County Courier; Died, John Brooks, age 80 years, 11 months, 23 days, in Ovid NY May 9, 1881.
+4.  (**) JAMES born 1802; died 2 Sep 1863 Seneca Co. NY; married 1821 JANE SEBRING (aka Nellie Sebring); born 14 Oct 1805 Somerset Co. NJ; died 19 May 1884; daughter of John Sebring and Mary Wintersteen.  James made will 13 June 1863; proved 12 Sep 1863; filed Seneca County NY.  Both buried Gospel Lot Cemetery, Ovid NY.  Jane left will which is recorded in Seneca Co. NY. 

JAMES:
CENSUS: Seneca Co. NY 1850; Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860

JANE:
CENSUS: Seneca Co. NY 1850; Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860; Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1870, 1880

+5.  (* decd) (**) Mary born 21 Sep 1804 Ovid NY; died 7 June 1885 Chili NY; married (**) John Wood born 14 Sep 1792 Rome NY; died 28 Sep 1853 Chili NY; son of Vincent Wood and Elizabeth Durland. Both are buried Presbyterian Cemetery Chili NY.

MARY:
CENSUS; Chili Monroe Co. NY 1860, 1880

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 8 June 1885
Entered into rest, Sunday morning, June 7th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Litle of Buckbee's Corners, Mrs. Mary Wood, aged 70 years, relict of the late John Wood. Funeral Wednesday at 12 p.m. from the residence of Mrs. John Litle and 1 p.m. from the Presbyterian church, Chili.
6.  (**) Rhoda died before 1 Sep 1887; married (**) Henry Riley; possibly married (2) Daniel Kern.

7.  (**) Ellis born 28 Nov 1809; died 18 July 1887; married 22 Oct 1834 Eliza Ann Sayre born 25 Dec 1811; died 26 Jan 1 1901; daughter of Coe Sayre and Deborah Caton. Both are buried Ovid Union Cemetery, Ovid NY. No issue.  Will dated 7 Dec 1886; proved 3 Sep 1887; filed Seneca Co. NY. 

ELLIS:
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880

ELIZA:
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850,1860, 1870, 1880; Varick Seneca Co. NY 1900

+8.  (**) Daniel born about 1807; died 9 Jan 1883 Owasso MI; married 3 May 1828 Eliza Harris born ca 1807. 

CENSUS: Owasso Shiawassee Co. MI 1860, 1870, 1880

+9.  (* decd) Elizabeth died before 1 Sep 1887; married Gideon Smith.

Children of John Corriel Boice and Rebecca Brooks:

1.  Fulkard Sebring bp 2 Sep 1813; died 6 Oct 1887; married (1) Rebecca Ann Lefler born 25 Aug 1813; died 26 Sep 1849; married (2) 6 Feb 1853 Maria Genung born 1833; died 1854; married (3) 15 Jan 1860 Mrs. Hannah Darling born July 1826 PA; died 1905.  All buried Gospel Lot Cemetery.

FULKARD:
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880

HANNAH:
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860, 1870, 1880; Lodi Seneca Co. NY 1900
From Ovid Bee: Married F. S. Boice of Ovid, N. Y. to Maria Genung of Lodi, Feb 6, 1853.
2.  Cornelius born 26 Mar 1797; died 24 Apr 1873; married (1) Catherine (unknown) born 22 Oct 1798; died 27 June 1837; married (2) 4 Feb 1838 Eliza J. Burlew.  Cornelius & Catherine buried Gospel Lot Cemetery.

CENSUS: Hector Schuyler Co. NY 1870
From Ovid Bee: Married in Ulysses on Feb. 4th, 1838 by Marvin Smith, Esq., Cornelius Boice of Lodi and Miss Eliza J. Burlew of Ulysses.
3.  David born 1 Jan 1799; died 30 Aug 1865; married 18 Feb 1823 Gertrude Compton born ca 1799 NJ.  Buried Scott's Corner Cemetery.

CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860

4.  John born 10 Jan 1801.

5.  Mary born 28 Apr 1803; possibly married John Ryno ca 1819; son of John Ryno and Prudence Stites.

MARY:
CENSUS: Clayton Genesee Co. MI 1870, 1880

6.  Jane born 2 Apr 1807; died 8 July 1834.

7.  Jacob born 23 July 1809.

8.  Sally born 27 June 1815.

9.  Eliza born 16 July 1819; died Apr 10 1857; married Suydam Brokaw.

Children of Clarkson Freeman Brooks and Sarah Clark:

1.  Jane born about 1805; died Logan IL; married in NY June 1828 Solomon Steenrod born 5 May 1807 Colchester Twp. Delaware Co. NY; died 6 June 1859 Aetna Twp Logan IL; died of typhoid fever.  They were in IL by 1839. Solomon is buried in Laenna Cemetery Logan Co. IL.

SOLOMON:
CENSUS: Logan Co. IL 1850

JANE:
CENSUS: Logan Co. IL 1850; Mt. Pulaski Logan Co. IL 1860

2.  David born 4 July 1815; died 2 Apr 1845 Logan County IL; married 7 Feb 1833 Phoebe Clark born 1 Apr 1814 Staunton Miami Co. OH; died 4 Mar 1892 Culbertson Hitchcock Co. NB; daughter of John Winans Clark and Nancy Ann Isgrig. David is buried Laenna Cemetery Logan County IL. Phoebe married (2) Samuel Dement who died 1855.

PHOEBE:
CENSUS: Logan Co. IL 1850; Mt. Pulaski Logan Co. IL 1860; Aetna Logan Co. IL 1870, 1880

3.  Degrass born about 1827 NY; married Martha E. Allen born ca 1830 OH; died before 1862; daughter of William M. Allen and Jane S. Lyon; married 15 Oct 1862 Flora Hewes.

DE GRASS:
CENSUS: Logan Co. IL 1850; Decatur Macon Co. IL 1860

MARTHA:
CENSUS: Logan Co. IL 1850; Decatur Macon Co. IL 1860

4.  Hiram born about 1816; died 28 Jan 1898; married ca 1841 Catherine Atkinson born 14 Oct 1823 NJ; died 16 Feb 1894; daughter of William Atkinson and Rachel Ann Nevius. Both buried Forest Hills Cemetery, Piqua OH.

HIRAM AND CATHERINE:
CENSUS:    Washington Miami Co. OH 1850; Piqua Miami Co. OH 1860, 1870, 1880

From 1880 History of Miami County Ohio:
Hiram Brooks, livery, Piqua. Mr. Brooks is a native of Western New York; came to Miami Co. in 1837, and located in Piqua in 1840; in 1846, he bought out his brother James, who was engaged in the livery business here, and has successfully conducted the business ever since, having remained in the same locality. Built his present commodious buildings and gradually increased his stock and conveniences to the present very creditable standing; he is one of the few livery men who have stuck to one place, and is now in very comfortable circumstances; his residence, on the comer of Wayne and Water streets, is a handsome property. He married, in 1843, Miss Catherine A., daughter of William Atkinson. They have six children; four sons and two daughters; T. D., a physician at Conroy; W. C., a livery man at Van Wert; James E., a telegraph operator, now at Cambridge City, Ind.; Geo. A., a member of the bar at Piqua; Hattie A., now Mrs. Nate C. Perry, of Troy, and Nettie E.
5.  Amanda born 6 Oct 1827 NY; died 2 April 1922 Detroit MI; married 25 July 1857 Lincoln IL Henry Marshall Albertson born 28 Oct 1826 NY; died 29 July 1896 Detrot MI. Both are buried in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit MI.

HENRY:
CENSUS: Detroit Wayne Co. MI 1860, 1870, 1880

AMANDA:
CENSUS: Logan Co. IL 1850; Detroit Wayne Co. MI 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920

6.  Catharine born 4 Feb 1834 NY; died 11 May 1923 Versailles Darke Co. OH; married 13 December 1856 John G. Peterson born May 1831 OH; died 1903; son of Harpert/Ralph Peterson and Sarah Hardenbrook. Both are buried in Raper Chapel Cemetery, Miami County Ohio.

JOHN:
CENSUS: Piqua Miami Co. OH 1860; Staunton Miami Co. OH 1870, 1880, 1900

CATHERINE:
CENSUS: Logan Co. IL; 1850; Piqua Miami Co. OH 1860; Staunton Miami Co. OH 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910; Wayne Darke Co. OH 1920

7.  Sarah born about 1818; married 10 Mar 1837 Miami Co. OH John Shideler French born 20 Jan 1813 Miami Co. OH; died 1890; son of Ezekiel French and Phebe Bates. 

8.  Freeman born about 1818 NY; died 22 Oct 1880; married 1837 (1) Mary Ann Sutton born about 1816; died 22 Jan 1845; married 1847 (2) Julia/Judith Smith born about 1811 PA.  Freeman and Mary buried Raper Chapel Cemetery Staunton Twp OH.
 
FREEMAN AND JUDITH:
CENSUS: Sidney Shelby Co. OH 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880

9. Possibly James who is mentioned as "brother" to Hiram Brooks in History of Miami Co. OH.

Children of Jonathan Beadle and Elizabeth Brooks:

1.  Mary born ca 1798; died at age 12 years.

2.  Rebecca born ca 1801.

3.  David born ca 1803

4.  Thomas born 2 May 1808 Ovid NY; died 3 Mar 1895; married (1) Eveline Sheilby born 1809 Wayne County NY; died 12 Mar 1883; married (2) Lovina Clark born 26 Nov 1821; died Feb 1913. Thomas was a shoemaker and resided Lyons NY. Thomas buried in Rural Cemetery, Lyons NY, with first wife, four sons, daughters Sarah and Emily.

THOMAS:
CENSUS: Lyons Wayne Co. NY 1860, 1870, 1880

EVELINE:
CENSUS: Lyons Wayne Co. NY 1860, 1870, 1880

LOVINA:
CENSUS: Lyons Wayne Co. NY 1860, 1870, 1900

From Lyons NY Republican Friday, 14 February 1913
Mrs. Thomas Beadle, Lyons oldest resident and one of our most generally loved women, died Monday morning about 7 o'clock after twelve days of extreme suffering with a broken hip sustained in a fall when she tripped over a rug in her parlor. Her age was against her and little hope was (illegible) from the time of the accident that she would be able to withstand the  injury. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon with interment at Rural Cemetery. Rev. W. G. Huff of Canton, Pennsylvania, officiated. John W. Rodenback sang her favorite hymns, Mrs. Beadle having requested it. The bearers were Smith Goewey, John Cole, Samuel Wright, William Facer, Horace Westcott and Edward Hill.

Mrs. Lavina Hall Clarke Beadle was born in Lyons on November 26, 1821. Her birthplace was a log house in the western end of the town near where the Van Wickle residence now stands. With the exception of about a year, she had always lived in Lyons. In 1844 she was married to Silas Wells Belding who afterwards distinguished himself as a soldier in the Civil War. He was a lieutenant of Co. C 111th New York Volunteers and was killed in battle at the South Side railroad near Petersburg, just a few days before Richmond fell. That was the last battle his regiment had a part in. From this union there were seven children, three of whom died in infancy. The fourth, Cornelia, wife of Theodore Hill, dying in 1902. The others are Mrs. Alice L. Crosby of St. Louis, Mo.; who is the mother of Alice L. Wice of Port Byron, and she the mother of three children, and one grandchild. Next comes Judge Henry W. Belding of Webster Groves, Mo., the father of five children: Mrs. G. Franklin Ryder of Lyons, and Mrs. Ray (illegible) of East Rochester. So then Mrs. Belding had seven children, ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Twenty years after the death of Lieutenant Belding, she married Thomas Beadle who died in 1895. Mrs. Beadle was for nearly eighty years connected with the Methodist Sunday school which she joined at an early age. She was the oldest member of that congregation in Lyons. A few years ago the Sunday school presented her with a gold pin in commemoration of her long service and she has always prized the gift highly. It went into the grave with her.
5.  Cornelius born ca 1811 Ovid NY.

6.  Samuel born ca 1813 Ovid NY.

7.  Sarah born 17 May 1812 Ovid NY; died 25 Feb 1892 MI; where she is recorded living with family of David K. Rogers. Burial Oak Grove Cemetery, Galesbugh MI. Family records indicate that Sarah was unmarried. However, there is a marriage record found that states:

Kalamazoo County Clerk’s Marriage Record Book 2, page 217, doc. no. 685. Moses CHAMBERLIN and Sarah BEADLE Rec’d for record March 4, 1857 State of Michigan Kalamazoo County This certifies that on the 25th day of February A.D. 1857 at Kalamazoo in the County and State aforesaid I joined in marriage Moses CHAMBERLIN of Galesburgh(sic) Kal. Co. in the State of Michigan, age 57 years, and Sarah BEADLE of Galesburgh(sic) Kal. Co. in the State of Michigan age 44 years. In presence of David R. Roges(sic) of Galesburgh(sic) Kal. Co. Elizabeth Roges(sic). Alex Buell Justice of the Peace. Could this be above Sarah Beadle?

CENSUS: Comstock Kalamazoo MI 1850, 1860, 1870

8.  John born 4 Sep 1815 Ovid NY; died 25 Apr 1902 Saranac Village Ionia Co. MI; married (1) about 1840 Sophia Rogers born 6 Sep 1821 Mendon NY; died 23 October 1891; daughter of Jeremiah Rogers and Harriet (unknown); married (2) 23 Feb 1897 Mary Libhart Armstrong born Sep 1831; died 19 Jan 1914 daughter of Henry Libhart and Angeline DeLapp. John and Sophie are buried in Saranac Cemetery, Ionia Co. MI.

JOHN:
CENSUS: Mendon Monroe Co. NY 1850; Hillsdale Hillsdale Co. MI 1860; Saranac Ionia Co. MI 1870, 1880; Boston Ionia MI 1900

SOPHIE:
CENSUS: Mendon Monroe Co. NY 1850;
Hillsdale Hillsdale Co. MI 1860; Saranac Ionia Co. MI 1870, 1880

MARY:
CENSUS: Boston Ionia MI 1900

9.  Jeremiah born 4 Sep 1815 Ovid NY; died 7 October 1881 Quincy MI; married 20 October 1842 at Rochester NY Harriet Ann Williams born 19 Sep 1824 Williams Grove PA; died 16 Jan 1914 Lima NY; daughter of David Williams and Jane Neal. About 1865 Jeremiah abandoned his family and went to Michigan. Harriet is buried Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester NY. Jeremiah is listed in 1880 Michigan census with "wife, Mary and adopted son, Frank Butts".

JEREMIAH:
CENSUS: Mendon Monroe Co. NY 1850; Lima Livingston Co. NY 1860, 1865; Quincy Branch Co. MI 1870, 1880

HARRIET:
CENSUS: Mendon Monroe Co. NY 1850; Lima Livingston Co. NY 1860, 1865, 1870

10.  Mary born 5 May 1820 or 16 Mar 1820 (burial listing); died 5 Jan 1894 Kalamazoo Co. MI; married in Charleston MI October 1845 Ebenezer Greekey Flanders born Dorchester NH 5 December 1806; died in Charleston MI 22 Feb 1877; son of Daniel Flanders and Hannah Greeley. Both are buried in Roof/North Climax Cemetery in Kalamazoo Co. MI.

EBENEZER:
CENSUS: Charleston Kalamazoo MI 1850, 1860, 1870

MARY:
CENSUS: Charleston Kalamazoo MI 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880

11. Elizabeth born ca 1822 Ovid NY; died 3 Feb 1879 Michigan; married David K. Rogers 17 Sep 1840 at Lodi NY; born . April 1817; died 1 December 1881. Both are buried Oak Grove Cemetery Galesburg MI.

DAVID:
CENSUS: Comstock Kalamazoo MI 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880

ELIZABETH:
CENSUS: Comstock Kalamazoo MI 1850, 1860, 1870

FIFTH GENERATION


Children of David Brooks and Catherine Simpson:
Named as nephews in will of Ellis Brooks dated 1886; (*);

1.  (*) Alexander Simpson born 13 Dec 1817; died 1893 Northville, Oakland Co. MI; married 13 Jan 1841 Amanda Leonard born 13 Aug 1817; died ca 1894 Northville MI; daughter of Benjamin Leonard and Elizabeth Wilson. 

CENSUS: Novi Oakland Co. MI 1870

2.  (*) Homer born Sep 1819; died after 1887 residing East Troy, Walworth Co. WI 1 Sep 1887; married ca 1849 Almira Burgit born Apr 1826; daughter Jacob Burgit and Mary Gardner. 

CENSUS: East Troy Walworth Co. WI 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910

3.  (*) Seymour born ca 1822 Ovid NY; died ca 1892; residing East Troy, Walworth Co. WI 1 Sep 1887; married 19 June 1847 Susan F. Bulman born 30 June 1826 Oneida NY; daughter Patrick Bulman and Sarah Vale.

CENSUS: East Troy Walworth Co. WI 1860, 1870, 1880

4.  (*) Josiah F. born Nov 1823; died after 1900; married Louisa C. (unknown) born ca 1827 NY; died before 1900.. 

JOSIAH:
CENSUS: Avon Livingston Co. NY 1860; Campbell Greene Co. MO 1870; Brookline Greene Co. MO 1880; Republic Greene Co. WI 1900

LOUISA:
CENSUS:  Avon Livingston Co. NY 1860; Campbell Greene Co. MO 1870; Brookline Greene Co. MO 1880;

5.  Morgan Lewis born 1825; died before 1887; married 16 Oct 1850 Augusta B. Johnson born 1832; died 15 Apr 1852 Avon NY; daughter of William T. Johnson and Sally Ann Hayt of Romulus Seneca Co. NY.
From Ovid Bee - Lewis Brooks of Avon NY married Augusta Johnson, daughter of William T. Johnson of Romulus NY 16 October 1850.

From Ovid Bee - Died - Augusta B. Brooks, age 20 years, wife of wife of Morgan L. and daughter of William T. Johnson of Romulus NY, in Avon NY April 15, 1852.
6.  Martha S. born 1828; died 1860; married 19 Sep 1848 George D. Cutler born 9 Apr 1822 Sudbury MA; died after 1895 Albion Calhoun Co. MI; son of John Cutler and Elizabeth Fairbanks. 

MARTHA:
CENSUS; Avon Livingston Co. NY 1860

GEORGE:
CENSUS; Avon Livingston Co. NY 1860, 1870

Children of Peter Tunison and Sarah Brooks:
Named in will of Ellis Brooks 7 December 1886 (*)

1.  (*) Lydia Ann born 7 December 1829; died 12 May 1900 Monroe Co. NY; married Talcott M. Brown born 19 Aug 1821; died 4 February 1884 Chili Monroe Co. NY; son of Truman Brown and Harriet Tyler. Both are buried in Grove Place Cemetery, Chili Center, Monroe Co. NY.

CENSUS: Chili Monroe Co. NY 1860, 1870, 1880

2.  (*) Marietta born 18 Jan 1822; died 14 Mar 1888; married Solomon Franklin born 6 Nov 1817; died 19 Aug 1889; son of Daniel Brown and Jerusha Ross. Both buried Chili Presbyterian Cemetery, Chili NY. 

CENSUS: Chili Monroe Co. NY 1860, 1870, 1880

3.  (* Dc'd) James Brooks born 13 Mar 1819 Ovid NY; died 5 Feb 1873 Chili Monroe Co. NY; married 15 December 1847 Harriet Morgan born 23 October 1828; died 1915; daughter of Joseph Morgan and Talitha Delano. Both are buried in Oatka Cemetery, Wheatland NY.

JAMES:
CENSUS: Chili Monroe Co. NY 1860

HARRIET:
CENSUS: Chili Monroe Co. NY 1860, 1880

Children of John Brooks and Sarah Tunison:
Named in probate of Ellis Brooks of 7 December 1886: (*)

1.  (*) James born 1824 Seneca Co. NY; died 23 Aug 1887; married 12 Jan 1851 Mary McCall bp 14 Apr 1833; daughter of Seneca McCall and Sara Rappleye.

CENSUS: Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Co. MI 1860; Grand Rapids Kent Co. MI 1870; Trumansburgh Tompkins Co. NY 1880

2.  (*) Emily born 1825 Seneca Co. NY; died 1881; married 25 Mar 1863 Russell B. Hadley born ca 1813; died 2 December 1888 Ovid NY.

RUSSELL and EMILY:
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880

3.  (*) George B. born Oct 1826; died after 1881; married ca 1847 Catherine (unknown) born Jan 1829.

GEORGE:
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; Glenwood Mills Co. IA 1870; Muscatine Muscatine Co. 1900

CATHERINE:
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860; Glenwood Mills Co. IA 1870; Muscatine Muscatine Co. 1900, 1910

4.  (*) Lydia Ann born 4 July 1828 Ovid NY; died after 1881; married 13 Mar 1850 Abraham Van Ness Van Doren born 13 Apr 1828 Ovid NY; son of Abraham Van Doren and Jane Van Nest. 

ABRAHAM:
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850, 1860

LYDIA:
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850, 1860, 1870; Charleston Tioga Co. PA 1880; Omaha Douglas Co. NB 1900

5.  (*) LeGrange born 15 Jan 1832 Ovid NY; died 1892 New York City NY; married 18 July 1866 Julia May Prosser born 16 Jan 1848 Penn Yan Yates Co. NY; died 25 Mar 1916 Newark NJ. 

LEGRANGE:
CENSUS: Montour Schuyler Co. NY 1870; So. Orange Essex Co. NJ 1880

JULIA:
CENSUS: Montour Schuyler Co. NY 1870; So. Orange Essex Co. NJ 1880; Newark Essex Co. NJ 1900, 1910

6.  (*) Thaddeus W. born 6 Jan 1834; died 7 Jan 1864 LeGrand OR.

CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850

7.  (*) Mary born 2 Feb 1836 NY; died 28 Apr 1902; married 6 Feb 1855 Ralph S. Henry born 29 Apr 1833 NY; died 26 December 1912; son of George Henry and Mary (unknown). Both are buried in Hector Union Cemetery, Schuyler Co. NY.

RALPH:
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850, 1880; Hector Schuyler Co. NY 1860, 1870, 1900; Montour Schuyler Co. NY 1910

MARY:
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850, 1880; Hector Schuyler Co. NY 1860, 1870, 1900

8.  Martha A. born 1839; died 20 Dec 1844.  She is buried with parents in Gospel Lot Cemetery Seneca Co. NY.

9. (*) John B. born 1843; died after 1881; married Marilla (unknown) born ca 1849.

JOHN:
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850, 1860; Chardon Geauga Co. OH 1880

MARILLA:
CENSUS: Chardon Geauga Co. OH 1880

10.  David born 10 Mar 1830 Ovid Seneca Co. NY; died 1915; married 18 October 1854 Rebecca H. Johnson born 30 Mar 1834 Romulus Seneca Co. NY; died 1917; daughter Joseph Johnson and Clarica Hogarth. Both are buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Owosso MI.

CENSUS: Avon Livingston Co. NY 1860; Owosso Shiawassee Co. MI 1880, 1900, 1910
The Past and Present of Shiawassee County, Michigan  - The Michigan Historical Publishing Association, Lansing, Michigan

David E. Brooks first saw the light of day in Ovid township, Seneca county, New York, March 10, 1830. At the age of twenty-two years he embarked on his own business career, resolved to make for himself a place in the world, and, if possible, collect a little money in an honorable way. With this laudable purpose in view it was not strange that his attention should be turned toward California when the gold excitement broke out in that state. So he crossed the isthmus of Panama in going and coming, and was fairly successful. He conducted a general store for one year while there, chiefly handling provisions. After an absence of four years he returned to New York state and there bought fifty-three acres of land, in Romulus township, Seneca county. This farm was mostly improved and he lived on it until 1870, when he sold it and turned his face toward Michigan. He landed in Owosso township, where he bought eighty acres of cleared land, on section 23. This he sold the same year and purchased sixty acres on section 22, upon which he now lives. Fifty acres of this was wild. A small house and barn were on the place. There are only six acres of this now unimproved. The house has been rebuilt and barns and other buildings added. When Mr. Brooks first located in the township it was no uncommon thing to see wild turkeys in his yard, and one night when returning home he encountered a lynx.

October 18, 1854, Mr. Brooks married Rebecca Johnson, who was born in Romulus township, Seneca county, New York, March 30, 1834. In October, 1904, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Mrs. Brooks' father, Joseph Johnson, was born in Romulus township, Seneca county, New York, July 10, 1799, and died at Geneva, that state, October 19, 1881. Mr. Johnson's wife was Clarica Hogarth, who was born in Ovid township, Seneca county, New York, May 17, 1804, and who died January 22, 1883.

Mrs. Brooks was sixth in a family of thirteen, as follows: Minerva, was born March 25, 1822, and lives in Interlaken, New York, married De Witt Vorus and had two children, Electa and Augusta. Bradner was born March 30, 1827 and died July 11, 1868; married Elizabeth Knowles and had one son, Scott. Emily was born August 23, 1828, died March 30, 1869, married John R. Stone, and had six children-Carleton, Laura, Emma, Minnie, Guy and Roy. Demott was born April 15, 1830, and died September 28, 1837. Andrew was born October 18, 1832, went to California when gold was first discovered there and has not been heard from since. Hogarth was born February 11, 1836 and died February 24, 1841. Susan was born February 2, 1838 and lives in Seneca county, New York; married Archibald Banker and had two children, both dead. Carleton was born December 12, 1839, and died October 26, 1841. Cordelia was born March 15, 1841, and lives in Geneva, New York; married John Markell and had two children-Eleanora and Grace. Joseph, Jr., was born June 19, 1842, and died October 19, 1881. James P. was born August 6, 1844, and died April 25, 1845. James J. was born October 3, 1845, and died December 25, 1864.

Mr. Brook's father was born and died on the same farm. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks had eight sons, three of whom are living. Erastus was born September 21, 1856, and died February 2, 1857; Erastus D. was born December 12, 1858, and lives on a farm in Owosso township; he married Susan Cramer, and they have four children - George Le Roy, born January 5, 1891; Harold G., born in May, 1894; Mary E., born in June, 1897; and Ashley T., born October 2,1899. Elmer, born March 21, 1850, died March 19, 1893. He first married Eva Bigelow, who died within the next two weeks; his second wife was Mary Williams, who likewise died in a short time after marriage. Andrew H. was born October 5, 1863, and died December 7, 1899. He married Jennie Bradley and they had four children, Iva Pearl, born March 18, 1887 and three who died at birth. James was born December 25, 1868, and lives in Montana being a farmer. He married Ida Tucker, of that state, and they have four children,Eva B., born in January, 1898; David Leo, born in July, 1894; James E., born in July, 1902, and Rebecca, born in June, 1904. William and Willis, twins, were born August 16, 1870, the former dying in 1870, and the latter in 1873. Leo. D. was born March 18, 1877, is married and lives in Montana.

Mrs. Brooks' father was a Presbyterian and Republican, and Mr. Brooks' father was a Democrat and member of the Dutch Reformed church. The ancestors of Mr. Brooks were Irish on his father's side and German on his mother's side. The ancestors of Mrs. Brooks came from Scotland. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks are members of the Congregational church. He is a Democrat, but is independent in his choice of men for office. He was justice of the peace for one term. Mrs. Brooks' brother James enlisted in the Thirty-fourth New York Infantry and served in the civil war. He died in the hospital at Norfolk, Virginia.
Children of JAMES BROOKS and JANE SEBRING:
Named in will of James dated 13 June 1863; (*);
Named in will of Jane Sebring Brooks; (**)
Named in will of Ellis Brooks 7 December 1886 (***)

1.  John born 1822 NY; died 20 Aug 1824 Ovid NY.  Buried Gospel Lot Cemetery Seneca County NY.

2.  (*) (***dec'd) Emiline born 24 Sep 1824; died 23 Apr 1869; married 11 July 1844 (*) Isaac Runyan born 13 May 1821; died 19 Nov 1873; son of George Runyan and Sarah Brokaw.  Isaac was a teacher.

ISAAC:
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850; Waterloo Seneca Co. NY 1860; Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1870

EMELINE:
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850; Waterloo Seneca Co. NY 1860

+3.  (*) (**) Maria born 22 Jan 1827; died 1884; married in Ovid NY 14 July 1849 (*) John Graves born ca 1820; son of (unknown) and Sarah (unknown).


CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880
From Ovid Bee 14 July 1849:  Married John Graves to Maria Brooks, both of Ovid, by Rev. D. Taylor.
4.  (*) (**) ELIZABETH born July 1829; died 22 Mar 1907 Rotterdam Jct. NY; married 27 Dec 1848 (*) (**) CLAUDIUS COAN COVERT born about 1822; died 8 July 1896; son of Peter Covert and Mariah B. Van Doren. Both are buried Ovid Union Cemetery, Ovid NY.

5.  Minerva born about 1831; died 26 Aug 1836 Ovid NY.  Buried Gospel Lot Cemetery Seneca County NY.

+6.  (*) John S. born about 1834; died 20 Oct 1877; married Matilda Drake born June 1834 NY; died 16 Jan 1925; daughter of Elisha Drake and Rhoda Smalley. Both are buried Lake View Cemetery, Interlaken NY.

JOHN:
CENSUS: Seneca Co. NY 1850; Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860; Lodi Seneca Co. NY 1870

MATILDA:
CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860; Lodi Seneca Co. NY 1870; Covert Seneca Co. NY 1880; Cayuga Auburn NY 1900, 1910, 1920

From Auburn NY newspaper 17 January 1925
Mrs. Matilda Brooks, 91 years old, died last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah B. Seymour, 7 McMaster Street. She had been ill for a long time. She was a life member of the Interlaken N. Y. Baptist Church. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Sarah B. Seymour, Miss Mary E. Brooks of Auburn; Mrs. A. W. Harris of Lisbon, O.; a son, Arthur H. Brooks of Romulus; nine grandchildren, three of whom live in Auburn. They are H. Randolph Seymour, Francis H. Seymour and Mrs. C. B. Osterhout. Funeral will be held tomorrow with services at the Interlaken Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Interlaken.
+7.  (*) (**) George Harris born 12 Sep 1836; died 9 May 1908; married 10 Jan 1861 (1) Elizabeth H. Swick born 1843; died 1861; married ca 1866 (2) Mary Watters born ca 1846; died 1891. George and Mary are buried Canandaigua Cemetery Lenawee County MI.

GEORGE:
CENSUS: Medina Lenawee Co. MI 1870, 1880, 1900

MARY:
CENSUS: Medina Lenawee Co. MI 1870, 1880

+8.  (*) James Monroe born about 1839; died 16 Aug 1864 City Point Hospital in VA while serving in the Civil War; married Mary Ellen Adeline Sayre born 11 Sep 1840; died 12 Feb 1922; daughter of Coe Sayre and Lucy Worden.  Mary Ellen married (2) George McConnelly born ca 1841 NY; died before 1910.  James is buried in the First Baptist Cemetery, Romulus NY. 

JAMES M.
CENSUS: Seneca Co. NY 1850; Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860

MARY:
Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860; Seneca Falls Seneca Co. NY 1870; Bay City Bay Co. MI 1880; Flint Genesee Co. MI 1910, 1920

GEORGE:
CENSUS:
Seneca Falls Seneca Co. NY 1870; Bay City Bay Co. MI 1880

+9.  (*) (**) Minerva J. born 4 Sep 1841; died 8 Aug 1927; married (1) at Romulus NY 20 Mar 1861 (*) Robert Simpson; son of John Simpson and Susan (unknown); married (2) 7 Feb 1866 (**) Daniel C. Denniston born June 1837; son of George W. Denniston and Susan (unknown). Minerva buried 1st Baptist Cemetery at Kendaia, Seneca Co. NY.

MINERVA:
CENSUS: Seneca Co. NY 1850; Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910

DANIEL:
CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910

Children of John Wood and Mary Brooks:
Named in will of Ellis Brooks 7 December 1886 (*)

1.  (*) Emily W.; born 24 Jan 1824; died 18 Apr 1898; married 1 October 1844  (1) Charles B. Howell born 1821 NY; died August 4 1860; married 1876 as his 2nd wife Dr. Joseph Hurd Nichols born 18 December 1818 Jefferson Twp. NJ; died 26 October 1888. Both are buried in Lafayette Cemetery Stark Co. IL.

EMILY:
CENSUS: Chili Monroe Co. NY 1860; Goshen Stark Co. IL 1870; Lafayette Stark Co. IL 1880
OBITUARY:
From Stark County News 29 April 1898
Emily Wood was born in Chili, Monroe county, N.Y., January 24, 1824, and died at LaFayette, Illinois, April 18, 1898. She was married to Charles B. Howell, Oct. 1, 1844. To them were born six children, four of whom survive her. Her husband died August 4, 1860. In 1876, she was again married, to Dr. J. H. Nichols, of LaFayette; he departed this life October 26, 1888. She united with the Presbyterian church in Chili when a young lady, remained a member of that church until 1866, when she removed from New York to Galva, Illinois, and united with the Congregational church. In 1867 she removed to LaFayette, and again united with the Congregational church, in which she held a membership until they disbanded. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. A. Francis, of the Toulon Congregational church, at 2 o'clock Tuesday, April 19, and the remains were laid to rest in our cemetery.
CHARLES:
CENSUS: Chili Monroe Co. NY 1860

JOSEPH:
CENSUS: Goshen Stark Co. IL 1860, 1870; Lafayette Stark Co. IL 1880;
OBITUARY:
From Stark County News 1 November 1888:
Died, at Iliff, Colorado, Oct. 26th, Dr. J. H. Nichols of LaFayette, Ill. The deceased was born in New Jersey, Dec. 18th, 1818. When a boy, he entered commercial life in Sparta, New York. In 1839, he removed to Connersville, Indiana, and came to this place in 1840, and took a course in Tolsbury College. He next taught school in Rising Sun, West Tennessee, and studied under Dr. Lamb until he entered the Ohio Medical College in 1843. In the winter of 1844-5, he graduated from this institution, and in the spring of 1850, located at LaFayette, Ill. He was married at Connersville, Indiana, in 1848, to Miss Louisa Woodcock, who died in 1874. Their children are Luella Butler, wife of G. H. Butler, and Albert H. Nichols. In 1878, he married Mrs. Emily Howell, of LaFayette, Ill., who still survives him, and together with the two children above named, and one sister, Mrs. J. Martin, mourns his loss. He was buried by the Masonic Lodge, on Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 1888. The bereaved relatives and friends have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood.
2.  (*) Jane W.; born ca 1827; died 16 Mar 1893; married ca 1847 John Litle; born ca 1818; died 5 May 1875; son of John Litle and Sarah Smith. Both are buried in Buckbee Cemetery, Chili, Monroe Co. NY.

JOHN:
CENSUS: Chili Monroe Co. NY 1860, 1870

JANE:
CENSUS: Chili Monroe Co. NY 1860, 1870, 1880

3.  (*dec'd) George D. born ca 1828; deceased before 1887. Left two children, William born ca 1849 and Eunice Wood born ca 1853; in 1886 these children are in Elliott, Ford Co. Illinois.

CENSUS: Chili Monroe Co. 1860

4. (*) Eleanor born ca 1836; died before 1909.

CENSUS: Chili Monroe Co. 1860

5. Lewis H. born ca 1838; died 1867; burial Chili Presbyterian Cemetery.

CENSUS: Chili Monroe Co. 1860

6.  (*) John born ca 1839; residing Argentine, Genesee Co. MI 1886.

CENSUS: Chili Monroe Co. 1860

7.  (*) Hudson S. born 17 Feb 1843; died 9 Jan 1910 ; married 16 Sep 1875 Caroline Goodwin born 12 July 1856; died after 1909; daughter of Phineas Smith Goodwin and Angelina Adelia Gage. Hudson is buried in Pavilion Cemetery, Pavilion NY.

HUDSON:
CENSUS: Chili Monroe Co. 1860, 1880; Pavilion Genesee Co. NY 1900
OBITUARY: From Wyoming Reporter 12 Jan 1910
Hudson S. Wood died at his home, one-half mile east of this village, at 11:30 on Saturday evening, the cause of death being Bright's disease with complications. Mr. Wood was born in Chili, Monroe county, February 17, 1843. He was united in marriage with Miss Caroline Goodwin of Clifton on September 16, 1875, and they lived on a farm in Chili until ten years ago, when they purchased the Richmond Crofoot farm. Mr. and Mrs. Wood were prominent members of the Chili Grange, and after coming here, they joined the Pavilion Grange. Mr. Wood had held the office of worthy master in both organizations. Twenty-five years ago he joined the Presbyterian church at Chili, and after taking up residence in this township, he united with the Pavilion Baptist church. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. H. W. Plucker; one grandson, Edward Plucker,of Pavilion; one sister, Mrs. Mary Stottle of Rochester; and two brothers, Wallace J. Wood of Elliott, Ill., and John Wood of Michigan. Funeral services were held from his late residence at 2:30 o'clock on Tuesday, Rev. B. Edward Williams of the Baptist church officiating.
CAROLINE:
CENSUS: Hartland Niagara Co. 1860; Chili Monroe Co. 1870, 1880; Pavilion Genesee Co. NY 1900, 1910

8.  (*) Wallace J. born ca 1848; residing 1887 in Elliott Ford Co. IL; died after 1909; married ca 1871 Hattie (unknown) born ca 1851 NY.

WALLACE:
CENSUS: Chili Monroe Co. 1860; Dix Twp. Ford Co. IL 1910

HATTIE:
CENSUS: Dix Twp. Ford Co. IL 1910

9.  (*) Ellis born ca 1831; residing 1887 Van Orin Bureau Co. Ill; died before 1909; married Amanda (unknown) born ca 1839 IL.

ELLIS and AMANDA:
CENSUS: Lamoille Twp. Bureau Co. IL 1860, 1880

10.  (*) Mary born 8 Apr 1841; died 25 Apr 1917; married Noah Stottle, born 1 Aug 1842 Chili NY; died 29 Nov 1905; son of Kinsey Stottle and Falinda Sarah Tyler. Both are buried Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY.

MARY:
CENSUS: Chili Monroe Co. NY 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900; Rochester Monroe Co. NY 1910

NOAH:
CENSUS: Chili Monroe Co. NY 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900

Children of Daniel Brooks and Eliza Harris:
Named in will of Ellis Brooks 7 December 1886 (*)

1.  (*) John born Aug 1836 NY; married 14 May 1867 Electa M Burnett born ca 1842; daughter of Albert Burnett and (unknown). John enlisted in Co. D 1st Michigan Cavalry and was discharged at end of 14 months because of wounds received in battle.

JOHN:
CENSUS: Owasso Shiawassee Co. MI 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910

ELECTA:
CENSUS: Owasso Shiawassee Co. MI 1870; 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920

2.  (*) Julia E. born 13 May 1829 NY; married 25 Mar 1857 David Palmer born 14 July 1823 Genesee Co. NY; son of Joseph Palmer and Hephzibah Warren.

JOHN AND ELECTA:
CENSUS: Genesee Grand Blanc Co. MI 1860, 1870, 1880

3.  (*) Ann. May be Ann Hathaway mentioned in Ellis Brooks probate of estate. There is an Ann Hathaway listed as employed as clerk at Willard State Hospital, Ovid NY in 1880 census; listed as single.

4.  (*) Mary Ellen born 12 June 1834 NY Ovid Seneca Co. NY; married 13 June 1866 John Conger Boughton born 11 Nov 1836 Novi Oakland Co. MI; died 14 May 1894; son of Darius G. Boughton and Catherine Ann Conger..

MARY ELLEN:
CENSUS: Owasso Shiawassee Co. MI 1860; Traverse Grand Traverse Co. MI 1870, 1880

JOHN:
CENSUS: Traverse Grand Traverse Co. MI 1870, 1880

5.  (*) George H. born ca 1839 NY; probably married Isabelle Collier born June 18x3 MI.; daughter of Rufus Collier and Roseana (unknown).  

GEORGE:
CENSUS; Owasso Shiawassee Co. MI 1860; Bangor Bay Co. MI 1870; Bay City Bay Co. MI 1880;

ISABELLE:
CENSUS: Owosso Shiawassee Co. MI 1860; Bangor Bay Co. MI 1870; Bay City Bay Co. MI 1880; Detroit Wayne Co. MI 1900;

6.  (*) Helen A. born ca 1839.

CENSUS: Owasso Shiawassee Co. MI 1860, 1870

7.  James born ca 1841 NY.

CENSUS; Owasso Shiawassee Co. MI 1860

8.  Augusta born ca 1848 NY.

CENSUS; Owasso Shiawassee Co. MI 1860, 1880

Children of Elizabeth Brooks and Gideon Smith:
Named in will of Ellis Brooks 7 December 1886 (*)

1.  (* dec'd) Mary S.; deceased in 1887; married (unknown) Law.

2.  (*) Harriet S. born 17 Dec 1821 Ovid Seneca Co. NY; died 24 Mar 1889 Northville MI; married 20 Aug 1840 at Southfield Oakland Co. MI Orson Ingersoll born 24 Oct 1816 Victor Ontario Co. NY; died 20 October 1878 Walled Lake Oakland Co. MI; son of Thomas Ingersoll and Roxy Root. Orson is buried in East Farmington Cemetery, Farmington MI.

ORSON:
CENSUS: West Bloomfield Oakland Co. MI;

HARRIET:
CENSUS: West Bloomfield Oakland Co. MI; Walled Lake Oakland Co. MI 1880

SIXTH GENERATION:

Children of John Graves and Maria Brooks:

1.  James born ca 1851.

CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860, 1870, 1880

2.  Cora born ca 1856.

CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1860, 1870

Children of John S. Brooks and Matilda Drake:

1.  Julia/Minnie born 5 Nov 1856; died after 1924; married ca 1875 Abram Wyckoff Harris born 26 Nov 1853 Lodi NY; son of Nelson Harris and Lettice M. Wyckoff.

JULIA:
CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860; Lodi Seneca Co. NY 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920

ABRAM:
CENSUS: Lodi Seneca Co. NY 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920

2.  Arthur born 5 Nov 1858; died 1955; married 28 Jan 1880 Helen E. Miller born Nov 1856.

ARTHUR:
CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860; Lodi Seneca Co. NY 1870; Covert Seneca Co. NY 1880; Varick Seneca Co. NY 1900, 1910, 1920

HELEN
CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1860, 1870; Covert Seneca Co. NY 1880; Varick Seneca Co. NY 1900, 1910, 1920

FROM Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 31 Jan 1930
Waterloo, Jan. 30 - Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Brooks of Romulus were surprised Wednesday evening at their home by 55 friends on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. Among the guests present were three who were present at the wedding ceremony at Hayts Corner on Jan. 28, 1880. A piece of wedding cake which was cut on that occasion was preserved by Mrs. Brooks and occupied a place of honor at her table last night. The three children of the couple who arranged the party were Mrs. Mary A. Beaver, Mrs. David Treadwell and John Brooks, all of Romulus.
3.  Sarah born 13 Jan 1864 died after 1924; married ca 1883 Harry Holt Seymour born Dec 1861; died before 1921.

SARAH:
CENSUS: Lodi Seneca Co. NY 1870; Covert Seneca Co. NY 1880; Auburn Cayuga Co. 1900, 1910, 1920

HARRY:
CENSUS: Auburn Cayuga Co. 1900, 1910

4.  Mary Elizabeth born 8 May 1870; died after 1924.

CENSUS: Lodi Seneca Co. NY 1870; Covert Seneca Co. NY 1880; Auburn Cayuga Co. 1900, 1920

Children of George Harris Brooks and Mary Watters:

1.  Elizabeth born Mar 1867 Medina Lenawee Co. MI; died 1946 Seneca Lenawee Co. MI; marrried widower of sister, Nettie Edith,  Earnest Wilbur Hill born 18 Sep 1876; died 30 Jan 1939. Both are buried Canandaigua Cemetery Lenawee Co. MI.

ELIZABETH:
CENSUS: Medina Lenawee Co. MI 1870, 1880, 1900; Seneca Twp. Lenawee Co. MI 1910, 1920

EARNEST:
CENSUS: Lenawee Co. MI 1920

2.  Jennie born 7 Dec 1869 Joliet Will Co. IL; died 26 Feb1952 Morenci Lenawee Co. MI; married 8 Oct 1890 Bert B. Garrison born 17 Oct 1867 Hudson Lenawee Co. MI; died 17 July 1958 Canandaigua MI; adopted son of Mathew Garrison and Paulina (unknown). Both are buried Canandaigua Cemetery Lenawee Co. MI.

JENNIE:
CENSUS: Medina Lenawee Co. MI 1870, 1880; Hudson Lenawee Co. MI 1900; Medina Lenawee Co. MI 1920

BERT:
CENSUS: Dover Lenawee Co. MI 1880; Hudson Lenawee Co. MI 1900; Medina Lenawee Co. MI 1920

3.  Nettie Edith born Apr 1878; died 1918; married Earnest Wilbur Hill, the widower of her sister, Elizabeth.
Both are buried Canandaigua Cemetery Lenawee Co. MI

NETTIE EDITH:
CENSUS: Medina Lenawee Co. MI  1880, 1900; Seneca Twp. Lenawee Co. MI 1910

EARNEST:
CENSUS: Seneca Twp. Lenawee Co. MI 1910

Children of James Monroe Brooks and Mary Ellen Adeline Sayre:

1.  Willis born July 1860; married ca 1896 Flora (unknown) born Feb 1859 NY.

WILLIS:
CENSUS: Seneca Falls Seneca Co. NY 1870; Bay City Bay Co. MI 1880; 1900; Saginaw Saginaw Co. MI 1900, 1910, 1920

FLORA:
CENSUS: Bay City Bay Co. MI 1900; Saginaw Saginaw Co. MI 1900, 1910, 1920

Children of Robert Simpson and Minerva J. Brooks:

1.  Edgar S. born July 1862; died after 1955; married at Ovid NY 15 Nov 1891 Nellie J. Sebring born June 1868 Romulus NY; probably daughter of Stephen Sebring and Mary Jane (unknown). Resided Potowaski MI in Nov 1947; Pontiac MI in 1955.

EDGAR:
CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1870,1880, 1900, 1910, 1920

NELLIE:
CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co NY 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920

Children of Daniel C. Denniston and Minerva J. Brooks:

2.  John born Nov 1866; died 16 Nov 1947; married ca 1888 Mary Elizabeth Heady born Sep 1867 NY; died 27 August 1930 Auburn NY. Both are buried in Union Cemetery, Ovid NY.
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JOHN:
CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1870, 1880; Ovid Seneca Co. 1900, 1910; Auburn Cayuga Co. NY 1920

From Citizen Advertiser, Auburn NY, Monday, 17 November 1947
John Dennison, 80, of 38 East Genesee, died at a local nursing home Sunday morning, after an illness of several weeks. He was born in Romulus, but had lived in the city for the past 31 years. He was in the employ of the Bowen Products Corporation for many years before retiring several years ago. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. LeGrand BarBell; Mrs. Oliver Tyler and Mrs. Francis Nash, all of this city; two sons, Howard J. Dennison of Rochester, and Carl Dennison of this city; six grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Harry Williams and Mrs. Susan Graves of Ovid; Mrs. George Everett of Rochester, and Mrs. Carrie O'Connor of St. Petersburg, Fla; one half-brother, Edward Simpson of Potowaski, Mich., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home of E. A. Heieck & Son Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Robert Stansfield, pastor of the Second Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the family plot in Union Cemetery, Ovid.
MARY:
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. 1900, 1910; Auburn Cayuga Co. NY 1920

From Auburn Citizen 27 August 1930
Funeral services for Mrs. John Denniston, 63, who died Sunday morning after a two months illness, were held from her home, 11 John street. Rev. William Chamberlain, pastor of Trinity Church, and Rev. Ralph Hinney of Ovid officiated. Burial was made in Ovid Union Cemetery. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Eva Coogan, Mrs. Dudley Cronkright and Mrs. John Grace, all of Auburn; four sons, Howard Denniston of Rochester and Daniel, Carl and Gordon Denniston of Auburn.
3.  Jane B. born ca 1869; died ca 1945.

CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1870, 1880

4.  Susan B. born 18 Feb 1872 NY; died after 17 Nov 1947; married 22 Oct 1889 Stephen G. Doremus born 17 Feb 1861; died ca 1904; son of Garret Doremus and Hannah Horton Cone; married (2) ca 1907 Charles Graves born Oct 1867 NY. Susan resided Ovid NY Nov 1947.

SUSAN:
CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1880; Varick Seneca Co. NY 1900; Rochester Monroe Co. NY 1910, 1920

CHARLES:
CENSUS: Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1880; Covert Seneca Co. NY 1900; Rochester Monroe Co. NY 1910, 1920

STEPHEN: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1870, 1880; Varick Seneca Co. NY 1900

5.  Carrie born ca 1875; died 3 March 1967; married David C. O'Connor born ca 1860; died 13 Feb 1955. Both are buried Lake View Cemetery, Interlaken NY.

CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1880
OBITUARY: From Geneva Times 4 March 1967
Interlaken - Mrs. Carrie D. O'Connor, 92, widow of David C. O'Connor, died Friday at her home following a long illness. Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hurlbut Funeral Home in Interlaken. The Rev. Edward M. Miller of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Interlaken. Born in the town of Romulus, Mrs. O'Connor lived her entire life in Seneca County. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Interlaken. Mrs. O'Connor is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Updike and Mrs. Ethel Krane, both of Interlaken; six grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
6.  Grace born ca 1877; died 29 Dec 1955 Ovid NY; married Harry Williams born Dec 1871 England; died June 18 1956 Ovid NY. Both are buried in Ovid Union Cemetery. 

GRACE:
CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1880, 1900, 1910; Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1920
OBITUARY: From Geneva Daily Times 30 December 1955
Ovid, N. Y. - Mrs. Grace D. Williams, 78, wife of Harry J. Williams, president of the First National Bank of Ovid,died at her home on N. Main St. Thursday after a long illness. She was born in the Town of Romulus, the daughter of Daniel Dennison and Minerva Brooks Dennison and had lived in Ovid area for 38 years. Funeral services will be conducted from the Coryell Funeral Home at Ovid at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Allen L. Barrett of the Ovid Federated Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. Survivors, besides her husband, are two daughters, Mrs. H. Gay Excell, Ovid; and Mrs. Alfred Trafelet of Willard; a sister, Mrs. Carrie O'Connor, Interlaken; a brother, Edgar Simpson of Pontiac, Mich.; four grandchildren and five-greatgrandchildren.
HARRY:
CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1900, 1910; Ovid Seneca Co. NY 1920
OBITUARY: From Geneva Daily Times 19 June 1956
Ovid, N. Y. - Harry J. Williams, 84, of N. Main St., president of the First National Bank of Ovid, and president of the Ovid Central School Board of Education, died Monday at the Between the Lakes Nursing Home in Interlaken, where he was taken last Thursday. He had been ill for several months. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday from the Coryell Funeral Home in Ovid. Interment will be at Union Cemetery. Mr. Williams was born in England and came to this country when a small boy. He operated a fruit farm in Kendaia, Seneca County, until 1917 when he moved to Ovid and became manager of the Ovid Telephone Company. He was also lineman and acted as secretary and treasurer for the company until it was purchased by the present Trumansburg Telephone Company in 1944. He was a member of Kendaia Baptist Church where held office as deacon and trustee. He was also president and superintendent of Kendaia Baptist Cemetery Association until the Seneca Ordnance Depot, Romulus, purchased the church property. Mr. Williams is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Trafelet, and Mrs. Henry Excell, both of Ovid; a sister, Miss Sara Williams of Geneva; two brothers, Frank S. Williams of Romulus and Albert Williams of Phillipsburg, N. J.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
7.  Georgianna born ca 1879; died ca 1952; probably married George Everett who died before 1910.

GEORGIANNA:
CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1880, 1910; Rochester Monroe Co. 1920

8.  Katie born ca 1881; died 1882.

9.  Charles H. born May 1883; died 1 Jan 1932 married at Ovid NY 2 June 1909 Pearl Edythe Howland born ca 1883 Fairhaven NY; died 14 Oct 1960 Ovid NY daughter of John and Edith A. Howland. Both are buried in Ovid Union Cemetery, Ovid NY.

CHARLES:
CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1900, 1910, 1920

PEARL:
CENSUS: Romulus Seneca Co. NY 1910, 1920
OBITUARY: From Geneva Daily Times 15 October 1960
Ovid, N. Y. - Final rites for Mrs. Pearl Denniston, retired pensioner of Willard State Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the John D. Covert Funeral Home, Ovid. The Rev. Richmond Hutchings, priest in charge of Christ Episcopal Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Ovid. Mrs. Denniston died last night in Elliott Hall, Willard, after a long illness. She was born at Fairhaven, the daughter of John and Edith Howland, and was the widow of Charles Denniston. She had lived most of her life in Hayts Corners and Ovid. She retired in 1833 from Willard State Hospital. Survivors are several nieces and nephews.




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