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Mary Brooks

Female 1769 - 1842  (73 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Mary Brooks was born 27 Jan 1769 (daughter of Rev. Edward Brooks and Abigail Brown); died 30 Jan 1842, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Mary married Samuel Gray 25 Apr 1799. Samuel (son of Abraham Gray and Lydia Calley) was born 2 Aug 1760; died 21 Jan 1816, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Henrietta Gray was born 1 Oct 1811; died 3 Apr 1891, Brookline, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Rev. Edward Brooks was born 31 Oct 1733, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Samuel Brooks and Mary Boutwell); died 6 May 1781, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried , Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 4 Nov 1733

    Notes:

    Graduated from Harvard College in 1757. "Edward was ordained minister of the church at North Yarmouth, Maine, but his liberal religious views led to his dismissal, and he returned to Medford. During the Revolution he fought at Concord and was taken prisoner by the British while serving as chaplain on the frigate Hancock.. ["Out Here at the Front", citation details below.]

    Rev. married Abigail Brown Sep 1764. Abigail (daughter of Rev. John Brown and Joanna Cotton) was born 1732, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died 28 Nov 1800, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried , Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Abigail Brown was born 1732, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts (daughter of Rev. John Brown and Joanna Cotton); died 28 Nov 1800, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried , Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    John Wingate Thornton calls her merely "a dau." of "Rev. J. Brown, of Haverhill" and his wife Joanna Cotton, but he is specific that she was the wife of "Rev. Edw. Brooks of North Yarmouth, Me."

    Children:
    1. 1. Mary Brooks was born 27 Jan 1769; died 30 Jan 1842, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Samuel Brooks was born 3 Sep 1700, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Samuel Brooks and Sarah Boylston); died 5 Jul 1768, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "His will proves him to have been one of the few slaveholders in the town" (of Medford, Massachusetts). [Register of Families Settled at the Town of Medford, Mass., citation details below.]

    Samuel married Mary Boutwell 25 Mar 1725, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Thomas Boutwell and Abigail) was born 23 May 1698, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 25 May 1772, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Mary Boutwell was born 23 May 1698, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of Thomas Boutwell and Abigail); died 25 May 1772, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 2. Rev. Edward Brooks was born 31 Oct 1733, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 6 May 1781, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried , Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Rev. John Brown was born 1 Nov 1696, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Ichabod Brown and Martha Woodbury); died 2 Dec 1742, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Rev. married Joanna Cotton 1719, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Joanna (daughter of Rev. Rowland Cotton and Elizabeth Saltonstall) died 1772. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Joanna Cotton (daughter of Rev. Rowland Cotton and Elizabeth Saltonstall); died 1772.
    Children:
    1. 3. Abigail Brown was born 1732, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died 28 Nov 1800, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried , Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Samuel Brooks was born 1 Sep 1672, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Caleb Brooks); died 3 Jul 1733, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1 Sep 1672, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    A son of his father's second marriage; his mother may have been named Hannah or Anna.

    Samuel married Sarah Boylston. Sarah (daughter of Dr. Thomas Boylston and Mary Gardner) died 16 Oct 1736, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Sarah Boylston (daughter of Dr. Thomas Boylston and Mary Gardner); died 16 Oct 1736, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 4. Samuel Brooks was born 3 Sep 1700, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 5 Jul 1768, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Thomas Boutwell was born 28 Mar 1669, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Lt. James Boutwell and Rebecca Kendall); died 20 Dec 1737, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Thomas married Abigail 11 Nov 1691. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Abigail
    Children:
    1. 5. Mary Boutwell was born 23 May 1698, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 25 May 1772, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  Ichabod Brown was born 5 Sep 1666, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Thomas Brown and Martha Eaton); died 1728, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Ichabod married Martha Woodbury 31 Mar 1693. Martha (daughter of Peter Woodbury and Sarah Dodge) was born Bef 29 May 1677, Beverly, Massachusetts; died 1 Sep 1708, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Martha Woodbury was born Bef 29 May 1677, Beverly, Massachusetts (daughter of Peter Woodbury and Sarah Dodge); died 1 Sep 1708, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 29 May 1677, Beverly, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. 6. Rev. John Brown was born 1 Nov 1696, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 2 Dec 1742, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  Rev. Rowland Cotton was born 27 Dec 1667 (son of Rev. John Cotton and Joanna Rossiter); died 22 Mar 1722.

    Rev. married Elizabeth Saltonstall 1690. Elizabeth (daughter of Nathaniel Saltonstall and Elizabeth Ward) was born 17 Sep 1668; died 8 Jul 1726, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Elizabeth Saltonstall was born 17 Sep 1668 (daughter of Nathaniel Saltonstall and Elizabeth Ward); died 8 Jul 1726, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 7. Joanna Cotton died 1772.