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Rev. Edward Brooks

Male 1733 - 1781  (47 years)


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  • Name Rev. Edward Brooks  [1, 2
    Born 31 Oct 1733  Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 4 Nov 1733  [5
    Died 6 May 1781  Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I15962  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2018 

    Father Samuel Brooks,   b. 3 Sep 1700, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1768, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Mary Boutwell,   b. 23 May 1698, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1772, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 25 Mar 1725  Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Family ID F11511  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abigail Brown,   b. 1732, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1800, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married Sep 1764  [9
    Children 
    +1. Mary Brooks,   b. 27 Jan 1769,   d. 30 Jan 1842, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F9986  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1537] Edward Gray, "William Gray of Lynn, Massachusetts and Some of His Descendants." Essex Institute Historical Collections 52:113, 1916.

    2. [S1582] John Wingate Thornton, "The Cotton Family." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 1:164, April 1847.

    3. [S1577] "Out Here at the Front": The World War I Letters of Nora Saltonstall, ed. Judith S. Graham. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004., year only.

    4. [S1670] Find a Grave page for the Rev. Edward Brooks.

    5. [S1576] Register of Families Settled at the Town of Medford, Mass., by William Henry Whitmore. Boston: John Wiley & Son, 1855.

    6. [S1585] Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall, by Leverett Saltonstall. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1897., date only.

    7. [S1797] Vital Records of Medford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1907.

    8. [S1798] Find a Grave page for Mary Boutwell Brooks.

    9. [S1585] Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall, by Leverett Saltonstall. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1897.