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BROOKS, David

Male Abt 1812 - 1882  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name BROOKS, David 
    Born Abt 1812  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • place according to census records, date according to cemetery reading and source listed regarding father’s death and guardianship records.
    Gender Male 
    Census Albany City Directory 1838-1839:
    David BROOKS coppersmith, boards 14 Pine
    John BROOKS tobacconist, boards 14 Pine

    1840 Albany, Albany County, New York census details:
    Ward 2, page 262-263
    Diana Little Males: 2[-5] John jr., Charles, 2[20-30] John sr., David
    Females: 1[20-30] Almyra, 1[30-40] Jane??, 1[50-60] Diana


    Albany, Albany County, New York 1850 census details:
    page 91, 9th ward, lines 30-36, 22 Aug, family 000, dwelling 000
    David Brooks age 40, male, Tin Smith, born New York
    Margaret Brooks age 25, female, born New York
    Sarrah Brooks age 5, female, born New York
    Eliza Brooks age 3, female, born New York
    Julia Brooks age 1, female, born New York
    Benjimen Holener age 23, male, tin smith, born New York
    Sharlote Roobins/Boobins age 13, female, born England

    Albany County, New York, 1855 State Census:
    Western election district of 4th ward, dwelling 74, Jun 9, 1855; lines 26-32, page unknown, frame house, value $800
    David Brooks, 44, male, born Albany, 1st marriage, 44 years in residence, coppersmith
    Margaret Brooks, 20, female, wife, born Albany Co., 1st marriage, 16 years resident <— age should be 30
    Sara E., 9, female, daughter
    Eliza Jane, 7, female, daughter
    Andrew Mc, 4, male, son
    Benjamin, 10/12, male, son
    Elizabeth A. Tompkins 21, female, boarder, born Albany, 7 years in residence, seamstress
    [FHL film #521922]

    Otsego County, New York, 1860 census details:
    p174, Cherry Valley, 12 Aug, lines 1-6, family1311, dwelling 1321
    David Brooks age 49, male, tinsmith, value of personal estate 100, born in New York
    Margaret Brooks age 35, female, housekeeper, born in New York
    Sarah A. Brooks age 14, female, born in New York
    Eliza J. Brooks age 12, female, born in New York, attended school within the year
    Andrew Brooks age 9, male, born in New York, attended school within the year
    Benhamin age 6, male, born in New York

    Otsego County, New York, 1865 state census - 3 digital shots:
    p. 13 Cherry Valley #72, framed house worth $1000, family #86 (living with Wilkins, Charles a blacksmith)
    David age 52 born in Albany married once, tinner, voter
    Margret age 39 born in Albany had 10 children, married once
    Sarah age 19 born in Albany
    Jennie age 17 born in Albany
    Andrew age 13 born in Albany
    Benjamin age 9 born in Albany
    Charles age 3 born in Otsego
    [Census, Otsego Co. - B-M 1865 FHL US/CAN Film 869025]

    Otsego County, New York, 1870 census details:
    p42, Cherry Valley, Aug 9, lines 33-38, family 349, dwelling 345
    Brooks, David age 55, male, white, works in tin shop, value of real estate 1000, value of personal estate 200, born in New York, male citizen of 21 years of upwards
    Brooks, Margaret 43, female, white, keeping house, born in New York
    Brooks, Sarah age 24, female, white, born in New York
    Brooks, Andrew age 18, male, white, works in tin shop, born in New York
    Brooks, Benjamin age 16, male, white, born in New York
    Brooks, Charles age 8, male, white, at school, born in New York

    Otsego County, New York, 1875 state census - 2 digital shots:
    p.51 Cherry Valley #458, framed house #489, $500
    David age 62 born in Albany, married, tinsmith
    Margaret age 49 born in Albany, married
    Andrew age 25 born in Albany, single, tinsmith
    Benjamin age 20 born in Albany, single, laborer
    Charles age 13 born in Otsego, ------
    [Census, Otsego Co. - B-O 1875 FHL US/CAN Film 869027]

    Otsego County, New York, 1880 census details:
    p6B, SD 5, ED 95, Cherry Valley, 5 Jun, lines 5-7, family 55, dwelling 66
    Brooks, David white, male, age 69, married, tin smith, born in New York, father born in New York, mother born in England
    Brooks, Margaret white, female, age 54, wife, married, keeping house, born in New York, parents born in New York
    Brooks, Charles white, male, age 18, son, single, school teacher, born in New York, parents born in New York
    [living right next door to Samuel Millson, blacksmith, same family as in 1870 census]  [2
    Census 1865  Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1875  Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 5 Oct 1882  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • according to cemetery reading in Cherry Valley, New York. This date is incorrect as he committed suicide and it was reported in the Oct 1 issue as having occurred earlier, probably in September.
    Person ID I1413  Shepard and John Tree
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2017 

    Father BROOKS, John,   b. 1781, Albany, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1815, Black Rock, Buffalo County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Mother SMITH, Diana/Dinah,   b. Abt 1787, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1872, Albany, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1807  Albany, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Notes 
    • I have examined the register of the Presbyterian Church in this city & find the name of John Brooks entered there, as having been married to Diana Smithy, by the Rev. John B. Rom??n then Pastor of said church, on the fourth day of October, & in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred & seven.

      [signed] William Neill, present Pastor of the above named church. [5]
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HALLENBAKE, Margaret,   b. Abt 1825, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1891  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married Abt 1847 
    Notes 
    • On the 23 inst., in Schenectady, by the Rev. Mr. Remington, Mr. David Brooks, to Miss Margaret Hallenbake, all of this city. [Unknown paper, unknown date; image marriage_brooks_david.tiff - still trying to find source of image of newspaper clipping.]
    Children 
     1. BROOKS, Sarah E.,   b. Dec 1847, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922  (Age ~ 74 years)
     2. BROOKS, Eliza Jane (Jennie),   b. Abt 1848, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1931, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
     3. BROOKS, Julia,   b. Abt 1849, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1855, Albany, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 5 years)
     4. BROOKS, Andrew,   b. Abt 1851, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1938, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
     5. BROOKS, Benjamin Franklyn,   b. Abt 1854, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1932, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     6. BROOKS, Charles W.,   b. Abt 1862, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1911, Hudson, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F1113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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