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Henry Sands Brooks
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1772
Death: Dec. 21, 1833

Clothier, founder of Brooks Brothers. The company began in 1818, when Henry Sands Brooks bought a building and set up shop at Cherry and Catherine Streets in downtown New York City. His son Henry continued the business and eventually brought in his younger brother Daniel H. The company then became known as H. and D.H. Brooks. When the younger Henry died in 1850, Daniel brought in 3 other brothers: John, Elisha, and Edward, and the name became Brooks Brothers. Customers of the 4 surviving brothers included Civil War Generals Hooker, Sherman, and Sheridan, and Presidents Lincoln, Grant, and Theodore Roosevelt. The company stayed in the family until 1946. Although the 5 sons of Henry, the "Brooks Brothers," rest in Green-Wood Cemetery as does his wife, the founder himself lies with his ancestors in Sands Point Cemetery.

The inscription on his stone, according to a source at the Port Washington library is:
"Sacred to the memory of Henry S. Brooks who departed this life December 21 1833 aged 61 years 3 months and 13 days." 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Lavinia Lyon Brooks (1780 - 1862)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Brooks (1805 - 1850)*
  Daniel H. Brooks (1810 - 1884)*
  John Brooks (1813 - 1899)*
  Elisha Brooks (1815 - 1876)*
  Edward Sands Brooks (1821 - 1875)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sands Point Cemetery
Sands Point
Nassau County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Bob Collins
Record added: May 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53078627
Henry Sands Brooks
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Henry Sands Brooks
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 Added: Jun. 3, 2014
 
 
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