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Col John Brooks
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Birth: May, 1752
Medford
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1825
Medford
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Revolutionary War veteran and Governor of Massachusetts from 1816 to 1823. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Caleb Brooks (1694 - 1766)
  Ruth Albree Brooks (1718 - 1793)
 
 Spouse:
  Lucy Smith Brooks (1753 - 1791)*
 
 Children:
  Alexander Scammell Brooks (1781 - 1836)*
  John Brooks (1783 - 1813)*
 
 Siblings:
  Abigail Brooks Hall (1733 - 1794)**
  Ebenezer Brooks (1735 - 1775)**
  Ruth Brooks Seccomb (1741 - 1779)**
  John Brooks (1752 - 1825)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Sacred to the Memory of John Brooks who was born in Medford in the month of May 1752 and educated at the Town School.

He took up arms for his country on the 19th of April 1775; he commanded the regiment which first entered the enemy's lines at Saratoga and served with honor to the close of the War. He was appointed Marshal of the District of Massachusetts by President Washington and after filling several important civil and military offices, he was in the year 1816 chosen Governor of the Commonwealth and discharged the duties of that station for seven successive years. To general acceptance he was a kind and skilful physician, a brave and prudent officer, a wise, firm and impartial magistrate, a true patriot, a good citizen and a faithful friend. In his manner he was a gentleman, in morals pure, and in profession and practice a consistent Christian. He departed this life in peace on the 1st of March 1825 aged 73.

This monument to his honored memory was erected by several of his fellow-citizens and friends in the year 1838.
 
Burial:
Salem Street Burying Ground
Medford
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Eric Thomsen
Record added: Apr 28, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7393583
Col John Brooks
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Col John Brooks
Added by: Eric Thomsen
 
Col John Brooks
Added by: Eric Thomsen
 
 
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He is my 3rd Cousin 6 X removed
- Trudy Brooks
 Added: Jan. 14, 2016
May GOD Bless You Doctor Gov. John Brooks !::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::It is on Major General Benjamin Butler's in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, the monument reads."the true touchstone of civil liberty is not that all men are equal ...(Read more)
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: May. 22, 2013
To a great grandfather!
- Helen S.
 Added: Apr. 30, 2013
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