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Lieut Thomas Brooks
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Birth: Mar. 27, 1679
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1732
Cheshire
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

In 1718 Thomas Brooks, with Stephen Hotchkiss and Matthew Bellamy, on behalf of the residents of West Farms, unsuccessfuly petitioned the assembly to be "constituted a distinct society." In 1723 the appeal was renewed, and the General Assembly persuaded to allow the formation of a new parish, which, at the urging of Thomas Brooks, was named Cheshire, in honor of his father Henry's birthplace.5 Thomas Brooks, Nathaniel Bunnell and John Hitchcock were appointed "a Comtee to manage ye affairs of the society for the year insuing." Oct. 10, 1723, Thomas Brooks and others petitioned to erect their own meetinghouse. In the meantime, a Congregational church was gathered, consisting of 11 men and 15 women, which met at the homes of Thomas Brooks and John Hotchkiss. Thomas Brooks was a member of the committee which arranged to settle Mr. Hall as their first minister, 4 Dec 1723.6
Appointed appointed ensign of the Cheshire train-band by the General Court, 13 May 1725, and lieutenant in Oct 1731.7 He died of smallpox 20 Jul 1732 (c.r.) at age 53.1 Buried in Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire, CT.8

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Martha Hotchkiss Brooks (1683 - 1755)
 
 Children:
  Stephen Brooks (____ - 1773)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
In Memory of
Lieut. Thomas Brooks
1679- 1732
Son of
Henry Brooks
From Cheshire, England
and father of
Capt. Enos Brooks
Settled in Cheshire
Colony of Conn. 1705
He was first in petitioning the General Assemby for the organization of the Cong'l Church also for school privileges. He was foremost in every good work a devout Christian self sacrificing and unceasing in his labors for the infant settlement of Cheshire.
 
Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Cheshire
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Marc Ryan
Record added: Jan 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23689754
Lieut Thomas Brooks
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Lieut Thomas Brooks
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Lieut Thomas Brooks
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In memory to honor my 8th great grandfather. Glad that I found you and hope to meet you in Heaven som day.
- Carol Guinn Jenkins
 Added: Jan. 4, 2012
In loving memory of my 7th Great Grandfather
- Melinda Wilson
 Added: Dec. 22, 2011
for an ancestral grandfather
- AMB
 Added: Jun. 6, 2010
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