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Thomas Brooks
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Birth: 1635
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 1668
Middlesex County
Connecticut, USA

He was either born in 1617 in England or 1635 in Concord, MA. If he was born in 1617, he was the 18 yr. old Thomas Brooks who came over on the "SUSAN & ELLEN" in 1635 with his brother, Richard Brooks who settled in Lynn, Mass. As once thought, he does not appear to be the son of Capt. Thomas & Grace (Wheeler) Brooks, since he was not included in the final settlement of Capt. Thomas Brooks' estate dated June 17, 1667 (he died over a year later). His parents are unknown at this time.

Thomas was a blacksmith and by 1659, he owned a house in New London, Conn.

Whittemore's "Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America", p. 62 states that his first wife's name was Lucy. By 1661, he was living in Haddam and was an original proprietor of that community. He married second, ALICE SPENCER, daughter of JARED SPENCER, about 1662 in Haddam. After his death in 1668, she married Thomas Shailer (Shayler/Shaler).

The inventory of his estate taken on October 18, 1668 by Simon Smith & George Gates amounted to 109-09-00. Court records for April 11, 1670 show that administration was granted to the current husband of the widow (Thomas Shaler). The widow received "32 and 1-3 of the profits of the Land during life, she maintaining & bringing up the Children & teaching the daughters to read and sew and the son to read and write; to the son 22, to the three daughters to each of them 14".

Family links: 
  Marah Alice Spencer Shaylor (1642 - 1714)
  Sarah Brooks Ingram (1662 - ____)*
  Thomas Brooks (1664 - 1734)*
*Calculated relationship
Thirty Mile Island Plantation Burial Yard
Middlesex County
Connecticut, USA
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Record added: Jan 28, 2009
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Thomas Brooks
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My 9th Great-grandfather.
- Sue Prifogle
 Added: Feb. 7, 2016
My 9th Great Grant Uncle on the Eller side. Proud of you.
- Debbie McGuire
 Added: Nov. 16, 2015
To My 8th Great Grand Uncle, May You Forever Rest in Peace
- Elton Ellis
 Added: Apr. 22, 2014
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