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Lieut Zachariah Brooks Sr.

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Lieut Zachariah Brooks Sr.

Birth
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 5 Feb 1792 (aged 49)
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 36045770 View Source
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Married (1), 13 Oct 1763, Hannah Wilde, with whom he had 4 children. She died 24 November 1778. Married (2), 21 Jun 1780, Susanna Watts, with whom he had 6 children. After his death (of consumption), she married (2), 1799, David Dexter.

A tailor per deed of 1774, he was a private in Capt. Jonathan Fox's company, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Cambridge, and was credited with 21 days service. He served as sergeant, Capt. Jonas Richardson's company, Col. James Frye's regt.; receipt for advance pay dated Cambridge, June 9, 1775; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]; enlisted April 29, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Camp at Cambridge, Dec. 22, 1775; also, Lieutenant, Col. Thomas Nixon's Regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from ___ to April 27, 1778; reported cashiered by general court-martial April 27, 1778; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Elijah Danforth's (8th) Co., Col. Nixon's (4th) Regt.; muster roll dated Van Schaick's Island Sept. 2, 1777, and sworn to in camp near Stillwater; appointed Jan. 1, 1777; also, Col. Nixon's Regt.; 94 days rations allowed between July 1, 1777, and Oct. 22, 1777; rolls dated Albany; also, same regt.; 31 days rations allowed between Nov. 30, 1777, and Jan. 1, 1778; roll dated Albany; also, Capt. Danforth's Co., Col. Nixon's regt.; muster roll for Nov. and Dec., 1777, dated Albany; reported furloughed for 2 mos., from Dec. 18, 1777, by Gen. Gates; also, same Co. and Regt.; muster roll for Jan.-April, 1778; reported discharged April 27, 1778.

Described as "Gentleman", he died intestate. His estate was represented as insolvent.


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