Pvt Lancaster Co. Pa Mil., in Capt. Henning's Co. Br. Dauphin
Co., Pa., Nov. 29, 1751. Mar. Eva Metzler Mar. 28 1775. D.
Dec 13, 1838 and bur. in Pa.
BROOKS, Dr. John
Reported in records as living in Jefferson C., is bur. at Florence, PA
Born in Springfield, N.J. Died 1835, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Removed to Pa 1791; thence to Knox Co., Ohio in 1816, where he was
Pensioned as residing in Geauga Co., Ohio 1818. Br 1763; was
living in Thompson, Ohio 1833; in Clark Co., Ohio 1846; Erie Co., Pa
1848 where he was buried. Services was in New Hampshire
Pvt. Capt. Hotchkiss' Company, Col. Cook's Regt. Conn Mil., Mar.
1778. Capt. Curtis' Company; Sapt. Andrews' Company 1781.
Br. Cheshire, Conn, 1758. Parents were Andrew Durand and Eunice
Hotchkiss. Carried package of letters to Jaj. Coggswell fr.
Fishkill, N.Y. to Bennington, Vt. Came to Burton, Ohio, 1806,
from Cheshire, Conn. Pensioned 1833 in Geauga Co. Later
moved to Indiana.
Ref: Pioneer Hist. of Geauga Co., p. 451. Pens. Dept. file 2528,
Vol. A, p. 103.
Served in N.J. State Tr. Lived at one time in Cincinnati,
Ohio. Pens. while living in Geauga Co., 1833. Was 87 yrs
old. Pension file 31051, Vol. II p. 149. Removed to Coles,
Pvt. Mass. Continental Line, Capts. Thomas Francis-Heyward, and
Bailey, Cols. Typper and Sprout from Mass. Br. Sandisfield,
Mass. In 1819 placed on the pension roll at age of 69.
Transferred from New York. Ref: Pension Roll, 1st
Session 23d Congress, Vol. III Rev. Pension Roll. 1833-34
Portage Co., Statement. D. in Hancock Co., Ill.
His service record established by Margaret Holcomb, Bremen, Ohio.
He was a resident of Muskingum Co., Ohio at the time of his death, but
died while in the east, on a visit, and buried there to save travel
expenses. Grave marked by Revolutionary marker, Lambertville,
Statement of Margaret Houston, Lowellville, Ohio, Mahoning Co.,
locates his grave in Deer Creek Cemetery, New Bedford, Lawrence Co.,
Pa. "D. Dec. 28, 1834, aged 77 yrs., 7 mos., after devoting his early
life to the defense of his county, etc." is inscribed on his stone.
Pens. as residing in Geauga Co., Ohio, 1818, with service in the
Conn. Continental Army. Pens Record Natl. No. 35515.
Removed to Peoria, Ill
Although the name appears on the tablet in the Soldiers' and
Sailors' Monument at Hamilton, Ohio, Butler Co., as a Revolutionary
soldier, he died in 1914 at Cape Girardeau, Mo., where he is buried.
Br. in Mass, Oct. 21, 1749. D. Oct. 23, 1814. 1st
wife, Martha Nash, mar. in Mass. 2nd wife, Amelia Dickinson.
Children: John, Rachel, Lucy, Hannah, Samuel (br. 1785, mar. in
Cayuga Co., N.Y.., Mary Simpkins. He (Samuel) served in WAR
1812; d. 1865; twins were Lemuel and Glover, and Amelia. Came to
Miami Twp., Clermont Co., Ohio about 1808. Family history gives
burial at Connersville, Ind.
Came to Ohio from Beaver, Pa about 1797; had lived near the border
of N.Y., N.J. and Pa; also in Westmoreland Co., Pa. One
son was Isaac. Received land for service in general. Ref:
N.Y. in the Rev. p. 213-215. Bur. in Pa. Descendant of G.
M. McKelvey, Youngstown, Ohio.
Pvt. in Col. Henry Jackson Regt., Capt. Lyman's Company, Mass.
Continental Line. Br. 1754, resided at Merryfield, Mass., where
he returned later, and was bur. In 1818 he was pensioned as
living in Burotn, Geauga Co., Ohio. See Natl. No. 40470, Pension
(1725-1806) d. in Mass. m/b bur. in Auburn, Ohio.
Revolutionary soldier who lived in Trumbull Co. He was given
military funeral and taken to Oakwood cem. at Sharon, Pa. where he was