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Daniel James Brooks

Daniel James Brooks[1, 2, 3]

Male 1761 - 1830  (68 years)

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  • Name Daniel James Brooks  [4, 5
    Born 29 May 1761  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Lived in New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Died 13 Jan 1830  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Episcopal Churchyard, Jamaica, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I1196  Main
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 

    Family Sarah Berrien,   b. 29 Sep 1764,   d. 10 Sep 1827  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1783  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7, 8
    Notes 
    Married:
    • 1783. July 17. Berrian, Sarah, and Daniel James Brooks
    Children 
     1. John Brooks,   b. Bef 1790,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. James Brooks,   b. Bef 1790,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Hannah Brooks,   b. 29 May 1789, Shelburne, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1872, Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Sarah Brooks
     5. Jane Brooks
     6. William Brooks
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F473  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 May 1761 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLived in - - New York, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Jul 1783 - New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jan 1830 - New York, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Episcopal Churchyard, Jamaica, New York Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Daniel James Brooks
    Daniel James Brooks
    Betty Howell Traver collection. Betty H. Traver notes: "These silhouettes were cut at a fair in Brooklyn when granddaughter Elizabeth Thompson was in N.Y.C. visiting her grandparents Daniel James Brooks & Hannah (Sr.) ____. Eliz's parents Wm. Thompson & Hannah Brooks Thompson were in an area with poor schools. Daughter Eliz was writing such poorly spelled and grammatically incorrect letters to them in N.Y., they had her live with them [her grandparents] for a year to get an education. When she was 16 in the 1830's they went to the fair and their silhouettes were cut by a famous silhouelletist "M. Honeywell" who was armless. The black paper was held by her toes while she operated scissors attached to a stand by her mouth."

    Documents
    Silhouette notes
    Silhouette notes
    Handwritten notes by Betty H. Traver on the origins of the Brooks family silhouettes.

  • Notes 
    • Betty Howell Traver notes:

      "Daniel James Brooks was a cabnitmaker in N.Y.C according to the 1830? census.  He made my Hitchcock style chairs (once a set of 10) for his daughter Hannah when she and Wm. Thompson left N.Y. with their slaves to new lands south. (N.Y. had passed a law banning slavery).  They traveled in a covered wagon."

      "Daniel James Brooks (and wife) was a Tory and refugeed to Nova Scotia when the Loyalists lost the Am. Revolution."

      Huguenot Society of South Carolina Transactions, No. 73, 1968, p. 52-53 notes :

      "a Tory, with whom Sarah went to Shelburne, Nova Scotia. (Sabine, "Biographical Sketches of American Revolutionary Loyalists:, p. 486). But the family returned to N.Y. about 1790.  Both are buried in Grace Episcopal Ch. Cem., Jamaica, N.Y. Children b. in Nova Scotia and N.Y.C." [9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [S725] Charles Perrin, Charles Perrin, (http://www.sneakers.pair.com/roots/index.html).

    3. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    4. [S1344] Hannah Brooks Birthday Manuscript, (On file JSHJr. electronic copy available.), see Attach "A" (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S1345] Huguenot Society of South Carolina, (Charleston, S.C.), Transactions p. 52-3 by Margaret K. Baumeister (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S1350] Dennis Berrien, Dennis Berrien, (http://www.dennisberrien.com/), http://www.dennisberrien.com/tree5.html#Sarah_PCJC (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S1343] New York Marriages, E. B. O'Callaghan, (http://www.fortklock.com/marriageB.htm), p.28 - "1783. July 17. Berrian, Sarah, and Daniel James Brooks " (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S1345] Huguenot Society of South Carolina, (Charleston, S.C.), Transactions p. 52 by Margaret K. Baumeister (Reliability: 0).

    9. [S1333] Betty Howell Traver, Elizabeth (Howell) Traver, notes from reverse of silhouette of Daniel James Brooks. (Reliability: 0).