Capt. Samuel S. Brooks was born in Medford, Mass., March 5, 1781. The early part of his life was spent on the sea, he being a sea captain for a number of years. On retiring therefrom he settled at Cambridge, Mass., where he was postmaster four years. In August, 1821, he came to this town and engaged in the manufacture of cotton goods at Factory Village, in which business he continued until 1850. In 1839, however, he removed to Brattleboro, where he died, in April T865. He married Eleanor Forman, June 20. 1807, who bore him a large, family, seven of whom survived him-William, Horace, Ellen M., George J., Francis W., Mary E., and Lucy T. George J. built, and still owns, the well known Brooks House, of Brattleboro.
Biographical Sketch of Capt. Samuel S. Brooks
MLA Source Citation:Hurd, Duane Hamilton. History of Cheshire and Sullivan counties, New Hampshire. Philadelphia: J. W. Lewis. 1886. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 30 July 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/new-hampshire/biographical-sketch-of-capt-samuel-s-brooks.htm - Last updated on Aug 22nd, 2012
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