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Brooks, Samuel N., Middlebury, was born in the town of New Haven, Addison county, Vt., on March 12, 1821. His parents were Daniel and Mary (Noble) Brooks. Daniel Brooks was born in Connecticut, and came to Addison county about 1810 and settled at East Mills, New Haven, where he carried on his business of wheelwright for many years. He was a resident of Middlebury, Vt., for thirty years, where he carried on his business. He had a family of three daughters and three sons; one daughter and three sons are now living. He died in 1849, and his widow died in 1882, who, after his death, married Deacon James Nobles, of Benson, Vt. Samuel N. Brooks was educated in the common schools, and early in life was thrown on his own resources; was brought up to farming, and worked for others until twenty years of age, when he served an apprenticeship with David E. Royce for four years at the carpenter’s trade, and worked as journeyman for him for some years. He conducted business in Middlebury village for himself for six years, employing a number of men. He purchased the place on which he now resides, in the spring of 1883, which was the former Dudley Munger place and consists of 110 acres. He occupies a residence which was built by Dudley Munger in the first part of this century. He has since devoted his attention to farming, and has been a successful dealer in horses for many years. He was married in April, 1847, to Susan C. Buttell, who was a daughter of Jonathan Buttell, a former well-known resident of Middlebury, Vt., who was born in Oxford, Grafton county, New Hampshire, on February 18,1824.