use was built.
He used the brook for power for his mill.
It seems probable that Rural avenue was a road to his house.
His grandson told how the road used to be blocked with snow in the winter.
There his children and his son's children were born.
The story of the clock Brooks received from his mother, who was Elizabeth Albree, daughter of John Albree.
She received the clock in the division of the estate of her father, Joseph Albree, in 1777.
At the same time, her brother, John Albree (1757-1842), received a silver spoon marked with the initials of the original John Albree and his wife: I. A. E. Each of these heirlooms has come down, and each has its particular injunction associated with it; that with the clock being that it shall always remain in the female line, and that with the spoon, that it shall always pass to the oldest son. The fact of these parallel heirlooms suggests that they have a common origin, which is readily seen to have been when the property of John Albree's