ooks, was a cultivated and homemaking Christian gentlewoman, descended from the Munroes, who fought so bravely at Lexington, and whose farm lands and grist mills were near the site of General Putnam's earthworks on Prospect hill.
The Rev. Anson Titus, in an appreciative article, printed in the Somerville Journal, February 21, 1902, thus speaks of Mr. Brooks' ancestors:—
Mr. Brooks was of rugged Puritan ancestry.
His paternal family was of the best of ancient Kittery on the coast of Maine; his maternal ancestry was of Charlestown and Lexington stock.
His father was a man forceful and eminent in the ministry of the
Universalist church. His grandfather, Oliver Brooks, was of Eliot, Me., but who, with his wife, Susan Home, resided in Portsmouth, N. H. The great-grandfather was William Brooks, who was among the first to respond to the alarm from Lexington, and was a soldier on these hills of Somerville at Fort No. 1; probably at Bunker Hill, and certainly was present during
Drury's Bluff, IV.—30.
Dugan House, location of, III.—15.
East Somerville, III.—7. 12, 17.
Edgerly, John S., III.—20.
Edgerly, John S., home of, III.—20.
Edwards Ferry, I.—36.
Eliot. Me., I.—7.
Elliot. Charles D., I.—13; II.—28, 29; III.—7; IV—30, 31.
Elm Street, Il—22, 23, 25, 26; III.—13.
Engineer Corps, The, IV.—30.
Everett, Hon., Edward, home of, III.—19.
Everett Spring, I.—21.
Ewar, Thomas, III.—7.
Fairfalnut Street, I.—24; III.—14, 20.
Walpole, N. H., II.—26.
Wardell, William W., IV.—30.
Warren, General, II.—29.
Warren Institution for Savings, IV.—20.
Warrenton, Va., II.—37.
Washburn, David, Il—16, 18.
Washburn, Governor, of Maine, I.—34.
Washington, D. C., I.—33, 36; II.—37, 38; III.—24; IV.—23, 25, 26.
Washington, General, II.—29.
Washington Street, I.—22; II.—23, 26; III.—12, 14, 15; IV.—22.