famous Puritan teacher, Rev. John Cotton of Boston, Mr. Brooks had two sons and two daughters.
His second son, Hon. Peter Chardon Brooks, who was born at North Yarmouth 6 January 1767 and died in Boston 1 January 1849, was named for one of his fathooks the wife of Hon. Charles Francis Adams, son of President John Quincy Adams.
Gorham Brooks of Medford, son of Peter Chardon Brooks, was born at Medford 10 February 1795, entered Harvard College, from which he received the degree of Bachelor of A4, daughter of Resin Davis and Lucy (Gorham) Shepherd.
Their only daughter died in infancy; but their eldest son, Peter Chardon Brooks, A. B. (Harvard, 1852), A. M. (ib., 1871), who was born at Watertown 8 May 1831 and died in Boston 27 January 1920and that of Master of Arts in 1872.
Only two of his Harvard classmates of 1857 survived him.
After leaving college, Mr. Brooks passed the winter in New Orleans, and in the autumn of 1858 went to Europe, where he remained two years and travelled e