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Alexander S Brooks (1781-1836) AKA Alexander Scammell Brooks

Vital Statistics Edit

  • Son of Governor John Brooks (1752-1825) and Lucy Smith
  • Born 19 Oct 1781
  • Married Sarah Turner, 28 May 1817, at Medford, MA
  • Died 19 Dec 1836 in steamboat explosion off Florida Coast at St John's Bar.

Biography Edit

  • Obtained Army commission, 1st Lieutenant of Artillery, 1808
  • Captain in Third Artillery, 1812
  • brevet major for gallantry at Battle of Plattsburg, Sep 2-9, 1814.
  • Major in Third Artillery, 1832
  • Lieutenant Colonel in Fourth Artillery, 1835

Children Edit

  • 1. Lucy Brooks 1818A, born 25 Mar 1818 and married Hon. Edward L Keyes of Dedham on 30 May 1843.
  • 2. John Brooks, born 18 Jun 1820, died as midshipman in US Navy 4 Jun 1843.

References Edit

  • see Brook's History of Medford pp 198-200
  • Historic Places, Homes and Genealogical Memoirs of Middlesex Co, MA, Publ 1908, Vol I, pg 5 (Google Books)

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