Eli Brooks

Eli Brooks

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  • Name Eli Brooks 
    Born 20 Feb 1837  Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameAgeBirthDateGenderRaceOccupationBirthPlace
    15264SamuelBrooks411809malePennsylvania
    16264EuniceBrooks351815femaleNew York
    17264EliBrooks131837malePennsylvania
    18264HuldahBrooks111839femalePennsylvania
    19264LavinaBrooks21848femalePennsylvania
    20264ElizabethWhaley661784femaleRhode Island
    21264LydiaWhaley281822femalePennsylvania
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=8f5s_634   
    Census 1860  Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameAgeBirthDateGenderRaceOccupationBirthPlace
    20175SamuelBrooks531807malefarmerPennsylvania
    21175EuniceBrooks461814femaleNew York
    22175EliBrooks231837malefarm laborerPennsylvania
    23175HuldahBrooks201840femalePennsylvania
    24175LorindaBrooks121848femalePennsylvania
    25175EmalineBrooks41856femalePennsylvania
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=z705_635   
    Draft Registration Jun 1863  Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eli registered for the Civil War draft in June of 1863. At the time he was 40 years of age, single, and a farmer who was born in Pennsylvania. 
    Civil War Draft Registration
    Civil War Draft Registration
    June 1863 registration for Conneaut Township, Crawford County
    Military Service 5 Jul 1863  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eli served during the Civil War as a Corporal with Company I of the 56th Pennsylvania Infantry. He served from July 5, 1863 until August 13, 1863. 
    Census 1880  Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusBirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    OccupationStreet
    5217EliBrooksheadmalewhite183743singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew Yorkfarmer
    6217SamuelBrooksfathermalewhite180872marriedPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniafarmer
    7217EuniceBrooksmotherfemalewhite181466marriedNew YorkNew YorkPennsylvania
    8217EvelineBrookssisterfemalewhite185624singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew Yorkkeeping house
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=pcrs_637   
    Census 1900  Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusYears
    Married
    Children
    Born/Living
    BirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    Immigration
    Year
    Occupation
    25324EliBrooksheadmalewhiteFeb 183763singlePennsylvaniaNew YorkNew Yorkfarmer
    26324EuniceBrooksmotherfemalewhiteDec 187386widowed21New YorkNew YorkNew Yorkhousekeeper
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=xkcd_638   
    Census 1910  Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusYears
    Married
    Children
    Born/Living
    BirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    Immigration
    Year
    Occupation
    59248EliBrooksheadmalewhite183773singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew Yorkfarmer
    60248RachelWilsonauntfemalewhite182585widowedPennsylvaniaRhode IslandRhode Islandnone
    61248BetsyBroughtoncousinfemalewhite185753singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
    62248RachelBroughtoncousinfemalewhite186248singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvanianone
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=xcmn_639   
    Land Ownership He was an apparent man of means as indicated by his will below - leaving considerable sums (for the time) of money to various relatives, and even indicated a dollar amount to get tombstones for his parents. It is also sad to note that his land was sold at public sale a few years after his death - that notice appeared in the December 27, 1911 issue of the Courier. 
    Executor's Sale, Estate of Eli Brooks, Dec'd.
    Executor's Sale, Estate of Eli Brooks, Dec'd.
    from the December 27, 1911 issue of the Conneautville Courier
    Will 6 Sep 1910  Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will of Eli Brooks

    Know all men by these presents that I, Eli Brook, of Conneaut Township, Crawford County and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind, memory and understanding; do make my last will and testament in manner and form following -

    I order and direct that all my just debts and funeral Expenses be in the first place fully paid and satisfied and that a granite monument be purchased, of plain style, and of the value of about Five hundred ($500.00) dollars and set on my cemetery lot in the Linesville Cemetery. And to have the name, date of birth and death of my father and mother inscribed thereon -

    I further order and direct that my real estate, except that which is hereinafter otherwise devised, be converted into money as soon as conveniently can be done and then my estate I dispose of as follows.

    I give, divise and bequeath unto Evaline Benedict the use for and during the term of her life of that certain piece of land situate in Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pa. bounded on the north by land of L.D. Spaulding, on the east and south by public roads and on the west by land of said L.D. Spaulding and Wm. Beardsley, and containing about forty-eight acres, I also give to the said Evaline Benedict, One thousand dollars for the purpose only of paying the expense of constructing a dwelling house on the above bounded and described land, and at and immediately after the time of the death of the said Evaline Benedict, I give devise and bequeath the above bounded and described land together with the dwelling house to be constructed thereon unto the two children of the said Evaline Benedict viz. Lena Rushmore and Clyde Benedict, their heirs and assigns, an equal one-half interest therein to each share and share alike -

    I give and bequeath unto Rachel Broughton the sun of Four thousand ($4,000.00) dollars -

    I give and bequeath unto Betsey Broughton the sum of One thousand ($1,000.00) dollars. The above bequeth to Rachel Broughton and Betsey Broughton are in addition to or do and shall not include the amount or amounts that I hold in trust for them, of the estate of Rachel Wilson, and said bequest shall be received by the said Rachel Broughton and Betsey Broughton, in full payment and satisfaction of all claims and demands they have against me or my estate for services rendered by them or either of them for me, and if they or either of them shall not accept of said bequests in full satisfaction and payment for all services and work they have performed for me, then the bequests made to them shall be voice.

    I give and bequeath unto my sister Hulda Edgiton the sun of Three thousand ($3,000.00) dollars.

    I give and bequeath unto Clifton Williams, of Sharon Pa. the sum of Fifteen hundred ($1500.00) dollars.

    I give and bequeath unto Cyrus C. Baldwin, the sum of seven hundred ($700.00) dollars.

    I give and bequeath unto my nephew Eaton Edgiton the sum of one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars

    I give and bequeath unto Nellie M. Edgiton the sum of Five hundred ($500.00) dollars.

    I give and bequeath unto Loy Edgiton the sum of One thousand ($1,000.00) dollars.

    I give and bequeath unto May Edgiton the sum of One thousand ($1000.00) dollars

    I give and bequeath unto Doris Edgiton the sum of One thousand ($1000.00) dollars

    I give and bequeath unto my niece Della Nabb, the sum of One thousand ($1000.00) dollars.

    I give and bequeath unto William Nabb the sum of One thousand ($1000.00) dollars.

    I give and bequeath unto Charles Nabb the sum of One thousand ($1000.00) dollars.

    I give and bequeath unto Ivan Nabb, the sum of One thousand ($1000.00) dollars

    I give and bequeath unto Jesse Brooks the sum of Five hundred ($500.00) dollars.

    I give and bequeath unto John Brooks, Four hundred ($400.00) dollars.

    I give and bequeath unto the above named Evaline Benedict the sum of Five hundred ($500.00) dollars, with which to purchase furniture to the house to be erected on the land the use of which is hereinbefore bequeath to her, or for such other purpose as she may wish to use the same for.

    I give and bequeath unto Cornelius Brooks the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars.

    I give and bequeath unto Frank E. Lyman the sum of Two hundred ($200.00) dollars.

    All the rest residue and remainder of my estate I give, divise and bequeath unto John Brooks, Jesse Brooks and Alvira Baldwin an equal one third to each share and share alike.

    And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint Cornelius Brooks, and Frank E. Lyman executors of this my last will and testament.

    In witness whereof I, Eli Brooks, have to this my will set my hand and seal this 6th day of September A.D. 1910. Eli Brooks. Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Eli Brooks as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us who at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testator and of each other.
    Leroy E. Gee
    A.M. Fenner 
    Will of Eli Brooks, Part 2
    Will of Eli Brooks, Part 2
    Links to Eli and most all of the people whose names appear in the will
    Will of Eli Brooks, Part 1
    Will of Eli Brooks, Part 1
    Links to Eli and most all of the people whose names appear in the will
    Died 21 Sep 1910  Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • cause of death: old age combined with rheumatism
    • from the September 21, 1910 issue of the Conneautville Courier:
      BROOKS. - In Conneaut township, Sept. 21st, 1910, Eli Brooks, aged about 74 years.
    Pennsylvania Death Certificate
    Pennsylvania Death Certificate
    Eli Brooks
    Obituary of Eli Brooks
    Obituary of Eli Brooks
    appeared in the September 21, 1910 issue of the Conneautville Courier
    More Detailed Obituary for Eli Brooks
    More Detailed Obituary for Eli Brooks
    from the September 21, 1910 issue of the Conneautville Courier
    Age 73 years 
    Buried 24 Sep 1910  Linesville Cemetery, Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Section D, Lot 55, Grave 4
    Brooks, Eli
    Brooks, Eli
    1837-1910
    Plot: Section D, Lot 55, Grave 4
    Person ID I22439  Local Families
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2019 

    Father Samuel A. Brooks,   b. 8 May 1809, Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1882  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Eunice Whaley,   b. 26 Dec 1813, Herkimer County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1903, Conneaut Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Family ID F3136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Miscellaneous News
    1885 Crawford County Fair
    1885 Crawford County Fair
    List of Judges and Prices for the Class 48. - Flour, &c. division

  • Notes 
    • Eli never married, although he is often confused for another Eli Brooks who is buried in Conneaut Center Cemetery. The confusion comes about because he is buried in the Linesville Cemetery next to his Aunt Rachel Whaley Brooks Wilson - who was also married to an Eli Brooks) - but Rachel is simply buried here beside her sister, Eunice Whaley Brooks. The Brooks and Whaley families inter married - but this Eli is not Rachel's Eli, he is her nephew and not her husband.

      He is often confused with his Uncle Eli Brooks, and his cousin Eli Brooks Jr.