Brooks, John

Birth Name Brooks, John
Gender male
Age at Death about 76 years, 5 months, 18 days


John Brooks was possibly the son of William and Johanna, baptized 1810 in Devon, England. He married Christine Ramsay in 1837.

In 1841, there was one boy and one girl under 16 in their household in Lot 67. Three members of the family were born on the Island, and one in England. Children in the PEI Baptismal Index were Margaret (1840), William (1844), and Robert (1850). Children, or grandchildren, on their gravestone were Flora, John, and David. John Brooks Jr, in Lot 67, was born between 1837 and 1852. David, between 1855 and 1857.

Christie died in 1855, although no newspaper notice has been found.

In 1861, he was the head of a household of 10, all Bible Christians. There was a married couple. Somewhere between 4 and 6 of the children would have been born before Christie's death.

John Brooks, a widower, married Flora Ann McInnis, in 1870. This could be the Flora who was living with him in 1881.

In the 1881 census, in Lot 67, John Broks, age 71, born in England, was a married man, wife Flora, age 53, born Scotland. David, age 24, was also in the household, and an Eliza Silliphant, age 26.

Examiner -- 18860617 -- Page 03 Thursday June 17, 1886

DIED. At Fredericton, Lot 67, on the 9th inst., Mr. John Brooks, native of Devonshire, Engiand, aged 76. Deeeased was highly respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance, and will be greatly missed in the settlement in which he lived.

Named in John's will: sons Robert and William, John Thomas, David
daughters Johanna, Margaret Jane, Mary, Sophia, Martha




Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1810 Devon, England    
Death June 19, 1886 Fredericton, Lot 67, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada PEI Death Card, in Lot 67 at age 76  


Family of Brooks, John and Ramsay, Christiana Christy

Married Wife Ramsay, Christiana Christy ( * about 1811 + about 1862 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage December 20, 1837 Prince Edward Island, Canada wm. McGregor, minister; John Ramsay and Roger Brooks witnesses  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Brooks, George
Brooks, JohannaApril 21, 18361923
Brooks, Margaret JaneApril 22, 18401912
Brooks, Mary AnnApril 2, 1843November 28, 1911
Brooks, Floraabout 18441879
Brooks, WilliamApril 8, 1844May 2, 1935
Brooks, John Thomasabout 1847June 29, 1897
Brooks, RobertFebruary 11, 1850March 25, 1915
Brooks, Davidabout 18521928
Brooks, Sophiaabout 18581916
Brooks, Martha Mattieabout 1859March 15, 1898

Family of Brooks, John and McInnis, Flora

Married Wife McInnis, Flora ( * 1828 + February 11, 1908 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1870