1John Brooks Threlfall, Thomas Brooks of Watertown and Concord, The American Genealogist Vol. 53, p. 95 (1977).
"1. JOSHUA2 BROOKS (Thomas1) was born about 1630. on 17 Oct. 1653 he married at Watertown, Hannah Mason, born there 23 Sept. 1636, daughter of Capt. Hugh and Grace (Wells) Mason. It is supposed that he learned his trade of tanner from Captain Mason, and, soon after, married his daughter who was just seventeen.
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Therefore, Joshua died sometime in 1696 or 1697. Hannah's death is unrecorded (ibid. 10:438, 494, 533; 12:71; 14:353).
Children: all born in Concord
4 i. Noah, b. about 1656.
ii. Hannah, b. about 1658; m. at Watertown, 15 Jan. 1677/8, Benjamin Pierce, son of Anthony and Ann Pierce; 8 ch. She was about 13 in 1671 by deposition.
iii. Grace, b. 10 March 1660/1, d. 20 April 1753; m. 2 Dec. 1686, Judah Potter, burned in his house 20 June 1731, son of Luke; 10 ch.
5 iv. Daniel, b. 15 Nov. 1663.
v. Thomas, b. 5 May 1666, d. 9 Sept. 1671.
vi. Esther, b. 4 July 1668, d. 11 Jan. 1742/3; m. 17 Aug. 1692, Benjamin Whittmore, b. 1 Sept. 1669, d. 8 Sept. 1734, son of John and Mary (Upham) Whittmore; 8 ch.
vii. Joseph, b. about fall of 1670.
viii. Elizabeth, b. 16 Dec. 1672; m. about 1693 Simon Dakin, d. 11 Jan. 1739/40 in his 76th year (g.s.); 7 ch. Thery resided in South Carolina 1696-1701 where two ch. were born. They were undoubtedly members of the Dorchester group which sailed in Dec. 1695 to found a colony and carry the Gospel to the Carolinas, but returned to Concord.
ix. Job, b. 26 July 1675, d. unm. 18 May 1697. The settlement of his estate indicates he was farming his own land; that there were medical bills indicates he died of some illness.
x. Hugh, b. 1 Jan. 1677/8.
[Note: The John Brooks listed in Bond as an eldest son was an error. He was son of Timothy , Henry , and d. at Sudbury 4 Aug. 1713. See also N. E. Hist. and gen. Register vol. 58.].".