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Subject: [ROOKS] ROOKS MA->NH (Rev War)-> NY & PA & etc
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 02:43:59 -0000


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Author: MIKEPOTASKI
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Seeking info on the brothers Daniel & Ezekiel Rooks who served in the Rev War. They were sons of John (origins u/k) and Deliverance Powers (origins u/k) who were married in Uxbridge, MA on 26 July 1759. Deliverance died 30 Dec 1765 and John remarried to Elizabeth Thompson per intentions filed 1 February 1768 in Uxbridge. Daniel and Ezekiel went to Croydon, NH from where they enlisted for the Rev. War.

ROOKS, Daniel, born 26 March 1765 in Uxbridge son of John and Deliverance Powers, died 24 July 1840/1848 in Bingham, Pennsylvania.

According to his pension file Daniel served in Captain Charles Nelson's Company, Colonel Benjamin Wait's New Hampshire Militia Regiment from May 1781 to November or December 1781. After the War he lived in Stillwater, Northumberland, and Painted Post, New York before moving to Bingham in 1816.

Daniel Rooks married Prudence Dickerson in 1792 or 1793:
i.Daniel Rooks born 1793, died 1881 in Bingham, Pennsylvania; married Delana Boldman
ii.John L. Rooks born about 1803; married Delilah Kibbe
iii.Joseph Rooks died 25 May 1868 in Grundy County, Missouri; married Elizabeth Jackson 19 April 1807 in Highland County, Ohio
iv.Sarah M. Rooks born about 1805 in Northumberland, New York, died 19 May 1863 in Hornby, New York; married Peter Covenhoven

ROOKS, Ezekiel, born 8 June 1763 in Uxbridge son of John and Deliverance Powers, died 31 October 1810 in Semporonius, New York. Ezekiel was living in Croyden, New Hampshire on 10 May 1782 when he enlisted in Captain Isaac Farwell's Company of the 1st New Hampshire Regiment for a period of three years. (NH State Papers vol. XVI, p. 935)

Ezekiel Rooks married Anna Read 15 December 1785 in Rutland, Massachusetts:
i.Deliverance Rooks baptized 15 March 1782 in Croydon, New Hampshire; married Benjamin Jayne
ii.Ira Rooks baptized 13 September 1782 in Croydon
iii.John Rooks baptized 7 November 1783 in Croydon

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