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Mich. did not require birth/death registration until - 1867.
Marcena M Brooks
Birth: Feb. 17, 1789
Death: unknown <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Marcena M Brooks was a founder of Ashford, Cattaraugus, New York around 1818 when a young man. He married Sarah Boss and together birthed 8 children - Washington, Allen, Eaton, Alvin, Adeline, Addison, Alfred, and Almira. Marcena M shares a name with a nephew Marcena M Brooks who was born and died in Cattaraugus County, NY, and was a town official in his later years. Marcena & Sarah moved quite a bit. After Ashford they moved to Ellicottville, Buffalo, then Ashtabula County, OH, and lastly Reading, Hillsdale County, MI. They are last found in the 1860 census for Reading. It is unknown what happened to them after that. Son Washington moved to Washington state, via the Oregon Trail in 1869, leaving an unasked question whether Marcena and Sarah might have been on a trail moving west and ambushed... or not. Michigan records may simply have been lost.
Sarah Boss Brooks (1795 - ____)
Washington S Brooks (1820 - 1901)
Allen Brooks (1823 - 1899)
Alvin Brooks (1823 - 1899)
Eaton J Brooks (1825 - 1911)
Adaline Brooks Williams (1828 - 1884)
Addison H Brooks (1829 - 1914)
Alfred N Brooks (1831 - 1900)
Almira Louisa Brooks Ives (1833 - 1916)
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