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Col. John WESTBROOK b. 9 Jan 1789 m. Sarah BRODHEAD

Col. John WESTBROOK b. 9 Jan 1789 m. Sarah BRODHEAD

Posted: 22 Oct 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Jul 2001 12:04AM GMT
Surnames: WESTBROOK, BROADHEAD, DEWITT, WILSON, VAN GORDEN, HALL, PAYNE, LEE, EMERSON

I'm seeking information on Col. JOHANNES [John] WESTBROOK, congressman from PIKE Co, PA. He was born: 9 Jan 1789; died: 08 Oct 1852. John WESTBROOK was the s/o SOLOMON WESTBROOK & Margaret DEWITT. John WESTBROOK m. Sarah BRODHEAD.

Did Congressman John WESTBROOK write a will?
Was an obituary written for him in Pike County?
He lived near Dingman's Ferry.
Did Sarah BROADHEAD WESTBROOK LEE write a will?

I need to have "proof" of how many children were born to the union of John WESTBROOK & Sarah BROADHEAD.
I found five recorded in the Minisink Valley DRC records published by Heritage Books.

Any information on John WESTBROOK would be greatly appreciated!
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Twigs, Volume 2, Steele Library, Elmira, NY
CMXVI. WESTBROOK
Page 1431 - 1432.

JOHANNES WESTBROOK [No. 23352] s/o Solomon and Margaret [DeWitt] WESTBROOK, was better known as Col. JOHN WESTBROOK. He was b. Jan. 9, 1789, in Sussex Co, NJ and died near Dingmans Ferry, Oct. 8, 1852. He was bp. Feb. 8, 1789, in the Minisink Dutch Church, by the celebrated Dominie Benschoten. He came to PIKE County, PA with his father when three years of age. He married: Feb. 14, 1808, at the age of 19, SARAH BRODHEAD, dau. of Judge Richard BRODHEAD of Pike County, b. Feb. 12, 1792, she then being aged 16, and after the death of Col. WESTBROOK she married:
[2] REV. JOHN LEE of Newark, NJ, whom she also survived, her death occurring Jan. 21, 1879, age 87.

The WESTBROOKS had four [4] children who reached adult age.

Col. WESTBROOK was the leading men of PIKE Co in his day, and while chief occupation was farming, he was engaged at times in lumbering and mercantile business. Before he reached the age of 21 he was an officer in the State Militia, and at one time was Colonel in the regiment of which his brother JACOB was Major, and his brother SOLOMON Captain. In 1817, when 26 years old, he was elected Sheriff of Pike Co, and in 1833 he went to the Legislature, where he extended his acquaintance among people of note, gaining the friendship of such men as JAMES BUCHANAN and THADDEUS STEVENS, then a member of the Assembly. He was proud of his personal acquaintance with ANDREW JACKSON, and when in reminiscent vein, delighted to tell of some of his conversing at times with MARTIN VAN BUREN in Low Dutch, to the chagrin of the inqusitive politicians around them. During his term in the Legislature the great "Anti Masonic" controversy arose, and as the Colonel was an ardent Mason, he took anb active part in the proceedings. In 1840 he was elected to Congress, and his faithful and untiming work caused a decline in health from which he never quite fully railied. While he never enjoyed a thoro scholastic training, his keen mind readily grasped the facts and principles relating to any line of thought, and those who knew him preferred his judgement on legal questions to that of any practictioner people coming from long distances to ask his advice, or have him draw upn wills and deeds. For such services he never made any charge, and, in fact, benevolence was one of his leading traits. His integrity was never questioned, and notwithstanding the opportunities for enrichment which his public life afforded, he died a comparatively poor man. As a speaker he was able, forceful and eloquent, and among the relics cherished by his children was the manuscript of an oration delivered by him in his 27th year, which showed remarkable power of thought and expression. His progressive mind made him the champion of many movements which were but feebly supported in his day. The appropriation for testing the Morse telegraph system being supported by him in Congress, and thru his influence with PRESISDENT TYLER, a woman was made postmistress at Easton, Pa, that being probably the first appointment of that kind.
COL. WESTBROOK joined the Methodist Church while a member of the Legislature in 1833, and remained a member until the close of his life.

# 23352.

1. HANNAH, b. 1808, m. William F. WILSON

*2. JACOB B. b. Nov. 28, 1815, m. Hannah Jane VAN GORDEN

*3. RICHARD BROADHEAD, b. Feb. 8, 1820, m. Sarah H. HALL; 2nd Dr. Henrietta PAYNE, M.D.

4. JANE B., b. March 22, 1824, m. Dr. Vincent EMERSON of Milford, Pa.

Re: Col. John WESTBROOK b. 9 Jan 1789 m. Sarah BRODHEAD

Posted: 5 May 2012 8:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Westbrook, Wall, Decker, Bennet
In Find a Grave there is a Westbrook Cemetery in Blooming Grove Twp, Pike County (used to be Bucks Co), PA. Blooming Grove Township is across the Delaware River from Sussex Co, New Jersey.
Buried there are:
Solomon Westbrook, b. 1793, d. 30 Oct 1852 (Find a Grave Memorial #31756148)
Hannah Westbrook, b. 25 Nov 1790, d. 1 Oct 1878
William B. Westbrook, b. 1856, d. 1944.
Ella M. Wall Westbrook, b. 1858, d. 1926.
There are 7 Decker children who were buried in the mid to late 1800's.
and John N. Bennet, b. 7 Aug 1858; d. 29 Oct 1879.
Does anyone know how these Westbrooks fit into the earlier Westbrook family members? I haven't found a connection.

Re: Col. John WESTBROOK b. 9 Jan 1789 m. Sarah BRODHEAD

Posted: 5 May 2012 11:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
TWIGS, Volume 2, Steele Library, Elmira, NY.
CMXVI.
WESTBROOK

Page 1432.

Hon. SOLOMON WESTBROOK [No. 23353] s. of SOLOMON and Margaret [DeWITT] WESTBROOK, was b. April 5, 1793, on his father's homestead, which bordered the west bank of the Delaware River in Delaware Twp., and was baptized in the old Walpack Dutch Church. on Dec. 10, 1811, he was m. by Rev. J. Force to HANNAH COOLBAUGH, who was b. Nov. 25, 1790, at Coolbaugh, Pa. dau. of Judge JOHN and SUSANNAH [VanCampen] COOLBAUGH of that place. [Cf. Coolbaugh Family In America, p. 16]. She was bp. Aug. 2, 1791, in the old Dutch Church at Shawnee. In 1819 Mr. WESTBSROOK sold his farm to his brother JACOB and purchased another in Middle Smithfield Twp., Monroe Co, PA., where he resided ten years. He early became well known throughout the Delaware Valley. He was Captain of a regiment of State Militia in which his brother JACOB was Major and his brother JOHN a Colonel. The first board of county commissioners of Pike County resolved to levy a tax of half a cent upon the dollar on all taxable property in the county to defray the probable expenses of the county for the year. They then proceeded to the appointment of assessors in those townships in which none had been elected according to law. One of the latter townships was Delaware, in which SOLOMON WESTBROOK, JR. was appointed assessor, with Cooper Jagger and Everett HORNBECK assistants. He early became a member of Zebulon Lodge No. 179, FAM at Coolbaugh. In 1823 he was elected Sheriff of Pike County serving a term of three years. In 1829 he sold his farm to his brother-in-law, John V. COOLBAUGH, and removed to Philadelphia, Pa. for a year. But he returned in 1836 and carried on a store at Bushkill for a year, while for five years he conducted a hotel at Dingmans Ferry. While there -- in 1832 -- he again embarked in the mercantile business and also carried on merchandising at Tafton, 1835-36. In Pike Co. he bought a home of William SPERING at Blooming Grove in 1827. This same year he also rebuilt the old mill at Blooming Grove. In 1835 he returned to the old stone house on the homestead. In 1837 a paralytic stroke nearly incapacitated him for business, depriving him of the power of speech while he was yet in the prime of manhood. In 1842 he returned to Blooming Grove, where he and his wife spent their remaining years, his sons taking charge of his lumber business, which they carried on for many years. He d. in 1852 and his wife in 1874. Their children all received the rite of infant baptism at the old Walpack Dutch Church.
# 23353.

1. MARGARET, b. Nov. 18, 1817, m. John B. STOLL of Branchville & Newark, N.J.
*2. JOHN COOLBAUGH, b. May 24, 1820 m. Jane WELLS.
*3. HIRAM, b. July 26, 1822, m. Eunice Ann HORTON; 2n. Jennie M. MASTON.

4. LaFAYETTE, b. Dec. 14, 1824, near Dingmans Ferry, was bp. in the Walpack Dutch Ch. Aug. 31, 1825. He recd. an excellent education for that day at Delaware Academy. He became proficient as a surveyor, & in 1850 & 1853 was elected County Surveyor of Pike County, serving 2 terms with marked success. He was considered an authority on the location of land in this region & at 9one time he assisted in making a map of Pike Co. Throughout his life he was more or less occupied with surveying. In 1856 he was chosen to represent Pike Co. & Monroe Co. in the Pa. Legislature, and so well did he perform his duties that he was re-elected the following year. In 1862 he assisted in raising Co. B., 151st Pa. Vol. Inf. & entered the service with the rank of 1st Lieut. on March 7, 1863, he was made Captain, & this rank he held until honorably discharged July 27, 1863, at the expiration of his term. While in the service he was never absent from his command one moment, & he took part in several important engagements, including the battles of Chancellorsville & Gettysburg. On his return home he resumed his work as a surveyor, & he also engaged attenstively in lumbering at Blooming Grove, where he resided until 1882. In 1874 he was elected County Surveyor again, against his own wishes. In 1866 he was again chosen Representative in the State Legilature, his district being changed to Pike & Monroe Cos. His ability & experience in the services of so great value to his fellow-citizens that, in 1867, he was re-elected without opposition. In 1877 & 1878, under the new constitution, he again represented Pike Co. in the Legislature, each co. ded for many yrs. as one of the leading Democrats of this section & at various conventions, State & National, he took an honorable part in the work of the party. At times he held location offices, including shcool director. During all these years, he conducted his lumber business in connection with surveying, but in 1882 he rm. to Stroudsburg, relinquishing a portion of his business cares, his investments, the East Stroudsburg National Bank. His active & cultured mind made him a most agreeable companion. Socially he was such esteemed. He was identified with the Masonic Fraternity, having been a Master Mason in the Lodge at Milford. During the Civil War he recd. a Certificate from the Grand Lodge. He m. Oct. 1876, EMMA HILL, dau. of LUTHER & Abbie [DILDINA] HILL of Newton, N.J. Their only child d. in infnancy.

* 5. MOSES WILLS COOLBAUGH, b. Feb. 4, 1827, m. EMILY JONES.
6. SUSANNAH, b. Aug. 21, 1832,
m. THEODORE GRANDON;
2nd. WILLIAM M. BELL of Sussex Co, NJ,

Cemetery, Cemetery, Bloomin Grove, Pike Co., PA
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WESTBROOK Solomon Westbrook, Died Oct. 30, 1852, aged 59 y'rs. 6 mos. & 25 d's.

[WESTBROOK] Hannah, Wife of Solomon Westbrook, Born Nov. 25, 1790, Died Oct. 1, 1878. Stone to the right of Solomon, above.
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** Note: The following is the connection to the earlier Westbrook's. If you need complete dates on everyone let me know but this should help you going back in the Westbrook lineage bringing you forward to those Westbrook's buried in the Westbrook Cemetery in Blooming Grove Twp., Pike Co., PA.

The immmigrant, Anthony Janse Westbrook (Westbroeck) m. Orsseltje Dyrcks
Johannes Westbrook m. Magdelena "Lena" Janse Decker
Anthony Westbrook m. Aeltjen Van Etten
Jacob Westbrook m. Lydia Westfael
Solomon Westbrook m. Margaret DeWitt
Solomon Westbrook, Jr. m. Hannah Coolbaugh
Moses Wills Coolbaugh Westbrook m. Emily Jones
William B. Westbrook m. Ella Wall

Descendants of Solomon Westbrook, Jr.

1 Solomon Westbrook, Jr. b: 05 Apr 1793 in Baptized: Machackemeck, now Port Jervis, NY; Born: Delaware Twp., Pike Co, PA d: 30 Oct 1852 in Blooming Grove, Pike Co, PA Burial: Cemetery, Bloomin Grove, Pike Co., PA
.. +Hannah Coolbaugh b: 25 Nov 1790 in Coolbaugh, Baptized in DRC at Shawnee d: 01 Oct 1878 in Blooming Grove, Pike Co, PA m: 10 Dec 1811 in by Rev. J. Force
Burial: Cemetery, Bloomin Grove, Pike Co., PA
...... 2 Margaret Westbrook b: 16 Nov 1817
..........+ John Stoll b: in Branchville, Newark, NJ
...... 2 John Coolbaugh WESTBROOK b: 24 May 1820 d: in Pike Co, PA
.......... +Jane WELLS m: 29 Dec 1850 in Milford, PA
............... 3 [1] Alice Westbrook
................... +Gouverneur Emerson b: in Milford, PA
............... *2nd Husband of [1] Alice Westbrook:
...................+Milton Dimmick Mott b: in Milford, PA
............... 3 [2] Hannah Westbrook b: 31 Dec 1853
................... +John M. Williamson
............... *2nd Husband of [2] Hannah Westbrook:
................... +Arthur N. Roe
............... 3 Frank Broadhead Westbrook b: 1856 d: 1877
...... 2 [3] Hiram Westbrook b: 26 Jul 1822
.......... +Eunice Ann Horton
............... 3 Julia M. Westbrook
................... +First Name Unknown Cooper
...... *2nd Wife of [3] Hiram Westbrook:
.......... +Jennie M. Maston b: 26 Jan 1844 d: 27 Apr 1920 m: 13 Dec 1865
............... 3 Edward M. Westbrook
............... 3 Mary Amelia Westbrook
................... +J. F. Morris
............... 3 Hiram Westbrook
...... 2 Layfette Westbrook b: 15 Dec 1824 in near Dingmans Ferry, Pike Co, PA d: Aft. 1871
.......... +Emma Hill m: Oct 1876
...... 2 Moses Wills Coolbaugh WESTBROOK b: 04 Feb 1827 in Middle Smithfield, PA d: 23 Jun 1902 in Blooming Grove Twp., Pike Co., PA
Burial: Westbrook Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Pike Co., PA
.......... +Emily JONESN b: 22 Aug 1827 in Sussex Co, NJ d: 30 Apr 1909 in Blooming Grove Twp., Pike Co., PA m: in Milford, PA
Burial: Westbrook Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Pike Co., PA
............... 3 William B. Westbrook b: 1856 d: 1954 in Blooming Grove Twp., Pike Co., PA
Burial: Westbrook Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Pike Co., PA
...................+ Ella WALL b: 1858 d: 1926 in Blooming Grove Twp., Pike Co., PA
Burial: Westbrook Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Pike Co., PA
............... 3 Carrie Westbrook b: 1858 d: 1909 in Blooming Grove Twp., Pike Co., PA
Burial: Westbrook Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Pike Co., PA
............... 3 John C. Westbrook
............... 3 Moses C. Westbrook
................... +Nettie Bishop
............... 3 Fred L. Westbrook b: 1866 d: 1946 in Blooming Grove Twp., Pike Co., PA
Burial: Westbrook Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Pike Co., PA
...... 2 [4] Susannah Westbrook b: 21 Aug 1831
.......... +Theodore Grandon
...... *2nd Husband of [4] Susannah Westbrook:
.......... +William M. Bell




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