Elizabeth: I wrote to you earlier regarding Joseph Brooks, 1765 - 1836. I found in the First Congregational Church of Haddam's records online the following:
Wakeman Brooks, and wife, Mary Wakely or Walkley, were admitted to the church at Haddam in Sept 1764
Wakeman d. at Haddam 21 May 1809 at the age of 68
Children of Wakeman were baptized as follows:
James and Joseph, Oct 1764
Timothy, Aug 1766
Elizabeth, Dec 1769
Rebekah, July 1772
It may well be that my Joseph is the son of Wakeman, the elder. My Joseph's birthdate was calculated from information found on his headstone. My Joseph's family genealogy compiled in the early 1900s states that he is descended from the Haddam founder, Thomas Brooks. The only thing I can think of is that Wakeman, the elder, is either Thomas Brooks, IV, or one of his sons (verified sons include Thomas, Charles, and David). I am leaning toward David, since that name figures prominently in the lines of Joseph and James.
Which line of Joseph's do you descend from? Do you know anything more of Martha Hubbard, Joseph's second wife?
Hoping to hear from you in the future.