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Christopher Hapgood Brooks (#47624489)
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Bio Photo I'm a Certified Genealogist whose primary focus for 25 years has been a regional one-name study of Brooks families originating in early (pre-1700) New England. I maintain a website to share this information at and am preparing a book on one of these families, the descendants of Capt. Thomas Brooks, who died at Concord, Massachusetts in 1667. A secondary focus for even longer has been the old Willow Cemetery in Franconia, New Hampshire, dating to the late 18th century, which I first stumbled across, in a state of overgrown neglect, in 1968. Results and maps of an historical/archaeological survey I did there in 2002 for the Town of Franconia can be downloaded at

Corrections and additions are always appreciated.
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RE: Eli Brooks
I uploaded a photo of Eli Brooks' grave, only to discover that it was the wrong Eli Brooks--the death date was different. So I had to delete the photo. Find-A-Grave must have notified you regardless--I'm sorry for the confusion! I'll keep looking for the correct Eli Brooks.
Added by mstress130 on Oct 10, 2016 6:04 AM
Alice & Franklyn Vosburg
RE: Raitt monument
I'll be happy to add photos as time allows. I've a backlog of approximately 500 taken Friday and Saturday....

Tomorrow morning I'm serving as deacon for the first time in about a decade, I'm nervous but looking forward to the experience as well.

Added by Alice & Franklyn Vosburg on Oct 08, 2016 7:59 PM
Trish Cox
Margaret & Caleb Dexter
I appreciate your trying to find the headstones for Margaret & Caleb. As you stated they might be buried there but there are a lot of headstones that are in bad shape. I will continue to try to find out if this is the correct cemetery or not. Thank you for your time! I hope you have a great weekend!
Added by Trish Cox on Oct 01, 2016 6:24 PM
Amy Levesque
RE: Your Contributor comments
Hi Chris,

I visit every year! I would love to meet up - thank you!

Added by Amy Levesque on Sep 30, 2016 10:27 AM
Alice & Franklyn Vosburg
Brooks Memorial Park
I posted a new photograph of the Levi and Shuah Brooks Memorial Cemetery on the Brooks Memorial cemetery page. The only inscription on the white slab is Brooks Memorial Park. The bushes are gone.

The white fence and archway mark an entrance to a cremains only part of the park. The remainder of the park is farther down a winding dirt road, behind a grove of trees.
Added by Alice & Franklyn Vosburg on Sep 28, 2016 7:54 AM
Alice & Franklyn Vosburg
RE: Levi Brooks, 135946597
My husband and I plan to return to Maine and Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Sunday afternoon being the most logical time. We are curious about Brooks Memorial Park and plan to visit it as well.
According to the Levi and Shuah Brooks Memorial Park website (, lots first became available in 1970. There's a bit of family history on the website that may be of interest to you. I feel that Brooks Memorial, as a whole, may be a cenotaph for Levi and Shuah.

Blessings, Alice
Added by Alice & Franklyn Vosburg on Sep 22, 2016 3:00 PM
Alice & Franklyn Vosburg
RE: Levi Brooks, 135946597
I promise to add the Brooks photos to any appropriate memorials tomorrow. Our Wednesday evening service at Holy Trinity Ev Lutheran Church ended my earlier computer session.


PS thanks for the reminder, my memory is 70+ years old so needs an occasional nudge.
Added by Alice & Franklyn Vosburg on Sep 21, 2016 7:58 PM
RE: Dakin updates
You are very welcome.......
Added by Michael on Sep 18, 2016 8:20 AM
William and Henry Dakin (Crown Hill Cemetery)
Hello Christopher,

You are very welcome. I am glad I could help.

Today I updated some more on William and Henry Dakin’s memorials.

Added by Michael on Sep 17, 2016 11:32 AM
RE: Romanowsky stones
The Romanowsky photos are now on Find a Grave.

Added by Barb on Sep 14, 2016 8:23 AM
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