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Brooks/Duran (or Duren)
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I'm looking for info on Hezekiah Brooks and his first wife Martha Duran (she's also been listed as Duren, but I think since Hezekiah's second wife was Eliza Duran that Duran is correct). They were…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Tait Jul 20, 2011.


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Hezekiah Brooks

I'm looking for information on the first wife of Hezekiah Brooks, Martha J. Duren (although I suppose it could be Duran since his second wife was a Duran). They were married in 1844 in Penobscot County. Any info on Hezekiah's parents would also be greatly appreciated.

Posted on July 13, 2011 at 3:28pm — 1 Comment

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At 3:11pm on September 4, 2011, Elwin Merle Turner said…

I'm not very computer literate. I don't know how to take info from my family tree on my computer and send it by internet. I do know how to hit the print button and print off copies. The easiest thing for me would be to print off the info and send it to you.  The info that I print will include a descendant sheet for direct linage plus a sheet for each individual in the line.  The sheets will give other family members that I have listed and my source info. My email address is

At 9:41am on August 20, 2011, Elwin Merle Turner said…

I have some info on Hezekiah Brooks. Lydia Brooks was my father's grandmother.According to the charleston, Maine records , Hezekiah Brooks second wife was Eliza Jane Butler not Duren. His first wife was Martha Duren . According to my father, his grandmother , Lydia Brooks was a first cousin to James Duren, the son of Mathew Duren and Maria Pierce. That would make Mathew Duren and Martha Duren brother and sister. The federal census lists Mathew as the son of James Duran and Anna Wheeler. Do not confuse this Martha Duren who was born in 1826 with the Martha Duren who was born in 1831. The Martha born in 1831 was John Duren and Martha Whitmore's daughter. The Martha born in 1826 was John Duren's granddaughter by his first wife Jane Davis.  


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