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Brooks, Samuel B.

SAMUEL B. BROOKS, attorney, Corry, was born May 18, 1823, in Lansing, Tompkins County, N.Y. His parents, of Irish and English extraction, had a family of nine children, eight of whom are now living. Our subject was the second child and oldest son in this family. His brothers Abram W., Chairman of Board of Supervisors of Cayuga, County, N.Y.; J. Calvin, is a dentist in Lakewood, Mich.; Marcus H., an attorney, residing at Hart, Mich., and M. Hargen, clerk in railroad office at Newcastle, Penn. Our subject was reared on a farm, and obtained his early education in the common schools, subsequently attended the academy at Groton, N.Y., and read law at Lawrenceville, Tioga Co., Penn., with John W. Ryan. He was admitted to the bar in 1854, at Wellsboro, where he practiced until 1868, when he came to Corry, where he has since successfully followed his profession. Mr. Brooks was united in marriage, April 1, 1843, with Sarah E. Miller, of American-German ancestry, born in Colchester, N.Y., March 5, 1825. They have had a family of nine children— Charles B., born June 14, 1844, residing in Corry; Sophia E., born July 4, 1846, dying April, 1882; she was the wife of Charles R. Saunders, an attorney at Cleveland; Gasherie D. and Sarah M. (dying in infancy), Stella, wife of Norman W. Allen, of Oil City, Penn.; Ida B., wife of L.B. Shave, a machinist, residing in Corry; Julia Florence; Mark H., and Isaac Horton, residing in Corry. Mr. Brooks served as Justice of the Peace five years at Lawrenceville, Tioga Co., Penn. He also served as Justice of the Peace ten years, and Alderman five years in Corry, and re-elected February, 1884, for five years more. Mr. Brooks was subordinate officer in the State Legislature four years, and one year Clerk in the State Treasury Department, Harrisburg, Penn.


 

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