Niagara County

1897 Biography - Samuel W. Brookins

Brookins, Samuel W., was born in Pennsylvania, August 15, 1818, a son of Erastus and Annie (Wood) Brookins; he born in Rutland, Vt., in 1784, and she in Halifax, in 1785. Samuel Brookins was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He is a farmer and has a farm of eighty-two acres, and in 1885 built a fine residence. He was married in 1846 to Barbara Curtis, who died soon after, and in 1856 he married Jennette Brown, born in Porter, and a daughter of John and Mary A. Brown, who came to Porter quite early. Mr. and Mrs. Brookins had three children: Elmer E., born August 28, 1861, and educated at Buffalo in Bryant & Stratton's Business College, a farmer in Porter and was supervisor of the town for two years; was married February 13, 1897, to Miss A. Eudora Hill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hill of Porter. Lamont W. was killed at the age of seven; and Burt H., born March 4, 1870, educated in the common schools of Buffalo and in Clark & Perrin's Business College. He was married in 1896 to Alberta Calvert, and they have one daughter, Ruth M. In politics Mr. Brookins is a Republican, and the family attend and are members of the Presbyterian church at Youngstown.

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