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JUST LIKE OLD TIMES - First Florence Township clerk had storied past

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:51 PM

One of the several veterans of the American Revolution to settle on the Firelands was John Brooks, who died in Florence Township of Erie County in 1846. His grave can be seen there in the Cable Cemetery on Cable Road.

His service record is long and impressive. He was in the continental army even before George Washington was given command in 1775, and served in the taking of Ticonderoga, Crown Point and Montreal. He was wounded in an "Indian battle near Beaver Creek," which I presume was in New Jersey or eastern Pennsylvania. He reported his last action as the taking of Cornwallis at Yorktown, Va. His service during these more than five years was in the 3rd New York Regiment, in which he had enlisted from his home at Neversink, N.Y.

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