James Fooks
(Abt 1620-Bef 1688)
Rachel Haydens
Thomas Fooks
Sarah Dorrington
Benjamin Fooks


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1. Katherine Roach

2. Mary Simpson

Benjamin Fooks

  • Born: 1694, Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage (1): Katherine Roach about 1720 in Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage (2): Mary Simpson about 1747 in Worcester Co., MD
  • Died: 31 Oct 1752-08 May 1753, Worcester Co., MD 1


Benjamin Fooks wrote his will Oct 31 1752 and it was proven in Worcester Co. on Nov 8 1753
- To eldest son William, 100a of land whereon he now dwells called "Long Acre"
- To wife Mary, use of my dwelling plantation, 120a of "Long Acre" the remainder of which bwlongs to Isaac Roach, for her widowhood
- To son James, my dwelling plantation of 120a "Long Acre" after widowhood of wife Mary provided he pay his brother Thomas the sum of 20 current money of Maryland when he arrives at the age of 25
- To son Jonathan, negro boy named Simon
- To son Daniel, negro boy Nero
- To daughter Alice Fooks, 10
- To son Thomas, 10 when he comes to age in such things
- To wife Mary, negro girl Tamer and her increase, for her life then to youngest daughter Hickman
- Remainder of estate to be divided among my ten children Comfort, William, Abigail, Alice, Jonathan, Sabrough, Daniel, James, Thomas and Hickman Fooks.
- wife Mary and son Jonathan to be co-executors
Witnesses: Robert Chambers, Stephen Roach, Joshua Porter (WoW-1742/59:112)

Benjamin married Katherine Roach, daughter of John Roach and Alice Hall, about 1720 in Somerset Co., MD. (Katherine Roach was born on 11 Jan 1695 in Annamessex, Somerset Co., MD and died in 1745 in Worcester Co., MD.)

Benjamin next married Mary Simpson about 1747 in Worcester Co., MD. (Mary Simpson was born about 1720 in Somerset Co., MD.)


1 "The Fowke (Fooks) Family in America", Herbert C. Fooks, 1928.

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