Samuel Brooks was married to Mary Jane Lightcap, the sister of my ggg-grandfather, Levi Lightcap. Mary Jane died in 1877, and in September 1878 he married Mary Wiest. His obituary was published in the Tiffin Daily Tribune on January 20, 1914.
Melmore has been called to mourn the loss of one of her highly esteemed citizens, Samuel J. Brooks, who died Thursday, January 15, 1914. Mr. Brooks was born April 7, 1833, near Auburn, N. Y., and came with his parents to Seneca county, the family settling near Swander. He had been a resident of Melmore over sixty years. He was married to Mary J. Lightcap, December 28, 1853, and to this union were born ten children of whom four are living: William Brooks, of Shephard, Michigan; Mrs. Jane Leiby, of Mount Pleasant, Michigan; Harry B. Brooks, of Tiffin, and Mrs. George H. Parker, of Dayton. Mr. Books was a Civil War veteran and was a member of the 164th regiment O.V. I. His wife departed this life in 1877, and in September, 1878, he was married to Mrs. Mary A. Wiest and to this union were born two children: Ed. R. Brooks and Mrs. Cyrus Everingim, both of Tiffin. He leaves to mourn his departure, a brother, William Brooks, of Edison, O., and a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Leach, of Tiffin. The funeral services were held in the Methodist church, Saturday, at 10 o’clock, Rev. Martin Weaver officiating. Interment was made at Rock Creek cemetery.