I am also searching the Brooks family. Philander Brooks' wife Mary Moss was the aunt to my great-great-grandmother, Alice Warren. Mary Moss was the daughter of Paul Moss, also an early Convis settler. I know Mary was born in Wayne county, New York, 4 Dec 1812. Her sister Nancy Moss Van Giesen was born 30 Oct 1817 in Seneca county, New York. My ggg-grandmother was Frances Moss who married Simeon Warren.