|Strangers to Us All||Lawyers and Poetry|
"MOSES BROOKS, for many years an active lawyer in Cincinnati, was born near Owego, New York, on the thirty-first day of October, 1789. His early opportunities of education were limited. In 1811, he became a citizen of Cincinnati. He there studied law, and was admitted to the Bar. In 1830, declining health admonished him to abandon his practice, and he has since been a merchant. He was a contributor to the Western Souvenir, and has written poems and essays for the Ladies' Repository. In 1811, Mr. Brooks was married to the daughter of Samuel Ransom, of Argelied, New York."
[William Turner Coggeshall, The Poets and Poetry of the West: With Biographical and Critical Notices 115 (Columbus, Ohio: Follett, Foster and Company, 1860)][online text]
[See also C.L. Martzoloff (ed.), Poems on Ohio 36-37 (Columbus, Ohio: F.J. Heer Printing Co., 1911)]