Brooke. I. Francis J, an American magistrate, born in Virginia, Aug. 27, 1763, died March 3, 1851. He was an officer of the revolution, and an intimate friend of Washington. At 16 he was appointed lieutenant in Gen. Harrison's regiment of artillery, and served his first campaign under Lafayette. He afterward joined the army of Gen. Greene, and was at Charleston at the end of the war. He was admitted to the bar in 1788, was repeatedly elected to the legislature of Virginia, and was a judge from 1804 to the end of his life. II. Francis J., son of the preceding, died Dec. 25, 1837. He joined the army in 1822, and fell in the battle of Okeechobee, Fla., in which he took a distinguished part. III. George Mercer, brother of the judge, died at San Antonio, Texas, March 9, 1851. Having entered the military service in 1808, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel, Aug. 15, 1814, for his brave conduct in the defence of Fort Erie, in which he was wounded. He fought with distinction in the war with Mexico, and in 1848 was made major general.