Brooks received his early education from his father. He was a pioneer and one of the earliest surveyors of western New York.
He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1806. He was a member from Ontario County of the New York State Assembly in 1808-09. He served as colonel on the frontier and at Fort Erie during the War of 1812. He was a major general of the New York State Infantry from 1828 to 1830.
- United States Congress. "Micah Brooks (id: B000883)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 57, 70, 261 and 326; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- Micah Brooks at Find a Grave
|United States House of Representatives|
Samuel M. Hopkins,
Nathaniel W. Howell
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district
with Peter B. Porter 1815–16 and Archibald S. Clarke 1816–17
John C. Spencer