David Brinkerhoff

19 September 1815–10 October 1892 (Age 77)
Cayuga, Aurelius, Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life of David

When David Brinkerhoff was born on 19 September 1815, in Cayuga, Aurelius, Cayuga, New York, United States, his father, Joris (George R) Brinkerhoff, was 30 and his mother, Jacomijntie Bevier, was 26. He married Harriet Benson about 1836, in Niles, Cayuga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Owasco, Owasco, Cayuga, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died on 10 October 1892, at the age of 77, and was buried in Plymouth Township, Richland, Ohio, United States.

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David Brinkerhoff
Harriet Benson
Marriage: about 1836
Lillias Elizabeth Brinkerhoff
Alma Maria Brinkerhoff
George Brinkerhoff
Sarah Brinkerhoff
Lois Brinkerhoff
Jennie H. Brinkerhoff
Samuel A. Brinkerhoff

Spouse and Children

about 1836
Niles, Cayuga, New York, United States


    Lillias Elizabeth Brinkerhoff


    Alma Maria Brinkerhoff


    George Brinkerhoff


    Sarah Brinkerhoff


    Lois Brinkerhoff


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 5

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 21

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Dutch and German: habitational name from a place so called (there is one in North Rhine-Westphalia), originally named as ‘the farmstead (hof) in low-lying pastureland ( see Brink )’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • David Brinkerhoff, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • David Brinkerhoof, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David Brinkerhoff, "United States Census, 1850"

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