David Johnston Brill

Madison Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States

The Life of David Johnston

When David Johnston Brill was born in 1842, in Madison Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, his father, William Brill, was 32 and his mother, Mary Johnston, was 25. He lived in Riley Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States in 1860.

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William Brill
Mary Johnston
David Johnston Brill
John L Brill
Mary E. Brill
Sarah L. Brill
James Murdock Brill
Harriet A. Brill
Martha J Brill
William Wallace Brill

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World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 9

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 33

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Brill in Buckinghamshire, named with the Celtic element bre- ‘hill’ + Old English hyll also ‘hill’.2 North German and Dutch: habitational name from any of various places in northwestern Germany and the Netherlands named Brill, from Middle Low German brūl, bröil ‘wet lowland’. Compare German Bruehl .3 German: from Middle Low German brill ‘eyeglasses’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of spectacles or perhaps a nickname for someone who wore them.

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

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Sources (2)

  • David Johnston Brill in household of William Brill, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David J Brill in household of Wm Brill, "United States Census, 1860"

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