David Brinton

Brief Life History of David

When David Brinton was born on 29 December 1814, in Thornbury Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Brinton, was 33 and his mother, Priscilla Branson, was 27. He married Sarah Piersol on 24 September 1836, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 17 May 1878, in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Holladay Memorial Park, Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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David Brinton
Harriet Wollerton Dilworth
Marriage: 14 January 1848
Caleb Dilworth Brinton
David Branson Brinton
Joseph Hammond Brinton
Samuel Brinton
William Henry Brinton
Franklin Dilworth Brinton
Harriet Dilworth Brinton
Sarah Elizabeth Brinton
Eliza Dilworth Brinton

Sources (110)

  • David Brenton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harriet Wollert Dilworth in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • David Brinton, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 


Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name perhaps from a lost or unidentified place, although possibly brought to Scotland from one or more of the English Brintons under 2 below.

English: habitational name from Brinton in Norfolk, named in Old English as Brȳningtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with (-ing-) Brȳni’ (a personal name based on Old English bryne ‘fire, flame’), or from any of various other places with names of the same origin, such as Brineton in Staffordshire, Great Brington in Essex, Brimpton in Berkshire, Brimington in Derbyshire, Brenton in Devon, Brington in Cambridgeshire or (Great and Little) Brington in Northamptonshire.

History: William Brinton (1635–99) came from Staffordshire, England, to West Chester, PA, in 1684–85.

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

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History of David Brinton and Harriet Wollerton Dilworth by Laura Everton Wagstaff

DAVID BRINTON AND HARRIET WOLLERTON DILWORTH David Brinton and his wife, Harriet Wollerton Dilworth, were Utah pioneers of the year 1850. David, son of John Brinton and Priscilla Branson, was bor …

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