Richard Brinkley

15 January 1794–19 March 1870 (Age 76)
Granville, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Richard

Richard Brinkley was born on 15 January 1794, in Granville, North Carolina, United States as the son of James Brinkley and Nancy Coffer Wood. He married Susannah Davis on 22 February 1816, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Richland, Illinois, United States in 1855 and Claremont Township, Richland, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 19 March 1870, in Claremont, Richland, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Brinkley
Susannah Davis
Marriage: 22 February 1816
Alpha Brinkley
David Brinkley
Jemima Brinkley
Samuel Brinkley
Isabel Brinkley
Elizabeth Brinkly
Emaline Brinkley
Francis Brinkley
John Brinkley
Eliza Jane Brinkley

Spouse and Children

22 February 1816
Rowan, North Carolina, United States


    Alpha Brinkley


    David Brinkley


    Jemima Brinkley


    Samuel Brinkley


    Isabel Brinkley


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Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 5

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 24

Illinois is the 21st state.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Cambridgeshire and Nottinghamshire named Brinkley; the first is most probably named with the Old English personal name Brynca (of uncertain origin) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Richard Brinkley, "Illinois State Census, 1865"
  • Richd Brinkley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • R Brinkly, "Illinois State Census, 1855"

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