O.K., next day-no storm. In the family of Stephen BRINDLEY B. 1812 and Mary (Polly) HORTON B. abt. 1824, both in Tennessee, there are multiple names with different dates of birth. While the Sarah E. BRINDLEY B. (1855) and the Elizabeth BRINDLEY B. (1855) may have been the same person, but they may also not have been. It was not uncommon to name a child after another child who had not survived. It is also not impossible to have two children in the same calender year.
The 1900 Putnam County Tennessee Census Records list in the 12th Civil District, Family #76; Stephen BRINDLEY-Head of House, born 1812, age 88 and widowed, Halie BRINDLEY-Dau., born March 1845, single female age 55, Sallie BRINDLEY-dAU., born April 1855, single female age 45, Lucie BRINDLEY-Dau., born January 1865, single female age 35, and Willie BRINDLEY-Grandson, born December 1891 age 8. Willie BRINDLEY listed as Grandson would have been Mary SMITH'S child I mentioned in a previous post.
The 1860 Smith County Tennesee Census Records for Civil District 16, Family #661 lists; Elijah BRINDLES-42 year old male, Head of Household, Mary BRINDLES-23 year old female, Mary A. BRINDLES-10 year old female and Carolina BRINDLES 1 year old female. The age of the oldest child suggests to me this may have been his 2nd wife. This is Stephen BRINDLEY'S (1812) brother.
Also in this census in the same district, Family #663; Asa BRINDLES 40 year old male Head of Household, Mary A. BRINDLES 29 year old female, and Martha J. BRINDLES 19 year old female. The age of Martha J. BRINDLES also suggests this was his second wife as well. Either that, or they were children of other family members, which I doubt.
This census places Stephen BRINDLES (BRINDLEY) in the same district, Family #773; Stephen BRINDLES 47 year old male Head of Household, Mary A. BRINDLES 30 year old female, Mahala BRINDLES 16 year old female, Thomas J. BRINDLES 13 year old male, Jahara BRINDLES 8 year old female, Martha BRINDLES 6 year old female and Asa BRINDLES 1 year old male. I'm not sure if Thomas was Stephen's son (I don't find him listed in my other sources), or the son of a family member there to help him with he farm work as he had all girls at that time except for Asa, who was too small to help.
For any more information on the brothers of Stephen-Asa and Elijah, see the posting I sent to David Brindley yesterday.
Now, for my Great Grandfather, Elijah BRINDLEY (1864). The 1900 Putnam County Tennessee Census lists; Elijah BRINDLEY 50 year old male head of household, Mary BRINDLEY 41 year old wife, Mattie BRINDLEY (My Grandmother) 8 year old daughter, Leander BRINDLEY 1 year old son. The 1910 Census for Putnam County includes in this household; Ethel M. BRINDLEY 8 year old daughter, Lettie BRINDLEY 1 year old daughter, Andre BRINDLEY 1 year old son and Sallie BRINDLEY 60 year old sister.
Once again, where did you get the name Viletita DEROSSETT?
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