My grandfather, George L. Brinley had a relative (I think my father said an Uncle)
named William 'Bill' Brinley that had one leg.
I have civil war records of William Ryan Brinley who lost his right leg in the civil war (1863) on the Mississippi in LA. Does anyone connect to this man? He inlisted in early 1862 at Gainsville, TX for the Confederate Army. Co.A. 16th Reg, TX, dismounted Cav. In 1899 Wm had been in Clarendon, TX for 12 years. His wife was M.J.Brinley. They were married 11th day of Feb 1875 in Montague Co. TX.
She was born in Fairfield, Wayne Co., Illinois
Stating that she movd to TX when she was 14 years old.
William Ryan died March 18, 1916, in county of Quay, New Mexico. His Confederate Pension had been approved Nov 20, 1899.
His widow lived in Donley Co. TX however the notary was in NM.
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