William BRINKLEY Elijah William BRINKLEY James Anderson BRINKLEY Jane Auther PARRISH Fortuna HOWELL Mini tree diagram


also known as John Anderson BINKLEY1,3

18101 - 6th Jan 18861,2

Life History


Born in Orange County, North Carolina.1

3rd Dec 1832

Married Jane Auther PARRISH in Granville County, North Carolina.1,4

8th Sep 1841

Birth of son Elijah William BRINKLEY in Tennessee.2,6

Aug 1845

Birth of son James Anderson BRINKLEY in Sumner County, Tennessee.7,8,9

after 1870

Death of Jane Auther PARRISH in Dyer County, Tennessee.2,1

18th Aug 1870

Death of son Elijah William BRINKLEY in Dyer County, Tennessee.2,5

6th Jan 1886

Died in Dyer County, Tennessee.1,2


  • Genealogies tell us John H Brinkley's parents were William Brinkleyand Fortuna Howell, who were marreid in North Carolina.

    A descendant of John Brinkley, Bill Alexander, has compiled a detailedgenealogy of his Brinkley ancestors.  In that genealogy, he reportsthe name of this John Brinkley as John Anderson Brinkley.  Othersources, however, family and public, report him as John H Brinkley.The middle name of his son James was Anderson.

    The North Carolina record of John's marriage to Jane Parrish(sometimes spelled Parish) reports John as John H Brinkley.  Themarriage took place in Granville County, North Carolina.

    North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
    John H. Brinkley, Spouse Jane Parrish
    Marriage 3 Dec 1832 Granville County, North Carolina.

    Jane and John moved to Dyer County, Tennessee, before the Civil War,since their children were born in Tennessee.

    1850 Federal Census, Sumner County, Tennessee, 5 October, CivilDistrict 18, Page 224, Hse/Fam #139
    John Brinkley 36 M Farmer b Tennessee
    Jane Brinkley 36 F b Tennessee
    Angelina Brinkley 14 F b Tennessee
    Martha Brinkley 13 F b Missouri
    John Brinkley 11 b Tennessee
    Elijah Brinkley 9 M born Tennessee
    James Brinkley 6 M born Tennessee
    Thomas Brinkley 3 M born Tennessee
    Harriet Brinkley 3 F born Tennessee


  • 1. Brinkley-Alexander Genealogy
    • Name: Name: provided by Marion Mixon;;
  • 2. Marion L Mixon, Bearden-Langston Genealogy
  • 3. Mollie Mae Brinkley Alexander Family Notes
  • 4. North Carolina, Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
    • Williams/Brinkley/Mason/Vaughn,
  • 6. 1850 Federal Census, Sumner County, Tennessee
    • 5 October, Civil District 18, Page: 224, Hse/Fam #139
  • 7. 1870 Federal Census, Dyer County, Tennessee
    • 21 July, Civil District 6, Page 33 (scan 99), Hse/Fam #241
  • 8. 1850 Federal Census, Sumner County, Tennessee
    • 5 October, Civil District 18, Page 224, Hse/Fam #139
  • 9. 1880 Federal Census, Dyer County, Tennessee
    • 3 June, Newbern, District 15, page: 9, Hse #75, Fam #76

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