James Anderson BRINKLEY Robert BRINKLEY George BRINKLEY James Mathew BRINKLEY Herman BRINKLEY Annie May BRINKLEY Bessie BRINKLEY Ruth BRINKLEY Ione BRINKLEY Robert C BRINKLEY Beulah Mae WILLIAMS Margaret BURTON Mini tree diagram
Robert Clarence BRINKLEY

Robert Clarence BRINKLEY1,3,4,5,7,2

May 18763,4,5 - 18th May 19166,2

Life History

May 1876

Born in Arkansas.3,4,5


Resident in Newbern, Dyer, Tennessee, United States.4

25th Jun 1899

Married Beulah Mae WILLIAMS in Grandview, Johnson, Texas.20,2

17th Apr 1900

Birth of son Herman BRINKLEY in Johnson County, Texas.3,8

3rd Mar 1902

Death of son Herman BRINKLEY in Grandview, Johnson, Texas.8

12th Oct 1903

Birth of daughter Annie May BRINKLEY in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.9,5,2,10

20th Oct 1905

Birth of daughter Bessie BRINKLEY in Cotton County, Oklahoma.11,9,5,12,13,2

15th Mar 1908

Birth of daughter Ruth BRINKLEY in Comanche, Stephens, Oklahoma.13,9,5,14,15,2

21st Oct 1912

Birth of daughter Ione BRINKLEY in Walters, Cotton, Oklahoma.16,9,2,17,13,8

11th Apr 1915

Birth of son Robert C BRINKLEY in Oklahoma.16,9,18,19,2

18th May 1916

Died in Walters, Comanche, Oklahoma.6,2

Cancer of the liver; after surgery at St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City

after 18th May 1916

Buried in Walters Cemtery, Cotton County, Oklahoma.1,2


  • Robert is reported as a child of James Anderson Brinkley and Margaret(Maggie) Burton.

    James Anderson Brinkley
    Birth AUG 1845 in Sumner County, Tennessee
    Death 6 JUN 1903 in Johnson Co Texas
    Parents  John H Brinkley 1814-1886
    Jane Auther Parrish 1814-1886
    Spouse Maggie Burton b 1848
    George Brinkley b 1870
    James M Brinkley 1872-1954
    Robert C. Brinkley 1876-1917
    Second Spouse Martha Garrison  1844-1928
    --  Marion Mixon,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/12166079/person/-321972759?pg=32818

    In 1880 Robert has lost his mother Maggie Burton Brinkley, who familysources tell us died in 1877.

    1880 Federal Census, Dyer County, Tennessee, 3 June, Newbern, District15, page: 9, Hse #75, Fam #76
    Brinkley, J A  W M 35 Widowed Keeping Saloon  TN NC NC
    Brinkley, Jas M  W M 7 Son Ark TN NC
    Brinkley, Robt C   W M 4 Son Ark TN NC

    Mr  R C Brinkley
    Miss Beulah Williams
    Married 25 Jun 1899 Johnson County, Texas
    License issued 23 June 1899
    Filed 6 July 1899
    Recorded 7 December 1899
    --  Johnson County, Texas, Marriage Book (Name:http://www.txgenweb4.org/txjohnson/marriages/book10.html;), Book 10,Page 221

    1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas, 4 June, Justice Precinct5, District 64, Grandview, page 3B, Hse/Fam #54
    Brinkley, R C  Head W M May 1876  24 Married 1 year AR TN TN FarmerRents
    Brinkley, Bulah Wife W F May 1878  22 Married 1 year MS MS MS
    Brinkley, Herman Son W M Apr 1900  2mos MS MS MS

    Robert's birthday is reported as May 1876.  I found that a fairly goodfamily genealogy has the birth date of 6 November 1876 for Robert.

    1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 13 July, StraussTownship, District 62, page 4A, Hse/Fam #179
    Brinkley, Robert C Head  M W 34 Married 11 years AR TN TN Farmer Rents
    Brinkley, Beulah Wife F W 28 Married 11 years, 4 children, 3 living MSEngland MS
    Brinkley, Annie M Dau F W 6 TX AR MS
    Brinkley, Bessie Daughter F W 4 OK AR MS
    Brinkley, Ruth Dau M W 2 OK AR MS

    Rob is buried in Walters Cemetery, Walters, Oklahoma.  Walters ismostly in Cotton County, Oklahoma, but partly in Comanche County,where Robert lived, going by the 1910 census.  His widow Beulah wasreported living in Walters, Cotton County, in 1920.  In the probaterecords, it is indicated that Robert left property in Cotton County,and Beulah is referred to as "of this county."  But there areindications they actually lived on the Comanche County side of town.The probate records for Robert C indicate he died on 18 May 1916.

    Robert Clarence was buried in the Walters Cemetery in Cotton County,Oklahoma.  The cemetery listing has Robert Clarence, his wife Beulah,and one R C, who would to be their son Robert.  No dates are found forany of them.

    Brinkley, Beulah M, no dates
    Brinkley, R C, no dates
    Brinkley, Robert Clarence, no dates
    --  Interment.net, Walters Cemetery,http://www.interment.net/data/us/ok/cotton/walters/walter_bibz.htm

    His obit was published on 1 Jun 1916.  A copy of it was provided by afamily member to cousin and coresearcher Marion Mixon in October 2015.

    Obituary of Robert Clarence Brinkley
    Obit dated 1 Jun 1916
    Original Obit note at top of a book article, Cotton County Democrat, 1Jun 1916:
    "Bob Brinkley died at his house in Walters May 18 of cancer of theliver.  Burial was in the Walters Cemetery."
    Main book article:
    Robert married Beulah Mae Williams, from Mississippi, in Grandview,Texas.  Her father was T J Williams from England, mother ElizabethPoteet.
    Robert died 15 May 1916 after surgery at St Anthony Hospital, OklahomaCity (other documents report it was 18 May)
    Beulah died March 1955
    Herman b 1901 [actual 17 Apr 1900] d at age 2 [3 Mar 1902]
    Annie Mae b 12 Oct 1903
    Bessie b 20 Oct 1905
    Ruth b 15 Mar 1908
    Ione b 21 Oct 1912
    R C "Bud" b 11 April 1915
    --  Cotton County Democrat, 1 June 1916
    --   Later expanded family story in a book, written by Bessie BrinkleyThomas, Robert's daughter, Provided by Linda Mason Ledford, wife ofRonald "Ron" Ledford, son of Jesse and Ruth Brinkley Ledford, via mailto Marion Mixon. accessed 1 April 2015

    Robert's will was probated in Cotton County, Oklahoma, and his wifeappointed administratrix on 19 June 1916.

    Brinkley Robert C - Beulah Brinkley appointed estate administrator
    19 Jun 1916 Walters, Cotton County, Oklahoma
    Order Appointing Administrator Wife Beulah M Brinkley appointedadministrator for the estate of Robert C Brinkley
    Robert died 18 May 1916 at Walters
    --  document courtesy the research of Marion Mixon, accessed 1 April2016


  • 1. Intermentment.net, Walters Cemtery
  • 2. Obituary of Robert Clarence Brinkley
  • 3. 1900 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas
    • 4 June, Justice Precinct 5, District 64, Grandview, page 3B, Hse/Fam
  • 4. 1880 Federal Census, Dyer County, Tennessee
    • 3 June, Newbern, District 15, page: 9, Hse #75, Fam #76
  • 5. 1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 13 July, Strauss Township, District 62, page 4A, Hse/Fam #179
  • 6. Ancestry Trees
  • 7. Brinkley Robert Clarence Probate
  • 8. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 9. 1920 Federal Census, Cotton County, Oklahoma
    • 14 January, District 149, page 4A, Hse #72, Fam #73
  • 10. Obituary of Annie May (Brinkley) Rich
  • 11. 1930 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    • 10 April, Lawton, District 23, page 9A, 921 7th St, Hse #189, Fam #206
  • 12. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #46865950,
  • 13. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 14. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #70429254,
  • 15. 1930 Federal Census, Cotton County, Oklahoma
    • 4 April, Cache, District 3, page 2A, Marietta & Clear Creek Rd, Hse
  • 16. 1930 Federal Census, Cotton County, Oklahoma
    • 25 April, Jackson Township, District 7, page 12A, Hse/Fam #244
  • 17. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  • 18. 1940 Federal Census, Cotton County, Oklahoma
    • 4 April, Bryan Township, District 17-24, page 2A, Hse #31, Rents $5
  • 19. Social Security Death Index
  • 20. Johnson County, Texas, Marriage Book
    • Name: Name: http://www.txgenweb4.org/txjohnson/marriages/book10.html;;
    • Book 10, Page 221

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