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Abraham Brinker
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Birth: 1774
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1850
Bonnie Brook
Butler County
Pennsylvania, USA

Brinker was a prominent citizen of early Butler, where he erected on the Diamond an inn called The Mansion House. After 1809, he moved to the Bonny Brook settlement just east of Butler at Brinker's Mills, where he established several mills and a distillery in 1813/14; he was an officer in the War of 1812. The 1895 "History of Butler County" records that "he was noted for his polite manners and accommodating disposition."

FROM "History of Butler County Pennsylvania", 1883;
Chapter 17, "The Borough of Butler", page 172:

"Abraham BRINKER came for Northampton County to Westmoreland County, and thence to Butler, in 1804. He built a log house south of the site of the court house, in which he kept tavern a number of years. He afterward moved to a farm on Bonny Brook, where he built a mill, a carding mill, distillery, etc. He was one of the most prominent and enterprising men of his time He served as a Captain in the war of 1812, and held several local offices. He died at his home, in Summit Township, in 1850. His widow, Eliza (MOSER) BRINKER, lived some years after him, and died in Butler. Her children were Jacob, John, Henry, Catharine (MCCANDLESS), Susan (HENRY), Polly [Mary] (HENRY), Elisa (PROSSER), Louisa (MCLAUGHLIN), Sarah (ZIEGLER), Amy M. (RITCHIE). Mrs. PROSSER, wife of Charles PROSSER, Esq., of Centerville, is the only survivor."

NOTE the error in Brinker's wife's name--she was LOUISA Moser Brinker.

Brinker's granddaugher Emma Louisa Prosser (1838-1916) married Samuel Marshall Robinson 1830-1908) of Hovey Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. His granddaugher
Nancy McGlaughlin (1838-1907) married Elisha Robinson Marshall of Lawrenceburg (now Parker), Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. Nancy and Emma were full cousins, born in the same year. Samuel Marshall Robinson and Elisha Robinson Marshall were half-first cousins. These related families lived in northwestern Armstrong County as neighbors all their lives. 
Family links: 
  Louisa Moser Brinker (1779 - 1865)
  Eliza Brinker Prosser (1808 - 1887)*
  Louisa Brinker McGlaughlin (1810 - 1855)*
  Abraham McCandless (1814 - 1893)*
  Margaret Brinker (1817 - 1822)*
*Calculated relationship
Brinker Cemetery
Bonnie Brook
Butler County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Burke Stoughton
Originally Created by: Kelly Marshall
Record added: May 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26805034
Abraham Brinker
Added by: Ann Johnson
Abraham Brinker
Added by: Kelly Marshall
Abraham Brinker
Added by: Kelly Marshall
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Thank you for putting in a picture of the grave of my 5x great uncle. He was the father of Jacob Brinker who's son Alfred Brinker was in the Civil War.
- Andrew Brinker
 Added: Jul. 16, 2008
To my 5 x great grandfather..I found you at last! Your daugther Catherine McCandless had Abraham McCandless. He married Elizabeth Johnston and they had Margaret "Kate" McCandless. She and husband James Cole had Fred Cole who married Minnie Garling of Germ...(Read more)
- Nancy Marron Asti
 Added: Jun. 4, 2008

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