Alex Brunton was also known as Alex Catchpole and was the first of six children of Thomas Brunton and Martha Shaw. Andrew's father died in 1892 and his mother married the widower Thomas Catchpole in 1894 who also had 6 children. Including grandfather Alex Catchpole this made for a family of 15.
The 12 Brunton & Catchpole siblings were: Andrew Brunton 1872-1921 Robert Brunton 1873-19 Thomas Brunton 1878-1909 Alex Brunton 1881-19 Facy Brunton Kerr 1885- James Brunton 1887-1956 John Catchpole 1880-1962 Samuel Catchpole 1880-1947 Sarah Catchpole McCune 1883-1976 Margaret Catchpole Thissen 1884-1959 Elizabeth Catchpole Edwards 1886-1971 Thomas Catchpole 1889-1961
Andrew married Sarah Nevins in Perry County on 25 Apr 1903. He worked for the Sunday Creek Coal Company.