|Birth: ||Sep. 6, 1868|
from the "History of Huron County, Ohio: Its Progress and Development, With Biographical Sketches of Prominent Citizens of the County. Vol. 2," by Abraham J. Baughman, 1909.
George William Brinson
George William Brinson, a farmer and successful stock breeder and raiser of Ripley township, was born on the farm on which he now lives September 6, 1868. He is a son of James and Elizabeth (Mervin) Brinson, who were of English birth and education. James Brinson, the son of Thomas Brinson, was born in Somersetshire, England, June 2, 1822, and at the age of twenty-six he emigrated to this country, where for about seventeen years he worked at the trade of stone-cutter. In 1865 he married, forsook his former means of livelihood and started to farm, purchasing the land upon which his son now lives. His wife, who before her marriage was Miss Elizabeth Mervin, was born in 1836 in Leicestershire, England, and is the daughter of Thomas and Mary Mervin. She came to Ohio in 1855, and through her marriage became the mother of a daughter Altha and a son George William, the subject of this sketch.
Reared on the home farm, Mr. Brinson received such an education in the district schools as the average country boy obtained in the few winter months that were devoted to schooling because it would be impossible to spend them in the fields. With the first sign of spring the school doors were closed and George William Brinson, like the other boys of his neighborhood, returned to the farm to assist his father till the fields and tempt them to give a greater and greater harvest each year. Difficult though the work may have been at times the success of his later years has fully repaid him for the outlay of exertion, for not only did he learn the methods of cultivating the soil but the equally important lessons of industry, thrift and good management which have enabled him to maintain his farm in such an excellent condition that it is frequently the cause for comment. A number of years ago he added stock raising and feeding to his purely agricultural interests, and in this branch also has been very successful.
On the i2th of April, 1905, Mr. Brinson was married to Miss Mary Hannan, a daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Brennstuhl) Hannan. She was born December 30, 1884, and was the eldest child in a family of six, the others being James, Edward, Agnes, Cassie and Helen. Mr. and Mrs. Brinson have three children, two sons and a daughter: Mildred E., born July 28, 1906; James E., born May 16, 1908; and Glen R. born September 8, 1909. When called upon to exercise his right to vote, Mr. Brinson invariably supports the candidates of the republican party, as he is most in sympathy with its principles. He devotes little time to politics and public matters, however, for the care of his one hundred and seventy-three acres and his business interests leave him but little desire for anything but the enjoyment of a few quiet hours in the bosom of his family.
James Brinson (1822 - 1895)
Elizabeth Mervin Brinson (1836 - 1897)
Mary E. Hannan Brinson (1884 - 1922)
Mildred E. Brinson (1906 - 1919)*
James Edward Brinson (1908 - 1976)*
Glenn R Brinson (1909 - 1997)*
Frank Melvin Brinson (1911 - 1985)*
Martha Jane Brinson (1913 - 1913)*
Lena Emily Brinson Egner (1914 - 1996)*
Altha P. Brinson King (1866 - 1952)*
George William Brinson (1868 - 1929)
Mount Hope Cemetery
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Record added: Oct 24, 2009
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