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A common Question:
"How Long You Been Working on the Brinley
Currently we have
10,954 individuals in our Brinley Data Base.
To be included in the
new Brinley book please send any data you
may have. You may want to
first to see what we all ready have.
We do not want to miss anyone.
We will be
posting new data, almost weekly over the
next 2 or 3 months.
For the last
14 years Martha and I have been attending
church with Jack and Jay Swope and their
families, in Nixa, Missouri. Back in
Pennsylvania, our Jacob Brinley (1721-1785),
married Eve Hoke (1730-1791+). We
discovered Eve's sister Maria Clara
Hoke(1737-1812) married a Swope. I spoke
with Jack and Jay and asked them some
questions about the family. They gave me a
couple of generations before Jack and where
they were located. Working backwards, we
went right back to Maria Clara Hoke.
Yesterday I picked up the genealogy papers
from Jack and his family, which also showed
them going back to Maria Clara Hoke.
think it is neat when your friends, are
actually part of your family from 250 years
Written by Clyde Brinley
Civil War Records
There are at least 3
different English Brinley groups in the
which ARE NOT related to each other
There are 3
different German families
which ARE related to each other.
Brinley, Brinly, Brindley
descend from Jacob Brinley and Eve Hoke OR
Mathias Brinley and Barbara Brinley,
daughter of Jacob and Eve.
The English Brinley's
and the German Brinley's are not related
The Missouri Brinley
are unique as they descend from BOTH
Jacob Brinley and Eve Hoke as well as
Mathias Brinley. Jacob and Eve had a
daughter Barbara and Mathias had a son
Mathias, who married each other. They were
in Pennsylvania in the late 1700's, in
Kentucky in the 1790's and Missouri by 1804.
Based on DNA we
know Jacob and Mathias were related but not
as brothers. The DNA testing company said
they had a common relative, 2 to 4
generations prior to Jacob's birth in 1721.
Today these families have relatives in
almost all US states.
There are at least
3 different Brindley families in the United
States, which are not related to each other
and proven via DNA. In addition there are
Brindley families with some families
spelling their name as Brinley. Our German
family has one family member spelled
Brindley living in Oregon while all others
are spelled Brinley. He descends from the
Brinley's arrived in the US in the early
1600's and settled in New York and other NE
areas as well as Pennsylvania in the
A second group of
Brindley's, aka Brinlee, descend back to
Ireland and England.