Caleb Brinton

Born:Dec 15 1829 In:  Chadds Ford, Pa
Died:Jan 24 1916 (at age 86)In:  Pennsbury Twp., Chesco, Pa

Immediate family

Jane Brinton
His wife
Joshua Brinton
His son
Caleb Brinton
His son
George Brinton
His son
Paul Brinton
His son
Grace Keppele Hetzel (born Brinton)
His daughter
Hattie Granger Parker (born Brinton)
His daughter
Victor Brinton
His son
Jane "Jennie" Brinton
His daughter
Harriet M. Brinton (born Granger)
His wife
Augustus William Brinton
His son
John Granger Brinton
His son
Elizabeth P. Brinton (born Boulden)
His wife
George Brinton, Jr
His father
Mary K. Brinton
His mother
Thomas Brinton
His brother
Margaretta Brinton
His sister


Yale College



Contact information


Personal info

Religion: Quaker


1880 US Census from LDS CD's: Census Place: Birmingham, Chester, Pennsylvania Source: FHL Film 1255113 National Archives Film T9-1113 Page 158D Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace George BRINTON Self M W W 78 PA Occ: At Home Fa: PA Mo: PA Caleb BRINTON Son M M W 50 PA Occ: At Home Fa: PA Mo: PA Jane BRINTON DauL F M W 41 PA Occ: Keeping House Fa: PA Mo: PA Paul BRINTON GSon M S W 10 PA Occ: At School Fa: PA Mo: PA Grace K. BRINTON GDau F S W 7 PA Occ: At School Fa: PA Mo: PA Hattie G. BRINTON GDau F S W 5 PA Occ: At School Fa: PA Mo: PA Victor BRINTON GSon M S W 1 PA Occ: At Home Fa: PA Mo: PA Other F S W 26 PA Occ: Boarder Fa: PA Mo: PA Minnie PORTER Other F S W 25 PA Occ: Boarder Maid Fa: PA Mo: PA Kate RILEY Other F S W 24 PA Occ: Servant Fa: PA Mo: PA 1910 US Census, Vol 81, ED 47, Shts 1B, 2A show him liv Pennsbury Twp., Chester County, Pa., Retired Farmer, age 80, married once, for 46 yrs, 8 chn, 5 living. Wife, Jane, age 70, son Victor, Farmer, age 31, married once, for 1 yr; daughter-in-law Mary K., age 32; granddaughter, Margaret K., age 11 mos; daughter, Jennie, 25, single; Margaret. WCDL obit 1-24-1916: "This morning at 2 o'clock, caleb Brinton , died at his home, in Pennsbury township, after a brief illness in the 87th year of his age. Mr. Brinton was in remarkebly good health for one of his years and was in West Chester less than two weeks since and seemed as vigorous as usual. He caught cold a short time afterwards and this developed into pneumonia, which ended fatally this morning, as stated. Caleb Brinton was a son of George and Mary Brinton, and was born on the Brinton farm near Chadds Ford, in 1829. He was educated well at differtent schools and colleges. He married Jane, a daughter of Caleb Brinton, of Thornbury township, and his widow is still living in fairly good health. There are several children, al living, as follows: Paul, married, residing in Washington, DC; Grace K., married to F. V. Hetzel, residing at Indianapolis; Hattie G., wife of John Parker, West Chester; Victor, married, and Jane, unmarried, at home in Pennsbury. A brother of the deceased was Thomas Brinton, of Brinton's Bridge. A sister was Mrs. Ruth Johnson, of West Chester. The deceased had lived in this vicinity all his life, of later years at his fine home near Pocopson station, in Pennsbury township. He never held political office, but was for a time a director of the old Baltimore Cenral Railroad Company. While not a member of Friends' Meeting, he has for a long time attended Parkerville Orthodox Friends' Meeting, and frequently spoke there. He was of a quiet disposition, but of moral temperament, and devoted attention to religious readings and wrote articles of moral tone, which he distributed quitely to persons of the community. Mr. Brinton was, as said, vigorous until recently and walked much as a matter of health and liking. He was respected as a man who desired the spiritual welfare of people well."
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