Biography of Garry Brinckerhoff of Batavia, NY





Garry Brinckerhoff was a native of the eastern part of the State, served in the War of the Revolution, drew a pension, and died in 1840 at Fishkill-on-the-Hudson, at the age of 99 years. His wife, Phebe, bore him five children, viz.: Stephen, Daniel, Maria, Emeline, and Cornelius. The latter, a native of Dutchess County, came to Batavia in 1840, and died in Rochester in 1881, aged 69 years. He was a master mechanic in wood, iron, and steel, was an inventor and manufacturer of agricultural implements, built the plow factory in Batavia, and was well known in Western New York. His wife was Catherine, daughter of William Russell, of Poughkeepsie. Their children were Alonzo, Emma, Byron, Phebe, Horace, and Garry R. Garry R. Brinckerhoff was born in Fishkill, N. Y., and married Olive A Moulton, of Alexander, daughter, of Lewis and Melvina (Benedict) Moulton. Their children are Elsie L, Ralph M., Mabel, Lewis C., and Mary M. (deceased). Mr. Brinckerhoff is a farmer and resides on road 48, where he has lived for three years. Cornelius Brinckerhoff built the first successful mowing machine in use in Western New York, and is the inventor of the rake for reaping machines, and also of the self-holding furrow guage plow, having a diploma awarded for the same from the American Institute in 1853. He was the owner and captain for 20 years of the vessel Samuel Coddington, which run from New York, and was the inventor of the augur that bores a a square hole, the patent of which is now owned by Mayor Parsons, of Rochester, N. Y.

FROM:
Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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