Biography of Andrew Brink
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Brink, Andrew James, was born in Burdette, Schuyler county, July 24, 1845. He is the son of James Brink, of Genoa, born in Sullivan county, October 21, 1804, who was the son of Cornelius and Lydia Brink, of Long Island, who came to Sullivan county about 1800, and later to Orange county, where they reared eight children: Mrs. Smith, of Bloomingburg; Mrs. Miller, of the same town; Mrs. Harding; Elsie Brink, all of the same town; James, Abram and Hiram. He married second a widow whose maiden name was Drake, by whom he had two children Cornelius and William. James, father of Andrew J., was reared to farm life, and remained with his father until about twenty one, when he bought a small farm in Sullivan county, on which he lived. Some years later he bought a hotel at Bloomingburg, which he conducted about threes years, when he sold out and returned to farming. He spent some time in Schuyler county, and some time in traveling, finally locating in Genoa, where he has since resided. He has always been a Democrat. His first wife was Jane Horton, of Orange county, by whom he had six children: Maria widow of Solomon Williams, of Burdette; one who died in infancy; Leander, of Middletown; Martha; Ann Eliza; Francis Hollister, of Five Corners; Harriet, who resides with her father. His wife died in Schuyler county, September 23, 1840, and in March, 1841, he married second, Delilah Marton, of Burdette, and they had seven children: George W., Andrew J., Charles H., Margaret Jane, Augusta, William C., and Elsie. March 20, 1891, Mr. and Mrs. Brink celebrated their golden wedding, they being the parents, grandparents and great grandparents of forty eight living children. Our subject resided with his parents until the age of twenty one, then engaged in work for himself for some time, returning to his father's farm later. In 1871 he was engaged in the sewing machine business in New Jersey, and remained three years, and for the next three years engaged in farming. Ile married in 1871, and removed to Tompkins county. He married, September 20, 1877, Frances J., daughter of Roswell and Isabel (Conrad) Beardsley, of North Lansing, born June 2, 1847. Mrs. Brink's father has held the office of postmaster ever since the time of President Adams, a term of sixty six years, he having been born in 1809, this being the longest term of continuous office on record. Mr. and Mrs. Brink are members of the North Lansing Grange. Mr. Brink has been a Free Mason since the age of twenty one. In politics he is a Democrat, having held the office of inspector of elections several terms.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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