Biography of Hon. George W. Brinkerhoff
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Brinkerhoff, Hon. George W., was born in Wolcott, October 23, 1838. Called from the plow, like Cincinnatus, to serve his country in the halls of legislation, and upon the field of battle, he achieved renown as a soldier and a statesmen. He went into the field as a private soldier, of the famous Ninth Heavy Artillery, participating in all of the most important battles, and by personal bravery gained rapid promotion, soon becoming captain of his own company. He was also brevetted major for gallant service by Abraham Lincoln. In 1891 he was elected to the Assembly by nearly one thousand majority and at Albany was largely instrumental in the passage of measures of great importance. One of theses was a bill providing for the abolition of county clerk's or sheriff's fees, the beneficent effects of which are now appreciated by the tax paying people. In October, 1860, he married Marie Frost of Wolcott, and they have four children, Leslie, Ernest, Eliza and Della. In his present retirement to his pleasant home upon afarm of 200 acres he needs not title save that which is his by inheritance, the grand old name of "gentleman."

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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