Brickell family notes

Recently someone asked me about the Brickell family that were once in Berrien County.

1840's Niles Township, Berrien County, Michigan

Page 4
Barzilla Brickell appears with one male 10 to 15 years of age and 2 males 20 to 30 years of age. Also Females - under 5 years of age and 1 that is 20 to 30 years of age. Barzilla is the son of Edward Brickell.

Last page in group.

Rebecca Brickell shows with the following ages of males in the family 1 under 5; 1 5 to 10; 1 is 10 to 15; 1 male 20 to 30 = Females ages are 1 5 to 10; 3 that are 10 to 15 and 1 age 40 to 50.


1850 Berrien County Census Report data

Page 133 Dwelling 6
Thomas Brickell age 34 born Virginia
Catharine Brickell age 33 born Ohio
George M. Brickell age 9 born Ohio
Elizabeth A. Brickell age 7 born Michigan
Edw J Brickell age 5 born Michigan - Enlisted at age 18 as a Private on 25 December 1862 in Union army and killed on 16 Aug 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.
Mary E. Brickell age 2 born Michigan
William T. Sullivan age 28 born Ohio
Elisha S. Sullivan age 14 born Ohio
This family later moved next door to Cass County, Michigan where they may be found on the census there.

Page 136 Dwelling 42
Brazilla Brickell age 39 originally from North Carolina (occupation Livery Man) - appears on this census along with the following. (son of Edward Brickell -
per Spokane Co., WA 5 Oct 1894 at age 85 years) ( in some Census reports, Brazilla aka Barzilla appears)
Caroline M. age 32 from Ohio died Placer, CA circa 1858 and is buried in Colfax Cemetery, California
Josephine age 12 born Michigan
Emeline age 9 born Michigan
Minerva age 6 born Michigan
Rosanna age 25 born Ohio (probably Brazilla's sister)
Brazilla Brickell additional Michigan notes. Shows as a petitioner in Wayne Co., MI in 1831 and then in St. Joseph Co., MI in 1833.

Page 163 Dwelling number 465
Thomas Brichell or Brickell age 32 born Ohio - occupation Farmer
Elizabeth age 25 born VA
Jerome F. age 9 born Mich. - 1860 went to Placer, California; 1870 Jerome can be found with wife Mary A. in Ten Mile, Macon, Missouri - Then on to Macon Co., Missouri and then moved back to California.
Wily A age 5 born Mich
Henry A. age 3 born Mich
Montgomery age 3/12 born Mich - born April 1850 - took up the occupation of farming - later married Rose A. Woodford in Berrien Co., 15 Nov 1876, Moved to South Bend, St. Joseph, Ind.
Margaret A. Felkins age 14 born NY
Andrew Hunter age 18 born NY

in the very next dwelling on same page 163 dwelling number 466 is the following:
Rebecca Brickell age 56 born NC
Mary M Brickell age 20 born Mich
Brickell age 17 born Mich
Delphina Brickell age 17 born Mich

1850 Robert Brickell appears on the 1850 mortality Schedule for Berrien County as dying in April 1850 at age 57 from Lung Fever he was from North Carolina
Also dying in May of the same year was Harriet Brickell, 7 years old born in Michigan.

1860 Census information of Berrien County

City of Niles page 70 - dwelling 512
Thomas J. Brickell age 42 born Ohio, living in Niles
Elizabeth born VA - age 34
Willie A. - age 15 born Mich
Montgomery age 10 born Mich
Sarah J age 8 born Mich - wed Edward Blanchard 12 Mar 1874 - mostly remained in Cass County, MI
Emma age 6 born Mich - married James H. Woodford 5 Feb 1873 in Berrien County, MI - Went to Atchison Co., KS
Emory age 2 born Mich - Went to Nevada Co., CA

Page 76 - Rebecca Brickle (misspelled in this census) is living in dwelling 557, Niles Michigan, with her
SIL - William Bort and Daughter Lydia (noted born in Indiana) and their children.
William Bort is a nursery man. See note below on Rebecca's final resting place.

1870 Census Berrien, Cass Counties and Beyond

1870 Census - County next door - Cass County, shows Thomas living in Milton Township
Brickell, Thomas C. 52 Ohio
Brickell, Elizabeth 38 Virginia
Brickell, Montgomery 20 Michigan
Brickell, Sarah F. 18 Michigan
Brickell, Emma L. 15 Michigan
Brickell, Thomas E. 11 Michigan - died 1916
Brickell, Frances 6 Michigan
Brickell, Barton 4 Michigan
Brickell, Elizabeth 1 Michigan

So where did all these offspring go? Here's the answer to some of them.
Brazilla headed for California and then Spokane County, Washington where he lived out the remainder of his life.
Lydia Ann (Brickell) Bort (daughter of Rebecca) went to Nevada County California. She later moved to Alameda Co., CA.
Mary A. Seffins went to Placer Co., CA and is found there in the 1860 census with her husband Charles.

Many of these families and associated families moved to California and also Washington state.


Other notes: Same cemetery as Caroline, Brazilla's wife, has the remains of Ammiel Brickell 1813 to 1851 - brother to Edward J..
Son of Rebecca; Edward J. Brickell's 2nd wife Rosannah died 1873, burial in same cemetery per pdf document on line. Also Rebecca (Edward's mother) appears to be buried here
at Colfax Cemetery, Placer Co., CA.

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