Benjamin Brink of Sheshequin origins Free Space

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I invite descendants of Benjamin Brink-1412 (and other interested parties) to visit my newly posted  where I've explored a possible theory of Benjamin's origins. There's a look at some early settlers of Smithfield, Pennsylvania, including Lambert Brink-83 and his wife Rachel van Garde-3  (van Garden), and a consideration of the frustrating Township of Kingwood, New Jersey.
WikiTree profile: Benjamin Brink
in Genealogy Help by Pauline Layton G2G5 (5.5k points)
edited by Pauline Layton

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Best answer (FS) has the following information 

James or Benjamin Brink FS ID 2734V-LQF born about 1742 Kingswood, Hunterdon, New Jersey, USA – died?

Birth Name, Benjamin Jason Brink 

Spouse Rachel Bunnell FS ID KV3F-988 born 1740 Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey – died?

Marriage 1767 Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey 

1 daughter listed

 Mary Brink FS ID LHLV-7KZ born 18 March 1764 New Jersey, United States – died 25 February 1845 Tuscarora Twp, Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA

Lambertus Brink FS ID L2ZT-QXH born 15 January 1702 Kingston, Ulster, New York – died December 1755 Sussex, New Jersey, USA 

Spouse Rachel Van Garde FS ID 2HM9-DNG born about 1705 Rochester, Ulster, New York – died?

Lambertus & Rachael had 9 children  

I suggest you go to to check the information that is available - it seems to be a little confusing in places

NOTE; I am passing this on for your information – I can only be guided by what is on that site, correct or not

Cheers Ross Geissmann

by Ross Geissmann G2G6 Mach 2 (21.6k points)
selected by Pauline Layton
Thanks, Ross. I have sometimes looked at FamilySearch. They've provided a variety of creative solutions to the Benjamin Brink problem, giving him fathers with names like David Daniel Brink, Daniel Benjamin Brink, etc.  Typically the father is born in 1742, which shows other people besides William Raymond Brink have looked to Lambert's family. The combination of the names Jason and Brink seems very rare so I don't know where that one came from.
Since Kingwood didn't exist yet as a township in 1742, I'm wondering whether the name Kingwood was in use yet, or whether all such supposed records can safely be labelled as retroactive.
Mary Brink as a sister to Benjamin Brink of Sheshequin is mentioned lightly in passing in one of Clement F. Heverly's books, and I was never sure how seriously to take it. The Mary Brink who died in Tuscarora Township is in WikiTree as Mary (Brink-1904) Culver. Brink-1904 does not mention Benjamin as a brother, in spite of Heverly. Mary had a son Daniel Bunnell Culver, which is encouraging. Her profile has her born in New York, and Kingwood may not come into it, in spite of FamilySearch.
An item of your offering from Family Search that makes me queasy is that it has Mary born in 1764 and her parents getting married in 1767. But there are sometimes interesting tidbits. Thank you for drawing my attention back to Mary; she might be helpful.

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