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Brindle Family Papers

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17


SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains correspondence, Civil War items, recipes, Bible verses, and poetry from the Daniel Brindle family of Stephens City, VA. Items in the papers range from 1856-1935.1 folder 4/2015

HISTORICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL: Daniel Brindle was born in Pennsylvania, but moved to Stephens City, VA area as an adult. He was married to Mary Wise, who was also from Pennsylvania. Daniel died on August 21, 1866 and is buried in the Salem Church of Brethren Cemetery in Stephens City, VA. His wife Mary died on June 11, 1883 and is buried next to her husband.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Brindle, Daniel,

CITE AS: Brindle Family Papers, 651 THL MMF, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA.

These papers are located in the MMF files under Brindle Family Papers

Bible Verses, Poetry, Etc. – This folder contains the following items:
“The Oak and the Reed, A Fall” by Mary M. Brindle, January 6, 1856, 1 leaf,
Poem (begins with “Oh Goodness!”) author and date unknown, 1 leaf, manuscript
“In Memoriam” to Bessie D. Orndorff from her schoolmate Bertie May Kenney, 1 leaf, manuscript (grave information on Bessie and 1900 census record of Bertie included)
Poem, author and date unknown, 2 page, manuscript
Handwritten copies of New Testament Bible verses, recorder and date unknown,

3 leaves, manuscript
Day book of Daniel Brindle, no date, 1 booklet, pages blank, pages 39-63 removed,

It is an example of a hand-made book.

Correspondence – 1938, 1939: This folder contains the following items:
To cousin Mary (Kline), Stephens City, VA from Q. B. Schenk, Homewood, AL,
December 5, 1938, 4 leaves, manuscript
To cousin Mary (Kline) from Q. B Schenk, March 5, 1939, 8 pages, manuscript

Civil War – Military passes, oaths, etc.: This folder contains the following items: Correspondence – Dear sister from J. H. Baker, Baker’s Mill, Rockingham
County, VA, January 30, 1878 (discusses claims made on Southern Claims
Commission), 1 leaf, printed and manuscript
Order from Provost Marshall by command of Col. O. Edwards not in interfere
with the property of Daniel Brindle, October 4, 1864, 1 leaf, printed
Statement of Daniel Brindle’s loyalty to U. S. government by order of
General Franz Sigel, May 20, 1864, 1 leaf, manuscript
Certificate of Loyalty Oath for Daniel Brindle, January 14, 1863, 1 leaf, printed and manuscript
Pass from Daniel Brindle and wife, March 20, 1863, 1 leaf, manuscript and printed
Certificate of Loyalty Oath for Daniel Brindle, August 10, 1862, 1 leaf, printed and manuscript
Inventories of items taken from Daniel Brindle while he was under the protection of the U. S. Army, n.d., 3 leaves, manuscript

Recipes – 5 leaves, manuscript