Samuel Bevier Brinkerhoff, born in New York, is listed as a surgeon in the 1860 US census for Santa Barbara County. In her 1880 Scribner’s Monthly article, “Eighteen Years Alone: A Tale of the Pacific,” journalist Emma Hardacre states that Dr. Brinkerhoff treated the Lone Woman when she lived with the Nidever family in 1853.
DATE OF BIRTH: September 24, 1823
PLACE OF BIRTH: Auburn, New York, USA
DATE OF DEATH: February 28, 1880
PLACE OF BURIAL: Santa Barbara, California, USA
1860 US Census, Santa Barbara County, California, population schedule, Santa Barbara, p. 156, 10 (penned), dwelling 78, family 80,
S B Brinkerhoff, Surgeon, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 January 2016), citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 6.
Findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8876203&ref=acom : accessed 20 January 2016), photograph, gravestone for Dr. Brinkerhoff (1823–1880), Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California.
Hardacre, Emma. “Eighteen Years Alone: A Tale of the Pacific.” Scribner’s Monthly 20 (1880): 664.
Dr. Samuel B. Brinkerhoff
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