- Birth Date
- 29 December 1814
- Death Date
- 17 May 1878
David traveled to Utah in 1850 with his family, according to his autobiographical sketch. Further research is needed to identify the company he traveled with. The Brinton family is found living in Utah in the 1850 census. It can therefore be assumed that he arrived in Utah near the beginning of 1850.
In 1858, at the end of a mission, he returned home with the John W. Berry Company. He served as Assistant Captain of Fifty. He traveled with his friend Robert Gardner and Elder Carter.
- Age at Departure: 35
- Head of Household
- Age at Departure: 43
- Returning Missionary
- 1850 Utah Census, Salt Lake County.
- 1860 Utah Census, Salt Lake County.
- Brinton, David, to Brigham Young, 20 June 1858, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 36, box 26, fd. 5.
- Gardner, Robert, Diaries and reminiscences, 1857-1887, item 4, 88-92.
- George Goddard papers, 1855-1899, Journals, Volume 2, 1857 April-1858 July.
- Isaiah M. Coombs collection, 1835-1938, Diaries, Volume 8, 1858 April 13-1858 September 1, 16-66.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, June 1858, 31.
- Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860-1959, Volume 1.
- Missionary Record Index
- Thomas Bullock, letter, 22 July 1858.
- Thomas Bullock journal, 1858 May-June.
- "Utah Pioneer Dies At Home in Salt Lake," Murray Eagle , 26 Dec. 1929, 1.
- Welchman, Arthur P., Reminiscences and diary, [ca.1854-1917], fd. 1, 93-94.