I received this email message from Sally Brinton yesterday (7/03/09)
Her email is: sbrinton08 at gmail dot com if you would like to exchange info with her.
I certainly enjoy your blog, and was so excited to find a picture of the grave of Mary Brinton, wife of James Brinton(1781-1870), and so far unidentified Sarah Brinton. Thank you for this wonderful work. I have been trying to establish the ancestry of James for sometime, but haven't been successful so far. There were many Brintons in the area. Carolyn Crabtree did tell me that the Brintons were known as one of the earliest settlers of the area along with the Harbeson's. Sam Brinton, son of James was the civil war era owner of the Brinton House in downtown Perryville, and Hardin Brinton also son of James, was married to Elizabeth Montgomery (dau of Isaac).
You invited us to send on names of other founding families of the area, so I add the Brintons. Maybe someone out there can add some new info and help solve the mystery. In the meantime, I will keep enjoying your blog.