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Mary "Polly" Tharp Brinton
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Birth: 1791
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 26, 1881
Putnam County
Indiana, USA

Mary Tharp's parents were Margaret (Shuck) and Perry Tharp of Virginia. Perry was a Revolutionary Soldier who spent 7 years in the service of his country. He was a true pioneer, moving farther and farther west, starting in New Jersey to Virginia, Ohio and then settling down in Kentucky.

Perry Tharp married Margaret Shuck on Christmas Eve of 1785 in Sheperdstown, Jefferson County, Virginia. Mary Tharp was born in 1791 in Virginia. Her family finally settled down in Lincoln County, Kentucky which morphed into Marion County, Kentucky when the counties split again. It was here that she met and married Bryant Brinton, Jr on 27 March 1812 in Lebanon. They raised a family consisting of 11 children: Lucinda, Greenberry, Jackson M., Warren, Tillitha, Margaret, Lloyd, Perry, Jane, Elizabeth A., and Louisa.

Mary Tharp Brinton tombstone says she was the wife of Bryant Brinton. She died September 26, 1881 aged 91 ys 9 mo. Perry Brinton and Lloyd Brinton were buried near her grave . In 1998, I visited the New Providence Cemetery, and Mary Brinton's tombstone inscription was very worn and appeared to state: "Mary, wife of Bryant Brinton, died January 26, 1881 aged 91y 5 M........." Am not real sure which tombstone reading is correct. In the library, the tombstone inscriptions of New Providence Cemetery have Mary Brinton dying "May 26, 1881 aged 91 years 9 months."
Family links: 
  Perry Tharp (1757 - 1845)
  Margaret Schuck Tharp (1767 - 1852)
  Bryant Brinton (1785 - 1838)
  Lucinda Brinton VanDyke (1813 - 1870)*
  Greenberry Brinton (1813 - 1897)*
  Lloyd Brinton (1824 - 1871)*
  Perry Brinton (1825 - 1862)*
  Jane Brinton Wright (1827 - 1910)*
  Mary Tharp Brinton (1791 - 1881)
  Reason Tharp (1810 - 1844)*
*Calculated relationship
New Providence Cemetery
Mount Meridian
Putnam County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Candee
Record added: Nov 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101180747
Mary Polly <i>Tharp</i> Brinton
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Mary Polly <i>Tharp</i> Brinton
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 Added: Apr. 2, 2016

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