Thanks for responding to my query. I don't think we connect unless it could be thru a brother of my gr. gr. grandfather, David Purinton, b 18 Oct 1824, Danbury, Conn. d 3 Jan 1889, in Eden, Clinton Co. Iowa. He had at least one brother, Edward, b 1822 but I have nothing further on him. They lived in Northumberland, Saratoga Co. N.Y in 1840. David married Lydia Jane Moore. Good luck in your search.