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Brenton, William, sons Adam & Robert Samuel

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Re: Brenton, William, sons Adam & Robert Samuel

Posted: 23 Sep 2012 6:45PM GMT
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Mundy's Station later became Romona, which is located in the Northeastern section of Washington Township, in which is located the county seat, Spencer. "Where the county seat was to be located was for some time in doubt.... Mundy's Station was...a rival. Brintonsville was laid off by Adam Brinton, an eccentric old bachelor, at what is now called Mundy's Station. It would have been a formidable rival for the county seat but for an attempt of Mr. Brinton to make a speculation out of his lots....he employed a venerable preacher to act as 'puffer' and run up the price of the lots; but the people getting wind of this...refused to invest...." (p. 663-4) "in the year 1819, the first tax was levied.... In this year, John Dunn's ferry was taxed $5, and that of Adam Brinton $8." (p. 695) OWEN COUNTY, INDIANA, 1884, Charles Blanshard, editor. First Edition, Second Printing 1997. If you want something more exact, I think you would have results by contacting the Owen County Public Library in Spencer, Indiana. They have a very useful and helpful genealogy section.
Cordially, nancy
Nancy R. Scott.
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