Found the following newspaper article and perhaps it may be of help to someone researching Brinegars in Kentucky. I have not been able to tie him into my Brinegars at this time.
The Big Stone Gap post. (Big Stone Gap, Wise County, VA May 31, 1894
William Brinegar and Bill McQueen fought with revolvers, at Clay's Ferry, Ky. Brinegar was dangerously shot in the neck and may die. McGueen escaped.