I note that the 1850 census of Osage Co., MO shows the following:
John C. Brim41 MFarmerTN
Louisa38 FCannot read or writeVA
Nancy Holloway 80 F (Louisa's mother?)VA
There is a John Brim in the 1860 Osage Co. census with a son Joseph 16 and a daughter Malindy 14 with some additional people.
John Brimm51 MFarmerTN
Mary Brimm40 F(new wife?)AR
Wm. R. Brimm17 MAR
Joseph Brimm16 MMO
Malindy Brimm14 FMO
William Brimm10 MMO
Frank A. Brimm5 MMO
Adelia Brimm2 FMO
Maybe you already have the above information.
If not, perhaps there is something there that will help.
My interest is in trying to connect at least some of the Brims in southern MO with a certain family of Brims of eastern TN.Lavina Rice married a Lewis Brim either in SC or Campbell Co., TN.She was born between 1770-1775 in SC, and she and her husband, Lewis Brim, were in Campbell Co., TN by 1800. Their sons were Henry, Joseph, William, James, John, and Daniel.Their daughters were Rose, Betsy, and Lavina.
This Brim family moved to Lincoln Co., TN about 1825.The son, William, married Mary (Polly) Westbrook, and they had a son named Linza R. Brim, who was born in Lincoln Co. in 1828. Linza and his family were in Tippah Co., MS by 1848, before going to Texas in 1854. Other descendants moved farther west, to Missouri and other states. We, with Rice blood in our veins, have been unable to track these Brims who came to Missouri.
It seems reasonable that some of these Brims may have accompanied their Rice kinfolk to Missouri.My ggg grandfather, James Rice, who was a brother to Lavina (Rice) Brim, had children who migrated to Jackson, Cass, and Camden Counties in MO.The youngest brother of James and Lavina, Levi Rice, had children and grandchildren who came to Dent, Texas, Webster, and Dallas Counties in MO. Today, some of their descendants are found in Greene Co., Hickory Co., and Douglas Co., too.
In recent days, I have found from the current area telephone books, Brims in Taney Co., Stone Co., Greene Co., Polk Co. (where I live), Cedar Co., and Benton Co., MO.
Yesterday, I wrote a letter to about a dozen of these Brims.Hopefully, I will have some valuable information about the Brims from them.
Will let you know what I find out, after I have had time to hear from them.