I have researched the Brimberry family extensively for nearly 40 years, and much of the information I provided to Marion Brimberry of Alma, Ill. has been updated with additional research, including our various Swedish ancestors, the earliest of whom, Mat Andersson and his wife Brita, were one of the first two Swedish families to come to America.Your ancestor Joseph P. Jones and his brother Enoch M. Jones were killed at the Battle of the Cottonwoods (aka the Surveyors Indian fight) in Oct. 1838.They were buried in a common grave together with their fallen comrades and a historic marker lists both of their names along with that of W. Houston whose widow Mary Ann Crawford Houston m. John Denson of Houston Co. (my gg grandparents.
John and Mary Denson's daughter Nancy m. George A. Brimberry (my g grandparents).
Your ancestor Joseph P. Jones' sister, Mary Jones, was married to Samuel Brimerry (1785-1837) --- the youngest of the 7 Brimberry brothers.Joseph's wife Sarah was the daughter of Isaac & Mary (Beethe) Brimberry who are buried in the Brimberry-Manning cemetery north of Huntsville off I-45.
Some years ago, I wrote a history of your line which was included in the History of Walker County, Texas.I will be glad to send you a copy if you will send me your mailing address.Another descendent on your line, Martin McDonough, now desceased, provided me tremendous help when I started researching the Brimberry family in 1961.I have always been struck by the oddity of fate that the same Indian fight which resulted in Joseph P. Jones death and caused so much hardship for his widow and children, also resulted in the marriage of my Denson gg grandparents.Had it not been so, the Houston County branch of the Brimberry family would not exist.
As a point of information, our branch purchased and dedicated a marker last year at Old Swedes Church in Wilmington, Del. in memory of the progenitors of the Brimberry family in the U.S. (Christiern Brunberg and Maria Peterson).Jerry Brimberry