James W. Brink was married to Philena Adams b. January 9, 1840 in Illinois; d.September 1, 1919 in Arkansas.James Gates (who signed Brinks' death certificate) was his son-in-law.
They had two daughters, Irona (b. 7-26-1869) and Augusta "Gussie" (b. 12-1871 or 1872).Her brother, Samuel Adams' second marriage was to Annie Brown daughter of John Brown, the abolitionist.Brink was a brother-in-law of Sam & Annie Adams.
I am a descendant of another brother, Danford Odell Adams.The Adams family has quite a history as well.You can contact me directly if you wish.I have more information but not sure what you may already have and perhaps we could share some info.