Your posting of the Quinton families in Barren Creek Maryland got my attention. My gr. great grandfather Sylvester Hollis is living with Richard Quinton and wife Mary in the 1850 census. He is 5 yrs old and listed as mulatto. I don't why he living with this family. I'm trying to find his origins, birth mother or father. On later censuses he is listed as being born elsewhere. Not sure how to find out where he really came from? Thanks!