Here is some info that may help you. I don;t know about her birth date, as is is really not known, only real thing is that we know that Grandpa Stephen married Grandma Sarah in 1818 in N.C.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you want more on the Dutton;s, I haven;t gotten my hands fully into the O;Briants yet.
From: "Joseph Thomas Richardson" Subject: [DUTTON-Z] Sarah O'Briant Dutton Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2002 23:13:42 -0500
Those of you who are descended from Stephen Dutton and Sarah O'Briant will be pleased to learn that some progress has been made in tracing her ancestry. J. Daniel Mahar, a very competent researcher of a number of Granville County, North Carolina lines, including O'BRIANT, has put forth a very sound speculation that Sarah O'Briant is the daughter of William O'Briant of Granville County, by his first wife Elizabeth Sanford.
I ran across a website a few weeks ago that Mr. Mahar had put up regarding the O'Briant Family of Granville County, which contained this speculation, and I contacted him about our connection. He wrote back:
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 21:34:06 -0700 Subject: Re: Obriant Family of Granville Co., N.C. From: Daniel Mahar To: Joseph Thomas Richardson
Yes, I am still at this address.My website is out of date, but I am guessing most of the information is pretty much the same.
The identification of Sarah O'Briant as Stephen Dutton's wife is inconclusive, though Dutton certainly married a Sarah O'Briant in 1818 in Granville County per the marriage bond.The O'Briant family is a bit short on probate records which has caused the gap in good documentation.To date Sarah the daughter of William O'Briant by his first wife Elizabeth Sanford is the best candidate, though a Sarah O'Briant turns up in the 1850 Census in one of the households, a spinster which makes one think she may not have married.But my gut feeling is that she is William's daughter.
William left a deed dated 1820 DB Z, pg. 32 which names his children Robert and Sarah.I also think they are named in the voluminous papers of the Gabriel Jones estate (1835) and the Ambrose Jones estate (1792).Her mother's uncle and grandfather, which help document the Sanford family and their connections.
William's second wife Elizabeth the daughter of Edward Weaver and Mary Hayes left a will in 1850, which does not mention either Robert or Sarah.
Robert O'Briant is often confused with another Robert; his cousin, though a researcher has sorted out the two in records fairly well. Robert married Tabitha Chandler and had children:James, Delia, Robert, William, and Martha; however, this whole family is rather sketchy as no wills exist and most have been traced through tax records and deeds.
Sarah is not well documented and her removal to Alabama would explain much of this.If you can ever sort this out it would be very interesting.A documented birth year of 1802 would also be interesting as William married in that year to his second wife, suggesting Elizabeth Sanford may have died in child birth.
I hope that addresses some of your questions, wish I had more.
Very truly yours, Daniel Mahar ---
Keep in mind that these links are not yet proven, but they do provide a framework for future research. This is the most we've ever had on Sarah's family, as far as I know.