I am descended from Larkin Bristow and Polly Ann Phelps through Julianna Ann (her name is spelled several different ways in different sources). I think I can help you solve part of your riddle.
William Bristow, Senior bought land in Warrick County, Indiana in 1839 and 1840. William Bristow, Junior bought land in Warrick County, Indiana in 1840. William Bristow also bought land in Warrick County, Indiana in earlier years, but without specifying whether he was Senior or Junior.
I believe that William Bristow, Senior was born in Middlesex County, Virginia around 1779 and was the William Bristow living in the Phelps household in the 1860 census. Clearly he is the father of William Bristow, Junior, and I believe he is also Larkin Bristowís father.
Larkinís dates of birth and death are known because of his tombstone. His birthplace is Virginia, and is most likely Middlesex County.
The 1830 and 1840 census show William and Larkin Bristow living in Warrick County, Indiana. William is a few years older than Larkin, but not old enough to be his father (or to be 80 on the 1860 census). From the census records, I suspect that William Bristow, Junior married Sarah and they had several children. My guess on childrens names and birth order are George (between 1815 and 1820), David (between 1820 and 1825), Thomas (1827), Pleasant Green (1833), Jesse P (1836), Minerva (1838), and Joseph (1844). Sarah was a widow by 1850. Therefore, William Bristow, Junior died between 1844 and 1850. William Bristow, Senior died after 1860.
The William Bristow in the 1850 census is Larkinís son.
The Albert Bristow (age 10) in the 1860 census in the Phelps household is Larkinís grandson through Flemming.
If these relationships are all true, then David Bristow and Nancy Ann Bristow were first cousins.
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