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  • ID: I2311
  • Name: Ambrose BREWER
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1753 in Brunswick County, Virginia
  • Death: ABT 1855 in Hancock County, Tennessee
  • Birth: 1753 in Brunswick County, Virginia
  • Death: 15 JAN 1855 in Warcreek, Hancock County, Tennessee
  • Note: Note: THE AMBROSE BREWER FAMILY 1753-1855 First Edition 1962 Printed in the U.S.A. Price $1.00 Per Copy Printed By The Sun Publishing Company, Inc. Pineville, Kentucky By James F. Bowman Hopkinsville, Ky. Dr. Clinton Congleton Secretary-Treasurer Brewer Family Reunion Assn. Barbourville, KY. Contents: Foreword- ---------v Ambrose Brewer (1753)------------1-24 Joab Brewer (`1780's) Son of Ambrose---------1 Frederick Brewer (1780's) S/o Ambrose-------2 Howell Cobb Brewer (1790) S/o Ambrose-----2-3 Joab Brewer S/o Howell C Brewer-----3 Ambrose Brewer (1815) S/o Howell C. Brewer----4 Nancy (Brewer) Seals (1816) D/o Howell C. Brewer------5 Mary "Polly" (Brewer) Cope (1818) D/o Howell C. Brewer-----5 Howell P. Brewer (1826) S/o Howell C. Brewer---6 Sarah "Sally" (Brewer) Elrod (1823) D/o Howell C.Brewer- ---6 James M. Brewer (1825) S/o Howell C. Brewer---7 George Brewer S/o Howell C. Brewer------7 William Brewer (1829) S/o Howell C. Brewer----8 Orville Brewer (1831) S/o Howell C. Brewer----9 Martha "Patsy" (Brewer) Isaacs (1834), D/o Howell C. BreweR---9 Nicholas W. Brewer (1839) S/o Howell C. Brewer-----10 John T. Brewer (1840) S/o Howell C. Brewer-----10-11 Volentine S. Brewer (1840) S/o Howell C. Brewer---11 Morris Brewer (1846) S/o Howell C. Brewer---12 Emily J. (Brewer) McCollum (1848) D/o Howell C. Brewer--------13 Prettyman Brewer (1790's) S/o Ambrose---13 Ambrose Brewer (1798) S/o Ambrose----14 Millenton Brewer (1800) S/o Ambrose--14 Pleasant Brewer (1800) S/o Ambrose----15 Lucinda Brewer D/o Ambrose---15 Ona Brewer D/o Ambrose-----15 Brewer Record-------------16 Biographical Sketch of Howell Brewer---16-17 Russell Data------17 Miscellaneous Brewer Data-------18-19 Deed Index, Hawkins Co, TN------20 Census Records of Brewers--------21-23 Marriage Records of Brewers-------23-24 Forward: There has been only one published record of the BREWER family in America. In 1947 Edward Denton Brewer, 610 National Bank of Tulsa Building, Tulsa, OK, published THE HOUSE OF BREWER*. This book starts with Thomas BREWER who lived from 1540 to 1610 and who married a Miss Drake. His son John, it is said, was born in England in 1565 and died in VA in 1635. He married Mary Grove and his will was probated in London, England. John, his wife and three children came to America shortly after 1624. He was a member of the House of Burgesses in 1629. His children were John, Frances, Mary, Margaret and Roger. This last John, according to this source, was the father of George BREWER who settled in Brunswick County, Virginia and died there in 1744 leaving his second wife, Alice and a host of progeny. It is through his son, Henry, that the author claimed his origin and in his book he dealt at length with that branch of the family. In 1936, the late Warren Harold Brewer of Terre Haute, Indiana, prepared a mimeographed paper bound manuscript of the Brewer family. He began with a Thomas Brewer and took up his descendents. This record is not of any great interest to the majority of the Howell C. BREWER clan. The first wife of George BREWER was Sarah Lanier. Mrs. Royal Eason Ingersoll, 1202 Indiana Avenue, LaPorte, IN, has done much research on the Lanier family and has touched upon the Sarah (Lanier) BREWER branch. Sarah was the d/o John Lanier and his wife Sarah (Edmunds) Lanier was the d/o William Edmunds and his wife Elizabeth Edmunds. It is from Howell Edmunds, s/o this William, that the name of Howell seems to have gotten into the BREWER family. Three of the sons of George BREWER, that is Nicholas, Howell and Lanier, moved south and settled in North Carolina. All available information points toward Ambrose Brewer, father of Howell Cobb BREWER, as being a s/o either Howell or Lanier. Several people as of this date are devoting considerable effort to research on the BREWER family. Two of these stand out among the others, namely, Mrs. Janice B. Reddin, 714 North Main Street, Findlay, Ohio, and Mr. L. D. Brewer, 1811 East 11th Street, Long Beach 13, California. Some members of the Howell Cobb BREWER family, however, are becoming authorities in their own right. Any inquiry about this family should be directed to Dr. Clinton Congleton, Barbourville, Kentucky. He is Secretary and Treasurer of the annual Howell Cobb BREWER family reunion and will either answer any question received or refer it to the best source. p 1: I. Ambrose BREWER b in VA in 1753 d in TN in or after the year 1854. His Children: 1. Joab BREWER (1780's) 2. Fredrick BREWER (1780's) m-Lydia (___) 3. Howell Cobb BREWER (1790) m-1st (___) Short; 2nd (___); 3rd Mary "Polly" BREWER 4. Prettyman BREWER (1790's) 5. Ambrose BREWER (1798) 1st (___) 2nd (___) 6. Millenton BREWER (1800) 7. Pleasant BREWER (1800) m-Elizabeth Seals 8. Lucinda BREWER 9. Ona BREWER It is believed that the children shown above belonged to the family of Ambrose. It is suspected that there were others. Tradition in one branch of the family has it that Ambrose had twelve boys and this source named a George and a Samuel that are not included here. The 1830 United States Census of Hawkins Co, TN show him with a family of young children which suggests that he may have reared the second family. 1. Joab Brewer b NC in the 1780's S/o Ambrose BREWER: His Children: 10. Isam BREWER (1806) m-Sarah "Sally" Seals 11. Marshall BREWER (1810)** m-Sarah Light 12. Brackston BREWER (1814) m-Mary (___) 13. Oliver BREWER (1817) m-Elizabeth Louisa Drennan 14. Samuel Russell BREWER (1821) m-Mary (___) 15. Moab BREWER (1822) m-Elizabeth (___) 16. Levi BREWER m-Sarah "Sally" Johnston 17. Joab H. BREWER (5 Aug 1818) m-Catherine Sheard 18. Thomas BREWER m-Anna White The names of Joab BREWER's children as shown above, have been taken from several sources and are given with uncertainty. There could very well have been other children of Joab and likewise, some listed here could very well belong in another family. This list is, however, from the information now [1962] available the best that can be offered. p 2: 2. Frederick BREWER: b in the 1780's d in the 1830's S/o Ambrose BREWER: M-Lydia (___) b 1785 and d aft 1850 Children: 19. Isra BREWER (1820) m-Nancy (___) 20. Frederick BREWER (1825) m-Sarah (___) 21. Lydia BREWER m-Sampson Williams Census records suggest that Frederick had three sons and four daughters. 3. Howell Cobb BREWER S/o Ambrose BREWER: Born in Moore Co, NC 20 Oct 1790 d Sturgeon, Owsley Co, KY 19 Apr 1886. Married 1st Moore Co, NC 10 Sep 1810, Nancy Louisa Short d Hawkins Co, TN 22 Apr 1834 Children: 1st marriage: 26. Joab BREWER 27. Ambrose BREWER (1815) m-1st Susan Cope 2nd Lucinda Swaringer 28. Nancy BREWER (1816) m-Samuel Seals 29. Mary "Polly" BREWER (1818) m-Micajah Cope 30. Howell Pettus BREWER (1826) m-Elizabeth Barger 31. Sarah "Sally" BREWER (1823) m-James Elrod 32. James M. BREWER (1825) m-1st _______ m-2nd _______ m-3rd Mrs. Rose (W.) Helton 33. George BREWER 34. William BREWER (1929) m-1st Elizabeth Cole m-2nd Mary "Polly" Neeley 35. Orville BREWER (1831) m-Marinda Bowling 36. Martha "Patsy" BREWER (1834) m-Sylvester Isaacs Married 2nd in Hawkins Co TN, 12 Sep 1834 to Mary Cope. No children were b to this union and she d 16 Jun 1837. p 3: Married 3rd in Hawkins Co, TN, 3 Sep 1838 to Mary "Polly" Wolfe. She was b TN in 1800, died at Sturgeon, Owsley Co, KY, 2 Jun 1896. She was the d/o George Wolfe and Polly _____. Children from 3rd marriage: 37. Nicholas Wolfe BREWER (1839) m-Mary A. Hudson 38. John Tyler BREWER (1840) m-Martha Culton 39. Volentine Sevier BREWER (1842) m-Dorinda McLeod 40. Daniel Pinkerton Morris BREWER m-Lucy Wilson (1846) 41. Emily Juelma BREWER (1848) m-Daniel McCollum, Jr. 26. Joab BREWER S/o Howell Cobb BREWER Gs/o Ambrose BREWER: Probably b in Moore Co, NC. Children: 42. John C. "Black Snake" BREWER m-Miss Pickett 43. Orpha BREWER m-Alvis Wolfe 44. James BREWER 45. Susan BREWER m-James Lyons The above children are listed with reluctance. Uncertain tradition is the only basis for this recording. A Joab BREWER who was the proper age to have been this one was married to Lucy Slatton. He apparently was in the War Creek section in 1840 but left before 1850. p 4: 27. Ambrose BREWER S/o Howell Cobb BREWER Gs/o Ambrose BREWER Born in Hawkins Co TN in 1815 d in AR. Married 1st in Hawkins Co, TN to Susan Cope who was b TN in 1817. She was the d/o James Cope. Children: 1st marriage: 46. Lucinda BREWER (1837) 47. John BREWER (1839) m-Ollie Dalton 48. James BREWER (1841) 49. William BREWER (1843) 50. Elizabeth BREWER (1845) m-1st John Imes; 2nd Mr. Barker 51. George BREWER (1848) m-Susan F. 52. Esther BREWER m-Mr. Greenup 53. Ambrose "Bug" BREWER (1857) m-Marena Farris 54. Pleasant BREWER m-Hannah C. Anderson 55. Micajah BREWER m-Adaline Eubank 56. Howell BREWER Married 2nd in Pulaski Co, KY, 11 Feb 1876 to Lucinda Swaringer Children: 2nd marriage: 57. Susan BREWER 58. Malissa BREWER 59. Henry BREWER 60. Samuel BREWER p 5: 28. Nancy BREWER D/o Howell Cobb BREWER Gs/o Ambrose BREWER: Born in Hawkins Co, TN 4 Dec 1816 d TN in Apr 1891. M-Hawkins Co, TN 4 Jul 1832 to Samuel Seals who was b in Hawkins Co, TN. Children: 61. Pleasant Seals (1833) 62. Dica Seals (1833) 63. Lucinda Seals (1836) 64. Elizabeth Seals (1839) 65. Mary Seals (1841) 66. Zana Seals (1843) 67. Sarah Seals (1845) 68. Nancy Seals (1847) When Nancy d in 1891 she left eleven living children. She had six children who preceded her in death. 29. Mary "Polly" BREWER d/o Howell Cobb BREWER Gd/o Ambrose BREWER: Born in Hawkins Co, TN in 1818, died at Annville, Jackson Co, KY in 1910. Married in Hawkins Co, TN to Micajah Cope who was b in Hawkins Co, TN in 1814 and d at Annville, Jackson Co, KY 1887. Children: 72. George Cope (1835) m-1st Jane (___) 2nd Amie Barrett 73. Millie Cope (1839) m-Dawson Lamb 74. Nancy Cope (1841) m-Joshua Wolfe 75. Sarah "Sally" Cope (1843) m-Alfred York 76. Caleb Cope (1845) m-Deborah Moore 77. Pleasant Cope (1850) m-Minerva Green 78. Lydia Cope (1851) m-William Truett 79. Fannie Cope (1851) married John Moore 80. James M. Cope (1856) never married 81. Howell Cope (1859) m-Margaret Wilson Page 6 30. Howell Pettus BREWER S/o Howell Cobb BREWER Gs/o Ambrose BREWER: Born in Hawkins Co, TN in 1826 d at Bald Rock, Laurel Co, KY abt 1892. Married probably in Perry Co, KY to Elizabeth Barger who was b in Perry Co, KY and d at Bald Rock, Laurel Co, KY about 1892. Elizabeth was the d/o Abraham Barger & Mary Bowling. Children: 82. George BREWER m-Arkie Hensley 83. Hannah BREWER m-Robert Johnson 84. Mary "Polly" BREWER m-William Burns 85. Justice BREWER m-Sylvania Coldiron 86. Marinda BREWER m-1st Marion Combs 2nd Andrew Hensley 87. Sarah "Sally" BREWER m-Madison Hensley 88. James BREWER m-Minerva BREWER 89. Orvile H. BREWER m-Charity Coldiron 90. Martha BREWER m-Granville Rogers 91. Nancy J. BREWER m-William T. Holt 92. Elizabeth BREWER m-Silas Hoskins Howell Pettus BREWER has a dau born out of wedlock whom he raised in his home with his other children. She used the name Elizabeth BREWER and was married to Silas Hoskins. She was the d/o a Miss Brewster. 31. Sarah "Sally" BREWER D/o Howell Cobb BREWER Gd/o Ambrose BREWER Born in Hawkins Co, TN 1823. m-James Elrod, b in TN 1823. Children: 93. Amanda Elrod (1847) 94. Martha Elrod (1849) p 7: 32. James M. BREWER S/o Howell Cobb BREWER Gs/o Ambrose BREWER: Born in Hawkins Co, TN 1825. Married 1st to (___) Children: 1st marriage: 99. Micajah BREWER (1857) m-1st Marinda Sutton 2nd Julia A. Steele Married 2nd to (___): Children: 2nd marriage: 101. James Madison BREWER (1986) m-Ellen Honeycutt 102. Landon C. BREWER m-Martha BREWER Married 3rd in Laurel Co, KY 25 Apr 1890 to Rose (Wells) Helton Children: 3rd marriage: 103. Chester BREWER m-Ida Bolton 104. George BREWER 105. Fred BREWER 33. George BREWER S/o Howell Cobb BREWER Gs/o Ambrose BREWER: No information on George p 8: 34. William BREWER S/o Howell Cobb BREWER Gs/o Ambrose BREWER: b Hawkins Co, TN 1829 d at Sturgeon, Owsley Co, KY. Married: 1st to Elizabeth Cole b 1839 in KY. he was the d/o John & Margaret Cole. Children: 1st marriage: 112. John "Ring Neck" BREWER (1855) m-Nan Venable 113. Nan BREWER (1857) m-Jed Bowles 114. Howell BREWER (1859) died in infancy Married 2nd in Owsley Co, KY to Mary "Polly" Neeley d/o H.J. & Jane Neeley. Children: 2nd marriage: 115. Patrick BREWER (1866) m-Miss Spivey 116. Lafayette BREWER (1867) m-Lucy Emily Gibson 117. Margaret BREWER (1868) m-James Welch 118. Louann BREWER (1871) m-Mr. Metcalf 119. Elijah BREWER (1874) never married 120. Daniel BREWER (1875) m-Mattie Isaacs 121. Rhoda BREWER (1878) m-Flem Roach 122. William BREWER (1880) married: 123. Newell BREWER m-Sally Isaacs 124. Nicholas BREWER m-Miss. Pritchard 125. James BREWER m-Anna Wolfe p 9: 35. Orville BREWER S/o Howell Cobb BREWER Gs/o Ambrose BREWER: Born in Hawkins Co, TN 9 Dec 1831 d at Point Pleasant, TX 15 Oct 1924. Married Marinda Bowling in Breathitt Co, KY 13 Mar 1851. Marinda d in TX between 1889 and 1915. She was the d/o George Bowling & Phoeba Lewis. Children: 126. George W. BREWER (1852) 127. Pleasant BREWER (1855) died in infancy 128. Lucinda BREWER (1856) 36. Martha "Patsy" BREWER D/o Howell Cobb BREWER Gd/o Ambrose BREWER: Born in Hawkins Co TN 9 Jan 1834 d at Elk Lick, Owsley Co, KY 5 Oct 1918. Married Sylvester Isaacs in Owsley Co, KY 2 Jun 1853. Sylvester was b in Owsley Co, KY 13 May 1831 and d in Owsley Co KY 29 Feb 1916. He was the s/o Elijah Isaacs & Sally Bowman. Children: 129. Sarah Isaacs (1854) m-Zachariah Hall 130. Henry Isaacs (1857) m-Alpha Scott 131. James B. Isaacs (1858) m-Sally Flanery 132. Mary Isaacs (1860) m-Daniel Mainous 133. Preston "Bud" Isaacs (1863) m-1st Josie Rowlett 2nd Tressie Jackson 134. Orville B. Isaacs (1865) never married 135. Margaret E. Isaacs (1867) m-Rufus Jackson 136. Emily B. Isaacs (1870) m-Joseph Blackwell Scott 137. Daniel M. Isaacs (1874) died in infancy 138. Martha Isaacs (1877) m-William Hamilton p 10: 37. Nicholas Wolfe BREWER S/o Howell Cobb BREWER Gs/o Ambrose BREWER: Born in Hawkins Co, TN 12 Jun 1839 died at Sturgeon, Owsley Co, KY 27 Jun 1919. Married in Clay Co, KY 19 Jan 1864 to Mary "Polly" A. Hudson b 9 Oct 1846 in Clay Co, KY. She d at Sturgeon, Owsley Co, KY on 31 Dec 1921. Was the d/o Blevins Hudson & Susan Davidson. Children: 139. Sarilda BREWER (1865) m-Scott Peters 140. John F. BREWER (1867) m-Martha Peters 141. Susan BREWER (1869) m-Phillip Marcum 142. Harlan BREWER (1872) m-1st Flora Marcum 2nd Bertha Spence 143. Blevins BREWER (1874) m-Emma Peters 144. Mary M. BREWER (1876) m-1st John Marcum 2nd Millard Botner 145. Daniel P. BREWER (1878) m-Elizabeth Peters 146. Nicholas S. BREWER (1880) m-1st Lillie Wilson 2nd Myrtie Price 147. Clay BREWER m-1st Martha Belle Peters 2nd Fannie (L.) Pierson 148. Howell BREWER m-America Sparks 149. Robert Green BREWER m-Ollie Fields 150. Roscoe BREWER m-Eva Chadwell 151. Martha BREWER m-Marion Short 38. John Tyler BREWER s/o Howell Cobb BREWER Gs/o Ambrose BREWER: B in Hawkins Co, TN on 11 Sep 1840 and d in Wichita, KS on 13 Jan 1906. Married Martha Jane Culton in Mar 1869 in Jackson Co, KY. She was b 5 May 1851 and d at Sturgeon, Owsley, Co, KY, 26 Sep 1895. She was the d/o William S. Culton & Martha Colyer. Children: 152. Americus G. BREWER never married 153. Mary Frances BREWER (1872-1944) m-Lee Congleton 154. Minnie BREWER (1873-1926) m-Robert Morris 155. Margaret "Maggie" BREWER (1874-1929) m-Daniel B. Peters 156. Lucy BREWER (1876-1961) m-John A. Mahaffy 157. Charles BREWER (1877-1877) died in infancy 158. Emma E. BREWER (1879) m-Frank F. McCollum 159. Flora BREWER (1881) m-Ralph Bourne 160. Evelyn BREWER (1883) m-Clinton D. Heller 161. Allie BREWER (1885) m-H. D. Weaver 162. Bertie BREWER (1887) m-Charles DeVore 163. Chester D. BREWER (1890) m-Erma BREWER 164. Ruby BREWER (1893) never married 165. Kathryn BREWER (1895) m-Robert Seacat Page 11 39. Volentine Sevier BREWER S/o Howell Cobb BREWER Gs/o Ambrose BREWER: Born Hawkins Co, TN 6 Sep 1842, and d at Sturgeon, Owsley Co, KY 3 Jul 1935. Married to Jane "Sis" Wilson 11 May 1865 Owsley Co, KY. Born in Owsley Co, KY 12 Feb 1844, d at Sturgeon, Owsley Co, KY 20 Jul 1913. She was the d/o Alfred C. Wilson & Ann Bowman. Children: 166. Mary M. BREWER (1866) m-William Burch 167. Alfred G. BREWER (1867) m-Dora (Spence) Strong 168. Robert L. BREWER (1869) never married 169. Lucy A. BREWER (1870) m-William Hartsock 170. Howell C. BREWER (1872) m-Mollie Spence 171. William W. BREWER (1874) married: Emma Wilson 172. Emily B. BREWER (1876) m-George Roach 173. Morris D. BREWER (1877) m-Rachel Mahaffy 174. Ruford H. BREWER (1879) died in infancy 175. Wilson G. BREWER (1880) m-Mary Lane 176. Orlena O. BREWER (1882) m-1st William Wilson 2nd Alexander McIntire 177. Felix Norman BREWER (1883) m-1st Martha Lane 2nd Martha Welch 3rd Myrtle McIntosh 178. Sarah Martha BREWER (1885) m-Blaine Wilson 179. Lucian B. BREWER (1886) m-1st Maude Hughes 2nd Buena (R) Denton p 12: 40. Morris BREWER S/o Howell Cobb BREWER Gs/o Ambrose BREWER: Born in Hawkins Co, TN 30 May 1846, and d Alton, MO 1 May 1900. Married in Owsley Co, KY to Lucy A. Wilson. Born in Owsley Co, KY 15 Apr 1846 and d at Alton, MO 4 Jun 1921. Children: 180. Mellie BREWER (1867) m-Grant Rickard 181. Nancy M. BREWER (1869) m-Thomas Royal 182. Emily BREWER (1870) m-James Reece 183. Frank Finley BREWER (1872) m-Stella Bartsfield 184. Sarah Martha BREWER (1873) m-Joseph Royal 185. Daniel H. BREWER (1874) 186. Nicholas Wolfe BREWER (1875) 187. Lillie BREWER (1878) m-#1: Claude Rennick; m-#2: Mr (___) Van Fleet 188. Volentine S. BREWER (1879) m-Bertha Judd 189. Lula BREWER (1880) m-#1: Carl Andrews; m-#2: Mr (___) Roe 190. Leonard BREWER never married 191. Mary BREWER m-Sam Galloway 192. Etta BREWER m-Earl Gunby 193. Charlie BREWER m-Ruth Hart 194. Thomas Alfred BREWER 195. Arthur BREWER 196. Oscar BREWER p 13: 41. Emily Juelma BREWER D/o Howell Cobb BREWER Gd/o Ambrose BREWER: Born in Hawkins Co, TN 7 May 1848 and d in Owsley Co, KY 9 Nov 1929. Married in Owsley Co, TN to Daniel McCollum, Jr. 18 Oct 1866. He was b in Owsley Co, KY 27 Jul 1841 and d in Owsley Co, KY 26 Apr 1898. Daniel was the s/o Daniel McCollum & Lydia Johnson. Children: 197. William H. McCollum (1868) m-Eliza Bell (Flanery) Quillen 198. Lucy J. McCollum (1870) m-James Anderson 199. Mary E. McCollum (1872) never married 200. Frank McCollum (1872) m-Emma E. BREWER 201. Charles G. McCollum (1873) m-1st Susan Campbell 2nd Mary Farley 3rd Margaret B. O'Dell 4th Myrtle (Combs) Scott 202. Martha M. McCollum (1875) m-Edward Campbell 203. Minnie McCollum (1877) never married 204. Ida M. McCollum (1879) m-Charles Eversole 205. Emily F. McCollum (1881) never married 206. Nannie McCollum (1883) died in infancy 4. Prettyman BREWER S/o Ambrose BREWER: Born in the 1790's and d in the 1830's. Married Sarah (___) b in NC 1804. She d aft 1850. Children: 207. Howell BREWER (1821) m-Mary A. Thomas 208. Elizabeth BREWER (1827) m-Joseph Thomas 209. Nancy BREWER (1830) never married Census records suggest that Prettyman had two boys and four girls. There seems to be basis for the thought that Sarah, wf/o Prettyman, was either a Wilder or Williams before her marriage. p 14: 5. Ambrose BREWER S/o Ambrose BREWER: Probably b in NC in 1798. Children: An Ambrose BREWER, possibly this one, m-Elizabeth Cope, d/o James Cope and sis/o Susan Cope who m-Ambrose BREWER s/o Howell C. BREWER. 6. Millenton BREWER S/o Ambrose BREWER: Probably b in NC in 1800. Children: 220. Enos BREWER (1820) m-#1: Matilda (___); m-#2: Mary Ann (___) 221. Rhoda BREWER (1824) m-George Wilder Census records suggest that Millenton had one son and four daughters. p 15: 7. Pleasant BREWER S/o Ambrose BREWER: b NC in 1800. m-Elizabeth Seals. Children: 225. Russell BREWER 226. John BREWER 227. Benjamin BREWER 228. Daniel BREWER 229. Samuel BREWER 230. Burton BREWER 231. Eliza BREWER m-Jordon Edmonds 232. Rebecca BREWER m-George Presley 233. Sinda BREWER m-Drury Maynard 234. Fannie BREWER m-Zeke Maynard 235. Margaret BREWER m-Quint Sweat 236. Nancy BREWER m-Quint Sweat 8. Lucinda BREWER D/o Ambrose BREWER: No information 9. Ona BREWER D/o Ambrose BREWER: No information pp 16-17: BREWER Record Ambrose BREWER (No. 1) started with two children from Holland to come to the United States. He took sick on the ship and died, leaving his two children, a boy and a girl. The boy's name was Luther. The girl married a man by the name of Webber and left for some of the first settlements. It was never known what became of her. Luther BREWER raised a family. Some of his boys probably settled in the northeast states-VT and other states. One of his sons was named Ambrose (No. 2) who had several sons, some were named as follows: Joab, Moab, Sam, Howell (No. 1), Mit, Ambrose (No. 3) and six more boys, names not known. Ambrose (No. 3) who was called "Dodger," Sam and Howell (No. 1) came into Hancock Co, TN from Buncomb Co, NC that being the place that Ambrose (No. 2) lived and raised those ten boys. Some of the brothers went to AL and MS and others remained and stayed in NC. Howell (No. 1) later settled in Owsley Co, KY. He remained in KY, raised a big family, names as follows: Ambrose (No. 4), Joab, George (No. 1), Jim (No. 1) Bill (No. 1), Howell (No. 2) and Orville. Several girls, Polly Cope, Nancy Seals, Sally Elrod and Patsy Isaacs. The above were his first children. His second wife's children were Nick, John (No. 1), Morris and Valentine and a girl Emily McCollum. Ambrose (No. 4) settled in Hancock Co, TN, and later came to Cumberland Gap, then from there to Jackson Co, KY, raising a big family. Names as follows: sons were John (No. 2), Jim (No.2), Bill (No. 2), George (No. 2), Howell (No. 3), Pleas (No. 1), Ambrose (No. 5) and Cager. Girls were Lucinda Sullivan, Betty Imes, later Betty Barker, and Esther. These were his first wife's children. His second wife's children were Susie, Malissa, Henry and Sam. John (No. 2) had children named Minerva, Ambrose, Charley, Jim, Frank, William, George and Lula. Jim (No. 2) died during the Civil War and was never married. Bill (No. 2) had no children. George, by his first wife Doxie, had Jim, Dora, Maggie, Edd, Dolly, Tip and Vina. By his second wife he had Susie, Bertha, Boone, Ambrose and Howell, son of John (No. 2) had by his first wife, John and Cyntha. By his second wife he had John and Sol. By his second wife he had Eva, Charles, Elza, Ollie, Dee and Stella. Ambrose "Bug", son of Ambrose (No. 4) had Mary, Sarah, Pleas, Charlie, Dora and Cornelius. Cager, son of Ambrose (No. 4) had Cordelia, Mack, Tishie, Doxie, Belle, Lottie, Maude and Lillie. The above record was given to James F. Bowman by Rev. Ealen P. BREWER, Corbin, KY in 1959. His ancestry ran back through Rev. Charles G., John, Ambrose, Howell and Ambrose. This record was said to have been made by some of Rev. Ealen P. BREWER's relatives who lived in Arkansas. p 18: The History of Moore Co, NC, Appendage B, p. 194 under topic: "Permanent 18th Century Settlers" says that Howell (Dutchman) Bruer was at Deep River in 1754 with Near (sic) and George Bruer there by 1777, and Ambrose Bruer by 1787. On page 191 it says that "the Seals were in Moore from 1755-1789 after which they moved to TN too." ----this information furnished by Mrs. Janice B. Reddin. The following is quoted from a letter written in 1953 by W. E. BREWER of Ventura, CA, who was then seventy-five years of age to James F. Bowman: " my Grand Daddy's name was Samuel Russell BREWER. He was the youngest of five brothers and when he passed away at the age of 75 the others were all living and their names were as follows: Brackston, Joab, Mowab, and Oliver. They all lived in TN and I understood their forefathers came there from North Carolina in an early day." p 19: Ambrose BREWER The following record is taken from The Hamblen TN History, as contributed by Nova M. Mertens (Mrs. Frederick C.) 1014 Cameron Street, Indianapolis 3, Indiana, through Mrs. Janice B. Reddin. "The founder of the family in which this work is interested was Ambrose BREWER. He lived in what is now Catawba Co, NC, b abt 1760. He served under Colonel Cleveland at the battle of King's Mountain, 7 Oct 1789, Revolutionary War. Soon after this he moved over the mountains and settled on War Creek, in what is now Hancock Co, TN, one of the first settlers of the locality. He was a Free Mason. He had a wife and son, Joab, at this time.Afterwards several other children were born: Frederick, George, Ambrose,Lucinda, Ona, and possibly others. Joab had two sons that are known: Marshall and Isam. Marshall m-Sarah Light and had sons, Oliver, who married Armilda Ramsey, and James Ambrose** who married Sarah C. Ramsey, sister of Armilda. Isam BREWER was the father of Larkin BREWER. Ambrose BREWER, Pension File R 1182 for Revolutionary War service from North Carolina. Pension was denied but record does not show for what reason. Record indicates Ambrose was b in VA around 1753. He later moved to North Carolina from which state he was said to have served in the war. He was still living in Hancock Co, TN, when he applied for a pension in 1854 at which time he was 101 years of age. John R. Smith bore witness to this service. The founders of the BREWER family in America came from Holland, sometime prior to the Amer Rev. The Dutch spelling of the name was said to be 'Brauer." They were members of a colony of several families that landed at Hackensack, NJ, and from there emigrated to southern VA, NC and east TN. From there settlements. later they moved on into KY, IN and other states. They were patriotic and influential citizens wherever they lived. Sarah C, above, also their sister) Isam was the father of Larkin BREWER. (Information shared by Gloria Jones at gjones41@cox.net)

    Father: Howell BREWER b: ABT 1722 in Surry County, Virginia
    Mother: Celia ( UNKNOWN )

    Father: Lanier BREWER b: ABT 1716 in Surry County, Virginia
    Mother: Joanna ( UNKNOWN ) b: 1716