BREWER[i]

Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith

William Brewer

William Brewer , b. 1520; d. 1618; m. Deannes Baker , d. 1614..    William & Deannes (Baker) Brewer had a son:

Thomas Brewer

Thomas Brewer , son of William & Deannes (Baker) Brewer, b. 1540; d. 1637.  Thomas Brewer lived in Chard , England later moving to London .  Thomas Brewer had a son:

John Brewer I

John Brewer , son of Thomas Brewer , b. 1565; d. 1635; m. Mary   Grove .

John & Mary  Brewer left England in 1624 for Virginia.  John Brewer owned a plantation here in Virginia which was called, “Brewer’s Burrough”.  John was active in the colonial government. His service included:

1629 -1630           Served in the Virginia House of Burgess
1632 - 1634          He served on the governor’s council.

 John & Mary (Grove) Brewer had a son:

John Brewer II

John Brewer, II m. Anne (Unknown).

John Brewer II followed in his father’s footsteps serving as a member of the House of Burgesses from 1637 to 1658.

John & Anne (Unknown) Brewer had several sons, including:

John Brewer III

John Brewer, III, son of John & Anne (Unknown) Brewer, b. 1635; d. 1701, Isle of Wight Co., VA.  It is not known who he married.  The only known child of John Brewer, II is:

George Brewer I

I.  George Brewer I, son of John Brewer, III , b. 1680, Isle of Wight Co., VA; d. 1744, Brunswick Co., VA; m1st. Sarah Lanier , b. 1686; d. 1729; m2nd ca. 1729 to Alice Burwell , b. 1700??; d. 1744.  George and Sarah (Lanier) Brewer  I had nine (9) children:

1.1.  William Brewer,  b. 1705??
1.2.  Oliver
Brewer, b. 1707??
1.3.  Henry
Brewer, b. 1710??
1.4
.  Nathan Brewer, b. 1710??
1.5.  Lanier
Brewer, b. 1714??
1.6.  George
Brewer II,  b. 1715??
1.7.  Nicholas
Brewer, b. 1717??
1.8.  John
Brewer, b. 1718??
1.9  Howell
Brewer, b. ca. 1722, Surrey Co., VA

George  and Alice (Burwell) Brewer I  had two (2) children:

1.10.  Burwell Brewer, b. 1730??
1.11. Joseph
Brewer, b. 1732

Howell Brewer

1.9. Howell  Brewer , son of George  and Sarah (Lanier) Brewer I , b. ca. 1722, Surrey Co., VA; d. in Western Tennessee; m1st. ca. 1757 to Marian (May ?), b. 1725??; m2nd to Rebecca (Unknown) .  Howell wandered all over the state of North Carolina.

The children of Howell & Marian (May?) Brewer may have included:

1.9.1.  James Brewer, b. 1755??
1.9.
2.  Orville Brewer, b. 1757??
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3.  Polly Brewer, b. 1759??
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4.  Ambrose Brewer, b. 1753??
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5.  Howell Cobb Brewer, b. 1762??
1.9.6.  Issac Brewer , b. 1764??
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7.      Simon Brewer, b. 1765??

Other possible children:

1.9.8.      Ann Brewer
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9.      Reuben Brewer
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10.  George Brewer

Ambrose Brewer

1.9.4.  Ambrose Brewer, son of Howell  Brewer , b. 1753, Brunswick Co., Virginia; d. 1873,[ii] Hancock  Co., Tennessee; bur. Close to the Cool Branch Church in Hancock Co., TN; m1st to ______ Russell; m2nd to Oma Richardson.

Revolutionary Service

Ambrose Brewer was a Revolutionary War soldier.  He served under Colonel Cleveland  at the Battle of King’s Mountain in Catawba Co., NC.

Children of Ambrose Brewer and his wives:

1.9.4.1.  Joab Brewer, b. 1780's?
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. Frederick Brewer, b. 1780's?
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3.  Howell Cobb Brewer , b. 1790
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4.  Pettymany Brewer, b. 1790's
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5.  Ambrose Brewer, b. 1798
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6.  Millenton Brewer, b. 1800
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7.  Pleasant Brewer, b. 1800
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8. Lucinda Brewer , b. 1802??
1.9.4.9.  Ona Brewer, b. 1804??
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10.  George Brewer, b. 1806??
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.  Samuel Brewer, b. 1808??

Howell Cobb Brewer

1.9.4.3.  Howell  Cobb Brewer , son of Ambrose Brewer  and his first wife(?), b. 20 Oct  1790, Moore Co., NC; d. 19 Apr 1886, Sturgeon, Owsley Co., KY; m1st. 10 Sept 1810, Moore Co., NC to Nancy Short, d. 22 Aug 1834 ; m2nd- 12 Sept 1834, Hawkins Co., TN to (unknown).  Howell C. and his first wife had eleven (11) children.  There were no children by his second marriage.

1.9.4.3.1.  Nancy Brewer , b. 1816, Hawkins Co., TN; d. 1891, Hancock Co., TN.
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2.  Mary  “Polly” Brewer
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3.  Joab Brewer
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4.  Ambrose Brewer
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5.  Howell  P. Brewer
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6.  Sarah Brewer
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7.  James Brewer
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8.  George Brewer
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9.  William Brewer
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10.  Orville Brewer
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11.  Martha Brewer

Nancy Brewer

1.9.4.3.1.  Nancy Brewer, daughter of Howell  C. Brewer  and his first wife, b. 1816, Hawkins Co., TN; d. 1891, Hancock Co., TN; m. 4 Jul 1832, Hawkins Co., VA[iii] to Samual Seal , son of Peter Seal  and his first wife, b. 1815, Hawkins Co., TN; d. 1891.   Samual and Nancy (Brewer) Seal  had seventeen (17) children of those eleven (11) lived to marry:

1.9.4.3.1.1.    Pleasant Seal, b. 1833; m. Elizabeth Greene
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.    LuCinda ' Lucy' Seal, b. 1836; m. James L. Vaughan
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.    Elizabeth "Betty" Seal, b. 1839; m. Wm. "Billy" Drinnon
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.    Mary  J. "Polly" Seal, b. 1841; m1st- David Greene ; m2nd- Woodson T. Trent
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.    Zannie Seal, b. 1843; m. James Madison "Black Matt" Trent , b. 1841.
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.     Sarah "Sally Seal, b. 1845; m1st- Houston Greene ; m2nd- Joe Buttry
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.    Nancy Seal,  b. 1847; m. Wm. Harve Trent
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.    Merniva Seal, b. 1851; m. John Greene
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.     Martha "Patsy" Seal, b. 1853; m. Robert A. Greene
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.     Samual Seal Jr., b. 1854; m. Jane Odom
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.    Liza Seal, b. 1858; m. John Westly Davis


[i] “The Brewer Families of Colonial Virginia 1626-1776, Working Draft, May 8, 1992” by  Marvin T. Broyhill, III, pp. 85, 87, 89, 91, 103, 118-120; and “Families of Hawkins County, Tennessee 1786-1994”, pp. 49-50, article by Gloria Rice West, 1204 Kingston Drive, Yokon, OK 73099.
[ii]
“Hancock County Tennessee and its people, Volume 11, 1994”, p. 205
[iii] “Hawkins County Tennessee Marriage Records 1789-1866”, Hawkins County Genealogical and Historical Society, 1993, p. 3