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Re: Ambrose/Frederick Brewer
Posted by: Denzel (Billy Joe) Brewer Date: June 16, 1999 at 06:15:30
In Reply to: Ambrose/Frederick Brewer by Sherry of 8988

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AMBROSE BREWER was born 1753 in Brunswick County, Virginia, and died ca 1855 in Treadway, Hancock County, Tennessee. He married (1) Ona Richardson, (2) Sarah Cobb, daughter of Frederick Cobb and Sarah ----, of Catham County, North Carolina, and (3) ---- Russell. In 1790 he was in Moore County, North Carolina, but had moved and settled on War Creek, Tennessee sometime during the next couple of years. In October of 1779, he was serving under Colonel Cleveland at battle of Kings Mountain. He was back in Moore County, North Carolina in the early 1800's, but it has been suggested that as he was an enthusiastic Whig, he incurred the wrath of his neighbors and was either encouraged to relocate in another state or run out of the area. By 1816, he was in Hawkings County . He was in the 1830 Hawkins County Census , the 1840 Census only shows his wife, Sarah, and children and neither are on the 1850 Hawkings County Census. He was with his son, Joab, in Claiborne County in 1840. He was the first Free Mason in Hancock County, Master Mason, Sneedville Lodge No 2775. He made his permanent home on War Creek. He was said to have had twelve sons. Due to an act Congress had passed on 9 June 1832, Ambrose (101 yrs old) on 15 January 1855 applied for a Revelational War Pension in Hancock County (R-1182-NC). He stated that he was a scout or a ranger with the scouting parties of Moore County, North Carolina, from the commencement of the war until peace was declared, two years or more. He served under Capt. Tabb, Capt. Maburn, Capt. Thurogood, Col. Litrell and Major or Colonel (Micajah) Lewis. His pension was denied (no reason given) which could have been from a disbelief of either his age or identity or perhaps he died while the application was still being processed. Whatever the reason then, there is certainly a list of defendants who have filled out the forms for the "Application for Membership to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution". Ambrose is buried on a hill near Cool Branch Church, 3 miles north of Treadway, Hancock County, Tennessee. In the DAR erected a monument at his gravesite. References: "1790 Census", of Moore Co., NC, "1830 Federal Census", Hawkins Co, TN, "1840 Federal Census", Hawkins Co.,TN Micro-Copy No. M-704 Roll #10, "Lanier" by Louise Ingersoll, "In the Ambrose Brewer Family" by James F. Bowman & Dr. Clinton Congleton, "Tennessee Records of Clairborne County Court Minutes 1839-1843", "Register of Deeds" Vol. S Date. Nov 1843- Sept 1846 Claiborne Co Tennessee, "Hancock County, Tennessee and Its People 1844-1989 Submitted by: Dora Brewer Bowlin. Assisted by: Benjamin Kyle Bowlin.

Children of Ambrose Brewer and ----
1. George Brewer
2. Ona Brewer
3. Samuel Brewer
4. JOAB H. BREWER, b 1781 NC d ca 1892
5. Lucinda Brewer, b 1783
6. Frederick Brewer, b 1784 d 19 Aug 1886
7. Ambrose Brewer, b 1788-98 NC m Elizabeth Cope
8. Pettyman Brewer, b ca 1790 d ca 1830
9. Howell Cobb Brewer, b 20 Oct 1790 Moore Co, NC d 19 Apr 1886 Owsley Co, KY
10. Millenton Brewer, b ca 1800 NC d 05 Mar 1871
11. Pleasant Brewer, b ca 1800 NC

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