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More corrections and apologies
Posted by: Melba Lambert Straigis Date: January 07, 2000 at 20:27:11
In Reply to: Re: Joel Brewer - Wilkinson County, Georgia by Melba Lambert Straigis of 8988

How do you start undoing but by starting at the beginning.
About 35 years ago when I was comparatively young and not experienced at abstracting from old court house records . There were no photo copiers available then. I was sifting through some of the deed books wills and a few of the marriage records that had survived the fire at Wilkinson County. I had seen the deed of Joel Brewer and his heirs. At the time I had thought that Nicy Brewer might have been Joel's wife, and Hymen Mercer, a son- in- law. This was about 1841. Then when I was abstracting deeds from Deed Book A, I had been noting (Deed Bk) until at the bottom of my page I was running out of space and rushed for time too, so only wrote "Book A. p. 326-327, Nicy Brewer to Hyman Mercer, Feb 5, 1858. Sign. B. Johnson, C.T. Johnson, S. F. Player.
I now remember that at the time, I still thought it was probably Joel's widow, Nicy Brewer deeding something to her son-in-law.
Since the Joel Brewer family was evidently not my Elizabeth Brewer's, These notes had grown cold over the years. So, when I saw (Nicy Brewer to Hyman Mercer) I mistook it to mean marriage. I apologize for that. and it certainly teaches me to be more careful reading my old untyped notes.
I still have never found out the relationship, if any, of Joel, Simon and Samuel Brewer who were on the 1820 census. Only Simon seems to have had a daughter in the age bracket to have been my Elizabeth Brewer who married Irvin Lambert in 1825, Wilkinson Co., There was a Daniel Brewer who witnessed the deed when Elizabeth and Irvin sold their property in 1838. Was he her brother. In a book, "Wills and Cemeteries, Wilkinson Co., Ga., by Jos. T. Maddox, p. 394. He states that Daniel Brewer, 1-8-1811 to 7-29-1887, buried at Brooks Frm. was a son of Simon and Elizabeth Brewer (his wife was Martha Gainey, bur. same cemetery. Since Daniel witnessed the deed of my gggrandparents, there is a good possibility that he was my Elizabeth Brewer's brother and thus, she would also be named for her mother, Elizabeth. Can anyone help on this, please? As you know, I have been searching a very long time. Thanks, and I will be more careful in the future.


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