Brewer Family Genealogy Forum
Great timing. I haven't been doing much genealogy for the last year but just recently started looking at this part of the family again. I am almost certain that Henry Brewer is the son of John Brewer who came to Mercer Co with his family and a large number of New Jersey Dutch families around 1790. With one exception, the Brewers of Mercer Co are the descendants of Daniel Brewer and Maria Koenig. I have a large amount of information on these Brewer families and of the Brewer line back to Adam Brouwer in the mid 1600s. Henry's father John would have been my grandfather also. My grandfather was John's third son David. I've seen the mention of Henry's death in 1804 but believe this is incorrect. Henry shows up with Elizabeth Loucks in Marion Co, In in the mid 1820s along with his brother Samuel who moved there with a large number of Smocks. Samuel married Ellen Cozine Smock and they moved there with her brother. Henry's father John died in Shelby Co, Ky in 1822 and I believe John's wife at the time Mary (House) Salter/Sortore remarried Cornelius Bice in 1823. Cornelius dies in 1827. I'm not exactly sure what happened to Mary and the family after 1827 and that is what I'm currently pursuing. I may not be able to get back to you for a couple of weeks but would be interested in sharing information with you and finding more out about Henry.