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Re: Balam (Balaam) Brewer b. c 1790 in GA
Posted by: LLentz Date: February 21, 2002 at 18:45:52
In Reply to: Re: Balam (Balaam) Brewer b. c 1790 in GA by Elizabeth L. Brewer of 8988

I am sorry I don't have more specifics except to say that there does seem to be a great number of people who were going from Lawrence County Alabama to Texas and back again. Balaam Brewer does not appear on the census for Lawrence County Alabama in 1850 or 1860 so I presume he may well have been in Texas. Balaam Brewer is mentioned here in Lawrence County Alabama in the Spring Term of 1854 " The State of Alabama Lawrence County, The Grand Jurors for the said state, upon their oath present that BALAAM BREWER late of said county, on the 1st day of February in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fifty four in the county aforesaid did sell spiritous or vinous liquors to one John A King a person of known intemperate habits and others, without first having obtained a license from the Probate Court" On Jan. 10, 1855 there is an order to any Sheriff of the State that on March of 1854 an indictment against Balaam Brewer was found and he was charged for Retailing this states that he is to be arrested. Another document dated May 23, 1856 again orders that he is to be arrested if he can be found. Obviously he had left the area after the original charge. I do know that one of the two Brewer boys that were here in 1850 did move to Texas by 1860. There is a lady who has posted a Brewer Bible record that says the two Brewer young men here in 1850 were sons of Buckner Brewer. I really have no idea the age of this Balaam Brewer who is charged with retailing. I just thought it a notable coincidence that you had a record of a Balaam Brewer. My interest in all this began with trying to find the family of Rebecca Brewer Kirksey McMichael. I am not a relative. Maybe somewhere down the line this record of Balaam Brewer may help someone.

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