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Henry & Hannah Brewer of Davidson Co., TN
Posted by: Lou Poole (ID *****7703) Date: December 28, 2002 at 08:36:18
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I've only very recently begun researching my wife's Brewer connections. I am very interested in knowing more about the Henry Brewer household in the 1850 Davidson Co., TN, census:

Henry Brewer, 59, Farmer, b. NC
Hannah Brewer, 30, Keeping house, b. NC
Margaret Brewer, 8, b. TN
James Brewer, 6, b. TN
Nancy Brewer, 1/12. b. TN

Judging by the differences in their ages, I'd guess that Hannah was probably the second wife of Henry. They had obviously been married only 8-9 years, and were probably married in NC, since they both listed this as their birth place.

I have not yet found either Henry (because he had died?) or Hannah in the 1860 TN census.

In the 1870 Davidson Co., TN, census Hannah Brewer, age 55, b. NC, is "keeping house" in the household of John Andrew, age 53. Living with her were Nancy, age 18, and John age 17.

Nancy Brewer, daughter of Henry and Hannah, married Robert Horton on 24 November 1872 in Williamson County, TN, and in the 1880 census they were living in Davidson County. Nancy, in this census, listed her age as 28, with both her parents born in NC.

I have more information on the Horton family if anyone wants, but I am particularly interested in learning who Henry and Hannah's parents were, or at the very least, where in NC they might have come from.

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