WoW! Dean - such a lot of information. It appears that these George's have wandered around the south a bunch! I agree that they have to live somewhere a while before moving on. It's not like they have frequent flier miles. They had to raise a crop or something to get money, eat, have babies, etc.
First of all, you've answered my question about Burwell having a George. I've been using the process of elimination on these George's - that's the only way to figure it out. Mine is narrowed down to Oliver Brewer and Rebecca Smith as my George's parents. Oliver is the son of George and Sarah Lanier Brewer. Oliver and Balaam Thompson served together in the militia in NC.
My clue to my George is his wife, Hannah Thompson. They both are mentioned on their daughter, Sabrina's, marriage license to Slokum in St. Tammany County, LA (not parish until 1845)in 1813.
George and Hannah's other daughter, my ancestor, Olivia Brewer, married Thomas B. Taylor in St. Tammany County, in 1815. The third daughter, Rebecca, married Charles Black there in 1816.
Hannah Thompson is the daughter of Balaam Thompson, Rev. War. Vet, of Chatham Co., NC. Balaam Brewer is George and Hannah's son, Olivia's brother. I didn't know about the 1812 thing. That's really great.
John Brewer married Nancy Octavia Taylor, 1839 in Hinds Co., MS. This John Brewer is the son of Henry Brewer and Susannah Mitchell. Henry is George and Abigail Wyche Brewer's son. Nancy Octavia is the daughter of Thomas B. Taylor and Olivia Brewer Taylor.
Your line is different and I'd like to know where our connection is. All of these intermarriages between cousins and in-laws is really hard to grasp for all of us but it sure is fun, isn't it?!
Thomas B. Taylor was born in GA and his brother Daniel was born in Wilkes Co., GA. And as you say, the county came out of Franklin and was huge at the time. I have a reference to a will of a man from Franklin County where he gives a stallion to his heir - the one he "bought from George Brewer". The time frame is correct. I can't put my fingers on it right now, but it leads me to believe that they were somewhere in the area of the borders of Wilkes and Franklin counties. Or, Wilkes was formed from Franklin and they didn't move, the county did. Do any of your land records pinpoint where their land was?
I would be interested to look at the records you have and would appreciate your website address. Write me back at my email address and we'll correspond from there if you don't mind. This gets too big to be put on the forum. I'll also furnish you with a descendant tree so you can see the lineage. It's easier than trying to talk about it. Thanks again for the great reply.
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