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Re: Wyche Brewer, GA, ALA, MS
Posted by: L. F. Wright (ID *****4236) Date: July 18, 2003 at 04:21:44
In Reply to: Re: Wyche Brewer, GA, ALA, MS by Robin Garland of 8985

       Thank you for you information. I have identified 10 different Brewer land patents most in 1837, but a few at a later date. I will summarize the information here, although I am sure you have also looked at this information, available on the BLM Website
Name              County       Date        Doc. #       Sec.       TWP       Rng.       Aliquot       Acres       Other Patentees
Brewer       George W.       Sumter       5-15-1837       2307       8       18N       1W       E1/2SE       79.98       Lake       Joseph
Brewer       George W.       Sumter       3-15-1837       2448       21       18N       1W       NW       159.79       Brewer       Thomas I.
Brewer       Matthew H.       Sumter       5-15-1837       2309       21       18N       1W       W1/2SW       79.89              
Brewer       George W.       Sumter       5-15-1837       2308       21       18N       1W       E1/2SW       79.89              
Brewer       William       Choctaw       3-15-1837       2311       13       13N       2W       N1/2NW       80.42       Needham       Benjamin
Brewer       William       Choctaw       8-1-1837       10951       14       13N       3W       NENE       40.07              
Brewer       William       Choctaw       11-2-1837       11967       14       13N       3W       NESW       40.08              
Brewer       William       Sumter       3-15-1837       2620       8       19N       2W       W1/2SE       79.77              
Brewer       Wyche       Sumter       5-15-1837       9631       13       19-N       2W       SWNW       40.03              
Brewer       Seaborn       Sumter       3-15-1837       3604       23       19N       2W       E1/2SE       79.86       Coffman       Samuel H.
Brewer       Seaborn       Sumter       3-15-1837       3603       24       19N       2W       W1/2SW       79.81       Coffman       Samuel H.
Brewer       Jackson       Sumter       3-15-1837       3605       25       19N       2W       NW       159.9       Harper       George W.
Brewer       William       Sumter       3-15-1837       3112       26       19N       2W       N1/2NE       79.56       Coffman       Samuel H.
Brewer       Matthew H.       Sumter       5-15-1837       2310       33       19N       2W       NESE       40              
Brewer       Matthew H.       Sumter       4-16-1839       12430       33       19N       2W       SESE       39.25              
Brewer       William       Sumter       3-15-1837       2313       18       20N       2W       E1/2SW       80.05       Brown       Lewis S.
Brewer       John M.       Sumter       3-15-1837       2621       31       20N       2W       E1/2SE       79.65              
Brewer       William       Sumter       3-15-1837       2622       31       20N       2W       W1/2NW       79.65              
Brewer       Eleazar       Sumter       3-20-1837       11704       30       21N       3W       E1/2NW       80.15       Young       Samuel
Brewer       Henry       Sumter       3-20-1837       11397       30       21N       3W       E1/2SW       80.15              
Brewer       Jeremiah       Sumter       3-20-1837       11703       30       21N       3W       W1/2NE       80.15       Young       Samuel
Brewer       Nathan       Sumter       3-30-1837       11395       30       21N       3W       W1/2SW       80.15              
Brewer       William       Sumter       3-15-1837       3114       11       19N       4W       E1/2NE       80.24              
Brewer       George W.       Marengo       5-15-1837       9622       13       16N       2E       E1/2NW       120.57              
Brewer       Henry       Bibb       3-20-1837       11396       20       23N       8E       E1/2SW       79.61              
Brewer       Nathan       Bibb       9-20-1839       18515       19       23N       8E       NESE       39.94              
Brewer       Nathan       Bibb       3-30-1837       14249       19       23N       8E       SENE       39.94              

I have arranged the table to show the land, on the assumption this could tell us something about the family groups. These data show Eleazar Brewer and Jeremiah Brewer buying their land in association with Samuel Young. As you noted, Henry and Nathan Brewer also bought land in the same section (30, 21N, 3W) but also bought land in Bibb County.

       Clearly, it is possible there is more than one William BREWER, although only one was living in the area in 1840. However, the name I find most interesting is Seaborn BREWER, who is shown buying two tracts in association with Samuel H. COFFMAN, who also bought land with William BREWER. I have not found an adult Seaborn BREWER, but have found “Ceborn” BREWER, b. 1832, living in the household of Thomas G. BREWER, 42, and Matthew H. BREWER, 76. The land deeds suggest that 1850 William BREWER of Sumter Co., AL, and Seaborn BREWER had some sort of connection, while the appearance of the unusual name Seaborn in the census for a grandson of Matthew BREWER, combined with the land purchases of Matthew H. BREWER suggests some sort of connection. Perhaps the William BREWER listed as the father of Thomas C. and Robert W. BREWER is the 1911 letter of Willis BREWER was still alive. I have not examined the deed books of Sumter County, AL.
       My identification of 1850 William Brewer of Sumter Co., AL, as the man born in NC 1774, moved to Georgia by 1798, to Conecuh Co., AL, by 1818, and to Sumter Co., AL, by 1840 is based mostly on the census, the known marriage of Wyche BREWER and Flora McPHERSON, and the association of William BREWER and William McPHERSON in the 1820 Census. All of this, of course, is indirect.
       I have also seen data suggesting that the Bibb Co., AL, Brewer family were descended from Burrell3 Brewer, the youngest son of Burwell2 Brewer and Elizabeth (PATRICK) BREWER, son of 1744 George1 BREWER of Brunswick Co., VA, and Alice (BURWELL) BREWER. Unfortunately, I cannot give you the detailed reference, as it was not the family I was actively tracking, but believe it was in a history of Bibb County collected and published locally about 10 years ago.
       I have been trying to understand what is known about the descendants of 1744 George BREWER of Brunswick Co., VA as they seem to have been the folks who moved to NC and to GA, which matches what I can say about the migration pattern of 1850 William BREWER of Sumter Co., AL, and might explain the naming of the eldest (so far) son, 1877 Wyche BREWER of Scott Co., MS.

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