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Kentucky Brewers with Clempson and Onan connections
Posted by: Laura Love (ID *****6992) Date: August 17, 2008 at 12:00:23
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In my Onan (or O'Nan) branch of the family tree there is a generation of the early 19th century (1800s) wherein four of six Onan siblings all married Brewers. I have been unable to find matches for these Brewer spouses on this forum, but have found references to a Clempson Brewer. Perhaps there is a connection? Here's the Onan line with Brewer marriages:

Dennis O'Nan; b. ca 1705 Haycock, Bucks Co VA; married Rebecca Clempson (b. 1707, Salisbury Twp, Lancaster PA); died (year?) PA; five known children:

Mary, b. 1743
Rebecca, b. 1746 April 14
Dennis Jr., b. 1748
William, b. 1753 Culpaper Co VA; m. 1777 Greenbriar Co VA
to Mary Carrico (b. 1757 July 4, Trinity Parish,
Charles Co MD; d. 1830); d. 1825 Henry Co KY
James, b. 1755 Hancock, Bucks Co PA; m. 1798 Elizabeth
Lincoln (b. 1760; yes, closely related to Abraham
Lincoln's immediate forbears); 4 children

Children of William and Mary Carrico:

Dennis, b. 1779 Sept 25, Culpaper Co. VA; m. 1802 Oct 24, Henry Co KY to Lydia BREWER(b. 1779 Apr 29, Prince Wm. Co VA; d. 1863 Oct 23, Franklin Co KY; bur. Onan Family Plot at Flat Creek Homestead); d. 1847 Franklin Co. KY; bur. Onan Family Plot at Flat Creek Homestead; 5 children

Ann, b. 1781; m. John Miller

Clempson, b. 1783 Greenbriar Co VA; m. 1803 Sept 12 to Libby BREWER LeCompt (or LeCompte); d. 1845; 2 known children

Thomas, b. 1785 Greenbriar Co VA; m. 1810 Nov 29 in Shelby Co KY to Elizabeth Tom Penn (b. 1784); d. 1851 Oct, Henry Co KY; 14 children

Mary, b. 1791 Greenbriar Co VA; m. 1807 Mar 9 in Shelby Co KY to William BREWER Jr.; 6 children

William Jr. b. 1792; m. 1811 Feb 26 in Henry Co KY to Charity BREWER; 3 children


Children of Clempson Onan and Libby BREWER LeCompt/e:

Sabinia, b. 1808; d. 1879

Clempson Jr., b. 1811 Jan.; m. 1830 Jan 29 to Nancy BREWER (b. 1812 Dec; d. 1907 Flag Fork KY); d. Flag Fork KY; 6 children


Of Clempson Jr.'s children, two are of interest to this forum:

Edmund, b. 1831; m. 1853 Jan 3 to Mary Gordon at the home of her father (Mary Gordon's mother was Jane Onan, the daughter of Dennis Onan and Lydia Brewer); 7 children

Dianna (or Diannah), b. 1842; m. 1851 Jan 11 to John Gordon; d. 1913 Dec 28

My family descends from another son of Clempson Jr., Harmon (who married Mary Virginia "Jenny" Polsgrove). His first daughter, Nancy, was married 1873 Oct 16 in Frankfort (Franklin Co) to George W. Brawner; d. 1921 Jan 24; 6 children. I add this because Brawner might be a misspelling or misreading of BREWER.

As always, any help in identifying and charting these Brewers would be greatly appreciated. I have other information regarding the Onan family and other (related) families in the Franklin/Shelby/Henry Counties of Kentucky.


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