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Re: Brewer family - 1850 census Pickens Co., SC
Posted by: James Brewer (ID *****8345) Date: April 29, 2010 at 09:43:42
In Reply to: Re: Brewer family - 1850 census Pickens Co., SC by SUSAN BOOKER of 1161

Saw your listing on James H. Brewer in Reply to: Brewer family - 1850 Census Pickens Co., SC. You have him listed as the son of Levi Brewer and wife unknown. This James H. Brewer was the son of John B, Brewer and Hannah Elizabeth Farmer. His full name is James Holland Brewer and you are correct he is buried at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with his wife Elizabeth and Uncle Joseph Brewer's family. Levi's son James was born in 1843 and died in the Civil War. Levi and wife Manima are my Great Great Grand Parents. She dies in 1895 and is buried in Marietta, Georgia at Citizens Cemetery. Here is a passage from notes given to her granddaughter Talullah Brewer Jackson

History of Donald McDonald and his descendants from The Isle of Skye, Scotland 1776-1960
by Talullah Brewer Jackson

"LEVI BREWER was born in 1817 in Pendleton District now known as Oconee Co., SC, near Fairplay Station. He and his wife attended South Union Baptist Church.. She bore him three boys JAMES ,JACKSON , and HENRY BREWER and one girl MATILDA BREWER. The mother died, leaving these four children. Time passed, and he married a young woman, MANIMA MOORE, age 21. She was born in Laurensville, now known as Laurens in Laurens Co., SC, August 11, 1828. They were married on October 30, 1849. The family later moved to Anderson Co., near Townville, SC Nine children were born to them. JOHN REESE BREWER, the oldest, was born in Pickens Co., near Pickens Co., Court House, April 19, 1851."

"They lived in Oconee County where all the other children were born. At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, the three boys (step children)volunteered for duty. The oldest son, JAMES, was killed by a railroad hand-car, and we assume JACKSON and HENRY BREWER were killed in battle. MATILDA BREWER, the daughter, died during the war. In 1864, all old an able-bodied men and 16 year old boys were called into service. LEVI BREWER, age 47 years, answered the call almost immediately. He first went to Sandy Springs Camp Ground in Anderson County S.C., for training, and"wintered" near Charleston, S.C.; joined JOHNSON's army in North Carolina.The record shows his company was on the line of march near Smithfield, N. C., the enemy pressing hard. LEVI BREWER became ill and was left in a old church April 1, 1865. The Yankees took charge in a few hours, and he was never heard from. His best friend , JOHN RIDER of South Union, S.C.,was the last man to leave him. He left him a canteen of water and LEVI gave him some personal articles to give to his wife. LEVI BREWER and MANIMA ( MOORE) BREWER's children were: JOHN REESE , JOSEPH (JOE) (one year younger),twins NEWTON ANDREW and JASPER FRANKLIN , WARREN H., JANE (JANIE),WILLIAM DAVID, THOMAS GLENN and ELIZABETH BREWER."

Hope this helps

James H. Brewer II

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