Henry J BREWER Leonard BREWER Estella BREWER William Robert BREWER Charley L BREWER Vera Ethel BREWER Myrtle BREWER Thelma BREWER Mary LESTER Ella F Unknownmaiden COOPER Susan H HAYS Mini tree diagram

William T BREWER1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Aug 18561,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 19434,7

Life History

Aug 1856

Born in Wayne County, Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6,7

about 1880

Married Mary LESTER in Wayne County, Tennessee.2

Mar 1882

Birth of son Leonard BREWER in Tennessee.2

15th Sep 1883

Birth of daughter Estella BREWER in Tennessee.9,2,10,8

19th Oct 1887

Birth of son William Robert BREWER in Waynesboro, Wayne, Tennessee.2,11,11,12

Nov 1889

Birth of son Charley L BREWER in Tennessee.13,5,2,14

Jul 1897

Birth of daughter Vera Ethel BREWER in Cherokee Nation. Indian Territory.2,5

Mar 1900

Birth of daughter Myrtle BREWER in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.5,2

about 1901

Birth of daughter Thelma BREWER in Cherokee Nation. Indian Territory.5,1

1904

Death of Mary LESTER in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.5,7

27th Jun 1919

Death of daughter Estella BREWER in Riverside, Riverside, California.8

1943

Died in Wagoner County, Oklahoma.4,7

1943

Buried in Citizens Cemetery, Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, Oklahoma.7

Other facts

 

Married Ella F Unknownmaiden COOPER

Notes

  • In the 1860 census, William's mother Susan Brewer is a widow, and inis the household of Caroline Hays, who appears to be her mother.  Inote that some genealogies who have sparse information and someincorrect information, do have William's mother named as Susan Hays,which gave me the clue to who Caroline was.

    1860 Federal Census, Wayne County, Tennessee, 30 June, PO Cypress Inn,page 67 (scan 269), Hse/Fam #449
    Caroline Hays 58 F --- $1200 Real Estate $600 Personal b Virginia
    Susan Brewer 30 F b Tenn [b abt 1830]
    Hettie J Brewer 9 F b Tenn [b abt 1851]
    Nellie C Brewer 8 F b Tenn [b abt 1852]
    William T Brewer  3 M b Tenn [b abt 1857]
    Eliza J Czfurt (?) 12 F b Tenn [b abt 1848]

    By 1880, William's mother has married a widower named John Berry.

    1880 Federal Census, Wayne County, Tennessee, 2 June, Civil District10, Enumeration District 170, page 1 (scan 89A), Hse/Fam #239
    Berry, John W M 50 Farmer TN AL TN
    Berry, Susan W F 19 Wife TN NC TN
    Berry, Eliza A  W F 17 Dau TN AL TN
    Berry, James E  W M 15 Son TN -- TN
    Berry, Joseph  W M 12 Son TN -- TN
    Berry, Cally  W F 11 Dau TN -- TN
    Berry, David  W M 8 Son TN -- TN
    Brewer, W T  W M Stepson 22 TN -- TN

    1900 Federal Census, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, 21 June,Township 15, District 40, page 9B, Hse/Fam #173
    Brewer, William Head W M Aug 1857  42 Married 20 yrs  TN AL TN FarmerRents
    Brewer, Molly Wife W F Oct 1864  35 Married 20 yrs  9 child/6 livingAL TN AL
    Brewer, Leonard  Son W M Mar 1882  18 Single  TN AL AL Farm Laborer
    Brewer, Estelle Dau W F Sept 1883  16 Single  TN TN AL
    Brewer, William Son W F Oct 1887  12 TN TN AL
    Brewer, Charley Son W F Nov 1889  10 TN TN AL
    Brewer, Vera Dau W F July 1897  2 Indian Terr TN AL
    Brewer, Myrtle Dau W F Mar 1900  2mos Indian Terr  TN AL

    The ages and places of birth of their children tell us they moved fromWayne County, Tennessee to Indian Territory about 1888.  The 1918draft registration of William and Molly's son William Robert Brewerreports that he was born in Tennessee in 1887.  Their presence inTennessee at that time is consistent with the other information aboutthe family and their residences.  In his WWI registraiton, Robertreported his residence as Wagoner County, Oklahoma, the location ofhis father's enumeration.

    In 1910, widower William is still living in Cherokee Nation, in whatis now Wagoner County, Oklahoma, the county north of Muskogee Countywhere his daughter Stella (Estelle or Estella) Jackson is living.  Theage of the last daughter tells us that William's wife Molly (Mary)died in or after 1902.

    1910 Federal Census, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, 22 April, Blue MoundTownship, District 235, page 2B, Hse/Fam #35
    Brewer, William T Head M W 52 Widowed TN AL TN Farmer Rents
    Brewer, Charley Son M W 20 Single TN TN AL
    Brewer, Ethel Dau F W 12 OK TN AL
    Brewer, Myrtel Dau F W 10 OK TN AL
    Brewer, Thelma Dau F W 8 OK TN AL

    1920 Federal Census, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, 17 January, Blue Mound,District 170, page 7A, Hse/Fam #103
    Brewer, William T Head  Rents M W 63 Married TN AL TN Farmer
    Brewer, Ellie Wife F W 48 Married KS US US
    Brewer, Thelma Dau F W 18 Single OK TN AL
    Cooper, Elmer Stepson M W 15 Single AR MO KS

    1930 Federal Census, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, [no date], Blue MoundTownship, District 3, page 3B, Hse #62, Fam #64
    Brewer, William T Head Rents M W 72 Married at 22 TN TN TN
    Brewer, Ella F Wife F W 59 Married at 16 KS MO IN

    Note that here William's father is reported as born in Tennessee, notAlabama as in previous censuses.  One census record I found for aHenry and Susannah, which appeared to be William's parents, alsoreports Henry born in Tennessee.  Susannah matches the name Susanreported for his mother in the other censuses.  Genealogies withdetails and photos confirm that William's father was Henry J Brewer.These genealogies, however, report his mother's name as Susan H Hays,not Susannah.

    1850 Federal Census, Wayne County, Tennessee, 2 November, CivilDistrict 10, page 675 (scan 339), Hse #991, Fam #1003
    Henry Brewer 25 M Farmer $100 Real Estate b Tenn [b abt 1825]
    Susannah Brewer 20 F b Tenn [b abt 1830]

    William T. Brewer
    Birth 1856
    Death 1943
    Buried beside his wife, Mary.
    Spouse Mary Brewer (1864 - 1904)
    Daughter Ethel Brewer Holman (1898 - 1934)
    Burial Citizens Cemetery, Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, Oklahoma
    Created by Alice P Apr 05, 2004
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #8603319,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8603319

Sources

  • 1. 1920 Federal Census, Wagoner County, Oklahoma
    • 17 January, Blue Mound, District 170, page 7A, Hse/Fam #103
  • 2. 1900 Federal Census, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
    • 21 June, Township 15, District 40, page 9B, Hse/Fam #173
  • 3. 1860 Federal Census, Wayne County, Tennessee
    • 30 June, PO Cypress Inn, page 67 (scan 269), Hse/Fam #449
  • 4. 1930 Federal Census, Wagoner County, Oklahoma
    • [no date], Blue Mound Township, District 3, page 3B, Hse #62, Fam #64
  • 5. 1910 Federal Census, Wagoner County, Oklahoma
    • 22 April, Blue Mound Township, District 235, page 2B, Hse/Fam #35
  • 6. 1880 Federal Census, Wayne County, Tennessee
    • 2 June, Civil District 10, Enumeration District 170, page 1 (scan
  • 7. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 8. Obituary of Estella Brewer Jackson, Riverside Daily Press, Riverside,California, 1 July 1919
  • 9. 1910 Federal Census, Muskogee County, Oklahoma
    • 2 May, Nash Township, District 107, Page 14A,  Hse/Fam #107
  • 10. Marion L Mixon, Bearden-Langston Genealogy
  • 11. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  • 12. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  • 13. 1930 Federal Census, Wagoner County, Oklahoma
    • 9 April, Blue Mound Township, District: 73-22B, page 2B, Hse #91, Fam
  • 14. 1940 Federal Census, Wagoner County, Oklahoma
    • 22 April, Wagoner, District 73-22B, page 2B, Hse #35, Owns $1000

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