Reese BREWER Betsey BREWER Allen BREWER Jean BREWER Priscilla BREWER Sally BREWER John BREWER Sally NOMAIDENNAME Mini tree diagram
Sterling BREWER

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Life History




  • From the research of Erik Christensen:
    Hi Orville,

    I recently added Betsey Brewer (circa 1767 - 1806), wife of Drury Christian, to my tree and came across her in your well-researched tree as well.  Betsey was the daughter of Reese (often spelled Reace, Rece, etc.) Brewer and Sally (maiden name unknown).  Our line descends from Reese and Sally's son Sterling Brewer.  We had long suspected that Sterling's father was Reese, but I didn't know that for sure until today, when I finally found his Will in Dickson County, Tennessee.  The Will can be found in my Gallery for Reese Brewer.

    In the Will, you can see that Reese leaves one dollar to his son-in-law D Christian.  I have found a marriage record for Drury Christian and Betsey Brewer in Warren County, North Carolina, which is where Reese and his family lived for several years.  The bondsman for her wedding was Allen Brewer, who I know from another record was a son of Reese Brewer.  I believe Betsey had likely died before 1806, since Reese leaves property to another living daughter, Jean Thomas, and lists her by name, rather than his "Thomas" son-in-law.

    Reese likely descends from John Brewer who died around 1780 in Hertford County, North Carolina.
    --  Erik Christensen, Ancestry Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 8 May 2020

    Will of Rees Brewer Part 3
    Aug 1806
    Dickson County, Tennessee
    After the death of wife Sally Brewer,
    Household & kitchen furniture equally divided between:
    Three youngest chidlren John, Sally & Priscilla
    Son Sterling Brewer, $1
    Son-in-law D Christian, $1
    Daughter Jean Thomas, 2 slaves
    Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927, Dickson, Wills 1800-1899, Loose Records, Pages 80-81,, courtesy of the research of  Erik Christensen, on Ancestry 07 May 2020, accessed 8 May 2020

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