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

Allen BREWER1,2,3


Life History




  • North Carolina, Index to Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
    Drury Christian
    Spouse Betsey Brewer
    Bondsman Allen Brewer
    Bond #000160221, Record #01 042
    North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868

    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

    "4 Aug. 1786; Ack: July Ct.1786. REESS (REAS) BREWER to his son ALLAN BREWER. Sale of a negro, for 20 Pd 8. Wit: DANL. VAULX."
    --  Warren County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Will Book 4,


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