John W BREWER Elizabeth BREWER John Henry BREWER Mini tree diagram

Elizabeth DOLTON1,4,2,5

18001,2 - before 18601,3

Life History


Born in Virginia.1,2

12th Jun 1820

Married John W BREWER in Shenandoah County, Virginia.4

about 1825

Birth of son Elizabeth BREWER in Rockingham County, Virginia.2,3

Aug 1832

Birth of son John Henry BREWER in Rockingham County, Virginia.1,2,6,7

before 1860



  • Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850
    Elizabeth Dolton
    Spouse Name John Brewer
    Marriage 12 Jun 1820 Shenandoah County, Virginia

    One genealogy reports her maiden name as Elizabeth Ann Cooper, and cites this same marriage record.  No information has been found, or is referenced in that genealogy, for the name Elizabeth Ann Cooper, or for the parents of Elizabeth Dolton.

    1850 Federal Census, Rickingham County, Virginia, 23 October, Hse #134, Fam #139
    John Brewer 56 M Collier $6000 Real Estate b Virginia Cannot read and write
    Elizabeth Brewer 54 F b Virginia
    Rhoda Brewer 30 F Farmer b Virginia
    Nancy Brewer 23 F b Virginia
    Elizabeth Brewer 17 F b Virginia
    John Brewer 15 M Farmer b Virginia
    Michael Brewer 7 M b Virginia
    John Simmons 30 M Farmer b Virginia Cannot read and write

    Several genealogies report a census record from 1870 in Vermillion County, Indiana for a John and Elizabeth Brewer, age 77 and 70 respectively.  They were also both born in Virginia.This matches our John and Elizabeth Dolton Brewer.  But these genealogies also report that Elizabeth died about 1860, and indeed John is alone in that 1860 census, living with his daughter Eliza McDaniel and her famliy in Coffee County, Tennessee. It is a long way to Vermillion County, Indiana for a couple of age 70 to be moving before the 1870 census.  Addiitonally in that household is a younger person named Jane Brewer, age 30 and so born about 1840.  No child matching this Jane was reported among the children of John and Elizabeth in Rockingham, Virginia, in the 1850 census.


  • 1. Ancestry Trees
  • 2. 1850 Federal Census, Rockingham County, Virginia
    • 23 October, Hse #134, Fam #139
  • 3. 1860 Federal Census, Coffee County, Tennessee
    • 25 June, 1st Civil District, PO Beech Grove, page 66, Hse/Fam #464
  • 4. Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850
  • 5. Ancestry Comments
  • 6. 1870 Federal Census, Coffee County, Tennessee
    • [no date], PO Beech Grove, Civil District 2, page 3, Hse #22, Fam #23
  • 7. 1880 Federal Census, Giles County, Tennessee
    • 3 June, Civil District 16, District 114, page 7 (scan 311C), Hse/Fam #15

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