Honoring Our Ancestors

This blog is dedicated to the Brewer Family of North Carolina. These pages present our recent family gatherings and more distant family history.
We have an ongoing effort to capture the Brewer genealogy to best honor our ancestors. We've identified our ancestors who moved from Mecklenburg County, Virginia to Orange and Chatham Counties, NC as early as 1750. In the 1800s, we saw a migration to Alexander and Iredell Counties in NC, Tennessee, and Kentucky. By the 20th century our family made their homes all over the nation.
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Monday, February 7, 2011

John Preston Brewer

John Preston Brewer (1851-1918), son of Wiley and Lucretia Stout Brewer.  He was born in Chatham County, NC, and moved with his family to Alexander County, NC about 1861.  At various times, he was a photographer, sawmill owner, blacksmith, merchant, magistrate, postmaster, and wagon maker.

Sarah Catherine Potts Brewer (1854-1892), John Preston Brewer's first wife.

John Preston Brewer's second wife, Margaret Amelia Carson Brewer (1867-1940).

Sawmill owned and operated by John Preston Brewer


Nancy Brewer Sloop said...

It is wonderful to have made contact with members of the John Preston branch of the Brewer family. We appreciate all your help with information and pictures. We look forward to seeing many of you at the reunion on June 12.

Anonymous said...

JP Brewer was the father of my great grandmother, Nannie Kishma Brewer Mayberry. Nannie's daughter, Eva Estelle Mayberry Gill Watson was my grandmother (she married Watson after her divorce. Gill is my daddy's name)

I only just found out this year that a new friend from about 5 years ago is my COUSIN and is thru this same direct line of JP Brewer!

Linda Gill Canada Larkin
Statesville, NC

rachel said...

I can see where my grandfather, Robert Preston Brewer, got his eyes from Margaret. :)

Ron said...

Rachel: That is exactly why we post these photos. Glad you see a family resemblance. Keep coming back. We have plenty more to post. Ron

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