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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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Shoot Out Between the Duckworth Brothers and the Brewer Brothers

At our mini-reunion in October of 2010, we discussed the shoot out between our ancestors and the Duckworth brothers.  At the request of several family members, below is the newspaper article of August 18, 1892 in the Statesville Landmark.  We believe the Brewer brothers are John Preston and Jerry Lee Brewer.  Our Brewer ancestors were particularly skilled with their pistols.

4 comments:

Brian Crawford said...

Jerry Lee Brewer is my wife's great-grandfather. Why do you think this was John Preston and Jerry Lee? Has anyone found the results of the trial?

Brian Crawford said...

I tried to leave a comment but wasn't sure it got submitted. Jerry Brewer is my wife's great-grandfather. I wondered if anyone has been able to learn the results of the trial. Brian Crawford.

ed sanders said...

Hello. Can anyone tell me if they have jeremiah A Brewer. Born in Bennett, Chatham county,nc in 1875 thank you.

Ron said...

Ed: Jeremiah A. Brewer (born in 1875)was a descendant of Jeremiah Sr., Jeremiah, Jr., and Eli Caswell. We have been trying to prove that line of Brewers and our line of Brewers, also from Chatham County, are related, but we have been unable to do so. If you would like to discuss the Jeremiah line, send me a private email at brewerfamilync@yahoo.com.

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