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 13, 2018

What's New on the Brewer Blog?

We now are grouping postings by family branch. New postings won't necessarily be at the top of this page. Currently there are three long pages on the blog.  Click on "older posts" at the bottom of pages 1 and 2.  Here are our most recent additions and changes: 
  • Lessie Lucille Brewer Wagstaff. Page 1, just below this article.
  • Margaret Louise Brewer Smithey. Page 1, near the top of the page.
  • James "Jimmie" Boyce Brewer (1926) and his wife Joan Summers Brewer celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.  Page 1, about 40% down the page.  
  • Bristol Irene Brewer Huffman (1927-2015). Page 1, near the top of the page.
  • A trip to the area in Virginia where Bid and Mattie Herrin Brewer settled, Page 1, about half way down the page.
  • Descendants of Elizabeth Caroline Brewer (1855-before 1910), page 1, about 10% down the page.
  • Viola Dorothy Brewer McCurdy (1894-1983) on the Paddlewheel Queen in October 1961, page 2, almost half way down the page.


mary hamilton said...

My name is Mary Lee Hamilton and Elizabeth is my GGG Grandmother. Elizabeth , Nathaniel , Richard , Lillian Hartly Brewer King and Rella King Hamilton( my mother)

Ron said...

Mary: Welcome to our blog. I will look through our tree to see if any of those names match. We have about 3,000 Brewer family members in our database, and it grows each day. If you are from NC, we have our reunion each year in Iredell County. It likely will be in September this year.

Virginia Seawell said...

Terrell Brewer, Brewer homeplace Chatham County nc, was my grandfather. His wife was Ada Alice Phillips. Virginia Brewer Seawell

Tom Brewer said...

My father, Burnie Brewer JR. was from North Carolina. I don't know if we're related to any of them here.

Ron said...

Tom: Welcome to our blog. If you will send me a private email at the address near the top of the page, I can check. Include your father's full name and birth date. I will see if we have him in our descendant data base.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ron,
My name is Gregg Brewer and I'm sure we are cousins. If you will contact me at chickenhaulerone@aol.com., I will answer a lot of your questions regarding Brewer heritage. Your blog is about Wiley Brewer the son of Benjamin Franklin Brewer. I am from Benjamin's brother Wilson Brewer's line.

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Gregg Brewer

L Pinkham said...

Im trying to find the next generation for my Brewers. My Craven County line runs from my mother, Gladys Virginia Brewer (1924 New Bern NC-2012) - Gladys Virginia Jackson (1900 New Bern NC-1993) m. Thomas Christopher "Chris" Brewer b Craven Co - near Vanceboro?? (1895-1953) - Charles R Brewer b Craven Co (1851-1908) - I hit a brick wall at his father William Brewer b Pitt Co (1806-1895); Chris Brewer is buried in the New Bern National Cem; Charles and William are buried in the Brewer Cemetery, Maple Cypress, Craven, NC. Wm may have moved to NC from Virginia. If anyone has a link to this line of Brewers, I would love to hear from you. Thanks for any help, Linda lpinkham@gmail.com

L Pinkham said...

FYI I have found a book on Ancestry named "History of Brewer family of North Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana and Illinois : and McKnight, Galyean (Gallion), Barr, Hutton, ..." I have just started reading to see if my Wm Brewer is connected here.

Ron said...

Linda: I checked my tree for the ancestors you listed in your notes. So sorry, but not one appears in my tree. There were several lines of Brewers many of whom migrated from VA to NC in the latter half of the 1700s. I trust you subscribe to Ancestry.com. Although there are far too many unsourced trees, there are many good connections. Ron

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