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Jefferson Brewer


Jefferson Brewer was born in North Carolina about 1817. The family moved to Murray County, Georgia about 1849. They were first listed by the 1850 Census in Murray County as:

Jefferson Brewer, age 33; Martha Brewer, age 32; Paulina Brewer, age 9; Amos W. Brewer, age 8; Samuel L. Brewer. Age 6; Julia A. Brewer, age 4; Jane Brewer, age 2; and Mary E. Brewer, age 1. The Census recorded that every member of the household had been born in North Carolina.

The Census of 1860 listed the family in Bradley County, Tennessee, with some more children: Jefferson, age 40; Martha, age 35; Amos, age 18; Samuel, age 16; Julian, age 14; Jane, age 12; Elizabeth, age 10; Wm., age 8; Hubbard, age 6; and Callumbied Brewer, age 2.

Two of the sons enlisted in the Union Army, Company A, 6th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. Amos W. Brewer, age 20, enlisted April 15, 1862, was mustered into service April 15, 1862. His military records report that he died January 20, 1863, but contain no details regarding his death. Since his unit was at Murfreesboro, Tennessee about that time, that is probably where he died.

Samuel L. Brewer, age 18, enlisted March 8, 1862, and was mustered into service April 15, 1862.

The Census of 1880 listed Samuel L. Brewer, age 36; Martha E. Brewer, age 33, Volney Brewer, age 11; Albylee Brewer, age 9; Columbia A. Brewer, age 8; Asbery M. Brewer, age 7; Lilly A. Brewer, age 6; Fanny B. Brewer, age 1; and Clifford B. Brewer, age 2 months. Their home was in Shuck Pen District of Murray County.

The Census of 1900 showed the family still living in the Shuck Pen District. This Census indicated that Samuel had been born in North Carolina, Martha in Tennessee, while their children listed at that time, Lillie, age 25; Clifford, age 20; Emma, age 17; Ella, age 15; John L., age 13; and Stella, age 11, had all been born in Georgia.

Samuel's tombstone in Center Valley Cemetery is inscribed: S. L. Brewer, September 30, 1843. March 19, 1913. A Federal Soldier..... Martha's adjacent marker reads: Martha E. Brewer, February 7, 1847. April 18, 1922.

 



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