|Isaac Brewer RWPF (NARA M804, image downloaded from Ancestry.com)|
Isaac Brewer's pension application was given the number R1185. It has been transcribed by Will Graves and that transcription is online at Southern Campaigns Revolutionary War Pension Statements and Rosters. Here is the link to the transcription of Isaac's file in PDF. In his file, Isaac states that he was born in May 1763 in Georgia, in what is now Wilkes County. He states that at the age of four, "his father carried him to Bedford County, Virginia where he resided for about two years." He then moved to Chatham County, North Carolina (which at that time would have still been part of Orange County). He lived there until age 24 or 25. Based upon his stated birth date, this would be 1786 or 1787. Isaac afterwards lived in Hancock Co., Georgia, Blount Co., Tennessee and McGinn County, Tennessee. Isaac mentions a younger brother, George, who is said to reside in Wayne County, Tennessee, and who is in possession of a Family Bible register (if only that could be found!). Isaac also mentions an uncle John Brewer and an uncle John Howell. On page 5 of Will Graves' PDF we see mention of Isaac's father, Howell Brewer, Uncle Bill Brewer, Uncle John, along with Henry Bagly, Bill Buckhannon, Nat Powell, Jacob and Andy White, and Joe (or Jas.) Kirk, all of whom he served with. In these pages you will also find Isaac mentioning that he has had two wives and raised seven children of his own, and "two orphan children not kin to him." Isaac also mentions that his father Howell had a family record, "but that he married a second wife, had children by her and lived at the time of his death in West Tennessee, somewhere. In 1853, Isaac's brother, Simon Brewer of Coosa County, Alabama, gave a deposition supporting his brother's statements.
You can find much more on Isaac Brewer here on Mary Andersen's website, "The Brewer Family, Our Southern Roots." Although the site appears to not have been updated in more than two years, it is a very well done website and I'd encourage any one interested in publishing online their own family history website, to explore Mary's site to get a feel for how to do it well. Here is a link to the home page. Mary states that Isaac's father was "Howell Brewer, Jr." who in turn is placed as a son of Howell Brewer, and a grandson of George Brewer of Brunswick Co., Virginia. Please refer to Mary's "Brewer Family File" pages for her reconstruction of the descendants of George Brewer. Isaac Brewer would then appear to be a great-grandson of George Brewer.
I also had in my files, a image of the 1850 U. S. census at Hardeman County, Tennessee, on which appears, Isaac Brewer, Sen. (line 15), age 87, born in North Carolina, with Elizabeth, age 74 (presumably his wife), followed by Isaac Brewer, Jr., age 30.
|1850 U.S. Census, Hardeman Co., TN (NARA, image from Ancestry.com)|
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