|Birth: ||Feb. 20, 1842|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 1909|
My great-great grandpa:
"Jerry" is the son of Joseph Brewer and Mary ("Mollie") Frazier. He first married Rebecca (Davis) Brewer. Rebecca was first married to George W. Brewer, older brother to "Jerry". Rebecca and George had 4 children when George died.
"Jerry" and Rebecca had two children, Sarah Hannah ("Babe") and Joseph Lee ("Bug"). Rebecca is buried at Old Bostick Hill Cemetery, Estillfork, Jackson Co., AL.
"Jerry" married a second time, after Rebecca passed away, to Martha Jane Pogue. He and Martha had 6 children, Mary E., Della, Walter C. (a daughter), Ida Frances, Richard Harvey "Harv", and Robert McDonald. Martha is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Plevna, Madison Co., AL.
"Jerry" Brewer was first buried at Old Bostick Hill Cemetery and was later moved to Miller Cemetery on Miller Mountain.
Grandpa "Jerry" fought in the Civil War and the Jackson County war records read as follows: Emberson Brewer, Estill Fork, Ala. was born Feb. 20, 1842 at Winchester, Tenn. in the County of Franklin. Entered Military Service as Pvt. on or about Nov. 1, 1861 at Winchester, Tenn. in the 42nd, Tenn. Regt., Co. H, was captured at Fort Donelson, Tenn. about Feb. 16, and was exchanged sometime in Sept. 1862. He was released in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He re-enlisted as Pvt. in Sept., 1862 in Alabama in the 55th Ala. Regt., Co. I and continued his service until the latter part of Dec. 1864. (The above war records were taken from the booklet "The Paint Rock Valley Brewers", by Roy Brewer, Jr.
After his capture at Ft. Donelson, Tennessee, about February 16, 1862, he was sent to Camp Douglas, a Confederate POW camp in Chicago, Illinois. He remained a prisoner for 7 months until he was exchanged for Union prisoners.
He was captured in the battle of Nashville, TN on December 15-16, 1864. He was released on February 15, 1865. He served from 1861 to 1865.
Rebecca Davis Brewer (1847 - 1872)
Martha Jane Pogue Brewer (1856 - 1939)
Joseph Lee Brewer (1870 - 1936)*
Sarah Hannah Brewer Burks Hill (1870 - 1937)*
Mary Lisbeth/Elizabeth Brewer Sanders (1878 - 1972)*
Walter C. Brewer Miller (1883 - 1912)*
"A friend to his country and a believer in Christ"
Created by: Joanie
Record added: Feb 27, 2007
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Added by: Anonymous
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Thinking of YOU, g-g-grandpa Jerry. Love, as always|
Added: Jun. 27, 2013
You were my g-g-g grandfather :-) My great grandmother Estelle " Jane" was a daughter of Della who married Mack Davis. I hope to get to learn all I can about you.|
Added: Apr. 23, 2013
Great grandfather Jerry;Sure wish I could have know you.So sorry for all your hardships. Love your great grandaughter Maggie|
mary sims [maggie]
Added: Feb. 11, 2013
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