My husband and I love to do genealogy research and get to know our ancestors who have left us such a great legacy.
My greatest focus lately has been on my dad's side of the family, especially the Brewer line of Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama. My favorite is Isaac Brewer (1763-1852), who is believed to be my 5 greats grandfather. He was born in what later became Wilkes County, Georgia, but was then part of the Creek and Cherokee Nation. He grew up in North Carolina and there served in the Revolutionary War. During the war he was briefly taken prisoner by the British in South Carolina and later, in the Battle of Cane Creek, was shot in that back during an ordered retreat. A few years after the war he moved to the Oconee River region of Georgia, which was then the frontier, where he was an Indian fighter and Indian spy during the Oconee Indians Wars. During one battle he was stabbed, but survived. He later served in the War of 1812. Isaac eventually moved to eastern Tennessee and later to Talladega County, Alabama near Silver Run. There he died at home in 1852 at the age of 89. I have created a website on which to post documents, photos, and also life stories I have written on members of the Brewer line. The URL is listed above. I am also writing a book about Isaac Brewer's life.
A few other surnames of interest to me are Britton, Lightle, Waters, Reno, Odell, Hunter, Coulter, Hitchcock, Fitz Farrell, and Linder.
Campbell's line includes such surnames as Birch, Dayton, Fuller, White, Andersen, Jensen, and Kellar. Some of Campbell's ancestors came to America in the 1800s with the LDS Pioneers, but others came much earlier on the Mayflower, and one relative even was one of the signers of the U.S. Constitution! Some areas that his ancestors settled were Fountain Green, Ephraim and Manti, Utah and also Shelly, Idaho and Overton, Nevada.
Mary Wilde Snegrove Mary, I am also researching the Wilde family - Mary's brother Henry Brown Wilde. Thank you for posting the lovely story of their trip from England to Utah. I could not find Mary on the ship Ellen Maria with her brother Henry. However, her brother William Wilde came with his children on the ship William Tapscott, Liverpool to New York, arriving 13 May 1859. William's married son, Henry, wife Jane and 2 children...then On the line below the last child, Mary age 2, is a Mary Smallgrove*, age 55. I think this might be YOUR Mary Snelgrove. In 1860 she is living with her brother Henry Wilde, and she is 56. Thought you might want to take a look at this ship manifest. Just FYI Ann
RE: E R Brewer Photo I am visiting in Wallops Island, Virginia for my granddaughter's 9th birthday for a week. Yes, I'd love to explore the Brewer line with you, after I get home. I live in South-Central Alabama, so I might be able to help with photos. My county is Elmore, which is next to Coosa, and not so far from Talladega. I,too, love finding and contacting new cousins! Jerri
Jane Brewer Day Jones I just looked at her memorial, and remembered that while I didn't find it, someone has posted her monument. It looks very new, but probably I just overlooked it, since it says Dr Wm Jones in very small letters.
RE: E R Brewer Photo I am indeed! My great-grandmother, Jane Brewer Day Jones was E R's sister! You may use anything I've posted on findagrave. Look at my listings, for Jane's photo and information. Her daughter Anna Bell Jones St Clair Ketcham was a writer, and wrote personals columns for her local newspapers. She wrote an fascinating obit for Jane, listing her children and where she is buried. I went to the IOOF Cemetery in Clay KY, but could find no stone. Her daughter, Lydia Day Henry is buried there, and I made photos of her family grave markers.
RE: Pleasant Burton Brewer photo Hi Mary, so nice to connect with a Brewer researcher.Of course you can use the photo, it actually came from Ancestry.com website. I have no idea what year it is. Sorry It is not larger. you might look at the photo on memorial #44925657 of mine... Someone else posted it on his fathers memorial incorrectly and I have asked him to remove it. the photo on this memorial is of Pleasant Burton Brewer and his brothers, not his father Pleasant like it states. Pleasant Burton is the one in the middle of the photo. The photo came from the book "Lasting Memories ,a pictorial history of Bledsoe county Tn" Love your website...great job. If you have any info on Pleasant Burtons father Pleasant Brewer please share It with me... GOD Bless, Vicki
Gege Henry Peterson I am the great granddaughter of GH Peterson through his third wife. My Grandfather was Jesse Y Peterson. Would you like additional information on GH Peterson's other marriage and children? I live near Ogden Utah and remember visiting the Coalville cemetery on memorial day to clean the graves and leave flowers. New headstones have been added since then.