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Penelope Elkins Brewer
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Birth: 1816
Death: Oct. 5, 1900

Penelope ELKINS was the widow of Judge George Washington BREWER (born about 1807 and evidently died when taken prisoner by invading Union soldiers in December of 1864). They were the parents of ten childen, born 1836-1860:

• 1st Lt. James Jefferson BREWER C.S.A. (who entered service as a 2nd Lieutenant on 7 Sep 1861 at Savannah, and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant 20 May 1862. The muster roll for Nov - Dec 1862, the last on file, lists him as present. He was living in Burke County in 1911),
• 1st Sergeant, later Judge, Harlan Perry BREWER C.S.A. (born 1838, a notary public in Effingham County before moving, who died 1921 and was buried in Ware County), the husband of Adelaide Harriet KELLEY, "Addie," of Louisville,
• Joannah BREWER LINVILLE (died between 1870 and 1877),
• Florence E. BREWER (1843-1926, a widowed resident of Savannah, she died in Orlando, Orange County, Florida), the second wife of William Dyson HAMILTON,
• Private Joseph F. BREWER C.S.A. (died after 1865),
• Private Robert H. BREWER C.S.A.,
• Mary Eloise BREWER LINVILLE (died after 1900),
• Virginia BREWER FINN (died after 1877),
• Sarah A. BREWER SMITH (died after 1884), and
• William George BREWER (settled in Savannah, died after 1904), husband of Effie BOYD.

Two of their daughters were the second and third wives of Capt. Henry H. LINVILLE who had come from Philadelphia to Savannah prior to 1857. Capt. Henry H. LINVILLE Sr. was born the 11th of September, 1830, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His first wife, Mary Olivet HARMON of Savannah, died in 1862. During the War Between the States, Henry H. LINVILLE, Sr. served the Confederate Cause as Captain of the Chatham Artillery. His second wife, Joannah, was born about 1841, married in 1866 in Effingham County, and died after 1870; his third wife, Mary Eloise, was born about 1849, married in 1877 in Effingham County, and died after 1900. In 1860, Capt. LINVILLE lived in Savannah with his first wife; in 1870, he lived in Effingham County with his second wife; by 1880, he and his third wife (and widow) had moved to Nassau County, Florida. Capt. LINVILLE died in 1898, and is buried in Nassau County. By 1900, his widow had returned to Savannah to run a boarding house on East Harris Street. Although we know of no stones to honor their memory, the two née BREWER sisters are likely buried at Little Ogeechee.

Pages 222-223 of Georgia: comprising sketches of counties, towns, events, institutions, and ... (1906) presents a sketch of the youngest son, William George BREWER, which includes this information about his father, Judge George W. BREWER: Judge BREWER was a prosperous planter, timber and saw-mill owner, and also served as judge of the probate court of Effingham county, being one of the best known and most influential citizens of that section and commanding the affection and regard of all who knew him.

1st Senatorial District Georgia Militia, Enrollment of Present Militia Company, District 12, Effingham County, Georgia. The roll of the 14th of December, 1863, includes these family members:
• S. TULLIS age 49 Farmer born in Georgia
• G. W. BREWER age 57 Farmer born in Georgia, and
• R. H. BREWER age 16 Farmer born in Georgia.

From page 153 of The Women of the Confederacy by Rev. J. L. Underwood (1906): The women and the children in the burned district were, in many localities, reduced almost to starvation. ... The body of old Mr. BREWER of Effingham County, father of Judge Harlan BREWER of Waycross, was never seen by his family after he was made prisoner. The charred remains of a man were found in a burned mill not far away.

These memorials to members of the TULLIS and BREWER Families of Effingham County are dedicated to Maureen HAUPT MCCARTHY of California, who died in 2004, a gracious genealogist for whom I researched these families during 1999.
Family links: 
  James Jefferson Brewer (1837 - 1914)*
  Harlan Perry Brewer (1838 - 1921)*
  Florence E Brewer Hamilton (1841 - 1926)*
  Robert H. Brewer (1847 - 1900)*
  Virginia Brewer Finn (1853 - 1927)*
*Calculated relationship
Little Ogeechee Baptist Church Cemetery
Screven County
Georgia, USA
Created by: jrpv
Record added: Feb 29, 2008
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Penelope <i>Elkins</i> Brewer
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My Great great grandmother on father's side. RIP.
- Patricia Ramsey
 Added: Sep. 16, 2015
IN REMEMBRANCE; Glenn M, Mary Catherine Bischer Massey & Family
- Glenn M. Massey
 Added: May. 3, 2015

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