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James Henry Brewer
    Birth: 31 Jan 1862 - Wayne County, Tennessee
    Death: 20 Feb 1949 - Wayne County, Tennessee
    Marriage: 08 Jan 1881 - Wayne County, Tennessee
Mary Columbus (Lum) Brewer
    Birth: 01 May 1861 - Wayne County, Tennessee
    Death: 19 Oct 1944 - Wayne County, Tennessee
---------------------------------------- Children ----------------------------------------
  Harriet Leona Brewer
    Born 17 Oct 1881 - Wayne County, Tennessee
     Died 02 Feb 1953 - Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tennessee
  Nancy Dee Brewer
    Born 21 Jan 1883 - Wayne County, Tennessee
     Died 08 Aug 1956 - Nashville, Tennessee
  Molly Beth Brewer
    Born 29 Sep 1884 - Wayne County, Tennessee
     Died 06 Oct 1974 - Fresno, California
  Sallie Francis Brewer
    Born 16 Nov 1886 - Tennessee
     Died 20 Dec 1983 - Waynesboro, Wayne County, Tennessee
  Eliza M. Jane Brewer
    Born 01 Dec 1888 - Wayne County, Tennessee
     Died 29 Jan 1965 - Toledo, Ohio
  James Richard Brewer
    Born 18 Aug 1890 - Wayne County, Tennessee
     Died 24 Dec 1969 -
  Doctor Taylor (Dock) Brewer
    Born 14 Nov 1892 - Wayne County, Tennessee
     Died 10 Dec 1952 - Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
  Grady George Brewer  
    Born 12 Dec 1893 - Wayne County, Tennessee
     Died 11 Jun 1928 - Wayne County, Tennessee
  Alva May Brewer
    Born 03 Oct 1897 - Wayne County, Tennessee
     Died 31 Mar 1939 - Wayne County, Tennessee
  Ella Anne Brewer
    Born 20 Sep 1898 - Wayne County, Tennessee
     Died 26 Mar 1947 - Wayne County, Tennessee
  Lucille Maudie Brewer
    Born 08 Feb 1900 - Tennessee
     Died 07 Apr 1996 - Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tennessee
  William Clarence Brewer
    Born 23 May 1903 - Wayne County, Tennessee
     Died 08 Aug 1969 -
  Jasper Newton (Jap) Brewer
    Born 17 May 1906 - Wayne County, Tennessee
     Died 05 May 1977 -
Artifacts:
  • James H. and Mary C. Brewer Headstone
  • Grady George Brewer and Friends
  • James H Brewer Family Picture

  • Notes:
    Research Notes -- David G Brewer 
    1900 Census Soundex - Wayne County, Tennessee
    	Vol 73 ED 99
    	SHT 5  Ln 80
    	Brewer, James H.	W Jan 1862 38 Tennessee
    	Mary C.			W May 1861 39 Tenn
    	Harriet			D Oct 1881 18 Tenn
    	Nancy D.		D Jun 1883 17 Tenn
    	Mollie B.		D Sep 1884 15 Tenn
    	Sallie			D Nov 1886 13 Tenn
    	Eliza M. J.		D Dec 1888 11 Tenn
    	James R.		S Aug 1890 9  Tenn
    	Dock T.			S Nov 1892 7  Tenn
    	Grady			S Dec 1893 6  Tenn
    	Alvy M.			D Oct 1895 4  Tenn
    	Ella A. 		D Sep 1897 2  Tenn
    	Lucial			D Feb 1900 3/12 Tenn
    	Hussell, Harry		BO May 1881 19 Tenn
    
    1910 Census - Wayne County, Tenn
    
    	ED 125 Sheet 6
    	100 154
    	Brewer, James H. Head	M W 48 Md. 29 Tenn Tenn Tenn fmr
    	Mary C.		 Wife	F W 48 Md. 29 Tenn Tenn Tenn
    	(13 children, 13 living)
    	James R.	 Son	M W 19 Single Tenn
    	Doctor T.	 Son	M W 17 Single Tenn
    	George G.	 Son	M W 15 Single Tenn
    	Alvie M.	 Dau	F W 13 Single Tenn
    	Lucile		 Dau	F W 10 Single Tenn
    	William C.	 Son	M W 7  Single Tenn
    	Jape		 Son	M W 4  Single Tenn
    
    	Sheet 3A
    	Taylor, James H.	Head	M W 33 Tenn Tenn Tenn Doctor
    
    1920 Census - Film #1821770
    	E.D. 148 Sheet 4
    
      48 48
      Brewer, James H.Head	M W 57 Married Tenn Tenn Tenn Farmer
      Mary C.	  Wife	F W 58 Married Tenn Tenn Tenn
      Clarence	  Son	M W 16 Single  Tenn Tenn Tenn Farm Labor
      Jasper	  Son	M W 13 Single  Tenn Tenn Tenn Farm Labor
    
    Wayne County News: October 26,1928 James H. Brewer was in town Saturday for the first time in several
    days, following a serious injury to one of his feet. He is traveling with a crutch.
    
    1930 Census - Wayne County, Tennessee
    Civil District #8 - Apr 28, 1930
    
      177 188
      Brewer, James H.  Head O M W 68 M 19 Tenn Tenn Tenn Farmer-Stock Farm
      Mary              Wife   F W 69 M 20 Tenn Tenn Tenn
      --- 189
      Brewer, Clarence  Head O M W 27 M 23 Tenn Tenn Tenn Farmer-Stock Farm
      Willie            Wife   F W 24 M 20 Tenn Tenn Tenn
    
    1940 Census - Wayne County, Tennessee
    Civil District 8 - 4 April 1940
    
      15 Little 48 Creek Road
      Brewer, Jimmie     Head M W 78 M Tennessee Same Place  
      Mary               Wife F W 79 M Tennessee Same Place
      Clarence           Son  M W 40 M Tennessee Same Place
      Willie             DLaw F W 35 M Tennessee Same Place
      Geraldine          GDau F W 12 S Tennessee Same Place
      Dortha             GDau F W  6 S Tennessee Same Place
      Raleigh            GSon M W  4 S Tennessee --------
      Bettie G.          GDau F W 6/12 S Tennessee --------
      Stockard, J. C.    GSon M W 16 S Tennessee Same Place
    
    Misc contributed by Garry Wayne Brewer
    
    From the Wayne County News, dated January 22, 1931, Little Forty Eight Creek. Health is very good
    here. Mrs. Dee Moore and little Hassell Vogal Brewer enjoyed a birthday dinner Wednesday at the Dock
    Brewer home.  Mrs. Moore was 48 and little Hassell Vogol 4 years old. 25 were present. Mrs. Velma
    Skelton spent Tuesday with Mrs. Elsie Brewer. The young people enjoyed a party Saturday night at the
    Jasper Brewer home. Mr. and Mrs. O.W.Davis and family visited relative here Saturday night. Mr. and
    Mrs. Clifford Frailey spent Saturday night in the J.H. Brewer home.  Mrs. Dea Moore and Mrs. Oma
    Brewer spent Monday with with Mrs. Rich Brewer. J. H. Brewer and two sons, Clarence and Jasper. went
    to Lawrenceburg Wednesday. Our school is doing fine with good attendance. Louis Lindsey and Bob
    Brewer went to Waynesboro Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Brewer celbrated their 50th wedding
    anniversity with several guests present.  All mentioned above are daughters and sons of J.H. Brewer
    and Mary Columbus Brewer.
    
    From the Wayne County History Book, written by Mattie Brewer, Daughter in Law of James Henry Brewer
    and Mary Columbus Brewer(1995). BLOWING SPRINGS AND DOG CREEK COMMUNITY.  The Blowing Springs and Dog
    Creek Communities are located in northeast Wayne County. James Henry Brewer and wife Mary Columbus
    Brewer lived on "Dog Creek" for many years on a small hillside farm with a cool creek flowing close
    by. There were 13 children in this family. Every member of this family(who was old enough) pitched in
    to help make a crop from year to year to help support the family. Clarence was the last to leave
    home. He married Willie Nutt in 1926. They became the parents of four children: Geraldine, Dorothy,
    Raleigh Fay and Betty Jean, which add to the already large household.  They made the crop and garden
    mostly with a hoe, ax (to chop bushes). maybe a mule and a small plow, which was the extent of the
    farm machinery. Mary Columbus, being the strong leader that she was, kept the children and
    grandchildren on the job.  They raised farm animals such as chickens, ducks hogs, and cows that
    produced meat, and vegetables for the table.  Their family of 13 children, five boys and eight girls
    were Richard, Dock, Grady, Clarence, Jasper, Harriett, Molibet, Dee, Sallie, Eliza, Alvie,Annie and
    Lucille.  Most of the family lived close by After marriage and had large families.  May 1st each year
    was a big event for all 13 children and grandchildren who gathered to celebrate Mary Columbus
    birthday. there were too many to have dinner in the house so it was held down by the creek in front
    of the house. You can imagine all the noise and excitement that went on.  They had plenty of food of
    every kind with some to spare.  Everyone had a merry time and looked forward to the next time.  All
    13 children were grown and married before there was a death(Grady). This was unusual as there were
    few doctors back then who went to visit a patient instead of patients going to see the doctor. They
    had little money so he was paid with whatever they had, maybe a ham or vegetables from the garden or
    an animal.  Dee and her family lived on Blowing Springs for several years, She married John Wright
    Moore and they had eight children, Grace. Pauline, Virginia, Neil, Edna, Floyd, Clyde (Buster) and
    James Howard(Jim).  About a mile downstream is where the two creeks unite as one. This was the spot
    chosen to build a little one-room schoolhouse with two cloak rooms. Most all the students who
    attended school there were the grandchildren of James Henry and Mary Columbus.  Mattie Bromley was
    one of the teachers, The youngest son, Jasper Newton Brewer and Mattie Bromley were married while she
    was teaching there, on November 6, 1926. They had three children James Aaron, Mary Faye, and Carolyn.
     We purchased the farm known as the Jay Brison farm.  We built a new house with running water from a
    spring upon the hill back of the house.  We lived there about 40 years. All the students at school
    called me Aunt Mattie even if he or she wasn't a niece or nephew.  Several other families lived
    nearby: The Morgans, Troops, Robnett(Trig), Jacksons, Lindsey, and Nutts.  We had church services in
    the school house whenever we could, This family is better known as "Pap" and Ma".
    
    From the Wayne County News, Dated 19 Oct 1934, Friday  Social Notes Mr. and Mrs. J.H.Brewer have
    family reunion. The many friends and relatives of the Mr. And Mrs. J.H. Brewer of the Little Forty
    Eight Community assembled there Sunday, Oct 14, and spend the day. At noon a bountiful dinner was
    spread, picnic style, and enjoyed by the huge gathering. more than 200 being present. Mr. and Mrs.
    Brewer were married more than 53 years ago, and among those present were 62 grandchildren and eight
    great-grandchildren, and scores of other relatives.  Elder John Irwin of Hardin's Creek Preached an
    unusually interesting sermon at 11 o'clock.  Of interest to their many friends  in the Little
    Forty-Eight section and California was the marriage Friday, Oct 12, of Miss Daisy Mitchell and LeRoy
    Daniels. The young couple will make their home at Delano, California and the good wishes of hundreds
    of friends will follow them to their new home.
    
    From the Wayne County Newspaper, dated Friday, November 5, 1937: Simmons Branch, Mrs. Rich Brewer,
    Reporter. The annual reunion of the Brewer family was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Brewer at
    Blowing Springs, Sunday, October 24.  A Chicken dinner was served.  Among those present were: Mrs. H.
    Stutts of Hohenwald; Mrs. Mattie Daniels of Delano, Calif. Mr and Mrs. Bill Nutt of Riverside; Mr.
    and Mrs. O.W.Davis; Mr. and Mrs. Rich Brewer and children; Mr. and Mrs. Dock Brewer and children;
    Mrs. Olive Stockard and children; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Fraley and children; Mrs. Lucille Melton and
    Children; Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Brewer and son; Mr and Mrs. Clarence Brewer, all of Blowing Springs;
    Mr. and Mrs. Truman Lomox of Waynesboro; Mr. and Mrs. Alf Rty, Jr. of Little Hope; Mrs Mary Kentchen
    of California; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kentchen of California; Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Moore of Clifton; MR.
    And Mrs. Carmack Brewer of Waynesboro; Miss Gladys Peacock of Clifton. There were about twenty-five
    present, eleven children, thirty-seven grand children and one great grand child. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
    Kentchen left Monday for their home in California. Mrs. Rich Brewer spent the week end with relatives
    at Blowing Springs.
    
    From the State of Tennessee, Department of Public Heath, Certificate of Death number 25012, date
    filed 21 November 1944.  Mary Columbia Brewer died 19 Oct 1944 in Wayne County, Civil District 8, she
    was an white female, married, 83 years, 5 months, 18 days old, her husband was J.H. Brewer, husband
    was 82 years old. she was a Housewife, Father was Sanders Brewer of Wayne County and mother name was
    unknown. the person giving the information was Mrs. Annie Fraley of Route 6, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
    (her daughter) Mrs Brewer was buried on 20 October 1944 in the Walnut Grove Cemetery, by the Wayne
    Funeral Service, David Meadows. she had been ill for 3 weeks. Senile. she died at 2:55 P.M. in the
    afternoon. There was not Obit in the Wayne County Newspaper, War News only.
    
    From the Wayne County Newspaper, dated Friday, February 25, 1949. Funeral Services for James H.
    Brewer Conducted, February 21.  The Rev. Barney Webb conducted funeral services Monday afternoon,
    February 21st for James Henry Brewer, who died Sunday.  He was 87 years old, and was a son of the
    Late R.M.Brewer and Sally Lackey Brewer.  A life-long resident of Wayne County, Mr. Brewer was highly
    respected by a large circle of friends.  He took active part in the affairs of the county for many
    years.  Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery with Middle Tennesse Funeral Home, of Waynesboro, in
    charge of arrangements.  Survivors are four sons, Rich, Dock, Clarence, and  Jasper, all of Wayne
    County; and six daughters, Mrs. John Wright Moore, Mrs George Martin, and Mrs. O.W. Davis, of Wayne
    County; Mrs. Bill Nutt, of Riverside and Mrs. Mollie Beth Daniels and Mrs. Harriet Stutts, both of
    whom reside in California.
    
    From Herbert H. Brewer, son of James Richard Brewer, about the death of his Grandfather James H.
    Brewer, that morning Jim or PAP Brewer got up, got his honey pot, there was not any running water in
    the home, did his duty, sat down on the bed and said, " I feel good" and died of a heart attack, the
    funeral was two days later, that's when the family all got together at the home of James Henry for a
    get together, the grandchildren were down at the creek and little Carolyn Brewer, daughter of Jap &
    Mattie fell in the water and drown, she is buried in Walnut Grove next to her Grandfather James Henry
    Brewer.  This was a very sad moment for the entire family.  
    
    From the book "Wayne County, Tennessee 1817-1995 History and Families"
    Vol. 1 P. 24
    
      Blowing Springs and Dog Creek Community
    
    The Blowing Springs and Dog Creek Communities are located in northeast Wayne County.  James Henry
    Brewer and wife Mary Columbus Brewer lived on "Dog Creek" for many years on a small hillside farm
    with a cool creek flowing close by. There were 13 children in this family. Every member of this
    family (who was old enough) pitched in to help make a crop from year to year to help support the
    family. Clarence was the last to leave home. He married Willie Nutt in 1926. They became the parents
    of four children: Geraldine, Dorothy, Raleigh Fay, and Betty Jean, which added to the already large
    household.
    
    They made the crop and garden mostly with a hoe, ax (to chop bushes), maybe a mule and a small plow,
    which was the extent of the farm machinery. Mary Columbus, being the strong leader that she was, kept
    the children and grandchildren on the job. They raised farm animals such as chickens, ducks, hogs,
    and cows that produced meat, and vegetables for the table. Their family of 13 children, five boys and
    eight girls were Richard, Dock, Grady, Clarence, Jasper, Harriett, Molibet, Dee, Sallie, Eliza,
    Alvie, Annie, and Lucille. Most of the family lived close by after marriage and had large families.
    
    May 1st each year was a big event for all 13 children and grandchildren who gathered to celebrate
    Mary Columbus' birthday. There were too many to have dinner in the house so it was held down by the
    creek in front of the house. You can imagine all the noise and excitement that went on. They had
    plenty of food of every kind with some to spare. Everyone had a merry time and looked forward to the
    next time. As there were no cars available back then, the father would ride out mule-back and do
    trading of every kind which contributed to the finances of the family.
    
    All 13 children were grown and married before there was a death. This was unusual as there were few
    doctors back then who went to visit a patient instead of patients going to see the doctor. They had
    little money so he was paid with whatever they had, maybe a ham, or vegetables from the garden or an
    animal.
    
    Dee and her family lived on Blowing Springs for several years. She married John Wright Moore and they
    had eight children: Grace, Pauline, Virginia, Nell, Edna, Floyd, Clyde (Buster), and James Howard
    (Jim). About a mile downstream is where the two creeks unite as one. This was the spot chosen to
    build a little one-room schoolhouse with two cloak rooms. Most all the students who attended school
    there were the grandchildren of James Henry and Mary Columbus. 
    
    Mattie Bromley was one of the teachers. The youngest son, Jasper Newton Brewer, and Mattie Bromley
    were married while she was teaching there, on Nov. 6, 1926. They had three children: James Aaron,
    Mary Faye, and Carolyn. We purchased the farm known as the Jay Brison farm. We built a new house with
    running water from a spring upon the hill back of the house. We lived there about 40 years. All the
    students at school called me Aunt Mattie even if he or she wasn't a niece or nephew. Several other
    families lived nearby: the Morgans, Troops, Robnetts (Trig), Jacksons, Lindseys, and Nutts. We had
    church services in the school-house whenever we could. This family is better known as "Pap" and "Ma."
    Submitted by Mattie Brewer.
    2013-03-08 14:55:09