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Burwell Brewer (1730 - 1799)

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Burwell (Burrell) Brewer
Born in Brunswick County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Wilkes Co., Georgiamap
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Some researchers think there was only one son by this second marriage of Geo. Brewer and Alice Burwell (?). However this Burwell Brewer may or not be their unnamed son.

Burwell Brewer b.1730 d. 1799 Wilkes Co., GA, married Elizabeth Patrick d. 1800. This couple married in NC and then went to Georgia.

Burwell Brewer, or Burrell (as it was always pronounced), was given a Major's grant of land, as were some of his relatives and in-laws. From County Histories, more than several would qualify for Patriotic Service in the Revolution. 640 acres for each.

Lt. William Brewer, Revolutionary Patriot, son of Burwell, received 250 acres.

Children of Burwell Brewer & Elizabeth Patrick:

1. Patrick Brewer (Life ended in a duel)

2. Sarah Brewer married ------------Sojourner

3. Adelia Brewer (Delilah) m a Bird or Boyd Lived to be very old

4. William Brewer m (1) Eliz. Holman (2) Sarah Doggett

5. John Brewer lived in SC and Ga

6. Agnes Brewer b 22 June 1776, d 23 Oct 1869 married Geo. Washington Paschal is buried by the side of her husband in the cemetery on the hill overlooking Auraria, Lumpkin Co GA.

7. Elizabeth married John Paschal, nephew of George Paschal above

8. Rebecca Brewer married ____Lewis

9. Nancy Brewer married George Brittain

10. Susannah Brewer married (1) Alex Bolling (2) his brother Henry Bolling

11. Burrell Brewer, the youngest. Sol. in War of 1812. His life ended in a duel in Louisiana

Burwell Brewer was born Abt. 1730 in Surrey Co., VA (Source: Compendium of Am. Genealogy, p. 792 and Dict. of Am. Cong. 175-1927. Much info regararding this unit is not proven, taken from various family sources, undocumented.), and died 1799 in Wilkes Co., GA (Source: Southern Kin by Grace Morrow Bryan,.).He married Elizabeth Patrick Abt. 1750 in North Carolina (Source: (1) Compendium of Am. Gen., p. 729., (2) Biog. Dict. of Am. Cong. 1775-1927.), daughter of Paul Patrick and Agnes Millikan. She was born Abt. 1732 in Prob. Brunswick Co., VA, and died 1800 in Wilkes Co., GA (Source: Ninety Four Years, 1871 by George Washington Pascall.).

Notes for Burwell Brewer:

Some researchers think there was only one son by this second marriage of Geo. Brewer and Alice Burwell. However, in the George Brewer, Sr. will it mentions "our young children" indicating more than one.

Burwell "Burrell" Brewer had left his native state of VA by 1778 when land entries for him are found in Wilkes Co., NC. He, a William Brewer and a George Brewer were in the 1782 Tax List in that county. Burrell's land was on Naked Creek, William's on Big Sandy Creek and George's on the south side of the Yadkin River. In 1784 the Burrell Brewers, his Patrick in-laws, and George Brewer went to Georgia, settling on Long Creek, then in Wilkes Co., but now in Oglethorpe County. The family scattered to surrounding counties. These people were Whigs, of the useful kind, who were generally on the warpath throughout the revolutionary struggle. Their time was given to their country, their property neglected; and, like many others, after the peace was proclaimed they felt the necessity of commencing life anew.

Georgia was then the inviting field, and Wilkes county the frontier. The "old patriarch, [Elizabeth Patrick's father] with his nine sons, his son-in-law Burrell Brewer, with a house full of children, and other relatives gathered their herds, loaded their wagons with their household goods, and in 1784, they transferred themselves to middle Georgia. They settled on Long Creek, then in Wilkes County, now in Oglethorpe County, near the present town of Lexington. There they laid their "head-rights". That is, they entered and obtained 640 acres of land for each family." "Burrell Brewer's land was on a little stream which, in after years, bore his name "Brewer Creek" Here the newcomers erected log houses and opened fields. Burrell was the central figure in the immigrant group. He selected a high hill for his opening in the forest. The Indians were troublesome; so, the settlers built a "blockhouse" or fort. It took the name Fort Brewer, and was located ten miles below what is called "the Cherokee Corner", now the dividing line between Oglethorpe and Clark Counties. The Indians had agreed not to come below this line. But there were forays and threats to the blockhouse. The inhabitants had little security after the battle of Jack's Creek. A treaty was signed to remove the Indians beyond the Oconee River. Burrell Brewer appears to have been a prosperous farmer.

There were born thirteen children to the Burrell Brewer family. One died at age four. He and his wife reared five sons and seven daughters, though he did not live to see all of them grown and married. He died in March 1799, and some of the children had not reached the age of majority. His widow remained on the farm and was assisted in the care of the family by her daughter Agnes. But she survived her husband by only one year. They were members of the Baptist church.(Mars Hill?)

March 1799 - Estate Administration, William Brewer Admin, Book F. Folio 7, p. 65, also Bk G. Folio 31 - slow settlement. Nancy married George Brittain July 23, 1800 and George received 1 bed and furniture.

The girls got beds and furniture. George Britain rec. 1 bed and furniture, Sam Bolling - 1 bed and furniture, Agnes Brewer 1bed and furniture, Rebecca Brewer, 1 bed and furniture, Tilley Boyd - 1 bed and furniture, Betsy Brewer - 1 bed and furniture.

Notes for further research:

George Brewer

George Brewer was married to Nancy Bird and his will records his wife as Nancy and living children as: Mary Woodyard, Elizabeth Gilly Brewer, Sally Coleman, Anny (Anna) Gayle and son Micajah.
Grandsons: George W. Woodyard (b. 1812), William H. Coleman, George M. Brewer and John Gayle (son of Levin Gayle, brother of the future Gov. John Gayle). The will was signed 5 October 1821 and recorded November 3, 1840.
The Diary of his son-in-law, Walter W. Woodyard, born 1778 Prince William Co., VA, reflects that George and Nancy Brewer had a son George Brewer, Jr. (died prior to 1821) and that Micajah Brewer was known as the Beau Brummel of St. Stephen's


"Gaines Reminiscences", by George Strother Gaines [Indian Factor of old St. Stephens] reprinted in AHQ (Fall and Winter, 1964) mentions the Brewers, Major Frank Boykin, a Revolutionary officer (Georgia) Thomas Bassett, the Bowlings and the Callers. All distinguished families of the era (the Bassett, Boykin, Bowling families also rooted in Virginia).

Two articles, written by Miriam Brewer Richardson, published in the Montgomery Advertiser quoted entries of the ancient diary of Walter Ward Woodyard. Quoting from the article, "Proud Old St. Stephens:" "The ancient diary contains the names of many individuals and families prominent in that distant day, among whom are George S. Gaines, factor at St. Stephens, Ann Gaines, Sarah Gaines, presumably his daughters, George Brewer, rich land-and slaveowner; George Brewer, Jr., Micajah Brewer, a Beau Brummel of old St. Stephens; John Bates, Hiram Mounger and his wife, Ann Mounger, Levin Gayle, brother of John Gayle, afterwards seventh Governor of Alabama, who married beautiful Anna Brewer, daughter of George Brewer, Sr., Daniel Coleman, who married Sarah Brewer, Cornels, a mixed-breed Indian who lived in the forks of the rivers, Francis S. Bassett, William Brewer, Cellia Brewer, John Brewer, B. B. Brewer, Robert Bowling and his wife, Barbara Bowling, William Bowling, Eli Bowling, Sterling Boykin, Francis Lawson, William McConnell, R. P. Carney, Johon Phillips, John Harris, Isaac Barr, Cornelius Sullivan, John W. Pitman and Isaac Baker. All names which have played a part in the history of Washington County and the Southwest, many of whose descendants now reside in Alabama."

M. B. Richardson, in her artilce "Washington's Picturesque Personalities" again quotes the ancient diary of Walter W. Woodyard: "John Richardson was a ginright who came from Georgia and bought land near St. Stephens. He was a planter on a large scale and fought against the Indians as did most of the early settlers. John Richardson left a large family and many of Washington's present day citizens are descended from him. His namesake son, Johon Richardson, Jr., married Orra Roberts, a descendant of Cornelius Sullivan (Orra Roberts was niece of Cornelius rather than descendant), and their descendants reside at the Richardson community on the Richardson Road which connects Chatom with the Mobile highway."[1]


  1. http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/b/r/e/Denzel-Brewer-Texas/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0212.html

Taken from the book “Southern Kinsmen”, published C1977. By Grace Morrow Bryan


Elizabeth Patrick's parents Mr Patrick & Miss Milligan (Scotch ancestry) packed up their stuff in 1784, brought their nine sons, one daughter, son in law Burwell Brewer & his brother George Brewer to Wilkes (now Oglethorpe Co GA). The only brother of Elizabeth Patrick Brewer named in the book is Milligan Patrick.

Agnes Brewer Paschall was born in 1776 in North Carolina in the "narrows of the Yadkin", the daughter of Burrell Brewer (whose father came from England(???) & Elizabeth Patrick (whose father came from Ireland).


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On 15 Jul 2017 at 22:41 GMT Jen (Harris) Hill wrote:

Brewer-3203 and Brewer-1688 appear to represent the same person because: Same Person, Please merge them 1 has a bio the other has his wife attached & I have their daughter, Elizabeth (Brewer) Paschal I would like to attach ;) Thank You very much for you time & Have A Nice Day! :)


On 29 Nov 2016 at 08:48 GMT Allan Thomas wrote:

On 24 Aug 2016 at 23:55 GMT Allan Thomas wrote:

Brewer-3203 and Brewer-1688 do not represent the same person because: More research needed - may be the wrong Burrell

On 23 Aug 2016 at 20:06 GMT Allan Thomas wrote:

Brewer-3203 and Brewer-1688 appear to represent the same person because: please compare

On 23 Aug 2016 at 16:12 GMT Teresa Fortenberry wrote:

Burwell Brewer 1688 and Burwell Brewer 3203 are possible duplicates. Perhaps a merge is needed for these two profiles.

Teresa Fortenberry

On 23 Aug 2016 at 16:10 GMT Teresa Fortenberry wrote:

Burwell Brewer 1688 and Burwell Brewer 3203 seem to be duplicates. Perhaps a merge is needed?

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