John Henry Brewer Pioneer Family
Contributed by Roberta Summers

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John Henry Brewer the son of Robert Brewer was born 1815 KY was married to Sarah born 1818 KY.

Illinois Civil War Report: Robert J. Brewer:
Pvt. Co L 4th IL Us Cavalry. Residence Cheneys Grove, McLean Co IL age 21. Height 5"11 hair dark, eyes brown. Is not married, occupation Farmer born in KY. He joined 25 Aug 1861 at Cheney Grove IL by J. Ellis for a period of 3 years. Mustered in Oct. 15, 1861 in Ottawa IL. Discharged for disability August 22, 1862.

John Henry and Sarah were the parents of seven children;

1840 Carlisle Nicholas Co KY Census John was age 20-30 and wife also 2-30. The children was listed as 5-10 Males and under 5 1 girl.

1850 Pike County IL Census Dwelling 1468 Family #1514. John H. 35, and wife Sarah age 32. The children were Mary J. 13, William 12, Robert 11, Henry 9, Lori 8, Margaret 5 and Start age 2.

1860 Census of Pike County shows John H. 44, wife Sarah 39 and the children William 23, Levi 17, Margaret 16, Start 17, Sarah 12, Armilda 10 and Ste 4.

The 1870 Census in Pike County in Fairmount Twp. shows William Brewer 32, wife Mariett 28, children Leroy 9, Elmer E. 7, Julia A. 5, Frank 3 and Lucy 1. Children all born in IL .


William Brewer b 1836 KY

Mary J. Brewer 1837 KY

John Robert Brewer born 17 Apr 1840 KY died 22 March 1913 Quincy, Adams Co IL and was buried 24 March 1913 in Fishook, Pike Co IL at Woodland Cemetery. He was married 11 November 1864 to Elizabeth Hines in Pike County IL. Elizabeth Hines Brewer was born 17 Feb 1840 in IL, died 11 March 1917 the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Wilson) Hines. John Robert and Elizabeth had 4 children: Anna 1865, Minnie B 1867 died 1950 in Oklahoma, buried at Dewey Cemetery; Levi Brewer born 25 Nov 1868 Pike IL died 6 Feb 1890 Pike IL buried at Woodland Cemetery; John E. Brewer b 17 Apr 1870 Pike IL died 19 Nov 1898 Pike IL buried at Woodland Cemetery.

1880 Fairmount Pike County Census:
Robert Brewer 40 Farmer
Elizabeth 40
Anna 15 Minnie 13 Levi 11 John 9 Bertha 3

1900 Census Fairmount Twp. Pike Co IL
Robert Brewer Apr 1840 age 60 married 36 years
Elizabeth Feb 1840 age 60 mother of 10 children 5 living
Charles Sep 1880 age 19
James May 1884 age 16

1910 Census Fairmount Pike Co IL
Robert Brewer age 70 married 45 years he and his parents all born in KY
ELizabeth wife age 70 9 children born to her only 4 living

1900 Census Beverly Adams County IL
Jackson C. Davis and his wife Minnie (Brewer) with children Alta and Howard

1910 Copan Co OK
Jackson C. Davis and wife Minnie with children Alex May and Howard J

1920 Census Copan Washignton Twp. OK
Jackson C. and Minnie (Brewer) ages 53

1930 Census Copan County OK
Minnie (Brewer) Davis age 63 widow
Boarders living with her Harry C. Davis and Thelma Sparkman:
Henry Brewer b 1841 KY
Lori Brewer 1842 KY
Margaret Brewer 1845 KY
Stark Brewer 1848 KY