I have a copy of Lewis Brewer biography relating much of what you outlined.It states Lewis Brewer wa born about 1760 in Devonshire, Eng. He and his mother Mary Elizabeth came to America when he was about 14 yrs. old. Along with them were 32 other Brewer families. It states Samuel Russell of Burke Co.NC. sponsered them and later married Lewis' mother Mary Elizabeth.It does mention Lewis did use the Russell name.