I have descent from a John Brower/Brewer who married Elizabeth Day in York Cty, New Brunswick 4/16/1816.In trying to trace this John Brower I have searched extensively through the available records to identify the Browers who went to New Brunswick.Your query introduces another.I had only seen reference to Laney once, listed as a child of Adolph (Ralph) and Maria Allen Brower who settled at Swan Creek in Sunbury County, New Brunswick in 1783.However this does not fit the evidence.Adolph and Maria's surviving children signed an agreement in 1832 regarding the distribution of the original land grant to their father. There is no Laney Hawkins among these heirs.
I have traced Adolph Brower to Dutchess County, NY, born 1748, as the son of Jacob and Elyse Hitchcock Brower.He had a cousin Jacob born 3/9/1759 as son of Jacob and Jacomyntje (Jemima)Quackenbush Brower.This cousin may be the Jacob Brower who married Agnes Allen, sister of Maria who married Adolph.If this Jacob died soon after his marriage, at a very young age, it could behis widow that settled next door to Adolph and Maria near Burton.However, this Agnes Brower could also be Adolph's step-mother.
There are two Jacob Browers who married women named Agnes in 1782-3. Adolph's cousin Jacob must be he who married Agnes Allen.The other could be his father marrying a second time to Agnes Brewer? (no clue as to who this is).Jacob and Agnes Allen Brower are recorded as having a child Jemima in 1783.There are no children attributed to Jacob and Agnes Brewer Brower.
The fate of either Jacob is unknown, but it is known that the elder Jacob's brother Adolph born 1725, who married Elisabeth Lassing, was killed in 1783, and his widow married Lawrence Van Buskirk, and went to New Brunswick.Lawrence Van Buskirk was the father of Rachel Van Buskirk who married the John Allen who went to New Brunswick and settled next door to Adolph and Maria Allen (his daughter) Brower.
This Adolph, who was killed, is the brother of Isaac born 1730 who married Jacomyntje Quackenbush (the younger Jacob's parents). Isaac was also killed in 1783, quite possibly alongside his brother.
It may be that the elder Jacob, Adolph and Isaac's brother, may also have died in 1783 along with his brothers.He had just married Agnes Brewer and it could be his widow that is the Agnes Brower who settled next door to Adolph and Maria Allen Brower.
The younger Jacob had a sister Jemima who may be she who married John Hammell and went to New Brunswick.I have not found evidence that any other of his siblings went to New Brunswick.
Adolph, son of Jacob and Elyse Hitchcock Brower, had a sister Elizabeth, probably born about 1754, who married Christopher Hanson and went to New Brunswick.
Adolph's sister Rachel born 1/7/1770 married William Lawrence in York County, New Brunswick.
There are a couple a children (based on gaps in age of known children) of Jacob and Elyse Hitchcock Brower who have yet to be identified.Laney born about 1764 fits one of these gaps very neatly, and supports the conception she was related to Adolph, not as daughter, but as younger sister.
Jacob who married Elyse Hitchcock and Isaac who married Jemima Quackenbush are the sons of Adolph and Jannetje Verdon Brower married about 1713 in Hackensack, NJ and moved to Dutchess County, NY about 1742 where Adolph was struck by lightening on 7/6/1742 and died two days later.
There is still to be identified the John and Cornelius Brower who appear on the transport list of 1783 and settled on the Keswick in York County, New Brunswick.John Brower of Keswick died in March of 1817.He could be another son of Jacob and Elyse Hitchcock Brower, and thus uncle of Adolph of Swan Creek.He is obviously closely related to Cornelius as they cojointly signed the agreement to the land grant at Keswick.Adolph and Jannetje Verdon Brower had a son Cornelius born in March of 1736.