Same set of Brewers. Charity Brewer's father Ambrose, was said to be Lanier's son. I now have reason to believe that Howell Brewer is his father. Notice Ambrose named one son Howell Cobb Brewer. Howell also had a son John by Rebecca Willis, born 1741, died 1824 Chatham County North Carolina. John Married Amey Meredith, children were (1)Nathan Thomas b. 1759 d. 1836 Chatham co. N.C. married Mary "Polly" Powers(2)John Jr.(3) Amos(4)William(5) George(6) Issac. Nathan and Polly had several children, one of which was Willis B. Brewer born 1798 married Mahalah Maynard born 1802 daughter of Shadrach Maynard and Charity Brewer. Mahalah's grandfather Ambrose and Willis' frandfather John were brothers, Mahalah and Willis 3rd cousins.