Burris Brewer was,indeed, born in South Carolina in about 1790.He had at least two brothers, Robert and James (the latter being a grandfather of mine, several generations back).I don't have a great deal of information on him, but can tell you that he first appears in the Georgia records in Liberty County, where on Dec 5, 1814, he was granted 300 acres of land;he later appeared in the jurors list of Liberty on Feb. 3, 1817.He and his first wife, Lydia, the mother of his son, James, were members of the Jones Creek Baptist Church in Liberty (now Long) County, having joined the congregation along with his brothers before 1818.He and his wife were dismissed from the church on Nov. 21, 1829, and were said to be removing to Camden County, GA, but by census time of 1830, he was a resident of Alachua County, FL.He served in the Indian Wars in FL, enlisting on June 16, 1837, at Fort Lancaster, in Capt Robert Brown's Company, 2nd Regiment of Florida Militia, for six months duty.He was honorably discharged on December 18, 1837, at Newnansville, FL.
By 1840, he and his wife had returned to live in Camden County, GA, where she died sometime after 1843, and Burris married again, on December 15, 1847, to Mary Nettles, born in GA in 1820.Burris was granted 80 acres of land in Camden County, on November 20, 1850, for his services in the Indian Wars.By 1860, he had removed once again into FL, and settled in Nassau County;it is the last record I have found of him.
I know of only four children:
James - 1816; a son - 1815-20; a daughter - 1820-25; Henry - 1843.
Wish I had more to share with you, but this is the extent of my knowledge.....have never yet been able to discover anything of his parents or his wives.