Probate Records for Howel Brewer appear in 1832 and list Nancy [Brewer] Deguire and her husband John (Jean) Babtiste Dequire as well as Nimrod Brewer and his wife Mary Louisa [Unknown] as Beneficiaries.
Nimrod is listed in census records as being born ca 1794 in Georgia. His descendants move to Reynolds and Iron counties in Missouri, mostly in the 1850's.
I have been unable to find this branch of Deguires past the 1830 census.
Howel may be found having land transactions with Joseph Lachance (St. Michael's settler) and with Moses Cox (early Fredericktown/ Madison county official) but I cannot find any other records.
Nancy and John B. Deguire m. 1818 in Madison County, MO.
Any information on the individuals or their families or on early St. Michaels/ or French records would be appreciated.