I have a Thomas J. Brewer who moved to Dayton in 1888 and operated TJ Brewer Saloon on Railroad Street until sometime shortly after 1900. He was a fruit grower at the time of his death in 1909 in Dayton. He was born 1859 in Manchester, TN and lived in AL just prior to moving to Dayton. His children were Walter Edgar, Maggie, Dayton (who died at age 1) Maud, and John.
His brother John operated a small hotel in Birmingham until his death in 1917.
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