Well, what a surprise! Glad you enjoyed my website. I am still expanding on it as time allows, while writing my book on the 14th KY.
Thanks for the info on Milton Brewer. Looking at the census records I thought there may have been a chance of him being in the army. He certainly would have been the right age.
I've combed very thoroughly through Sarah M. Necessary/Brewer/Muncy's pension paper, looking for clues. I think I may have narrowed in on the identity of Jack Maynard". Proving it is another story, of course.
I checked the Logan Co., VA 1860 Census...I found living in household # 618 William Maynard with his sons John H. Maynard and Harmon Maynard as well as a man named Emly Lawson.
Household # 614 listed a Melvin B. Lawson who lived in the household of an Emily Smith [very wealthy woman and perhaps a relative of "Rebel" Bill Smith!]. All the above persons lived in or near Logan C.H.
In the late summer/fall of 1862, the above Melvin B. Lawson organized an independent cavalry company for the Confederates. This unit was bad news for Unionists, on both sides of the Tug River. Lawson conducted several raids in Eastern KY and made quite a name for himself. Later Lawson's company was attached to the 10th KY Cavalry [May's, Diamond's/ Trimble's], CS. Emly Lawson was a member [a brother to Melvin], as well as Harmon Maynard, John H.'s brother [see above].
John H. Maynard doesn't show on the rosters of Lawson's Company that I have checked [which are incomplete] but there is a better than average chance, in my opinion, that he was affiliated with the unit. I think Lawson's Company, namely John H. "Jack" Maynard, are the ones who shot Isaac Brewer.
BTW...is Isaac Brewer listed in the 1860 Lawrence Co. KY Census? I have checked this particular census while at the library yesterday but could not find Isaac in the index. Did someone mess up and forgot to list him or was he not enumerated?? According to my records he lived near Warfield, Lawrence Co., KY, in 1859 and at the mouth of Long Branch in 1862 when he was killed.
I saw the record for Isaac Brewer... When Enrolled: Feby 15 1864 Where Enrolled: Wayne County Length of Service: 1 year He was in the 167th Militia, Spaulding's Co., a Wayne Co. company [but probably with many Logan Co. members. Logan Co. seems to have been predominantly Confederate]. Since he was still alive in 1864 I think he may have been the Isaac Brewer who was listed in the 1850 Logan Co. Census, in Isaac Brewer Sr's household # 452. The younger Isaac listed was 5 years old at the time. Was he Isaac Brewer's [the one who was killed in 1862] younger brother by the same name?? I've wondered about that.
I also saw Aaron Brewer's record, who I suspect was a brother to Isaac Brewer [the one who was killed]. Unit: 167th Militia, Capt. G. W. Murry Co. When Enrolled: Sept. 1/62 Aug. 1 1862 Where Enrolled: Wayne County Remarks: Captured Dec. 1 -'62. Exchanged. Served Aug. 1/62 to May 31/63 9mos@$13 $117 clothing $31.50; subsistence $81 (total) $229.50 stoppage $27.96 (total) $201.54. Pd. Mch. 17/66 by voucher#1
Perhaps Isaac Brewer's brother's affiliation with the Union militia made him a target. It wouldn't be anything unusual during the war to hear of things like this.At any rate, the situation in the latter part of 1862 was very bad for Union supporters. The main Union army completely deserted Eastern KY for one complete month and didn't return until mid-October 1862. This, of course, allowed numerous regular and irregular CS units to overrun Eastern KY as well as counties in WV that bordered onto Ea. KY.
Thanks for your reply and any help you can provide in the future! I'll share whatever I can dig up.