I have not been able to establish a link between Nathaniel David Jackson Brewer and his family to Winfield Scott Brewer, but I am familiar with the name.There is a possible link there because we believe James W. Brewer(abt 1775-1838) was Nathaniel's father and the executor of James estate was Joseph Brewer.As of now, we do not know for sure who N.D.J. Brewer's parents or sibblings may have been.
I recently stopped at McKinzie and Carroll County.I went cemetery tromping and found the Brewer/Blount cemetery in the southern most part of the county.I discovered that this cemetery is only a mile or two from a sign post marked "Holly Springs", which is where a good many of our Brewers were members of the Holly Springs Baptist Church, pastored by John Gray Blount.(Take the Natchez Trace State park exit off I40 and go north instead of south into the park). The cemetery is quite a walk back in the woods but is well cared for.
Empire Brewer-Blount and Kiziar Brewer-Blount (perhaps Kiziah) are burried there along with a child, Septer E. Brewer.Empire and Kiziar were sisters that both married John Gray Blount, who is burried at New Hope Cemetery just a few miles north toward Yuma, TN.The Child, Septer, is listed as a child of either N.D.J.Brewer or William Franklin Brewer, brothers and sons of N.D.J.Septer is burried within a step of both Empire and Kiziar.I cannot prove it yet, but these Brewers and N.D.J. Brewer must have been related somehow. Later on, John Franklin Brewer, from N.D.J. had another son and named him Septer E. Brewer.This Septer grew up, had children and his ancestors live in Arkansas.
I do know that N.D.J. Brewer and all his children maintained a relationship with John Gray Blount for their entire lives, even after the Brewer's moved to Arkansas.I believe my grandfather, Rolling Gray Brewer, was named for Blount.
I once was contacted by a man that was related to Empire and Kiziar Brewer and said he had a lot of information on John Gray Blount, but I lost his address and have not hear from him again.There is also a Kiziar Blount that lived in Blount County Tennessee.I suspect the Brewers and the Blounts are families that have known each other for several generations and go back through North Carolina to Virginia and "Brewer's Isle".There are just too many coincidences.
Burried in the same cemetery and right next to Empire Bount is Patrick B. Brewer who served in company D of the Seventh Tennessee Cavalry U.S.A. There were 5 Brewers, including John Franklin Brewer, that served in this same company of the same division and they all show up in the church record of the Holly Springs Baptist Church.Some I know are brothers, but I suspect they were all cousins at least.It would appear that they grew up together and knew each other long before the war.
I sure wish I could find someone that could help me confirm all this.So far it's just my best guess.But I guess that's half the fun.:)