Whew! I've learned a lot in the last few days!I downloaded the land plats you had on the website and tried to figure out where they were on the GA map.We have a GPS program and I can get down to creek level.I found Jewell and thought at the time that it was in the middle of all these Brewers just based on the little snippets of information on those land plats.Do you have a larger map that places these plats in perspective? I'd sure like to get ahold of it.
Concerning Bethia Brewer.Her name was Bethia Taylor and she was the daughter of Thomas Taylor.See the abstract below:
Abstract of Wills, 1690-1760, North Carolina. Page 373
Thomas Taylor Sr., Currituck Precinct. (Probably Chatham Cy.) August 20, 1734.July Court, 1736.Sons:Edward (negroes) and Thomas.Daughters:Sarah (wife of Jeremiah Stephens), Bridget (wife of Samuel Jarves), Bethia Taylor.Grandsons:Benjamin Taylor and Ezekiel Phillips.Wife and Executrix:Easther.Witnesses:Stephen Williams, Solo. Jarves, J. Martyn.Clerk of the Court;Jos. Smith.
Also a land transaction between John Brewer, Bethia his wife and Nickolas Brewer and Etheldred Taylor - probably Bethia's cousin - I can't place her father.He could have been brother of Samuel Taylor, my Nimrod Taylor's grandfather. These are really early and I haven't researched them because they're not my line.See if you recognize any of this:
This Indenture made this twenty fourth Day of January 1786 BETWEEN John Brewer of the County of Brunswick and Bethia his wife and Nickolas Brewer of the one part and Ethreldred Taylor of the County of Southampton of the other part...for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred and seventy nine pounds...do grant bargain and sell alien and confirm unto the said Ethreldred Taylor...all those two several tracts or parcels of land lying in and being in the County of Brunswick aforesaid on the east side of Beaver pond Creek now in the tenure and occupation of the said John Brewer one of them containing by actual survey made the sixteenth day of March one thousand seven hundred and eighty five by Thomas Stith Surveyor and bounded as follows BEGINNING at John Rosser's corner elm on the said Creek, thence along his line North seventy degrees East one hundred and thirty seven poles to a red oak, North seventeen degrees East twenty eight poles to his corner poplar, thence along Hill's line the same course continued one hundred and fifty four poles to a red oak, thence South fifty seven and one half degrees West thirty poles to a small red oak, North eighty two degrees West one hundred and forty six poles to a black Jack, North twelve degrees West two hundred and sixty six poles to his corner pine, thence along Dillehay's line North fifty degrees West thirteen poles to red oak, thence off South nineteen degrees West three hundred and ninety two poles to George Collier's corner maple on the said Creek, at the mouth of Reedy Branch, thence down the said Creek as it meanders to the BEGINNING the other tract containing by estimation forty acres BEGINNING at Hill's corner black Jack on the main road, thence along the said road to a corner Shrub oak in Samuel Garner's line, thence along Garner's line to the line dividing Brunswick County from Greensville, thence along that line to William Robinson's and along his line to the BEGINNING...Signed by John Brewer, Bathia Brewer (her mark), Nicholas Brewer (his mark), and witnessed by John Rosser, Henry Mangum, Presly Garner, and William Clark.Brunswick County Court 27th Day of February 1787.This Deed was proved by the oaths of John Rosser and Henry Mangum two of the witnesses thereto and on the 23d Day of April 1787 the same was acknowledged by John Brewer and Bathia his wife to be their act and Deed and ordered to be recorded.Previous to which the said Bathia being privily examined as the Law directs did Voluntarily assent thereto.Deed Book 14, page 270.
I also would like to have the information on the church they all attended together in Warren County.Do you have a copy of the minutes?What was the name of the church and where was it?I'd like to see if there were any Taylors - like Robert, Nimrod, Billington?My George's daughter, Olivia, married Robert's son, Thomas B. Taylor and the couple were both born in GA.Olivia in 1799 and Thomas B. in 1778 but I don't know which counties.