Mary, I just came across your query. A Nathan Brewer, who d. after 1800 (possibly in Chatham Co., NC), mar. Mary Thompson, d/o Balaam Thompson & Olive Melton of Chatham Co., NC. According to Balaam's est. 1800, Nathan Brewer, inherited "his full share," indicating Mary was already dead. They had: son, Lewis; and dau., Dorcas. Seems there were a number of Nathan/Nathaniels in Chatham Co; so the above may just be coincidence of names. Your thoughts?