David, found your message of long ago. I have gotten a message that lists some info on Lanier Brewer Jr. I have his dob as 1746 ? in Brunswick Co. VA, died 1795-1824? in NC. And according to my contact he did have 30 some children, with a Henry (yours?) listed. He married 3 times. first-Rebecca ?, second time, Unkown, Joanna no last name found, third time Narcises a Cherokee indian. A Wiley, Henry, Julius, Solomon, George, Cornelius and a John went to TN. Did your Henry marry a Cockman of TN? Please contact me if any of this fits your puzzle.