I have just begun to work on a branch of my family, the Brewers of Hancock Co., TN.This led me immediately to the Brewer Family Forum.This led me to several interesting post re: Braxton Brewer.I believe that he was my Brackston's nephew.
My Brewer ancestor is a Nancy Brewer (B. 1842), daughter of Brackston Brewer m. Mary. This Brackston Brewer was the son of Joab Brewer m. Nancy Hammon.
Family oral tradition is that Brackston Brewer and his wife Mary both died in 1845, when their daughter Nancy was approximately 2 years old.Oral history continues that she was taken into the home of James J. Ralston (b 1812), a widower with two children,Scott Co. KY when she was app 12 years old.They married in 1858 and had eight children.One of their sons is my maternal great grandfather.
Does anyone know anything of this Brackston Brewer?I found one source on line in the LDS family search which states that Brackston & his wife died in 1845.However there is an 1850 cencus entry which shows them in Hancock Co, living with a Nancy Brewer age 35.