Although I have no hard proof, I suspect Mary (Polly) Maddy, b. c 1823, Claiborne Co., Tennessee may have wed a man named Brewer in or near Claiborne County.I suspect Mr. Brewer may have died or the couple were divorced by 5/15/1838 when a Mary Brewer wed Nicholas Vance in Macoupin Co., Illinois.
It is believed Mary (Polly) Maddy, was a daughter of Mann H. Maddy and Lucy Stinnett of Claiborne Co., TN and Macoupin Co., IL.I do not know for certain where Mann and Lucy Maddy resided when in Claiborne Co., TN but I do know Mann's parents, William and Elizabeth, resided in Powell's Valley near Old Tazwell, close to the Campbell Co., TN line.
In the 1840 census of Palmyra,Macoupin Co., IL, Nicholas and Mary Vance were recorded immediately before the enumeration of Mann and Lucy Maddy.In that enumeration, both Nicholas and Mary's birth state was noted as Tennessee.I suspect Nicholas Vance also has connections to Claiborne Co., TN, however, I do not know who his parents were.Several researchers intereseted in Nicholas Vance dispute Mary's maiden name was Maddy and insist it was Brewer, however, they do not know who her parents were.In addition I can find no evidence of Claiborne Co., TN Brewers moving to Macoupin Co., IL.
By placing this info on the Brewer family forum it is my hope someone might bring to light some Brewer family information that would help me determine if the wife of Nicholas Vance was Mary (Polly) Maddy.