Thank you Truman for your reply.Do you think my Sterling Brewer is one of the unaccounted for sons of John, he was stated as 25yrs old in the 1850 Rutherford Co. census. The 1840 shows Wm. Brewer, Eli Brewer, and John Brewer.The 1850 shows John 62 NC, Thomas W. 28 Tn., Sterling 25 NC, and John W. 22 T. There is Eli 46 Tn, and Henry 59 NC in 1850 Davidson Co Tn.Don't know if this is the Eli in 1840 Rutherford, he is 30-40 in the 1840. Martha J. Brewer, dau/o Sterling and Hannah Denton, Brewer m. Jonathan Cheshire III in Jackson Co Ark.Their daughter Rosa Lee Cheshire m. Geo. W. Grooms who were my maternal grandparents.