I'm not directly related to the Brewers, but if you go back to Samuel Brewer and Charlotte Whitney you'll find: Elisabeth Brewer married to Sanford Howard, (His sister Rebecca married John W Benjamin my 1st cousins 3 times removed) Nathan b. 1808 whose daughter Charlotte married Norman Kerr and daughter Belle married Albert Kerr Peter S (Mazzeppa's father) Sally b. 1820 married to Ezra Margison(my 2nd great grand uncle) (Ezra remarried Nancy Kerr and moved to Mongaup Valley with his entire family when the Pratt Tannery closed. They cut Hemlock for the tannery). and William b. 1823 married Mary Ingalls (Mary's mother was Sally Benjamin (my 2nd great grand aunt)
So the Brewer's pop up all over my family tree. My 3rd GGrandfather, Rufus Benjamin had 14 children. So far I've counted 125 grandchildren spred out all over Greene County with quite a few Brewer's and Higgins's showing up for hundreds of years.