Hi Truman, I'm Jim Drew-Whitaker, a 3rd G-grandson of Rebecca Brewer Mink (Aug 1834-aft 1900), who is suspected of being the d/o a Hardy Brewer (btw 1770-1775-aft 1834) s/o a John Brewer (1717-1780) s/o George & Sarah Lanier Brewer.
From census records we know that 3rd G-grandmother Rebecca was born in Virginia and died in Rockcastle Co., KY. My cousin Bob Bray, a great genealogist, suspects that she is the d/o afsd. Hardy Brewer.
I found on website: (http://www.brewer-family.org/genealogy/brewer/ftdnapedigrees.php) a Hardy Brewer s/o George & Sarah Lanier Brewer.
From your online messages, which I was very happy to find, I got a hopeful feeling that we are of the same Brewer/Lanier line. I'd love to know more about your Brewers and how your research is going when you get the time. Happy Memorial Day and thanks. Best regards, Jim
p.s. Please excuse my wording... I'm brain dead. I've been jumping around from one ancestor to the next all day...