Information below from research of Robert Brewer, now deceased regarding Brewers in Sumter Co., AL: In the 1830 census of Conecuh County, Alabama, there appears a William Brewer with the following family group characteristics:
Males Females Slaves-Male Age 5/10 2 Under 5 1 Under 10 1 Age 15/20 2 Age 10/15 1 Age 10/20 1 Age 50/60 1 Age 20/30 1 Age 100/Up 1 Age 30/40 1 Slaves-Female Age 10/241 I have found information that this William is the same William appearing in the earlier census reports. In 1832,he and family moved to Sumter County, Alabama, where he appears in the 1840 and 1850 censuses; dies there in 1852. He was born 1774 in North Carolina; married Mary ? who was born 1777 in Virginia; she died after the 1860 census where she appears in Sumter County. It can be confirmed that William and Mary Brewer were the parents of Jackson Brewer; there were six sons including Jackson; unfortunately, no set number of daughters is available, although there appears to have been as many or more daughters than sons. I can prove three sons: Jackson, Leroy and William P. and two daughters: Sarah and Syrena.
You will note that Elvira [Betty's ancestor]could fit. Assuming this William was her father, I have been trying to understand and explain his appearance in Hinds County, Mississippi, for Elvira's marriage. I have a partial possible explanation: In 1835, William contracted with his son Leroy "three hundred dollars per year and his board, for taking charge of and carrying on the farm" in Sumter County. Could this arrangement have been made as William moved westward with plans that didn't materialize; hence his return to Sumter County by the 1840 census????