Mark Brewer is in my family line. Trying to keep track of all his wives!Of course, there were at least two Mark Brewers-Sr. and Jun. in 1790 St. Mary's Co. MD census. Trying to figure out this one-Mark Brewer to Monarchy Bright. (marriage bk. 1-page 33 Washington Co. Ky.Jan. 4, 1800). His 'next?' marriage was to Elizabeth Bryan on 5/24/1804(possibly in Hardin Co. Ky-My line) May explain your John being his ward.