Jeremiah E. Brower 18th AR Inf. buried Mineola TX
I am looking for info on my GGGGrandfather who married a half Cherokee Indian lady from Kentucky, Rebbecka Hand b. Sept 25, 1823 and d.Aug 18 1896 as Rebbecka Wilson, in Lincoln Co, MO. Jeremiah d.1865 in the Civil War in Mineola, TX as far as I can tell. They had a son in 1850, John Louis Brower who married Francis Alice Ellington. There is a story of Jereimiah's father fighting in the Mexican War and getting a $5 gold piece and turning it into a ring which was passed down (I've never seen it). Also, they say Jeremiah is from NY then went to Kentucky and then Ark. Rebecka, John Louis and Rebecka's sister and family then all moved to Lincoln Co, MO. I would love to know more about them, since her parents were probably full blooded Cherokee. It's told that John Louis went back to AR to visit the reservation for a short while, so he must have had close relatives there. Any info would help.