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Ancestors of Kyla Ashton Greer

Generation No. 8


      128. James Greer, Sr., born Abt. 1770 in Burke County, North Carolina; died Bet. 1840 - 1850 in Benton County Tennessee. He married 129. Elizabeth Pierce Bef. 1792.

      129. Elizabeth Pierce, born Abt. 1774 in North Carolina; died Aft. 1840 in Benton County Tennessee.

Notes for James Greer, Sr.:
I obtained most of this information from Dallas Greer. This family was in Stewart County Tennessee in 1820. By 1840 they had moved to Benton County Tennessee. This family came to Tennessee in 1816. In the 1820 census of Stewart County Tennessee, James Greer's household (not counting himself) had two males born between 1794 - 1804 (John P. and William); two males born between 1804 - 1810 (James Jr. and Hezekiah) and three males born between 1810 - 1820 (Benjamin, Joseph and Carroll). We know that George was married before 1820 and was not counted in his father's household. All the rest of James Sr.'s known sons are accounted for in the census. James is found on the 1836 Benton County Tennessee Land and Poll Tax List in the 6th district.

Notes for Elizabeth Pierce:
I obtained this information from Dallas Greer. This family was in Stewart County Tennessee in 1820. By 1840 they had moved to Benton County Tennessee. This family came to Tennessee in 1816
     
Children of James Greer and Elizabeth Pierce are:
  i.   Jane Greer, born 1792.
  ii.   George Greer, born Abt. 1796.
  iii.   John T. Greer, born Abt. 1797.
  iv.   William Greer, born Abt. 1797.
  v.   James Greer, Jr., born 1805.
  vi.   Hezekiah Greer, born 1807.
  vii.   Elizabeth Greer, born Abt. 1810.
  viii.   Benjamin Greer, born 1811.
  ix.   Joseph Greer, born Abt. 1813.
  64 x.   Carroll Greer, born 1816 in Stewart County Tennessee; died 11 May 1887 in Benton County Tennessee; married Amanda Bain 08 February 1840 in Benton County Tennessee.


      130. Britton Bain, died Bet. 1838 - 1840 in Benton County Tennessee. He married 131. Mary Jerry 27 February 1816 in Sussex County Virginia.

      131. Mary Jerry, born Abt. 1792 in Virginia; died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in Benton County Tennessee.

Notes for Britton Bain:
I obtained some of this information from Dallas Greer. The name can be found spelled Bane or Bain in reference to the same person in the records but the spelling of Bain will be used here. Britton served as a private in Captain Thomas Jones Infantry Company in the 8th Virginia Militia Regiment during the War of 1812. He brought his family to Tennessee after the war and eventually settled along the Sandy river on land that became Benton County in 1836. Britton can be found on the 1836 Benton County Tennessee Land and Poll Tax List in The 6th district.

  Notes for Mary Jerry:
Mary is listed as head of household in the 1840 and 1850 Benton County Tennessee census. She died between the 1850 and 1860 census.
     
Children of Britton Bain and Mary Jerry are:
  i.   Mahalia Bain, born Abt. 1818.
  65 ii.   Amanda Bain, born 1820 in Kentucky; married Carroll Greer 08 February 1840 in Benton County Tennessee.
  iii.   Joseph James Bain, born 18 December 1824.
  iv.   Harriette Bain, born Abt. 1826.
  v.   Henry T. Bain, born Abt. 1830.
  vi.   Robert Bain, born Abt. 1832.
  vii.   Angeline Bain, born Abt. 1834.
  viii.   John T. Bain, born Abt. 1836.


      132. Lewis Wiggins Brewer, born Abt. 1784 in Chatham County, North Carolina; died Aft. 1870 in Benton County Tennessee. He was the son of 264. James Brewer and 265. Lidia Ann Wiggins. He married 133. Mary Alsup 21 May 1809 in Dickson County Tennessee.

      133. Mary Alsup, born 1790 in Anson County, North Carolina; died Abt. 1860 in Big Sandy, Benton County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of 266. Joseph Alsup and 267. Drucilla Lawson.

Notes for Lewis Wiggins Brewer:
Lewis was the son of James Brewer. James owned land on both the North & South sides of Beaver Dam Creek straddling the dividing line between Virginia and North Carolina. Lewis was the youngest of James' ten children.

Lewis, Nicholas & Thomas Brewer settled in 1808 in Stewart County Tennessee, in that part which was later to become Houston County. The relationship of these three men is not known at this time but were more than likely related in someway. In 1842, Lewis Brewer was the Administrator for Thomas Brewer's Will. Nicholas is mentioned in the will, but no relationship was mentioned. It is possible that the three were brothers, sons of James Brewer.

Lewis' family is found in the 1830 Humphreys County Tennessee census, in that part of Humphreys County that became Benton County. Lewis and Mary had 10 children who married and mostly remained in Benton County. They, and the children of Nicholas and Sarah Brewer, were the progenitors of the many Brewers who inhabit this section of Tennessee.

The first settlements in Benton County were made by Lewis Brewer and Nicholas Brewer in 1820 in Ramble Creek, 12 miles North of Camden. Others quickly settled in this new area. Lewis received and registered the first Occupational Land Grant in Benton County, entry # 34, July 20, 1820, for some 160 acres. In a few days, others began to register their land claims.

Lewis, Mary P., Thomas, and Lidia Brewer are shown among the founders of Ramble Creek Primitive Baptist Church. This was the second Baptist congregation formed in the county. Lewis lived in the 8th District and was a county magistrate and commissioner who assisted in petitioning the Tennessee Legislature in 1835 for the original formation of Benton County from Humphreys County.

Previous to the year 1836, the greater portion of what is now Benton County Tennessee, was a part of Humphreys County. The remainder, including one civil district, was taken from Henry County. The County was established by an act of the General Assembly, passed November 24, 1835. A post office named Tranquility had been established on the great stage route from Memphis to Nashville, about one mile west of the present town of Camden.

Lewis Brewer was found in the 1870 Benton County Tennessee census, living in the household of his daughter Mary and her 2nd husband P. M. Melton. He said then that he was 86 years old and was born in North Carolina. This family is being researched by Dr. Ben Brewer, 607 Hatherleigh Lane, Louisville, Kentucky, 40222. He states that Lewis Wiggins Brewer was a son of James Brewer, of Brunswick County Virginia. Lewis was drafted into the military (War of 1812) under the command of Abner Pierce in a regiment of the Tennessee Militia in Stewart County. There he employed a substitute, one Robert Hamilton, who was received and mustered into service that year.

Lewis was found in the 1870 census but was not found in 1880 census. He died sometime after 1870 in Big Sandy, Benton County, Tennessee. He was buried at Ramble Creek Cemetery, Benton County Tennessee.

This family is found on the following census records.

1820 Stewart County Tennessee census
Lewis Brewer 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 - 3 0 0 1 0

1830 Humphreys County Tennessee census
Lewis Brewer 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 - 2 1 0 0 0 1

1840 Benton County Tennessee census
Lewis Brewer 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 - 2 1 0 0 0 1

1860 Benton County Tennessee 8th District census
975/975 Brewer, Lewis 46 m TN farming
Martha Ann 43 f TN (poss. typo?)
      Matilda 20 f TN
      Martha Ann 14 f TN
      Winfield S. 9 m TN
                 
Portions of this information were gathered from The Goodspeed History of Tennessee Illustrated - Carroll, Henry, and Benton Counties. The Goodspeed Publishing Company., 1887 and from Internet postings of Ben Brewer.

Lewis can also be found on the 1836 Benton County Tennessee Land and Poll Tax List in the 8th district.

  Notes for Mary Alsup:
Mary died in Benton County Tennessee and was buried at Ramble Creek Cemetery. Mary can be found on the 1860 census but cannot be found on the 1870 census.

Marriage Notes for Lewis Brewer and Mary Alsup:
The record of marriage of Mary "Polly" Alsup and Lewis W. Brewer was found in a newspaper account of "Old Newspapers of Dickson County Tennessee" located in a library in Nashville Tennessee.
     
Child of Lewis Brewer and Mary Alsup is:
  66 i.   Sterling Brewer, born 1811 in Tennessee; died 1858 in Benton County Tennessee; married Mary Paullie McCallie 1836 in Tennessee.


      136. James Craig He married 137. Susanna Cottengin 18 December 1804 in Stewart County Tennessee.

      137. Susanna Cottengin

Notes for James Craig:
This information was obtained from Grace Bernice Greer Heniford's Bible.
     
Children of James Craig and Susanna Cottengin are:
  i.   Allen Craig
  ii.   Thomas Craig, born 1806.
  68 iii.   Eli Green Craig, born 13 June 1812 in Tennessee; died 17 July 1876 in Benton County Tennessee; married Martha Groom Bef. 1833.
  iv.   Charles Freeman Craig, born 1814.
  v.   Asa Craig, born 1818.


      140. William Presson, Sr., born 1765 in Anson County, North Carolina; died 1850 in Benton County Tennessee. He married 141. Mary Parr.

      141. Mary Parr

Notes for William Presson, Sr.:
William's birth date is deduced from the 1815 Anson County North Carolina Tax List. In 1831 or 1832 William led a large party of relatives, including all his children and various other kin from North Carolina to the west side of the Tennessee River to join his nephew Allen Columbus Presson. William received a land grant of 67 acres in 1837 in Tennessee, Range 6, Section 4.
     
Children of William Presson and Mary Parr are:
  i.   John Presson, born 1796.
  ii.   James Presson, born 1798.
  iii.   Matthew Presson, born 1800.
  70 iv.   Samuel Presson, born 1803 in Anson County, North Carolina; died 23 January 1886 in Benton County Tennessee; married Anne Presson 1825 in Anson County, North Carolina.
  v.   Freeman Presson, born 1806.
  vi.   Thomas Presson, born 1808.
  vii.   Susan Presson, born 1810.
  viii.   Mary Presson, born 1813.
  ix.   Martha Presson, born 1815.



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