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I got interested in my family history because of my grand-father, Elberton Monroe Brewer. He was always telling stories of his ancestors. Some were saints, some were rascals, and the rascals had the most interesting stories. Just before his death in 1991 I copied all the family information in his bible and have added on since. Willis and Mahala Maynard Brewer parents of Dennis Brewer. Dennis and Ailsey Jones Brewer parents of George Washington Brewer. George Brewer and Caroline King Brewer parents of Henry Clay Brewer. Henry Clay Brewer and Margaret Ellen Spencer parents of Elberton Monroe Brewer. Bert Brewer's wife Orlenia Jane King daughter of Lewis King and Elizabeth Nickell. Lewis son of Caloway King and Jane Childers. Lizzie daughter of Henry Nickell and Orlenia Wilson. The bug bit me and I had to know more so here I am. Brewer's have been in Wolfe Co. Kentucky since it's beginning, and my family was there even before that. Some of the information on this site is unsubstanciated, but it may give someone a lead to family they didn't have before.
Brewer and Related Families of Eastern Kentucky
Updated September 1, 2003

Shirley Ann Brewer
wannabesaint@intergate.com

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Family Photos

  • Kell and Clay Brewer taken around 1915 (164 KB)
    Green Kelly Brewer, on the left, born 1876, died 1942; and Henry Clay Brewer, on the right, born March 27, 1878, died December 17, 1944. Sons of George W. and Caroline King Brewer, both were born in Breathitt County, Kentucky.
  • Moses Spencer Family (352 KB)
    Given to me by a fellow family history hunter, this is the family of Moses Spencer. Moses is the man in the center of the photo in the front row of people. Other than the fact that one of the ladies is his wife, Elizabeth Deaton, the only thing else I know about this photo is the rest of the people in it are his children.
  • Orlena Josephine and Wallace Clay Brewer (35 KB)
    Taken at Laona, Wisconsin in 1928. Josephine born May 23, 1925 at Rogers, Wolfe County Kentucky, and Wallace born February 7, 1928 at Laona Wisconmsin, children of Elberton Monroe and Orlena Jane King Brewer.
  • George Brewer and family (129 KB)
    Starting on left is Jake Brewer, Ruth Ellen Spencer (wife of Dennis Brewer), another Spencer lady, Oliver Brewer and Hulda Caroline (Miller)Brewer, George Washington Brewer and Caroline King Brewer, Henry Clay Brewer and Margaret Ellen Spencer Brewer holding Mina, Henry Clay Spencer in the rear, 2 other Spencer ladies, Minnie Spencer Brewer and baby Dillard with Kelly Brewer. All Spencers are either sisters or cousins.
  • Elizabeth Nickell King and daughters circa 1930 (800 KB)
    Standing to left is Addie King Creech-wife of William Dorsie Creech, next is Orlena Jane King Brewer-wife of Elberton Monroe Brewer, then Grace Nickell Smith(father is Daniel Bruce Nickell)-wife of Courtney Smith, Elizabeth Nickell King(daughter of Henry E. Nickell and Orlenia Wilson)-wife of Lewis King, standing right Margaret Alice "Maggie" Nickell Spencer (dau.of Bruce)-wife of Charles Spencer. Taken at Rogers, Wolfe Co. Ky.
  • Franklin Marsh and Louisa Wyatt Spencer's children (4245 KB)
    Taken late 1800's, The children of Frank and Louisa, except for Noah and James, all are here. 1st Row: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Spencer Whisman, Louise Eliza Spencer Chapman, Lillie Spencer Bryant, Millie Ann Spencer Bryant, and Virginia Spencer Townsend. 2nd Row: Franklin Doctor "Dock" Spencer, Marion Benton Spencer, William "Will" Spencer, Jefferson Davis "Jeff" Spencer, and George Washington. 3rd Row: Boyd Cudah "Cud" Spencer, Hugh Allen Spencer, and Granville Henderson Spencer. My grandpa says there's lots of Indian in us, check out the cheekbones on some of them. Photo obtained from Mary Jane Spencer Adams' daughter Reva. (Mary Jane dau. of Dock).
  • School at Rogers, Ky. ca 1909, Brewers, Spencers, (2348 KB)
    Obtained from Mary Jane Spencer Adams' daughter Reva, this is only half of the school children of that year, the other half had her mother in it so she kept that one. In this picture front row, 2nd child from right is believed to be Etta Brewer Watkins (wife of James Monroe "Roe" Watkins). 2nd child from left front row is Elberton Monroe "Bert" Brewer, next to him 3rd from left is George Gobel Spencer. 3rd row right side is standing Simeon Spencer, 2nd over from him is Laura Spencer Creech(wife of Boyd Creech). I'm not sure of the rest of the group. If anyone knows-please contact me by my e-mail at the top of the page.
  • Margaret Ellen Spencer (104 KB)
    Taken about 1920-21 Margaret Ellen Spencer d/o Granville Henderson Spencer, wife of Henry Clay Brewer holds James Verl Brewer who married Sylvia Sparks. Standing next to her is Grace Brewer who married Alvah E. Creech.
 

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