Nancy Brewer

Brief Life History of Nancy

When Nancy Brewer was born on 6 March 1827, in Anson, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Brewer, was 36 and her mother, Martha Edwards, was 33. She married Absalom A Caudle about 1846, in Anson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 31 December 1882, in Burnsville, Anson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Burnsville Township, Anson, North Carolina, United States.

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Absalom A Caudle
Nancy Brewer
Marriage: about 1846
Sampson Caudle
Belinda Caudle
Louvencie Caudle

Sources (12)

  • Nancy Caudle, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Unknown, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"
  • Nancy Brewer in entry for Louvinia Caudle High, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · Trail of Tears

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from Middle English brewere ‘brewer’ (an agent derivative of Old English brēowan ‘to brew’). Compare Brewster .

English (of Norman origin): Anglicized form of French Bruyère (see Bruyere ), a habitational name from a place so called in Calvados, France, from Old French bruiere ‘heath’.

Americanized form (translation into English) of Dutch Brouwer , German Brauer or Breuer , etc., all occupational names meaning ‘brewer’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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