William M. Brewer

Male10 April 1825–

Brief Life History of William M.

When William M. Brewer was born on 10 April 1825, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Robert Brewer, was 27 and his mother, Rebecca Prevo, was 20. He married Elizabeth Martin on 11 March 1844. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Kentucky, United States in 1860.

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William M. Brewer
Elizabeth Martin
Marriage: 11 March 1844
Sarah Ann Brewer
Philip Brewer
Angeline Brewer
Catherine Brewer

Sources (11)

  • William Brewer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Brewer, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 March 1844
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 5

    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 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

    Age 5

    The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.


    Age 36

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

    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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