Harriet Jane Brewer

Brief Life History of Harriet Jane

When Harriet Jane Brewer was born on 8 December 1842, in Northampton, North Carolina, United States, her father, Rev. Jessie Brewer, was 26 and her mother, Agatha Jane Evans, was 28. She married William W. Carter on 21 October 1857, in Columbus, Lowndes, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Panola, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 8, Van Zandt, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 16 January 1916, in Edgewood, Van Zandt, Texas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Van Zandt, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William W. Carter
Harriet Jane Brewer
Marriage: 21 October 1857
William Anderson Carter
Martha Agnes Carter

Sources (14)

  • Hattee Eakins in household of Edmon Eakins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Harriet Jane BREWER - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Harriet Jane BREWER
  • Harriet J. Brewer, "Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911"

World Events (8)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1846: Panola, Texas, United States

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

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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