Ransom Brewer

Kentucky, United States

The Life of Ransom

When Ransom Brewer was born in 1802, in Kentucky, United States, his father, William Thomas Brewer, was 22 and his mother, Dorcus Tabitha Churchill, was 24. He married Phebe Sullivan on 22 April 1823, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Marion, Alabama, United States in 1850.

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Ransom Brewer
Phebe Sullivan
Marriage: 22 April 1823
Martha A. Brewer
Daniel H Brewer
Daniel H. Brewer
Levi Brewer
John W. Brewer
Thomas M. Brewer
Elijah Brewer
Lorenzo Dow Brewer
Jesse Brewer

Spouse and Children

22 April 1823
Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 10

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 34

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from an agent derivative of Old English brēowan ‘to brew’. Compare Brewster .2 English (of Norman origin): anglicized form of French Bruyère ( see Bruyere ), habitational name from a place so called in Calvados, France.3 Translation 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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Sources (3)

  • Ransom Brewer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ransom Brewer - Government record: Census record: birth: 1802; Kentucky, United States
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ransom Brewer - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Ransom Brewer

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