Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameRansom Brewer , GGG Uncle
Birth1811
Deathaft 1860 Age: 49
FatherMatthew Brewer (1770-1832)
Mother(Mary) Elizabeth Hammond (ca1780-)
Spouses
Marriage15 Jan 1835, Marengo Co AL784
ChildrenWilliam M. (1836-)
 James G. M. (1838-)
 Rebecca (1840-)
 Thomas A. (1843-)
Death8 Oct 1890, Cuba, Sumter Co AL
BurialClay Memorial Cemetery, Cuba, Sumter Co AL
ChildrenMatilda (1844-1902)
 Matthew E. (1846-1915)
 James (Twin) (1849-)
 John Ransom (Twin) (1848-1935)
 George W. (1852-)
 E. Louisa (1855-)
Notes for Ransom Brewer
Ransom Brewer was mentioned in the list of sale of personal property from the estate of Matthew Brewer. He received one man (?) valued at $26 and one saddle valued at $6.252

Marengo County Court Minutes:
• page 109, March Term 1841, Book D. John Gilmore, guardian of Matthew Brewer, a minor, files accounts.
• page 293, March Term 1842. John Gilmore, Jr., exc. est of John Gilmore, Sr., deceased files account.
• page 293, March Term 1842. Cite James and John Gilmore, executers of estate of John Gilmore, deceased, who was guardian of Ranson Brewer.
• Page 322, April Term 1842. Est. Ranson Brewer... Estate settled guardian discharged.
• Page 323, April Term 1842. Estate of Matthew Brewer. Estate appears settled. Guardian discharged.

This might appear to suggest that Ransom Brewer died in about 1842 and left a dependent child named Matthew, who was placed in the guardianship of John Gilmore, Sr., who also died shortly thereafter. However, this interpretation is not in accord with other evidence with regard to Ransom Brewer. Instead, there is evidence that Ransom left his wife Adaline shortly after the birth of their last child in 1843 and married Eliza Roney.

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1845 Tax Roll of Clarke Co, MS
Ransom Brewer

1848 Tax Roll Clarke Co, MS
Ransom Brewer

1853 Tax Roll of Clarke Co, MS
R. Brewer

1853 State Census Clarke Co, MS
R. Brewer
M 5 F2 Total 7
Ransom, Matthew, John Ransom, James & George
Eliza, Matilda & Martha 3 instead of 2

1854 Tax Roll of Clarke Co, MS
[W. Brewer]
[No name Brewer] R. or Ransom???

1855 Tax Roll of Clarke Co, MS
[Sarah Brewner]
[W. Brewer]
Nope, not this year.

1860 Clarke Co, MS Census
R. Brewer 49 AL
Eliza 45 GA
Matilda 16 MS
Martha 13 MS
John 11 MS
James 11 MS
George 8 MS
Louisa 5 MS
A. Roney 70 GA
[Matthew is not listed]

1866 State Census of Clarke Co, MS
Ransom Brewer
0401000000/0100100000 Whites

1866 State Census of Clarke Co, MS
R. Brewer
0400100000/0100010000 Whites
1110000000/1100000000 Blacks

Males: Ransom Brewer~~~R. Brewer
10 and under.....0 0 (w)   1(b)
11-20.....4 4 1
21-30.....0                                0        1
31-40....*1 *0         0
41-50....*0 *1         0
51-60.....0                                0         0
61-70.....0                                0         0
71-80.....0                                0         0
81-90.....0 0         0
91-100...0 0         0

Females:
10 and under..... 0                     0 1
11-20.....1                                  1         1
21-30.....0                                  0         0
31-40.....0                                  0         0
41-50....*1 *0        0
51-60....*0 *1        0
61-70.....0 0        0
71-80.....0 0        0
81-90.....0                                   0        0
91-100...0                                   0        0
0 Blacks ~ Ransom Brewer
5 Blacks ~ R. Brewer

1866 State Census of Clarke Co, MS
[Mary Brewer]
0100000000/0111000000 Whites
0 Blacks
Notes for Adaline (Spouse 1)
The 1850 census of Marengo County, Number 885:

Adaline Brewer, Age 30, Female, born Alabama
William M. Brewer, Age 14, Male, born Ala, attending school
James G. W. Brewer, Age 12, Male, born Ala, attending school
Rebecca Brewer, Age 10, Femae, born Ala, attending school
Thomas A. Brewer, Age 7, Male, born Ala, attending school
Notes for Eliza (Spouse 2)
Following from A. J. Stewart, a descendant of Ransom Brewer and Eliza Roney:

My ancestor is Ransom who m first Adeline Woodward (Marengo Co, AL), then Eliza Roney, my gg grandmother.

Ransom and Eliza resided in Clarke Co, MS starting in the 1840s (tax records) and are on the 1860 census in Clarke Co, MS. 

I believe she was the daughter of John and Ann Roney (listed as Rona) of Green Co, AL (just above Marengo Co) and m first Joseph Haley before Ransom. (I have never located a marriage record for Ransom and Eliza, however.)

1860 Census of Clarke Co MS

Name Age

R Brewer 49
Eliza Brewer 45
Matilda Brewer 16
Martha Brewer 13
John Brewer 11
James Brewer 11
George Brewer 8
Louisa Brewer 5
A Roney 70

In 1870 his wife, Eliza Roney Brewer, was listed on the Lauderdale Co, AL census as Head of Household.

Name Age
Eliza Brewer 45
Mathew Brewer 21
John Brewer 18
James Brewer 18
George Brewer 17
Louisa Brewer 16

1880 Sumter Co, AL censuses Eliza Brewer was residing with her son, Matthew Brewer. She died in Cuba, Sumter Co, AL.

Name Age
M. E. Brewer 33
Lanis C. Brewer 24
Allice Brewer 8
Artemus Brewer 6
Charlie E. Brewer 4
Violia Brewer 1
Elizer Brewer 65
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