Daniel A. Brewer and Nancy Smith

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Daniel A. Brewer Courtesy Nancy Benton Daniel A. BREWER was born 31 Aug 1784 in KY and died 9 April 1881 in Coatesville, Hendricks, IN. Daniel married Nancy SMITH. The family history on Daniel A. BREWER SR. (at least in our branch) had him born August 31 1784 in Germany or Holland, and that he’d […]

The Five Grandfathers Photo Showing Daniel A. Brewer

Courtesy of John Houk L to R top, John Wesley Dunlavy (“Grandfather Dunlavy” b. 7/9/1831, d. 5/27/1916), Nathaniel Sanford Straughan (“Great grandfather Straughan”, b.4/42/1810 d.10/28/1898), Morris Henderson Oliver (“Grandfather Oliver”, b.3/6/1809, d.11/22/1890) First row L to R Francis Dunlavy (“Great grandfather Dunlavy”, b.1/6/1803, d ?1885), Edwin Wesley Dunlavy, age 5, Daniel Brewer (“Great great grandfather […]

5 Generations of Brewers

5 Generations of Brewers, courtesy of John Houk The photo was sent by John Houk, who identifies the individuals, from left to right, as Howard Huston Dunlavy (b. 1854), Edwin (child) (b. 1874), Daniel A. Brewer (b. 1784), Nancy Jane Straughan (b. 1834), and Mary “Polly” Brewer (b. 1808). Daniel A. Brewer is in our […]

Brewer Burials at Mount Carmel Cemetery

Find-A-Grave has two Brewer burials at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Fillmore, Putnam, Indiana, Daniel A. Brewer and wife Nancy Smith. Daniel A. Brewer Sr. was born Aug 31 1784 in York, Pennsylvania to Johannes (John) Brewer and Jane Van Arsdale. On October 5 1805 he married, in Mercer County, West Virginia, Nancy Smith, who was […]

George Washington Smith and Mary

It was for a while believed by the family that Daniel BREWER’s wife was Nancy GARNETT or GURNET, but we now know otherwise. Nancy Benton writes: The “cousin” who gave me the family sheet of Daniel which listed his mother as “Nancy Gurnet” said there was some scandal about her, but she didn’t know what […]