Carr’s Chapel Cemetery

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Courtesy of Nancy Benton, this document shows the rows in which certain members of the Brewer family are buried at Carr’s Chapel Cemetery in Dade county, Missouri. In row 1 is Mary Johnson Fowler, wife of John Fowler (direct line), Catherine Hedden Brewer, wife of Daniel Levi Brewer (direct line), Alva Brewer, son of David […]

Personal Property of the Estate of David Nathaniel Brewer

Courtesy of Nancy Benton, we have papers listing the personal property from the estate of our David Nathaniel Brewer. Born Oct 31 1850 at Pleasant, Steuben, Indiana, David married Delana Fowler on March 1 1869 at Osage Mission, Neosho, Kansas. He died Aug 29, 1921 at Greenfield, Dade, Missouri.

Obituaries for Elizabeth “Bettie” Brewer Noyes of Liberal, Missouri

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We have two obituaries for Bettie Brewer. I appear to have lost the obitnoyesbbettie1.gif of the below obituary, but still have the second. Both were courtesy of Nancy Benton. Elizabeth “Bettie” Brewer Noyes (line of the blog’s author) was the wife of Ray Noyes and daughter of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Fowler. WIDOW […]

Obituaries of Delana Louise Fowler Brewer

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Delana Louise Fowler was the wife of David Nathaniel Brewer. Her daughter, Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” Brewer was of the line of the blog’s author. Mrs. Dave Brewer 9 Nov 1939 Mrs. Dave Brewer, 85, a pioneer citizen of the Shady Grove community east of this city, died on Saturday at the home of her son, […]

Letter from DAVID NATHANIEL BREWER to JIM BREWER

Letter from DAVID NATHANIEL BREWER to JIM BREWER. David, born 1850 in Pleasant, Steuben, Indiana, married to Delana Jane Fowler, is a direct line ancestor, son of Daniel Levi Brewer and Catherine Hedden. More on the family can be read here. Jim, an elder brother by a year, was James Daniel Brewer. He married first […]

Photos of David Nathaniel Brewer, Rachel Jane Brewer Henderson and Lewis Brewer

The digital file of this photo came to me via Dieanna and Jim Swearngin. They were uncertain of who the woman in the photo was. Fortunately, I have a photo of Rachel Jane Brewer Henderson from this era and it matches her in appearance. David Nathaniel Brewer b. 1850 Oct 31 at Pleasant, Steuben, Indiana, […]

Family of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Jane Fowler

Courtesy of Nancy Benton is the below image of the family of David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Jane Fowler. Here, I’ve tried to add a little more body to it. Rarely do I have a photo showing a full family and am lucky to have this as it has enabled me to make possible […]

Daniel Levi Brewer and Catherine Hedden

Daniel Levi BREWER was born 25 September 1823 in Mercer Co. KY, the 8th of 9 children, and the last of 4 sons born to Daniel A. BREWER Sr. of KY and Nancy SMITH. Nancy was 28 and Daniel Sr. was 29 when Daniel Levi was born. Daniel married Catherine HEDDEN on 30 March 1843 […]

David Nathaniel Brewer and Delana Louise Fowler

I don’t recollect seeing very often early images clearly showing a woman as pregnant. The photo , courtesy of Nancy Benton, would have likely been taken in Barton County, Missouri. David Nathaniel Brewer arrived in Barton County, Missouri before the establishment of Liberal in the early 1880s. Nancy Benton writes of David and Delana: David […]

Will of David Nathaniel Brewer

The will of David Nathaniel Brewer divided his land between children, Mary Katherine Spurling, Jessie Jones, Walter Brewer, Elizabeth Jane Noyes, Lewis Brewer, John David Brewer. His son Walter was administrator and turned in a sale bill totaling $341.33. I don’t see Daniel Brewer listed. Perhaps a part of the document is cut off? I […]