Henry Brewer Family Papers, 1820-1987 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: Henry Brewer Family Papers, 1820-1987Add to your cart.

ID: A/11

Primary Creator: Brewer, Henry (1776-1865)

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Subjects: Brewer, Henry, 1776-1865 -- Correspondence, Business records, Family records, Land grants, Land titles, Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Texas, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Henry Brewer Family Papers consist of business, personal, Civil War and Reconstruction correspondence; land grant and title papers; deeds, field notes, and plats; accounts, promissory notes, receipts; testimonials; Baptist Church session minutes and other publications; Brewer Family Bible [too fragile to handle]; and genealogical materials.

Collection Historical Note

According to a family tradition, Henry Brewer first arrived in Texas in 1816, three years after the Magee-Gutierrez Expedition. Settlers from the United States were just beginning to venture back into East Texas, having been driven across the Sabine by the Spanish in 1813. The Nacona Indians had a settlement northwest of Nacogdoches near the base of Flowery Mountain and it was near this peaceable tribe that Henry Brewer supposedly located. However, no supporting documentation for Henry Brewer's presence in Texas has been found prior to 1833, when he bought a tract of land from Joseph Durst.

The 1850 Census for Nacogdoches County indicates that both Henry Brewer and his wife, Susan Mitchell, were natives of North Carolina. They resided for a number of years in Hinds County, Mississippi, where several of their children were born, and a Henry Brewer appears there on a census as late as 1830. His first wife died in 1853, and Brewer married Mrs. Sarah Jane Smith on August 13, 1854. His son, Henry Mitchell Brewer, participated in the Battle of Nacogdoches in 1832 and the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. Henry Brewer died in Nacogdoches County on January 23, 1865, and was buried in the Brewer Cemetery.

(White, Mrs. Perry L. "Brewer, Henry Family." Nacogdoches County Families. Dallas: Curtis Media Corp., 1985. P. 178; "Henry Brewer Family Papers." East Texas Research Center, Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University).

Subject/Index Terms

Brewer, Henry, 1776-1865 -- Correspondence
Business records
Family records
Land grants
Land titles
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Texas
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research.


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1820sAdd to your cart.

1.Arick, H. Z. - George Brewer, 1826.

2.Ferguson, Joseph A. - G. Brewer, 1829.

3.Runnels, H. G. - G. Brewer, 1826.

4.Runnels, H. G. & Co. - George Brewer, 1829.

5.Henry Brewer, guardian of Abram Scarbrough - 1829.

6.Wroton, William - Brewer, 1828.

7.Yegg (Gregg?), James - George Brewer, 1829.

Folder 2: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1830sAdd to your cart.

1. Ford, Elizabeth, 3 January 1830.

2. Johnston, Nathaniel B. - Sibley, John G. & Beale, Edward, 1830.

3. Lewis, Hugh - George Brewer, 1830-1831. (2 docs.)

4. Turnstall, A. & Co. - George Brewer, 4 March 1830.

Folder 3: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1831-1834Add to your cart.

1. Grace, David - Brewer, 1831.

2. Lott, Elisha - George Brewer, 29 December 1831, 7 January 1832, 25 March 1833. (3 docs.)

3. Lyons & Watson, Vicksburg, - George Brewer, 20 January 1831.

4. Caffee, Lyons & Watson, Vickburg, - George Brewer, 9 February 1834.

Folder 4: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1831-1832Add to your cart.

1. Powell, Allen, note - [George Brewer], 6 June 1831.

2. Scarborough, Abram M. - George Brewer, 13 February 1831.

3. Starr & Thompson - George Brewer, 23 December 1831.

4. Thatcher, Thomas (Hall & Thatcher), 22 December 1831.

5. Tillman, Thomas - George Brewer, 24 October 1831.

6. Yegg (Gregg?), James - George Brewer, 1 January 1831.

7. Brewer, George - Allen Powers, 16 April 1832.

Folder 5: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1832Add to your cart.

1. Fortenberry, Taley (Paley) - George Brewer, 25 May 1832. 2. Houghton, Harvey - George Brewer via Allen Powell, 12 April 1832.

3. Mancaster, C. W. - George Brewer, 23 November 1832. 4. Rhodes, John - George Brewer, 21 December 1832.

5. Thompson, J. recommendation for George Brewer, 14 February 1832. 6. Thompson, J. receipt - George Brewer via J.A. Ferguson, 24 February 1833.

7. Whitehead, N .B. - [George] Brewer, 28 December 1832. 8. Wroton, Wiley - G[eorge] Brewer, 1832.

Folder 6: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1832-1837Add to your cart.

1. Alford, Jesse (?) - George Brewer, 1832-1834. 2. Alford, Jesse - H. Brewer, 1833.

3. Alford, Jesse - George Brewer, 22 July 1833. 4. Alford, Jesse - Henry Brewer, 11 January 1834.

5. Alford, Jesse - Henry Brewer, 19 October 1837.

Folder 7: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1833-1834Add to your cart.

1. Allbritten, William - George Brewer, 4 April 1833. 2. Anderson, H.& H.O. - Henry or George Brewer, 10 October 1833.

3. Fairchild, J.& W. - George Brewer, 14 February 1833. 4. Fairchild, J.B. - George Brewer, 9 January 1835 (1834).

5. Haygood, Benjamin T., 28 January 1833. 6. Hughes, B. & Summers & Co. - George Brewer, 15 June 1833.

7. Parker, Aaron & Wallace, Elijah - George Brewer, 30 March 1833. 8. Parmer, James, 16 January 1833.

Folder 8: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1834-1835Add to your cart.

1. Austin & Wallace - Jackson (Miss.) Bank, 5 April 1834.

2. Granberry, Stephen - George Brewer, 5 January 1834.

3. Kennedy & Harper (James) - William T. Brewer, 23 (?) January 1834.

4. Martin, Joshua E. - George Brewer, 1834/1835.

5. Peyton, E.G. & Eagan - George Brewer by Eagan, M.W., 25 August 1834.

6. Spencer, T.C. - John Brewer, 1834-1835. (3 docs.)

Folder 9: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1834-1835Add to your cart.

1. Thompson, Wiley - Brewer & Williams, 22 March 1834. (2 docs.) Thompson, Wiley - Brewer & Williams, 10 July 1834.

2. Tillman, N. (?) M. - Henry Brewer, 25 January 1834.

3. Wade, Henry - George Brewer, 8 December 1834.

Folder 10: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1835-1837Add to your cart.

1. Black & Robinson - George Brewer, 1835-1837. (2 docs.)

2. Demass, W.C.& Co. - George Brewer, 12 January 1835.

3. Ferguson, J.A. - George Brewer, 1835-1837. (6 docs.)

4. Garrett, William - George Brewer, 16 November 1835.

5. Gregory,Thomas - George Brewer, 24 November 1835.

Folder 11: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1835-1837Add to your cart.

1. Harper, Carpenter & Co. - George Brewer, 1835-1836.

2. Kennedy & Harper - George Brewer, 1835 (1837).

3. Martin, Joshua E. - George Brewer, 1835-1837. (4 docs.)

4. Stackhouse, M. - George Brewer, January - September, 1835.

5. Summers & Watt - George Brewer, 1835-1836. (8 docs.)

6. Thomas, B. C. - George Brewer, 24 September 1835.

Folder 12: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1836Add to your cart.

1. Coleman, N.(?) - George Brewer, 22 February 1836.

2. Dudley, James - George Brewer, 10 May 1836.

3. Funchess, Jacob K. - George Brewer, 26 March 1836.

4. Grand Gulf Railroad Bank (unsigned note), 1 May 1836.

5. Howard, James - George Brewer by Mason Reynolds, 7 November 1836.

6. Johnston, William H. - George Brewer, 13 December 1836.

Folder 13: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1836-1837Add to your cart.

1. Johnston, William H. by Edward Thomley - George Brewer, 28 December 1836. 2. Johnston, A.J. by J.G. Johnston - George Brewer, 1836-1837. (2 docs.)

3. Robinson - George Brewer, 14 June 1836. 4. Stewart, Joseph - George Brewer, January-July, 1836.

Folder 14: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1837Add to your cart.

1. Alston, P.M. - George Brewer, 26 June 1837. 2. Boykin, J.E. - John Brewer, 1837-1838.

3. Brown, Benjamin J. - George Brewer, April-June, 1837. 4. Covington & Robertson - George Brewer, 1 April 1837.

5. Elder, Jordan - George Brewer, 11 March 1837. 6. Hurd, S.H. - George Brewer, 14 March 1837.

7. King, Samuel T. - George Brewer, 1 April 1837. 8. Wade, Henry - George Brewer, 16 February 1837.

Folder 15: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1838-1839Add to your cart.

1. Brewer, Green B., 1 May 1838.

2. Kathrens, Samuel - Henry Brewer, 1838-1839.

3. Luckett, Thomas H. - Mrs. George Brewer, 11 October 1838.

4. Luckett, Lewis & Co. - Mrs. George Brewer, 11 October 1838.

5. Marlow, Robert - George Brewer, May 1838.

6. Dikes, Levi B. - Ellender Brewer, 16 January 1839.

7. Thompson, Benejah - Elinor Brewer, 14 July 1839.

Folder 16: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1840sAdd to your cart.

1. Able & Cook - John Brewer, 8 March 1845.

2. Able & Cook - John Brewer, 18 October 1845.

3. Allen, J.M. - John Brewer, 13 January 1849.

4. Brewer, William T., 25 March 1847.

5. Childers, James and John Brewer, 2 July 1846.

6. Cole, R. G. - John Brewer, February-May 1845.

7. Durrett, 5 April 1841.

8. Lawson, M. V. H. - John Brewer, 11 October 1846.

Folder 17: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1840sAdd to your cart.

1. Lennix, John - E.T. Howard, 11 July 1844.

2. McKinza & Kirk - E.T. Howard, July 1844.

3. Mattison, Thomas - Issac Reed, 4 June 1841.

4. Moore, Henderson - John Brewer, 25 December 1847.

5. Payne, A.J. - Elinor Brewer, 23 November 1841.

6. Sharp & Allen - John Brewer, 11 June 1847 & 6 March 1848. (2 docs.)

7. Thomas, James N. - John Brewer, 28 March 1846.

8. Thompson, John S. - John Brewer, 4 October 1845.

Folder 18: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1850sAdd to your cart.
Nichols, Geo. M. - John Brewer, 1850-1856 (12 docs.)
Folder 19: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1850-1858Add to your cart.
Spencer, T. C. - John Brewer, 1850-1858. (17 docs.)
Folder 20: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1851-1859Add to your cart.

1. Carroll, William - John Brewer, 1851-1852.

2. Hailey & Howerton - John Brewer, 20 May 1851.

3. Houston, C. M. - John Brewer, 1851.

4. Kirk, Samuel W. - John Brewer, 4 January 1851.

5. Raguet, C. & H. W. - John Brewer, 1851-1859. (4 docs.)

6. Sparks, James H. - John Brewer, 1851.

Folder 21: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1852-1857Add to your cart.

1. Brooks, J. H. - John Brewer, 1852-1855.

2. [Brewer?] George - John Brewer, 1852.

3. Lynn (?), R. E. - John Brewer, 20 October 1852.

4. McKnight, William - John Brewer, 1852, 1857.

Folder 22: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1853-1854Add to your cart.

1. Boykin & Kirk - John Brewer, 1853-1854. (4 docs.)

2. Doyell, J.& W. - John Brewer, October- November 1853.

3. Prince, George W., 28 February 1853.

4. Young, John H. - Reuben Crawford re Brewer, 19 January 1853.

Folder 23: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1850-1858Add to your cart.

1. Ashley, Willis - John Brewer, 1850.

2. Caddel, Andrew - John Brewer, 1850-1855. (6 docs.)

3. Liles, Jesse - John Brewer, 1850-1856. (4 docs.)

Folder 24: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1854-1856Add to your cart.

1. Baer, M. - John Brewer, 17 January 1854.

2. Boykin, W. S. - John Brewer, 1854-1856. (5 docs.)

3. Kirk & Rhodes - John Brewer, 1854.

4. Kirk, S.W. - John Brewer, 1854-1856. (3 docs.)

5. McKinza & Leavy - Mrs. Brewer and John Brewer, 1854-1855. (2 docs.)

Folder 25: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1855-1860Add to your cart.

1. Boyd, John - John Brewer, 1855-1856. (2 docs.)

2. Branton, A. - John Brewer, 15 October 1855.

3. Farill, W. F. - John Brewer, 26 October 1855.

4. Hardridy, Joseph, July & August 1855.

5. Rhodes, T. N. - John Brewer, 1855-1856. (2 docs.)

6. Tally, M. - John Brewer, 14 May 1855.

7. Walters, John - John Brewer, 1855-1860. (5 docs.)

Folder 26: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1857-1858Add to your cart.

1. Boykin, O. L. S. - John Brewer, 1857.

2. Goodlett, H.(?) A. - Henry Brewer, 1857.

3. Hunsicker & Jacobs - J. Brewer, 1857.

4. Hunter, J. L., 1857.

5. Ochiltree & Moore - John Brewer, 1857.

6. Patton & Pool - John Brewer, 1857.

7. Pearl, A. C. - John Brewer, 1858.

8. Prince, Sarah - Henry Brewer; Henry Brewer - Sarah Prince, 1857. (2 docs.)

9. Rogers, W.H. - John Brewer, 1857.

10. Rook, Henry - John Brewer, 1857.

Folder 27: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1858-1859Add to your cart.

1. Brewer, George W. - Henry Brewer, 1858.

2. Cotten J. L. - J. Brewer, 1858-1859.

3. Clute & McKnight - John Brewer, 1858-1859. (3 docs.)

4. Holmes, O.L. - Henry Brewer, 1858.

5. Stacy & Wells - John Brewer, 1858. (2 docs.)

6. Vaught, James B. - John Brewer, 1858.

7. Kirk, Samuel W. - John Brewer, 1858.

Folder 28: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1859Add to your cart.

1. Mansteller, R.H. - John Brewer, 1859. 2. Ochiltree, W. B. - John Brewer, 1859.

3. Perry, G. B. (Estate) - John Brewer, 1859.

Folder 29: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1860-1871Add to your cart.

1. Brewer, Ellender, 6 February 1860.

2. Clute, J. R., 21 January 1860.

3. Nichols, G. M., 2 February 1860.

4. Ward, L. B. - John Brewer, May-November, 1860.

5. Weaver, W. H. - W.M. Brewer, Dec. 1860; 13 March 1871. (2 docs)

6. Stacy & Wells - John Brewer, 25-26 Feb.1860. (2 docs.)

Folder 30: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1861Add to your cart.

1. Hull, A. M. & Co. - Henry & John Brewer, 25 January 1861. (2 docs.)

2. McCormack, Edward, 22 June 1861.

3. Sims, John - John & R. M. Brewer, 4 December, 1861. (2 docs.)

4. Vondersmith & Vaught - John Brewer, 24 October 1861.

5. Walters & Elder - John Brewer, 1 January 1861.

6. Whitaker, V. C. & J. P. - John Brewer, 1861.

Folder 31: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1862-1869Add to your cart.

1. Patton & Pool, 1 January 1862.

2. Baxter, J. W., 28 December 1865.

3. Cotton, J. L., 1869.

4. Cunningham, E. C. - John Brewer, 11 March 1869.

Folder 32: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1870-1871Add to your cart.

1. Durr, L. M. - John Brewer, 19 April 1870.

2. Kyes, P. H. & Co., 19 April 1870.

3. Whitaker, John - John Brewer, 1870-1871.

4. Whitaker, R. D. - John Brewer, 1870-1871.

5. Wade & Baxter - John Brewer, 7 April 1871.

6. Walker, Richard S. - J. W. Baxter & John Brewer, 30 January 1871.

Folder 33: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1874-1878Add to your cart.

1. Murph, T. J. & Long, H. G. - John Brewer, 1874-1878. (6 docs.)

2. Rook, H. - John Brewer, March-June, 1874.

3. Ward, S. J. - John Brewer, September 1874-February 1875.

4. Brewer, Henry E. - John Brewer, 1875-1876.

5. Green, Z. W. - John Brewer, 7 May 1875.

Folder 34: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1877-1880Add to your cart.

1. Brewer, Henry E. - John Brewer, 5 October 1877 & December 1877. (2 docs.)

2. Willis, P. J. & Brother - John Brewer, 29 March 1877.

3. Brewer, Henry E. & Co. - John Brewer, 30 April, 24 August, 7 November 1878. (3 docs.)

4. Moss, J.D. & W.S. - John Brewer, 5 December 1878.

5. Brewer, Henry E. & Co. - John Brewer, 29 Sept. 1879.

6. Brewer, Henry E. & Co. - John Brewer, Dec. 1879-Jan. 1880.

Folder 35: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1880-1883Add to your cart.

1. Arthur, J. T. - Henry Brewer & Co., June 1880.

2. Brewer, Henry E. & Co. - John Brewer, 4 February & 11 April 1881. (2 docs.)

3. Brewer, Henry E. & Co. - John Brewer, 29 Dec. 1882.

4. Wade, Charley - W. L. Rawlinson, 18 September 1882.

5. Brewer, Henry E. & Co. - John Brewer, 5 May 1883.

Folder 36: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1884-1885Add to your cart.

1. Brewer, Henry E. - John Brewer, 2 February, 7 April, & 13 October 1884. (4 docs.)

2. Nichols, G. W. - John Brewer, 28 March 1884.

3. Village Timber Co. - Mr. Fennil, 28 January 1884.

4. Bush, G. W., 23 November 1885.

5. Goldstone, J. - Mr. Brewer, 2 February 1885.

6. Russell, Eli - A. H. Jackson, 30 October 1885.

Folder 37: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1886-1890Add to your cart.

1. Mayfield & Mitchell - John Brewer, Sr., 15 Dec. 1886.

2. Mayer & Schmidt - John Brewer, 4 November 1887.

3. Brewer, Henry E. - John Brewer, 2 February 1889.

4. Brewer, Henry E. - John Brewer, 29 May 1890.

5. Mayer & Schmidt - John Brewer, 12 February 1890.

Folder 38: Accounts, notes, receipts, 1891-1905Add to your cart.

1. Brewer, Henry E. - John Brewer, 18 April 1891; 21 February 1991. (2 docs.)

2. Polk, Joe - Henry E. Brewer, 11 November 1891.

3. Brewer, Henry E. - John Brewer, 20 October 1892.

4. Brewer, L. G. - Robert Brewer, 1 January 1893.

5. King, G. H. - Marion Brewer, 30 May 1903.

6. King, F. F. - John Brewer, 8 July 1905.

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