Daniel Brewer, a Revolutionary Soldier, was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church, also known as the Old Mud Meeting House. He is buried in that cemetery, and has a beautiful bronze grave site, along with the other 30 other veterans buried there.
In his will Daniel names eight children, giving their names, as well as his daughters’ husband’s names. Such a treasure!
Will of Daniel Brewer
Mercer County Will Book 1, Pages 49-50
In the name of God, amen. I, Daniel Brewer, of the County of Mercer and District of Kentucky, being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, calling to mind that it is ordered for all men once to die, do make this my last will and testament as follows. Viz. I give and bequeath to my eldest son, Abraham Brewer, my Bible and a cow, to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son, Daniel Brewer, my long gun, to him and his heirs forever.
It is further my will that the remainder of my estate, both real and personal as well as my lands in Pennsylvania, as my personal estate in Kentucky and Pennsylvania, be sold to the best and highest bidder by my executor, hereafter to be named, and the money arising there from
To my daughter, Susannah Demaree, wife of Samuel Demaree, one eighth part to her and her heirs forever.
To my son, Abraham Brewer, one eighth part to him and his heirs forever.
To my daughter, Rachel Commingo, wife of Henry Commingo, one eighth part to her and her heirs forever.
To my daughter, Mary Demaree, wife of Samuel Demaree, Jr., one eighth part to her and her heirs forever.
To my son, John Brewer, one eighth part to him and his heirs forever.
To my daughter, Phoebe Demaree, wife of Cornelius Demaree, one eighth part to her and her heirs forever.
To my son, Daniel Brewer, one eighth part to him and his heirs forever.
It is also my will that my wearing clothes be considered as excepted above and that my executor divide them equally between my sons, Abraham Brewer, John Brewer and Daniel Brewer, to them and their heirs forever. It is also my will that my two sons, Abraham Brewer and John Brewer, and Samuel Demaree, Sr., do execute this my last will and testament. In testimony where of I do here unto set my hand and affix my seal this fifteenth day of January one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one.
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of us – Peter Demaree, Francis Monfort, John Demaree
At a Court held for Mercer County at the Courthouse on Tuesday, the 22nd day of February 1791
This last will and testament of Daniel Brewer, deceased, was exhibited into Court and proved by the oaths of Peter Demaree and Francis Monfort, two subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Teste. Thomas Allin, CC
Categories: Old Wills