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Brewer Family Bible – Mercer County

Brewer Family Bible

This Brewer Family Bible was in the possession of Jesse Lee James in 1968.  (The Holy Bible containing the old and new testaments, translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised with Cannes marginal  References to which are added an index, a table of contents, and what has never been added an account of the lives and martyrdom of the apostles of Evangelists with plates.  The text corrected according to the Standard of the American Bible Society; stereotyped by James Conner, New York, NY Robinson of Franklin; Successors to Leavitt, Lord and Co., 180 Broadway, New York, NY, 1839.)

The following records from the Bible were copied by Roselyne Jones, February 29, 1968, Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

First Page

  • Barney Brewer and Margaret B. Tumey were married September 22, 1836.
  • Stephen Terhune and Ophelia Brewer were married November 15, 1876.
  • John Isaac VanArsdall and Maggie Brewer were married November 15, 1876.
  • John C. Brewer and Dorinda Brewer were married December 10, 1885.
  • John W. Brewer and Emma E. Askins were married December 16, 1869.
  • James Ingram and Wane Terhune were married January 1, 1896.
  • Hanley B. Terhune was born January 29, 1913.
  • Lula May Terhune was born June 30, 1920.

Second Page

  • Barney Verbryck Brewer was born January 27, 1809; was married September 21, 1836.
  • Margaret Brewer was born December 7, 1822.
  • William Brewer was born February 18, 1837.
  • John Wesley Brewer was born September 29, 1839.
  • Winter Smith Suiney Brewer was born August 31, 1841.
  • Mary Elizabeth Brewer was born January 10, 1844.
  • Garrett Brewer was born April 13, 1836.
  • Mary Elizabeth Brewer separated this life January 23, 1847, in her fourth year.
  • Ophelia Brewer was born April 16, 1849.
  • Elbrige Brewer was born August 19, 1851.
  • Charley, Negro boy, was born March 9, 1851.
  • Alice, Negro girl, was born July 24, 1855.
  • Delia Brewer, colored, was born June 26, 1862.

Third Page

  • Mary Elizabeth Brewer died January 23, 1847.
  • Minerva Brewer died November 21, 1858.
  • William Brewer died April 23, 1883.
  • Elbrige Brewer died April 11, 1873.
  • Maggie Brewer VanArsdall died July 10, 1883, at 2:30 o’clock.
  • Winter Smith Brewer died May 2, 1891.
  • Margaret B. Brewer died November 7, 1886.
  • Ann Matheny, daughter of John E. and Dora Brewer, died November 1, 1877.
  • Barney V. Brewer died December 30, 1898, at 4:30 o’clock.
  • Dorinda Brewer Perkins died December 29, 1917.
  • Thomas Brewer died on 13th of June, Sunday.
  • Barney Brewer was born January 7, 1808.
  • Margaret B. Teumey was born December 7, 1821.
  • William Brewer was born July 18, 1837.
  • John Wesley Brewer was born September 29, 1839.
  • Winter Smith Swiney Brewer was born August 31, 1841.
  • Mary Elizabeth was born January 10, 1844.
  • Garrett Brewer was born April 13, 1846.
  • Ophelia Brewer was born April 6, 1849.
  • Elbrige Brewer was born August 19, 1851.
  • Margaret A. Brewer was born December 12, 1853.
  • Thomas M. Brewer was born November 3, 1856.
  • Minerva Brewer was born November 16, 1858.
  • Dorinda Brewer was born June 19, Sunday, 1862.
  • Fannie Wane Terhune was born May 10, 1878.
  • Howard Terhune was born June 5, 1882.
  • Lottie Pearl VanArsdall was born August 28, 1877.
  • Ann Matheny Brewer was born October 12, 1886.
  • Thomas M. Brewer and Birdie Brent was married December 29, 1896.
  • Thomas M. Brewer and Janie Johnson were married (no date).

Clippings included in the Bible:

‘Thomas Brewer bequeathed to his wife, Albertie Brewer, all of his estate, real and personal, to dispose of as she pleases during her life.  Should there be any part of the estate left at her death it shall go to and belong to his children by his former wife, absolutely in equal shares.’

‘Miss Minerva Tewmey at Reformed Church on tomorrow, Thursday at 10 o’clock, thence to the Danville Cemetery.  Funeral services by Elder O. p. Miller, Danville, July 22, 1868.’

‘Elbrige Brewer at 1:30 o’clock at Christian Church in Harrodsburg, thence to Spring Hill Cemetery, April 12, 1873.  Services by Rev. Corn.’

‘Maggie Brewer buried in Spring Hill Cemetery.’

‘Mrs. Paralee Tewmey, wife of John Tewmey, at the residence of her husband on Perryville Turnpike, on tomorrow, Saturday evening, 3:00 o’clock thence to the Danville Cemetery.  Boyle County.  Friday, September 8, 1871.’

In formation from Bible Records of Mercer County, Kentucky Families published by the Harrodsburg Historical Society.

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