|Thomas Aldophus Brewer
Thomas Aldophus Brewer
- Born: 23 Feb 1819, Douglas Parish, York Co., New Brunswick, Canada 2 3 4
- Marriage (1): Esther Amelia Clarke on 06 Oct 1842 in Douglas Parish, York Co., New Brunswick, Canada 1
- Died: 23 Dec 1893, Huntsburg, Geauga Co., OH
- Buried: Abt 26 Dec 1893, Huntsburg Cemetery, Huntsburg, Geauga Co., OH
The Parents of Thomas Brewer
Added by PerryBrewer <http://www.ancestry.com/community/member/profile.aspx?cba=PerryBrewer> on 8 Jun 2008
Although the Parents of Thomas Brewer to date seem evasive in a documented form it can be reasonably highly accessed that his Parents are indeed Adolphus and Elizabeth Brewer. His Parents are listed as being from New Brunswick in several census records as well as from the 1851 New Brunswick census in order of visitation he was found living on Lot 54 which was the Adolphus Brower lot. adding also that his given Birth date was exactly 9 months after the marriage date of Adolphus and Elizabeth Brower. AND that No other Brewer from that time could match the parental father ship of him date wise. also that his first born son was named after his namesake and Adolphus as the secondary name, (Thomas Adolphus Brewer) After that period of time when he moved to Maine his father Adolphus and his other family members also seasonally worked in the same area of Maine. One of his sisters married a Noah Shields and later permanently resided in Linneus Maine and right up until the early 1930's the continuation of annual work related visitations to the state continued. Members of Thomas's family also lived in Linneus and Houlton and there are photographs also linking these two families together from Lumber camps. Additional information is also currently being accessed that may further strengthen this link.
It has been summised that Thomas Brewer as well as so many others left this area of Douglas Parish in York County mostly in Part due to the Oct 1825 Fire that ravaged nearly 1/3 of the province. By the 1840s not many trees were age appropriate for harvesting which forced many families to search elsewhere for work and income. The fire as we know it today called officially the Great Miramichi fire stretched from Northern New Brunswick to areas in and around Fredericton and west from that. Even today it was and still is the largest fire on record ever to be recorded in North America. It lasted 3 days and was caused by lightning strikes after a severe summer of heat. Only a snowfall tamed it down. It is estimated that about half of the people left this area. (From Perry Brewer on ancestry.com)
Thomas married Esther Amelia Clarke, daughter of Emanuel Samuel Clarke and Abigail (?), on 06 Oct 1842 in Douglas Parish, York Co., New Brunswick, Canada.1 (Esther Amelia Clarke was born on 10 Oct 1823 in Douglas Parish, York Co., New Brunswick, Canada,5 6 died on 08 Jan 1906 in Huntsburg, Geauga Co., OH and was buried about 11 Jan 1906 in Huntsburg Cemetery, Huntsburg, Geauga Co., OH.)
New Brunswick (Canada) Marriage Register (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89MN-MZ1R?i=125&cc=2001063), Witnesses were John and Mary E. Robinson.
1870 OH Census, Listed as Thomas Brewer, age 51, in Painesville, Lake Co., OH.
1880 OH Census, Listed as Thomas Brewer, age 61, in Huntsburg, Geauga Co., OH.
1851 Canadian Census for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, listed as age 31.
1870 OH Census, Listed as Esther Brewer, age 47, in Painesville, Lake Co., OH.
1880 OH Census, Listed as Esther Brewer, age 57, in Huntsburg, Geauga Co., OH.