NameStephen M. Brewer
Birth13 Jul 1854, Breathitt Co., Kentucky
Death9 Oct 1926, Middletown, Butler Co., Ohio
Marriage3 Jul 1879, Kentucky
BirthNov 1863, Magoffin Co., Kentucky
BirthDec 1883, Wolfe Co., Kentucky
BirthMar 1887, Wolfe Co., Kentucky
Birth7 Nov 1890, Wolfe Co., Kentucky
Death23 Oct 1965, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth27 Jul 1893, Wolfe Co., Kentucky
BirthFeb 1900, Powell Co., Kentucky
Birth24 Dec 1902, Wolfe Co., Kentucky
Notes for Stephen M. Brewer
Breathitt Co., Ky birth records list the birth on 15 July 1854 of Stephen Brewer, father Thos Brewer, mother’s maiden name Elizabeth Pelfry.
(Be careful not to confuse him with Stephen Brewer born 9 Dec 1858 in Breathitt Co., son of Lewis Brewer and Nancy McDaniels. They were both in Wolfe Co. by 1870.)
His death certificate records Stephen M. Brewer, age 83 years 2 months 26 days, born 13 July 1843 in Campton, Ky, died 29 July 1926 in Middletown, Butler Co., Ohio, residence 610 Malvern Ave., married, husband of Jennie Brewer, father Thos. Brewer, born in N. Carolina, mother’s maiden name unknown, cause of death mitral insufficiency, informant Jennie Brewer, same address, burial in Slade, Ky.
Census Notes for Stephen M. & Elizabeth (Family)
1900 census of Powell Co., Ky, enumerated 13 June, lists on p. 14A as family #235/238:
Brewer, Steve, 44, b. July 1855, farmer; Elithebeth, wife, 37 corrected to 36, b. Nov 1863; Milard, son, 17 corrected to 16, b. Dec 1883; Jeff, son, 13, b. Mar 1887; Jerry, son, 9 corrected to 8, b. Nov 1891; George, 6, b. July 1893; Melvin, son, 1/4 corrected to 3/12, b. Feb 1900. All born Ky Ky Ky.
The preceding household is headed by Green Brewer, age 40 corrected to 39, b. Nov 1860, a probable brother.
This whole precinct has ages in ink that are usually too high by one year when the birthdate is in the latter part of the year, and corrections in pencil to be consistent with the reported birthdate, as if the ages were reconciled at the same time the statistical annotations about family size were made. However, it may well be the case that in many families the ages were actually the correct part, and the birth year what should have been corrected.