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Subject: Re: Josie E. Brewer Van Huss
Date: 7 Jan 2006 21:21:42 -0700

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This is not my family but found this and thought it would give you some good information. You can check to see if it is correct.

Gloria Brewer Jones 2004-03-21 09:58:48
Here's another source for you:

Abstract from: FAUBION AND ALLIED FAMILIES b Mary Laverne Faaubion, 712
Myrtle St, Georgetown, TX 78626 <pub sometime in the 1980s> pp as noted:
p 62-73:
3. William Faubion b East TN ca 1831; d in Platte Co, MO Dec 1857. Never
married. William's Probate record, in Platte Co (Box 63), provides
evidence of his death and marital status. His heirs, as listed, were:
Nancy Faubion, his mother; Margaret BREWER; Hephzibah Hightower; Catherine
Faubion, and Ruth Ann Faubion. James BREWER was appointed Administrator.
4. Hephzibah Faubion, b Clay Co, MO 25 Dec 1832; d in Butler Co, KS 20 Apr
5. Catherine Faubion b Platte Co, MO 15 Feb 1839; d in Leavenworth Co, KS
6. Ruth Ann Faubion b ca 1843 MO; data and place of death unknown...
As the story goes...
When they came to Butler County (Kansas)-they came in covered wagons--three
families together: Mary Jane & Joseph T Wright, Margaret & James BREWER,
and Hephzibah "Aunt Hippy" & Mathew Hightower. The Hightower's son Otto
took sick on the way, and they camped at Eureka (Greenwood County, KS)
with him for 'quite a while.' The other families stayed with them for about
a week before moving on. Otto died and was buried in Eureka Cemetery before
the Hightower's wagon left camp to join the others in Butler County. ...
The James M BREWER family, after fruit was stored and canning done,
would load supplies into a covered wagon and travel to Medford, OK, to
visit Jim BREWER's brothr Henry, camping at regular campsites along the
way at such places as Atlanta and Arkansas City in Kansas, giving the
children the opportunity to play with other children who were also camping
there. ...
Margaret Faubion-d/o Abraham & Nancy (Wall) Faubion: Margaret was b in
East TN, 28 Aug 1821. She died at the home of her son, James M BREWER,
near Beaumont, Butler Co, KS on 25 May 1901 and was buried there in
Brownlow Cemetery. {Some family historians record year of birth as 1824 and
year of death 1904. Gravestone is engraved 1822 & 1901-ed}. Margaret
married in Clay County, MO on 12 Jan 1843 (Bk B p 1) to James BREWER, the
second s/o John BREWER and his third wife, Mary "Polly" House. He was b in
OH (census), 7 Aug 1809. He died at his home near Latham, Butler Co, KS 5
Jun 1888, and is buried in Brownlow Cemetery. His gravestone is inscribed
"born 1813."
James BREWER ran away from home at an early age. He became a
farmer, and soon after his marriage to Margaret Faubion they moved to
Winterset, Madison Co, IA. Sometime between 1850 and 1855, James took his
family to Harrodsburg, KY, to visit his father, John BREWER. They returned
to Winterset, IA, but within a year or two moved to Maysville, DeKalb Co,
MO. Their stay in Maysville was a short one, for the gathering clouds of
the War between the States made the area unsafe for a Northerner such as
James BREWER "who was not able-bodied." The family started back to
Winterset, but stopped in Allendale, near Grant City, Worth Co, MO, and
bought the farm where they lived for more than twenty years.
In 1881 James, Margaret and the younger children migrated to a farm
just north of Latham, Butler Co, KS. They may have moved into this area
earlier with the Wright and Hightower families; however, the land grant
from President Chester A Arthur to James BREWER was dated 20 Sep 1882.
James and his son, James Madison, gathered rocks from the prairie and built
the stone house which still stands on that farm. The land was filed under
James BREWER's name in Apr 1888. James Madison received a land grant of his
own adjacent to his parent's land on 28 Jul 1888, a month after his
father's death 5 Jun 1888.
After James' death, Margaret lived out her life with her widowed
son, James M BREWER, and his children.
The ch/o James & Margaret (Faubion) BREWER, 5th generation, were:
1. Mary E BREWER b 19 Sep 1846 Winterset, Madison Co, IA d 30 Oct 1928
Kingfisher, Kingfisher Co, OK; m-J A Crecelius. (See further down)
2. child died in infancy.
3. Nancy BREWER "Aunt Nance", b 31 Aug 1850 Winterset, Madison Co, IA d Dec
1930 Allendale, Worth Co, MO; bur: Kirk Cemetery in Allendale. She m-29
Apr 1870 Pinkney B "Pink" Fry b 1845 OH d 1935. The Fry children were: 1
Ira Elmer Fry b 1870 d unmarried in 1959; 2 Lena Fry b 1878 d unmarried
1965; 3 James Fry b 1877 d unmarried 1944; 4 Frank Fry b 1880 d 1967,
m-1925 Josie Conn in Grant City, Worth Co, MO. No children; 5 Laura (Lona?)
Fry b 1886 d 1968, m-Andrew McElvain. No children.
4. Steve BREWER d at age 4.
5. Melissa BREWER "Aunt Lis", b 20 May 1855 Winterset, Madison Co, IA d 1946 &
bur: Kirk Cemetery, Allendale, Worth Co, MO; m-1874 to Tom Wilson in Worth
Co, MO. The Wilson children: 1 Bert Wilson; 2 Walter Wilson; 3 May Wilson
m-Mr (___) Hardwick and they had dau, Wanda Hardwick. 4 Hennie Wilson,
married and had two daughters; 5 Cora Wilson; 6 Ivan Wilson; 7 Ruby Wilson,
married and had three children; 8 Felix Wilson; 9 Grance Wilson, m-Mr (___)
Osborn and had Wilbur and Wilson Osburn; 10 Wilbur (Bly?) Wilson who had a
dau, Judy Wilson.
6. James Madison BREWER b 27 Sep 1857 Allendale, Worth Co, MO d 7 May 1934
Beaumont, Butler Co, KS; M-#1: Ida Mae Stark; m-#2: Josephine (Davidson)
Ross; m-#3: Elizabeth (Van Zant) Rex Heberson. (see further down)
7. Henry Monroe BREWER b 1861 Allendale, Worth Co, MO d 28 Feb 1931 Medford,
Grant Co, OK. M-Ruby Comstock and their children were: 1 Edith BREWER m-Ted
Armstrong. Both dec'd. Lived Denver. 2 Mable BREWER m-Will Henderson and
their children were: Leeta Henderson m-Mr (___) Zeman; Henry Henderson;
Bill Henderson; 3 Bert BREWER. 4 Grace BREWER m-Lester Sharp and their
children: Helen Sharp m-Bart Foster and they had Bart Foster III; 2 Ruby
Lee Sharp m-Joe Phillips and they had Bill Phillips and Steve Phillips; 5
Merle BREWER m-Kathryn (___).
8. O'Fallen "Fally" BREWER b 18 Mar 1862 d Apr 1869, age 7 years 15 days.
9. Josie BREWER "Aunt Josie" b 18 Jun 1865 near Allendale, Worth Co, NO d 3
Oct 1912 Latham, Butler Co, KS; M-24 Apr 1888 John Van Huss b 25 Apr
1859 d 3 Nov 1939, bur: Latham, KS. Their children: Bula Van Huss m-Everett
Schooling and had Ann m-Phil Coffin, Bill Schooling, married and had
Billie Jean, Jack Everett and Sharon Louise Schooling; Jack Schooling.
Fred Van Huss m-Beulla Phillips, d/o Dr Phillips of Beaumont, KS and they
had Jimmie and Robert Van Huss; Luva Van Huss m-Ernest Foote and they had
Richard and Ted E Jon Foote; Elmer Van Huss m- Irene (___); Lois Van
Huss m-Mr (____) Gresham.
(#1-Mary E BREWER) Mary, called "Aunt Sis", was b 19 Sep 1846 Winterset,
Madison Co, IA d 3 Oct 1928 Kingfisher, Kingfisher Co, OK and was buried
there. She married 19 Aug 1869 to J A Crecelius. He also d in Kingfisher,
OK and is buried there. Their children: Louella m-Mr (___) Cannon and they
had Alfred, Osa, Charlie and Letha Cannon; Charlie d unmarried as an adult;
Ada, married and had Thelma and Lola; Della, married and had Alberta who
m-H F Holstine;
(#6-James Madison BREWER) James Madison was b Allendale near Grant City,
Worth (then Gentry) Co, MO 27 Sep 1857 d 7 May 1934 in Beaumont, Butler Co,
KS and was bur: Brownlow Cemetery, Hickory Twp, Butler Co, KS. He m-#1:
Jul 1884 Ida Mae Stark El Dorado, Butler Co, KS, d/o Huram and Nancy
(Shephard) Stark. She was b 25 May 1868 Onieda Co, NY d 7 Aug 1901 near
Beaumont, Butler Co, KS, age 33 and was bur: Brownlow Cem. He m-#2: 15 Aug
1906 Mrs Josephine (Davidson) Ross, d/o Mrs T Davidson. She was b in North
Salem, Hendricks Co, IN d 23 Jul 1908 Hickory Creek, Butler Co, KS and was
bur: Brownlow Cem. James m-#3: Elizabeth (Van Zant) Rex Heberson who was b
7 Jan 1867 d 31 Dec 1935 Butler Co, KS and was bur: Beaumont Cem. Just when
the parents of Ida Mae stark brought their family to Kansas is not known.
The story is told that James Madison saw Ida Mae and her sister singing at
a neighborhood gathering and remarked that she was going to be his wife.
He married her when she was sixteen and they had ten children. The first
two and last three died in infancy. The remaining five lived long, vigorous
and productive lives. Ida Mae died at the age of thirty-three.
Josephine Davidson, called "Josie" came to Kansas with her parents in 1878.
She first married K Ross. They had two children, Ethel and Sam Ross. After
her death, these children went to live with Josie's relatives. She and
James had one son. Josie died shortly after his birth.
Elizabeth (Van Zant) Rex Heberson, called "Iby,""Ibby" or "Ebbe," was the
only grandmother known by the younger grandchildren, and is remembered with
great affection. She was quite a Bible student and could quote a big part
of it by heart. Her own children were Anna & Harry Rex. By Mr Heberson:
Merle, Gerald and an invalid son who died at the age of 9. She and James
had no children.
James Madison was twenty-five when he accompanied his parents to Butler Co,
KS. The ch/o James Madison and Ida Mae (Stark) BREWER were:
1 Daughter b 1 Sep and d 15 Sep 1885. Bur: Brownlow.
2 Son b and d 24 Apr 1886. Bur: Brownlow.
3 Margaret Ethel BREWER b 27 Jun 1887 near Latham, Butler Co, KS;
M-Edgar Carlile Hurt. (see info below)
4 Nancy Pearl BREWER b 12 Aug 1889 d 18 Oct 1978; M-William Andrew
Hutton. (see info below)
5 Myrtle Ivy BREWER b 11 Jun 1891 near Latham, Butler Co, KS d 30 May
1976 Arkansas City, Cowley Co, KS; M- Myron Ray Seeley. (see info
6 Emmett Leslie BREWER b 27 Nov 1893 near Latham, Butler Co, KS d 19
Jan 1974. M-Madeline Smith. (see info below)
7 Alice Josephine BREWER b 30 Jan 1896 near Latham, Butler Co, KS;
M-Frank W Squier. (see info below)
8 Martha Jane BREWER b 27 Feb 1898 Butler Co, KS d 18 Mar 1898 and was
buried in Brownlow Cemetery.
9 Dolly BREWER b 6 Feb 1899 Butler Co, KS d 187 Feb 1899 and was buried
in Brownlow Cemetery.
10 Violet Irene BREWER b 3 Feb 1901 d 3 Mar 1901 and was buried in
Brownlow Cemetery.
The child of James M and Josephine (Davidson) Ross BREWER:
11 Fred Earl BREWER b 22 Jul 1908 nar Beaumont, Butler Co, KS d 9 Jul
1968; M-Fern Elizabeth Spohr. (see info below)
(#3-Margaret Ethel BREWER) Margaret was b near Latham, Butler Co, KS 27 Jun
1887 In 1981 she lives in a nursing home in Greeley, CO. She married in
Winfield, Cowley Co, KS, 22 Feb 1911 to Edgar Carlile Hurt, s/o William and
Jane (Edgar) Hurt. He was b near Beaumont, Butler Co, KS 12 Feb 1886 d near
Lamar, Prowers Co, CO 6 Dec 1948 and was buried in Fairmount Cemetery in
Margaret was only 13 when her mother, Ida Mae Stark, died. However, being
the oldest child, it fell her lot to be more or less resposible to see that
the chores were done and the younger children cared for. Each had a certain
job to do but if anything was left undone, Margaret would take care of it.
She "mothered" all of the children. The ch/o Edgar Carlile and
Margaret Ethel (BREWER) Hurt: Earl Hurt b 7 Jun 1913 near Beaumont, Butler
Co,KS, m-6 May 1939 Margaret Ethel "Peggy" Rich, d/o Albert and Ethel
Rich...Their kids are William Earl "Bill" Hurt b 29 Jan 1943 Denver, Co.
.. and Lola Maxine Hurt b 16 Jul 1915 near Beaumont, Butler Co, KS d 16
Jul 1975 Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO...
(#4-Nancy Pearl BREWER) Nancy was b near Latham, Butler Co, KS 12 Aug 1889
d 18 Oct 1978. She married 10 Aug 1913 William Andrew "Willie" Hutton, s/o
William and Susan (McPaul) Hutton. "Willie" b 24 Mar 1891 Winfield, Cowley
Co, KS d 14 Nov 1945.
Nancy was a school teacher and taught grades 1-6 in the Beaumont school in
Butler Co, KS. She lived in a rented house in town with her brother,
Emmett, and sister, Alice, who were attending school there. Alice was in
one of her classes.
The ch/o William Andrew and Nancy Pearl (BREWER) Hutton: William
Wayne Hutton b near Beaumont, Butler Co, KS 18 Jul 1915 d 23 Sep 1978; m-6
Dec 1937 Virginia Lee Tibbetts, d/o Lenn William & Cora (Benefiel)
Tibbetts, in Newton, Harvey Co, KS. Cora was b Independence, Montgomery Co,
KS 21 Feb 1918. William and Cora had: Nancy Jean "Jeanne" Hutton...and
Pennie Lynn Hutton... James Leonard Hutton b near Beaumont, Butler Co, KS
5 Dec 1919, m-10 Nov 1941 in Mission, Wyandotte Co, KS to Betty Gail
Pennie, d/o of Russell & Bernice Pennie. James & Betty had James Leonard
"Skipper" Hutton, Jr b 14 Aug 1944... and La Cinda Gail Hutton b 25 Oct
1956 ... Raymond Leslie Hutton b 27 Mar 1922 Arkansas City, Cowley Co, KS,
m-#1: 10 Feb 1947 Ruth Louise Waddel ...m-#2: Lucille Bettels...
(#5-Myrtle Ivy BREWER) Myrtle was b near Latham, Buler Co, KS 11 Jun 1891 d
30 May 1976 Arkansas City, Cowley Co, KS. She married in Arkansas City in
the Christian Church parsonage 7 Apr 1912 to Myron Ray Seeley, s/o Myron
Elias and Frances Amanda (Sherwood) Seeley. He was b 8 Mar 1891 d Arkansas
City on 12 Sep 1967. Both are buried in Riverview Cem, Arkansas City,
KS. Except for the first six months, this couple lived all of their married
lives in the home they built at 606 South "A" St, Arkansas City. They also
owned and operated a music store which was located just around the corner
on property whch they owned along with an apartment house and a rental
house. The children of Myron & Myrtle Ivy (BREWER) Seeley: 1 Geraldine
BREWER Seeley b 2 Apr 1920 Arkansas City, Cowley Co, KS; m-#1: 2 Jun 1940
Jack Gilstrap, s/o Leroy Risdon and Frances Maude (Crabb) Gilstrap. Jack b
17 Jul 1916 Arkansas City, Cowley Co, KS d there 21 Mar 1960, bur:
Riverview Cem. She m-#2: 9 Aug 1875 Chester Eugene Blair, s/o William
Clarence & Elsie Jane (Stickler) Blair. He was b 23 Apr 1913 near Monrovia,
KS. Chester and Geraldine had no children. Chester & his first wife,
Thelma Maxine Wooldridge (b 10 May 1915 d 1 Oct 1970 & bur: Riverview
Cem). They had one dau, Judith Jane Blair. Jack & Geraldine had: Raymond
Francis Gilstrap and Jack Michael Gilstrap; 2 Ernestine Mae Seeley b 30 Apr
1924 Arkansas City, Cowley Co, KS, m-6 Feb 1943 Ray clark, s/o J Elmer &
Mrytle Irene (Allen) Clark. He was b 18 Jul 1920 Independence, Montgomery
Co, KS and they had ch: 1 Jerry Allen Clark b 7 Nov 1943 OKC,OK 21 Aug
1965...; 2 Cary Wade Clark b 7 Nov 1943 Arkansas City, Cowley Co, KS...; 3
Thresa <Theresa?> Raylene clark b 19 Nov 1958 Arkansas City, Cowley Co,
KS, not married in 1980..
(#6 Emmett Leslie BREWER) Emmett was b 27 Nov 1893 near Latham, Butler Co,
KS d 19 Jan 1974 and was bur: there in Brownlow Cem. He m-Dec 1911 to
Madeline Smith, d/o William & Alice (Butts) Smith. She was b 8 Mar 1899.
Their children:
1 Myrtle Pauline BREWER b 17 Dec 1922 Arkansas City, Cowley Co, KS; m-10
Oct 1941 Floyd D Beedles, s/o Harold & Mertie (Stewart) Beedles. Floyd was
b 17 Feb 1923. They had Judy Beedles b 28 Aug 1949 and Janet Beedles b 16
Mar 1953. 2 Mildred Maxine BREWER b 12 Oct 1925 Latham, Butler Co, KS,
m-28 Oct 1945 Robert E Broadstock, s/o Bert & Amanda (Stonmets) Broadstock.
Robert b 11 Dec 1920 Windsor, Weld Co, CO and their children are: Kenneth
Broadstock b 12 Mar 1948 and Shari Broadstock b 6 May 1950; 3 Cheryl Lee
BREWER b 6 Feb 1929 Latham, Butler Co, KS, m-#1: Riley Pogue and had one
son, Johnnie who was adopted by her second husband. She m-#2: 23 Jul 1960
Glenn L Jones, s/o Lester & Dovie (Casey) Jones. He was b 9 Mar 1921 El
Dorado, Butler Co, KS. Son, Johnnie (Pogue) Jones b 22 Jul 1955 El Dorado,
Butler Co, KS.
(#7 Alice Josephine BREWER) Alice b 30 Jan 1896 on a farm near Latham,
Butler Co, KS. She m-26 Oct 1919 Arkansas City, Cowley Co, KS to Frank W
Squire, s/o William & Minnie Squier. He was b on a farm near Beaumont,
Butler Co, KS 13 July 1898. They later divorced. Frank & Alice's children:
1 Freda Mae Squier b 8 Jun 1921...and Frankie Donald Squire b 2 Apr
(#11 Fred Earl BREWER) the only ch/o James M 7 Josie (Davidson) Ross
BREWER was b in Butler Co, KS 22 Jul 1908 d 9 Jul 1968 and was bur: Latham
Cemetery, Butler Co, KS. He married in Arkansas City, Cowley Co, KS in the
home of his half sister, Myrtle Ivy and her husband, Myron Ray Seeley, on
20 Dec 1927 Fern Elizabeth Spohr, d/o John & Vesta Spohr. She was b 16 Dec
1910. Their children: 1 James Earl BREWER b 12 Aug 1928, m-26 Jun 1947
Wilda Loriene Davis, d/o Fred & Wilda Davis. She was b 19 Mar 1928. Their
children were Linda Kay BREWER b 20 Oct 1948... and James Earl BREWER, Jr b
25 Jun 1951...; 2 Harold John BREWER b 31 May 1931, m-22 Feb 1953 Ruth
Elizabeth Seymour, d/o Carl & Doretta Seymour. She was b 5 Dec 1928, and
they had son, Harold John BREWER b 24 May 1954... 3 Jack Madison BREWER b
11 Jun 1934, m-9 Jun 1957 Leah La Vonna Robinson, d/o Lee and LaVonna
Robinson, in Latham, Butler Co, KS. She was b 9 Sep 1938. Their children:
Cindy Sue BREWER b 6 Mar 1959... , Kathy Leah BREWER b 1 Feb 1961..., Judy
Ann BREWER b 10 Jul 1962, and Tammy Lane BREWER b 8 Dec 1963.
Data for families of James and Margaret (Faubion) BREWER collected by
Jeanne Hutton Ralston, RR 5, Box 163, Liberty, MO 64068; & Marybeth Faubion
BREWER FAMILY HISTORY by Geraldine BREWER (Seeley) Blair, 406 North A,
Arkansas City, KS 67005; Wilbur Osborne, Box 98, Grant City, MO 64456; Mrs
Alice BREWER Squier of New Hampshire; Mrs Fern Spohr of Butler Co, KS; Mr &
Mrs Earl Hurt, 2540 18th Ave, Greeley, CO 8631; Gravestone readings,
Brownlow Cem, Butler Co, KS by Jeanne Ralston.

Also, I found this in the census
1870 MO - Worth - Smith
Brewer, James 55 Ohio
Margarett 47 TN
Malissa 15 Iowa
James 11 Mo
Henry 10 Mo
Josiphene 5 Mo

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