BREWER, Francis Beattie,
a Representative from New York; born in Keene, Cheshire County, NH., October 8, 1820; Son of Ebenezer BREWER and Julia EMERSON He attended the Barnet VT public schools, Newbury VT Seminary, and Kimball Union Academy at Meriden, NH was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH in 1843 and from the medical department of the same institution in 1846; practiced medicine in Barnet, Vt., Plymouth, Mass., and Titusville, Pa., from 1849 to 1861; pioneer oil operator and lumberman in Titusville, Pa.; In connection with others he organized the Pennsylvania Rock Oil company, the pioneer petroleum enterprise, he then moved to Westfield,Chautauqua Co N.Y., in 1861 and engaged in banking, manufacturing, and agricultural pursuits; State military agent with rank of major during the Civil War; member of the board of supervisors of Chautauqua County, N.Y., 1868-1879; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Philadelphia in 1872; member of the State assembly in 1873 and 1874; Government director of the Union Pacific Railroad four years under Presidents Grant and Hayes; appointed manager of the State insane asylum, Buffalo, N.Y., in 1881; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); was not a candidate for reelection in 1884; resumed the practice of medicine; died in Westfield, Chautauqua County, N.Y., July 29, 1892; interment in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
He was married to Caroline Elizabeth Selden born in Erie Co PA Daughter of Samuel SELDEN and Caroline PERKINS
a descendant of Rev. War Soldier, Samuel Selden, Jr., (1748-1819)