Looking for ancestry for James Jacob Brewer:
In Apr 1833, James Jacob Brewer is born in North Carolina to unknown Brewer.
1858: It is stated in the 1903 Confederate Pension Application that Jacob lived in Fayette County, Texas since 1858.
1861: [James] Jacob Brewer enlised in the Confederate Army in 1861 and served in Captain Meyer’s Troop ‘B’, DeBray’s 26th Regiment of Cavalry, later transferred to Captain Fulton’s Troop ‘G’, same regiment. He spent much of his enlistment in the Galveston area, along the Texas Gulf Coast. DeBray’s Regiment was instrumental in the retaking of Galveston from the Yankees. He was discharged in May 1865.
In 1865: [James] Jacob served as a soldier of the confederacy for four years and was honorably discharged in May 1865. Jacob would be 32 years old.
1865 Sep 14: Four months after being discharged from military service, James Jacob and Malinda Harrell were married September 14, 1865 in Fayette County, Texas. This indicates that Jacob and Malinda moved from North Carolina to Texas somewhere before 1865.
1880 Census: Jacob would be 47 years old
[James] Jacob Brewer, 43, a farmer, born in North Carolina, is found living in Fayette County, Texas on June 19th, 1880. His wife, Malinda is 34, born in South Carolina and is keeping house. Their children are daughters, Martha, 13, Benina, 9; and sons, Richard, 8, Clement, 6, and Thomas 4, all born in Texas.
1890 Census: Jacob would be 57 years old.
1900 Census: Jacob would be 67 years old.
Jacob and Milindy N. Brewer are found living in Gonzales, Texas in Precinct 4, District 56 with their daughter and son-in-law, P. Elizabeth and her husband, Thomas F. Cheatham. Jacob was born in April of 1833 in North Carolina and is 67 years old. Milindy was born in July 1840 in South Carolina and is 59 years old. They have been married for 33 years. Elizabeth and Thomas have two sons, Isaac F., 2, born in Jan 1898 and James J., 6 months old, born in November 1899. Robert Sales, listed as a boarder, age 3 born in Dec 1896 in Texas [is the child of Martha 'Liddie' Brewer Sales]. A Samuel Stewart is listed at age 29 as a boarder.
1903 Pension Application: Jacob applied for his confederate pension at the age of 70. #9697
1910 Census: Jacob would be 77 years old.
[James] Jacob Brewer, 72, a widow, is listed as living in Bastrop County, Texas in 1910. He is residing with his daughter and son-in-law, Thomas Cheatham and his wife, [Penia Elizabeth Brewer] Lizzie. Thomas, 36 and Lizzie, 40 have been married for 12 years. Lizzie lists her parents as born in Mississippi. Thomas' parents were born in Tennessee. Their children are, Issac 12, Jimmie 10, Rella 8, Alfred 7, Henry 4, and Eliza 1. Robert Sales, 14, is listed as the nephew of Thomas Cheatham. [James] Jacob's is listed as widowed, Malinda, apparently died before 1910.
1920 Census: Jacob Brewer cannot be located in the 1920 Census. He apparently died somewhere between 1910 and 1920 probably in Bastrop County, Texas since he resided in Bastrop County with his daughter, Lizzie and her husband, Thomas Cheatham.