Germany, SC, NC, TN, VA
Past contributors: Updated/corrected 10/26/10 (My thanks to "Shirley" for correcting a major error in the early years of this line. )
Updated/corrected Thanks to Frank Anderson!
1706: "Hans Michael Jurig Brimer" was born in Germany in 1706.
1733: "Hans Jurig Brimer"emigrated from Rotterdam, The Netherlands, to the Port of Philadelphia on the London-based Ship "Hope" in August 1733 when he, Hans, was 27 years of age. List of foreigners imported in the ship Hope, of London, Daniel Reed, Master, from Rotterdam. Qualified Aug. 28, 1733. Hans was the only Brimer/Briner on this passenger list.
wife is unknown. Son, Benjamin Brimer, was born in SC in 1733.
1735-1765: Hans was an original land grant recipient (Lot 170, Windsor Street, Orangeburg) which he owned from September 24, 1735 to his death in 1765. Per The First Settlers on the North Fork of the Edisto River, SC, we learn that his land was in the North Fork area. Records were destroyed in 1865 at the courthouse. However, we know the township of Orangeburg was established in 1735 "as a result of an Act to promote settlement of foreign Protestants in the Province." Hans Brimer is listed as one of these men.
1765: Hans died in Orangeburg County, SC in 1765.
NOTE: Pa·lat·i·nate Either of two historical districts and former states of southern Germany. The Lower Palatinate is in southwest Germany between Luxembourg and the Rhine River; the Upper Palatinate is to the east in eastern Bavaria. They were once under the jurisdiction of the counts palatine, who became electors of the Holy Roman Empire in 1356 and were then known as electors palatine.
Another version of Ship Hope information: http://o.mfcreative.com/f2/exports/a/a0e44387-4c35-4f14-86d2-2d8a02d9131b/THE%20SHIP%20__HOPE__%201733.doc
GENERATION #2 - Benjamin and
of South Carolina
HAN's SON: Benjamin Brimer
was born 1733 in SC and
died in Anderson SC on Sept. 9 1803 at age 70
in Pendleton District of SC.
Benjamin is listed in the 1753 Census for Rowan
County, NC and the 1790 Census for Pendleton District, SC and the 1800 Census
for the Pendleton District of SC per dShafer of Ancestry. He married
* whose last name may have been Will.
April 2011 Benjamin Brimer
died 09 Sept 1803. His will was filed on 30 Sept 1803.
In his Will, Benjamin is living in the Pendleton District of South Carolina
(near what is now Lake Hartwell area of SC). Benjamin gives his wife "Rebecka"
most of his property. He makes special bequests upon her decease to have
the property divided into thirds with 1/3 to Jery Brimer, 1/3 to Nancy Maus and
1/3 to Bety Lenard; $50 to Caty Gaber; 5 ?? to Rebacs Brimer, the Child of Sam.;
5 ?? to William Brimer, Polly Henry, and Jas. (James) Brimer and ?? to Desire W. Lennard.
Benjamin Brimer signed his X before I. L. Brook
1) HAN's GRANDSON: William (no middle initial, including no "S.") Brimer (our line)
Jesse Brimer (1759-about 1814).
He married Eleanor Reneau about 1789 in NC.
NEW: Jesse is listed in the 1790 census
for Rutherford, NC as having a household of 1 male and 2 females. Jesse Brimer served in the
War of 1812 for the Tennessee Regulars.
*Jesse volunteered for this service
during the war of 1812 in June 1813 at age 54 as a private in Doherty's Company the 7th Infantry.
He died approximately one year later at the Hiwassee Army Garrison. His widow
was granted a widow's pension and his heirs and widow granted a land grant in Missouri
of 160 acres.
William S. Brimer, was born Jan 2, 1759 in Wilkes County, NC or and died July 16th, 1834 in Sevier TN at age 75. In 1784 he married Elizabeth Elgin who was born 1764 and died May 24, 1848 at age 84. Elizabeth was awarded a $100 pension upon the death of William in 1834. William served for Capt. Gilbreath in NC. See Gen. 2 for more military info. Click ==>
William S. and Elizabeth had the following known children:
John Brimer married Sarah "Sally" Parrott(e)
on June 9 1812 and they had a known child together: Vineyard R. "Rip" Brimer who was
born on Aug 4, 1821 in Jefferson County, TN and died on August 20, 1898 in same
county. Sally was born in 1783 and died July 6th 1845 in Jefferson
Rhoda, the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Priddy Miller, married "Rip" Brimer. Rhoda was born on July 10, 1822 and died on July 18, 1893 in TN.
On Sept. 20 1863 they had a child together, George Washington Brimer. George died in TN on 5 November 1931 in Knoxville TN at the age of 68. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville, TN 3 days later. At the time of his death he was a widower living at 161 Washington St. in Knoxville and was a "carpenter" per the Tenn. Deaths and Burials Index. George married Martha Emmaline Mount (1871-1913) and they had 6 children together.
"Rip" shows up in the 1880 census for Knoxville, TN with his wife, Rody
(Rhoda). Vineyard is 63 (born about 1817) and Rody is 51 (born about
1829). Their sons are George W. age 16 and Thomas age 16 (twins? born
1864) and a daughter, Sarah Brimer is 14 (born 1866). Vineyard, George and
Thomas are all farmers and Sarah and Rody are keeping house. Rody is
unable to write, but evidently can read some at least. George, Thomas and
Sarah have all attended school within the past year, but Sarah is listed as also
not being able to write.
The Vineyard and Rhoda Brimer family bible from the Jefferson County TN website:
Note: Per findagrave.com, John Brimer was born December 13, 1845 and died August 3, 1934 in Jefferson County TN. He married Sarah Jane Hobert November 13, 1866. He is buried in Lawson Chapel Cemetery in that county.
GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GRANDSON:
George was born September 20, 1863 and died November 5, 1931. George married Martha Emmaline Mount on Aug 19, 1892; he was a Baptist Minister and a Home Builder.
Death Certificate 11/5/1931 for George Washington Brimer, states that he was run over by a car which fractured his skull, after which he contracted meningitis and died.
His wife Emma born August 8, 1871 and died June 7, 1913 (see her picture above to right.)
Both buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, 4500 Woodlawn Pike, Knoxville, TN.
Also buried here is their son Paul
Donaldson Brimer, U.S. Army, WWI May 15 1893 to Feb 22, 1991.
2) Georgia Forrest b. Aug. 22, 1897; m. Herman A. Fischer; d. March 4, 1971 in Knoxville. They had two children: Herman A. Jr. and Beverly Forrest Fischer.
3) Cora E. Brimer
5) Ollie Leona Brimer (Mrs. Fred E. Booth; Woodlawn Cem.) =>
6) Napoleon, "Nip" Vineyard Brimer
7) Gladys Emmaline. Gladys was the youngest child of George W. and Emma Mount Brimer. She married Joseph Eric Legg and had two children: Barbara Jean and David Leon. Gladys born Jan. 28, 1908 and died Jun. 1, 1999 in Tennessee.
In the next 20 years, by the turn of the century, George W. Brimer has
married (7 years ago in 1893) his bride, Emma Martha Mount (or perhaps Martha
Emmaline Mount) and they have started their family. In 1900 they have 3
daughters and 1 son. All of their children are living. The son is Paul D. born
May 1893 (age 7) and daughters are Lillie Branch born July 1895 (age 4), Georgia
(called Georgie!) H. born August 1897 and
infant Cora E. born Sept 1899 (our line). George is farming.
All members of this household were born in TN.
Another 10 years passes and we now find George W. Brimer and wife
Emma Martha are ages 46 and 38 respectively. They married when
George was about 19 and she about 17 and have 7 living children out of a
total of 9 births. They have suffered the passing of two children
sometime in the past 10 years and heralded the arrival of several more.
George is working as a farmer. The
oldest child is son Paul who is 16 and working as a farm laborer on a home farm.
Leila B. is 14; Georgie F. is 12; Cora E. is 10 and Daisy N. is 8. Ollie (Olivia) is 6;
Napoleon "Nip" V. (likely Nip
Vineyard) Brimer is 4 (b.
6 Aug 1906; Nov
19 1964 in Knoxville; married Lissie or Lizzie => Miller); Gladdis E is 2 and baby son Bernie is listed as less than 1 year
old. All are TN born to TN-born parents.
The passing of the next 10 years is likely traumatic on the family as wife
and mom Emma Martha has died. George's age is so different in these
various censuses! In this 1920 census, George is listed as 48 and son Paul
as 22. In the 1930 census, George is listed as 66! George is already
a widower in 1920 and is renting a home and working as a quilt roller at a
cotton mill; Paul is not working. All are listed as born in TN to TN born
parents. Younger children in the home are daughter Daisy who is 18 and
works as a saleslady at a hardware store; Ollie who is 16 and works as a waiter
at a drug store; Nip, 14; and Gladys 11. Daughters Leila/Lillie and Georgie and Cora are no longer living at home with
their parents. And, son Bernie may has died as he is not listed
In the 1930 census, George W. Brimer (66!) and his son Nip (24) are living
with his daughter Georgia and her husband Herman A. Fisher. George is widowed
and Nip appears to be divorced.. George is a house carpenter and Nip is a
machinist for an auto shop. Herman is a master mechanic at a knitting
mill. Herman and Georgia own the home worth $6760, which is not a
farm...and they do own a radio set. Herman is 35, married at 23; Georgia
is 32, married at 20. They have a daughter Beverly F. Fisher (10) and a
son Herman A. Fisher, Jr. (4). All were born in TN to TN born parents.
HAN's GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER:
Cora and John has 5 daughters
John Wesley Russell was the son of Joseph Russell and his wife Martha who both died of old age in about the 1940s. John was born on July 20, 1894 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, TN; and died in Knox County TN on September 14, 1974. They have five daughters: Marion, Maxine, Wanda, Wilma Deane and Marlene. He was a WWI veteran. John is buried at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Knoxville.
Joseph and Martha both spoke German and "yelled" at each a lot - loud but loved by John Wesley Russell. John was self-educated and worked for many years as a freight conductor for Southern Railway.
War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record for
When John completed his registration card for WWI draft, he was living at 317 Churchwell Avenue in Knoxville and was a knitter for Standard Knitting Mills at 1400 Washington Avenue in Knoxville. He was single and declared that he was physically disqualified for the military.
1930 Census for John Wesley
Russell, District 43, Knoxville, TN
Joseph T. (dairy farmer) and Martha Russell live three doors down at #319: These are John Wesley's parents. Joseph is a dairy farmer and 64 years old (born about 1866) and Martha is 61 (born about 1869). Both were born in TN to TN born parents. They own their home which is worth $1000 and is not a farm, though he is listed as a dairy farmer. Martha and Joseph have been married since he was 21 and she 18. They married 10 Apr 1888.)
Another Russell on the same street is Walter * Brownlow ("Brownie") Russell, a machinist, and his wife Opal and their *son James Russell. They live at #323 with the *Frank and Vina Bowman family. Walter and Opal are the brother and sister-in-law of Frank Bowman (head of household), Melvina A. Bowman is a Russell.* Walter is 30 and married at 24 to the 19 year old Opal who is now 24. The Bowman/Russell household is next door to the John Wesley and Cora Russell household. NOTE: #323 was later changed to #409 by the City of Knoxville.*
Melvina Ann Russell (1892-1974) is the wife of Frank Bowman (1888-1977). Melvina suffered a fatal stroke the night she went to her brother John Wesley Russell's (our line) visitation at the funeral home on Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN on September 1974.
Also thanks to the following forum: http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.tennessee.counties.jefferson/143.264.281.315.329/mb.ashx
AND, MOST RECENTLY, THANKS MICHAEL BRIMER!!
Churchwell Avenue Map
NEW: RECORDS OF JEFFERSON CO., TN 1817-1831 CIRCUIT COURT MINUTES by the Tennessee DAR Society, 1939 REGARDING McCARTERS
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