MAXEY GRAVES (Gimlet Creek & Morgan Hollow Road) GILES COUNTY, TENNESSEE
Hiram S. Brewer is sitting in the chair and the Maxey's only daughter by Eliza Warden Maxey who is Virginia Maxey Brewer is shown holding Mamie Sula, a special needs child.
Children are: L. to R.:
Front row: Charles R (Trish Brewer Boone's grandfather) William Calvin, mother Virginia holding Mamie Sula, and Hiram
Back row: Mary Eliza, Rosa Lee, Robert Larimore, Grover Cleveland (G.C.) Ada Florence and Lillie Belle
little Emma Pearl died several yrs before at less than a year old and little Mamie Sula would not live a long life either.
Photo dated Mar 1898 penciled as Granbury Hill, East Florence, Alabama.
The Hiram Brewer family lived for a time in the home shown on this site as the original log cabin. It was said by G.C. Brewer in his autobiography to be on the Giles County side of the line. Later they moved to Wayland Springs to operate a resort there in Lawrence County Tennessee and then next they crossed the Tennessee River to live in Lawrence County Alabama to Red Bank just south of where the Wheeler Dam is located today. Next they moved on to Florence, Alabama where this photo was taken where they (parents) remained until their deaths and are buried in the Florence City Cemetery. Many of these sons would grow up to be successful ministers of the Gospel because of the positive influence of Virginia's mother and the parents of this family. All of these sons were important in establishing schools all over the country to teach the gospel as they were very prominent preachers of their time.
Photo from Trish Brewer Boone. given her by a Brewer cousin. Added by C. Wayne Austin 29 Jun 2013.