Henry T. Brewer

                 Goodspeed 1890


Henry T. Brewer, farmer, Murfreesboro, Ark. This prominent and enterprising
agriculturist is a native-born resident of Pike County, Ark., his birth
occurring in 1850, and is the youngest of six children born to Henry and
Elizabeth (Hewett) Brewer. His father, who was born in North Carolina in
1800, went to Tennessee, and from there to Missouri, coming thence in 1818
to this State and settling in this section, on Muddy Fork Creek, at an 
early day. He became one of the best known citizens of the county at that 
day and time, and held the office of sheriff and other positions of 
prominence. Mrs. Brewer was a native of Arkansas. Henry T. Brewer is the
only one of the above mentioned family now living. He received a limited 
education, and at the age of twenty-one years began farming for himself. 
His brother, William R. Brewer, enlisted in the Confederate army, was in a 
cavalry company, and returned with the same horse on which he rode away 
from home. Upon the death of the father, Henry T. Brewer inherited his 
present farm of 350 acres, with 120 acres under cultivation, and which is 
located one and a half miles from town on the Little Missouri River. He 
annually raises about half a bale of cotton to the acre, and thirty-five 
bushels of corn. He does general farming and raises some stock. The balance 
of his land is fairly timbered. Mr. Brewer is an earnest advocate of 
schools, and in politics, though not active, is a conscientious Democrat. 
He was married to Miss Emily Carter, daughter of an old settler of this 
State, and to them were born the following children: Charles (attending 
school at Arkadelphia), Mittie (died at the age of thirteen years), Mattie,
William R., Guy, Cortez, Roscoe, Mack Hamilton, Osero, and an infant 
daughter unnamed. Mr. Brewer has made many improvements in his place, and 
has cleared much land since it came into his possession. He has one of the 
best river bottoms farms in the county, and is a good and practical 
agriculturist. Mrs. Brewer is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, The Goodspeed
Publishing Company: Chicago, Nashville and St. Louis, 1890, Pike County,
page 316.

Update 03.20.01              David Kelley 1997                 BIO-0012.HTM