1785: Son John Brimer
born in Haywood
County, NC. Married Sarah "Sally" Parrotte in Jefferson County, TN on 9 June 1812.
Died Nov 1844.
was born in 1783 and died July 6th 1845 in Jefferson County, TN.
Children of John and Sally Brimer:
One daughter was Barbary Brimer who married
One son was Vineyard Rhoten "Rip" Brimer b. 4 Aug. 1821 d.
20 Aug. 1898
in Dandridge, Jefferson, TN and m. Rhoda Miller 1845 in Jefferson.
The bible transcription of Vineyard "Rip" and Rhoda Miller
Brimer is held by Mrs. W. T. Gaddis, grand-daughter of Vineyard
Brimer of RD #2, Dandridge, TN:
BIRTHS per Bible:
Children of Vineyard
& Rhoda Brimer:
*John Brimer b. Dec. 13, 1845
Anny Brimer b. Apr. 30,
Robert Brimer b. Feb. 25, 1848
Jacob Brimer b.
March 8, 1850
Elizabeth Brimer b. Sept. 27, 1852
Jane Brimer b. June 20, 1854
Barbry A. Brimer b. Nov. 16, 1856
William R. Brimer b. Feb. 19, 1861
Brimer b. Sept. 20, 1863 OUR LINE
Brimer b. Sept. 20, 1863, Twin to George
Sarah R. Brimer b. March 12, 1866
*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.
Vineyard Rhoten "Rip" Brimer of TN
Hans' 3rd Great Grandson and
Benjamin's Great Grandson
b. 4 Aug. 1821 d. 20 Aug. 1898
Husband of Rhoda Miller
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 two sons born, twins, George
Washington Brimer and Thomas Westley Brimer. George married
Martha Emmaline Mount
on August 19, 1892, and they had 7 children together. George
died in TN on 5 Nov 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
"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 (Our
Line) George W. age 16 and
twin Thomas age 16 born Sept. 20, 1863 in Jefferson County,
TN; 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.
1880 Census for Vineyard
Brimer, District 177, Knoxville, TN
Grave of "ROHADA"
BRIMER. July 10, 1822 - July 18, 1898
George Washington Brimer of TN
Hans' 4th Great Grandson and
Benjamin's 2nd Great Grandson
b. 1863 d. 1931
Husband of Martha Emmaline Mount
Emmaline Mount Brimer
Washington Brimer was born September 20, 1863 and died November 5, 1931, both in Jefferson
County, TN. George married Martha Emmaline
Mount on Aug 19, 1892; he was a Baptist Minister and a Home Builder.
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.
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.
Children of George Washington
and Emma Brimer:
1) Paul Donaldson Brimer, born 15 May 1893 ; married
Flora Day (b. 1898) ; d. 22 Feb 1991 in Jefferson, TN.
WWI Registration Card:
2) Lillie Blanche Brimerè.
Born Jul. 10, 1895 in Jefferson County TN and died April 13, 1980 in
Knoxville TN. The
family moved to Knoxville when Lillie was a young teen. She met
and then married Roy Clarence O'Brien October 15, 1915. They were married
sixty-five years and had four children. Roy was born March 10,
1891 in Knoxville and died there on November 20, 1987. He was the
son of James Daniel and Margaret Householder O'Brien. Their children
were Beatrice, June, RC Jr., and Carolyn O'Brien. (per Findagrave.com)
3) Georgia "Georgie" Forrest Brimer 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.
Cora E. Brimer (See
NEXT GENERATION BELOW...Our Line)
5) Daisy Nineva
Brimer; b. 27 June 1901; m. Edwin Julius Schwenke 23 June 1922, in
Knox County, TN; d. Roanoke VA 15 July 1986. 4 children; 2
living. Deceased children are: Julia Anne Schwenke (1934
Roanoke VA -1900 Roanoke VA) and Patricia Ann Schwenke (1939 Roanoke
VA -1979 Roanoke VA)
6) Ollie Leona Brimer (Mrs. Fred E. Booth; Woodlawn Cem.)
7) Napoleon "Nip" Vineyard Brimer, b. 6 AUG
1906; d. 19 Nov 1964 both in Knox County, TN.
Married Lissie or Lizzie Miller.è
daughter Peggy Marie Brimer.
Per 1930 Census Nip became divorced.
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
9) Bernard (Bernie) Brimer, born 1910.
In the next 20 years, by the turn of the century, George Washington 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!) F. born August 1897 and
infant Cora E. born Sept 1899 (our line). George is farming.
All members of this household were born in TN.
1900 Census for George Washington
Brimer, District 43, Knoxville, 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" Vineyard Brimer is 4; Gladdis E is 2 and baby son Bernie is listed as less than 1 year
old. All are TN born to TN-born parents.
1910 Census for George Washington Brimer, District 76, Knoxville, TN
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
1920 Census for George Washington Brimer,
District 99, Knoxville, TN at 1029
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.
1930 Census for George Washington Brimer,
District 36, Knoxville, TN
Cora Eliza Brimer
Hans' 5th GGranddaughter &
Benjamin's 3rd GGranddaughter
b. 1899 d. 1982 of pneumonia
Wife of John Wesley Russell
John: July 20, 1894-September 14, 1974
Married: December 15, 1919;
had 5 daughters
Cora Eliza Brimer was born 1899 and died 1982.
She married John Wesley Russell. John 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. Cora and John Wesley
Russell had five
daughters: Marion, Maxine, Wanda, Wilma Deane and Marlene.
John was a WWI veteran. John is buried at Highland Memorial Cemetery
When John Russell completed his registration
card for WWI draft, he was living at 317 Churchwell Ave. in Knoxville and was
a knitter for Standard Knitting Mills at 1400 Washington Ave. in Knoxville.
He was single and declared that he was physically disqualified for the military.
1930 Census for John Wesley
and Cora E.
Russell, District 43, Knoxville, TN
John W., a flagman for the railway, and Cora E. Russell are living in
Tennessee with three daughters, Marion P. (8), Maxine (5), and Wanda Lou (2years
1 month). Cora and John married when he was 25 and she 21. They are
now 34 and 30, respectively. They own their home on 317 East Churchill
Avenue. There are lots of Russells listed on this census page:
Joseph T. (dairy farmer) and Martha Russell at #319; Walter (machinist), Opal
and nephew James Russell at #323; All are born in TN to TN born
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. This means they were married about 1887.)
T. and Martha Russell 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.
Another Russell on the same street is
Walter * Brownlow ("Brownie") Russell, a machinist, and his wife Opal and their
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
#323 was later changed to #409 by the City of Knoxville.