1760: Born in Rowan County, NC to Benjamin and Rebecca Will Brimer.
Brother of Jesse and William (twins) Brimer.
1761: Future wife, Celia Heard, was born January 17, 1761 in the
Abbeville District of SC to parents Thomas Heard (1719-1774) and
Polly McDonald (1723-) who married in 1738 in Pennsylvania.
1780 Feb.: Joseph Brimer and Celia Heard marry in
February in Ninety Six District, Abbeville, Greenwood County, SC by
acting magistrate Mr. Moore. She was 19. Marriage
celebration held following day. Joseph was a farmer.
They would have nine children.
Over a period of
approximately 7 months, Joseph Brimer volunteered as a militia man
in the Revolutionary War, serving in 4 major battles:
Battle of Kings Mountain: Soon
after their marriage, Joseph Brimer volunteered to serve in the North
Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War, serving as a Private for
a total of about 7 months between late 1780 and late 1781. He
participated in four (4) major battles during his service. He initially
joined a North Carolina militia group commanded by Thomas Sumter
sometime in September, 1780 when the call went out to destroy the
British who were advancing to burn out the backcountry patriots. As the
group trekked toward the Cow Pens to meet up with the OverMountain
Men, Sumter left the group, transferring shared command to Colonels
Edward Lacey and James Hawthorn. Nearing the Cow Pens, Joseph's group
met up with a group commanded by Colonel James Williams, who then took
command of the entire group of about 450 men, and led them to Cow
Pens. Apparently Joseph was under the command of Colonel Williams
during the actual Kings Mountain battle of 7 October 1780, fighting on
the south side of the mountain, although he may have been excluded due
to illness or injury. He returned home and resumed farming.
Battle at Guildford's Courthouse: Joseph
Brimer volunteered when called upon by rejoining the NC militia.
Brimer was one of the Patriots battling Lord Cornwallis.
The Seige of Ninety-Six:
who had returned home, became involved in battle again as one of
Greene's Patriot again when the Seige of Ninety-Six began just four
miles from his home. He would slip home every few days, but
then rejoin this difficult and failing battle.
The Battle of Eutaw Springs:
This was a the last major battle of the Revolutionary War in the SC
and ended when the British forces vacated to Moncks Corner.
Joseph Brimer was lucky to have survived this battle; many did not.
He was lucky to have survived all of these 4 battles. About a
month following the Eutaw Springs battle, Joseph and Celia's first
child, William, was born on October 13. Just a week later Lord
Cornwallis surrendered to Washington at Yorktown.
A MUST READ!!
Click HERE for
more on Joseph Brimer's war narrative written by Mike Brimer.
Thank you so much Mike!
1790 Census Pendleton SC for Joseph Brimer:
1800 Census Pendleton SC for Joseph Brimer: 2 Free
White Males Under 10; 1 between 10 and 15; 1 between 26 and 44.
1 Free White Female 10-15; 1 between 26 and 44. Total number
in household under 16 is 4. Total number in household over 25
is 2. Total household: 6.
1808: Joseph and his family moved from the Pendleton
District to Hall County GA.
1820 August 7: Census Pendleton SC for Joseph Brimer
1 Free White Male between 10 and 15; 2 between 16 and 25; 1 over 45.
1 Free White Female over 45; 1 between 10-15. Foreigners not
naturalized: 4 Total number in household under 16 is 2.
Total number in household over 25 is 2. Total household Free
White Persons: 6.
1823 Sept.: Joseph Brimer died at age 63 in
Chandlers Creek, Hall County, GA. Buried there. Celia
Heard Brimer received a Widow's Revolutionary War Pension (#W5947)
by State of Georgia in Hall County. Pension listing►
1853 Feb. 22: Celia
Heard Brimer passed away in Chandler Creek, Hall County, Georgia at
CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AND CELIA HEARD BRIMER:
1) Benjamin Brimer b.
Oct. 13, 1781 and died after 1850 in Blount County, Alabama.
Per 1850 Census Benj. Brimer and his wife Anna live in Blount
County, AL where he is a farmer and is 70; Anna 68. Next door
to them is Joseph Brimer's family (wife Eliza, children Wm,
Anderson, Benj., Daniel).
Joseph and Celia's grandson Joseph married Eliza LNU who are
both 30 in the above census (born about 1820). Joseph and Eliza
had a son, David Milton Brimer b. Feb. 2, 1853; died June 14,
1925 in TN. David married Rebecca (Becky) Cummins.
At one point David and Becky lived in Screamer, Giles County, TN
in this home per Aguilar/Brimer Family Tree on Ancestry.com:
2) Mary Brimer b. June 13, 1782
and died after 1860 in Gilbert County, GA. Married 1811 to
1850 United States Federal Census for Mary and Gilbert Hayes
3) William Nelson Brimer b. 1797 and died 1872; m. Jane McCreight
or McRight in 1834. She died 1880 in Heflin, Cleburne County, AL and
is buried at the Black Cemetery which was originated by the Black
Family. Other Brimers are also interred there. See this for
origin of the cemetery and internments. Also this is from
findagrave.com: Jane born 1805. Children: Peggy, Emaline
(Emma), Wm. Henry Harrison (Dute), Sara Jane, John F., ZT, and
Jonathan Greenbury Brimer.
Census Calhoun AL for Nelson and Jane Brimer states Nelson was
63, born about 1797 and Jane 56 born about 1804/5.
4) Joel H.
Brimer b 1798 in GA. Married Elizabeth Martin Sept 8, 1825
in Hall County, GA per GA Marriages to 1850.
5) James Brimer,
b. about 1803 and died about 1860. Wife: Charity Maddox per K K
Brimer Tree on Ancestry.com
Brimer, b. 1805 and died 1870 in Calhoun County, AL.
(1) Sarah Colliers (2) Mary LNU.
June 6, 1843
Heard County, GA: Georgia Land Lottery Papers 1805-1914, Heard
Co., Lot 131-13 Carroll. Pers. app'd Stewart Brimer, husband of one
of the orphans of James Colliers, dec'd to claim lot 131-13 of
Carroll County. Includes app't of Wiley Kird as att'y. Signed.
Stueart Brimer (his mark?). Per Hamilton-Alford-Ivey tree on
7) Rebecca Brimer,
8) Elijah H. Brimer,
b. 1810 and died 1861
in Cobb County, GA; m. Lydia Elizabeth Carroll. Elijah Brimer
(spelled Bremer) is located in the 1850 Cobb County census
in the Powder Springs district. HH#1144: Bremer,
Father Elijah H., age 40, overseer, born GA; Mother Lydia,
age 38; Son William, age 13; Daughter Lucinda, age 11;
Daughter Amanda, age 9; Son Simeon, age 7; Son Alexander,
age 5; Son William (another one?), age 3; Daughter Rachel,
age 1 - all born in Georgia per
Linda Smith Murray
around 1841 married Henry Mitchell 15 Aug 1867 in Cobb
County. She died 3 Jul 1922 and is buried at Bethel
Baptist Church on Spring Road near Smyrna in Cobb
Per the Conn/Minor
Family Tree on Ancestry.com they had three children: Simeon B.
Brimer born 1843, Tarpley Brimer (b. 1855), and an
Elijah David (Dee) Brimer born 1859 died 1905
and Lydia's son Levi Tarpley Brimer was born
Oct 1853 in Cobb County, GA and died Aug 6 in 1929
at Fulton, GA. He married Naomi F. Abernathy
Their children were Elijah Thomas Brimer
(1884-1964), Pearl Brimer (1890-_), Edgar Brimer
(1892-), Earl Brimer (1896-), Agnes Brimer (1899-),
Newton Brimer (1903-) and Albert Henry Brimer
(1905-1985). For a wonderful old picture of
the Brimer family taken before 1910, click
HERE. The people in the
flickr picture (all rights reserved) are:
Bottom Row L to R: Newton Brimer, Levy
Brimer, Albert Brimer, Naomi Abernathy Brimer (part
American Indian; a midwife; had several brothers who
were doctors), Pearl Brimer. Back Row L
to R: Earl Brimer, Edgar Brimer,
Elijah Thomas Brimer, Agnes Brimer. Here is a
pic of Tarpley and Naomi Brimer plus a picture of
Brimer who was born 1884:
Elijah's son Simeon Brimer
born about 1843
married Analine Rutherford December 31, 1871, Book A,
page 369 of the Cobb County GA marriage index.
9) Samuel Brimer,
b. 1814 and died 1869
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OUR LINE: TO
GEN. #1: Immigrant
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GEN. #2: (m. Rebecca
Will) Hans' Son
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GEN. #3: Twin
(m. Eliz. Elgin) Hans' Grandson
of Wm & Eliz. Elgin Brimer
GEN. #3: Twin
(m. Eleanor) Hans'Grandson
GEN. #3: Brother
of William & Jesse Brimer; m. Celia Heard; Hans' Grandson
OUR LINE: TO
GEN. #4: Includes:
#4 John Brimer and
Sally Parrott(e) of TN - Hans' GGrandson
#5 Vineyard Rhoten
"Rip" Brimer & Rhoda Miller of TN - Hans' GGGrandson
#6 George Washington Brimer & Emmaline Mount of TN - Hans' 4th
#7 Cora Eliza Brimer & John Wesley Russell of TN - Hans' 5th
MIKE's LINE: TO
GEN. #4: Hans'
MIKE's LINE: GEN.
Stewart Brimer & Sparks Sisters of MO - Hans' GGGrandson
MIKE's LINE: GEN.
R. Brimer & Willa Angelina Inlow of MO - Hans' GGGGrandson
MIKE's LINE: GEN.
T. Brimer and Darlene Daniel of MO - Hans' GGGGGrandson