Brewton name is speculation

Published 6:34 pm Wednesday, February 23, 2005

By Staff
I know that I am taking a lot of time with the Brewton-Bruton family, but I know that there are many of you out there who have these people as ancestors, even if you are not aware of it. Maybe as I come down in the generations, you will begin to see some names that you do know.
This week I want to start off with the family of Emanuel Bruton who was a son of Nathan Jackson Bruton. Not much is known about Emanuel and it would appear that he died rather young before 1855. He married Caroline Bacon and their children were Annie Caroline Brewton (3 Oct. 1847-13 Oct. 1883) who married James William Coleman, Harriett Brewton who married Gideon Mayo and Emanual Brewton who married Eliza Dixon.
Annie Caroline Brewton married James William Coleman, son of Jesse Coleman and Mildred Kennedy. Annie Caroline died in the yellow fever epidemic of 1883. Their children were Willie Mae Coleman (27 May 1879), Ida Mildred Coleman who married R.F. Lowery on 24 Jan. 1894 and an infant who died 15 Oct. 1883.
Harriet Brewton married Gideon Mayo. Their children were, Charlie Mayo, Fannie Mayo and Willie Mayo.
Emanuel Brewton married Eliza Dixon. Their children were Jonathan Brewton and Mollie Brewton. Before I go into another Brewton family I thought I would share with you who do not belong to the Escambia County Historical Society this bit of information that was in their last month's newsletter. Since it is about the Brewton name, I thought you might be interested.
Brewton and the Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg
This fascinating piece of information on the early history of Brewton and the name "Brewton," is contributed by Ann Biggs-Williams. The background is that Jacob Lowrey in preparing material for the incident depicted in the Currier and Ives lithograph (an incident that took place near Fort Crawford), found a loose paper entitled "Ft. Crawford Again," written by a J. E. Garrett. The clipping (found in the lateral vertical file for Escambia County at the Alabama Department of Archives and History), does not name a newspaper or a date. Jacob sent Ann a copy of the clipping.
The following is from the clipping: