of South Carolina
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Michael Jurig Brimer
of South Carolina
1733: Hans Michael jurig Brimer's son Benjamin Brimer was born. Some evidence exists (not proven) that his middle name may have been Byrum. Some evidence exists (not proven) that a second son (Joseph) may also have been born to Hans Michael. Han's son, Benjamin Brimer, was born in either SC or PA likely.
1735: Hans Michael jurig Brimer and family journeyed from Philadelphia to newly established Orangeburg, where he was awarded a land grant of town Lot 170 plus 200 acres of farm land. See Hans Brimer webpage for more information on grants.
1736-1751: Benjamin grew up in Orangeburg. Evidence suggests that Benjamin moved to Rowan County NC in 1752.
1753: Benjamin married Rebecca Will in Rowan County. He is listed in the 1753 Census for Rowan County, NC and may have moved here and met Rebecca and married her, or may have married and then moved to NC. Benjamin and Rebecca had two known sons, twins William and Jesse (Jessie) born January 2, 1759; and possibly a son James or Joseph born 1760. Apparently also had two daughters, Nancy and Betsy Brimer.
1759: Tax records show Benjamin as a property owner in Rowan County.
1759, January 2: Benjamin and Rebecca's two known sons, twins William and Jesse (Jessie) born. Note: Other children are a possible son James or Joseph born 1760. Benjamin apparently also had at least two daughters - Nancy (who married a Maus) and Betty (who married William Leonard).
1765: Benjamin's father, Hans Brimer, died.
1772: Benjamin shown on Orange County, NC tax rolls as a property owner.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR: Son William Brimer served in the Revolutionary War.
1784: Son William Brimer married Elizabeth Elgin in Tennessee. It is possible that she is 1/2 Cherokee Indian.
1789: Son Jesse Brimer weds wife Eleanor.
1790 Census: Son Jesse Brimer lives in Rutherford County, Morgan District, NC.
1790 Census: Benjamin Brimer lives in Pendleton, SC with 1 free white female.
1791, July 2 LAND PURCHASE: Benjamin Brimer purchased 227.75 acres near Mountain Creek, Pendleton District, SC. Below is a very old map of the original "Pendleton District," with a black box drawn around the "Mountain Creek" area of Pendleton District to show the general area of the 227.75 acres Benjamin bought along the waters of Mountain Creek.
GPS Coordinates per Mike Brimer
1800 Census: Brimer still living in the Pendleton
District (census page 147), likely on his 227.75 acres. Listed are:
1803 June, Will Written: In June of 1803 Benjamin Brimer,
1803: Benjamin Brimer died in Anderson SC Sept 9, 1803 at age 70 in Pendleton District of SC.
1803 Sept 20 Benjamin Brimer's Will: Benjamin's will filed on this date in Will Book A, Page 38-39, in the Pendleton District, Anderson County, South Carolina (near what is now Lake Hartwell area of SC). Benjamin gives his wife "Rebecka" most of his property. He makes special bequests upon her decease to have the property divided into thirds with 1/3 to Jery (Jesse) Brimer, 1/3 to Nancy Maus and 1/3 to Bety Lenard (Betsy Leonard); $50 to Caty Gaber; 5 ?? to Rebacs Brimer, the Child of Sam.; 5 shillings to William Brimer, Polly Henry, Jas. (James) Brimer and Desire W. Lennard? Benjamin Brimer signed his X before I. L. Brook and Jonathan Watson.
1803: Widow Rebecca and a man named James or Joseph (likely Rebecca's son) apply to administer Benjamin Brimer's will instead of son-in-law William Leonard.
1803 November 10-13 Public Estate Sale: Benjamin Brimer's personal effects are sold to the public, netting $56.34.
1834, July 16th: Benjamin and Rebecca's son William dies.
NAVIGATION - Click on the following buttons to go to a selected generation of this Brimer lineage:
OUR LINE: TO GEN. #1: Immigrant
OUR LINE: TO GEN. #2: (m. Rebecca Will) Hans' Son
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GEN. #3: Twin
(m. Eliz. Elgin) Hans' Grandson
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GEN. #4: Hans'
1790 Census listing both a Benjamin and a Joseph
Brimer living in Pendleton SC
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