Brimer/Russell  Family
Germany, SC, NC, TN, VA Line of Hans to Cora Brimer

William S. Brimer & Descendants

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All information is as accurate as we can make it at this point in time, but mistakes do occur, for which we welcome your corrections, questions, suggestions, and updated information.  Our goal is to continue to make these web pages interesting and accurate a portrayal of this line of Brimers as we can.

Hans Michael Jurig Brimer
 Benjamin Brimer


William S. Brimer

 John Stewart

 Stephen R.

 Paul Tinsley Brimer

 GENERATION #4   William S. Brimer of NC/TN
Hans' GGrandson and Benjamin's Grandson and William's Son
Born 1795 (NC); Died 1883 (MO)
Husband of 1) Hannah Venable 2) Polly South 3) Molly Finley

1795:  MIKE's LINE:  William and Elizabeth Elgin Brimer's son William S. Brimer, Hans' ggrandson, born 1795 in Haywood County, NC. Note: Son William Brimer has a middle initial of "S" while the father did not.   William S. would grow up to become a farmer.

1810:  Family, including William S. Brimer moved to Sevier County, TN.

1820-1823:  William S. Brimer moved to Pike/Linn County MO area between 1820 and 1823, ostensibly to be near his deceased Uncle Jesse's family.

1824 11 Nov:  Married Hannah Venable in Pike County, MO. They would have 2 children: Sarah H. and an infant who apparently died at birth.  Service performed by John Jordan, JP.  Marriage source: http://www.looktothepast.com/pikecountymarriages04.html

1826:  Hannah and William S. Brimer's first child, Sarah A. was born.  She would grow up to marry James A. Pickens on 23 March 1843.

1828 Est:  Infant born to Hannah and William S. Brimer.  No further information.  Is it possible Hannah and the infant died at or soon after childbirth, likely leaving William S. a widower with one living daughter?

1829 Jan. 15:  Married Mrs. Polly South in Pike County, MO by M. J. Noyes .  They would have 3 children: John Stewart, Mary Ann and Laura.

Missouri Marriages Before 1840:

1829 Sept. 30: MIKE's LINE:  John Stewart Brimer was born to Polly and William S. Brimer in Missouri.  John would die Jan. 1893 and be buried in the Old Grassy Creek Cemetery in Pike County, MO.  His wives would be 1) Mary Ann Sparks 29 July 1858; 2)  Susan L. Sparks 6 July 1874. SEE:  John Stewart Brimer

1830 Sept:  Daughter Mary Ann Brimer was born to Polly and William S.  Mary Ann would grow to marry Marshall B. Eoff on 16 March 1851 (born 1827 MO). 

From findagrave Marshall Brown Eoff: "On September 26, 1863, Marshall B. Eoff of White River was transferred to the Invalid Corps by Special Order No. 312. He had enlisted at Muskegon into Co. C. on August 13, 1862, at the age of 36. He survived the war and was discharged at Fort Monroe, Virginia, on September 15, 1865, where Lt. Colonel Nathan Church and Major Charles Grisson of the 26th Michigan had been assigned under the command of General Nelson Miles for the confinement of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Marshall Brown Eoff had been raised in Missouri and married Mary A. Brimer in 1851. After the war he married Nancy Jane Rushton and they had two children. He farmed in Amber Twp. and died at Fountain Mason County, Michigan, on April 16, 1892. He is buried in the Rickey Cemetery in Mason County.

Additional info on Marshall Eoff and Mary Ann Brimer follows: "Marshall Brown Eoff was the son of Peter Eoff and Lucy Kelly, natives of Kentucky and Virginia respectively. He was raised in St Louis County, Missouri on his father's farm. He was the oldest of eleven children and had brothers William A Eoff, Peter W Eoff, Henry W Eoff and Edward Etson Eoff. His sisters were Julianna (Eoff) Miller, Lucy Ann (Eoff) Steele, Martha Ann (Eoff) Beard, Maria Ann (Eoff) Noell, Catherine Ann "Cassie" (Eoff) McCullough and Emily Isabelle (Eoff) Sturdy.

"Marshall's first marriage was to Mary A Brimer March 18, 1851 Pike County, Missouri (div). Shortly after 1860 Marshall moved to Mason County Michigan and there married Nancy Jane Rushton January 1, 1868. They were the parents of Lucinda (Eoff) (Genson) Manchester and Henry Eoff.

"Marshall made his livelihood as a farmer in Mason County Michigan. He was a Civil War veteran. He served in the Union Army being mustered in in Muskegon, Michigan September 15, 1862 as a Private in Company C 26th Regiment of Infantry. On September 1, 1863 he was transferred into the Invalid Corp and was mustered out in W. Alexandria, Virginia June 4, 1865." 

1835:    William S. Brimer signs a deed on 6 November selling his share of a portion of his late father's property to his brothers John and Vineyard.

1836: Daughter Laura Brimer was born to Polly and William S.  Laura would grow up to marry John Myers 1851.

1838 April 5:  Married Lavinia (“Molly”) Finley in Pike County, MO.  They would have 8 children: Margaret H., Minerva Elizabeth, William Thomas, Martha, Samuel, Alexander "Alex" Hamilton, Susan A. and Charles/ Chesley.

1839: William S. Brimer obtains 80 acres in Buffalo Township on April 1st (recorded at Palmyra, MO.   PROPERTY OWNERSHIP OF WILLIAM S. BRIMER (2 SEPARATE PROPERTIES):
1) The northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 35, T54N R2W. (see document below GPS Coordinates)
2) The northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of Section 33, T54N R2W; being 80 acres subject to sale at Palmyra, Missouri.

GPS Coordinates per Mike Brimer: 
Center of Section 33 T54N R2W is: 39.4442385N / 91.1230717W
Center of actual property described as NW ¼ of NE ¼ Section 33 is: /
Center of Section 35 T54N R2W is: 39.4091799N / 91.0904422W
Center of actual property described as NE ¼ of SW ¼ of Section 35 is: /
Nearest town to properties: Vera, Missouri

1840:    Daughter Margaret H. Brimer born to William S. and Lavinia Brimer.

    Daughter Minerva Elizabeth (or Elizabeth Minerva)  born on 27 July.  Married Hendly Kissinger Mulherin; Hendly died 12 Nov 1917.  They had 10 children.  She passed away 9 Dec 1916 in Hurricane, Lincoln, Missouri.

1842:    Son William "Will" Thomas Brimer born on 24 October in Pike County, MO.  Died 29 October 1919 in Retsil, Kitsap, Washington.
Death Certificate of Wm. T.Brimer (rather than as listed Wm. P. Brimer  



                                                            Land Grant  of Wm. T.Brimer  

                Will married Mary Alice Brandon: 

                Misc. pension documents for Will and Alice Brimer

Will worked as a farmer until 5 September 1861 when he enlisted as a private in Company D, 5th Missouri Infantry at Louisiana, Missouri.  He caught the measles and an infection of his eyes which he was treated for on 5 January 1862 at the regimental hospital.  He was honorably discharged on 5 February 1862. He reenlisted on 28 May 1863 in Company I, 49th Infantry, Missouri Volunteers. On 1 April 1865 he received an injury to his right ear at the Spanish Fort, Baldwin, Alabama. He was discharged on 2 August 1865 at Bengton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri.

Alice Brimer's gravestone:

1844:    Daughter Martha Brimer born

1849:    Son Samuel Brimer born.

1850 Census For Pike/Buffalo/MO:  William S. is now 55 and farms/rents.  His wife is Lavinia "Molly" Finley Brimer and she is but 36.  She was born in KY.  Children living with them, all having been born in MO, are: Laura 14; Margaret 10; Elizabeth 8; William 7; Samuel 1; John 20 is with (wife?) Mary Ann 19; Martha 6. 

1853:    Son Alexander Hamilton is born on 19 February.

Here is the death cert for Alex Hamilton Brimer, widower, who died of an infection of a corn!  è

1855:    Daughter Susan A. is born

1866:    Son Chesley (Charles) Brimer is born. 
Per 1870 Census for Buffalo, Pike County, MO:

1880 Census: Cuivre, Pike County, MO Dist 136; 8
This is a very interesting census because it says that William S. Brimer is 85 and the "grandfather" although he is the father of John Stewart Brimer.  It also states that William S. was born in NC, but his father was born in Ireland and his mother in Pennsylvania. The children in the home are James, John E., Frank, Samuel P., Stephen (?), all born in Missouri.


1883 March 17:  William S. Brimer, age 88, dies on St. Patrick's Day at the home of his son, John Stewart Brimer at McCune Station, Missouri (MO), north of Bowling Green in Pike County. William S. lived with his son John prior to his death.  He is buried in Pike County, MO.





1893 Aug 30: Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 Record for John S Brimer, appears to have been filed by Susan L. Brimer (2nd wife) in 1893. 

NAVIGATION - Click on the following buttons to go to a selected generation of this Brimer lineage: 

OUR LINE:  TO GEN. #1:  Hans Brimer Immigrant

OUR LINE:  TO GEN. #2:  Benjamin Brimer (m. Rebecca Will) Hans' Son

OUR LINE:  TO GEN. #3:  William BrimerTwin (m. Eliz. Elgin) Hans' Grandson 
                                               Wm Brimer Kids Children of Wm & Eliz. Elgin Brimer

   TO GEN. #3:  Jesse BrimerTwin (m. Eleanor) Hans'Grandson

   TO GEN. #3:  Joseph BrimerBrother of William & Jesse Brimer; m. Celia Heard; Hans' Grandson

OUR LINE:  TO GEN. #4:  John & Sally Brimer Includes:
    OUR LINE: GEN. #4  John Brimer and Sally Parrott(e) of TN - Hans' GGrandson 
    OUR LINE: GEN. #5  Vineyard Rhoten "Rip" Brimer & Rhoda Miller of  TN - Hans' GGGrandson 
    OUR LINE: GEN. #6  George Washington Brimer & Emmaline Mount of TN - Hans' 4th GGrandson 
    OUR LINE: GEN. #7  Cora Eliza Brimer & John Wesley Russell of TN -  Hans' 5th GGranddaughter         

MIKE's LINE: TO GEN. #4: William S. Brimer  Hans' GGrandson
MIKE's LINE: GEN. #5  John Stewart BrimerJohn Stewart Brimer & Sparks Sisters of MO - Hans' GGGrandson 
 GEN. #6  
Stephen R. Brimer Stephen R. Brimer & Willa Angelina Inlow of MO - Hans' GGGGrandson 
 GEN. #7  Paul Tinsley BrimerPaul T. Brimer and Darlene Daniel of MO - Hans' GGGGGrandson


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Past contributors: Updated/corrected 10/26/10 (My thanks to "Shirley" for correcting a major error in the early years of this line. )

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