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  • ID: I07330
  • Name: Jesse Brimer
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 2 JAN 1759 in Rowan Co., NC
  • Death: 10 FEB 1814 in Hiwassee Garrison in Rhea Co., TN in the War of 1812 1
  • Note:
    Listed in the 1790 NC Census in Rutherford County, Morgan District, NC, p. 146, with 1 16+ male and 2 females (on the same page as his brother William).

    From http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/burke/deeds/grants01.txt:
    Burke County, NC - Deeds - North Carolina Land Grants, A-B
    BRIMER Jesse 1799 Land Grant #2564
    BRIMER Jesse 1799 Land Grant #2630

    Chestnut Hill: A Chronicle 1783-1986, Lena Maye Bush Ethier & Edward R. Walker III, pp 42-43: found on ancestry.com [under HENRY NEWMAN] "The Brimers moved to Sevier Co, TN in 1810; soon after some of them moved on into Jefferson Co., TN."

    From Jesse Brimer's Pension Application file:
    PG. 1

    ACT OF 12-160 WT 21254




    7TH INFY

    _?__ No. 1649 _?__ 189

    PG. 2
    Warrant No. 21254

    160 Acres

    WAR OF 1812.

    Act of Dec 24th, 1811 & January 10th, 1812

    Warrantee: William Brimer, Son & the other heirs of

    Soldier: Jesse Brimer Private

    Service: 7th Infantry

    Nature of Claim: Bounty Land Single

    PG. 3

    Land claim as a regular soldier dec'd.


    SEPT 15th 1818


    NO. 21254


    Locate the land in Illinois Territory

    Sept. 15th 1818

    [Signature mark X ] Eleanor Brimer Guardian
    [Signature mark X ] William McCarter
    [Signature mark X ] Abel McCarter

    Witness Pryorheal

    PG. 4

    44 /



    KNOW YE, That, in pursuance of the Acts of Congress appropriating and granting Land to the late Army of the United States, passed on and since the sixth day of May, 1812, William Brimer son & the other heirs at law of Jesse Brimer deceased having depostied in the General Land-Office a Warrant in their favor, numbered 21254 there is granted unto the said William Brimer son & the other heirs at law of Jesse Brimer deceased - late a private in Doherty's Company 7th Regiment of Infantry a certain Tract of Land, containing one hundred & Sixty acres being the South East of Section thirty five - of Township fifty Seven North - in Range twenty one West - in the Tract appropriated (by the Acts aforesaid) for Military Bounties, in the Territory of Missouri North.

    TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said quarter Section of Land, with the appurtenances thereof, unto the said William Brimer son & the other heirs at law of Jesse Brimer dec'd and to their heirs and assigns forever as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.

    IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have caused these Letters to be made patent, and the Seal of the General Land-Office to be hereunto affixed. Given under my Hand, at the City of Washington, this eighteenth day of May in the Year of our Lord on thousand eight hundred and Nineteen and of the Independence of the United States of America the forty-third

    By the President [ Signature appearing to be J M ]
    S Meigs Commissioner of the General Land-Office

    Number written at bottom of page: 1948354

    PG. 5

    Land Office
    Copy with Letter

    State of Tennessee
    Jefferson County
    At a court of pleas and quarter sessions now and holding for the county aforesaid at the court-house in Dandridge of said county on the second Monday fifteen of 1818, personally appears, in open county, Elizabeth Brimer, of full age, resident in said county and makes oath, the she was well acquainted with Jesse Brimer and his wife Eleanor; that she was not present when they were married; but she believes that they were married about twenty-nine years ago, that from about that time they lived together as man and wife, that they were known and confident by their neighbors to have been married and that the faith was not disputed by any person within her knowledge; that they had nine children, namely Rebecca, now intermarried with James McDaniel, about twenty-eight years old, Sally, about twenty-six years old, now intermarried with William McCarter, Nancy, about twenty-two years old, now intermarried with Abel McCarter, Ruth, about twenty years old, now intermarried with Hezekiah Reneau, Margaret, about eighteen years old, William, about sixteen years old, Sabra about thirteen yeas old, Elizabeth about ten years old, and John about eight years old, all of whem were born in lawful wedlock according to the law of this country and belief and the reputation of this country; that she has been informed and believes that said Jesse Brimer enlisted as a regular soldier and died in the service, that he was a citizen of Jefferson County aforementioned when he enlisted and that his wife, who is yet a widow, has been a resident in the same one since.

    Sworn to in open court
    this 15th of Sept. 1818
    for Hamilton Noble

    Elizabeth (x her mark) Brimer

    PG. 6-7

    In open court as above, personally appears James Doherty, of full age, late a major of the 28th regiment of infantry of the United States and maketh oath, that Jesse Brimer enlisted as a regular soldier of the 7th regiment sometime in the month of May or June 1813. From that time for five years, and that he died while in the service of the United States and in said enlistment at Highwassee Garrison on the 11th day of February 1814; that said Jesse was enlisted at Dandridge in said Jefferson County by myself, then a captain of the 7th regiment; and that by the laws of the State of Tennessee, the children of the said Jesse, born in lawful wedlock are his legitimate heirs at law; and that he has reasons to believe the statements in the preceding affidavit to be correct and no reason to believe the contrary.

    Sworn to in open court
    this 15th of September 1818
    for Hamilton Noble

    Jas Doherty

    State of Tennessee
    Jefferson County

    George Doherty, William Line, Benjamin Thornburgh, and John McFarland

    Justices of the court for this county aforesaid and now sitting as Judges of the county aforesaid, do certify, that from this proceding's affidavits and other means we are satisfied that the facts stated in said affidavits are true, and that the above named children of the said Jesse Brimer are his legitimate heirs at law, according to the laws of the Sate of Tennessee aforesaid.

    September 15th 1818

    Geo. Doherty
    William Line
    Benj. Thornburgh
    John McFarland

    State of Tennessee
    Jefferson County

    September Session 1818

    Be it rememberd that at the session aforesaid of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the county aforesaid, Jesse is shown on the 1790 census as living in Rutherford County, Morgan District, North Carolina.

    Eleanor Brimer was by said county appointed guardian of Margaret, William, Elizabeth, Sabra and John Brimer, minors and heirs at Law of Jesse Brimer former husband of the said Eleanor; and said Eleanor gave bond and testimony according to law.

    In testimony whereof, I Joseph Hamilton by my Deputy Jeseph Mamilton, Jr., clerk of said county have formally set my name and private seal having no seal of office, at office Dandridge this 15th day of September 1818.

    Joseph Hamilton, Clerk
    By his Dep Jos Hamilton Jr.

    State of Tennessee
    Jefferson County

    I, Joseph Hamilton, clerk of this county of pleas and quarter sessions for the county aforesaid, do certify that George Doherty, William, Line, Benj. Thornburgh, and John McFarland, whose names are signed by themselves above are acting Justices of the ? for the county and court aforesid, and that the same is a county of record.

    In testmony whereof, I have signed with my hand and my seal, there being no seal of office, at Office in Dandridge this 15 day of Sept. 1818.

    Jos. Hamilton, Clerk
    By his Dep Jos. Hamilton, Jr.

    PG. 8

    Inspector Generals Office
    May 7th 1819

    I certify that it appears from the muster rolls of Captain Doherty's Company 7th Infantry that Jesse Brimer a Private of said company enlisted June 14th 1813 for 5 years and died Feby 10th 1814 in the service of the United States.

    D. Parker

    Nathaniel Cutting, Esq.

    Father: Benjamin Brimer b: ABT 1733 in NC
    Mother: Rebecca Will b: in NC?

    Marriage 1 Eleanor b: AFT 1768 in NC
    • Married: 1789 in NC 1
    1. Has No Children Rebecca Brimer b: 1790 in NC
    2. Has Children Sally Brimer b: 1791 in NC
    3. Has Children Nancy Brimer b: 1793 in Morgan Dist., Rutherford, NC
    4. Has Children Ruth Brimer b: 1796 in NC
    5. Has No Children Margaret Brimer b: 1800 in NC
    6. Has No Children William Brimer b: 1802 in NC
    7. Has No Children Mary "Sabra" Brimer b: 1805 in TN
    8. Has No Children Elizabeth Brimer b: 1808 in TN
    9. Has No Children John Brimer b: 1810 in TN

    1. Title: Jesse's pension application
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