Tombstone Tuesday–Winfield Scott Brewster

BREWSTER, Winfield Scott, Effie Jane, Charles Augustus; Kessler/Liberty Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio

This is the tombstone of Winfield Scott Brewster, his wife Effie Jane (Searight) Brewster, and their son Charles Augustus Brewster.  The tombstone is located in row 7 of Kessler Cemetery (aka Liberty Cemetery) in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The flat marker is inscribed BREWSTER, Winfield Scott, 1847-1926, Effie Jane, 1856-1928, and Charles Agustus, 1884-1951.

Winfield Scott Brewster was born 17 November 1847 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, the fifth child of Jackson and Mary Ann (Martin) Brewster. He was the brother of my great-great-grandfather, Daniel Brewster. Winfield died 3 November 1926 in Adams County, Indiana. He married Effie Jane Searight on 16 December 1877 in Hardin County, Ohio. Effie was born on 21 October 1856 in Ohio and died 24 March 1928. Their son, Charles Augustus Brewster, was born 1 February 1884 in Adams County, Indiana, and died in May 1951. Charles never married.

Winfield and Effie Brewster had the following children: Charles Augustus (1884-1851), John William, (1885-1968), Isaac, (1888-1907), Jacob Edward (1890-1976), Emma Virena (1897-1963), and Andrew Theodore (1901-1940). John William Brewster is also buried in Kessler Cemetery.

Winfield Scott Brewster (1847-1926)

According to the 1900 US census, Jefferson Township, Adams County, Indiana, Effie had given birth to eleven children but only five were living. Winfield was a day laborer according to the same census.


    • martha liby steury on September 6, 2011 at 6:30 pm
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    appreciate your research so much,especially the pictures –some which I have never seen

    1. Thank you! I’m glad the information is helpful. I enjoy the research and collecting those old photos. I’ll keep posting photos as I get them.

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