An American Family History

Crispus Brewer

Essex County, Massachusetts was created on May 10, 1643 by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, when it ordered "that the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four sheires."

The name Crispus is Latin in origin and its meaning is crisp or curly. Crispin was the chief of the synagogue at Corinth.

Crispus (Cristover) Brewer was born between 1625 and 1630. His parents were probably not Daniel and Joanna Brewer as he was not mentioned in Daniel’s will. 

His wife was named Mary. Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on Crispus and Mary Brewer.

Children of Mary and
Crispus Brewer, Sr.
  • Crispus Brewer, Jr.
  • Sarah Brewer Graves
  • Mary Brewer Richards
  • Thomas Brewer
  • Elizabeth Brewer Lewis
  • Abigail Brewer Luscomb
  • He died between December 10, 1706, and February 10, 1706/07.  

    Old Style Calendar
    Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.

    English colonists from Salem were the first settlers in Lynn.