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The Bruton/Brewton Surname Project


A group of Bruton/Brewton family researchers is collaborating on this DNA study with four objectives:? First, we aim to determine if six colonial Carolina Bruton families were related. The earliest known family members of these six families were: (1) Miles Brewton (1675-1745) of Barbados & Charles Town, SC;(2) David Bruton (ca. 1740-1816) of Spartanburgh District, SC;(3) George Bruton (ca. 1744-1811) of Anson/Montgomery Co., NC;(4) George Brewton (1747-1815) of Spartanburgh Dist., SC; &(5) Nathan Bruton/Brewton (ca. 1762-1855) of Dobbs Co., NC, & Bulloch Co. GA. (6) Samuel Bruton (ca. 1772-1844) of Horry District, SC.? Second, we aim to verify that other early Brutons/Brewtons in the southeastern United States believed to be related to any of the six colonial families are in fact related. These include:(1) Joseph Bruton (ca. 1735 - ca. 1811) of Craven & Lenoir Cos., NC;(2) James Brewton (ca. 1745 - ca. 1816) of Madison Co., AL;(3) John Bruton (ca. 1747 - aft. 1820) of Craven Co., NC, & Early Co., GA;(4) George Bruton (1755-60 - 1817-20) of Barnwell Dist., SC;(5) Benjamin Bruton (1761-1842) of Dobbs Co., NC, & Sumter Co., AL;(6) Col. Simon Bruton (1761-1823) of Dobbs/Lenoir Co., NC;(7) Joseph Brewton (ca. 1768-1858) of Dobbs Co., NC, & Escambia Co., AL &(8) Benjamin Bruton (ca. 1769-1863) of Dobbs Co., NC, & Conecuh Co., AL;? Third, we aim to assist Bruton/Brewton researchers who have been unable to trace their families back to the colonial era to establish to which, if any, of the early families they relate. ? Fourth, we aim to have Brutons/Brewtons participate whose families lived in other parts of the United States and the world, to establish the migration patterns of the Carolina Bruton families and to identify their European origins. We especially seek the participation of any Bruton descendants from the Bruton families of Gloucestershire, England.



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Brewton, Bruton

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