Rev. P. H. Brewster.

 
The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
December 8, 1898 Page 1:
 
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Rev. P. H. Brewster.

Well Known Ex Cartersvillian Dies At Piedmont, Ala.

Rev. P. H. Bewster, who was a citizen of Cartersville about 25 years ago, and is well remembered by many of our older residents, died at his home, at Piedmont, Ala., on the 26th of November. He edited and published while here the Standard and Express, and later the Cartersville Sentinel.

In the Piedmont Inquirer M. T. Moody writes of the deceased, from which we extract the following:

“Rev. P. H. Brewster was born in Gwinnett county, Georgia, on the 29th day of August, 1829. He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Susan M. Grisham of Cherokee county, Georgia, who bore him six children, only two of whom are now living. His second wife, to whom he was married January 3d, 1865, was Miss Pauline Law, of Gainesville, Ga., who bore him eight children, of whom six are now living.

“Bro. Brewster lived in Georgia until the fall 1879, when he removed to his plantation near Piedmont, Ala. In 1883, he built a comfortable home in Piedmont and settled there in order to give his children the benefit of the better educational facilities afforded by the town. Bro. Brewster was a man of extensive information. As a writer he was forcible and vigorous, and when in the mood, his sarcasm was keen and incisive. Soon after the close of the war between the states, he bought and edited the Cherokee North Georgian at Canton, for several years. It was during his residence at this place that he ably represented his county in the legislature. A few years afterwards, he removed to Cartersville and edited the Standard, a newspaper published in that town. It was during the great political battles of the seventies that he exerted a broad influence on the politics of his section. As editor of the Standard, he made his influence felt in north Georgia Politics. [Article continues discussing his affiliation with the Methodist Church as a Local Preacher.]

 

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