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The death certificate was found for Isam Brewer and the birth and death dates differ greatly from what is on the gravestone. I know this is the correct Isam Brewer because the informant for the certificate is my great-grandfather. Here are the dates from the death certificate:
Birth: April 13, 1848 - North Carolina
Death: April 13, 1929 - Holston, Washington, Virginia
Burial: April 14, 1929
I trust the death and burial dates, but the birth date is probably an approximation. No census, or other, records support a definite birth date. Many of the needed information is simply not available. I added the death certificate to the "Isam" Brewer Find-a-Grave memorial. I would like to see the obituary also. Thanks.