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MONOLOGUE: Adolph Dial, Brewington Geneology
DATE: September 6, 1971 pwh
D: On Saturday night, there was a rock-and-roll festival, September 4 and
September 5. There was no festivities duringthe morning hours. People
went to their respective churches. And in the afternoon, there was
a big scene going on. Also in the afternoon, I visited some of the
homes in the community, and one of the most interesting homes was
the home, the old Rayeford Brewington home. Near this house, which
was being used asa barn, pegs were used to put the logs together,
but more interesting was the meat, the greasestains up in the
ceiling that showed where the meat was hid during the Civil War,
to keep the soldiers from finding it, and the meat, and the grease
had dripped, had greased the boards, and you could still see that,
even after a hundred years. To me this was very interesting. I
stopped over at Festus Brewington's, and since my wife is part
Brewington, I was rather interested in some geneology that he had,
and this enabled me to take my daughter to the ninth generation. My
daughter is named Mary Doris,Dial, her mother is Ruth Jones, her
father is Miles Stanford Jones, and his mother is Macy Ann Brewington.
MacyAnn, by the.way, was'born in 1870. And her father was Hardy
Brewington, andhLs father was Rayeford Brewington, and Rayeford '
Brewington, according to what I have here was born in 1775, and his
father was Simon Brewington, and I understand that Simon Brewington
took the name of his wife's name when they married, Hannah. And Simon
Brewington's father was Nathan Brewington, or really, Simon Brewington
married Hannah, and she was, Simon married Hannah, and Hannahfwas a
Brewington, so he took her name, and then Hannahts father was Nathan
Brewington, and Nathan's father was William Brewington, Bill Brewington.
That's nine generations, my daughter Mary Doris, Ruth, Miles, Macy
Ann Brewington, Hardy Brewington, Rayeford Brewington, Hannah Brewington,
Nathan Brewington, William Brewington. Just when William lived, it's
a little difficult to say, but I think there is maybe a good possibility
that he lived in the late 1600's. Macy Ann living in 1870, well Hardy
could have easily lived, hard to say, but at least before 1850, maybe
'40, and Rayeford, it appears lived around 1775, the date I have here.
And then going back, to at least just a generation there would have
been before 1770. I can see why, I can easily see that William
Brewington may very well have lived in the 1600's. In the Indian
movement, in Sampson County, I find as it is in Robeson, not everybody
not all the Indians are with Mr. J.D. Brewington and his endeavor. He
works very hard, but he faces a certain amount of opposition. Youtd
think it would be fine, if all of them would join in. Pretty hard
to understand, they never will be white, so why not really be good
Indians, and... I think too, that there's always a threat. So many
people live under threats. They aren't self-determined. They don't
always do maybe what they would like to do. They are afraid of theik
jobs, and so forth. And of course, the white man usually feel when
groups organizing, and they are working together, and so forth, that
although they may be working together, just having one grand Indian
Day, there's a possibility of some unity in voting, and of course,
no white man wants to give away political power. He wants to keep that.
I might say that r man wants to give up political power. Power is
always it's never given, and I think that this
is pretty well true. After I returned from Sampson County yesterday,
I met at the Robeson County Church and Community Center with a group
of Indians, and ie black man, who heads the Black Caucus, and he
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