Brewingtons are cornerstone to many groups of color in eastern North Carolina.  Like the other old free-person-of-color families, they were in place before the Revolutionary War, and participated in it alongside their English & Scottish neighbors.

The Brewingtons ‘bucked the trend’.  It appears that instead of migrating southward from colonial Virginia like the other FPOC, the Brewingtons migrated up from South Carolina.

This is their story.

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