You left out the letters, an important detail. Please consider those eye glasses. From Walter's notes........Quote
Humphries Brewer → William Marchant Brewer → Helen Pattengill (née Brewer) → Walter’s mother → Walter M. Allen
Anyone who knows anything about the oral transmission of family legends knows how iffy this is.
Nell has some of Humphreys letters & Wm Brewets letters from England. Got them from her father Wm Marchant Brewer.