Theodorus W. Brevard

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Theodorus W. Brevard
Florida Comptroller
In office
April 3, 1851 – November 27, 1854
Preceded by John Beard
Succeeded by James T. Archer
In office
January 24, 1855 – December 14, 1860
Preceded by James T. Archer
Succeeded by Robert C. Williams
Personal details
Born September 24, 1804[1][2]
North Carolina
Died 1877[2]
Lincoln City, North Carolina
Resting place Machpelah Presbyterian Church Cemetery,
Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina[2]
Spouse(s) Caroline Elizabeth Mays (m. April 26, 1831; Columbia, South Carolina)[3]
Children Theodore W. Brevard, Jr., Ephraim, Sam, Robert
Occupation lawyer, judge[4]

Theodorus Washington Brevard (September 24, 1804 – 1877) was a Florida settler, who served as Florida Comptroller for nearly ten years from April 3, 1851 to November 27, 1854 and from January 24, 1855 to December 14, 1860. He is the namesake of Brevard County, Florida.[4][5]

He was the son of Alexander Brevard (b. 1755) an officer in the Continental Army and Rebecca Davidson. He married Caroline Elizabeth Mays, and was the father of Theodore W. Brevard, Jr.[4]

He settled in Tallahassee, Florida in 1847.[4]


  1. ^ "United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 Feb 2014), Theodore Brevard, Leon county, Leon, Florida, United States; citing dwelling , family 425, NARA microfilm publication , roll
  2. ^ a b c Find A Grave
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b c d Brevard County: A History to 1955
  5. ^ Publications of the Florida Historical Society, Volumes 1-2