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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Petition of Ann Brewer

File No. 41 from Abstracts of Early Monmouth County Court Paper, Part II, the petition of Ann Brewer is now online.

No. 41, Petition of Ann Brewer

This document is from the April 1810 term of the Monmouth County Orphans Court, and is found in Book D. Here, Ann Brewer, the widow of David Brewer, is petitioning to be made the guardian of her children, John Brewer, Ann Brewer and Lydia Brewer, all under the age of 14 years.

Ann Brewer, is Ann Morris, who married David Brewer on 5 March 1782. She can be found on the 1840 U. S. census at Howell, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, enumerated as the head of a household as Ann Brewer. She was deceased by April 1845, as stated by her daughter, Elizabeth, the wife of Annamiah Gifford. Her husband, David Brewer, had died in August or September of 1804. David Brewer is a great-great-grandson of Adam Brouwer of Gowanus, Long Island. There are a number of documents in this set that related to the family of David Brewer. In that light, here is a family group sheet for David Brewer's family.

David Brewer & Ann Morris Family Group Sheet


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