Sunset at Gowanus Bay

Sunset at Gowanus Bay
Sunset at Gowanus Bay, Henry Gritten, 1851

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Adam Brewer - Jacob Croxson Bond

On August 23, 1815, Adam Brewer of Howell, Monmouth Co., New Jersey signed a bond to Jacob Croxson of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, for the amount of "fifteen hundred forty five Dollars and fifty eight cents money of the United States of America." A digital image of the agreement can be found online here. This record was found and accessed at the Monmouth County Open Public Records Search System website. Use the drop down menu to select Common Pleas 1810-1817, and search using the surname Brewer. In doing so you will find nine case files to explore. This document was part of a case in which Jacob Croxson was suing Adam Brewer for payment on the bond he had signed.

The Adam Brewer here was most likely the Adam Brewer born ca. 1752, son of William Brewer and Sarah Allen. Jacob Croxson was a grandson of Jacob Brewer (b. probably between 1715 and 1720) who had purchased land in Shrewsbury in 1755. Jacob Croxson inherited that property and sold it in 1808 to Joel Lippincott. The two, Adam Brewer and Jacob Croxson, were distant cousins. More on both will be made available online with the next update of the Brouwer Genealogy Database.

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