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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Orphans Court Record of 1812

File no. 33 in Abstracts of Early Monmouth County Court Papers, Part II, is a record from the July 1812 term of the Monmouth County Orphans Court. It is found in Book D of the Monmouth County Orphan Court Records. The Orphans Court records have been filmed and digital images are now available online through the Family History Library. Please note that there is an error in the abstracted version that is online. The name of John Brewer's widow is Miriam, not Martha.

No. 33 Brewer Orphans Court 1812

This record pertains to the family of John Brewer, born about 1761, son of William Brewer and Sarah Allen. John married Miriam Allen who was born 27 March 1761, and was a daughter of Joseph Allen and Hannah Lippincott. John Brewer wrote is will 6 December 1811, and in it he names his wife and seven children. Of those seven, Miriam Brewer, the widow of John Brewer, petitions the Orphans Court to be appointed as guardian for three, namely, William, Margaret, and Mary. They were the three youngest children and were born between 1798 and 1804. John Brewer's will was proved 5 January 1812 in Monmouth County.

Some research on descendants of John Brewer and Miriam Allen, along with source citations, can be found on the Brouwer Genealogy Database website.

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