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Friday, April 4, 2014

Petition of Elazerus Brewer

File no. 47 from Abstracts of Early Monmouth County Court Papers, Part II, is a petition from Elazerus Brewer.

No. 47, Petition of Elazerus Brewer

In this petition which is dated 10 January 1810, Elazerus finds himself in the Monmouth County "Goal" (jail) because of unpaid debts. Elazerus claims that he does not have the funds to pay his debts but is willing to appropriate property he owns to satisfy the debtors. A previous petition dated three years earlier, 30 April 1807, included an inventory of property.

Elazerus Brewer has been covered in earlier posts, and has mentioned previously, descendants claimed that he died in 1820, in Ontario, Canada. There is other evidence to suggest that he went there, and he may well have gone to Canada because of his financial troubles in Monmouth County.

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