Christopher Brewer v. Abraham Jefferson

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Christopher Brewer v. Abraham Jefferson
Case Date: 
1874
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Child Custody

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Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
0
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The issue is paternity. Two men claim to be the father of an orphan child, Brewer insisting that the mother, Florida Mason, told him on her death bed that he is the father, and he wants to adopt her and make her legitimate. Jefferson insists someone named York Cooper is the father, and Cooper wants Jefferson to continue caring for the child.