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William Drew

Male Abt 1798 - 1853  (~ 55 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William Drew was born about 1798 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of Isaac Drew and Welthea Bradford); died on 12 Jan 1853 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He was a master mariner.

    William married Caroline Cleapor about 1814. Caroline (daughter of Charles Cleapor) was born about 1803 in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina; died on 1 Jul 1854 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Edwin Drew was born on 21 Aug 1839 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 17 Feb 1908 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Isaac Drew was born in Jun 1748 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of Samuel Drew and Faith Petersen); died on 3 Nov 1835 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Mayflower Cemetery, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 2 Nov 1835, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    According to his wife's 1838 pension application, he first joined the army at Cambridge during the siege of Boston in August 1775, serving about a month "in a company commanded by one Captain Pearley." Upon being discharged "he enlisted with Capt Coit in the continental schooner, called as he thinks the Harrison, fitted out by orders of Gen Washington. He was carpenter of the vessel at ten dollars per month and two shares of prize money. While cruising they had a fight with an enemy's brig off Plymouth. The vessel was dismasted and towed into Cape Ann where she remained all winter undergoing repairs under said Drew's directions as carpenter of the vessel. Before he was discharged Capt Dyer took command of the vessel and had a short cruise. This whole service was about seven months, during which time he had a furlough and served a few days as a volunteer in the erection of the forts on Dorchester heights."

    Not long afterwards he spent a week as a carpenter assisting the construction of the brig Independence under the command of Captain Simeon Sampson. Re-enlisting in July 1776, in Captain James Harlow's company, Colonel Carey's Massachusetts regiment, he marched to New York, was transferred to Captain Ayers's Company, Colonel Brewer'd Regiment of Mechanics, and was discharged in Jan 1777.

    On 4 Feb 1778 he received sailing orders from the Board of War (Colonel David, agent), giving him command of a galley, the Lady Washington, an armed public vessel. He commanded this vessel for five months, then the public sloop Defiance for another five months.

    Isaac married Welthea Bradford on 1 Oct 1781 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Welthea (daughter of Samuel Bradford and Grace Ring) was born on 15 Nov 1757 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 8 Jun 1846. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Welthea Bradford was born on 15 Nov 1757 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of Samuel Bradford and Grace Ring); died on 8 Jun 1846.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Mar 1841, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York

    Notes:

    If she died in Poughkeepsie as asserted in the Stephen Hopkins Mayflower Families through Five Generations book, she must have removed there very late in life, as the records of her pension application state that she personally appeared before the Plymouth probate judge, calling herself "a resident of Duxbury" (and "aged Eighty years") in Aug 1838.

    A typewritten letter from one Winfield Scott, Commissioner of the "Rev. & 1812 Wars Section" of the Federal pension office, to Mary C. Fraprie of Beacon Street, Brookline, Massachusetts, dated 16 Oct 1928, narrates Isaac Drew's service in the Revolution in some detail, and ends with the note that Isaac Drew's wife Welthea Bradford -- who, the letter notes, he married "October 1, 1781", agreeing with the other genealogical sources cited here -- was "allowed pension on her application executed August 16, 1838, while a resident of Duxbury, Massachusetts, aged eighty years. She died June 8, 1846." Which is entirely different from the information given in the Hopkins Mayflower Families book.

    The Mayflower Families books use the much-complained-about "giant block of citations" model, in which it can be very difficult to determine which cited source or authority attaches to which stated fact. Failing a specific reason to believe that Welthea Bradford died in Poughkeepsie -- or in 1841, as asserted by Ruth Gardiner Hall -- we're inclined to believe Commissioner Scott's report that she died 8 June 1846, even if he was writing over eighty years later. For the simple reason that pension offices are strongly motivated to accurately know when their beneficiaries have died and no longer require further applications of public funds.

    Children:
    1. 1. William Drew was born about 1798 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 12 Jan 1853 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Samuel Drew was born in Aug 1713 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of Samuel Drew and Lydia); died in 1800 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Samuel married Faith Petersen on 17 Dec 1746 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Faith Petersen (daughter of Isaac Petersen and Mary Hobart).
    Children:
    1. 2. Isaac Drew was born in Jun 1748 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 3 Nov 1835 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Mayflower Cemetery, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Samuel Bradford was born on 2 Jan 1730 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of Gamaliel Bradford and Abigail Bartlett); died on 17 Feb 1777 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "[O]ne of the Committee of Correspondence in the early part of the Revolution. He raised and commanded a company in Col. Cotton's regiment. By over exertion in the battles of Trenton and Princeton, his health became so impaired that he was compelled to return home, where he d. 17 Feb., 1777, ae. 47." ["A Genealogy of the Bradford Family", citation details below.]

    Samuel married Grace Ring on 1 Nov 1749 in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Grace (daughter of Samuel Ring and Ruth Sylvester) was born on 6 Apr 1730 in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 20 Sep 1793 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Grace Ring was born on 6 Apr 1730 in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of Samuel Ring and Ruth Sylvester); died on 20 Sep 1793 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 3. Welthea Bradford was born on 15 Nov 1757 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 8 Jun 1846.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Samuel Drew was born on 21 Feb 1678 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of John Drew and Hannah Churchill); died in 1739 in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Burying Ground, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 12 May 1738

    Notes:

    According to Margaret Harris Stover (citation details below), he died after 12 May 1738 when he was jailed for defaulting on his debts.

    Samuel married Lydia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Lydia
    Children:
    1. 4. Samuel Drew was born in Aug 1713 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died in 1800 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Isaac Petersen was born about 1678 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of John Petersen and Mary Soule); died before 27 Jan 1742.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1740, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Isaac married Mary Hobart on 10 Sep 1712 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Daniel Hobart and Elizabeth Warren) was born on 19 Aug 1686 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 22 Mar 1763 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Cemetery, South Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Mary Hobart was born on 19 Aug 1686 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of Daniel Hobart and Elizabeth Warren); died on 22 Mar 1763 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Cemetery, South Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1689
    • Alternate death: 3 Apr 1763, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. 5. Faith Petersen

  5. 12.  Gamaliel Bradford was born on 18 May 1704 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of Samuel Bradford and Hannah Rogers); died on 24 Apr 1778 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Cemetery, South Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Gamaliel married Abigail Bartlett on 30 Aug 1728 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Abigail (daughter of Benjamin Bartlett and Ruth Pabodie) was born about 4 May 1703 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 30 Aug 1776 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Cemetery, South Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Abigail Bartlett was born about 4 May 1703 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of Benjamin Bartlett and Ruth Pabodie); died on 30 Aug 1776 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Cemetery, South Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1702

    Children:
    1. 6. Samuel Bradford was born on 2 Jan 1730 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 17 Feb 1777 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  Samuel Ring was born on 12 Mar 1694 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of Eleazar Ring and Mary Shaw); died on 8 May 1768 in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 12 Mar 1693, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Samuel married Ruth Sylvester on 28 Jan 1725 in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Ruth (daughter of Israel Sylvester and Ruth Turner) was born on 26 Jun 1701 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died between 25 Dec 1770 and 17 Nov 1779. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Ruth Sylvester was born on 26 Jun 1701 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of Israel Sylvester and Ruth Turner); died between 25 Dec 1770 and 17 Nov 1779.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 26 Jun 1702, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    She was born before her parents' marriage. Her first husband, Francis Cooke (~1697-1724), was a descendant of Mayflower passengers Francis Cooke, Stephen Hopkins, and James Chilton.

    Children:
    1. 7. Grace Ring was born on 6 Apr 1730 in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 20 Sep 1793 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.