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William Drew

Male Abt 1798 - 1853  (~ 55 years)


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Generation: 1

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

    Notes:

    He was a master mariner.

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

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

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Isaac Drew was born Jun 1748, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of Samuel Drew and Faith Petersen); died 3 Nov 1835, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried , 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 vessell. He commanded this vessel for five months, then the public sloop Defiance for another five months.

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


  2. 3.  Welthea Bradford was born 15 Nov 1757, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of Samuel Bradford and Grace Ring); died 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 Abt 1798, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 12 Jan 1853, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

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

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


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

  3. 6.  Samuel Bradford was born 2 Jan 1730, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of Gamaliel Bradford and Abigail Bartlett); died 17 Feb 1777, 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 1 Nov 1749, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Grace (daughter of Samuel Ring and Ruth Sylvester) was born 6 Apr 1730, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 20 Sep 1793, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


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


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Drew was born , Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of William Drew); died , Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 4. Samuel Drew was born Aug 1713, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 1800, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

  2. 10.  Isaac Petersen was born Abt 1678, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of John Petersen and Mary Soule); died Bef 27 Jan 1742.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1740, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts

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


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

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

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


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

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1702

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

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

    Other Events:

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

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


  7. 15.  Ruth Sylvester was born 26 Jun 1701, 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

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