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Isaac Drew

Male 1748 - 1835  (~ 87 years)


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  • Name Isaac Drew  [1, 2
    Born Jun 1748  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 2 Nov 1835  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died 3 Nov 1835  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9
    Buried Mayflower Cemetery, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I20550  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of LDN
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2019 

    Father Samuel Drew,   b. Aug 1713, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1800, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Faith Petersen 
    Married 17 Dec 1746  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F12078  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Welthea Bradford,   b. 15 Nov 1757, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1846  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1781  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9, 11, 12, 13
    Children 
    +1. William Drew,   b. Abt 1798, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1853, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F12191  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2585] History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers by Justin Winsor. Boston: Crosby & Nichols, 1849.

    2. [S635] Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Volume 6, Third Edition, Family--Stephen Hopkins, by John D. Austin. Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2001.

    3. [S2576] A Genealogical Sketch of a Dover, N.H. Branch of the Leighton family by Walter Leatherbee Leighton. Newton Center, Massachussets, 1940., year and place only.

    4. [S2584] G. M. Fessenden, "A Genealogy of the Bradford Family." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 4:39, 4:233, 1850., place only.

    5. [S3424] Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, from the National Archives. On Fold3.com.

    6. [S3423] Descendants of Governor William Bradford (Through the First Seven Generations) by Ruth Gardiner Hall. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Bradford Family Compact, 1951., year only.

    7. [S1125] Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, by William Richard Cutter. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908., year and place only.

    8. [S2576] A Genealogical Sketch of a Dover, N.H. Branch of the Leighton family by Walter Leatherbee Leighton. Newton Center, Massachussets, 1940.

    9. [S3423] Descendants of Governor William Bradford (Through the First Seven Generations) by Ruth Gardiner Hall. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Bradford Family Compact, 1951.

    10. [S3426] The Petersen Family of Duxbury, Mass. by William Bradford Browne. Boston, 1916.

    11. [S3422] Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911.

    12. [S2576] A Genealogical Sketch of a Dover, N.H. Branch of the Leighton family by Walter Leatherbee Leighton. Newton Center, Massachussets, 1940., date only.

    13. [S1125] Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, by William Richard Cutter. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908., date only.