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Grace Ring

Female 1730 - 1793  (63 years)


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Generation: 1

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

    Grace married Samuel Bradford 1 Nov 1749, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Samuel (son of Gamaliel Bradford and Abigail Bartlett) was born 2 Jan 1730, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 17 Feb 1777, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Welthea Bradford  Descendancy chart to this point was born 15 Nov 1757, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 8 Jun 1846.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Welthea Bradford Descendancy chart to this point (1.Grace1) was born 15 Nov 1757, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; 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.

    Welthea married Isaac Drew 1 Oct 1781, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Isaac (son of Samuel Drew and Faith Petersen) was born Jun 1748, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 3 Nov 1835, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried , Mayflower Cemetery, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 3. William Drew  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1798, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 12 Jan 1853, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  William Drew Descendancy chart to this point (2.Welthea2, 1.Grace1) was born Abt 1798, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; 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. 4. Edwin Drew  Descendancy chart to this point was born 21 Aug 1839, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 17 Feb 1908, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Edwin Drew Descendancy chart to this point (3.William3, 2.Welthea2, 1.Grace1) was born 21 Aug 1839, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 17 Feb 1908, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He was a machinist.

    Edwin married Sarah Adelaide George 27 Oct 1864, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of Benjamin Franklin George and Catherine Clark) was born Abt 1847, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 10 Dec 1909, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. Benjamin Edwin Drew  Descendancy chart to this point was born 31 Jan 1876, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 1917, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Benjamin Edwin Drew Descendancy chart to this point (4.Edwin4, 3.William3, 2.Welthea2, 1.Grace1) was born 31 Jan 1876, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 1917, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Benjamin married Laura A. Currier 6 Jan 1910, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Laura (daughter of Norris W. Currier and Margaret A. Carmichael) was born Aug 1889, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Edith Estelle Drew  Descendancy chart to this point was born 22 Mar 1911, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 12 Sep 2008, Washington, Washington, Iowa.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Edith Estelle Drew Descendancy chart to this point (5.Benjamin5, 4.Edwin4, 3.William3, 2.Welthea2, 1.Grace1) was born 22 Mar 1911, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 12 Sep 2008, Washington, Washington, Iowa.

    Edith married Bernard Everett Nickerson 1937, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Bernard (son of Alfred Smith Nickerson and Ella Seretha McComiskey) was born 14 Jun 1908, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 17 May 1993, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 7. Lorna Mae Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born Mar 1942.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Lorna Mae Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (6.Edith6, 5.Benjamin5, 4.Edwin4, 3.William3, 2.Welthea2, 1.Grace1) was born Mar 1942.

    Lorna married Ronald Whitman Nickerson Abt 1960, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; divorced Abt 1982. Ronald (son of Whitman Blades Nickerson and Nellie May Acker) was born 24 Feb 1937, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 8 May 2010, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. Lydia Drew Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born 24 May 1962, New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania.


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Lydia Drew Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (7.Lorna7, 6.Edith6, 5.Benjamin5, 4.Edwin4, 3.William3, 2.Welthea2, 1.Grace1) was born 24 May 1962, New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania.