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Grace Ring

Female 1730 - 1793  (63 years)


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Generation: 1

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

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

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


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Welthea Bradford Descendancy chart to this point (1.Grace1) was born on 15 Nov 1757 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; 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 (citation details below), 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 (citation details below) — 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 on 1 Oct 1781 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Isaac (son of Samuel Drew and Faith Petersen) 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. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

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


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  William Drew Descendancy chart to this point (2.Welthea2, 1.Grace1) was born about 1798 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 12 Jan 1853 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He was a master mariner.

    Family/Spouse: Caroline Cleapor. Caroline (daughter of Charles Cleapor) was born about 1794 in of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina; died on 1 Jul 1854 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Edwin Drew  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 21 Aug 1839 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 17 Feb 1908 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

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

    Notes:

    He was a machinist.

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

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

    Benjamin married Laura Adele Currier on 6 Jan 1910 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Laura (daughter of Norris Wiggin Currier and Margaret A. Carmichael) was born on 22 Aug 1889 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 24 Aug 1959. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

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

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

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

    Notes:

    Lorna Mae Nickerson and Ronald Whitman Nickerson were fourth cousins, both of them great-great-great-grandchildren of John Nickerson of Nova Scotia (1772-1880) and Dorothy James "Dolly" Burke of Ireland and Nova Scotia (1770-1867).

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

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