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Edwin Drew

Male 1839 - 1908  (68 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Edwin Drew was born on 21 Aug 1839 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (son of William Drew and Caroline Cleapor); 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. Benjamin Edwin Drew was born on 31 Jan 1876 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died in 1917 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  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. 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]


  2. 3.  Caroline Cleapor was born about 1794 in of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina (daughter of Charles Cleapor); died on 1 Jul 1854 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1803, Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina

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


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  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's 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] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  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 (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.

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

  3. 6.  Charles Cleapor was born in Apr 1770 in New Jersey; died on 22 Feb 1822 in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina; was buried on 23 Feb 1822 in St. Philip's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.

    Notes:

    Slaveowner and sail-maker. His will, dated 12 Feb 1822 and proved on the 25th of the same month, names his "negro Workmen Viz. Jim, Joe Alonzo, Daniel, Jack, and Kelly," directing that they be "left under the particular direction and management of my Copartner Nathaniel Fields, the proceeds of their copartnership to be divided between Fields and Charles Cleapor's wife. Unfortunately neither his will nor the record of his probate give his wife's actual name. The probate document does, however, confirm that his primary business was sail-making.

    The 1822 city directory for Charleston (included in Charleston, South Carolina City Directories: For the Years 1816, 1819, 1822, 1825, and 1829 ed. James William Hagy, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996) lists him as "Cleapor, Charles, Sail Maker, Lothrop's Whf."

    "The Friends and Acquaintances of Mr. Charles Cleapor, are invited to attend his Funeral This Afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from his former residence, No. 22 Ellery-street. (Tuesday, February 26, 1822)" [Marriage and Death Notices from the City Gazette of Charleston, citation details below.]

    Children:
    1. 3. Caroline Cleapor was born about 1794 in of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina; died on 1 Jul 1854 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Samuel Drew was born in Aug 1713 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of Samuel Drew and Lydia); died between 4 Jul 1796 and Apr 1801.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1800, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    He was a shipwright.

    Samuel married Faith Petersen on 17 Dec 1746 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Faith (daughter of Isaac Petersen and Mary Hobart) was born about 1722; died after 4 Jul 1796. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Faith Petersen was born about 1722 (daughter of Isaac Petersen and Mary Hobart); died after 4 Jul 1796.
    Children:
    1. 4. 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. 10.  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 Apr 1793 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


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