Benjamin Drew ll

Brief Life History of Benjamin

When Benjamin Drew ll was born about 1750, in Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Benjamin Drew, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Demeritt, was 26. He married Mehitable Nancy SAVAGE on 4 August 1774, in Newmarket, Rockingham, New Hampshire, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Shapleigh, York, Maine, United States for about 20 years. He died on 6 December 1826, in Acton, York, Maine, United States, at the age of 77.

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Benjamin Drew ll
about 1750–1826
Mehitable Nancy SAVAGE
Marriage: 4 August 1774
Mary "Moley" Drew
Benjamin Drew lll
Samuel Drew
Asa L Drew

Sources (7)

  • Benjamin Drew, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Benjamin Drew - Published information: birth: about 1750; Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
  • Benjamin Drew, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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Historical Boundaries: 1772: York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: York, Massachusetts, United States 1820: York, Maine, United States


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from a Norman French personal name Dreus based on ancient Germanic Drogo, the name of one of the sons of Charlemagne (compare Gothic driugan ‘to serve as a soldier’). In Old French this name became Dreus, Drues (nominative) and Dru, Driu, Dreu (accusative) and was introduced to England by the Normans. For further information about this name, see also Montague .

English: from the personal name Drew, a pet form of Andrew which was confused with the same name of Old French origin (see 1 above).

Irish: when not an adoption of the English surname, a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Druaidh or Ó Druaidh or Ó Draoi ‘son’ and ‘descendant of the druid’, from draoi ‘druid’, genitive druadh or draoi. All of these were often Anglicized as Drury .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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