Benjamin Drew ll

about 1750–6 December 1826 (Age 76)
Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Drew ll was born about 1750, in Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Benjamin Drew, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Demeritt, was 24. 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 died on 6 December 1826, in Acton, York, Maine, United States, at the age of 76.

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Benjamin Drew ll
Mehitable Nancy SAVAGE
Marriage: 4 August 1774
Mary 'Polly' Drew
Benjamin Drew lll
Samuel Drew
Asa L Drew

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    Mehitable Nancy SAVAGE


4 August 1774
Newmarket, Rockingham, New Hampshire, British Colonial America


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World Events (6)


Age 26

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

Age 26

Historical Boundaries: 1776: York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1777: York, Massachusetts, United States 1820: York, Maine, United States

Age 39

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a short form of Andrew .2 English (Norman): from the Germanic personal name Drogo, which is of uncertain origin; it is possibly akin to Old Saxon (gi)drog ‘ghost’, ‘phantom’, or with a stem meaning ‘to bear’, ‘to carry’ (Old High German tragan). Whatever its origin, the name was borne by one of the sons of Charlemagne, and was subsequently popular throughout France in the forms Dreus, Drues (oblique case Dreu, Dr(i)u), whence it was introduced to England by the Normans. Drogo de Monte Acuto (as his name appears in its Latinized form) was a companion of William the Conqueror and founder of the Montagu family, among whom the personal name Drogo was revived in the 19th century.3 English (of Norman origin): nickname from Middle English dreue, dru, Old French dru, ‘favorite’, ‘lover’ (originally an adjective, apparently from a Gaulish word meaning ‘strong’, ‘vigorous’, ‘lively’, but influenced by the sense of the Old High German element trūt, drūt ‘dear’, ‘beloved’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Drew, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Benjamin Drew, "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Benjamin Drew - Published information: birth: about 1750; Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States

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