Robert Adams Drew

10 October 1822–17 September 1894 (Age 71)
Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Adams

When Robert Adams Drew was born on 10 October 1822, in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Cornelius Drew III, was 35 and his mother, Nancy Drew, was 42. He married Sarah Elizabeth Eliza Stillman on 13 June 1853, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Kingston, Jamaica in 1894. He died on 17 September 1894, in Kingston, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 71.

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Robert Adams Drew
Sarah Elizabeth Eliza Stillman
Marriage: 13 June 1853
Eldora Drew
Cornelius Drew
Nancy A Drew

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 June 1853Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 9
    The Christmas Rebellion (also known as the Baptist War) of 1831 which began on the Kensington Estate in St. James, was led by Samuel Sharpe, a Baptist Deacon. Sam Sharpe is now a National Hero. This was the last great slave rebellion (involving as many as 60,000 of the island's 300,000 slave population). It lasted for four months until the rebellion was crushed. The rebel leaders were hanged in Charles Square, Montego Bay, now known as Sam Sharpe Square.
    Age 20
    Calabar College in Kingston was opened.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 8731;2007: 17583; 2010: 23722)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).

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Robert A. Drew in entry for Cornelius Drew, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
    • Robt Drew, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Robet C. Drew, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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