Drewery Bridges Sholar

1831–1889 (Age 57)
Trigg, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Drewery Bridges

When Drewery Bridges Sholar was born on 16 May 1831, in Trigg, Kentucky, United States, his father, Allen Sholar, was 37 and his mother, Jemima Bridges, was 35. He married Elizabeth Thomas on 24 May 1858, in Trigg, Kentucky, United States. He died on 11 February 1889, at the age of 57, and was buried in Roaring Spring, Trigg, Kentucky, United States.

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Drewery Bridges Sholar
Elizabeth Thomas
Marriage: 24 May 1858

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24 May 1858
Trigg, Kentucky, United States

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 18

Historical Boundaries - 1849: Trigg, Kentucky, United States

Name Meaning

Anglicized spelling of Slovenian Šolar, status name for an educated person or a teacher, someone in charge of a school, from an agent derivative of šola ‘school’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • D B Sholar, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Drewry Sholar, "United States Census, 1880"
  • J. W. Sholer in entry for J. A. Sholer and Ida Hudson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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