Thomas Drayton

1705–1760 (Age 55)
St. Andrews Parish, Berkeley, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Drayton was born about 1705, in St. Andrews Parish, Berkeley, South Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Drayton, was 28 and his mother, Ann Fox, was 25. He married Elizabeth Bull on 26 December 1730, in Saint Andrews Parish, Charleston, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 11 November 1760, at the age of 55, and was buried in Saint Andrews Parish, Charleston, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Drayton
1705–1760
Elizabeth Bull
1713–1751
Marriage: 26 December 1730
Thomas Drayton
1731–1731
William Drayton
1733–1790
Mary Drayton
1734–1806
Stephen Drayton
1736–1810
Thomas Drayton
1737–1739
Elizabeth Drayton
1740–1740
Charles Drayton
1741–1741
Henrieta Charlotta Drayton
1743–
John Drayton
1745–
Henry H. Drayton
1748–1749

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
26 December 1730
Saint Andrews Parish, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the very numerous places in England named Drayton, from Old English dræg ‘drag’, ‘portage’, ‘slipway’, or ‘sledge’ (a place where boats were dragged across land or where loads had to be dragged uphill or on sledges across wet ground, from dragan ‘to draw or drag’) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Thos Drayton, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Thos Drayton in entry for Elizabeth Bull, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Thomas S. S. Drayton, "United States, Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874"

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