Thomas Drew

Male6 March 1826–11 June 1897

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Drew was born on 6 March 1826, in Eaton, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Thomas Drew, was 54 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Willey, was 53. He married Sarah Bryant about 1848, in Eaton, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in New Hampshire, United States in 1870 and Strafford, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States in 1880. He died on 11 June 1897, in Middleton, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Farmington, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Drew
Sarah Bryant
Marriage: about 1848
Horace C Drew
Lucy Ann Drew
Benjamin M. Drew
Leander Drew
Wesley Drew
Livona Drew
Ellsworth Drew

Sources (24)

  • Thomas Drew, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Drew, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Thomas Drew in entry for Horace Drew and Margaret Walker, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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  • Marriage
    about 1848Eaton, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (7)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 4

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

    Age 7

    In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 


    Age 20

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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