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Benjamin Drew

Benjamin Drew

Male 1812 - 1903  (91 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Drew 
    Born 1812  Washington, District Of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Benjamin Drew: Males: 1 - 15 to 20, 1 - 60 to 70. Females: 1 - 15 to 20, 1 - 20 - 30, 2 - 30 to 40, 1 - 40 to 50, 1 - 50 to 60, 1 - 60 to 70.
    Died 19 Jul 1903  [1
    Buried Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Author of numerous books including:

      The Refugee: Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada

      Refugees from Slavery: Autobiographies of Fugitive Slaves in Canada

      The Refugee: Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada Related by Themselves, with An Account of the History and Condition of the Colored Population of Upper Canada

      The Narrative of Fugitive Slaves

      Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts: Its Monument & Gravestones Numbered & Briefly Described & the Inscriptions & Epitaphs Thereon Carefully Copied

      North-Side View of Slavery

      In 1881, Benjamin traveled around the world, spending a short time on the way with his son, Edward Bangs Drew, a Mandarin in the Chinese Imperial Customs Service, with headquarters at Tientsin, where he passed his 70th birthday.

      He was involved with the underground railroad in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    Person ID I500  7_families
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2009 

    Father Benjamin Drew,   b. 7 Feb 1767, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1850, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Sophia Bartlett,   b. 6 Apr 1770, Of, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1859, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 1 Feb 1797  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F363  Group Sheet

    Family Carolina Bangs,   b. Abt 1816, Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 19 Jan 1842  Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward Bangs Drew,   b. 1843, Of Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924  (Age 81 years)
     2. Helen Drew,   b. Abt 1845, Of Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Eudora Drew,   b. Abt 1847, Of Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Charles Acton Drew,   b. 1849, Of Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Caroline Bangs Drew,   b. Abt 1851, Of Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F368  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1812 - Washington, District Of Columbia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Jan 1842 - Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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    Benjamin Drew
    Benjamin Drew

    Documents
    Benjamin Drew Obituary
    Benjamin Drew Obituary
    New York Times - 20 Jul 1903

  • Sources 
    1. [S327] Massachusetts, Plymouth, Plymouth - Oak Grove and Vine Hills Cemetery, Massachusetts, Plymouth, Plymouth - Oak Grove and Vine Hills Cemetery, Benjamin Drew, November 28, 1812, July 19, 1903. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S12135] Massachusetts, Plymouth, Plymouth - 1830 - Federal Census, Massachusetts, Plymouth, Plymouth, (www.ancestry.com).