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David Lewis Drew

Male 1834 - 1903  (69 years)


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  • Name David Lewis Drew 
    Born 2 Aug 1834  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4

    • David Drew, Males: 1 - under 5, 1 - 5 to 10, 1- 30 to 40. Females: 1, under 5, 1- 20 to 30.
    Census 1850  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5

    • David Drew, 40, sailmaker, real estate $2500, born in Massachusetts. Ann T. Drew, 38, born in Massachusetts. David L. Drew, 15, sailmaker, born in Massachusetts. Harrison W. Drew, 13, born in Massachusetts. Sally Ann Drew, 11, born in Massachusetts. Austin R. Drew, 8, born in Massachusetts. Charles H. Drew, 5, born in Massachusetts.
    Move 1 Apr 1852  [6
    west leaving Plymouth, Massachusetts for California 
    Census 1870  Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [7

    • David Drew, 35, farmer, property $300, real estate $1660, born in Massachusetts. Hellen Drew, 19, Keeping House, born in South Carolina. Dwelling #110, Family #111. Township 8.

      Solon White, 39, farmer, born in Massachusetts, property $300, real estate $1660.
    Wounded Abt 1877  Bostwick's Bar, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    David was cut on the face by a band of Indians trying to rob he and his family 
    Census 1880  Angels Camp, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [8

    • D.L. Drew, male, 46, born in Massachusetts, miner. Ellen Drew, 30, born in South Carolina, keeping house. Hattie Drew, 9, born in California. Solon Drew, 7, born in California. Nettie Drew, 5, born in California. Lurie Drew, 2, born in California.
    Occupation 1856-1880  Bostwick's Bar, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    placer miner 

    • The Drew home at Bostwick's Bar is now under the water of the New Melones Lake created by the building of the New Melones Dam. The physical location of the old Drew property under the lake is near 37.58.50 N 120.32.02 W.
    Occupation 1878-1882  , Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    wagon driver between Stockton and Copperopolis 
    Census 1900  Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [9

    • David L. Drew, 65, day laborer, born in Massachusetts, married 30 years.. Helen M. Drew, 49, born in South Carolina, 8 children, 7 living, married 30 years.. Ellis Drew, 17, day laborer, born in California. Harry Drew, 16, born in California. Florence M. Drew, 6, born in California.
    Occupation 1880-1900  Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 10
    farmer and copper mine maintenance worker 
    _UID A47CC24D4F2A411C8D86F2A6E2BFAD73719F 
    Died 23 Oct 1903  Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Buried 25 Oct 1903  Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • The graves in the cemetery in Copperopolis were all dug by hand through the flat shale like rock in the area. Stories from 'old timers' state that a typical grave often took two or more days to dig, so the work started almost immediately after the death of a resident.
    Notes 
    • David's claim at Bostwick Bar on the Stanislaus River in Calaveras County, California was known as the 'Ruby' Placer Mine.

      His home in Copperopolis with the house, barn and fence was on Block 1 Lot 29 and the total valuation in 1870 was $100 for the property and $200 for the buildings.

      The history of the Drew home, Block 1, Lot 29, (Main St.) Copperopolis, Calaveras, California.

      1864 - Built by a Mr. Serovia
      1870 - Mr. Delroyer was the owner
      1873 - Owned by Kimball & Cutting
      1881 - Owned by Mr. Zaiss who ran the Copperopolis Brewery
      1900 - Owned by David Drew

      The home is a frame building with a fieldstone room on the east side. Inside, there is a step down to the front room in the front of the the home (south). The old timers think the home was the original brewery in Copperopolis.

      In 1900, David owned lots 28-29-30 on Block 1.
      In 1910 the home was put in the name of Mrs. Helen Drew on Jan. 30th and then in the name of 'Miss' Florence Drew on Feb. 7th.

      David and Helen had two horses named Billy and Sugar which were used for their carriage. At one point in time, the horses were spooked and ran away with Helen at the reins. Her daughter Helen Minnette and granddaughter Hattie Turner were in the wagon with her at the time. Fearing the buggy would tip over and hurt the baby, Minnette dropped Hattie into a large bush which broke the fall. Helen was able to get the dropped rein and stop the horses although a second family story says that the buggy turned over on its side but didn't hurt its passengers. [13]
    • (Research):30 Apr 2003 -- Called the Calaveras County Clerk. (209-754-6372) She said that David's death was never registered with the county, therefore they cannot issue a death certificate for him.


      Land ownership in Calaveras Co., California between 1856 and 1985

      Meridian Township Range Section DocID Date Name

      MD 0020N 0130E 033 563 1881/07/20 DREW DAVID L
      MD 0010N 0130E 005 701 1873/02/15 DREW DAVID L
      MD 0020N 0130E 032 701 1873/02/15 DREW DAVID L
      MD 0010N 0130E 003 11905 1887/04/19 DREW DAVID L
      MD 0020N 0130E 034 11905 1887/04/19 DREW DAVID L
      MD 0030N 0100E 009 1756 1888/09/20 DREW FREDRICK
      MD 0030N 0100E 008 1684 1886/01/09 DREW PERRIAN
      MD 0030N 0100E 020 7605 1882/07/25 DREW TRUMAN


      Land Record record for DAVID L DREW
      Name: DAVID L DREW
      Date: 15 Feb 1873
      Location: CA, Calaveras
      Document #: 701
      Serial #: CACAAA 061621
      Sale Type: Military Scrip Warrant Patent
      Meridian or Watershed: MD
      Parcel: Township 001N, Range 013E, Section 5


      Land Record record for DAVID L DREW
      Name: DAVID L DREW
      Date: 15 Feb 1873
      Location: CA, Calaveras
      Document #: 701
      Serial #: CACAAA 061621
      Sale Type: Military Scrip Warrant Patent
      Meridian or Watershed: MD
      Parcel: Township 002N, Range 013E, Section 32


      Land Record record for DAVID L DREW
      Name: DAVID L DREW
      Date: 20 Jul 1881
      Location: CA, Calaveras
      Document #: 563
      Serial #: CACAAA 063385
      Sale Type: Homestead
      Meridian or Watershed: MD
      Parcel: Township 002N, Range 013E, Section 33


      Land Record record for DAVID L DREW
      Name: DAVID L DREW
      Date: 19 Apr 1887
      Location: CA, Calaveras
      Document #: 11905
      Serial #: CACAAA 061630
      Sale Type: Placer Mining Claims
      Meridian or Watershed: MD
      Parcel: Township 001N, Range 013E, Section 3


      Land Record record for DAVID L DREW
      Name: DAVID L DREW
      Date: 19 Apr 1887
      Location: CA, Calaveras
      Document #: 11905
      Serial #: CACAAA 061630
      Sale Type: Placer Mining Claims
      Meridian or Watershed: MD
      Parcel: Township 002N, Range 013E, Section 34


      Land Record record for DAVID L DREW
      Name: DAVID L DREW
      Date: 17 Dec 1898
      Location: CA, Calaveras
      Document #: 30254
      Serial #: CACAAA 061774
      Sale Type: Placer Mining Claims
      Meridian or Watershed: MD
      Parcel: Township 001N, Range 013E, Section 11


      Land Record record for DAVID L DREW
      Name: DAVID L DREW
      Date: 17 Dec 1898
      Location: CA, Tuolumne
      Document #: 30254
      Serial #: CACAAA 061774
      Sale Type: Placer Mining Claims
      Meridian or Watershed: MD
      Parcel: Township 001N, Range 013E, Section 2
    • (Medical):David had a stroke while sitting at the kitchen table. He died within a very short period of time.
    Person ID I9  Burbank
    Last Modified 19 May 2012 

    Father David Drew,   b. 20 May 1809, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1902, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother Anna Tribble Burgess,   b. 30 Sep 1810, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1852, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1831  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
    • Married by Rev. Frederick Freeman

      Name: Ann D. Burgiss
      Gender: Female
      Spouse: David Drew
      Marriage Date: 16 Oct 1831
      City: Plymouth
      County: Plymouth
      Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0416330-0416336. [14]
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet

    Family Helen Marr Farrar,   b. 6 May 1851, , Lexington, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1912, Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1869  , Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [21, 22
    Children 
    +1. Hattie May Drew,   b. 10 Feb 1871, Bostwick's Bar, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1894, , , California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    +2. Solon White Drew,   b. 7 Mar 1873, Bostwick's Bar, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1905, Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    +3. Helen Minnette Drew,   b. 29 Dec 1875, Bostwick's Bar, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1968, San Andreas, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +4. Lurie Ann Drew,   b. 4 Nov 1878, Bostwick's Bar, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1961, Stockton, San Joaquin, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Julia Ada Drew,   b. 9 Oct 1880, Bostwick's Bar, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1941, Stockton, San Joaquin, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +6. David Ellis Drew,   b. 10 Dec 1882, Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1926, Stockton, San Joaquin, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +7. Charles Harrison Drew,   b. 3 May 1884, Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1922, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    +8. Florence Meader Drew,   b. 9 Oct 1891, Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1969, Stockton, San Joaquin, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2010 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Plymouth Massachusetts Vital Records, Plymouth (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965), Lee Drew library., FHL Film #416335 and book page 22: 184 (Reliability: 4).
      The children of David Drew 2nd & Ann his wife:

      1. David Lewis, born August 2nd, 1834
      2. Harrison Warren, born Decr 2nd, 1836
      3. Sally Ann, born Novr 4th, 1838

    2. [S15] Massachusetts, Plymouth, Plymouth - Vital Records to 1850, Lee Douglas van Antwerp (Main Author), Ruth Wilder Sherman (Added Author), (Camden, Me. : Picton Press, c1993), Lee Drew library., 230, The children of David Drew 2d & Ann his wife: 1. David Lewis born Aug. 2d 1834, 2. Harrison Warren born Dec. 2d 1836, 3. Sally Ann born Nov. 4th 1838. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S50] Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth, William T. Davis, (Boston : A. Williams, c1883. FHL #974.482/P3 H2), 92: David [Drew] married Ann D. [Burgess] and had David Lewis, 1834 (Reliability: 3).
      David, son of the above [David Drew] md. Ann D., daughter of John Burgess, and had David Lewis, 1834; Harrison Warrenk 1836; Sally Ann, 1838, m. Lucian Wilbur of Middleboro; Austin, 1841; Charles H., 1844; Florence, 1847. He m., 2d, 1853, Caroline, d. of William Tribble.

    4. [S544] Massachusetts, Plymouth, Plymouth - 1840 - Federal Census, Massachusetts, Plymouth, Plymouth, (www.ancestry.com), David Drew, Males 1 >5, 1 5 - 10, 1 30 - 40. Females 1 >5, 1 20 - 30. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S545] Massachusetts, Plymouth, Plymouth - 1850 - Federal Census, Massachusetts, Plymouth, Plymouth, (www.ancestry.com), David L. Drew, 15, shoemaker, born in Massachusetts (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S82] Letter - from Hattie Morgue to Aleta Drew 1962 - 1975, Hattie Morgue, (1962 - 1975. All letters are in the posession of Lee Drew).

    7. [S546] California, Calaveras, Copperopolis - 1870 Federal Census, California, Calaveras County, Copperopolis, (Washington D.C.: The National Archives 1964), David Drew, 35, farmer, born in Massachusetts (Reliability: 3).
      Dwelling #110, Family #111. Real Estate $300, Personal Property $1660.

    8. [S547] California, Calaveras, Angels Camp - 1880 Census, United States. Census Office. 10th census, (Washington : National Archives and Records Service, [19--]), 1254064., D. L. Drew age 46, birthplace, MA. National Archives Film T9-0064: Page 398B (Reliability: 4).

    9. [S530] California, Calaveras, Copperopolis - 1900 Federal Census, California, Calaveras, Copperopolis, (www.ancestry.com), David L. Drew, born Aug 1834, age 65, day laborer, born in Massachusetts (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S548] The Tools are on the Bar, Rhoda and Charles Stone, (1991, Rhoda and Charles Stone, Copperopolis, California), Lee Drew library..

    11. [S542] California, Calaveras, Copperopolis - Cemetery, California, Calaveras, Copperopolis Cemetery, David L. Drew tombstone (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S542] California, Calaveras, Copperopolis - Cemetery, California, Calaveras, Copperopolis Cemetery, «b»David L. Drew«/b» tombstone (Reliability: 3).
      David L. Drew, Died Oct 23, 1903, Aged 69 years, Native of Plymouth, Mass.

    13. [S543] Research Notes - Charles Stone - Copperopolis, Calaveras, California, Charles Stone, (Photocopy of notes in posession of Lee Drew), Lee Drew library..

    14. [S19] Massachusetts Marriages, 1633 - 1850, Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, (www.ancestry.com).

      Groom's Name David Drew
      Bride's Name Ann D Burgess
      Marriage Date 16 Oct 1831
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number I00791-9
      System Origin Massachusetts-EASy
      Source Film Number 416336
      Reference Number v 3 p 74

    15. [S14] Plymouth Massachusetts Vital Records, Plymouth (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965), Lee Drew library., 372: (Reliability: 4).

      David Drew married Anna T. Burgess, 16 Oct 1831, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    16. [S15] Massachusetts, Plymouth, Plymouth - Vital Records to 1850, Lee Douglas van Antwerp (Main Author), Ruth Wilder Sherman (Added Author), (Camden, Me. : Picton Press, c1993), Lee Drew library., 519: (Reliability: 4).

      Marriages solemnized by the Rev. Frederick Freeman: 16 Oct. 1831, David Drew & Ann D. Burgiss both of Plymouth

    17. [S4528] Massachusetts Marriages, 1695 - 1910, State of Massachusetts, ( http://pilot.familysearch.org).

      Groom's Name: David Drew
      Bride's Name: Ann D Burgess
      Marriage Date: 16 Oct 1831
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I00791-9
      System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
      Source Film Number: 416336
      Reference Number: v 3 p 74
      Collection: Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910

    18. [S16] Burgess Genealogy, Ebenezer Burgess, (Boston : Press of T.R. Marvin & Son, 1865), Lee Drew library., 43 (Reliability: 3).

    19. [S17] Genealogical register of Plymouth families, William T. Davis, (Baltimore : Genealogical Publishing, 1977), 974.482/P3 D23d & Lee Drew library., 50 (Reliability: 3).
      JOHN, son of above, m., 1805, Susan, d. of Sylvanus Sampson, and had Susan, 1808; Anna T. [BURGESS], 1810, m. David Drew; Catherine, 1815, m. Chandler Burgess and Lewis Burgess; Mary Ann, 1817, m. Pelham Finney; John, 1819, m. Eliza Chitman of New London. He m., 2d, Sophia Sampson, sister of his 1st wife, 1822, and had Albert Thomas, 1825, m. Cynthia Chltman; Sophia, 1828, m. Benjamin Nye Adams.

    20. [S18] Churchill Family in America, Churchill, Gardner A., Churchill, Nathaniel W., (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1991), Lee Drew library., I: 62 (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S8] California, Calaveras County - 1869 - David Lewis Drew & Helen Farrar Marriage Certificate, State of California. County of Calaveras., (1869, certificate in possession of Lee R. Drew), 1303000., Book B, page 355 (Reliability: 4).
      David L. Drew to Hellen M. Farrar, State of California, County of Calaveras.

      Mr. David L. Drew of Calaveras County and State aforesaid, and Miss Hellen M. Farrar of same county are under and by virtue of this Marriage License, allowed to be United in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony.

      Witness my Hand to the Seal of the County, this 20th day of Dec. 1869. J. A. Foster, Clerk, by N. O. Norcross Depy Clerk.

      On the same page of the record:

      Marriage Certificate
      State of California
      County of Calaveras

      This certifies that December 21 1869, I have this day united in marriage Mr. D. L. Drew and Miss Helen M. Farrar both of this County.

      Signed: W. N. Campbell, Minister of the Gospel.
      Marriage license of David L. Drew and Helen M. Farrar

    22. [S9] California, Calaveras, Vital Records Index - Marriages 1854 - 1905, Calaveras County (California) County Recorder, (Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1981. Film #1302999), 1302999, 1303000..