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Helen Mary Farrar

Female 1851 - 1912  (61 years)


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  • Name Helen Mary Farrar  [1
    Born 6 May 1851  , Lexington, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Move 1860  [4
    across the plains in a covered wagon with her father and sister Julia 
    • Helen and Julia were given ten cents each by their father while crossing the plains. He told them they could spend it on anything they wanted. When they reached an outpost they decided to spend the money. They had lived on dried food for months and wanted fresh vegetables. The only fresh vegetables available at the outpost were green onions. Helen declaired that "nothing ever tasted better in the world than those green onions."
    Census 1870  Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 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.
    Census 1880  Angels Camp, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 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.
    Census 1900  Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • David L. Drew, 65, day laborer, born in Massachusetts. Helen M. Drew, 49, born in South Carolina. Ellis Drew, 17, day laborer, born in California. Harry Drew, 16, born in California. Florence M. Drew, 6, born in California.
    Census 1910  Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Helen M. Drew, 58, born in South Carolina. Florence M. Drew, 18, born in California.
    Died 12 Sep 1912  Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • Helen died on Copperopolis, Calaveras, California of pneumonia after being ill for four days.
    Buried 14 Sep 1912  Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Notes 
    • Helen traveled across the plains with her father and sister when she was 10 and her sister Julia was 6.
    Person ID I9  Churchill
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2005 

    Family David Lewis Drew,   b. 2 Aug 1834, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1903, Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1869  , Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    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 10 Nov 2005 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 May 1851 - , Lexington, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Dec 1869 - , Calaveras, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Angels Camp, Calaveras, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Sep 1912 - Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Sep 1912 - Copperopolis, Calaveras, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S959] Native Daughters of the Golden West, The Native Daughters fo the Golden West, (San Francisco, CA., The Native Daughters of the Golden West. Microfilmed records.), Drew, Helen Mary -- 49-238 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S626] California, Calaveras, Copperopolis - 1900 Federal Census, California, Calaveras, Copperopolis, (www.ancestry.com), 3: «b»Helen M. Drew,«/b» 49, born in South Carolina (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S760] California, Calaveras Co. - 1912 - Helen Mary Drew, State of California, Department of Health Services, (1912, certificate in possession of Lee R. Drew.), Helen Mary Drew, born 6 May 1851 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S637] Letter - from Hattie Morgue to Aleta Drew 1962 - 1975, Hattie Morgue, (1962 - 1975. All of the letters are in the posession of Lee Drew).

    5. [S499] California, Calaveras, Copperopolis - 1870 Federal Census, California, Calaveras County, Copperopolis, (Washington D.C.: The National Archives 1964), Hellen Drew, 19, born in South Carolina (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S569] California, Calaveras, Angels Camp - 1880 Census, United States. Census Office. 10th census, (Washington : National Archives and Records Service, [19--]), Ellen Drew, 30, South Carolina, National Archives Film T9-0064, Page 398B (Reliability: 4).

    7. [S626] California, Calaveras, Copperopolis - 1900 Federal Census, California, Calaveras, Copperopolis, (www.ancestry.com), 3: Helen M. Drew, born May 1851, age 49, born in South Carolina. Father born in England, mother born in New Hampshire. (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S631] California, Calaveras, Copperopolis - 1910 Federal Census, California, Calaveras, Copperopolis, (www.ancestry.com), Helen M. Drew, 58, born in South Carolina (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S481] California, Calaveras, Copperopolis - Cemetery, California, Calaveras, Copperopolis Cemetery, Helen M. Drew tombstone (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S760] California, Calaveras Co. - 1912 - Helen Mary Drew, State of California, Department of Health Services, (1912, certificate in possession of Lee R. Drew.).

    11. [S481] California, Calaveras, Copperopolis - Cemetery, California, Calaveras, Copperopolis Cemetery, «b»Helen M. Drew«/b» tombstone (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S511] 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), 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

    13. [S1021] 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).