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Seeking any leads on the
parents and origin of these Drew families:
Clement Drew born 1797
Quebec, spouse Betsey.
Asenath Drew born 1800
Barnston, spouse Isaac Flagg.
Elisha Drew born 8 Oct. 1806
Barnston, spouses Rebecca Lucas & Anna Ortensia Woodward.
They all appear in the 1851
census on the same page, and I believe they are all Drew siblings.
I have much information on
their lives, deaths, and descendants, but nothing on their parents.
A Clement and Elisha Drew
appear as associates in land grants in Barnston in 1801-05, but these two men are
clearly older than the ones above. In 1795 Elisha Drew, of Canada, signed an
oath of allegiance to the Crown, and stated his intent to settle at Barnston.
Clement Drew signed the same oath, and stated he was coming from Massachusetts
(Maine was part of Mass. at that time).
James Drew b 1801 Stanstead,
spouse Sarah Ann Johnson, widow of H.V. Martin. James was son of unknown Drew
and spouse Sarah b. abt 1770 in the US. They are in 1851 Census, St. Armand
Also, Isaac Drew born about
1758 ME or NH, moved to Quebec in abt. 1797, died in 1821 in Barnston. Spouses,
Priscilla Lord and Martha “Patty” Davis.
There are a number of other Drews
who moved from Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont to Quebec and lived there in
the 1800-1890 time period, in Bolton, Barford, Brome, Stanstead, and
Clarenceville. For example: Samuel Drew b. 1770 Redding, CT and spouse Ruth
McDuffee, settled in Stanstead in 1800, had children there. He is the son of
John Drew and Joanna Thorpe, they had 4 sons who settled in Stanstead. I have
about 50 Drews in my database who were born in Quebec between 1775 and 1830,
and these early years are challenging for research.