- Griffiths/Drew family
- USA information
and secondary source finding
- for Drew/Griffiths
courtesy of Carol (Drew) McGlasson
- In America by 1860
- John James Drew b 1824
- (He migrated to
America where he was a farmer.)
- and who were ?
Thomas Drew b. 1837 + William Drew b. 1838 also
listed with him? (See below)
Carol (Drew) McGlasson
- 11 August 02
- Would you like to try and solve
When I was checking the 1860 Census for
Madison County In Brighton Il I did find my great great
grandfather James and Eliza. On another page though, I
did find three other Drews listed. The names were John
J age 35, Thomas age 23, and William
age 22. They were all listed together, they were
farmers and they all came from Wales. Since they were all
listed on another page I don't think they were members of
(my) James' immediate family. Could be cousins? Yes.
So I started checking through
Rootsweb.com and found a John J born in 1824. His parents
were listed as James and Mary (Griffiths) Drew.
They were married 1-4-1822 in Natmel St Cynllos. Mary was
the daughter of John Griffiths and Anne (no last name
given). She was born 1795 in Cwmgwiddel .I think I saw
the names James and Mary in your Parish records page and
you had questions listed. Could the James and Mary listed
be the ones ... ? Yes.
- James Drew and Mary
Griffiths (b. 1795 Cwmgwiddel - daughter
of John Griffiths and Anne) were m. 1822 at St.
Cynllos (Church) Nantmel. Radnorshire. A son - John
J. Drew was b. 1824. Other sons? - Thomas
Drew b. circa 1837 and William
Drew b. circa 1838 - and all were all in
Madison County by 1860.
question answered as follows: October 2002 - courtesy of May (Scharf)
in England via Carol in USA -
- Carol writes:
"May sent me a census record from 1851
that shows some information on Mary (Griffiths)
widow of James Drew. It lists Mary as a
widow age 55. The following children are
- John James
- They resided at
Goosetree Farm at the time."
Carol continues "I
also found an 1870 census record at the Illinois
Archive Building on Thomas Drew (listed above)
from Brighton, Il. His wife's name was Sarah
and there were four children listed:
age 4 mths
made a trip down to the Brighton cemetery in
August and did locate Thomas's gravesite, but
didn't find one for William or John J. The
headstones listed the following information:
- Thomas Drew
born- 10-5-1835 died-
b - 7-19-1842 d -
- Thomas and Sarah
King were married
6-24-1862, I found this record on the
Illinois Archive website.
headstones for 4 children:
- Bryon Drew b -
1866 d - 1940
Drew b -
1870 d - 1940
- Stella A. Drew b -
1877 d - 1959
Drew b - 1879 d -
This original information from Carol -
0.12.40 AEST 11 August 2002 - via Victor Vaughn in Canada
listing at Rootsweb ...
- DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DREW
Generation No. 1
1. Thomas Drew - Thomas Drew was born 1791.
- He married Margaret (SHEEN). She was born 1799.
- Children of Thomas Drew and
- (There were 13 Children)
- John Vincent Drew, b 1821
Margaret Drew b. 1821
James Edmund Drew b, 1826
Panzey Sheen Drew b 1826 [Danzy]
Margaret Drew b 1828
Mary Ann Drew b 1830
Vincent David Drew b 1832
Althea Drew b 1834
Fortune Drew b 1836, Nantdu, Parish of Cefnllys,
and died February 19,1882 in Cwmgwiddel, Nantmel,
Harriet Drew b 1839
Elizabeth Ann Drew born 1841
Generation No 2
2. Fortume Drew (Thomas) was
born 1836 in Nantdu, Parish of Cefnllys,
Cwmbrydd, and died February 19,1882 in
Cwmgwiddel, Nantmel, Rock Chapel.
She married John Griffiths June 7, 1859 in Natmel St Cynllos, son
Griffiths and Anne Lewis. He was born 1835, and
died January 27, 1904 in
Cwmgwiddel, Nantmel, Rock Chapel.
Children of Fortume Drew and John
John James Griffiths b Oct 4,1859,Nantmel Wales
Price Thomas Griffiths b 1864
Alfred Vincent Griffiths b 1866
Emily M. Griffiths b 1869
Minnie S. Griffths b 1873
George W. Griffiths b 1875
Victor writes from
Canada - in the old Guest Book on this site - "Very nice. A relative of the Drews way back
in Wales via the Griffiths."