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|David Seward||John Seward|
Hi, Carole... Thank you for the information. Jim Kuttler and I thought we had the correct John Seward in the first edition of his book but he later found the Mason connection which placed our John in his correct place, identification verified by birth date. Though I have some information, you have included a couple new facts. I'll tell you what I know. John T. Seward was my great-great grandfather. His son, Oren Perry Seward is my great grandfather followed by his son, my grandfather, Richard Marion Seward. I learned of the middle initial (T) probably from the same source you found, the roster of Captain David Holt's company. I knew also of his two wives. I'm not certain you are correct with Polly's name. I believe, from family stories that her name was Mary and Polly at that time was a nick-name applied to Mary--don't ask me why. Albeit, family lore can be amiss I have learned. I do know that Polly was married prior to John Seward to a man named Pate. She had several children who maintained that last name, one of whom, John Pate, enlisted at age 34 along with my great grandfather, Oren Perry Seward (I believe at age 19), in the 78th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment. A new book by a gentleman named Steve Raymond details the history of this regiment in his work titled, "In the Thickest of the Fight." Oren Perry Seward was captured on November 30, 1864, and was a POW at Andersonville till the end of the war. Concerning John... He was shot by his own troop while waking the gentleman to stand guard. He received buck and ball in his right shoulder rendering his right arm useless for life. He accompanied the company to Erie, PA, where he served as a nurse and sugeon's assistant in a military hospital till the end of the war of 1812. I have several hand-written testimonials of comrades who assisted him in acquisition of a pension, some of the documents signed by John Seward. I know he taught school and farmed in Rushville, IL, (conincidentally also in Schuyler County but Illinois) then moved to Pontoosuc, IL, where he was a member of the Pontoosuc Independant Military Company, the actions of which are detailed in an out-of-print book by Suzanne Miller of Rushville, IL. This militia was instrumental in driving the Mormons from Illinois and likely burned the tabernacle in Carthage. Along with John Seward, his neighbor and step-son, the aformentioned John Pate also served in this capacity. John Pate died of streptococci on a river boat near Nashville, TN, before the 78th saw action (this detailed in Raymond). I have a photo of John Seward that may have been posted on find a grave. I will verify that and make certain it gets there if not already posted. I don't have a lot more information but hope this gives you something.
|Lori Shuttle-Dalley||Betty Drew|
I have Betty Drew in my family line,married to Benjamin Lucas in Corinth Vermont.Benjamin was born in 1779 and he and Betty where married Jan 30 1800.Can you shred some light on this?Thanks
|Christopher Brooks||Anna Drew|
Thank you for your effort — sorry to have sent you on a wild goose chase.
|Yvonne Gowen||Isaac WHITE|
This family is rather difficult to follow.
I hope that I made the corrections per your instructions, and will appreciate that you look at the memorials to ensure accuracy.
I appreciate your help with this.
|family historian||Sally Hawkins Thompson|
|Shawdau||RE: Susannah Drew Patch|
I'm from Charles Drew's wife's side of the family, but there should be Drew descendants still in Stronghurst. I'll ask our local genealogist and see if she knows.
Added by Shawdau on Jul 06, 2013 2:11 PM
|Shawdau||RE: Susannah Drew Patch|
They did like naming sons Charles E Drew! Ours was born 1821, died 1908 in Henderson County, IL. He married Harriet Emma Brown in 1851, also in Henderson County, IL. I need to add detailed info. on him to his memorial.
Added by Shawdau on Jun 12, 2013 10:05 AM
|Shawdau||Susannah Drew Patch|
It's so good to hear from you! I only did the Patch memorials because I was surprised to find Dennis and Susannah buried at Ellison Cem. with no Find A Grave memorials. My GG grandfather's sister married Charles E Drew.
The name Nancy Tibbetts is very familiar. I think I've talked to someone on Find A Grave about her before. I also think I created a memorial for another Tibbetts who was related to Nancy. Not sure. I'll have to look it all up!
Added by Shawdau on Jun 04, 2013 8:13 AM
Carole, could you send me your email address?
Added by Alexis on May 23, 2013 4:56 PM
|Alexis||RE: Daniel Drew 89379234|
Are you related to the Drews?
Added by Alexis on Feb 25, 2013 5:50 PM
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