Paul Drew
(Abt 1735-1814)


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1. Margaret

Paul Drew 1

  • Born: Abt 1735
  • Marriage (1): Margaret about 1757
  • Died: 1814, Cornwall Twp (South Stormont), Stormont, Eastern District (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry), Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada about age 79

  Research Notes:

Gord Adams wrote on 6 Nov 2011 (*CM&contentid=ZZZZZX75&contentclass=NEWS&categoryid=0&_lin=1) this correspondence from Michelle Lockhart Jones 3 Dec 2007 and others regarding Paul Drew:

Gord Adams - Nov 6, 2011
Because Paul Drew is my GGGGGGrandfather I did a lot of of looking over 20 years for the genealogy of Paul Drew. His Will gives a lot of insight as to who is who. More importantly it puts to rest a lot of misinformation that has been floating around on the net.

See Will transcription by Michelle Lockhart Jones 2007.

Here is some more correspondence...
John Drew wrote on 17 May 2004

This is what I have on Paul Drew:
He was born in 1729, when he came to America he went to the Mohawk River Valley to farm. He was a loyal British subject. It is unknown when he moved to Willington Vermont, it is beleived that it was some tiime before 1786. He was imprisoned at least 6 times by the American Goverment. In March 1786 Paul was living in New Johnstown in the District of Montreal, in the Province of Qucbec, Canada,. (which is now known as Cornwell, Ontriao, Canada,.) I have found that Paul Drew is listed in Upper Canada Militia Rolls of Colonel James Gary's Company on February, 1789. It listed :
Paul Drew, 60 years of age, marital status not indicated, no concession or not shown, no years of service shown, country of orgin not shown, and no remarks nor regiment notes. So if he was of rank of Captain Colonel Gray would have stated it. With this same paper all the enlisted and officers are list even if retired.

If anyone has any info that is different or has proof of a rank I do want to see it, other wise it will stand that he was a common settler.!!!!

Paul Drew (First) was born abt 1735 and died in 1814 according to the Will and probate. He was married to Margaret Unknown abt 1757

Paul and Margaret had 5 living children at the time of his death.
1. Paul Drew (Second) was born abt 1758. I still do not know who his wife is/was but they had Paul Drew (Third) born abt 1782 and the recipient of some proceeds of Paul (First's) will. Also a William Drew born about 1783.

Paul Drew and Margaret had 4 girls as well
2. Agnes Drew (abt 1759) married Thomas Young
3. Mary Drew (abt 1762) married (abt 1779) Cpl. John Bradshaw born Co.. Armagh, Ireland. John and Mary are prominent ancestors and Gn.parents for many of our cousins including Jacob J. Poapst and Mary Bradshaw; James Bradshaw and Rachel Eamon; Jane Bradshaw and Jacob Martin Shaver; Nancy Bradshaw and David McWilliams; Elizabeth Bradshaw and John Collins; Margaret Bradshaw and Jacob Rombough.
4. Abigail Bradshaw married John R. Wood
5. Margaret Drew married Roger Wood

Cpl. John Bradshaw is recorded in the Crowder Early Settler lists for Osnabruck. Very little is known about him however we see that he was the town constable in Osnabruck Centre

Sue Gardiner writes

Here is my husband's BRADSHAW line; as per two written family histories written by grandson John Bradshaw in 1881, Rochester, MN & Chas. Currier gg grandson, 1902, Chicago, IL.

John BRADSHAW, probably s/o of a Wm. Bradshaw b. 1761 Ireland, removed from Armagh, (near Belfast) No. Ireland bef. the Rev. War & settled in Stockholm / Albany, NY. Shortly there after was taken prisoner by Indians & "others" from Canada & brought to Canada where he was kept a prisoner for some time. He complied with requirements, took an Oath of Allegiance & became a British subject & was freed. Served 1780 in the Kings Royal Regiment. After the war he married ? & resided in OSNABRUCK, CANADA. Children of this marriage were -

** Robert (my husband's line); James, William, Nancy who m. David MC WILLIAMS; Mary who m. Jacob PABST; Jane; Margaret who m. Jacob RAMBOUGH & Eliz. who m. John COLLINS. No other info on these siblings except for ***ROBERT.

**Robert BRADSHAW b. abt. 1780 Osnabruck, Canada & d. abt. 1862 m. abt. 1800 in Canada to Christiana FLINN b. abt. 1783 & d. abt. 1831 of Scottish descent. Robert is buried Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL. Their children - the first 3 born in OSNABRUCK, CANADA, the rest b. in POTSDAM, ST. LAWRENCE CO., NY.

Have added names of their grandchildren still living in 1902 & their place of residence in 1902.

1. Mary m. David CURRIER of Potsdam, NY - Chas. L. (Chicago, IL); Robert S. (Aurora, IL); James B. (Freeport, IL) & David G. (Minneapolis, MN)
2. Margaret m. ____CROMBIE of Canada - Wm. & Alexander (Montreal, Canada) & Robert (near Montreal)
3. Rev. John b. 10 Nov. 1811 & d. 1899 MN m. *1st in 1839 to Sarah Fasset WILLIAMS of Mooers / Potsdam, NY -2nd in 1883 Charlotte O'DAY - * Wm. J., Rev. (Oberlin, OH) - I have an 18 page published bio of his life & career.
4. Jennet m. Horsy WASHBURN - David (IA) & Harvery (MN)
5. Judith m. Francis TOWNSEND - Martha NELSON (MN), Christiana NELSON (Onieda, IL) & Martha RUSSELL (Chicago, IL)
6. David M. m. Hariet POMROY - Mrs. Chas SQUIRES (Chicago, IL)
7. William - never married
8. Rebecca m. John BARNES
9. Elizabeth - never married
10.Martha B. 3 May 1824 & d. 28 Aug. 1902 m. Chas. Ridgway SHREVE - Thos. Wistar (Martins Ferry, OH) [my husband's grandfather]
11.James Henry - never married
12.Hester m. 1st James C. Medill & 2nd James SAXTON

As of 1902 all of the above children of Robert & Christiana (FLINN) BRADSHAW were deceased except for #10 Martha who lived in Martins Ferry, OH & #12 Hester who lived in Chicago, IL.

Cpl John Bradshaw's daughter Nancy Posted by: Linda McDonald
Date: July 06, 2001 at 09:48:50 In Reply to: Cpl John Bradshaw UEL Born abt 1761 by Gord Adams

Can't help you much with John Bradshaw, but his daughter Nancy was one of my husband's ancestors. She was said to be from "Asnabruck." Her first husband David McWilliams died and she married again. McWilliams "had been downed while on a horse back journey to look after his UEL land." She married David Brown of Mouontain township of Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada. David's first wife, Margaret Guernsey, died there in 1806. David Brown was also a UEL loyalist and was from Vermont. From thier second marriage, Nancy & David Brown had 9 children.
The only source I have besides family tradition, is what I found in "Loyalist Lineages of Canada," Vol II, Part 1, p. 116, where there is a list of John Bradshaw's seven childen, which included Nancy and her husband David McWilliams. It said John was in the King's Royal Regiment of New York.


Here is the Family of David Brown and Nancy Bradshaw (d/o John Bradshaw and Mary Drew) in 1852

1852 / Canada West / Dundas (county) / 36 Mountain township / p. 18d, 19a, (37)
George L. Broeffle, Enumerator

40 Brown, David Farmer United States Wesleyan Methodist 70 M
41 Brown, Nancy Canada Wesleyan Methodist 66 F
42 Brown, William Labourer Canada Wesleyan Methodist 34 F
43 Brown, Hiram Labourer Canada Wesleyan Methodist 22 M
44 Brown, Mariah Canada Wesleyan Methodist 28 F
45 Brown, Johnathan Farmer Canada Wesleyan Methodist 30 M
46 Brown, Lidy Canada Wesleyan Methodist 25 F
47 Brown, Hariet Canada Wesleyan Methodist 2 F
48 Brown, Robert Farmer Canada Wesleyan Methodist 36 M
49 Brown, Sally Canada Wesleyan Methodist 32 F
50 Brown, Polly Canada Wesleyan Methodist 14 F

1852 / Canada West / Dundas (county) / 36 Mountain township / p. 19d, 20a, (39)
1 Brown, Silas Canada Wesleyan Methodist 10 M
2 Brown, Sary M. Canada Wesleyan Methodist 8 F
3 Brown, Seanath A. Canada Wesleyan Methodist 7 F
4 Brown, George E. Canada Wesleyan Methodist 4 M
5 Brown, James Shoemaker Canada Wesleyan Methodist 32 M
6 Brown, Liza Canada Wesleyan Methodist 27 F
7 Brown, Jemima Canada Wesleyan Methodist 8 F
8 Brown, Mary Canada Wesleyan Methodist 6 F
9 Brown, Jacob Canada Wesleyan Methodist 4 M
10 Brown, Carline Canada Wesleyan Methodist 2 F
11 Pike, Mr. Pedler England Wesleyan Methodist Augusta 40 M

  Noted events in his life were:

Owned: Half of lot 2 in 4th concession, on eastern boundary of Township No. 2 (now Cornwall), 1 Nov 1786, Cornwall Twp, Lunenburg District (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry), Quebec (Ontario), Canada. 3 The other half was owned by John Christie.

Will, 12 Feb 1814, Cornwall, Stormont, Eastern District (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry), Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada. Transcribed by Michelle Lockhart Jones about 3 December 2007:

Stormont, Dundas Glengarry Estate Files 1800 to 1821 Archives of Ontario Microfilm GS1 Reel 1251 Will filed 12 February 1814, written in his own handwriting.

In the name of God, Amen, I Paul Drew of the Town of Cornwall....
First I bequeath to my loving wife Margaret one quarter of Lot No. 10 in the 11th Concession of Cornwall, also all my household furniture, bed clothes, one cow and two swine;
Secondly to my son Paul the sum of 5 pounds to be paid to him by my wife;
Thirdly to my eldest daughter Agnes, wife of Thomas Young, 50 acres of land being the east quarter of Lot 23 in the Third Concession of Roxborough;
Fourthly to my second daughter Mary, wife of John Bradshaw, 50 acres of land being one quarter of Lot 23 in the Third Concession of Roxborough;
Fifthly to my third daughter Margaret, wife of Roger Wood, 50 acres of land being one quarter of Lot 23 in the Third Concession of Roxborough;
Sixthly to my fourth daughter Abigail, wife of John Wood, 50 acres of land being one quarter of Lot 23 in the Third Concession of Roxborough;
Seventhly to Paul Drew my grandson, 100 acres of land being the west half of Lot No. 2 in the fourth concession of Cornwall;
Eighthly to William Drew my grandson, 200 acres of land being Lot No. 3 in the ninth concession of Cornwall.
Appoint John Bradshaw and William Paterson as Executors, written the twentieth day of February 1812.
Signed by Paul Drew
Witnessed by William Cumming William Paterson John Christie

Paul married Margaret about 1757. (Margaret was born about 1737.)


1, (David L. Muir).

2 Johan Adam Papst U.E., Descendants and Ancestors,*CM&contentid=ZZZZZX75&contentclass=NEWS&categoryid=0&_lin=1 (Gord Adams).

3 Pringle, J. F, Lunenburgh or the Old Eastern District: Its Settlement and Early Progress (Cornwall, Ontario: Standard Printing House, 1890.), p. 406.

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