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Ferdinand Sylvester Drewry

Male 1848 - 1939  (90 years)


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  • Name Ferdinand Sylvester Drewry  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 25 Dec 1848  Fayette County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Birth 1849  [7
    Residence 1860  Line Creek, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1870  Line Creek, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1900  Williamson, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1910  Driver, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1920  Williamson, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1930  Hollonville, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 22 Jun 1939  Williamson, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried 24 Jun 1939  Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, Williamson, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
      D Hill dawnlfdp@yahoo.com October 23, 2003, 8:40 pm

      Pike County Journal, Friday, June 30, 1939

      Mr. F.S. Drewry Died in Williamson

      Impressive funeral services for Mr. Ferdinand Sylvester Drewry, 90-year-old Pike county Confederate Veteran, were conducted from the Williamson Christian church Saturday. The body lay in state for an hour before the funeral. Rev. John Lambert, pastor, and Rev. Charles B. Holder, pastor of the First Christian church of Griffin, officiated. Burial was in the Williamson Baptist churchyard with Haisten Brothers, funeral directors, in charge. Pallbearers were C. S. and M. E. Yarbrough, C. P. Scott, Howard Connell, Ray Dickinson, Jr., and Ed Wood. The Spalding Grays had charge of military services at the graveside. Mr. Drewry died late Thursday night at his home in Williamson, following a brief illness. He entered the War Between the States at the age of 15 and served with distinction throughout. Born in Fayette county, he was in Spalding, but moved to Pike in 1873 to make his home. He taught school for many years. On Dec. 2, 1869, he was married to Miss Rebecca Halsey. He was a charter member of the Williamson Christian church, and was an elder in the church for half a century. He was justice of
      the peace in his community for 40 years, and only retired in recent years. He was a widely known retired farmer. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Belle Dickinson, of Williamson; and two sons,
      T.E. Drewry, of Williamson, and Will Drewry, of Atlanta.

      Additional Comments:
      Providence Baptist Church, Pike County, Georgia
      F.S. Drewry b. 12/25/1848 d. 6/22/1939
      Rebecca Holsey Drewry b. 5/2/1851 d. 12/13/1924
    Person ID I1357  Dickinson
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2009 

    Father Eldridge H Drewry,   b. ca. 1823, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca. 1878, Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Emily O Bell 
    Married 1843  Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Nancy Holsey,   b. 2 May 1851, Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1924, Williamson, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 2 Dec 1869  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Belle Drewry,   b. 12 Jun 1873, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1947, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Thomas Eldridge Drewry,   b. 22 May 1877, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1950, Pickens, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. William Ellis Drewry,   b. 1 Apr 1875, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1963, Fulton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Family ID F0422  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Dec 1848 - Fayette County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Line Creek, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Line Creek, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Williamson, Pike, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Driver, Pike, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Williamson, Pike, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jun 1939 - Williamson, Pike, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Jun 1939 - Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, Williamson, Pike, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Drewry, Ferdinand Sylvester
    Drewry, Ferdinand Sylvester
    Pension Assignment

  • Sources 
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      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860.M653, 1,438 rolls. Line Creek, Spalding, Georgia, post office Erin, roll M653_136, page 262, image 264.

    2. [S013029] 1900 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration).
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      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.Original data - 1870.
    4. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls.
    5. Minnesota. Minnesota Census Schedules for 1870. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T132, RG29, 13 rolls. Line Creek, Spalding, Georgia, post office Griffin, roll 173, page 506, image 627.

    6. [S013317] 1920 U.S. Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.T625, 2,076 rolls. Williamson, Pike, Georgia, ED , roll , page , image 650.

    7. [S015232] 1930 U.S. Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930).
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    8. [S013185] 1910 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910).
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