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John Steven Drew
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Birth: Jun. 2, 1846
Barwick
Thomas County
Georgia, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1918
Tampa
Hillsborough County
Florida, USA

Husband of Catharine Strickland Drew (married 11/11/1872 at Brooks Co., GA). Father of Laura Turner, Anon John, Osceola, and Susan. Son of William Drew and Mary Ann Cason.

Civil War: 1st Georgia Reserves, Company B, Jackson's Brigade, McLaw's Division. He was captured near Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1865 and was exchanged for a Northern prisoner the next day. He was discharged in Greensboro, North Carolina, and was on foot for over a month, eating berries and what other food he could forage. About a hundred miles from home he met his brother, Tom (Thomas Jefferson Drew), also walking, and they arrived in Barwick together. They were so dirty their mother would not let them in the house before a thorough scrubbing in the back yard. Then, she treated them to the first good meal they had had in months - fried chicken. Years later, in 1908, John was approved for a pension of $100 per year for his war service.

Moved to Dade City, Florida in 1890, by wagon from Barwick. His daughter Osceola caught pneumonia on the way and died soon after his arrival. He lived with his family in Dade City until his children were grown, and then moved to Tampa with his son Anon, with whom he lived at 2813 9th Street until his death. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Catherine Strickland Drew (1844 - 1923)*
 
 Children:
  Laura D. Croft (1874 - 1961)*
  Osceola Drew (1878 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dade City Cemetery
Dade City
Pasco County
Florida, USA
 
Maintained by: Martha Reid 19 UDC
Originally Created by: Rattlebox (inactive)
Record added: Jun 28, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9006024
John Steven Drew
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John Steven Drew
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John Steven Drew
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With honor and respect. ★☆★
- sniksnak
 Added: Sep. 16, 2014

- Evangelineღ
 Added: Aug. 27, 2014
This fellow Georgian salutes you for your service to our beloved Great State of Georgia, and to The Confederate States of America!
- C. Harris Collier, III
 Added: Aug. 22, 2014
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