Mary J. Spence1

F, b. May 1865
FatherThomas W. Spence b. 1839, d. 1 Feb 1929
MotherMary Elizabeth 'Polly' Marshall b. 1841, d. 1932
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Last Edited21 Dec 1996
Birth*May 1865Mary was born in May 1865 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*20 April 1885She married Charles Marshall, son of Robert Marshall and Maria Spence, on 20 April 1885 at Somerset Co, MD.3 
Married Name20 April 1885 As of 20 April 1885,her married name was Marshall. 
Census*1900She was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Was Living1934Mary was living in 1934.1 

Family

Charles Marshall b. c 1864
Children 1.Lorace D. Marshall b. Dec 1886
 2.Beatrice Viola Marshall+ b. Jan 1892
 3.Arinthia Jane Marshall+ b. May 1894
 4.Leroy Marshall b. Dec 1898, d. 3 Oct 1962
 5.Rentha Marshall b. c 1901

Citations

  1. [S1298] Kenneth Earl 'Kenny' Dennis.
  2. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census, p72B/f460.
  3. [S595] Ruth T. Dryden, Lower Eastern Shore Maryland Marriages (including the counties of Somerset, Worcester, Wicomico) 1865-1906.

Lorace D. Marshall1

F, b. December 1886
FatherCharles Marshall b. c 1864
MotherMary J. Spence b. May 1865
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited21 Dec 1996
Birth*December 1886Lorace was born in December 1886 at Virginia.1 
Census*1900She was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Was Living1900Lorace was living in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census, p72B/f460.

Beatrice Viola Marshall1

F, b. January 1892
FatherCharles Marshall b. c 1864
MotherMary J. Spence b. May 1865
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Last Edited21 Dec 1996
Biography*According to Somerset Co marriage records, "Beatrice" Marshall, age 18, married Elmer Martin, age 21, both of Saxis Island, on 20 Feb 1910. However, according to Donald Martin's 1932 Northampton marriage record, he was born at Saxis Island in 1912, the son of Elmer Martin and Viloa Marshall. It is therefore assumed that her name was Beatrice Viola Marshall. 
Birth*January 1892Beatrice was born in January 1892 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Church member*1900Beatrice was on the in 1900 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.2 
Census*1900She was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Was Living1907Beatrice was living in 1907 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.3 
Marriage*23 December 1907She married Samuel Taylor on 23 December 1907 at Lawsonia, Som Co, MD.3 
Married Name23 December 1907 As of 23 December 1907,her married name was Taylor. 
Marriage*20 February 1910She married Elmer Martin, son of William T. Martin and Georgiana Miles, on 20 February 1910 at Asbury Meth Ch, Crisfield, Som Co, MD.3 
Married Name20 February 1910 As of 20 February 1910,her married name was Martin. 

Family 1

Samuel Taylor b. c 1886
Marriage*23 December 1907She married Samuel Taylor on 23 December 1907 at Lawsonia, Som Co, MD.3 

Family 2

Elmer Martin b. Apr 1893
Marriage*20 February 1910She married Elmer Martin, son of William T. Martin and Georgiana Miles, on 20 February 1910 at Asbury Meth Ch, Crisfield, Som Co, MD.3 

Citations

  1. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census, p73A/f460.
  2. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  3. [S42] Somerset Co, MD, Marriage Licenses, 1906-1921.

Samuel Taylor

M, b. circa 1886
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited21 Dec 1996
Birth*circa 1886Samuel was born circa 1886. 
Was Living1907Samuel was living in 1907 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA. 
Marriage*23 December 1907He married Beatrice Viola Marshall, daughter of Charles Marshall and Mary J. Spence, on 23 December 1907 at Lawsonia, Som Co, MD.1 

Family

Beatrice Viola Marshall b. Jan 1892

Citations

  1. [S42] Somerset Co, MD, Marriage Licenses, 1906-1921.

Leroy Marshall1

M, b. December 1898, d. 3 October 1962
FatherCharles Marshall b. c 1864
MotherMary J. Spence b. May 1865
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited21 Dec 1996
Biography*Mr. Leroy Marshall died in Northampton Hospital on 3 Oct 1962, aged 63 years. He was a retired movie projectionest, the son of the late Charles and Mary Spence Marshall, a native of Saxis. He spent most of his life in Cape Charles and was buried in the Cape Charles Cemetery. Survivors were listed (Pen. Ent., 4 Oct 1962). 
Birth*December 1898Leroy was born in December 1898 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Census*1900He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Death*3 October 1962Leroy died on 3 October 1962 at NAM Hospital, Nassawadox, N'hamp Co, VA, at age 63.2 
Burial*His body was interred at Cape Charles Cem, N'hamp Co, VA.3 

Citations

  1. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census, p73A/f460.
  2. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Obituary.
  3. [S559] Jean Merritt Mihalyka, Gravestone Inscriptions in Northampton County, Virginia.

George David Tyler1

M, b. circa 1888
FatherGeorge W. Tyler b. c 1856
MotherMary Jack Annis b. c 1864
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited29 Oct 2005
Birth*circa 1888George was born circa 1888 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*circa 1909He married Vinia Marshall, daughter of Samuel J. Marshall and Hester Annie Abbott, circa 1909. 
Census*1910He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1910 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Marriage*6 January 1913He married Lida N. Hart, daughter of William Frank Hart and Vianna S. Simpson, on 6 January 1913 at Hallwood, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as David Tyler, a 24 year old widowed oysterman, the son of George & Mary Tyler and she was shown as Lida N. Hart, age 16, the daughter of William F. & Vianna Hart..1 

Family 1

Vinia Marshall b. c 1893, d. 1 Apr 1910

Family 2

Lida N. Hart b. c 1897

Citations

  1. [S43] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #4, 1896-1925.
  2. [S39] 1910 Accomack Co, VA, Census.

William McKinley Marshall1

M, b. 4 March 1898, d. 22 July 1954
FatherSamuel J. Marshall b. 1863, d. 13 Sep 1932
MotherHester Annie Abbott b. c 1865, d. 26 Mar 1939
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited21 Dec 1996
Biography*William McKinley Marshall was christian at the Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA, in May 1903 (Church Records). He was listed as one of the mem who left for Camp Lee on 6 Sep 1918 from Saxis (Acc News, 13 Sep 1918). He was a US Army Pvt, 31 Co, 155 Depot Brg, in World War I (tombstone). Mr. William McKinley Marshall died at the Marine Hospital at Norfolk on 22 Jul 1954, aged 56 years. He was a waterman of Saxis, the son of the late Sam Marshall. Survivors were listed (Pen. Ent., 29 Jul 1954). 
Birth*4 March 1898William was born on 4 March 1898 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Census*1900He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.3 
Milit-Beg*William was a member of the armed forces serving at US Army, World War I.2 
Was Living5 June 1918William was living on 5 June 1918 at Saxis, Acc Co, VA, (Army Registration).4 
Death*22 July 1954William died on 22 July 1954 at Marine Hospital, Norfolk, VA, at age 56.5 
Burial*His body was interred at Ellis Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.2 

Citations

  1. [S76] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Infant Baptisms.
  2. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Army Registration.
  5. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Obituary.

Nellie F. Marshall1

F, b. 1899, d. 21 August 1930
FatherSamuel J. Marshall b. 1863, d. 13 Sep 1932
MotherHester Annie Abbott b. c 1865, d. 26 Mar 1939
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited21 Dec 1996
Biography*Mrs. Nellie S. Sterling, aged 31 years, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Fred Martin, at Saxis on 21 Aug 1930. The funeral was at the Holliness Church at Saxis, where she was a member, conducted by Rev. E.C. Walls and Fulcher. Interment was in the Ellis Cemetery at Saxis. She was survived by her parents, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers, who were listed (E.S. News, 29 Aug 1930). 
Birth*1899Nellie was born in 1899 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Church member*1900Nellie was on the in 1900 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.3 
Census*1900She was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.4 
ChristeningMay 1903She was christened in May 1903 at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.5 
Marriage*9 October 1915She married George S. Sterling, son of Elijah T. Sterling and Clara Riggin, on 9 October 1915 at Belinda, Acc Co, VA.1 
Married Name9 October 1915 As of 9 October 1915,her married name was Sterling. 
Death*21 August 1930Nellie died on 21 August 1930 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Burial*Her body was interred at Ellis Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.2 

Family

George S. Sterling b. c 1894
Marriage*9 October 1915She married George S. Sterling, son of Elijah T. Sterling and Clara Riggin, on 9 October 1915 at Belinda, Acc Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S43] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #4, 1896-1925.
  2. [S71] Eastern Shore News, Obituary.
  3. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  4. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  5. [S76] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Infant Baptisms.

George Edward Marshall1

M, b. 1888, d. 11 August 1927
FatherSamuel J. Marshall b. 1863, d. 13 Sep 1932
MotherHester Annie Abbott b. c 1865, d. 26 Mar 1939
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited31 Oct 2010
Birth*1888George was born in 1888 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Census*1900He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Marriage*10 February 1913He married Manie E. Crockett, daughter of Lewis (of Lewis Sr) Crockett Jr. and Rhoda 'Rodell' L. Evans, on 10 February 1913 at Somerset Co, MD. She was living at Saxis Island..3 
Was Living21 July 1917George was living on 21 July 1917 at Saxis, Acc Co, VA, (Army Registration).4 
Death*11 August 1927George died on 11 August 1927 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA. George E. Marshall, age 39 years, died on Saxis. The funeral was 12 Aug 1927 at the Holiness Church by the Rev. W.H. Vickers, with interment in the Ellis Cemetery. Survivors were listed (E.S. News, 19 Aug 1927). Mr. George E. Marshall of Saxis, VA, died on 11 Aug 1927, aged 39 years (Pen. Ent., 23 Aug 1962 - 35 years ago)..5 
Burial*His body was interred at Ellis Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.2 

Family

Manie E. Crockett b. 28 Jul 1896, d. Apr 1980
Children 1.Preston Irvin Marshall+ b. 5 Sep 1915, d. 30 Mar 1983
 2.Norman Elton 'Norkie' Marshall+ b. 18 Dec 1919, d. 27 Oct 1987
 3.Mildred 'Mickey' Marshall+ b. c 1925, d. 7 Jun 2008

Citations

  1. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census, p74B/f502.
  2. [S71] Eastern Shore News, Obituary.
  3. [S42] Somerset Co, MD, Marriage Licenses, 1906-1921.
  4. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Army Registration.
  5. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Obituary.

Maggie Marshall1

F, b. circa 1890, d. before 1932
FatherSamuel J. Marshall b. 1863, d. 13 Sep 1932
MotherHester Annie Abbott b. c 1865, d. 26 Mar 1939
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited9 Feb 1996
Birth*circa 1890Maggie was born circa 1890 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Church member*1900Maggie was on the in 1900 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.3 
Census*1900She was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Confirmation*20 August 1905Maggie was confirmed at age at an unknown age , on 20 August 1905 at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.4 
Death*before 1932Maggie died before 1932.5 

Citations

  1. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census, p74B/f502.
  2. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  3. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll, 1900 (wd. 11 Jan 1909).
  4. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll, 1900.
  5. [S1298] Kenneth Earl 'Kenny' Dennis.

Vinia Marshall1

F, b. circa 1893, d. 1 April 1910
FatherSamuel J. Marshall b. 1863, d. 13 Sep 1932
MotherHester Annie Abbott b. c 1865, d. 26 Mar 1939
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited29 Oct 2005
Biography* (an unknown value.) 
Birth*circa 1893Vinia was born circa 1893 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Census*1900She was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1909She married George David Tyler, son of George W. Tyler and Mary Jack Annis, circa 1909. 
Married Namecirca 1909 As of circa 1909,her married name was Tyler. 
Death*1 April 1910Vinia died on 1 April 1910 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA. Saxis - Mrs. Tyler, daughter of Mr. Samuel Marshall of A., deceased, died suddenly Friday, 1 Apr 1910, at the age of 17 (E.S. News, 7 Apr 1955 - 45 years ago). This is believed to have been Vinia, daughter of Samuel and Annie Abbott Marshall, as there was a Geroge D. Tyler (aged 22, an oysterman and a son-in-law without a wife) listed in the 1910 household (HH#68) of Samuel and Annie Marshall on Saxis..2 

Family

George David Tyler b. c 1888

Citations

  1. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  2. [S71] Eastern Shore News, Article.

Ranford C. Marshall1

M, b. 1901, d. 1970
FatherSamuel J. Marshall b. 1863, d. 13 Sep 1932
MotherHester Annie Abbott b. c 1865, d. 26 Mar 1939
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited21 Dec 1996
Birth*1901Ranford was born in 1901 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
ChristeningMay 1903He was christened in May 1903 at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.1 
Census*1910He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1910 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.3 
Census1920He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1920 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.4 
Marriage*27 October 1922He married Bessie C. Williams, daughter of Ralph Corbin 'Rafe' Williams and Lane E. 'Lacy' White, on 27 October 1922 at County Line, Somerset Co, MD.5 
Death*1970Ranford died in 1970.2 
Burial*His body was interred at Ellis Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.2 

Family

Bessie C. Williams b. 1905, d. 25 Mar 1931
Marriage*27 October 1922He married Bessie C. Williams, daughter of Ralph Corbin 'Rafe' Williams and Lane E. 'Lacy' White, on 27 October 1922 at County Line, Somerset Co, MD.5 

Citations

  1. [S76] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Infant Baptisms.
  2. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries.
  3. [S39] 1910 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S286] 1920 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  5. [S233] Somerset Co, MD, Marriage Licenses, 1921-1937.

John P. Marshall1

M, b. 4 August 1867, d. 1882
FatherJohn Riley Marshall b. c 1835
MotherLouisa 'Susan' Miles b. c 1848, d. 15 Oct 1894
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited21 Dec 1996
Birth*4 August 1867John was born on 4 August 1867 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Census*1870He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1870 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Census1880He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1880 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.3 
Death*1882John died in 1882 at Accomack Co, VA.4 

Citations

  1. [S601] Virginia Accomack County, Birth Register(s), 1853-1896.
  2. [S30] 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, p51/f389.
  3. [S31] 1880 Accomack Co, VA, Census, p40/f341.
  4. [S602] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Death Register(s), 1853-1896.

William Thomas 'Willie' Marshall1

M, b. 10 January 1886, d. 22 October 1964
FatherGeorge William Marshall b. 1859, d. 14 Oct 1931
MotherAnnie Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Hall b. c 1863, d. 28 Jun 1941
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited21 Dec 1996
Biography*William Thomas "Willie" Marshall was listed in the 1900 household of William and Lizzie Marshall as "Geo. H.", born Jun 1885; in 1910 as William J., age 25; and in 1920 as Willie T. Marshall, age 32. His 1886 Acc birth record shows him to be William T. His Acc marriage record shows him to be Willie T. and his obituary reported him as William Thomas Marshall. William T. Marshall, age 23, and Evelyn "Lytton", age 18, were issued a marriage license in Somerset Co, MD, on 1 Feb 1909, but it was returned unused by William T. Marshall. In addition to his main occupation as an oysterman, Willie Marshall was a collector for the Saxis Meth Ch for many years before his death. Mr. William Thomas Marshall of Saxis died in the Northampton Hospital on 22 Oct 1964, aged 78 years. He was the son of the late William and Elizabeth Hall Marshall, a lifelong resident of Saxis and a member of the Saxis Meth Ch. Survivors were listed (Pen. Ent., 29 Oct 1964). 
Birth219 January 1885Conflicting evidence states that William was born on 19 January 1885.2 
Birth*10 January 1886William was born on 10 January 1886 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Census*1900He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.3 
Census1910He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1910 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.4 
Marriage*6 January 1918He married Marcelean 'Lena' Killmon, daughter of Charles Thomas Killmon and Marceline E. Ewell, on 6 January 1918 at Accomack Co, VA.5 
Census1920He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1920 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.6 
Death*22 October 1964William died on 22 October 1964 at NAM Hospital, Nassawadox, N'hamp Co, VA, at age 78.7 

Family

Marcelean 'Lena' Killmon b. 15 Nov 1895, d. 23 Oct 1925
Marriage*6 January 1918He married Marcelean 'Lena' Killmon, daughter of Charles Thomas Killmon and Marceline E. Ewell, on 6 January 1918 at Accomack Co, VA.5 
Child 1.Roland Thomas Marshall+ b. 10 May 1919, d. 27 Sep 2000

Citations

  1. [S601] Virginia Accomack County, Birth Register(s), 1853-1896.
  2. [S293] Willie T. Marshall Bible.
  3. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S39] 1910 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  5. [S43] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #4, 1896-1925.
  6. [S286] 1920 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  7. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Obituary.

Harvey Vernon Drewer Sr.1

M, b. 1904, d. 1965
FatherHarvey Anderson Drewer b. 11 Sep 1875, d. 19 Dec 1955
MotherFlorence Temple Phillips b. 28 Dec 1878, d. 16 Mar 1934
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. James Davis (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Parramore (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited26 May 2017
Birth*1904Harvey was born in 1904 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Christening12 May 1907He was christened on 12 May 1907 at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.1 
Census*1910He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1910 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.3 
Marriage*24 August 1926He married Annie Pernal Furniss, daughter of Charles Solomon Furniss Sr. and Tryphenia Ann 'Triffy' Linton, on 24 August 1926 at Girdletree, Wor Co, MD.4 
Was Living16 January 1942Harvey was living on 16 January 1942 at Saxis, Acc Co, VA, (Selective Service).5 
Death*1965Harvey died in 1965. The following was taken from Vernon Drewer Obituary. - Harvey Vernon Drewer, Sr., 60, Chairman of the Accomack County Board of Supervisors, died unexpectedly in Northampton-Accomack Memorial Hospital at 6:00 a.m. yesterday, only hours before the Board was slated to sit at its regular session in Accomac. Mr. Drewer had been carried to the local hospital on Tuesday. He has been in the hospital for treatment on numerous occasions in the past few years. He had been Chairman of the Accomack County Supervisors since December, 20, 1961, following his election to that position after the death of the late W.E. West, Sr. of Tasley. A lifetime resident of Saxis, he was elected to the Board of Supervisors representing Atlantic District in 1955, following H.K. Baker into that office. The son of the late Harvey A. Drewer and Florence Phillips Drewer, he was known to be one of the largest seafood operators on the DelMarVA Peninsula and was owner of the largest fleet of freight boats on the Chesapeake Bay. Only last fall he had added another craft purchased in New York. Mr. Drewer was born on Saxis on August 18, 1904. Early in life he became interested in the seafood business and had been very successful. He was a member of Saxis Methodist Church and president of the H.A. Drewer Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Temperanceville Lodge 121, AF & AM, of Khedive Temple, Norfolk, and of the Atlantic District Ruritan Club..2 
Burial*His body was interred at Drewer Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.6 

Family

Annie Pernal Furniss b. 21 May 1904, d. 8 Nov 1970
Marriage*24 August 1926He married Annie Pernal Furniss, daughter of Charles Solomon Furniss Sr. and Tryphenia Ann 'Triffy' Linton, on 24 August 1926 at Girdletree, Wor Co, MD.4 
Children 1.Baby Drewer b. 1927, d. 1927
 2.Harvey Vernon Drewer Jr.+ b. 23 Jun 1928, d. 24 Oct 2009
 3.Stewart James Drewer b. Feb 1930, d. 26 Apr 1931

Citations

  1. [S76] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Infant Baptisms.
  2. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries.
  3. [S39] 1910 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S375] Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records #5, 1917-1936.
  5. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Selective Service.
  6. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.

Jewell Phillips Drewer1

F, b. 7 December 1911, d. 13 February 1991
FatherHarvey Anderson Drewer b. 11 Sep 1875, d. 19 Dec 1955
MotherFlorence Temple Phillips b. 28 Dec 1878, d. 16 Mar 1934
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#2)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Parramore (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited21 Dec 1996
Birth*7 December 1911Jewell was born on 7 December 1911 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Church member*1917Jewell was on the in 1917 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.3 
Census*1920She was listed as a resident in the census report in 1920 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Marriage*4 July 1927She married Hylan Guy Ewell, son of Samuel F. Ewell and Arinthia Jane Marshall, on 4 July 1927 at Pocomoke City, Worcester Co, MD.4 
Married Name4 July 1927 As of 4 July 1927,her married name was Ewell. 
Was Living1955Jewell was living in 1955.5 
Death*13 February 1991Jewell died on 13 February 1991 at NAM Hospital, Nassawadox, N'hamp Co, VA, at age 79.6 
Burial*Her body was interred at Downing's Cem, Oak Hall, Acc Co, VA.2 

Family

Hylan Guy Ewell b. 13 Feb 1906, d. 26 May 1988
Marriage*4 July 1927She married Hylan Guy Ewell, son of Samuel F. Ewell and Arinthia Jane Marshall, on 4 July 1927 at Pocomoke City, Worcester Co, MD.4 
Children 1.Stewart Guy Ewell+ b. 28 Nov 1931, d. 24 Mar 2001
 2.Irene Temple Ewell+ b. 19 Feb 1933, d. 19 Jan 2014

Citations

  1. [S286] 1920 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  2. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  4. [S375] Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records #5, 1917-1936.
  5. [S1106] Opal Furniss.
  6. [S71] Eastern Shore News, Obituary.

Hylan Guy Ewell1

M, b. 13 February 1906, d. 26 May 1988
FatherSamuel F. Ewell b. 31 Oct 1870, d. 12 Mar 1941
MotherArinthia Jane Marshall b. c 1877, d. 29 May 1926
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#2)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Parramore (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited3 Jun 2003
Birth*13 February 1906Hylan was born on 13 February 1906 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Census*1910He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1910 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Census1920He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1920 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.3 
Marriage*4 July 1927He married Jewell Phillips Drewer, daughter of Harvey Anderson Drewer and Florence Temple Phillips, on 4 July 1927 at Pocomoke City, Worcester Co, MD.4 
Was Living1941Hylan was living in 1941 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.5 
Death*26 May 1988Hylan died on 26 May 1988 at age 82.2 
Burial*His body was interred at Downing's Cem, Oak Hall, Acc Co, VA.2 

Family

Jewell Phillips Drewer b. 7 Dec 1911, d. 13 Feb 1991
Marriage*4 July 1927He married Jewell Phillips Drewer, daughter of Harvey Anderson Drewer and Florence Temple Phillips, on 4 July 1927 at Pocomoke City, Worcester Co, MD.4 
Children 1.Stewart Guy Ewell+ b. 28 Nov 1931, d. 24 Mar 2001
 2.Irene Temple Ewell+ b. 19 Feb 1933, d. 19 Jan 2014

Citations

  1. [S39] 1910 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  2. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S286] 1920 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S375] Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records #5, 1917-1936.
  5. [S1106] Opal Furniss.

Stewart Guy Ewell1

M, b. 28 November 1931, d. 24 March 2001
FatherHylan Guy Ewell b. 13 Feb 1906, d. 26 May 1988
MotherJewell Phillips Drewer b. 7 Dec 1911, d. 13 Feb 1991
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#2)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of John Parramore (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited23 Apr 2015
Birth*28 November 1931Stewart was born on 28 November 1931 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Milit-Beg*Stewart was a member of the armed forces serving at US Army.1 
Marriage*29 July 1956He married Judith Byrd Miles, daughter of James William Miles and Annie Laurie Byrd, on 29 July 1956 at Methodist Church, Saxis, Acc Co, VA. Miss Judith Byrd Miles, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Miles of Saxis, married Mr. Stewart Guy Ewell, son of Hylan Ewell of Saxis on 29 Jul 1956 at Saxis Methodist Church (Pen. Ent., 9 Aug 1956)..3 
Death*24 March 2001Stewart died on 24 March 2001 at P.G. Hospital, Salisbury, Wic Co, MD, at age 69. 

Family

Judith Byrd Miles b. 11 Feb 1939, d. 6 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. [S1107] Stewart Guy Ewell.
  2. [S1106] Opal Furniss.
  3. [S50] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #6, 1936-1968.

Irene Temple Ewell1

F, b. 19 February 1933, d. 19 January 2014
FatherHylan Guy Ewell b. 13 Feb 1906, d. 26 May 1988
MotherJewell Phillips Drewer b. 7 Dec 1911, d. 13 Feb 1991
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Parramore (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited18 Jan 2014
Birth*19 February 1933Irene was born on 19 February 1933 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Baptism25 October 1936She was baptized on 25 October 1936 at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.3 
Married Name18 April 1951 As of 18 April 1951,her married name was East. 
Death*19 January 2014She died on 19 January 2014 at age 80. 

Citations

  1. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Marriage.
  2. [S1108] Jewell Phillips Drewer.
  3. [S4] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927.

Judith Byrd Miles1

F, b. 11 February 1939, d. 6 April 2012
FatherJames William Miles b. 2 May 1915, d. 5 Sep 1978
MotherAnnie Laurie Byrd b. 24 Feb 1921, d. 16 May 2002
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#2)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of John Parramore (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited9 Apr 2012
Birth*11 February 1939Judith was born on 11 February 1939 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Marriage*29 July 1956She married Stewart Guy Ewell, son of Hylan Guy Ewell and Jewell Phillips Drewer, on 29 July 1956 at Methodist Church, Saxis, Acc Co, VA. Miss Judith Byrd Miles, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Miles of Saxis, married Mr. Stewart Guy Ewell, son of Hylan Ewell of Saxis on 29 Jul 1956 at Saxis Methodist Church (Pen. Ent., 9 Aug 1956)..1 
Married Name29 July 1956 As of 29 July 1956,her married name was Ewell. 
Death*6 April 2012Judith Byrd Miles died on 6 April 2012 at Nassawadox, N'hamp Co, VA, at age 73. Mrs. Judith Miles Ewell, 73, of Saxis, wife of the late Stewart G. Ewell, passed away Friday, April 6, 2012 at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox, VA. Born on February 11, 1939 in Saxis, VA she was the daughter of the late James W. Miles and Annie Byrd Miles. Judith was a retired Postmaster for the Saxis Post Office, where she served for 33 years. She was also an avid seamstress and loved to collect and make dolls. She is survived by two daughters, Denise Chance and husband Larry of Saxis, Va and Melanie Bailey and husband Bill of Saxis, VA; two brothers, Mark Miles and wife Linda of Saxis, VA and Barry Miles and wife Lynn of Snow Hill, MD and four grandchildren, Chad and Cory Chance and Brooke and William Bailey. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM from the Saxis United Methodist Church with Rev. William Jefferson officiating. Interment will follow in the Downing’s Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7-9 PM at Saxis United Methodist Church in Saxis, VA.
 

Family

Stewart Guy Ewell b. 28 Nov 1931, d. 24 Mar 2001

Citations

  1. [S50] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #6, 1936-1968.
  2. [S1108] Jewell Phillips Drewer.

Lloyd MacDuffy Drewer1,2

M, b. 31 August 1870, d. 9 September 1946
FatherJohn Wesley Drewer b. 1843, d. 10 Sep 1912
MotherEliza Jane Miles b. 17 Sep 1843, d. 20 Feb 1915
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#2)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited12 Oct 2015
Birth*31 August 1870Lloyd was born on 31 August 1870 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA. The family Bible shows his name as Lloyd MacDuffy Drewer..2 
Census*1880He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1880 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.3 
Marriage*10 July 1892He married Virginia Leigh Grinnalds, daughter of James H. Grinnalds and Tabitha Jane Parks, on 10 July 1892 at Oak Hall, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Lloyd M. Drewer, a 21 year old merchant, born & living in Acc Co, the son of John W. & Eliza J. Drewer and she was shown as Virginia Lee Grinnalds, age 21, also born & living in Acc Co, the daughter of James H. & Tabitha Jane Grinnalds. They were married by R.B. Scott. They had applied for a marriage license in Somerset Co, MD, on 22 Jan 1892..1 
Church member*1898Lloyd was on the in 1898 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.4 
Land mortgaged*14 June 1907He was named in deed of mortgage on 14 June 1907 at Saxis Island, Accomack Co, VA. John A. "X" Martin & wife Fannie (signed name) and James "X" Martin & wife Mary "X" sold to Lloyd M. Drewer, trustee, to secure a loan for $100 made payable to William L. Nock. Two tracts of land on Saxas Island tract #1 bounded on N by Geo. W. Glenn, on E by Thomas H. Linton, on S by public road, on W by Frank Fletcher 1/2 acre and tract #2 bounded on N by Webster W. White, on E by Wm. Dennis, on S by outlet from public road to Pocomoke Sound shore, on W by Pocomoke Sound 2 acres. William C. Lewis, Notory Public certified the deed. Debt fully paid on 26 Jun 1917.5 
Biography*1910Evelyn (Lewis) Powell remembers Lloyd as a unique person. Some people said he was a bit crazy. Her mother, Mae, said if he had a lot of money he would have been an eccentric. What would a 4th of July have been like without him? Just another day. He made it special. He had a big fried chicken, oyster and clam fritter dinner with all the trimmings. A lot of people from other places came and Lloyd always said to one of the colored people who cooked, get this young-un a big oyster sandwich. Evelyn bought an ice cream cone with the nickel her Grandpa gave her. He made the ice cream and it always had a little bit of rock salt in it. Every child in Saxis must have came. When Mae was small he had a carousel. He also farmed and was a peddler. He had an open truck which was covered around with chicken wire and solid rubber tires. He picked up Roland Ellis one afternoon seeking a ride home. Roland was a very tall, big-boned man and he wasn't always clean shaven, so he had to sit on his haunches to fit in the back of the truck. They were riding in the area known as Long Road, where colored people lived. Men, women and little children came to the truck and looked at Roland and quickly moved away. Roland asked Uncle Lloyd what was wrong with those people. Lloyd had told them Roland was a gorilla. People from the whole area knew him, especially the colored ones. Aunt Leigh was just his opposite. She was a school teacher and a real lady." Mr. Lloyd M. Drewer of Saxis died on 9 Sep 1946 at the home of his son, John H. Drewer, Shields, VA, and was buried in the Drewer Cemetery, survivors were listed (Pen. Ent., 13 Sep 1946). 
Anecdote*30 July 1923 On or about 30 July 1923 L.M. Drewer placed an announcement in one of the Eastern Shore newspapers titled BATHING AT SAXIS - I have fitted a suite of bathing houses at my fair grounds at Saxis, Va. Out door movies at night and plenty to eat. Open the balance of the season. Fishing parties can be accommodated. Plenty of fish, fine bathing and no danger. Clean white sand shore with a gradual incline suitable for children of adults. 
Was Living1942Lloyd was living in 1942 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.6 
Death*9 September 1946Lloyd died on 9 September 1946 at Shields, Acc Co, VA, at age 76.7 
Burial*His body was interred at Drewer Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.8 

Family

Virginia Leigh Grinnalds b. 10 Dec 1871, d. 1 Sep 1942
Marriage*10 July 1892He married Virginia Leigh Grinnalds, daughter of James H. Grinnalds and Tabitha Jane Parks, on 10 July 1892 at Oak Hall, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Lloyd M. Drewer, a 21 year old merchant, born & living in Acc Co, the son of John W. & Eliza J. Drewer and she was shown as Virginia Lee Grinnalds, age 21, also born & living in Acc Co, the daughter of James H. & Tabitha Jane Grinnalds. They were married by R.B. Scott. They had applied for a marriage license in Somerset Co, MD, on 22 Jan 1892..1 
Children 1.Irene Grinnalds Drewer+ b. 4 May 1893, d. 5 Jun 1923
 2.James Earl Drewer b. 16 Nov 1896, d. 3 Oct 1910
 3.Walter Lloyd Drewer+ b. 12 Aug 1900, d. 14 Aug 1960
 4.Claude Wesley Drewer Sr.+ b. 18 Jun 1903, d. 23 Apr 1958
 5.John Henry Drewer+ b. 17 Apr 1905, d. 14 Aug 1982
 6.William Thomas Drewer Sr.+ b. 28 Jul 1908, d. 23 Mar 1967

Citations

  1. [S17] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #3, 1853-1896.
  2. [S2344] John Wesley Drewer Bible (it passed to his daughter Mary Jane Drewer who married Sewell Linton, then to their daughter Grace Linton Jameson & then to Irene Drewer who lived near her in Wilmington, DE & then to her sister Roslie Drewer Taylor Daley in Onancock, VA where it was photographed by M.K. Miles on 31 Oct 2013).
  3. [S31] 1880 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  5. [S2422] , p. 150 (John & James Martin to Lloyd Drewer).
  6. [S1083] Mildred Lee 'Mickey' Drewer.
  7. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Obituary.
  8. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries.

Virginia Leigh Grinnalds1

F, b. 10 December 1871, d. 1 September 1942
FatherJames H. Grinnalds b. 21 May 1838, d. 18 Feb 1896
MotherTabitha Jane Parks b. 12 Mar 1836, d. 20 Nov 1905
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#2)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited12 May 2011
Birth*10 December 1871Virginia was born on 10 December 1871 at Parksley, Acc Co, VA.1 
Marriage*10 July 1892She married Lloyd MacDuffy Drewer, son of John Wesley Drewer and Eliza Jane Miles, on 10 July 1892 at Oak Hall, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Lloyd M. Drewer, a 21 year old merchant, born & living in Acc Co, the son of John W. & Eliza J. Drewer and she was shown as Virginia Lee Grinnalds, age 21, also born & living in Acc Co, the daughter of James H. & Tabitha Jane Grinnalds. They were married by R.B. Scott. They had applied for a marriage license in Somerset Co, MD, on 22 Jan 1892..2 
Married Name10 July 1892 As of 10 July 1892,her married name was Drewer. 
Church member*1898Virginia was on the in 1898 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.3 
Census*1900She was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.4 
Was Living1905Virginia was living in 1905.5 
Death*1 September 1942Virginia died on 1 September 1942 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA, at age 70. Mrs. Virginia Leigh (Grinnalds) Drewer, wife of Lloyd Drewer, died at Saxis on 1 Sep 1942, aged 67 years, survivors were listed (Pen. Ent., 4 Sep 1942)..6 
Burial*Her body was interred at Drewer Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.7 

Family

Lloyd MacDuffy Drewer b. 31 Aug 1870, d. 9 Sep 1946
Marriage*10 July 1892She married Lloyd MacDuffy Drewer, son of John Wesley Drewer and Eliza Jane Miles, on 10 July 1892 at Oak Hall, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Lloyd M. Drewer, a 21 year old merchant, born & living in Acc Co, the son of John W. & Eliza J. Drewer and she was shown as Virginia Lee Grinnalds, age 21, also born & living in Acc Co, the daughter of James H. & Tabitha Jane Grinnalds. They were married by R.B. Scott. They had applied for a marriage license in Somerset Co, MD, on 22 Jan 1892..2 
Children 1.Irene Grinnalds Drewer+ b. 4 May 1893, d. 5 Jun 1923
 2.James Earl Drewer b. 16 Nov 1896, d. 3 Oct 1910
 3.Walter Lloyd Drewer+ b. 12 Aug 1900, d. 14 Aug 1960
 4.Claude Wesley Drewer Sr.+ b. 18 Jun 1903, d. 23 Apr 1958
 5.John Henry Drewer+ b. 17 Apr 1905, d. 14 Aug 1982
 6.William Thomas Drewer Sr.+ b. 28 Jul 1908, d. 23 Mar 1967

Citations

  1. [S5] Grinnalds/Drewer Family Records.
  2. [S17] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #3, 1853-1896.
  3. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  4. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  5. [S1083] Mildred Lee 'Mickey' Drewer.
  6. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Obituary.
  7. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries.

Mary Jane Drewer1

F, b. 19 February 1867, d. 14 February 1871
FatherJohn Wesley Drewer b. 1843, d. 10 Sep 1912
MotherEliza Jane Miles b. 17 Sep 1843, d. 20 Feb 1915
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Last Edited31 Oct 2013
Birth*19 February 1867Mary was born on 19 February 1867 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Census*1870She was listed as a resident in the census report in 1870 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Death*14 February 1871Mary died on 14 February 1871 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA, at age 3. She died at the age of 3 years. The cause of death was pneumonia..3,2 

Citations

  1. [S30] 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  2. [S2344] John Wesley Drewer Bible (it passed to his daughter Mary Jane Drewer who married Sewell Linton, then to their daughter Grace Linton Jameson & then to Irene Drewer who lived near her in Wilmington, DE & then to her sister Roslie Drewer Taylor Daley in Onancock, VA where it was photographed by M.K. Miles on 31 Oct 2013).
  3. [S602] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Death Register(s), 1853-1896.

Marda Ellen 'Maude' Drewer1

F, b. 31 May 1872, d. 24 November 1946
FatherJohn Wesley Drewer b. 1843, d. 10 Sep 1912
MotherEliza Jane Miles b. 17 Sep 1843, d. 20 Feb 1915
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Last Edited31 Oct 2013
Birth*31 May 1872Marda was born on 31 May 1872 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Census*1880She was listed as a resident in the census report in 1880 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Marriage*25 December 1886She married John Lindham 'Bud' Taylor, son of Thorogood S. Taylor and Eveline|Emeline T. Wessells, on 25 December 1886 at Worcester Co, MD.3 
Married Name25 December 1886 As of 25 December 1886,her married name was Taylor. 
Biography*The following information was provided by Evelyn (Lewis) Powell. "Aunt Maude married her school teacher when she was 13 years old and her first child was born when she was 15 years old. Her husband, Mr. Bud Taylor, taught most of the family during this period. Whether you had a pain in your big toe or were seriously ill she was the first one called on to help heal you. She was always helping someone, always doing something for someone: sewing, repairing clothing, darning, and a specialist at laundering shirts. Once someone was visiting relatives in Saxis, but they were staying with Maude instead of with their relatives. Evelyn asked her mother, Mae, why they were staying with Maude and Mae replied, "because it was 'Sprawlings Hotel' and everyone who needed a place to stay was welcome." She was very religious. She was in a circle group wearing a pearl or colored bead necklace at a "Camp Meeting" and another member stuck his finger through the necklace and told her if she wanted to get to heaven she had to get rid of that. It is thought that God took her in anyway." Mrs. Maude E. Taylor, widow of Mr. John L. Taylor, of Saxis, died at the home of her brother, Marvin T. Drewer, on Saxis, Sunday, 24 Nov 1946, aged 74 years. She was a life long member of the Saxis Methodist Church, was very active in its work and was at the church when stricken last Thursday morning. Survivors were listed (Pen. Ent., 29 Nov 1946). 
Church member*1917Marda was on the in 1917 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.4 
Was LivingSeptember 1946Marda was living in September 1946 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.5 
Death*24 November 1946Marda died on 24 November 1946 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA, at age 74.6 
Burial*Her body was interred at Taylor Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.7 

Family

John Lindham 'Bud' Taylor b. 1862, d. 23 Aug 1942
Marriage*25 December 1886She married John Lindham 'Bud' Taylor, son of Thorogood S. Taylor and Eveline|Emeline T. Wessells, on 25 December 1886 at Worcester Co, MD.3 
Children 1.Viola Sally Taylor+ b. 1887, d. 7 Dec 1944
 2.Lillian V. Eliza 'Lill' Taylor+ b. 31 Dec 1889, d. Oct 1974
 3.Cecil Auvergne Taylor b. 24 Feb 1893, d. 27 Jul 1967
 4.John Wesley Taylor b. 9 May 1896, d. 1896

Citations

  1. [S2344] John Wesley Drewer Bible (it passed to his daughter Mary Jane Drewer who married Sewell Linton, then to their daughter Grace Linton Jameson & then to Irene Drewer who lived near her in Wilmington, DE & then to her sister Roslie Drewer Taylor Daley in Onancock, VA where it was photographed by M.K. Miles on 31 Oct 2013).
  2. [S31] 1880 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  3. [S595] Ruth T. Dryden, Lower Eastern Shore Maryland Marriages (including the counties of Somerset, Worcester, Wicomico) 1865-1906.
  4. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  5. [S1083] Mildred Lee 'Mickey' Drewer.
  6. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Obituary.
  7. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries, no marker.

John Lindham 'Bud' Taylor1

M, b. 1862, d. 23 August 1942
FatherThorogood S. Taylor b. c 1825
MotherEveline|Emeline T. Wessells b. c 1831
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Last Edited28 Nov 2010
Birth*1862John was born in 1862 at Mearsville, Acc Co, VA.1 
Biography*Our school teacher, Mr. John L. Taylor, has concluded to make Sykes his permanent home and is having a handsome dwelling erected (Pen. Ent., 8 Aug 1885). Mr. John L. Taylor, Sykes Island, was on a list of teachers of Acc Co (Pen. Ent., 21 Jan 1888). Mr. John L. Taylor of Saxis and aged 80 years, died on 23 Aug 1942. Services were at Saxis Methodist Church on 25 Aug by Rev. Forrest and Weaver, with interment in the Taylor Cemetery on Saxis. Mr. Taylor taught school at Mearsville, Modest Town and Saxis. Survivors were listed (E.S. News, 28 Aug 1942). 
Marriage*25 December 1886He married Marda Ellen 'Maude' Drewer, daughter of John Wesley Drewer and Eliza Jane Miles, on 25 December 1886 at Worcester Co, MD.2 
Was Livingafter 1886John was living after 1886 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Census*1910He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1910 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.3 
Church member*1917John was on the in 1917 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.4 
Death*23 August 1942John died on 23 August 1942.4 
Burial*His body was interred at Taylor Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.5 

Family

Marda Ellen 'Maude' Drewer b. 31 May 1872, d. 24 Nov 1946
Marriage*25 December 1886He married Marda Ellen 'Maude' Drewer, daughter of John Wesley Drewer and Eliza Jane Miles, on 25 December 1886 at Worcester Co, MD.2 
Children 1.Viola Sally Taylor+ b. 1887, d. 7 Dec 1944
 2.Lillian V. Eliza 'Lill' Taylor+ b. 31 Dec 1889, d. Oct 1974
 3.Cecil Auvergne Taylor b. 24 Feb 1893, d. 27 Jul 1967
 4.John Wesley Taylor b. 9 May 1896, d. 1896

Citations

  1. [S1084] Auvergne Taylor Linton.
  2. [S595] Ruth T. Dryden, Lower Eastern Shore Maryland Marriages (including the counties of Somerset, Worcester, Wicomico) 1865-1906.
  3. [S39] 1910 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  5. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries, no marker.

Harvey Anderson Drewer1

M, b. 11 September 1875, d. 19 December 1955
FatherJohn Wesley Drewer b. 1843, d. 10 Sep 1912
MotherEliza Jane Miles b. 17 Sep 1843, d. 20 Feb 1915
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#2)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Parramore (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited31 Oct 2013
Birth*11 September 1875Harvey was born on 11 September 1875 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2,1 
Census*1880He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1880 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.3 
Marriage*27 August 1897He married Florence Temple Phillips, daughter of Levin Thomas Phillips and Margaret J.D. 'Maggie' Groten, on 27 August 1897 at Oak Hall, Acc Co, VA.4 
Church member*1898Harvey was on the in 1898 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.5 
Marriage*24 September 1935He married Naomi Franklin Spence, daughter of John Wesley Spence and Julia Bertha Stant, on 24 September 1935 at Oak Hall, Acc Co, VA.6 
Biography*1940Evelyn (Lewis) Powell remembers earning nickels after Sunday School by scratching her Uncle Harvey Drewer's head until he was asleep. He and his brother, John R., both shared that enjoyment. His daughter Jewell and Evelyn were great pals, so Evelyn was in his house often. He taught a Bible Class for many years at the Saxis Methodist Church. Contrary to their desire to get out of Sunday School early, he was asked to address the congregation and they knew they would be there for another hour. Especially if he started talking about "Mom and Pap." It was particularly rough when the girls had dates waiting for them after church. One Sunday he was walking to church and met a young man. Harvey said to him, "you are going in the wrong direction." The young man replied, "Mr. Harvey, are you going to speak after Sunday School?" "Its possible," said Mr. Harvey. "Then I'm not going because you talk too long," said the young man. So Mr. Harvey promised to not talk so long if the young man would go to church with him. When asked to talk after Sunday School that day he told the congregation about his conversation with the young man and said, "Be good children" and sat down. His son Vernon delighted in throwing Jimmy crabs at Evelyn's bare feet when he worked for John R. Drewer and again when he had his own business." Mr. Harvey A. Drewer died at his home at Saxis on 19 Dec 1955, aged 80 years. He was the son of the late John & Elizabeth Miles Drewer. Survivors were listed (Pen. Ent., 22 Dec 1955). 
Death*19 December 1955Harvey died on 19 December 1955 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA, at age 80.7 
Burial*His body was interred at Drewer Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.2 

Family 1

Florence Temple Phillips b. 28 Dec 1878, d. 16 Mar 1934
Marriage*27 August 1897He married Florence Temple Phillips, daughter of Levin Thomas Phillips and Margaret J.D. 'Maggie' Groten, on 27 August 1897 at Oak Hall, Acc Co, VA.4 
Children 1.(-----) Drewer b. c 1901, d. c 1902
 2.Harvey Vernon Drewer Sr.+ b. 1904, d. 1965
 3.Jewell Phillips Drewer+ b. 7 Dec 1911, d. 13 Feb 1991

Family 2

Naomi Franklin Spence b. 8 Jan 1897, d. 14 Jan 1971
Marriage*24 September 1935He married Naomi Franklin Spence, daughter of John Wesley Spence and Julia Bertha Stant, on 24 September 1935 at Oak Hall, Acc Co, VA.6 
Child 1.Baby Drewer b. c 1936, d. c 1936

Citations

  1. [S2344] John Wesley Drewer Bible (it passed to his daughter Mary Jane Drewer who married Sewell Linton, then to their daughter Grace Linton Jameson & then to Irene Drewer who lived near her in Wilmington, DE & then to her sister Roslie Drewer Taylor Daley in Onancock, VA where it was photographed by M.K. Miles on 31 Oct 2013).
  2. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries.
  3. [S31] 1880 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S43] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #4, 1896-1925.
  5. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  6. [S52] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #5, 1926-1936.
  7. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Obituary.

Florence Temple Phillips1

F, b. 28 December 1878, d. 16 March 1934
FatherLevin Thomas Phillips b. Nov 1847
MotherMargaret J.D. 'Maggie' Groten b. Jan 1851
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#2)
Descendants of John Parramore (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited21 Dec 1996
Biography*The 1910 Census showed Florence (Phillips) Drewer as having had 2 children born, but on 1 living. Mrs. Florence T. Drewer, wife of Harvey A. Drewer, died on 16 Mar 1934 at Saxis, aged 55, survivors were listed (Pen. Ent., 24 Mar 1934). 
Birth*28 December 1878Florence was born on 28 December 1878 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*27 August 1897She married Harvey Anderson Drewer, son of John Wesley Drewer and Eliza Jane Miles, on 27 August 1897 at Oak Hall, Acc Co, VA.1 
Married Name27 August 1897 As of 27 August 1897,her married name was Drewer. 
Census*1900She was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.3 
Confirmation*3 September 1916Florence was confirmed at age 37, on 3 September 1916 at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.4 
Church member*1917Florence was on the in 1917 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.4 
Death*16 March 1934Florence died on 16 March 1934 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA, at age 55.2 
Burial*Her body was interred at Drewer Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.2 

Family

Harvey Anderson Drewer b. 11 Sep 1875, d. 19 Dec 1955
Marriage*27 August 1897She married Harvey Anderson Drewer, son of John Wesley Drewer and Eliza Jane Miles, on 27 August 1897 at Oak Hall, Acc Co, VA.1 
Children 1.(-----) Drewer b. c 1901, d. c 1902
 2.Harvey Vernon Drewer Sr.+ b. 1904, d. 1965
 3.Jewell Phillips Drewer+ b. 7 Dec 1911, d. 13 Feb 1991

Citations

  1. [S43] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #4, 1896-1925.
  2. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries.
  3. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.

Naomi Franklin Spence1

F, b. 8 January 1897, d. 14 January 1971
FatherJohn Wesley Spence b. Sep 1875, d. a 1934
MotherJulia Bertha Stant b. 1878, d. 11 Dec 1954
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West) (#1)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West) (#2)
Last Edited19 Jan 2015
Birth*8 January 1897Naomi was born on 8 January 1897 at Watts Island, Acc Co, VA. Carroll W. Marshall reported that she was born on 28 Jun 1898..2,3 
Christening18 August 1898She was christened on 18 August 1898 at Methodist Church, Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.4 
Census*1900She was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.5 
Marriage*16 July 1913She married Carroll Lee Marshall I, son of John Augustus 'Gus' Martin and Bettie Washington 'Jane" Mister, on 16 July 1913 at Somerset Co, MD.6 
Married Name16 July 1913 As of 16 July 1913,her married name was Marshall. 
Church member*1917Naomi was on the in 1917 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.7 
Marriage*24 September 1935She married Harvey Anderson Drewer, son of John Wesley Drewer and Eliza Jane Miles, on 24 September 1935 at Oak Hall, Acc Co, VA.1 
Married Name24 September 1935 As of 24 September 1935,her married name was Drewer. 
Death*14 January 1971Naomi died on 14 January 1971 at age 74. According to Lt. Col. Wilson's book, History of Crisfield, p253, "The late Mrs. Naomi Drewer of Saxis, VA (1897-1971) and her half-sister, Mrs. Madge Hooks, also of Saxis, lived on Watts Island. Mrs. Drewer was born there in 1897 and lived there until 1907. Her father, Wesley Spence, died when she was very young. Her mother, whose maiden name was Julia Stant, (of John) (Julia's Acc Marriage record shows her to be the daughter of Samuel and Jane Stant), married again to Twilley Marshall. Mrs. Drewer shortly before her death recalled the happy days on Watts Island when it was owned by the Doremus family and populated by several people. Children were taught their basic schooling by their elders. Their playmates were animal pets. Beachcombing was the chief entertainment. Items discovered became keepsakes as well as topics of various historical and geographical discussions. She also recalled her romantic visions of long ago when she watched sailing ships at sea until they disappeared into the horizon. In childhood fantasy she envisioned that she was aboard and sailing to far off exotic lands. Among the chief pleasures were the visitors who were frequent in summer but scarce in winter. Everyone would congregate at the Doremus home and listen to the latest news of the outside world. Children would be held spellbound by the fantastic stories told by visitors which were frequently tales of the sea and fantastic supernatural epics. Mrs. Drewer's half sister, Madge, was three years of age when the family moved to Saxis. She had never been to church. Upon being informed by her parents that the following Sunday they were taking her to Sunday School, she asked if her pet pig could go along. This little girl, Madge, later became a successful New York fashion model and lived her retirement years at Saxis. After moving to Saxis, Naomi married Carroll Marshall by whom she had three children: Carroll Jr., Allen, and Christine. While the children were still small she was widowed by her husband being drowned on 25 Mar 1925 when his boat, "Southland" was rammed in a storm in Tangier Sound by a Cambridge oyster schooner. His body was found in Cedar Straits on 8 May 1925 by Ralph Nelson of Jenkins Creek. Ten years later she married Harvey Drewer (who died in 1955). Mrs. Drewer lived alone at Saxis in her small but comfortable home where she was surrounded by mementoes of the past and of her departed loved ones. Among her fondest memories were her happy childhood days spent on Watts Island..2 
Burial*Her body was interred at Ellis Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA. Her temperary funeral home marker shows her as N.M. Drewer, 1898-1971..8 

Family 1

Carroll Lee Marshall I b. 16 May 1895, d. 25 Mar 1925
Marriage*16 July 1913She married Carroll Lee Marshall I, son of John Augustus 'Gus' Martin and Bettie Washington 'Jane" Mister, on 16 July 1913 at Somerset Co, MD.6 
Children 1.Christine Lois Marshall+ b. 29 Aug 1915, d. 12 Dec 1991
 2.Carroll Wesley Marshall+ b. 2 Jul 1917, d. 13 May 2005
 3.Edgar Allen Marshall+ b. 8 Mar 1921, d. 2 Jul 2002

Family 2

Harvey Anderson Drewer b. 11 Sep 1875, d. 19 Dec 1955
Marriage*24 September 1935She married Harvey Anderson Drewer, son of John Wesley Drewer and Eliza Jane Miles, on 24 September 1935 at Oak Hall, Acc Co, VA.1 
Child 1.Baby Drewer b. c 1936, d. c 1936

Citations

  1. [S52] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #5, 1926-1936.
  2. [S1085] Carroll W. Marshall.
  3. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S76] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Infant Baptisms.
  5. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  6. [S42] Somerset Co, MD, Marriage Licenses, 1906-1921.
  7. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  8. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.

Mary Jane Drewer1

F, b. 31 January 1879, d. 22 April 1935
FatherJohn Wesley Drewer b. 1843, d. 10 Sep 1912
MotherEliza Jane Miles b. 17 Sep 1843, d. 20 Feb 1915
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited31 Oct 2013
Birth*31 January 1879Mary was born on 31 January 1879 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Census*1880She was listed as a resident in the census report in 1880 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Marriage*19 January 1899She married Sewell James Linton, son of Stephen Decator Linton and Mary Ann Ewell, on 19 January 1899 at MD-VA Line, Worcester Co, MD. The John W. Drewer family Bible shows Sewell Linton and Mary J. Drewer were married at the line of MD & VA by Rev. Thos. Poulson..3,2 
Married Name19 January 1899 As of 19 January 1899,her married name was Linton. 
Church member*1908Mary was on the in 1908 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.4 
Biography*1920Mary Jane Drewer was very musically inclined and studied at the Peabody School of Music in Pennsylvania. She was the court recorder in Acc Co when she married Sewell Linton. They lived in the house were their son Roy lived after they moved to Wilmington, DE. She was very small in size but very big in pranks. The first one Evelyn (Lewis) Powell heard about involved Mary Jane's nephews' Marvin and Neil. Marvin had a pair of rubber boots. Neil wanted a pair but was not allowed to have them. Marvin promised his boots to Neil if something ever happened to him. Then Marvin got sick and Neil was very anxious. So his Aunt Mary Jane came and told Neil that Marvin had died and to come and get his boots. As Neil came in and reached for the boots, Marvin sat up and spoke to him. In shock at seeing Marvin was alive, Neil said, "Skeedro, I thought you was going to die." Marvin was her favorite to play pranks on. Most likely they got along very well. Mary Jane and her husband Sewell moved to Wilmington, DE, to better their lives financially. Before long many people from Saxis, and especially some in the Drewer family, migrated also. She ran a boarding house and Sewell had a seafood stall in the market. They never turned anyone away. Many family members visited them and had a wonderful time. She went downtown to the market every day, shopping for food. She walked downtown or rode the street car and she always had time for everyone and always had time for fun. She died of tuberculous." Mrs. Mary J. Linton, wife of Mr. Sewell J. Linton, died at Wilmington, DE, on 22 Apr 1935, aged 56, survivors were listed (Pen. Ent., 27 Apr 1935). 
Death*22 April 1935Mary died on 22 April 1935 at Wilmington, New Castle Co, DE, at age 56.5 
Burial*Her body was interred at Drewer Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.6 

Family

Sewell James Linton b. 13 Mar 1879, d. 5 Dec 1938
Marriage*19 January 1899She married Sewell James Linton, son of Stephen Decator Linton and Mary Ann Ewell, on 19 January 1899 at MD-VA Line, Worcester Co, MD. The John W. Drewer family Bible shows Sewell Linton and Mary J. Drewer were married at the line of MD & VA by Rev. Thos. Poulson..3,2 
Children 1.Roy Alvin Linton+ b. 19 Jan 1899, d. 1974
 2.Sewell Linton b. Apr 1900, d. c 1901
 3.Mildred J. Linton+ b. 3 Feb 1902, d. 3 Jun 1927
 4.Grace Lee Linton b. 11 Jul 1904, d. 14 Jul 1990
 5.Newman James Linton b. 17 Nov 1906, d. 27 Aug 1971
 6.Maude Drewer Linton b. 17 Apr 1912, d. 8 Dec 1927

Citations

  1. [S31] 1880 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  2. [S2344] John Wesley Drewer Bible (it passed to his daughter Mary Jane Drewer who married Sewell Linton, then to their daughter Grace Linton Jameson & then to Irene Drewer who lived near her in Wilmington, DE & then to her sister Roslie Drewer Taylor Daley in Onancock, VA where it was photographed by M.K. Miles on 31 Oct 2013).
  3. [S595] Ruth T. Dryden, Lower Eastern Shore Maryland Marriages (including the counties of Somerset, Worcester, Wicomico) 1865-1906.
  4. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  5. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Obituary.
  6. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries.

Sewell James Linton1

M, b. 13 March 1879, d. 5 December 1938
FatherStephen Decator Linton b. c 1850, d. 15 Nov 1888
MotherMary Ann Ewell b. c 1851, d. Jul 1911
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited31 Oct 2013
Birth*13 March 1879Sewell was born on 13 March 1879 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1,2 
Census*1880He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1880 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.3 
Church member*1898Sewell was on the in 1898 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.4 
Marriage*19 January 1899He married Mary Jane Drewer, daughter of John Wesley Drewer and Eliza Jane Miles, on 19 January 1899 at MD-VA Line, Worcester Co, MD. The John W. Drewer family Bible shows Sewell Linton and Mary J. Drewer were married at the line of MD & VA by Rev. Thos. Poulson..5,2 
Confirmation*September 1911Sewell was confirmed at age 32, in September 1911 at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.4 
Death*5 December 1938Sewell died on 5 December 1938 at Cole's Point, VA, at age 59. Mr. Sewell J. Linton of Saxis died on his boat at Cole's Point, VA, on 5 Dec 1938, aged 59 years, survivors were listed (Pen. Ent., 9 Dec 1938)..6 
Burial*His body was interred at Drewer Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.7 

Family

Mary Jane Drewer b. 31 Jan 1879, d. 22 Apr 1935
Marriage*19 January 1899He married Mary Jane Drewer, daughter of John Wesley Drewer and Eliza Jane Miles, on 19 January 1899 at MD-VA Line, Worcester Co, MD. The John W. Drewer family Bible shows Sewell Linton and Mary J. Drewer were married at the line of MD & VA by Rev. Thos. Poulson..5,2 
Children 1.Roy Alvin Linton+ b. 19 Jan 1899, d. 1974
 2.Sewell Linton b. Apr 1900, d. c 1901
 3.Mildred J. Linton+ b. 3 Feb 1902, d. 3 Jun 1927
 4.Grace Lee Linton b. 11 Jul 1904, d. 14 Jul 1990
 5.Newman James Linton b. 17 Nov 1906, d. 27 Aug 1971
 6.Maude Drewer Linton b. 17 Apr 1912, d. 8 Dec 1927

Citations

  1. [S601] Virginia Accomack County, Birth Register(s), 1853-1896.
  2. [S2344] John Wesley Drewer Bible (it passed to his daughter Mary Jane Drewer who married Sewell Linton, then to their daughter Grace Linton Jameson & then to Irene Drewer who lived near her in Wilmington, DE & then to her sister Roslie Drewer Taylor Daley in Onancock, VA where it was photographed by M.K. Miles on 31 Oct 2013).
  3. [S31] 1880 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  5. [S595] Ruth T. Dryden, Lower Eastern Shore Maryland Marriages (including the counties of Somerset, Worcester, Wicomico) 1865-1906.
  6. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Obituary.
  7. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries.

William Cleveland 'Willie C.' Drewer1,2

M, b. 1 May 1884, d. 16 April 1915
FatherJohn Wesley Drewer b. 1843, d. 10 Sep 1912
MotherEliza Jane Miles b. 17 Sep 1843, d. 20 Feb 1915
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited31 Oct 2013
Birth*1 May 1884William was born on 1 May 1884 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA. The Drewer Family Bible shows Willie C. Drewer was born 1 Many 1884. His tombstone shows 1885..1,3,2 
Census*1900He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.4 
Marriage*28 June 1903He married Minnie Crandall Bonnewell, daughter of Peter William Bonnewell and Amanda 'Mendie' Lewis, on 28 June 1903 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.5 
Church member*1908William was on the in 1908 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.6 
Anecdote*9 August 1913 On 9 Aug 1913 - Capt. Cleveland Drewer's $1,800.00 dwelling is about completed. We challenge Eastern Shore with Messrs "Babe" Byrd, "Wash" Johnson, Collins & Gaskill as to workmanship, neatness , speed, etc.7 
Death*16 April 1915William died on 16 April 1915 at Tangier Sound, Acc Co, VA, at age 30. Cleve Drewer's sister, Maude, told Evelyn (Lewis) Powell that the night before Cleve drowned she was at his house visiting him and his wife Minnie. As she left the house she heard the most beautiful music playing over the house, it was heavenly. She believed it was a token that he was going to die. At the age of 32 he accidently drowned on Friday, 16 Apr 1915, in Tangier Sound when he fell overboard from his boat. His body was found after a search of several hours. Survivors were listed (Pen. Ent., 27 Feb 1915)..8 
Burial*His body was interred at Drewer Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.9 

Family

Minnie Crandall Bonnewell b. 21 Oct 1884, d. 23 Feb 1967
Marriage*28 June 1903He married Minnie Crandall Bonnewell, daughter of Peter William Bonnewell and Amanda 'Mendie' Lewis, on 28 June 1903 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.5 
Children 1.Pauline Adell Drewer+ b. 29 Oct 1905, d. 5 Feb 2004
 2.Amanda Elizabeth Drewer+ b. 21 Apr 1910, d. 8 Mar 1978

Citations

  1. [S601] Virginia Accomack County, Birth Register(s), 1853-1896.
  2. [S2344] John Wesley Drewer Bible (it passed to his daughter Mary Jane Drewer who married Sewell Linton, then to their daughter Grace Linton Jameson & then to Irene Drewer who lived near her in Wilmington, DE & then to her sister Roslie Drewer Taylor Daley in Onancock, VA where it was photographed by M.K. Miles on 31 Oct 2013).
  3. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  4. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  5. [S43] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #4, 1896-1925.
  6. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  7. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, 9 Aug 1913 Issue.
  8. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Obituary.
  9. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries.

Minnie Crandall Bonnewell1

F, b. 21 October 1884, d. 23 February 1967
FatherPeter William Bonnewell b. c 1843, d. 11 Oct 1923
MotherAmanda 'Mendie' Lewis b. 6 Mar 1846, d. 21 Mar 1909
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited2 Mar 2017
Birth*21 October 1884Minnie was born on 21 October 1884 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2,3 
Church member*1898Minnie was on the in 1898 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.4 
Census*1900She was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.5 
Marriage*28 June 1903She married William Cleveland 'Willie C.' Drewer, son of John Wesley Drewer and Eliza Jane Miles, on 28 June 1903 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Married Name28 June 1903 As of 28 June 1903,her married name was Drewer. 
Marriage*29 April 1917She married Noah Thomas 'Norrie' Rhodes, son of William V. Rhodes and Missouri C. Russell, on 29 April 1917 at Sanford, Acc Co, VA.1 
Married Name29 April 1917 As of 29 April 1917,her married name was Rhodes. 
Was Living1963Minnie was living in 1963 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA. 
Death*23 February 1967Minnie died on 23 February 1967 at age 82.6 
Burial*Her body was interred at Drewer Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.7 

Family 1

William Cleveland 'Willie C.' Drewer b. 1 May 1884, d. 16 Apr 1915
Marriage*28 June 1903She married William Cleveland 'Willie C.' Drewer, son of John Wesley Drewer and Eliza Jane Miles, on 28 June 1903 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Children 1.Pauline Adell Drewer+ b. 29 Oct 1905, d. 5 Feb 2004
 2.Amanda Elizabeth Drewer+ b. 21 Apr 1910, d. 8 Mar 1978

Family 2

Noah Thomas 'Norrie' Rhodes b. 28 Jul 1885, d. 6 Mar 1963
Marriage*29 April 1917She married Noah Thomas 'Norrie' Rhodes, son of William V. Rhodes and Missouri C. Russell, on 29 April 1917 at Sanford, Acc Co, VA.1 
Child 1.Wendell Holmes Rhodes+ b. 28 Aug 1924, d. 24 Dec 2010

Citations

  1. [S43] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #4, 1896-1925.
  2. [S642] Kelly Salyers, to Moody K. Miles.
  3. [S762] Robert F. Jones, to Moody K. Miles.
  4. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  5. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  6. [S70] Lovie Bonawell Family Bible.
  7. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries.

Maggie Melissa Mae Drewer1

F, b. 28 December 1886, d. 19 June 1951
FatherJohn Riley Drewer b. 10 Feb 1865, d. 22 Dec 1934
MotherKate Elizabeth Griffin b. 1 Jan 1865, d. 26 Dec 1920
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#2)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited21 Dec 1996
Biography*The following information was provided by Mae's daughter, Evelyn (Lewis) Powell. "Mother once told me that Grandma Kate thought Mae would be the only child so she named her for her friends, Maggie French and Melissa Olds, and her sister, Mae. I guess she couldn't add Texie, who was her other sister. She was called Mae and only a school teacher who boarded with us called her Maggie Melissa. She was an excellent cook and made cakes for the family when she had to stand on a box to reach the table top. No wonder her cakes were so delicious and I do not remember a cake failure only when she made a "Poor Man's Cake" which I loved real moist, so I would give a little pump as I passed by the oven which made the cake "fall." She always caught me. At age 21 she married Arnold Lewis and gave birth to Virginia (first grandchild of both families), John, Evelyn, Agnes Elizabeth, and Basil. Agnes Elizabeth, who died of whooping cough at the age of 1 month, was buried in the Drewer family cemetery in the first grave on the line of Uncle Marvin's family. Our father was a cabinet maker and built boats and repaired them and carved. He was working on the Pocomoke City Bridge in April 1921 when he caught a bad cold and had a very serious throat infection and died suddenly of a heart attack at age 38. My Mother was 34, a widow with 4 children, no insurance and total money, 47 cents. Since grandma Kate had died just 4 months before my father, Grandpa asked mother to come and live with him. And so we moved in, but mother insisted she would take care of her children if he would let her take the school teachers in for room and board. Grandpa finally agreed and so we all adjusted. Mother was the most independent person I ever knew. She worked very hard to care for us. She was strict, but we knew she loved us. She made our clothes and canned all the foods she could. Our house was rented until Grandpa remarried Aunt Mae. He had a small store built in our front yard and we went back home. The store was general merchandise at first. There were beautiful hats and dress materials. In those days it was called dry goods. For awhile it was good business, but she realized she had to put in groceries and finally it was all groceries. My sister, Virginia, married Edward Howard before we left Grandpa's, much against Mother's wishes. Virginia worked in Pocomoke for the C & P Telephone Company. Grandpa got her the job through some of his friends and so there were the four of us and we all helped. She always planted a large garden and used the foods until cold weather set it. She made extra candies, cookies, pop-corn and always a cake for our birthday. She was a good neighbor and when someone bought her food, she sent the dish back with some goodies. Mae really loved the Drewer family. She talked to me about them and always visited or sent me when someone was sick. Aunt Evva and Aunt Georgie were very close to her. Her morals were very high. I never knew her to idly gossip and she was never one to run around the neighborhood visiting. She was always too busy doing for us. Virginia and John were the healthy ones and Basil and I were the sick ones. When Basil was diagnosed with T.B. she was devastated. She lost the store during the depression and started shucking oysters. It was hard work, but she enjoyed being around the people. When all of us were gone, she was alone and lonely. She had the people around her in the daytime and when she finally sat down at night her hands were busy piecing quilts. Sometimes I would ask her how she felt and she would answer, "Like the last rose of green pea time." I don't think she felt very well. She had very little money and looked forward to reaching 65 so she could collect her Social Security. Unfortunately, she died 19 June 1951. She would have been 65 on 12 Jan 1952. She really lived her life for others. There is a saying, "you never miss your Mother until she has gone and then you miss her always." It's so true. Maggie Melissa Mae was a "Lady" of high morals, loving, giving, kind, and thoughtful. She truly lived for others. I think I speak for all her children. She was truly loved." Mrs. Mae Lewis Marshall died suddenly at home at Saxis on 19 Jun 1951, aged 64 years, and was buried in the Drewer Cemetery. Survivors were listed (Pen. Ent., 21 Jun 1951). The cause of Mae's death was heart trouble. 
Birth*28 December 1886Maggie was born on 28 December 1886 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Birth212 January 1887Conflicting evidence states that Maggie was born on 12 January 1887 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Church member*1900Maggie was on the in 1900 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.3 
Census*1900She was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.4 
Marriage*26 April 1906She married Arnold W. Lewis, son of Charles H. Lewis and Charlotte Temple 'Lottie' Wessells, on 26 April 1906 at Accomack Co, VA.5 
Married Name26 April 1906 As of 26 April 1906,her married name was Lewis. 
Marriage*15 November 1943She married John W. Marshall, son of William Fletcher 'Bill Zacky' Marshall and Mary Emily Dennis, on 15 November 1943 at Beaver Dam, Worcester Co, MD.6 
Married Name15 November 1943 As of 15 November 1943,her married name was Marshall. 
Death*19 June 1951Maggie died on 19 June 1951 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA, at age 64.7 
Burial*Her body was interred at Drewer Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.8 

Family 1

Arnold W. Lewis b. 18 Mar 1883, d. 27 Apr 1921
Marriage*26 April 1906She married Arnold W. Lewis, son of Charles H. Lewis and Charlotte Temple 'Lottie' Wessells, on 26 April 1906 at Accomack Co, VA.5 
Children 1.Virginia Drewer Lewis+ b. 10 Oct 1908, d. 22 Apr 1978
 2.John Hill Lewis Sr.+ b. 26 Apr 1911, d. 5 Aug 2002
 3.Evelyn Mae Lewis+ b. 12 Mar 1913, d. 23 Jan 2003
 4.Agnes Elizabeth Lewis b. 26 Oct 1915, d. 16 Nov 1915
 5.Basil Cornelius Lewis b. 16 Jul 1917, d. 17 Mar 1972

Family 2

John W. Marshall b. Aug 1879, d. 4 Feb 1965
Marriage*15 November 1943She married John W. Marshall, son of William Fletcher 'Bill Zacky' Marshall and Mary Emily Dennis, on 15 November 1943 at Beaver Dam, Worcester Co, MD.6 

Citations

  1. [S601] Virginia Accomack County, Birth Register(s), 1853-1896.
  2. [S2] John R. Drewer Family Bible.
  3. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  4. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  5. [S43] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #4, 1896-1925.
  6. [S377] Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records #6, 1936-1946.
  7. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Obituary.
  8. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries.

Arnold W. Lewis1

M, b. 18 March 1883, d. 27 April 1921
FatherCharles H. Lewis b. Jan 1854, d. c 1909
MotherCharlotte Temple 'Lottie' Wessells b. c 1858, d. 12 Nov 1937
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#2)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited21 Dec 1996
Biography*He worked at Newport News, VA during World War I and helped build the Pocomoke River bridge. Mr. Arnold Lewis of Saxis, VA, aged 38 years, died Wednesday, 27 Apr 1921. He had an attack of bronchitis, but recovered then died in a few minutes (of heart trouble). He was survived by his mother, Mrs. Charlotte Lewis, and a wife and 4 children (Pen. Ent., 30 Apr 1921). 
Birth*18 March 1883Arnold was born on 18 March 1883 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Census*1900He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.3 
Marriage*26 April 1906He married Maggie Melissa Mae Drewer, daughter of John Riley Drewer and Kate Elizabeth Griffin, on 26 April 1906 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Census1910He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1910 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.4 
Death*27 April 1921Arnold died on 27 April 1921 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA, at age 38.5 
Burial*His body was interred at Drewer Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.6 

Family

Maggie Melissa Mae Drewer b. 28 Dec 1886, d. 19 Jun 1951
Marriage*26 April 1906He married Maggie Melissa Mae Drewer, daughter of John Riley Drewer and Kate Elizabeth Griffin, on 26 April 1906 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Children 1.Virginia Drewer Lewis+ b. 10 Oct 1908, d. 22 Apr 1978
 2.John Hill Lewis Sr.+ b. 26 Apr 1911, d. 5 Aug 2002
 3.Evelyn Mae Lewis+ b. 12 Mar 1913, d. 23 Jan 2003
 4.Agnes Elizabeth Lewis b. 26 Oct 1915, d. 16 Nov 1915
 5.Basil Cornelius Lewis b. 16 Jul 1917, d. 17 Mar 1972

Citations

  1. [S43] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #4, 1896-1925.
  2. [S1088] Evelyn Mae Lewis.
  3. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S39] 1910 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  5. [S2] John R. Drewer Family Bible.
  6. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries.

John W. Marshall1

M, b. August 1879, d. 4 February 1965
FatherWilliam Fletcher 'Bill Zacky' Marshall b. c 1853, d. 1 Oct 1934
MotherMary Emily Dennis b. 1856, d. 1883
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#2)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#3)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Parramore (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited19 Feb 2007
Birth*August 1879John was born in August 1879 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Marriage*22 June 1899He married Hattie E. Phillips, daughter of Levin Thomas Phillips and Margaret J.D. 'Maggie' Groten, on 22 June 1899 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Church member*1900John was on the in 1900 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.3 
Marriage*24 December 1903He married Viola Sally Taylor, daughter of John Lindham 'Bud' Taylor and Marda Ellen 'Maude' Drewer, on 24 December 1903 at Somerset Co, MD.4 
Census*1910He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1910 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Was Living1943John was living in 1943. 
Marriage*15 November 1943He married Maggie Melissa Mae Drewer, daughter of John Riley Drewer and Kate Elizabeth Griffin, on 15 November 1943 at Beaver Dam, Worcester Co, MD.5 
Death*4 February 1965John died on 4 February 1965 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA, at age 85.6 
Burial*His body was interred at Taylor Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.7 

Family 1

Hattie E. Phillips b. Apr 1881, d. b 1903
Marriage*22 June 1899He married Hattie E. Phillips, daughter of Levin Thomas Phillips and Margaret J.D. 'Maggie' Groten, on 22 June 1899 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 

Family 2

Viola Sally Taylor b. 1887, d. 7 Dec 1944
Marriage*24 December 1903He married Viola Sally Taylor, daughter of John Lindham 'Bud' Taylor and Marda Ellen 'Maude' Drewer, on 24 December 1903 at Somerset Co, MD.4 
Child 1.William Adolph Marshall+ b. 4 May 1911, d. 14 Dec 1992

Family 3

Maggie Melissa Mae Drewer b. 28 Dec 1886, d. 19 Jun 1951
Marriage*15 November 1943He married Maggie Melissa Mae Drewer, daughter of John Riley Drewer and Kate Elizabeth Griffin, on 15 November 1943 at Beaver Dam, Worcester Co, MD.5 

Citations

  1. [S31] 1880 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  2. [S43] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #4, 1896-1925.
  3. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  4. [S595] Ruth T. Dryden, Lower Eastern Shore Maryland Marriages (including the counties of Somerset, Worcester, Wicomico) 1865-1906.
  5. [S377] Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records #6, 1936-1946.
  6. [S1089] William Adolph Marshall.
  7. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries.

Virginia Drewer Lewis1

F, b. 10 October 1908, d. 22 April 1978
FatherArnold W. Lewis b. 18 Mar 1883, d. 27 Apr 1921
MotherMaggie Melissa Mae Drewer b. 28 Dec 1886, d. 19 Jun 1951
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited3 Jun 2017
Birth*10 October 1908Virginia was born on 10 October 1908 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Census*1910She was listed as a resident in the census report in 1910 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Married Name12 March 1925 As of 12 March 1925,her married name was Howard. 
Marriage*circa 1933She married Paul Zimmerman circa 1933. 
Married Namecirca 1933 As of circa 1933,her married name was Zimmerman. 
Milit-Beg*Virginia was a member of the armed forces serving at US Army, World War II. 
Biography*The following information was provided by Virginia's sister, Evelyn (Lewis) Powell. "Virginia had blonde curly hair, fair skin and hazel eyes just like her father, the exact opposite of her mother, who had black curly hair, brown eyes and olive skin. Virginia became the darling of John and Kate Drewer as well as her parents. She was also the light of Milton's life because he was there when she was born, taking over for her father, who was working in Norfolk, VA, at the time. She was also popular with her other aunts and uncles on Saxis. Her mother said she was so particular when she sat down she spread her dress all around so no one could sit next to her to wrinkle her dress. She never changed. She was a beautiful child and very smart in school where she had all the boys at her feet. One in particular was Winston Evans, whose father owned the movies. He once asked her father if he could come to see her at the house. Her father answered, "yes and I'll introduce you to a number 12 shoe." Winston got the message. Mr. Babe Byrd and Uncle Frank Wessells, Grandma Lottie's brother, were building Uncle Neil and Aunt Evva's house and were working on the roof when little Virginia called, "Pank, Pank, want to see my puffy ruffles?" Frank laughed so hard he almost fell of the roof. Her mother had made her some new drawers and had put ruffles on them. She grew up a beautiful young lady. When she was fifteen, her father had died and the family was living with their grandfather, John R. Drewer. A friend of her grandfather helped her to get a job in Pocomoke with the telephone company as an operator. She met Edward Howard and fell madly in love. At sixteen they were married and my mother was devastated, as she new Edward was a heavy drinker. He took her to live with his mother and father and he continued his life as always. At seventeen she became the mother of Edward James Howard. He loved her and still does, but he became obsessive when he was drunk. She decided to leave. The Howard's insisted she would not have the baby and after some threats she left the baby with the Howards and went to Wilmington, DE, where she worked for the telephone company there. She also worked a number of years for the Wilmington Country Club. She met Paul Zimmerman, who played with an orchestra and they married. He was very fun loving and we were very fond of him. His father owned a drug store and when he died, Paul, who had lost one eye accidently and was quickly losing the sight in his good eye, just couldn't take it all and committed suicide. Virginia picked up the pieces and when World War II started, she joined the Women's Army Air Corps (WAACs). After one month and on her first day of physical training she stepped on a pebble which threw her down and injured her back. She was hospitalized in Atlanta, GA, where se had surgery. After 8 months of recuperation she was medically discharged. She came back home to Saxis and stayed with her mother until she could work again. She worked at Fort Monroe at the Chamberlin Hotel and finally came to Elizabeth, NJ, and lived with Harry and I. Harry and I moved back home and left her with her job. She met Ed Ryan and they eventually married. Ed worked for Union Carbide and eventually they found their way to New Brunswick, NJ, near Mommouth Junction, Ed's home town. She continued to work with the telephone company and after some physical problems she worked for an answering service for doctors and had a major heart attack. Ed was very good to Virginia. They had a rough start, but were very happy. She was in the hospital and they had been told she had to have open heart surgery, or she wouldn't live very long. She also had a very poor prognosis for coming through the surgery. Ed called and told her he was going to work, but would call her on his first break. When he didn't call, she called his niece to go to the apartment where they found him sitting in a chair dead. He had died of a heart attack. Harry and I went immediately. We stayed with her and saw her through the surgery. I drove the highway from New Brunswick to Temperanceville for 10 months. She finally found an apartment in Salisbury, MD. She definitely hated the country. She lived another 5 years, but was in constant pain and often hospitalized. She just didn't want to live without Ed. She finally took her own life. She never really changed. It always took her 2-3 hours to get dressed. She had many beautiful clothes. She was aged 69 years when she died and her hands were as beautiful as when she was young. She was buried beside her beloved Ed in New Brunswick, NJ. 
Marriage*11 March 1950She married Edward A. Ryan on 11 March 1950.1 
Married Name11 March 1950 As of 11 March 1950,her married name was Ryan. 
Death*22 April 1978Virginia died on 22 April 1978 at P.G. Hospital, Salisbury, Wic Co, MD, at age 69.1 
Burial*Her body was interred at St. Peters Cem, New Brunswick, NJ. 

Family 1

Paul Zimmerman b. c 1900, d. c 1933
Marriage*circa 1933She married Paul Zimmerman circa 1933. 

Family 2

Edward A. Ryan b. 21 Jul 1917, d. 23 Feb 1974
Marriage*11 March 1950She married Edward A. Ryan on 11 March 1950.1 

Citations

  1. [S2] John R. Drewer Family Bible.
  2. [S39] 1910 Accomack Co, VA, Census.

Janet Lynn Howard1

F, b. 14 June 1949, d. 8 November 1949
Last Edited23 Oct 1999
Birth*14 June 1949Janet was born on 14 June 1949 at NAM Hospital, Nassawadox, N'hamp Co, VA.1 
Death*8 November 1949Janet died on 8 November 1949. 
Death2February 1950Conflicting evidence states that she died in February 1950.1 

Citations

  1. [S200] Matthew M. Wise, Boston Family of Maryland, 2nd Ed.

Paul Zimmerman

M, b. circa 1900, d. circa 1933
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited23 Oct 1999
Birth*circa 1900Paul was born circa 1900. 
Marriage*circa 1933He married Virginia Drewer Lewis, daughter of Arnold W. Lewis and Maggie Melissa Mae Drewer, circa 1933. 
Death*circa 1933Paul died circa 1933. 

Family

Virginia Drewer Lewis b. 10 Oct 1908, d. 22 Apr 1978

Edward A. Ryan

M, b. 21 July 1917, d. 23 February 1974
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited23 Oct 1999
Birth*21 July 1917Edward was born on 21 July 1917.1 
Marriage*11 March 1950He married Virginia Drewer Lewis, daughter of Arnold W. Lewis and Maggie Melissa Mae Drewer, on 11 March 1950.1 
Death*23 February 1974Edward died on 23 February 1974 at New Brunswick, NJ, at age 56.1 
Death23 February 1978Conflicting evidence states that he died on 3 February 1978. 

Family

Virginia Drewer Lewis b. 10 Oct 1908, d. 22 Apr 1978

Citations

  1. [S2] John R. Drewer Family Bible.

John Hill Lewis Sr.1

M, b. 26 April 1911, d. 5 August 2002
FatherArnold W. Lewis b. 18 Mar 1883, d. 27 Apr 1921
MotherMaggie Melissa Mae Drewer b. 28 Dec 1886, d. 19 Jun 1951
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited24 Mar 2016
Birth*26 April 1911John was born on 26 April 1911 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Biography*1915The following information was provided by John H. Lewis' sister, Evelyn (Lewis) Powell. "When he was first born he was call "boy." Everyone started calling him John and so he was named John Hill Lewis. Like his sister, Virginia, he was blonde and blue eyed with a charm that always pulled everyone to him. It was easy for him to have friends and he never met a stranger. He was 10 years old when we went to live with Grandpa after our father died. He and Uncle Neil's son, Earl, became very close friends and remained that way for most of their lives. They were always into everything. He could tell you anything and no matter how "far fetched" it sounded, you believed him. I always did, until I looked in his eyes, they always gave him away. We had many good times together when we were young. After we moved back to our mother's house, he helped in the store and always had the customers laughing. He went to Temperanceville High School, but did not finish. We always carried a minced luncheon sandwich for our lunch, which he rarely ate. He traded it off with one girl especially, who gave him fried chicken. She said she was tired of fried chicken and John was tired of minced luncheon sandwiches. After he left school he went to Wilmington, DE, and roomed and boarded with Aunt Mary Jane Linton. He had a good job with the Pullman Co. He served in an apprenticeship with them in lettering with gold leaf. If you saw a Pullman train car during the late 1920's, John probably lettered it. Things were beginning to get bad and the depression was on its way and John was laid off. He never went back. He returned to Saxis and worked with Uncle Milton on his boat. As produce began to be trucked instead of being shipped by boat, Uncle Milton went into trucking as well as seafood. John drove a truck for him quite awhile hauling seafood in the winter and produce in the summer. He lived with our Mother during the depression. She shucked oysters and worked in a tomato canning factory and he worked with Uncle Milton. I was married, Basil was in the sanatorium, and Virginia was in Wilmington, DE. Eventually he started his own trucking business. When he married Billie Rae Nelson and they lived with our Mother it was a bit cramped. When Mr. Bertie and Mrs. Rhonie lost their house across the road, John and Billie Rae bought it and moved in. Soon after that they had a little boy named Jack and then a girl named Joe Ellen "Jill." John prospered but he worked very hard. He and Billie Rae were very popular and then Melissa came along. All of their children were blonde and blue eyed, but Jack, who was blonde and brown eyes. Jack joined the U.S. Coast Guard. Then along came their last child, Jane, a cute little brown haired downs syndrome child. She was born with two holes in her heart wall and very loose joints. Before Jane was 1 year old, tragedy struck. Jack was on a Coast Guard Weather Ship of the coast of Newfoundland and was washed overboard during a severe North Atlantic storm on 4 Jan 1959. Saxis and the surrounding towns mourned his disappearance, as he was like his father and had made many friends, both young and old. Our whole family was in shock for a long time. John and Billie Rae picked up the pieces as best they could. John built up a good seafood business and Jill graduated from high school and married Henry Mason, who was a farmer. In a couple of years, Jill and Henry came in the business. Jill kept the office running and Henry drove delivery trucks to Baltimore and Washington. Jill and Henry divorced and she went on to business school and Billie Rae took over the office. Melissa finished high school and went to College and got an art degree. Jane had major surgery on her hips and legs at Dupont Orthopedic Hospital. John went on some business trips with a friend from Pennsylvania. They hunted big game in Michigan and Maine. Janie needed special education and Jill, who lived in Salisbury, MD, found a school for her. John and Billie rented a house there, and Billie and Janie moved in. John spent weekends with them, but during the week stayed in their house at Saxis. Finally they sold their Saxis home and bought a home in Kingston, MD. John sold his seafood business in 1984, but continued to help the man who bought it. John has never retired. He stays busy with the Elks Club. He had been a member a long time at Accomack and then at Crisfield he became Exalted Ruler and held several other offices. He works a couple of days a week purchasing foods for steak dinners and recently went to St. Louis, MO, to the National Convention to represent his Club. I can assure you he had a good time. Melissa and her husband, Brent Phillips, gave John and Billie a fine grandson named Drewer Phillips, they call him "Drew." After 11 years Melissa and Brent divorced and she married Frank Kelly and they have a daughter named Kate. Both children are blonde and have blue eyes and are very good looking. Jill married Hap McCabe, but have no children of their own. However, Hap has 2 girls and a boy and they are very fond of Drew and Kate. They all live in Salisbury, MD. Janie has a remarkable memory." 
Census*1920He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1920 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Marriage*26 January 1938He married Billie Raye Nelson on 26 January 1938.1 
Was Living1951John was living in 1951. 
Residence*1993He resided at, at Kingston, Somerset Co, MD, in 1993. 
Death*5 August 2002He died on 5 August 2002 at age 91.3 

Family

Billie Raye Nelson b. 20 Jan 1918, d. 4 May 2006
Marriage*26 January 1938He married Billie Raye Nelson on 26 January 1938.1 
Children 1.John Hill 'Jack' Lewis Jr. b. 30 Aug 1939, d. 4 Jan 1959
 2.Jane Nelson Lewis b. 26 Mar 1958, d. 23 Mar 2016

Citations

  1. [S2] John R. Drewer Family Bible.
  2. [S286] 1920 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  3. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, John Hill Lewis in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Billie Raye Nelson

F, b. 20 January 1918, d. 4 May 2006
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited24 Mar 2016
Birth*20 January 1918Billie was born on 20 January 1918 at Crisfield, Som Co, MD.1 
Marriage*26 January 1938She married John Hill Lewis Sr., son of Arnold W. Lewis and Maggie Melissa Mae Drewer, on 26 January 1938.2 
Married Name26 January 1938 As of 26 January 1938,her married name was Lewis. 
Residence*1988She resided at, at Kingston, Somerset Co, MD, in 1988. 
Death*4 May 2006Billie Raye Nelson died on 4 May 2006 at age 88. She was shown as Billie Rae Lewis, born 20 Jan 1918, Crisfield, MD, the daughter of James H. Nelson & Josephine Lawson.1 

Family

John Hill Lewis Sr. b. 26 Apr 1911, d. 5 Aug 2002
Children 1.John Hill 'Jack' Lewis Jr. b. 30 Aug 1939, d. 4 Jan 1959
 2.Jane Nelson Lewis b. 26 Mar 1958, d. 23 Mar 2016

Citations

  1. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, Billie Rae Lewis in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  2. [S2] John R. Drewer Family Bible.

John Hill 'Jack' Lewis Jr.1

M, b. 30 August 1939, d. 4 January 1959
FatherJohn Hill Lewis Sr. b. 26 Apr 1911, d. 5 Aug 2002
MotherBillie Raye Nelson b. 20 Jan 1918, d. 4 May 2006
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited18 Aug 2019
Birth*30 August 1939John was born on 30 August 1939 at McCready Hospital, Crisfield, Somerset Co, MD. Mr. & Mrs. John Lewis of Saxis announce the birth of a son, John Jr, at the McCready Memorial Hospital, Crisfield, MD, on Wednesday, 30 Aug 1939 (E.S. News, 8 Sep 1939)..2 
Milit-Beg*John was a member of the armed forces serving at US Coast Guard.3 
Death*4 January 1959John died on 4 January 1959 at the N. Atlantic, Lost at Sea, at age 19. Mr. & Mrs. John H. Lewis of Saxis received word from the US Coast Guard on Saturday that their son, John H. Lewis Jr., was swept overboard from the Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch in a fierce North Atlantic storm (Pen. Ent., 8 Jan 1959). A memorial stone was placed in the Drewer Cemetery in Saxis..1 
Burial*His body was interred at Drewer Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.3 

Citations

  1. [S2] John R. Drewer Family Bible.
  2. [S71] Eastern Shore News, Birth.
  3. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries.

Jane Nelson Lewis1

F, b. 26 March 1958, d. 23 March 2016
FatherJohn Hill Lewis Sr. b. 26 Apr 1911, d. 5 Aug 2002
MotherBillie Raye Nelson b. 20 Jan 1918, d. 4 May 2006
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited24 Mar 2016
Birth*26 March 1958Jane was born on 26 March 1958 at Salisbury, Wic Co, MD.1 
Death*23 March 2016She died on 23 March 2016 at age 57. 

Citations

  1. [S2] John R. Drewer Family Bible.

Evelyn Mae Lewis1

F, b. 12 March 1913, d. 23 January 2003
FatherArnold W. Lewis b. 18 Mar 1883, d. 27 Apr 1921
MotherMaggie Melissa Mae Drewer b. 28 Dec 1886, d. 19 Jun 1951
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited29 Jul 2016
Birth*12 March 1913Evelyn was born on 12 March 1913 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Census*1920She was listed as a resident in the census report in 1920 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Church member*1927Evelyn was on the in 1927 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.3 
Married Namecirca 1933 As of circa 1933,her married name was Mears. 
Marriage*14 April 1940She married Harry Clay Powell Sr., son of Clarence C. Powell and Amelia C. Beavans, on 14 April 1940 at Pocomoke City, Worcester Co, MD.4 
Married Name14 April 1940 As of 14 April 1940,her married name was Powell. 
Death*23 January 2003Evelyn Mae Lewis died on 23 January 2003 at Wasilla, Alaska, at age 89.5 
Biography*Evelyn May Lewis, age 18 of Saxis, and Elmer C. Lewis, age 22 of Grotons, were issued a Somerset Co, MD, marriage license in 1929, but is was not complete and returned. Miss Evelyn Lewis, daughter of Mrs. Mae Lewis of Saxis, was married to Mr. Harry Powell, son of Mrs. Clarence Powell of Pocomoke, on 14 Apr 1940, at the Pocomoke City Methodist Parsonage (Pen. Ent., 3 May 1940). The following information was provided by Evelyn. "My mother wanted to name me Victoria, but my father wanted to name me Evelyn after the daughter of my grandmother, Kate's, best friend, Maggie (French) Lewis. So I became Evelyn Mae Lewis. My brother John wasn't very happy because I was sickly and cried quite a bit. I adored my father. He took us to Sunday School at the Baptist Church and to the Methodist Church in the afternoon. When he died we were all so hurt. I was only 8 years old. If ever there was a child that disobeyed my mother and got caught it was me. I got a little switch and since I was told to get the switch, I saw to it that it was very small. When we went to live with my grandfather there were no girls to play with so I played with my brother John and cousin Earl. They told me if I couldn't do the things they did I couldn't play with them. Grandpa had horses and buggies before cars and so there was a barn. They climbed to the second floor and out on the step where hay was raised and played follow the leader. They jumped off and so did I. It was decided by the boys to jump again, this time I landed with my head between my knees and I saw stars. When I was nine I lost the use of my right leg for a couple of weeks. I had swollen muscles and painful joints and was diagnosed to have rheumatism, but later diagnosed as rheumatic fever, which left me with a heart mummer. I still have problems with muscles and joints, but now it is arthritis. Virginia and John were strong, but Basil and I had poor health. Mine was not as bad as Basil's. John did have yellow jaundice when we lived with Grandpa. Grandpa was operated on for gall bladder at home on the kitchen table. That was quite a thing for us to see. Living with Grandpa was a happy time for me. With him I could do no wrong. When we went back home and we had the store I help a lot. When I was in the 7th grade the school bus was given for Saxis and towns on the way to Temperanceville High School. John and Earl were in 8th grade. It was a long ride in winter when we were often stuck in the mud and didn't make it till noon. I graduated in 1931. I was very active in the Saxis Methodist Church young people's group and choir. I had a few boy friends. Thelma and I double dated and Daphine and Fay Lewis were always along when we had no dates. Uncle Marvin took Thelma, Daphine and me on a trip to Washington, DC, along with a few barrels of potatoes. It rained but he took us to the Smithsonian Museums. Once Thelma, Daphine, Verna Young and I went to Baltimore with Mallory Stant. What a great time we had. In 1932 I made the greatest mistake of my life. Against my mother's wishes, I married Howard Mears. It ended in 1935. He was very sophisticated and I was pure country. I was 19 years old, but very sheltered. I was abused and I vowed never to marry again. I really lost faith in all men. So here I am back home. Mr. Moody and Everett Miles needed a secretary for their oyster business and I worked for them in the winter. Daddy's brother, Norman, was owner of Lewis Cleaning and Dye work in Pocomoke City and I worked for him in the summer. I did this two or three years and Uncle Norman said he needed me all year and so I moved to Pocomoke and always found a way to Saxis for weekends. John and Billie Rae often took me back on Sundays. In the late summer of 1939 as I walked to my boarding place on Laurel Street, I was living with Hayes and Mary Linton, a young man in a Plymouth car was on every street corner. This went on until I told Hayes I was going to have him arrested for harassment. Hayes said he wants me to introduce you to him. He his a nice boy named Harry Powell from a good family and he works in New Jersey. I said no way. Hayes and Mary moved out on 10th Street. I had walked to lunch, changed clothes and was walking down Market Street when a thunder storm came up. As I got by his house be backed out of the drive and offered me a ride. I said no thanks, but he evidently didn't hear me and he asked again. It started to rain and I accepted the ride. He introduced himself and by the time we got to the Cleaning Plant he asked for a date. I often had to work late so I said call. He did and I accepted. At that time Pocomoke was the meeting place every Saturday night for all the farmers and smaller town people to shop and eat and greet their friends. The streets were full of people and cars and Harry and I parked in front of Clarke's Drug Store and talked to friends. It was a good time as was of my younger days. We enjoyed the water, boating and things that are no longer interesting to young people. We dated on weekends and I knew it was getting serious, but I still lacked trust. Bill Drewer and I were very close as he took me places when John wouldn't and we both loved music. He played piano and I sang. He was engaged to Frances and working for Home Beneficial Life Insurance Company in Salibury, MD. Harry brought me home Saturday night, but come Sunday morning he had to leave early to go back to New Jersey. Bill and Harry had formed a good rapport. Bill said this is a man you can trust and a man who is crazy about you and wants to marry you. Don't let him get away. Harry gave me a diamond ring on New Years and we were married in Bethany Church parsonage (Harry's family church) by Rev. Leister on Sunday afternoon, 14 Apr 1940. Bill Drewer was best man and Irene Chandler, Basil's girlfriend, was maid of honor. I had given Harry my engagement ring so he could slip the wedding ring on my finger. Someone asked him if he was nervous and he said no. Bill said no you were not. You only married Evelyn with her engagement ring because you couldn't wait until I gave you the wedding ring. There were quite a few quests considering we hadn't sent invitations. Friends and family on both sides just came and we were so thankful. Harry had rented a furnished apartment for us in Elizabeth, NJ. It wasn't long before I was sick again. I was very anemic and it was my first of many gall bladder attacks. Bill Drewer was right, I could trust Harry and if we loved each other when we were married, it just grew and grew. Our son Clay was born in 1945 and he had blonde hair and blue eyes. During World War II, General Motors changed from building automobiles to building the Navy fighter plane, Wildcat. In 1945 they were changing back to building Buick, Oldsmobile and Pontiac and Harry was laid off from his job as general foreman of parts. He didn't want Clay brought up in the city. Clay's birth had been very difficult and I was left with very serious health problems. So we came back home. Harry started a garage in Pocomoke and we found an apartment over the drug store in Temperanceville. It was good to be home with our families again. Harry and my mother were very close. He loved her almost as much as his own. Clay, Jack and Jill were very close too. Basil was home from the sanitorium and we were a family again, including John and Billie Rae. We all enjoyed dinners together. Virginia was in New Jersey and happily married to Ed Ryan. I always sang Clay to sleep for his afternoon nap. On day the druggist's wife heard me and asked me to sing in church. From then on I sang for about 30 weddings, lots of clubs and churches. Harry gave up the garage and bought a truck. He was on the road a lot. A dear little girl baby sat Clay for me while I worked in her mother's beauty shop for 5 years. Her name was Mary Alice Butler, now Mary Alice Butler. Clay loved her and she helped him to play and I taught him to play baseball. Clay and I spent a lot of time with my mother. As time passed, Harry was out of the trucking business and worked for the town of Pocomoke. In 1955 when the new Newberry's store was built, I started work for them and moved to Pocomoke. Harry again changed jobs and now was an insurance agent for a Baltimore Company. In 1960 he was transferred to Chestertown, MD. Everything was not easy, it was an up and down life, but we weathered the storms and our marriage grew stronger. Clay graduated in 1963 and joined the U.S. Air Force. As soon as we were settled, Harry was transferred and we ended up in Elkton, MD. I again worked for Newberry's. At age 19, Clay married Sarah Dixon while home on Christmas leave from Germany. In 1965 I was once again in trouble health wise. I was hospitalized 3 times with 2 surgeries. There was talk of Harry moving again as he was very good at starting new areas. I said only if we go back home. So we came back to Temperanceville for the last time in 1967. When Basil came home from the sanitorium he was in bed 18 hours a day, but Harry and I took him in to live with us. He stayed for 3 years. He got a good job offer in Richmond as a Virginia State Auditor and took it. He married while there and died in 1972. Harry and I were in an auto accident. I was hurt and had to retire. We help my sister, Virginia, in 1973 when her husband died and she had heart surgery. We helped her relocate to Salisbury. She died in 1978. Harry had his own auto parts company, but decided to retire in 1979. In 1980 Harry, John and I visited Clay and Sarah who were in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was being transferred to Anchorage, Alaska. Clay noticed a change in Harry and when we came home the changes became more evident. The doctor diagnosed alzheimer disease and I was devastated, but we managed for a while. Finally it progressed to the point were we stopped going out much. We shopped once a month at A&P in Fruitland. On one trip he got away from me and I was frantic. He was in the store, but that ended our A&P shopping. With my back problem I became unable to care for him and had to put him in Hartley Hall in Pocomoke in 1990. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do. My mother always talked to me about her side of the family, the Drewers, more than my father's Lewis family. This, coupled with living with Grandpa Drewer after Daddy died, made it more of our family than the Lewis family. I am thankful for Grandpa Drewer's love, the toy china tea set from Uncle Neil and Aunt Evva, Aunt Janie's music, Uncle Melvin ghost stories, Uncle Howard and Aunt Neva and Ruth's kindness, Uncle Milton and Aunt Georgie's love, but most of all for Virginia, John and Basil and my mother, Mae, who held us all together, who gave us love, courage, morals, and her strength and taught us that there are people as good as you, but no one is better. 

Family

Harry Clay Powell Sr. b. 24 Sep 1914, d. 8 Sep 1992
Marriage*14 April 1940She married Harry Clay Powell Sr., son of Clarence C. Powell and Amelia C. Beavans, on 14 April 1940 at Pocomoke City, Worcester Co, MD.4 
Child 1.Harry Clay Powell Jr.+ b. 23 Apr 1945, d. 7 Jun 2016

Citations

  1. [S2] John R. Drewer Family Bible.
  2. [S286] 1920 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  3. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  4. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Marriage.
  5. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, Evelyn L. Powell in the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014.

Agnes Elizabeth Lewis1

F, b. 26 October 1915, d. 16 November 1915
FatherArnold W. Lewis b. 18 Mar 1883, d. 27 Apr 1921
MotherMaggie Melissa Mae Drewer b. 28 Dec 1886, d. 19 Jun 1951
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited21 Dec 1996
Biography*Agnes Elizabeth Lewis died from whooping cough at the age of one month. Her older sister, Virginia, had it first.
 
Birth*26 October 1915Agnes was born on 26 October 1915 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Death*16 November 1915Agnes died on 16 November 1915.1 
Burial*Her body was interred at Drewer Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.2 

Citations

  1. [S2] John R. Drewer Family Bible.
  2. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries, no marker.

Basil Cornelius Lewis1

M, b. 16 July 1917, d. 17 March 1972
FatherArnold W. Lewis b. 18 Mar 1883, d. 27 Apr 1921
MotherMaggie Melissa Mae Drewer b. 28 Dec 1886, d. 19 Jun 1951
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited9 Feb 1996
Biography*Mr. Basil C. Lewis of Richmond, son of Mrs. John Marshall and Arnold Lewis of Saxis, was married to Miss Margaret Kyle of Richmond, VA, and Milwaukee, WI, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. E.S. Kyle, on 26 Feb 1954 in the First English Evang. Lutheran Church, Richmond, VA, by the Rev. J.J. Scherer. Mr. John Lewis was the best man. (Pen. Ent., 4 Mar 1954). The following information was provided by his sister, Evelyn (Lewis) Powell. "Basil was only 4 years old when our father died. He had already had double pneumonia and meningitis and was wearing glasses. He had to fight being called 4 eyes and he was never very physically strong. We were close and he would take me to movies with his friends, but I couldn't go in with them. He had pneumonia and sat up in a chair on day then he came down with pleurisy. He worked on Uncle Neil's boat once. Uncle Neil fired him and told him to go home and tell his mother he was fired. Basil said no, I'm going home and tell her you are so G.D. mean I can't work for you. He went back to work. When he was 19 year old he developed a bad cough and finally went to the Marine Hospital in Norfolk where he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. He stayed there 5 years. He came home and worked for Uncle Milton and around the water. It was too heavy and he wound up in a sanitorium in Charlottesville for 3 years. Once again he came home to the source and was back again, this time there was a new drug and a great young doctor. This time he lost his right lung and had an infection (a chest abbess) in the left chest. He went to school through the 9th grade and he studied accounting while he was sick. The state tested him and that the best grade so they gave the education. When our mother died, Harry and I had told her we would look out for Basil and so he came to live with us. She worried so much about all of us, but more about Basil as he was the youngest and sickest. He studied while he lived with us. The abbess wouldn't heal until he went to Charlottesville for a check up and they operated on him again. It did not completely close until he went to Dr. Cohen in Snow Hill who called a colleague at John Hopkins in Baltimore. It finally closed. He and Clay got along very well most of the time. On night I went to the drug store to get them ice cream cones and heard quite a commotion upstairs. As I went up the steps Clay came down and said Basil hit him. Basil met me at the door telling me Clay whacked him on the butt and he in turn turned over Clay's puzzle and Clay pushed Basil's bedroom shoes under his bed so he couldn't reach them. As I handed them the ice cream I said, "Clay is a child, what is your excuse?" They both laughed and that was the end of that. Basil baby sat with his a lot. Finally Basil answered an add in the paper for an accountant for the state. He sent a resume and was asked to come to Richmond for a conference. He got the job on a 6 month trial and it lasted the rest of his life. He took the bus to Richmond, found a room and food across the street. He also found a teacher who was a speech therapist. Her name was Peg (Margaret) and by January they were married in the First Lutheran Church. His brother John was best man and I sang. They had an apartment and after awhile they bought a new house. They made a lot of trips to the Shore for Basil never forgot where he came from. He was very thoughtful for us and especially for Clay. Basil took very good care of himself. He had told me if he ever had money he would have plenty of clothes because he didn't have a big wardrobe after he was sick and if he got so he couldn't work he wouldn't have to worry about clothes. He never had to worry. He had 18 new suits. He was a wonderful dresser; tie, shirt, shoes, socks and handkerchief matched perfectly. He had always wanted an electric train and when they bought a larger house he had the room and 5 small trains with every thing needed for the fun he had missed as a child. The last time he came for a visit he told me he was not going to live much longer. His one lung was filling with fiber, cutting off his breathing. He would be on oxygen and in and out of the hospital. It would be better for him to work however he wished. I went over for a visit, but he had the blues. I was very upset, but tried not to show it. He asked me to make him a banana cake like Mama made and make him some yeast rolls. I did that and we had a nice visit and I came home. Aunt Evva died in February 1972 and he wasn't able to come to the funeral. Clay, Sarah and their sons came in from the Philippines and stopped in to visit him and Peg. They came home Sunday and Basil called me to tell me about how much they enjoyed seeing them and told me how nice it was of Clay and how proud he was of Clay. He called me on the 12th of March, my birthday, and talked to me an hour. On Friday, 17th of March at about 5:30 I had a call that he had died of a heart attack. He was doing an audit of the Judges and had walked down the hall with one of them. He came back and sat down to his desk and died. I was so sad, but I was glad he was spared all the oxygen problems. He left me his state insurance, $30,000. His wife Peg said she had no money and I gave her the whole check. I should have kept part of it because Basil was meticulous with his business. She gave me the older car, a Buick, and I have never had as much as a small christmas gift since. I was so proud of him and his accomplishments. He deserved all the good things he had. Like Virginia and John, he was loved." 
Birth*16 July 1917Basil was born on 16 July 1917 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Census*1920He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1920 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Church member*1927Basil was on the in 1927 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.3 
Was Living1951Basil was living in 1951.4 
Death*17 March 1972Basil died on 17 March 1972 at Richmond, VA, at age 54.2 

Citations

  1. [S286] 1920 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  2. [S2] John R. Drewer Family Bible.
  3. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  4. [S1091] Melissa Drewer Lewis.

George Hugh 'Huey' White Sr.1

M, b. 1901, d. 2 January 1963
FatherLevin Thomas White b. c 1862, d. 3 Jul 1939
MotherElizabeth 'Betty' Holly b. c 1866
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited14 Sep 2009
Birth*1901George was born in 1901 at Sanford, Acc Co, VA.2 
Marriage*23 January 1926He married Ethel I. Martin, daughter of Jesse Thomas Martin and Burnetta S. 'Nettie' Linton, on 23 January 1926 at Pocomoke City, Worcester Co, MD.3 
Obituary - Father's*3 July 1939George was named in his father's obituary on 3 July 1939 at Sanford, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as a son Mr. Hugh White in the obituary of Mr. Levin T. White of Sanford..4 
Death*2 January 1963George died on 2 January 1963 at P.G. Hospital, Salisbury, Wic Co, MD. Mr. George Huey White died at Peninsula General Hospital on 2 Jan 1963, aged 62 years. He was born and reared at Sanford and was a member of the Sanford Methodist Church. Survivors were listed (Pen. Ent., 3 Jan 1963)..2 

Family

Ethel I. Martin b. c 1904, d. 20 Jun 1995
Children 1.Huey White Jr.+ b. 8 Mar 1927, d. 11 Jul 1983
 2.Margaret Virginia White b. 27 May 1927, d. 14 Aug 2014

Citations

  1. [S1277] Beatrice Furniss.
  2. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Obituary.
  3. [S233] Somerset Co, MD, Marriage Licenses, 1921-1937.
  4. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, 7 Jul 1939 issue.

Harry Clay Powell Sr.

M, b. 24 September 1914, d. 8 September 1992
FatherClarence C. Powell b. 1867, d. 1926
MotherAmelia C. Beavans b. 1872, d. 1959
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited29 Jul 2016
Birth*24 September 1914Harry was born on 24 September 1914 at Pocomoke City, Worcester Co, MD.1 
Marriage*14 April 1940He married Evelyn Mae Lewis, daughter of Arnold W. Lewis and Maggie Melissa Mae Drewer, on 14 April 1940 at Pocomoke City, Worcester Co, MD.2 
Was Livingafter 1977Harry was living after 1977 at Assawoman, Acc Co, VA. 
Death*8 September 1992Harry died on 8 September 1992 at Deer Head Center, Salisbury, Wicomico Co, MD, at age 77. 
Burial*His body was interred at Baptist Church Cemetery, Pocomoke City, Worcester Co, MD. 

Family

Evelyn Mae Lewis b. 12 Mar 1913, d. 23 Jan 2003
Child 1.Harry Clay Powell Jr.+ b. 23 Apr 1945, d. 7 Jun 2016

Citations

  1. [S2] John R. Drewer Family Bible.
  2. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Marriage.

Harry Clay Powell Jr.

M, b. 23 April 1945, d. 7 June 2016
FatherHarry Clay Powell Sr. b. 24 Sep 1914, d. 8 Sep 1992
MotherEvelyn Mae Lewis b. 12 Mar 1913, d. 23 Jan 2003
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited29 Jul 2016
Birth*23 April 1945Harry was born on 23 April 1945 at Elizabeth, NJ.1 
Milit-Beg*circa 1970Harry was a member of the armed forces circa 1970 serving at US_Air Force, various location. 
Biography*Clay worked as a Para Legal in the US District Attorney's Office in Anchorage, AK. 
Death*7 June 2016He died on 7 June 2016 at Wasilla, Alaska, at age 71. 

Citations

  1. [S2] John R. Drewer Family Bible.

Eliza Jane 'Janie' Drewer1

F, b. 8 November 1891, d. 26 April 1930
FatherJohn Riley Drewer b. 10 Feb 1865, d. 22 Dec 1934
MotherKate Elizabeth Griffin b. 1 Jan 1865, d. 26 Dec 1920
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited20 Jul 2011
Birth*8 November 1891Eliza was born on 8 November 1891 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Census*1900She was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Church member*1908Eliza was on the in 1908 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.3 
Marriage*15 June 1911She married Melvin Thomas 'Melly' Evans, son of Thomas Edward Evans and Amelia 'Irellie' Linton, on 15 June 1911 at Crisfield, Som Co, MD.4 
Married Name15 June 1911 As of 15 June 1911,her married name was Evans. 
Was Living1911Eliza was living in 1911 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.4 
Biography*The following information was provided by Evelyn (Lewis) Powell, one of Janie's nieces. "If Aunt Janie was still around she would have made a great "Woman's Libber." She drove the horse and buggy and later the car. She often took the horse and buggy and drove to Mearsville, with Mother and Aunt Mary Jane, to visit Uncle Bud and Aunt Maude Taylor. They were living there when he was teaching and the principal at Bloxom School. Aunt Janie went to Business School in Norfolk and was Accomack County Court stenographer. She was an accomplished pianist, having studied at Peabody Music Institute in Baltimore. Her teacher thought she didn't have the dedication for a concert pianist, but they felt she would be an excellent teacher, and so she was. She had many pupils and played for services in the Saxis Methodist Church and directed the choir. She taught her daughter, Miriam, but her other daughter, Katie, was too small. Katie learned later and still plays piano and organ. Miriam also plays occasionally. She wrote a song titled "Beautiful Springtime." After she died the girls sent it to Guy Lombardo in hopes it might be printed, but he said it would cost quite a bit of money. They were quite young and didn't have the money. Like my mother, she was a good seamstress and did a lot of fancy work. She made hot rolls, dough nuts and candies to order. Miriam, Katie and I delivered them for her. One Saturday I was in her house, it was summer and hot. She said tell your mother we are going to Ocean City. Uncle Melvin was away on the boat at the time. Mother said she is crazy to go so far, but you go with her, she may need you. So she said to ask Carrie Mears and Emily Ellis, they lived close by. And so with Miriam and baby Katie, off we went. We had a great time and no trouble until she put us out. When Carrie went to her back door there was a prowler. She screamed and the men in the neighborhood chased him, but he got away. Aunt Janie was a perfectionist. She was a diabetic at a time when insulin was just beginning to be used. It was available at Accomac Pharmacy. Her husband, Melvin, wouldn't buy her insulin because he believed it was a drug that she would become addicted to. She refused to diet and died at age 41 in a diabetic coma. My sister, Virginia, and I and our friends loved to go to her house. She would play the piano for us and we would all sing and have a wonderful time. She once told me, "Evelyn, no matter how poor or what a person's character is, it never hurts to give them a smile. It might mean a lot to that person." Janie Evans of Saxis died 26 Apr 1930, aged 38 years. Survivors were listed (Pen. Ent., 3 May 1930). She died at home at Saxis. The funeral was Wednesday at the Methodist Church at Saxis by Rev. Frank Fulcher, with interment in the Drewer Cemetery (E.S. News, 2 May 1930). 
Death*26 April 1930Eliza died on 26 April 1930 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA, at age 38.5 
Burial*Her body was interred at Drewer Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.6 

Family

Melvin Thomas 'Melly' Evans b. 22 Sep 1891, d. 8 Mar 1962
Marriage*15 June 1911She married Melvin Thomas 'Melly' Evans, son of Thomas Edward Evans and Amelia 'Irellie' Linton, on 15 June 1911 at Crisfield, Som Co, MD.4 
Children 1.Miriam Lou Evans b. 30 Jul 1917, d. 4 Mar 1918
 2.Katie Drewer Evans+ b. 20 Sep 1924, d. b 3 Jul 2010

Citations

  1. [S601] Virginia Accomack County, Birth Register(s), 1853-1896.
  2. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  3. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  4. [S42] Somerset Co, MD, Marriage Licenses, 1906-1921.
  5. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Obituary.
  6. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries.

Howard Scott Drewer1

M, b. 19 June 1893, d. 1 July 1968
FatherJohn Riley Drewer b. 10 Feb 1865, d. 22 Dec 1934
MotherKate Elizabeth Griffin b. 1 Jan 1865, d. 26 Dec 1920
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#2)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of Nathaniel Littleton (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited5 Jan 2016
Birth*19 June 1893Howard was born on 19 June 1893 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA. Bible records show Howard Scott Drewer was born 19 Jun 1893, whereas Acc Co birth records show Apr 1893..2 
Census*1900He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.3 
Marriage*20 November 1913He married Geneva V. 'Neva' Miles, daughter of Severn J. Miles and Miranda J. 'Amanda' or Ida Crockett, on 20 November 1913 at MD-VA Line, Wor Co, MD.4 
Church member*1917Howard was on the in 1917 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.5 
Was Living21 July 1917Howard was living on 21 July 1917 at Saxis, Acc Co, VA, (Army Registration).6 
Anecdote*30 January 1932 The Saxis News of 30 Jan 1932 showed that Capt. & Mrs. Howard Drewer and son Severn of Crisfield, MD, spent the week-end and Sunday with Capt. Milton Drewer his brother and other relatives of Saxis.7 
Marriage*circa 1941He married Ruth Hundley, daughter of Lawrence Hundley and Melissa J. Crockett, circa 1941. 
Biography*The following information was provided by Evelyn (Lewis) Powell, one of Howard's niece's. "Uncle Howard had a wonderful, sunny disposition from what I remember of him. Mother said when he was little and hurt himself he never cried, he just laughed. He once cut his foot very badly and when Grandma found him he was just laughing. She slapped him to make him stop. On Sunday morning he came to Grandpa's and usually brought his son, Carlton. My brother, Basil, and Carlton were trying to get one of the many cats to shave its tail. Carlton got lucky and caught one and turned to Basil and said, "I'm God Dam if I can't catch 'em." It was summertime and Uncle Howard heard him and called him to come in the back porch and asked him where he heard such a word. At first he said he didn't know, then he said he heard it at one of the stores and finally he said I heard you say it. Uncle Howard had asked Mother did she hear what he said. Mother replied yes and added "Out of the mouths of babies." Uncle Howard moved his family to Crisfield and bought a big boat and loaded fish in the winter and produce in the summer. His family lived most of the summer on the boat. Most of the ports of call were Washington and Baltimore. Uncle Howard was very successful. He made lots of money and as the others in the family he was generous to those in need. After Aunt "Neva" died he married Ruth Hundley, a Crisfield native. They had two boys, Scott and Joe. He received a commendation during World War II for rescuing a skiff load of sailors who were separated from their boat because of thick fog. As he got older and trucks took over the seafood and produce markets, he sold the boat and had a railway for repairing boats. When he sold it he had a good job at Mrs. Pauls Kitchen. He retired as his health worsened. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a 32 degree Mason and Ruth was a worthy Matron of the Eastern Star. He had many friends. Scott and wife and children live in Crisfield. Joe was a Vietnam veteran and married and lived at College Park, MD, with his family. One night he went to school for a P.T.A. meeting and was murdered on his way home. Uncle Howard was spared that tragedy, as he died in 1968 of emphysema." 
Death*1 July 1968Howard died on 1 July 1968 at Crisfield, Som Co, MD, at age 75.1 
Burial*His body was interred at Crisfield, Som Co, MD.8 

Family 1

Geneva V. 'Neva' Miles b. 15 Jun 1896, d. 27 Oct 1939
Marriage*20 November 1913He married Geneva V. 'Neva' Miles, daughter of Severn J. Miles and Miranda J. 'Amanda' or Ida Crockett, on 20 November 1913 at MD-VA Line, Wor Co, MD.4 
Child 1.Howard Carlton Drewer+ b. 11 Nov 1919, d. 8 Jun 2004

Family 2

Ruth Hundley b. 8 Aug 1914, d. 21 Mar 2002
Marriage*circa 1941He married Ruth Hundley, daughter of Lawrence Hundley and Melissa J. Crockett, circa 1941. 
Children 1.Scott Lawrence Drewer+ b. 11 Mar 1943, d. 10 Nov 2005
 2.Joseph Robert Drewer Sr.+ b. 15 Dec 1945, d. 7 Nov 1984

Citations

  1. [S2] John R. Drewer Family Bible.
  2. [S601] Virginia Accomack County, Birth Register(s), 1853-1896.
  3. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S291] Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records #4, 1906-1917.
  5. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  6. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Army Registration.
  7. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, 30 Jan 1932 Issue, Saxis News (Howard Drewer).
  8. [S1093] Ruth Hundley.

Milton Lee Drewer Sr.1

M, b. 17 June 1895, d. 11 August 1965
FatherJohn Riley Drewer b. 10 Feb 1865, d. 22 Dec 1934
MotherKate Elizabeth Griffin b. 1 Jan 1865, d. 26 Dec 1920
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Last Edited18 Oct 2012
Birth*17 June 1895Milton was born on 17 June 1895 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Census*1900He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.3 
Church member*1917Milton was on the in 1917 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.4 
Was Living21 July 1917Milton was living on 21 July 1917 at Saxis, Acc Co, VA, (Army Registration).5 
Biography*Milton Lee Drewer Sr. was christian on 11 Sep 1898 in the Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA. Among those who left for Camp Lee, Petersburg, VA, Wednesday, included Milton Drewer, Saxis, and Moscow Garnett Stant, Sanford (Pen. Ent., 13 Oct 1917). Milton Drewer, a native of Saxis, VA, was a veteran of World War I and fought in the battles of St. Mihiel, Chateau Thierry and the Argonne Forest. He was captured by the Germans a short time before the Armistice was signed and remained a prisoner for about six weeks. Returning from Europe he became associated with his father in the seafood business. After his father's death he operated the business. He was also a produce dealer. He was a very active member of the Saxis Methodist Church. He was a former member of the Board of Stewards and for several years prior to his death was chairman of the Official Board. He was a teacher in the Sunday School, having a class of junior boys. He loved to talk of his experiences in World War I and often when he felt his pupils were losing interest he would tell them of his experiences to get their attention (Obituary). The cause of death was heart trouble. The following information was provided by Evelyn (Lewis) Powell, one of Milton's nieces. "He was the youngest child and when Grandma cooked he had his own small pans and cooked too. Being the youngest they were very close. He worked very close with Grandpa in his seafood business and when World War I came he enlisted and was sent to Fort Lee, VA, and then to France. He was a machine gunner and had a partner. He told me they were moving when he saw a shell. He told his partner to fall and fell himself, but his partner didn't make it. They were moving forward from their trenches and he forgot something and went back to get it. When he turned around he was surrounded by German soldiers who asked him to raise his hands. He was too stunned to do it so one of the Germans jumped in the trench and raised his arms for him. He said it was a miracle they didn't kill him. He was gassed with mustard gas in three big battles. Battles of "The Marne," "Verdum" and I can't remember the third one. The war was over quite a while before he came home to a Saxis hero's welcome. Mother said she often went home and looked in the kitchen window to see Grandma on her knees in prayer. I remember the set of Blue Willow dishes he gave her. He was not married when we went to Grandpa's to live. Uncle Milton was full of fun and loved to tease us. He met his future wife, Georgie Seward, when she came from Surry County, VA, to teach school at Saxis. She boarded with Garland and Pearl Weaver. Miss Pearl was her sister, and had also come to Saxis to teach and married Garland Weaver. Georgie said she was not going to get married, but Uncle Milton changed her mind. They lived with us for awhile then rented Mother's house and finally built the house across from Grandpa. Uncle Milton was very punctual. He took oysters and some passengers on the boat, the "Kate D," to Crisfield. The passengers shopped until he was loaded with Ice and business was taken care of, then back to the oyster house at Saxis. One day he asked his bride if she wanted to go to Crisfield with him. She said not today, but changed her mind and hurried down to the wharf. He was just going out of the creek when one of the passengers said there is your wife on the wharf. You better go back and get her. He said, no, she knew the time I leave and if I go back for her I would have to do it for others. Aunt Georgie wasn't real happy. He never offered information about the War, but if you got him started, he had trouble stopping. Grandpa had a stroke and Uncle Milton took over the business. Meanwhile Starlings Creek was finally deepened and the shucking house was built on the right side of the creek. Milton Jr. and Libby Sue were added to the family. When Mother had the store he came in for some groceries and I waited on him. When he finished he asked me how much were the groceries and I had the prices on paper and started to add. He said you should add them in your head. I said I didn't go to Goldey College like you did. He started across the counter for me. You see he went to Goldey College and was so homesick in 2 weeks he came home and didn't go back. He had a seafood business and a trucking business and at one time he had a large boat and like Uncle Neil and Uncle Howard, transported potatoes and tomatoes to Ports in Baltimore and Washington. When I would ask him if he had a good season he never said yes. Once I went to Pocomoke with Aunt Georgie and Uncle Milton. When we got to the train track at Makemie Park, he got out of the car and looked each way. I said, Uncle Milton, the lights were not on. He responded, I do not trust our lives to a 10 cent light bulb." 
Marriage*26 May 1921He married Georgie Mae Seward, daughter of George W. Seward and Lelia M. Seward, on 26 May 1921.1 
Marriage225 June 1921According to conflicting evidence, he married Georgie Mae Seward on 25 June 1921 at Bride's Home, Surry Co, VA. 
Death*11 August 1965Milton died on 11 August 1965 at P.G. Hospital, Salisbury, Wic Co, MD, at age 70.6 
Burial*His body was interred at Downing's Cem, Oak Hall, Acc Co, VA.7 

Family

Georgie Mae Seward b. 16 Aug 1897, d. 14 Jul 1976
Marriage*26 May 1921He married Georgie Mae Seward, daughter of George W. Seward and Lelia M. Seward, on 26 May 1921.1 
Marriage225 June 1921According to conflicting evidence, he married Georgie Mae Seward on 25 June 1921 at Bride's Home, Surry Co, VA. 
Children 1.Milton Lee Drewer Jr.+ b. 10 Mar 1923, d. 17 Oct 2012
 2.Elizabeth Seward 'Libby Sue' Drewer b. 21 Dec 1928, d. 21 Jun 1991

Citations

  1. [S2] John R. Drewer Family Bible.
  2. [S601] Virginia Accomack County, Birth Register(s), 1853-1896.
  3. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  5. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Army Registration.
  6. [S1093] Ruth Hundley.
  7. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.

Emory French Drewer1

M, b. 26 June 1897, d. 29 December 1898
FatherJohn Riley Drewer b. 10 Feb 1865, d. 22 Dec 1934
MotherKate Elizabeth Griffin b. 1 Jan 1865, d. 26 Dec 1920
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Last Edited18 Nov 2008
Birth*26 June 1897Emory was born on 26 June 1897 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
ChristeningSeptember 1898He was christened in September 1898 at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.1 
Death*29 December 1898Emory died on 29 December 1898 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA, at age 1.3 
Burial*His body was interred at Miles South Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.3 

Citations

  1. [S76] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Infant Baptisms.
  2. [S2] John R. Drewer Family Bible.
  3. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries.

Melvin Thomas 'Melly' Evans1

M, b. 22 September 1891, d. 8 March 1962
FatherThomas Edward Evans b. 1864, d. 5 Aug 1957
MotherAmelia 'Irellie' Linton b. c 1866, d. 5 Mar 1934
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited21 Dec 1996
Birth*22 September 1891Melvin was born on 22 September 1891 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Census*1900He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1900 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.2 
Census1910He was listed as a resident in the census report in 1910 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.3 
Marriage*15 June 1911He married Eliza Jane 'Janie' Drewer, daughter of John Riley Drewer and Kate Elizabeth Griffin, on 15 June 1911 at Crisfield, Som Co, MD.4 
Was Living21 July 1917Melvin was living on 21 July 1917 at Saxis, Acc Co, VA, (Army Registration).5 
Death*8 March 1962Melvin died on 8 March 1962 at US Public Health, Hospital, Baltimore, MD, at age 70.6 
Burial*His body was interred at Evans Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.7 

Family

Eliza Jane 'Janie' Drewer b. 8 Nov 1891, d. 26 Apr 1930
Marriage*15 June 1911He married Eliza Jane 'Janie' Drewer, daughter of John Riley Drewer and Kate Elizabeth Griffin, on 15 June 1911 at Crisfield, Som Co, MD.4 
Children 1.Miriam Lou Evans b. 30 Jul 1917, d. 4 Mar 1918
 2.Katie Drewer Evans+ b. 20 Sep 1924, d. b 3 Jul 2010

Citations

  1. [S601] Virginia Accomack County, Birth Register(s), 1853-1896.
  2. [S32] 1900 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  3. [S39] 1910 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S42] Somerset Co, MD, Marriage Licenses, 1906-1921.
  5. [S27] Peninsula Enterprise, Army Registration.
  6. [S1094] Miriam Belle Evans.
  7. [S38] Barry Wayne Miles, Saxis/Sykes, Acc Co, VA, Cemeteries.

Miriam Lou Evans1

F, b. 30 July 1917, d. 4 March 1918
FatherMelvin Thomas 'Melly' Evans b. 22 Sep 1891, d. 8 Mar 1962
MotherEliza Jane 'Janie' Drewer b. 8 Nov 1891, d. 26 Apr 1930
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited21 Dec 1996
Biography*Miriam Lou Evans, the little daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Evans of Saxis, died on 4 Mar 1918, at Saxis of pneumonia. Interment was in the Drewer Cemetery (Acc News, 12 Apr 1918). 
Birth*30 July 1917Miriam was born on 30 July 1917 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Death*4 March 1918Miriam died on 4 March 1918 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Burial*Her body was interred at Drewer Cem, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S360] Accomack News, Obituary.

Katie Drewer Evans1

F, b. 20 September 1924, d. before 3 July 2010
FatherMelvin Thomas 'Melly' Evans b. 22 Sep 1891, d. 8 Mar 1962
MotherEliza Jane 'Janie' Drewer b. 8 Nov 1891, d. 26 Apr 1930
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#1)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek) (#2)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited1 Feb 2011
Birth*20 September 1924Katie was born on 20 September 1924 at Saxis Island, Acc Co, VA.1 
Church member*1917Katie was on the in 1917 roll of the at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.2 
Confirmation*16 August 1934Katie was confirmed at age 9, on 16 August 1934 at Meth Ch, Saxis, Acc Co, VA.2 
Marriage*1 April 1945She married George Leslie Stoops, son of William Edward Stoops and Margaret Elizabeth Stocktill, on 1 April 1945 at Las Vegas, NV.3 
Married Name1 April 1945 As of 1 April 1945,her married name was Stoops. 
Marriage*circa 1965She married James Franklin Onley, son of Herman Onley and Evelyn Lena Linton, circa 1965. 
Married Namecirca 1965 As of circa 1965,her married name was Onley. 
Residence*1990She resided at, at Temperanceville, Acc Co, VA, in 1990. 
Death*before 3 July 2010Katie Drewer Evans died before 3 July 2010. She was shown as the late mother Katharine (Evans) Only in the obituary of Mrs. Margaret J. Nimrod.4 

Family 1

George Leslie Stoops b. 14 May 1920, d. 6 Oct 2011
Marriage*1 April 1945She married George Leslie Stoops, son of William Edward Stoops and Margaret Elizabeth Stocktill, on 1 April 1945 at Las Vegas, NV.3 
Children 1.Margaret Jane 'Janie' Stoops+ b. 29 Dec 1946, d. 3 Jul 2010
 2.Robert Warren Stoops b. Oct 1950, d. Oct 1950

Family 2

James Franklin Onley b. 2 May 1922, d. 19 Feb 2019
Marriage*circa 1965She married James Franklin Onley, son of Herman Onley and Evelyn Lena Linton, circa 1965. 

Citations

  1. [S1095] Katie Drewer Evans.
  2. [S78] Pocomoke Charge, Church Register, 1898-1927, Saxis Roll.
  3. [S693] William Edward Stoops - Margaret Elizabeth Stocktill, family group sheets and ancestor charts.
  4. [S71] Eastern Shore News, 10 Jul 2010 issue.

George Leslie Stoops1

M, b. 14 May 1920, d. 6 October 2011
FatherWilliam Edward Stoops b. 15 May 1883, d. 11 Jun 1948
MotherMargaret Elizabeth Stocktill b. 15 May 1886, d. 30 Oct 1969
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited25 Feb 2019
Birth*14 May 1920George was born on 14 May 1920 at Marshallton, DE.1 
Marriage*1 April 1945He married Katie Drewer Evans, daughter of Melvin Thomas 'Melly' Evans and Eliza Jane 'Janie' Drewer, on 1 April 1945 at Las Vegas, NV.1 
Obituary - Dau's*3 July 2010George Leslie Stoops was named in his daugher's obituary on 3 July 2010 at Princess Anne, Som Co, MD. He was shown as father George L. Stoops of Princess Anne in the obituary of Mrs. Margaret J. Nimrod.2 
Death*6 October 2011He died on 6 October 2011 at Wallops Island, Accomack Co, VA, at age 91. 

Family

Katie Drewer Evans b. 20 Sep 1924, d. b 3 Jul 2010
Children 1.Margaret Jane 'Janie' Stoops+ b. 29 Dec 1946, d. 3 Jul 2010
 2.Robert Warren Stoops b. Oct 1950, d. Oct 1950

Citations

  1. [S693] William Edward Stoops - Margaret Elizabeth Stocktill, family group sheets and ancestor charts.
  2. [S71] Eastern Shore News, 10 Jul 2010 issue.

Margaret Jane 'Janie' Stoops1

F, b. 29 December 1946, d. 3 July 2010
FatherGeorge Leslie Stoops b. 14 May 1920, d. 6 Oct 2011
MotherKatie Drewer Evans b. 20 Sep 1924, d. b 3 Jul 2010
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited1 Feb 2011
Birth*29 December 1946Margaret was born on 29 December 1946 at NAM Hospital, Nassawadox, N'hamp Co, VA.1 
Married Name27 July 1968 As of 27 July 1968,her married name was Nimrod. 
Residence*1995She resided at, at Temperanceville, Acc Co, VA, in 1995. 
Death*3 July 2010She died on 3 July 2010 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Wico Co, MD, at age 63. Mrs. Margaret J. Nimrod, "Janie" aged 63 of Pocomoke City, MD died Saturday, 3 July 2010. Born 29 Dec 1946 in Nassawadox, she was a daughter of George L. Stoops of Princess Anne and the late Katharine (Evans) Onley. Janie graduated from Atlantic High School in 1965, attended Longwood College and earned her degree from New Mexico State University. In addition she attended U.M.E.S. and Enterprise (Ala.) State Junior College. She loved gardening, sewing, traveling and collecting antiques. She had been employed at Sysco Food Services for about 16 yeras. In addition to her father she is survived by a daughter, Pamela Dee Schmidt of Winona, Minn; a son David Warren Nimrod of Pocomoke City; a sister Joan S. Fitchett and her husband Donald of Melfa; a brother Geroge Allen Stoops and his wife, Delores of Warminster, PA; her former husband, Daniel Warren Nimrod and his wife Carol of Loxley, Ala; her step-father James F. Onley of Temperanceville; five grandchildren, Seth, Audrey, Laura and Karl Schmidt and Jesse Newsom; and her close friends and co-workers at Sysco in Pocomoke City.2 

Citations

  1. [S1096] Margaret Jane 'Janie' Stoops.
  2. [S71] Eastern Shore News, 10 Jul 2010 issue.