The Drew Family
Researched by B.J. Drew V, with a special interest in tracing that interesting roman numeral "V". Family tradition holds that first sons have been named after grandfathers: therefore B. J. is named after his grandfather Benjamin Joseph Drew. B.J.'s son, Edwin Porter Drew V, is named after his grandfather, Edwin Porter Drew. None of the Drew men before BJD5 and EPD5 officially carried the roman numerals in their names: the numbering began when B.J.'s father, Edwin Porter (4) gave the suffix V to his son B.J. in 1955. He also omitted the full "Benjamin Joseph" treatment, opting only for the initials on the official birth certificate. So far in our research, we know both from family legend and from genealogical sources that this alternating of the names Edwin Porter and Benjamin Joseph carried on from the the first Benjamin Joseph we can document, born in 1827. We haven't obtained primary source documentation beyond this date yet, but we believe that perhaps this alternating of names can goes back at least through six generations, to Benjamin Joseph Drew (3) of Middleton, New Hampshire. Come on in!
*Original source documentation pending...
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