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Richard Drewry Family

Southampton County, Virginia & Davidson, Gibson, Weakley Counties of Tennessee


Richard Drewry 
1st wife - Nancy Murry Harwood (all children by her)
2nd wife - Jemima Williamson Adams
Richard Drewry 1762-1850 was born in Southampton Co. Virginia, served in the Rev War, married Nancy Harwood of Sussex Co., VA, in 1799 left VA, bought land in the Nashville area of Tennessee, Nancy died there and in 1816 he married his son's Mother-in-law, Jemima Williamson Adams, widow of Benjamin Adams. The family  moved to the newly opened "West" TN abt. 1824. In 1829 he bought a tract of land from Adam Huntsman, the peg legged attorney who beat Davy Crockett for Congressional seat in 1835, and Davy left for Texas and the Alamo. It later surveyed out to over 700 acres. Richard's land was in Gibson County, TN until the big land swap of 1837, putting it in Weakley Co. TN. Richard never got a land grant for his service in the Rev War, as he was short a few days to qualify, but his widow, Jemima Adams Drewry, did get a small land grant after his death, when the law was changed to 14 days service in Rev War.This land grant was not in Weakley County.
     
Richard DREWRY
Birth: 8 Sep 1762, Southampton Co., VA
Death: 12 Sep 1850, Weakley Co., Tennessee
Burial: Weakley Co. TN
Father: William Drewry (1727-1780)
Mother: Rachel Drewry (1728 after 1780)

Rev War Soldier.

Spouse: Nancy Murry HARWOOD
Birth: 1773, Virginia
Death: aft 1805, Nashville area, TN
Father: John Richardson Harwood (1753-1815) Rev War Soldier
Mother: Mary Polly Murry (1756-)

Thought to be Decendant of Gov. William Harwood of Martins Hundred. Died in Nashville area, probably Davidson County, TN between 1805 and 1819.

Marr: 6 Nov 1788, Sussex Co., Virginia

Children: 
Richardson Clark (R.C.) (1793-1855)
John (1789-1861)
Nancy Murry (1803-)
Mary Murry (1805-)

Other spouses: 
Jemima WILLIAMSON ADAMS - widow of Benjamin Adams

 
Richard's Flute from the Revolutionary War
Old Man Drewry - maybe Richard or maybe son, Richardson Clark Drewry
Nashville documents - Deeds - Jury Lists - etc.
Richard's Original Deed for land in Gibson/Weakley Co. TN
Militia Lists - Tax Lists - U. S. Census 
Spot where Richard Drewry family built first log cabins
2nd log cabins - Dogtrot
Declaration for Revolutionary War Pension  1843

Richard's Will 
Richard's Rev War Land Warrant found - 160 acres in Barry Co., MO

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