I have just discovered the Confederate States of America section at Arlington National Cemetery.
Captain John W. Drew (John Waters Drew) was a native of Washington, D.C. he was born in 1842, a son of Edward Martin Drew and Mahala Ann Waters. He married Lucy A. Meeks about 1875.
I don't have his military history, however, just what I've been able to get from the Internet.
Your site is lovely! Thanks for the presentation! Captain John Waters Drew was a distant relative – a nephew of my great-great grandfather.
WASHINGTON POST Thursday, August 2 1917 Listed under column headed “DIED”
DREW on Tuesday, July 31, 1917, JOHN W., beloved husband of LUCY A. DREW, son of late EDWARD M. and MAHALA DREW. Funeral services at his late residence 1445 S St. NW Friday August 3 at 10 a.m. INTERMENT PRIVATE.
Alice C. Thorn
At the time of the 1880 United States Census, John Waters Drew, who's occupation was druggist, was residing in Washington, D.C. Residing with him were: Sarah E. Meek, his mother-in-law, age 57 and born in Massachusetts; his wife, Lucy A. Drew, age 25 and born in Maryland; his sister-in-law, Lottie E. Meek, age 17, born in Washington, D.C.; John Lane, age 34, born in Washington, D.C. and a clerk in a hat store; Frank Ziegler, age 34, both in Maryland and a clerk in a shoe store; and William W. Scott, age 31, born in Maryland, and a sugar dealer.
DREW, JOHN W
- CAPT F 23D VA CAV CSA CW
- DATE OF DEATH: 07/31/1917
- BURIED AT: SECTION CONFE SITE 169-A
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