You have the little I found on Drinkwater....as I saw by your mails- and I checked Ancestry, Genforum.com, gencircles.com and Family Search. SO not a lot on your surname!
The Herring's by so many spellings- I was in touch with Rose- found her ancestry page. We have done a few notes back and forth.
Doc (Doctor) Herring- (Daniel Henry) married Elizabeth Pridgeon dtr of my Robert-and that was what I was working on.He was the son ofGiles & Judith Barnes- Probably the son of Michael-brother of Joshua and Ichabod and at least 4 unnamed ones...
Joshua, of course married Kesia Drinkwater--- so my curiousity got the best of me-and I started on her-thinking it might lead to Billy- and his son- you.
It is a more uncommon name than I thought, and I don't envy you your research on the surname. Hope you are doing better on the lateral lines-and I did a bit of looking there too- Especially the Lee- thinking maybe they would either turn into mine-or those in Dawson.
Billy and I both remember Mrs. Lee very well-who had the drug store.Her grandaughter I think-was Jane Green- a classmate of mine.But I was never able to join yours up-and went back through Joshua, Dr. John, John, John Leigh. (Found more but QUIT about there!)
Woodward-I was also not able to do much on. and not much more on Shelly.
If you have any other lines in the Dawson area I may have more- but so far I strike out-on what I know you have.
I have been at it over 25 years now-and my data base is over 10,000 folks.
Gerry (Brown) Hill- born Geraldine Brown- 1938 Graves Station, Dawson, Terrell, Ga. to Eudonah "Causey" Brown & Nina "Ruth" Hooks-married Dawson Grandchild of Wiliam Eudonah Brown "Will" Brown & Georgia Judson Roberts- married Dawson
Thomas Luther Eugene Hooks and Alma Elleanor Pridgeon-also married Dawson-but because he ran off with a 14 year old bride from Randolph.
Great of William Nathaniel Brown & Mary Jane McMichael- Marion to Randolph. She died and is buried New Bethel Bap. with the rest of them-Graves.
William Jefferson Hooks & Amanda Elizabeth Aycock-Randolph
James Irby Roberts & Willie Ann Causey-also buried New Bethel