Re: Drewrys in Dekalb Co., Tn
I haven't looked at my papers in a long time but If it helps you...Abner B. Drury/Drewry is not a brother of Wm. Berto Drewry. Abner is the son of Dan/Dave Drury/Drewry and wife Adaline Trammell Drury/Drewry.
According to the Tennessee Civil War Questionnaires Confederate V2:274 Form 1 which Abner completed in 1914-15, Abner's own words state:
1. he is 85y/o (?b Oct 1835? not the 1836 on his tombstone in Wilson Co, TN)
2. his father is "Dan (or Dave) Drury" and "he died before I can remember." Further along his statement is "My father died when I was 1 year old and mother died later" [post 1874 KY-kr] and
3." I don't know much about my ancestors." [The ancestors refers to questions regarding his grandparents on both sides and further back if known.-kr]
4. There is both a David Drury and a Daniel Drury who were KIA 1836 in Texas battles. Might explain how Adaline got her 50 acres.
5. The McGinnis' were blood kin (1850 census you mentioned).
6. Martha married Frederick J. Hill 1853 DeKalb Co. Adaline went with dtr Martha and family to McLean Co, KY. Frederick was 5th TN Cav. US and stationed in McLean Co.
7. In 1860 Abner was in McMinnville. He joined Ben Hill's 16th TN Vols Dec1860 before TN seceded. That would be Brig. Gen'l Benjamin Jefferson Hill. After CSA-TN startup...Abner enlisted Sept.1861 CSA in Ben's "5th TN Regiment" however in Dec 1861 Ben's regiment was renamed the 35th TN,sent to Camp Smartt in KY., from there to Shiloh. Abner was captured at Chickamauga. He was sent to Fort/Camp Taylor in Ohio as a POW for 12 mos. When he was exchanged, Abner came back to TN and rejoined Ben Hill in the Cavalry unit Ben got after Atlanta fell. Abner was still with Ben when his Cav was still pushing US troops back into AL and GA. Think Ben surrendered a month after Lee did. Abner did get a pension.
8. Abner was captured at Chickamauga