Surnames: DREW DRUE :GOOCH :JAKOWAY :JOHNS :COLLINS
- I am researching the above surmames in the middle Tennesse
area, including the cities of: Smyrna, Murfreesboro, Lascassas, and
Nashville. This would include Davidson and Rutherford County and the
Hickory Grove Community near Walter Hill. All relatives are of
Native(Cherokee and Blackfoot) American and African American decent.
Verbal family history as us in this area as far back as the early
1800's starting with Moses B. Drew(born 1814) marrying a Mary Stewart
1821) in Wilson County Tennessee and then moving to Rutherford County
Tennessee. they had 12 children, some born in Wilson County: John
Drew, Sr.(born 1851-1855),George Drew(born 1861), Susan Drew(born
1865), Charles Drew(born 1865), Rufus Drew(born 1871), Rebecca Drew
1869), William F. Drew(born 1844-1845), James A. Drew(born 1847-
Richard A Drew(born 1849-1850), Robert W. Drew(born 1853-1854, Moses
Drew(born 1855-1856, and Eliza J. Drew(born 1857-1858).
I am a descendant of John Thomas Drew, Sr. who married a Fannie Bell
Collins(born 1862). They had 12 children: John Thomas Drew, Jr.
1886-1888), Walter Drew (born March 3, 1895 in Smyrna, TN), Robert
Drew (born July 9, 1888 in Smyrna, TN), Willie B. Drew(born 1892),
Leonard Drew, George Drew, Lafayette Drew, Thomas Drew, Gus Edward
Lee Drew, Christine Drew(born 1878), and James Drew(born 1880).
The above John Thomas Drew, Jr was my great grandfather, he married a
Mahalia Gooch(born 1889). They had 10 children 1 of which was my
grantfather Richard Drew, Sr(1926-2005), Richmond Drew(twin to my
- deceased), Bernice Drew(1917-1985), John Thomas Drew, III, Robert
Drew, Jackson Drew(born 1908-1909), Will Davis Drew, Sr. (1924-2002),
Bessie Sue Drew(born 1904-1905) who married Ellis Rucker, Joe Drew,
Georgia B. Drew(born 1914-1915) who married James Talley.
My grandfather, Richard Drew, Sr. married Willie Belle
Jakoway(1927-1993). They had 5 children. Willie's parents were
Jakoway(born 5-20-1900 in Milton, TN) and Stella Elmira Johns born in
TN (1901-1987). They had 5 children.
Hollie's parents were William Jakoway and Anna Williams.
Stella's parents were Robert Johns and Josie Morton/Moton.
The surname DREW is sometimes spelled DRUE.
There are also different spelling of JAKOWAY such as JAKAWAY.