WILLIAM R. DRUM -- was born on Muskingum Creek, in Perry Township, Monroe County, Ohio, December 1, 1824. His father came from Pennsylvania and settled on Captina Creek, Belmont County, the country being a wilderness. From there he removed to Muskingum creek, this county, and from there to William's present residence, in 1833. He took letters-patent for his land, and William still holds the original title deed. Jacob Drum, William's grandfather, served under General St. Clair in the war of 1812; he was at St. Clair's defeat on the Wabash, serving until the close of the war, suffering many hardships. Phillip Drum, William's father, was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, October 7, 1799; he is deceased. His mother was Mary (Kirkbride) Drum; they came to this county in 1808. Rebecca Stephens became Mr. Drum's wife, March 12, 1885, in Monroe County. She was born in this county, December 22, 1843; her parents are Jesse and Nancy (Jeffers) Stephens. Mr. Drum was in the war of 1861, enlisting at Woodsfield, April 29, 1861, in the 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was in the battles of Cheat Mountain, Chancellorsville. Bull Run, Slaughter Mountain, Cow Pasture Mountain, and others. He was disabled at Camp Chase by striking his ankle against a piece of timber when they were building the barracks, June 12, 1961. Served three years and three months, and was discharged at Camp Chase, July 26, 1964. At Gettysburg he was driving an ambulance, and, with others, got between the fire of the contesting armies, and he was for some time in a very precarious position. He is a farmer, carpenter and shoemaker. Address, Woodsfield, Monroe county, Ohio.

The above was taken from a book titled, History of Monroe County, Ohio Published By H. H. Hardesty & Co. Publishers, Chicago and Toledo, 1882


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