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Drake, Francis Samuel, biographer, author, was born Feb. 22, 1828, in Northwood, N.H. He was the author of Dictionary of American Biography; Memorial of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati; Life of Gen. Henry Knox; The Town of Roxbury; Tea-Leaves; and Indian History for Young Folks. He edited Schoolcraft's History of the Indians; and contributed articles on Brighton, Watertown, and Roxbury to the Memorial History of Boston. He died Feb. 23, 1885, in Washington, D.C.