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Drake, James Perry, soldier, statesman, was born Sept. 11, 1797, in Robertson county, N.C. In 1832 he was appointed brigade inspector. While in Mexico he was made civil and military governor of Matamoras; and commander of all forces of the lower Rio Grande. He was sent to the state legislature from Marion county; and then was elected state treasurer of North Carolina. He died in North Carolina.