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Bill Adams
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2001 - 10:47 am:   

My GG Grandfather John Adams Married Isabella Elizabeth Drake and I am looking for any information that can help. I found A John Adams that married Isabella Drake in 1883 in Jackson County Illinois but the middle name for Isabella is Franzia which could be wrong for the Isabella Drake that married my GG Grandfather, I don't know. Isabella Franzia Drake's father is Charley Drake and the Mother is Julia Bradshaw.
daniel ducky drake
Posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2003 - 9:37 am:   

Hello! Trying to locate several of my relatives who descend through Jospeh Drake ( born in New
Jersey) and relocated to the Fulton County, Illinois area in the earlt 1850's. Several of the
family are buried in Canton, Illinois.

Additonally, there is a branch of the family that descends from a cousin named Ebenezer Drake,
who settled in the same area a few years before.
( This Ebenezer Drake came from the same local
community in New Jersey.)

Jospeh's first son was named Alonzo Vittum Drake.

Please contact me - I have identified several extended family members.
Rosemary Sinquefield
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - 5:23 am:   

I am looking for any information on the Drake family from Illinois that had family that went to Tennessee.
My grandmother's maiden name was Drake. I do know George Washington Drake was her father. My grandmother's name was Mettie Drake. She had a sister named Herminone Drake, and brothers named George Drake Jr., Edwin Drake, Francis Drake, and Victor Drake. Some of the towns they lived in TN were Brownsville, TN and Memphis, TN.

If anyone could help me trace this line of Drakes I would appreciate it.

Thank you,
Rosemary Sinquefield
Roy Andrews
Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2005 - 8:27 am:   

From: "William R. Drake" <drakeinsba@hotmail.com>
To: <DRAKE-L@rootsweb.com>
Subject: RE: [DRAKE] Illinois Drakes
Date: Friday, 26 August 2005 9:47 AM

In 1900 this family is in Haywood Co., TN and directly next door is Frances
M. Drake, b. 1839, 60 years old, widow, 1 of 2 children living. She was
born in TN. Lists her father as born in PA and mother as TN.

This looks like the mother of George W. Drake, Sr.

In 1880, in Hardeman Co., TN (adjacent to Haywood Co.) is the following:
Edwin Drake 41, VA VA VA
Fannie Drake 40, TN TN TN
George Drake 15, son, TN VA TN
John Drake 12, son, TN VA TN

In 1870, Hardeman Co., TN:
E. R. Drake 31, born in VA
Frances Drake 29, TN
G.W. Drake 5, TN
J.W. Drake 2, TN

In 1860, Hardeman Co., TN
John Drake 51, VA
Mary Drake 47, VA
"Emond" (or "Emona"?) R. Drake 21, VA
Virginia Drake 17, TN
John Drake 13, TN

In 1850, Hardeman Co., TN
John Drake 43, VA
Mary Drake 37, VA
Louisa Drake 17, VA
Marsilla Drake 13, VA
Edwin Drake 11, VA
Virginia Drake 7, TN
John Drake 4, TN
William Drake 8/12, TN

Based on ages, a candidate for John Drake in 1840 is in Nottoway,
Southampton, VA.

>From the USGenWeb website for Hardeman Co., TN:
Edwin R. Drake

Edwin R. Drake, a prominent farmer of the Fourth District, was born in
Southampton
County, Va., February 6, 1839. His parents were John and Mary (Doyle) Drake,
both
natives of Virginia. The father is of English descent, born in 1807. After
marriage, and in 1842, they came to Hardeman County. The family consisted of
six
children, five of whom lived to reach maturity. Mr. Drake has never united
with any
church, but has always led an honest, upright life. Previous to the war he
was a
Whig, but has since affiliated with the Republican party. For nearly
eighteen years
he served as magistrate by occupation, a farmer, in which he was most
successful.
In 1863 he moved to Illinois. He is nearly eighty years of age. His wife,
who was
born in 1814, departed this life, in 1881. The grandfather Drake was a
gallant
soldier of the Revolutionary war. EDWIN B., our subject, was reared on a
farm and
received a good, common-school education. He was a kind and devoted son,
remaining
at home and assisting his parents until his twenty-fourth year, when he
engaged in
farming. In 1864 he married Miss Frances M. Kinney, born April 17, 1840, in
Haywood
County. Their union resulted in the birth of two children: George W. and
John R.
(deceased). In national politics Mr. Drake is a thorough Republican, but in
county
affairs votes for the man, not the party. He has always been successful in
his
agricultural pursuits; by hard work, he now owns 314 acres of good land. He
is an
esteemed and worthy man.




siouxellison@aol.com
Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 9:16 am:   

My late husbands grandmother, Mitty Potter who died in 1978 told me that her mother, Annie Bailey was the daughter of Emaline Bailey from Illinois, descendant of Sir Francis Drake. Emaline ran off with a drifter Thomas Nathanial Bailey and her parents disowned her. I am wondering if Emaline Drake fits in with anyone elses family?
Karen McGuffin
Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 8:43 am:   

Looking for any information about William Orlando Drake, was born in Illinos, he had a sister named Olive they moved to Montana, he was said to have been the first US Marshal in Webaux County Montana. Any information would be helpful.
Shihan Drake
Posted on Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 3:02 pm:   

In a book called: Records of olden time, or, Fiffty years on the prairies: that can be found on heritageQuest is a history of Marshall County Illinois. In Henry Illinoise one of the first families were a Drake family. Francis Birchard Drake and his son George. I am a descendent of this family. Francis B's parents were mentioned on pages 95 and 96 of Frank Gay's book on the desendency of John Drake of CT. So this lineage can be traced back to Sir John of Ashe. And from there you can go back eight generations on the maternal side to King Henry the second.
Sandy Lewis
Posted on Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 10:37 am:   

My great grandfather was Addlaskey Drake born in Pike County, Illinois married to Cynthia Main.
I have been told his father's name was John Drake. He went by Ad or Add must not have cared for his given name and his headstone reads Add, but marriage license is where we found Addlaskey.
Would any one have more information on this family. He had 12 children. Would love to know more about this Drake family.

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