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Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - 3:57 pm:   

JOHN OTIS DRAKE born in Moberly Ripley CO. Missouri August 27, 1794
First wife: Married Etta YOUNG October 30,1900 in Corning, Clay Co. Etta died between 1901-1905.
Daughter Fern Evangeline born August 15, 1901 in Missouri.
Parents of John Otis DRAKE were Nancy YOUNG born in Kentucky about 1843 and father may have been Justin A. DRAKE (first name inconclusive) from New York.
John Otis DRAKE's second wife was Ida CARNAHAN born in Indiana in 1886. They were married in Piggott, Clay Co. Arkansas December 24, 1905. Later they migrated to California some time after 1910 settling in Los Angeles County and later San Bernardino county. Two children were born in California -- daughter Vivian 1911 and son Otto (a.k.a. Bud Henry) 1913.
Karen Barnes
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2003 - 12:06 am:   

Researching: Drake's in: Boydsville, Corning, Oak Bluff Piggott and surrounding areas in Clay County, Arkansas. The years are: 1871-1900. Possible names are: Armour, Armour-Hamilton, Carpenter and Drake.
My great grandfather died "Arthur Hamilton Armour
Carpenter". There is a question about the actual birth year. He was placed in some kind of an orphange upon his birth. Status of birth mother unknown. Status of birth father as told to him was John Hamilton Armour. I feel the accuracy of the true name, year of birth and place of birth could all be false. Fact: In the 1900 Clay County census he is listed as a "Arthur Drake" and living with Lee and Theodosia Carpenter. He is listed as age 16. Fact: He married in 1902. Fact: He named his first born children after his care takers, "Lee and Theodosia". I was told he had siblings possibly Annie, Edward, William. I was told he had uncles in the area of Clay County. Those names were never revealed. Any interest would be helpful. scpatriot@charter.net
Mrs. LuAna Drake Craig
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2003 - 2:54 am:   

Drake and Young Surnames: England..Missouri..California
JOHN OTIS DRAKE born in Moberly Twp, Ripley Co, Missouri August 27, 1794 (a.k.a. John O. Drake, Otis Drake, J. O. Drake) One of 6 boys, no girls: his twin brother died when he was about 8 or 9 years old leaving 5 boys; two older brothers, two younger brothers.
Parents of John Otis DRAKE were Nancy YOUNG born in Missouri and father was "unk" Drake born in England. John Otis Drake migrated to California about 1910 or 1911.

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