|Posted on Friday, April 25, 2008 - 10:25 am: |
From: Bill and Judith
Sent: Saturday, 17 February 2007 8:05 AM
LDS film # 09962913, Excerpts from History of Kentucky, Illustrated, 1885, by
Battle, Perrin, and Kniffin. Appeared in the Central City Messenger and
Times-Argus, Central City, Kentucky, in seven installments during May, June,
and July 1959.
Albritton M. Drake Was Paymaster Of 40th Kentucky Militia 20 Years
ALBRITTON M. DRAKE was born August 18, 1819, in Muhlenberg County, and is the
second of six boys and five girls, born to Mosley C. and Luraney (Collins)
Drake, natives of North Carolina. Mosley C. Drake was the son of Albritton
and Ruth (Collins) Drake, both natives of North Carolina, of English origin.
Albritton M. Drake's great grandfather was born and reared in North Carolina.
The Drake family came to Kentucky about 1808, and settled on Pond River, where
lands were purchased and improved. Albritan M. was reared on a farm, and
lived with his parents until the age of twenty-two when he engaged in farming
for himself, which he has since followed. Our subject was paymaster for the
Fortieth Kentucky militia for twenty years. He located in 1842 where he now
resides, on 100 acres and now owns 300, which he has mostly improved, and
acquired by his own industry. He was married in December, 1841, to Elizabeth
A. Handcock, of Muhlenberg County, and a daughter of William W. and Delilah
(Baker) Handcock, of Bourbon County, KY, and of English origin. Ten children
were born to this union: Delilah L. (Dewitt), Francis M., Napoleon P., [line
omitted?] Hovlin), Sophia A. (Guffy), William E., Susan A. (Cornett), Julia A.
(Tunsill), Katie G. and Henrietta. Dr. Drake and family are all members of
the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He was formerly a Granger.
Drake Collins Handcock Baker Dewitt Hovlin Guffy Cornett Tunsill
|Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 12:19 pm: |
Hello,since your ancestor's hail from N.C. I thought I would say that my line is from Richard Drake B 1692,England and many of his folks ended up in N.C.