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daniel drake
Posted on Monday, August 05, 2002 - 3:00 pm:   

During the mid-1800's Drake's from Piscataway, NJ
found themselves finally settling down in the
Friend, Nebraska - Saline County area of Nebraska.

Their roots went deep - with a lasting influence
on the community, including the Drake Schoolhouse. Primary lineage is traced to William
Sutton Drake.

Do you have pertinent information that cna augment
this interesting "Drake" community?

Daniel DUCKY Drake
Debi Brock
Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2002 - 8:20 pm:   

I am searching for any info on my grandmother Hazel Joesphine Drake, born june 26,1910 in Cedar Rapid, NE ...and died (can't find but was in the last cpouple od years)in North Bend and buried at Fremont NE, married to Alfred Ray Clayton of Fremont. there are no records found on her or her marriage in Fremont, All I know is she had, i think - three Sisters, May, Viola, Mary, and two brother Alner and Jay...

There are two Drakes buried in Fremont by the names of William D Drake B-jan 17 1885 D- june 22 1952, and Leota B- mar 2 1891, D - june 11 1945, I am unsure if these are related to my grandmother or not could be my great grandparents but not sure.....

my email is
daniel drake
Posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2003 - 9:46 am:   

Update on Drake's that moved to Friend, NE area.

First, the main figure in the migration to Friend,NE is William Sutton Drake.

Together with family members, extended family &
friends, they relocated from Illinois to the
Friend, NE area. By 1880's, they were well
established within this area.

[ William, daughter Saerah & son named William Perry were born in
the communities in or near Sussex County, New
Jersey. His father was named Ebenezer Drake.]

William's second wife was named Rebecca Nichols/
Nickols. As a widow, she had several children
already. With William, she later had another daughter named Fanny Jane Drake - who would later
marry a first cousin named E.C.Mellick - and
live in Atwood, Kansas.

Please contact me - I have much more info - several family contacts.
Nancy Burke
Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 4:52 am:   

My gg grandmother was Mary Ann Drake Blair. She was born 8 March 1827 in OH. Married 1843 in Monroe Co., OH. Moved to Jo Daviess, IL abt. 1855. Moved to Jefferson Co., NE in 1859. Died in Jefferson co., NE 27 Jan 1909. 1900 Census of Jefferson Co., NE showed the place of parents birth as MD. I have no information as to the names of her parents or siblings.
Roy Andrews
Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2005 - 8:46 am:   

Hi Nancy - I guess you know about these links:

RootsWeb Message Boards [ Jefferson ]... John William and Amelia Blair Powell; James Allen and Mary Ann Drake Blair : Janis Knox -- 17 Mar 2005; Horace W. Strock of Daykin, Nebraska : Ed Fisher ... p=localities.northam.usa.states.nebraska.counties.jefferson

RootsWeb: NEJEFFER-L Archives (March 2005)... John William and Amelia Blair Powell; James Allen and Mary Ann Drake Blair by knoxcolorado; Obit look up on August E Miller by les2000 ... - 10k

RootsWeb: NEJEFFER-L [NEJEFFER-L] Mary Ann (Drake) BLAIR- died ...NEJEFFER-L Archives. From: Nancy Burke <> Subject: [NEJEFFER- L] Mary Ann (Drake) BLAIR- died 1909 Date: Mon, 7 Feb 00 15:23:22 -0800. ... th/read/NEJEFFER/2000-02/0949965802 - 11k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages

Surname Registry, Buffalo County NEGenWeb Project... HULBERT. George came to Nebraska in 1859. He married Elizabeth BLAIR, daughter of James A. and Mary Ann (DRAKE) BLAIR. STEELE posted ... - 12k - Supplemental Result -

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:22 am:   

Date: Sunday, 27 March 2005 2:24 PM

I am not clear on the date of Mary Ann (Drake) Blair death as shown in your
e-mail. Mary Ann Drake Blair died 27 January, 1909. I have pictures of her
tombstone and a copy of her obituary.

I don't know any more about her except that the 1900 Census of Jefferson
Co., NE showed her parents as having been born in MD. There were a number
of Drake families living in Monroe Co., OH in the 1850 Census but I have not
been able to connect them. I would think MA's father was William and her
mother either Elizabeth of Mary.


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