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Patrick Drake
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. Patrick H. Drake Served in Mexican War; Cast His First Vote for Taylor PATRICK H. DRAKE, was born in Muhlenberg County, September 21, 1827, and is the second of ten children - six boys and four girls - born to Edmond and Ann (Wells) Drake, natives respectively of North and South Carolina, and of English descent. Edmond Drake was the son of Albritton Drake, who married Ruth Collins. They were native of North Carolina. Albritton Drake, an officer of the Revolution, was a son of James Drake, who was supposed to have been born in England, and came to this country about 1805. Ann Wells was the daughter of Micajah Wells, natives of North Carolina, and of English origin. Patrick H. Drake was reared on a farm and received a fair common school education. He lived with his parents until his marriage, February 17, 1857, to Phoebe R. Boggess, of Muhlenberg County, and daughter of Robert and Rosa (Reynolds) Boggess, natives of North Carolina and Virginia respectively, and of Irish origin. Her grandfather, Robert Boggess, was among the first settlers of the county. Mr. and Mrs. Drake have had born to them five children: Timothy F., Ella (deceased), Birdie, Patrick H. and Biger B. Mr. Drake and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Drake in his younger days made a trip to his uncle in Indianapolis, IN, returned and enlisted for the Mexican war. In 1858, he bought and located on 357 acres, where he now resides. He also has an interest in 280 acres, all of which he has acquired by his own industry. He cast his first presidential vote for Gen. Taylor. In 1864, commenced voting the Democratic ticket. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. and was formerly a Granger. Drake Wells Collins Boggess Reynolds = NC SC England VA

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