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Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 2nd ed., =
PATRICK H. DRAKE, was born in Muhlenburgh [sic] 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, who married Ann 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 Muhlenburgh 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, Ind.,
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