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Drake, Mr. John, New York, 3 April, in his 79th year; a long and well known merchant of that city, and father of Elias G. Drake, Esq. and of Dr. Benjamin Drake, of 35 Bowery, and other sons and several daughters, by Magdalena,dau. of _____ Guion.
Mr. Drake was descended from Samuel Drake, of Fairficld, Ct. who in 1663 established himself at East Chester, N. Y. and was owner of the "Nonsuch Estate."
He had, among other children, Joseph, of East Chester, which Joseph had by Mary (Shute,)
John, Esq. of Peekskill Hollow,
Samuel, of Fox Meadow, Scaresdale.
Jasper, of New York, (whose widow, Esther, died in 1804, ae. 99,) and three daughters.

Benjamin, of this family, was the grand-father of the subject of this notice, who had, besides
Benjamin, the late well known Col. Joseph Drake, of New Haven, Ct. who died there in 1836, at the age of 99 years,
Moses of Duchess County, who was the grandfather of Joseph Rodman Drake, the distinguished poet, who died in 1820.
Benjamin last named, was four times married, and had eleven children, of whom
John, ("the subject of this article) was the fourth son.

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