Date: Friday, 16 August 2002 5:41 AM
Joel N. Swink
Isaac Newton Drake, born 04 August 1846 in
Maysville, Mason Co., Kentucky; died 26 January 1929 in Sunnyside, Yakima Co.,
WA. He was the son of Francis A. Drake and Minervia Jane Gray. He
married Abigail E. Prickitt 28 November 1872 in Ft. McPherson, Lincoln
Co., NB. Abigail E. Prickitt, born 15 May 1850 in West Unity, Williams Co.,
Ohio; died 21 November 1939 in Sunnyside,
Yakima Co., WA. She was the daughter
of Japheth Leeds Prickitt and Phoebe Sharp Borton.
"Isaac N. Drake
was born in Maysville, KY, Aug. 4, 1846. [according to cemetery records:
Myersville, KY] He grew to manhood in Brown County, Ohio. In the winter of 1864
he enlisted in the Civil War with the Fourth Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company A, as
a private. He served until the close of the war in 1865. He later enlisted in
the Regular Army, Company M, 3rd U.S. Cavalry. He fought on the Western frontier
against Sitting Bull, being in several expeditions against the Sioux and other
Indians, under GeneralsTerry, Crook and Custer. In 1878 after serving 12 years
he was given an honorable discharge."
Borton and Mason Families p. 77
Following written by M. V. Hurn, neice of Mildred Drake. Excerpt from
Borton and Mason Families p. 77A
"We'll start this where Great Uncle
Daniel Prickitt left off in 1907 when this book was published. At that time,
Grandma -- Abigail Prickitt -- and Grandpa -- Isaac N. Drake -- were farming in
S.D. where five children -- Phoebe, Mary Maime, Charles, Hester and James Edward
-- were born and raised. Soon after, our grandparents moved to Washington State,
settling on a farm near Outlook, Washington. After Grandpa retired, they moved
to Sunnyside, WA, where Grandpa died Jan. 1929 at the age of 82 years. Grandma
died in 1939 at the age of 89 years. They are buried in the Drake family plot in
Isaac was buried 1/28/1929 at Sunnyside
Cemetery, Yakima Co., WA.
Abigail E. Prickitt:
"In the spring of 1866, father's family moved to the
George Carpenter farm one mile east and half mile north of town [West Unity].
James [H. Prickitt, brother] went west and worked at bridge building and
carpentering for the B&M railway in Iowa. He came back and married Mrs.
Eunice Axtell in 1869. Went to Redwillow county, Neb. in 1872 accompanied by
Abby E. [Prickitt]. J.H., after living at Redwillow a few months, returned east
on account of his wife's health, living in Battle Creek, Mich., West Unity,
Iroquois County, Ill., again working for B&M railway, living in San
Francisco, is now  settled at Pomona, Cal.
Abby E. married Isaac N.
Drake late in 1872 at Ft. McPherson and followed the life of a soldier's wife at
Ft. McPherson and Ft. D.A. Russell, near Cheyenne, Wyo., accompanied the army,
after the Big Horn expedition, to the Spotted Tail agency in S.D. where her
husband resigned in 1878 and is now  living at Loretta, Bonhomme County,
S.D. on a farm.
On account of her health Mary E. [Prickitt, sister] went to
Drake's in Wyoming in 1876. Came home and went west to Drake's again in the
spring of 1878."
From Borton and Mason Families pp 75,76 excerpt
written by Daniel J. Prickitt [brother]
Abigail was buried 11/24/1939 in
Sunnyside Cemetery, Sunnyside WA.
Children of Isaac Drake and Abigail Prickitt are:
Drake, born 24 August 1874; married Grant
Mamie Drake, born 15 April 1876.|
Walter Drake, born 31 December 1878; died 08 February 1922 in Roundup,
Musselshell Co., Montana; married (1) Myrtle Lena Baldwin 30 December
1900 in South Dakota; married (2) Ollie May Campbell 27 December
Drake, born 13 January 1886; married Herman Seiling 23 August
Drake, born 16 March 1890; married Jennie Skedd
Joel N. Swink
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