ALONZO Drake, farmer, P.O. Little Cooley, was born in Genessee County, NY,
March 4, 1819, son of James and Sallie Drake, who came to this township in
Our subject came here with his parents, and was brought up on his father's farm, enjoying the limited educational advantages of those early days. He married, Nov. 5, 1846, Sophronia Wilford, born in Genesee Co, NY, June 26, 1825, and came to this county in 1843, with her parents, Jeremiah and Clara Wilford. Mr. and Mrs. Drake settled on the old homestead in this township, comprising 75 acres of well-improved land, where they still reside.
The children born to this union are--Leroy W.,married to Caroline Smith, living on an adjoining farm; Stanley, married to Effie Rondebush, teaching in Titusville Commercial College; Clara M; and J. Clifton.
Mr. Drake has ever been a Republican. He takes a deep interest in the public affairs of his township; has satisfactorily filled various of its offices and has served fourteen years as School Director. He has always led a life of justice and morality; is independent in his religious views, and is one of the most useful and influential citizens of Athens Township.(Page 779 (vol. II) Athens Twp, Crawford Co, PA)