Henry A. Drake,
born in Erie Co, PA, Dec. 13, 1841

Henry A. Drake, of the firm of Hanial Clark and Co, saw and stavemill, P.O. Townville, was born in Erie Co, PA, Dec. 13, 1841, son of Henry A. and Lusina (Sherwood) Drake, who were natives of NY and PA respectively, and of English Descent. Our subject enlisted iat the age of twenty years, in the Twelfth Regiment PA Cavalry, serving three years and seven months; he participated in the battles of Bull Run, Winchester, Antietam, South Mountain and several others. He returned to his home in Erie Co, PA, August, 1865, and engaged in the manufacture of shovel handles, which he continued in for several years, and in 1877 moved to Crawford Co, PA, where he engaged in the sawmill and manufacturing of staves, handles, etc. Mr. Drake was married April 8, 1864, to Miss Arminta T. Graff, also a native of Erie Co, PA, who bore him two daughters, viz: Jessie M. and Hattie, both now living. Mr. Drake is a member of William Gleason Post No. 96, G.A.R., Towneville, PA. His wife is a member of the Methodist-Episcopal Church, same place.Page 1069, Steuben Twp, Crawford Co, PA