Enoch Drake

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Enoch DRAKE, of Rising Sun, said to be the first white child born in what is now Ohio County, was born August 28, 1803. His parents were Robert and Mary (PICKETT) DRAKE, natives of North Carolina and Maryland respectively. An account of their settlement in this county is given elsewhere in this work. the father died in Switzerland County in 1844, his wife having preceded him three years. Our subject grew up on the farm of his father and in 1829, married Sallie HUSTON, also a native of this county, born in 1810, a daughter of Christopher and Mary CRAWFORD, and granddaughter of Col. Crawford of Wyandot fame. With the exception of the decade between 1836 and 1846, Mr. DRAKE has lived in this county through his long life, residing in Switzerland County during the inerval. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. DRAKE have been born eleven children, of whom the following named five are living: Melissa, Delilah, Sarah, Belle and Allen. Since 1846 Mr. DRAKE has resided in Rising Sun engaged as a wagon-maker.