1884 History of Clay County, p. 399.
Bowling Green and Washington Township.
THOMAS DRAKE, a resident of Bowling Green, was born in Barren County,
Ky., November 18, 1815, and is the second of nine children of Greenberry
and Nancy (Lane) Drake, natives of Virginia, and of English lineage. He
was brought up on a farm, and received his education in the common schools.
He emigrated from Kentucky with his parents in 1831, locating in Washington
Township, Clay County. Here Here his parents resided until their death.
January 14, 1842,
Mr. Drake was married to Mariah, daughter of Lee and Jerusha Bybee, natives
of Kentucky. After his marriage, he continued farming in Clay County,
where he has since resided on a farm of 190 acres of land, which he owns.
His farm has all the modern improvements.
He is one of the pioneers of Clay County, and with his own hands has made
and improved the beautiful farm which is his home. To Mr. and Mrs. Drake
have been born two children, viz., Margaret (Allee) and Stewart. For two
years he was a member of the City Council of Bowling Green. His wife is
a member of the Christian Church.