Date: Wednesday, 22 July 1998 7:25
I am new to this list and wanted to share my DRAKE info and see if
anyone out there connects.
Daniel DRAKE, born ca. 1795, NY; died ?; married Elisbeth Waters.
Daniel's parents are unknown to me and I do not know an area in NY
either. Parents of Elisbeth Waters are Thomas R. Waters (died ca.
1820/2 Gibson Co., IN) and Martha Southerland (Thomas and Martha were
married in KY).
Sarah DRAKE, born 12 Oct. 1805, Christian Co., KY to Daniel Drake and
Elisbeth Waters. died: 4 Sep 1891 Marshall co., IA; married 30 Jun.
1821 Posey Co., IN to William S. GARRETT.
The Drakes were probably Quakers. Family lore says Sarah always wore a
little white cap. Family "gossip" says Daniel Drake owned land where
Drake Cathedral was built.
Census info from Coles Co., IL 1850 census for Wabash precinct 8 nov
1850, page 47 shows families of Thomas DRAKE, 36 farmer, IN (with wife
and children's names and ages); William DRAKE 35, farmer, IL (with wife
and children's names and ages) and Daniel DRAKE 65 farmer, NY;
Ellizabeth DRAKE 67 NC; John Drake 23, IL.
It seems as though this census information would be for my Daniel and
Elizabeth DRAKE, the ages are correct. This may mean that Sarah DRAKE
had brothers William, Thomas and John.
Anyone out there who can provide any further information? Thanks in
Mary B. Eldridge,