Benjamin Drake, Sr came to Nashville area
around 1786

Date: Sunday, 16 August 1998 12:25

I have just now joined and am researching the Drakes who settled in Davidson
County, Tennessee before 1800.  Benjamin Drake, Sr came to Nashville area
around 1786.  While I'm sure many descendants migrated out of this area, my
direct line from him stayed until 1948 when my grandfather sold his land,
which was part of Benjamin Drake's land grants of 1796.
Am interested in any of the Drake's that were with Benjamin in those years and
in their descendants.  Along with Benjamin, other Drakes signed the Cumberland
Compact (Isaac, John, Jonathan and Joseph).  At this time, I'm only reasonably
certain that John and Jonathan were brothers and not sure of the relationship
of the others.  These Drakes supposedly came to Davidson Co area from North
Any connections?