Date: Saturday, 19 September 1998 12:52
Is anyone out there researching the surnames Smalley or Drake? I have
ancestors by that name who probably originated in Devonshire and came to
America. John Smalley came on the ship William & Francis to New Jersey in
1632. Francis Drake, born about 1615, also came to New Jersey. He died 24
Dec 1687 in Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey.
I have been told that Devonshire records were destroyed in the WW II
bombing. Is that true? If so, are there any records held by families or
libraries that could shed light on the families of these two?
Don E. Schaefer,
1297 Deane St.,