From: Jean Bunce
Subject: Revision of Archibald Drake 1776
Date: Friday, June 09, 2000 7:30 PM
ARCHIBALD DRAKE was born Jan 9/10, 1776 in Virginia. He married RHODA LACY
also born in Va in 1783. They moved to Vinton County Area in Ohio after
their marriage in Va about 1804. Family tradiion states she rode a horse and
Archibald walked Beside her and led a cow carrying all their worldly
Archibald purchased 82 Acres in Vinton County, Ohio on 6 April 1818. On 6
Nov 1823 he purchased land in Ross County, Ohio (later Hocking and Vinton
Archibald and Rhoda had 18 children all born in Ohio and all lived to be
grown. Archibald is listed in the 1850 Federal Census in Vinton County,
Ohio. His name disappears off the Vinton County Personal Property List in
1854 (which would be for the year 1853) but he is still living on January
1853 shen he sold some property. Just recently the actual date and place of
his burial has been confirmed. He died December 20, 1853, Age 77, 11 months
and 10 days. He is buried in a farm cemetery (possibly land he once owned)
near McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio.
Rhoda left Ohio in 1860 and moved to Polk Co. Missouri with Son GEORGE and
daughter MARGARET (My Great Grandmother). They joined Son JESSE and his
family and other Drake family members.
Rhoda died Feb 18, 1862 in Bolivar Missouri. She is buried in the Bolivar
City Cemetery. Her headstone has been knocked down and is lying flat under a
large tree. The inscription on her tombstone is as follows: Rody, Wife of
Archable (sic) Drake, born 1783, Died Fed (sic) 18, 1862.
Children of Archibald and Rhoda are:
(1) ICIBINDA born about 1807 Vinton County, Ohio. Married MCDOWELL.
(2) ROBERT born about 1808 Married MARTHA 1828. Listed in Ohio 1850
Census as Head of Household.
(3) BELINDA (MELINDA) born Feb 18, 1810 Vinton County, Ohio. She married
ALFRED STEVENS (STEPHENS) May 28, 1828 in Hocking County. She is listed in
Ohio 1850 Census with Alfred Stevens as head of household. She is listed in
1880 Polk County, Missouri Census as 69 year old Mother In Law to Jack W.
Reed. She died in 1896 in Marie County Missouri..
(4) JOHN born abt 1813, Vinton County, Ohio. Married (l) MARY (2) ELEANOR
GRAVES Feb 5, 1857. He died May 2, 1892 Vinton County, Ohio. He is listed
in Ohio 1850 Census as head of Household.
(5) RHODA born abt 1817, Vinton County, Ohio. Married WARREN HARDESTY
July 1, 1839 in Hocking County. She died after 1880 in Ohio.
(6) MARTIN born June 5, 1819 in Vinton County, Ohio. He married POLLY
HARDESTY 29 September, 1839. He died Jan 5, 1885 in Ross County, Ohio. He is
listed in Ohio 1850 Census as Head of Household. NOTE: Polly Hardesty is
the sister of Warren Hardesty married to Rhoda Drake.
(7) ARCHIBALD DRAKE, JR. born Abt 1821 in Vinton County, Ohio. Married(1)
CHRISTINIA SHRINER 1835. Married (2) CECILIA SWIFT. Listed in 1860 Marion
County, Illinois Census. Date of Archibalds Death in Illinois is unknown.
(8) MARGARET born October 7, 1823 in Vinton County, Ohio. She is the
second wife of JESSE VANDERFORD, married December 22, 1861 in Polk County,
Missouri. She died Oct 23, 1909 in Bolivar, Missouri and is buried in the
Bolivar City Cemetery where her mother Rhoda Lacy is buried. NOTE: Margaret
is my great Grandmother on my Mother Besssie (Boyer) Drake's line.
(9) JACOB born July 4, 1824 in Vinton County, Ohio. He married (1)
RACHEL STEVENS prior to 1850. They are listed in the 1850 Ross County, Ohio
census with a 4 year old son, LAYFETTE. Rachel died April 27, 1853 at
Charleston Illinois. Layfette is never shown again with Jacob. ( Layfette's
father is unknown) He is shown age 14 presumably with his grandfather
ZACARIAH STEVENS in Wayne County, Illinois 1860 Census. JACOB married (2)
MARY MYERS June 30, 1853 in Coles County, Illinois. This is where he
enlisted in the Civil War August 1, 1862. He served with the 123rd Illinois
Infantry Regiment, Company A. until the end of the war. He died November 2,
1907 in Canadian County. Okla where he is buried in the Kansas Cemetery,
three miles from where he died. NOTE; This is my Great Grandfather on my
father Harry Drake's line
(10) JESSE born Mar 5, 1825 in Vinton County Ohio. He married LYDIA
SMITH, Jan 25, 1852. Missouri. He is listed in 1850 Ohio Census as Head of
Household. Also listed in 1860 and 1870 Polk County Missouri Census. He died
August 2, 1870 in Polk County, Missouri. He is buried in the Greenwood
Cemetery. 1880 Polk County Missouri Census shows Lydia remarried to Joseph
(11) RICHARD born abt 1827 in Vinton County, Ohio. He married LUCY
EVANS June 14, 1856 in Vinton County Ohio.
(12) ELLEN JANE born abt 1828 in Vinton County, Ohio. She married
ISAAC VALENTINE Dec 7, 1845 in Pickaway County, Ohio. She is listed in 1870
Polk County Missouri Census with Isaac Valentine head of household.
(13) LUCY ANN born abt 1831. Listed in 1850 Ohio Census with
Archibald. Married DAVID PONTIUS December 26, 1851, Vinton County
(14) MAHALA born abt 1832 in Vinton County, Ohio. Married Waltz
(15) DAVID DANE born abt 1833 in Vinton County, Ohio. He married
NANCY ZIEGLER November 2, 1854 in Vinton County, Ohio. Listed in 1850 Ohio
Census with Archibald as head of household.
(16) GEORGE WASHINGTON born Abt 1834 in McArthur Ohio. He married
HARRIET BRITTIAN December 19, 1861 in Polk County Missouri. He is listed in
1850 Ohio Census with Archibald as head of household. He is also listed in
Polk county Missouri 1870 and 1880 census. He died March 21, 1916 in
(17) SARAH born about 1836 McArthur, Ohio. She is not listed on 1850
Vinton County Census with Archibald.
(18) WILLIAM born about 1838 McArthur, Ohio. He is not listed on
1850 Vinton County Census with Archibald. It is believed William died at age
NOTE: There is an 8 year old CATHERINE listed in 1850 Vinton County Census
with Archibald. It is believed this is a granddaughter since she did not go
to Missouri in 1860 with Rhoda, George and Margaret.
Several cousins have contacted me in regard to this posting but none are able
to furnish anything on Archibald and Rhoda's parents or county of birth in
Va. Hopefully one day it will happen as it did on where Archibald is buried
and the date. Thanks for all your help.