John Drake was born in 1806 in Orange Co. N.C.

Date: Wednesday, 2 December 1998 3:53

Thanks you for your Email on my Drake family. I would be very glad to
give you my Drake family,

John Drake was born in 1806 in Orange Co. N.C. He went to Tennessee
around 1842. I do not know his parents. John Drake married Rachel
Baldwin, daughter of John and Sarah Baldwin of N.C. John and Rachel were
married in McMinn Co. Tenn Jan 20, 1842, John Drake was a carpenter by
John  and Rachel lived in McMinn Co. 1850 and 1860. Rachel Baldwin
Drake died between 1860 and 1870.
John Drake seerved in the Civil War in Co. H 43rd Tn infantry, 5 East Tn
Vol., Gillespies Reg. 
John and Rachel Drake had these children:

Willis Drake b. 1843 He also served in the Civil war and applied for a pension at Spring City, Rhes Co. Tn. in 1903. Willis had two Children. Female M.E. and Sherman D. Drake James A Drake b. 1844 . Also had a son named Sherman. John Henry b. 1846 Sarah b. 1850 Mathilda b. 1851 Sherman Lane Drake b. 1853. Sherman Lane Drake b. July 9, 1853 in McMinn Co. Tn. He married Mary Elizabeth Bell on October 3, 1878 in White Co. Tn. They lived near Sparta Tn. when thri house burned down. Then they moved to Moody, Tx. Mary Bell Drake died in Moody Tx Dec. 22, 1901. Sherman L. and Mary Bell Drake's children: William Drake b. 1879 died 1907 Mary Elizabeth Drake b. 1880 married a Cantrell John Drake b. 1884 Monrow b. 1886 Rosco b. 1889 Arthur b. 1895 and died 1970 in Temple Tx. He married Ruth Windham Mattie Mae b. 1893 married a Carraway Sherman Lane Jr. b. 1896 died Jan 1913 Minerva Rachel Drake b. 1898 and died 1995. Married Norman E. Kirk Joe Drake b. 1901 died 1913.

Thanks for including my Drake in your program.
Sherry Kirk