Eli Carrington DRAKE Sr.

Wednesday, July 19, 2000 2:04 PM update
Date: Friday, 19 February 1999 7:12 original posting

I saw your post on genforum.familytreemaker.com & decided to write. I have been told that my ancestor was John Drake brother to Sir Francis. I have hit a glitch in my research. My grandfather was Eli Carrington DRAKE Sr..
His father was Thomas Carter DRAKE & mother was Lovina BOWIE. His parents were Thomas DRAKE & Hannah BROWNING and they married on 25 Jan.1837 in HarrisonCo., Ohio, USA. I still don't know their parents names though.Thomas was born in Maryland in 1810 & Hannah was born in 1815 also in Maryland. My father was Eli Carrington DRAKE Jr. I think Thomas & Hannah DRAKE were born in Maryland USA in the early 1800's.
The children of Thomas & Hannah Drake,according to the 1860 Monroe County,Ohio census were: William,Benjamin,John,Thomas Carter(my 2x great-grandfather born 4 July 1842 in Monroe County,Ohio),George W.,Mary E.,Wesley,Frederick,Casander & Esther A. Also,listed in this household was a Nathan & Sarah. I'm not sure if these were also their children or not yet.
Thomas Carter DRAKE married Lovina BOWIE on 9 Oct.1865 in Washington County,Ohio, USA. It was recorded on 19 Oct.1865. They had Nancy Ellen,Hannah Jane,Eli Carrington Drake Sr.(my grandfather---born 13 April 1871 Washington Co.,Ohio), Thomas, Mary Sue, Eliza, Rose, Elizabeth H., Amanda Jane, Carrie S.& Edna Lucy.Thomas died when he was 15 on 9 July 1887 in Washington Co.,OH.so out of all those kids my grandfather was the one to carry on the Drake name. Sincerely,