Date: Wednesday, 14 July 1999 5:20
I am new at genelogy but am searchig for Sarah Ellen Drake born 1865 in NY.
m Chancy/Chauncey Mead b April 1830 NJ. Died in 1900 or 1901 one week
apart, both with pneumonia. Chancy/Chauncey was married before Sarah
and he had other children. Sarah's mother was from PA, father from NJ.
Chancy's parents from NJ and CT.
They had five children. Emma b1880 m
a MvEwen, Jesse Garfield b 1882 m Almina Meade (my grandparents), twins
Bertha and Birdie b1888, Elmer b 1885. Bertha never married, Berdie m a
Camp. Don't know about Elmer. If you have any info would appreciate.
Thanks, Donna Bennett
Date: Wednesday, September 01, 1999 1:59 PM
Was there any Native American blood in ths line? My ggrandmother Sarah
Ellen Drake had a brother named James. Family stories tell that he used
to visit from a reservation. In the 1892 census Sarah is listed as 86
but the twins Bertha and Birdie were only four. The searcher said she
may have been 46 so her b date would be 1846 but it is possible that she
was 36 as that would be easier to mistake for 8. Her husband Chauncey
Mead was 61. children ranged from 4 to 12. My gfather Jesse was
second at 10. I can't seem to get past this time frame as the searcher
couldn't find that they died in Chemung county. I have no idea where
they originated from or where they went from 1892. ?????????? I hope
you can help. My gggrandmother on either the Drake, Mead, or Johnson
side was (as family stories go ), a fullblooded Indian. Thanks for any