John "Jack' Drake b. 1817,
married Elizabeth Newland

From: Larry Drake
Subject: John "Jack" Drake N.J. Pa. Ohio
Date: Sunday, September 26, 1999 12:45 PM
My gg grandfather was John Drake b. 1817 or 1808 in N.J. or Pa. His wife was Elizabeth Newland daughter of Jocob Newland of Brown County Ohio. John died in Brown co. Higgensport Ohio in 1873. My problem is the courthouse records were burned a few years ago so they weren't sure ,but they said John was born in N.J. in 1817. There was a book published around the turn of the century when some of his children were still living. The book was entitled The History of Clermont and Brown Counties. In this book it has a page about John and his children but it states that John was born in Pa. in 1808. I also can't seam to find out who John's parents or sisters or brothers were. I have several maybe's but nothing definate. Any information would be appreciated.

Date: Thursday, September 30, 1999 5:40 AM
Roy; I have had a few replies on my inquiry and they all want more information,so I thought I might add this to my inquiry.

..John and Elizabeth's children were.
Hanna J. wife of George Watson of Portsmouth, Ohio, Sabina A. wife of Rufus Dugan of Higgansport, Ohio, Jacob W. and wife Millie Ratchford of Adams County, Ohio, Phoebe E. wife of John Stephens of Straight Creek, Brown county, Rebecca wife of Benjamin White of Higgensport, Ruth Mary Ellen, wife of Mirian Fry of Milford , Clermont Co. Ohio.
Jacob William had the following children Charles Harchal Drake and wife Amanda Graybill, James Arthur Drake, George M. Drake, Sarah Jane Drake, John A. Drake.
Charles Harchal Drake had the following children, Claude Drake , Jean Drake and Phylis Drake.
Claude Drake had the following children, Janet Drake, Gerald Drake, and myself, Larry H. Drake I hope this info will be useful.
Thank You,
Larry H.Drake