James Paterson Drake was born
1830 in Cumberland Gap Kentucky

From: Scott Drake 
Date: Monday, October 25, 1999 12:37 PM

I am looking for information on my great grandfather James Paterson Drake . He was born Feb. 15 1830 in Cumberland Gap Kentucky , and died Feb. 23 1917 . He was a Civil War vet. and lived in Nebraska at the time of his Death.
The information I am missing now is what unit and where he served during the Civil War . I'm also looking for information about James Minter Drake and Jane Childers Drake , James Patterson Drakes Father and Mother, I think that they were born in England and moved to Buncombe County in North Carolina , But we do not know if this is true. Information about these People will also be a help. Thank you for your time and energy , it is helpful to have a site like this. Scott