James A. Drake married a Mary Elizabeth Newsome
(maybe Hitchcock ?)

From: Jan
Date: Thursday, June 29, 2000 5:26 PM

 The info I have is that James A. Drake 
joined the Union army, Ohio 164th volunteers in 1863 in Tallarage, Ohio.  He 
said his home was in Brimfield, OH.  Then after the war he went to Eaton, Co. 
MI.  He married a Mary Elizabeth Newsome (maybe Hitchcock?)  They  went to 
Sedgwick Co. in KS in 1872.  That I know for sure.  They ended up in Newton 
Co., MO.  They are buried at Swartz Prarie Baptist cem in Newton Co.  along 
with the rest of my Drakes.  I have questioned many other descendants but no 
one knows anything about him.  I have been on this now for several years and 
keep coming to the same road block.  Thank you for your help.  You can reach 
me at Jhistime@aol.com. or suswriter@aol.com (my mothers email).  Thank you,  
UPDATE: Seth W. Drake b. ca 1815 New York married Mary L. Smith January 31, 1838 at Phelps, Ontario Co., New York. Seth W. Drake purchased land in Ionia and Clinton Co., Michigan in 1837, returning there after his marriage.Seth W. Drake and Mary L. (Smith) Drake had the following children:

1.James Theadore Drake b. ca 1841
2.Theadore Augustus Drake b. ca 1843 m.
3.Evander L. Drake b. ca 1848
4.Hearbet W. Drake b. ca 1850 d. Jan. 2 1852, 1yr 3m 14d
5.Emma A. Drake b. Feb. 17, 1854
6.Alta J. Drake Sept. 17, 1855

Seth W. Drake enlisted as a private in the Civil War in Company A, 23rd Infantry Regiment Michigan. He was wounded May 14, 1864 at Resaca, Georgia and died June 1, 1864 at Charranooga, TN.

I have been researching this Seth W. Drake in hopes of connecting my Francis P. Drake b. ca 1801 New York to him. My Francis named his youngest son Seth W. Drake b. 1846 VA. Thanks!