George W. Drake
born Ireland
Hello Drake Seekers,	

My Drakes I found in VA.  In 1850 Census from a lead of the 1860 Il.
census where my grgrgrandmother shows up at 15 yrs.  Not parent in
What I have in 1850 is:

George W. Drake  35 Yrs.     stone cutter     Born Ireland	
Elizabeth   "   Maiden name unknown            "     "
James       "    12                           Born NY
Samuel      "    10                             "   "
Jane        "    8                            Born PA	
Mary A.     "    5                              "   PA
Margaret    "    5   Maggie, my line            "    PA
Amelia      "    3                              "    VA
John        "    1                              " VA

In 1860 George W. Drake has a different wife, some of the children are
still there, but my Margaret, Jane, and James are in Il. Woodford
county.  Jane, I think is Eliza Jane married to John DeBolt, and
Margaret married Thomas W. Holder.
I have James Drakes C.W. papers and George W.Drake is in Il. trying to
get James pension papers.  James died in July 1863 at Vicksburg.  George
was a stone mason, but because of age couldn't work.  Margaret died abt
1875 in Il.  Can't find her place of burial or exact date of death.
George lived in Marshall county, VA in 1850-60.  Now W.VA.  I think
Samuel was in Moundsville and married in 1870 to a Ellen J. and children
Charles 6yrs,William H. 3yrs,and Eliza Jane 5 mos.

Sorry to rattle on so. Any leads from any of you Drakes?
database owner