John A. (Alexander ???) Drake

This is my first posting. I have been passively researching by Drake line by monitoring this list for months now.
All I have is some speculation my grandfather was born in East Texas possible in or near Texarkana
(spelling isn't in my contract). His Father is believed to be John A. (Alexander ???) Drake.
John A. may have been a cobbler or the son of a cobbler from AR or MO or farther east. I have family in the
Odesa region in Texas. My father moved from there to Oklahoma.

Any thing here sound close?
Carl Drake