Descendants of John D. Drake
Generation No. 1
1. John D.1 Drake was born 1794 in Virginia. He married Mary P. Foster June 28, 1827 in Lunenburg, Virginia.
Notes for John D. Drake:
16 March 1735, LISTED- Headrights of ORANGE COUNTY, VA., arriving from Great Britain or Ireland were the following names:
SAMUEL DRAKE, JOHN WALKER, RICHARD PARSONS, ROBERT BICKERS.
2 February, 1737, LISTED- Is: THOMAS WALKER OF GREAT BRITAIN.
There is a ROBERT WALKER listed, April 6, 1810, LEE COUNTY, Tax List.
John D. Drake and Mary P. Foster married June 28, 1827 in Lunenburg, Virginia. REFERENCE: BOOK 9, PAGE 212, Lunenburg Courthouse, Lunenburg, VA.
There is a JOHN DRAKE listed in the 1830 LEE COUNTY Census.
John and Mary are found in the 1850 BRUNSWICK COUNTY, (Lunenburg Now), 1850 VA Census with their 5 children. His Occupation is listed as WHEELWRIGHT.
Silas was listed as a LABOURER at age 18, still living in the home, along with his brother, JOEL, also listed a LABOURER, age 17. Lucy, his sister age 11, John, his brother, age 7 and Louisa, age 4.
Silas married a Mary Walker. There is a Mary Walker in the 1850 BRUNSWICK COUNTY Census.
1860 Census: Sturgenville, Brunswick County, VA, 15 Aug., 1860, Page 723;
John is 66, Mary is 56, Silas J. is 28 with occupation, painter. Lucy A. is 21, John F., is 16, Louisa M., is 14, Harriet Walker is 16, and John Berry, is 15.
1870, Lunenburg County, Columbia Grove, Page 304 Census:
Marp P. Drake, 65 is keeping house. Lou M. Drake, 23, without occupation. They are living in the home of Patrick Turner, no relationship listed. Also there is Patrick Turner, 45, born in Virginia, Elvira Turner, 35, and two domestic servants. Fannie Turner, 12, and a black boy, Louis Jefferson, 12.
In this same Census, Silas J. Drake was living in the household of Abraham NEBLETT. He was 39 years old and a Wheel Wright. John F. Drake, age 27, was with him, as were Lucy Turner, age 8, and Henrietta Turner, age 1.
1880 Lunenburg, Lewiston District. Soundex, not the Census.
Silas J., age 49, Mary E., wife, age 30, Francis P., age 4., Daisy D., age 2, Eunice, age 1. Mildred Walker, age 50, mother in law, Benjamin H. Walker, 25, brother in law.
1900 Lunenburg County, Soundex, not the Census., Silas J. Drake, age 60 born in Virginia, March, 1831., Mary E., age 50, born May, 1850, Albert A., May, 1882, age 18, Daisy, June, 1877, age 22, Eunice, March, 1879, age 21, Paul W., May, 1885, age 15, Zenobia S., December 1887, age 12, Elsie, February, 1890, age 10, Lenny G. (daughter), April, 1894, age 6.
There is also a Jacob Walker, age 46, listed in BRUNSWICK COUNTY, as a Cake Seller, with his Birthplace as Virginia.
Note: BRUNSWICK COUNTY WAS FORMED IN 1720 FROM PRINCE GEORGE, ISLE OF WIGHT AND SURRY COUNTIES IN VIRGINIA. THE COUNTY SEAT WAS LAWRENCEVILLE, VIRGINIA. IN 1746, LUNENBURG COUNTY WAS FORMED FROM BRUNSWICK.
Lunenburg was named for LUNEBURG, one of the German Possessions of England's Hanoverian Kings. THE COUNTY SEAT IS NOW LUNENBURG, VA.
Children of John Drake and Mary Foster are:
+ 2 i. Silas James Drake*, born March 1831 in Nottoway, Virginia.
+ 3 ii. Joel T. Drake, born 1833 in Virginia.
4 iii. Lucy A. Drake, born 1839.
5 iv. John F. Drake, born 1843 in Brunswick, Virginia. He married Janice R. Wightman August 23, 1873 in Lunenburg, Virginia.
Notes for John F. Drake:
On the Marriage Record in the Lunenburg Courthouse, Lunenburg, Va., John F. Drake, son of John D. Drake and Mary P. Foster lists his occupation as a mechanic. Marriage date: August 23, 1873. They were married by Albert Andeman.
Janice died at age 17 of Pneumonia. Janice married John F. when she was only 14 years old and John F. was 29. She died, August 29, 1875.
Reference: Death Index, Virginia Archive, Richmond, VA.
6 v. Louisa M. Drake, born 1847 in Brunswick, Virginia. She married J. J. Walker February 16, 1876 in Lunenburg, Virginia.
Notes for J. J. Walker:
Lunenburg Courthouse, VA, Record on page 28. Married by L. J. Southerman. J.J. Walker lists his occupation as, Farmer.
Generation No. 2
2. Silas James Drake* (John D.1 Drake) was born March 1831 in Nottoway, Virginia. He married Mary E. Walker* March 17, 1875 in Lunenburg, Virginia, daughter of Benjamin Walker and Mildred McLaughlin.
Notes for Silas James Drake*:
ROSTER, VA ARTILERY, LUNENBERG COUNTY, VA, REBEL CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY.
Drake, Silas J., Enlisted on January 25, 1862 at St. John's Church, Lunenburg County, Discharged on December 16, 1862 by surgeon, age 31, dark complection, dark eyes, dark hair, 6'1", occupation, Farmer, Born in Lunenburg County, Virginia.
Marriage Record: Page 27, Lunenburg Marriages. (Found in the Lunenburg Courthouse, Lunenburg, VA. Person who performed the Marriage: L. J. Sothernan(on).
Children of Silas Drake* and Mary Walker* are:
+ 7 i. Daisy Disston3 Drake*, born June 11, 1877 in Lunenburg, Virginia; died June 24, 1952 in Richmond, Virginia.
+ 8 ii. Elsie Drake, born February 1890.
+ 9 iii. Zenobia(Nobie) S. Drake, born December 1887.
10 iv. Lenny G Drake, born April 1894. She married Never Married.
+ 11 v. Paul Webber Drake, born May 1885 in Lunenburg, Virginia.
+ 12 vi. Albert(Abe) Anderson Drake, born May 13, 1882 in Nottoway, Virginia.
+ 13 vii. Eunice Drake, born March 1879; died June 21, 1959 in Lakeview Cemetery, Victoria, VA (Lot12, Block D) Lot Own: Alma Mae & V.M. Walker.
+ 14 viii. Frances(Frank) Portrice Drake, born 1873 in Lunenburg, Virginia; died 1951 in Lakeview Cemetery, Victoria, VA (Lot12, Block D) Lot Own: Alma Mae & V.M. Walker.
3. Joel T.2 Drake (John D.1) was born 1833 in Virginia. He married Mary A. Abt. 1854.
Notes for Joel T. Drake:
Joel T. Drake was living in St. Andrews Parish, Brunswick County, VA on the 1860 Census., Page 734, Dwelling 485, family 457, enumeration taken 27 August, 1860.
Child of Joel Drake and Mary A. is:
15 i. Joetta A.3 Drake, born 1855.
Generation No. 3
7. Daisy Disston3 Drake* (Silas James2, John D.1 Drake) was born June 11, 1877 in Lunenburg, Virginia, and died June 24, 1952 in Richmond, Virginia. She married William Cameron Grove , Sr.* June 29, 1904 in Lunenburg, Virginia, son of Franklin(Frank) Grove** and Bettie Nunn*.
Notes for William Cameron Grove , Sr.*:
The Franklin (Frank) Samuel Grove family (Betti Mercer Nunn) went to Bluefield, WV in the 1905-6-1907 time frame, then to Basic City, Waynesboro in 1910.
William, Sr. was visiting in Crewe, VA, when he became ill during the flu season of 1963. The next morning he died and is buried in the GROVE PLOT in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Richmond, VA.
His wife Daisy and Family called him, "Cameron".
W.C. Grove married Daisy Drake on June 29, 1904. At that time, W.C. Grove lists his age at 25 years old. Daisy, however, lists her age at 24 years. This would have made her born in 1880. Her tombstone inscription reads, Daisy Drake Grove was born in 1877. W.C. Grove lists his occupation as Railroad Agent as their Residence as West Virginia. The marriage was performed by S. N. Lorr. S. N. Lorr is the same person that married Daisy's brother, Albert A. Drake when he married Lola G. Walker.
Children of Daisy Drake* and William Grove are:
16 i. William Cameron4 Grove , Jr*, born May 18, 1912 in Goshen, Virginia; died March 08, 1956 in Norfolk, Virginia. He married Nan Laura Roberts Mulvaney* December 24, 1937 in Burlington, N.C..
Notes for William Cameron Grove , Jr*:
William Jr. is buried in the GROVE family plot at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Richmond, VA
17 ii. Eunice Drake Grove, born June 09, 1905 in West Virginia; died January 11, 1931 in Richmond, Virginia. She married W.Clyde Green June 19, 1926.
Notes for Eunice Drake Grove:
Eunice died of T.B. at age 26. She is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond, VA in the GROVE FAMILY PLOT. The PLOT is located in:
SECTION THREE (3), LOT 954-A, GRAVES 1-6
18 iii. Rosalia Nunn Grove, born July 13, 1907 in Barbours Creek County, Virginia; died August 01, 1970 in Statessville, NC. She married Allan(Dick) Richard Miller February 04, 1929 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
19 iv. Genevive Ersella Grove, born October 10, 1909 in Augusta Springs, Virginia. She married Marshall Bain Gibbs February 13, 1943.
Notes for Marshall Bain Gibbs:
Marshall was a: 1st Sgt. , U.S. Army, World War II. He is buried in the GROVE family plot at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Richmond, VA
8. Elsie3 Drake (Silas James2 Drake*, John D.1 Drake) was born February 1890. She married Jack B. Inge.
Child of Elsie Drake and Jack Inge is:
20 i. No children4 Inge.
9. Zenobia(Nobie) S.3 Drake (Silas James2 Drake*, John D.1 Drake) was born December 1887. She married E. Curtis Haynes.
Child of Zenobia(Nobie) Drake and E. Haynes is:
21 i. Collesood4 Haynes.
11. Paul Webber3 Drake (Silas James2 Drake*, John D.1 Drake) was born May 1885 in Lunenburg, Virginia. He married (1) Ina G. Owen December 24, 1912 in Lunenburg, Virginia, daughter of R. Owen and Annie E.. He married (2) Essie M. Oliver December 28, 1923, daughter of George Oliver and B. M..
Notes for Paul Webber Drake:
Paul W. Drake was called, "Weeber" by his friends. The marriage to Ina G. Owen is on Page 105, at the Lunenburg Courthouse, VA. This marriage was on December 24, 1912. Webber lists his occupation as "Saw Milling". They were married by, Melvin A. Bloxon.
After Ina died, Paul "Webber" Drake, married on December 28, 1923, Essie M. Oliver. Paul lists, "Widower" and Essie lists, "Widow" on their Marriage Record. They list their residence as Victoria, VA. They were married by D. M. Austin. This is on Page 139, at Lunenburg Courthouse, VA.
Children of Paul Drake and Ina Owen are:
22 i. Hazel4 Drake.
23 ii. Paul Drake.
24 iii. Edith Drake.
Notes for Edith Drake:
Edith was living in Florida in 1997.
12. Albert(Abe) Anderson3 Drake (Silas James2 Drake*, John D.1 Drake) was born May 13, 1882 in Nottoway, Virginia. He married Lola Glenn Walker February 23, 1904, daughter of Gus Walker and Berde.
Notes for Albert(Abe) Anderson Drake:
Marriage Record on Page 84, Lunenburg Courthouse, VA. Married by S. N. Lorr. Albert A. Drake lists his occupation as, Farmer.
Children of Albert(Abe) Drake and Lola Walker are:
25 i. Needra S.4 Drake, born 1910 in Lunenburg, Virginia. She married Richard Boxley Ingram , Sr August 14, 1929 in Victoria, Virginia.
Notes for Richard Boxley Ingram , Sr:
Page 154, Marriage Recorded at Lunenburg Courthouse, VA. Richard and Nedra list their residence as Victoria, and state they were married August 14, 1929 in Victoria, VA. Richard lists his occupation as, Mechanic. They were married by D. M. Austin. This is the same person that married Paul W. Drake and Essie M. Oliver in 1923.
26 ii. Iris Jocelyn Drake, born 1925 in Lunenburg, Virginia. She married (1) McCotter. She married (2) Nicholas G. Constantine March 13, 1944 in Blackstone, Virginia.
Notes for Iris Jocelyn Drake:
Iris is an Alumni of Victoria High School, in Victoria, Virginia. Her very good friend is in Business in Victroria, VA (October, 1997). Her name is Mrs. Permelia Keaton and she owns Keaton Jewelry in Victoria.
Iris Married March 13, 1944 to Nicholas G. Constantine who was born in Franksville, New York and lived in Washington D.C. He was in the U.S. Army and they married in Blackstone, Virginia.
27 iii. Jack Drake.
Notes for Jack Drake:
Jack Draked worked for the Telephone Company in Victoria, Virginia.
13. Eunice3 Drake (Silas James2 Drake*, John D.1 Drake) was born March 1879, and died June 21, 1959 in Lakeview Cemetery, Victoria, VA (Lot12, Block D) Lot Own: Alma Mae & V.M. Walker. She married Van Murry Walker.
Child of Eunice Drake and Van Walker is:
28 i. No children4 Walker.
14. Frances(Frank) Portrice3 Drake (Silas James2 Drake*, John D.1 Drake) was born 1873 in Lunenburg, Virginia, and died 1951 in Lakeview Cemetery, Victoria, VA (Lot12, Block D) Lot Own: Alma Mae & V.M. Walker. He married Florence Marshall October 07, 1914, daughter of F. Marshall and Lucy J..
Notes for Frances(Frank) Portrice Drake:
Frank and Florence we married by B. D. Stephens. The Marriage Record is on Page 111, Lunenburg Courthouse, VA.
Frank lists his occupation as, "Saw Milling".
Child of Frances(Frank) Drake and Florence Marshall is:
29 i. No children4 Drake.