From: Carmen Drake
Subject: Re: [DRAKE-L] Roll Call: David Drake 1752-1830
Date: Monday, April 10, 2000 6:35 PM
Hey there.... San Diego??? My grandfather was from San Diego - Roy F.
Drake... I have a 2nd cousin - David Drake in Northern California.....He is
married to Adrienne Drake. My father - Robert Julius Drake - was born in
San Diego is still alive and has a wealth of information on our Drake line.
I am sure he could help you... He's not on the net per se, but his address
is Box 1017 - Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada - R0K 0E0... His phone number is
(204) 534-6711. The names you mentioned are extremely familiar to me...
----- Original Message -----
From: William D. Drake
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2000 5:10 PM
Subject: [DRAKE-L] Roll Call: David Drake 1752-1830
> I have been looking for documentation about the wife of David Drake
for the past two years. Course, during that time I have had a quadruple
coronary bypass operation and two separate staph infections to contend with.
I'm sure that David had just as many, if not more problems than I have had.
> David, the son of Lazarus Drake and Sarah Hines Drake, was born in
1752 in Sussex County, VA. After the death of William Hines, Sarah's
father, the family moved to Edgecomb County, NC about 1770. At that time,
few of the children had married. Lazarus died in the late stages of the War,
and his will listed the children and most of their spouses, except for David
and William. William's family is well known.
> In 1790, David was in Edgecomb County, but that census did not
describe the ages of the 7 women in his home. In the 1800 census, David is
in Orange County, and remains there thru the 1820 census, the only Drake
listed in that county. There are several potential children of David who
were born between 1792 and 1809, the latter being my gg gf, James Madison
Drake. In the 1800 census reports, David's wife is listed as being about
20 years younger than he. [If she weren't, she would have been too old to
have children in 1809.] In 1790, brother Hines was living in Nash County,
and he was a person David would probably visit. In fact, David's first son
was named "Hines". And having a brother in Nash County would facilitate
David getting married there en route to Orange County.
> One of these days, I hope to be well enough to travel to Nash and
Orange County to check up on David and his family. My #2 daughter and her
family are in the process of moving to Chapel Hill soon. Her daughter has
been selected for a special PhD course at Duke University. Once they get
settled there, its possible they can help me too.
> William "Bill" David Drake :)
> San Diego