James Francis Drake, ca 1750, of England, VA & KY

From: Thomas Fiske 

Subject: [DRAKE-L] James Francis Drake, ca 1750, of England, VA & KY
Date: Monday, April 10, 2000 9:11 PM

Dear Listers,

Some time back I showed on a Drake roll call some of my Drake ancestors and
cousins.  There is more I found recently in my files. Since my Drakes seem
to have flown from England to VA on the back of a Roc about 1750, though, no
one is especially interested in them.

I am sure I mentioned John Drake, probably b. in England about 1724, and his
son
James Frances Drake, an infant b.in England around 1750 who went to VA with
his father.  JFD m. Anne Bruce  about 1768 and they had two kids & moved to
Scott Co., KY.   JFD d. 1808 in Scott Co., KY.  He left a will.

Kid One was  Betsy Bruce Drake who m. Lewis Vallandingham in 1787.  This is
my line.
Kid Two was Thomas Drake (d. 1818)  who had a son Henry Bruce Drake.
    H.B. D. married Bathsheba Burgess  and they had a son, George Edward
William Drake.
    G.E.W. Drake was buried in the Drake cemetery on the Herman Robinson
Farm, Rte 2,     Box 56, Sadieville, KY 42648 (on Indian Creek Road) Scott
Co., KY.  It was in 1880         when he was 48 years old.  He was in the
CSA for four years.  They had an infant child         who died.
>From somewhere appeared an 1831 record  of the estate of a James P. Drake,
whose wife Catherine was of Fontaine Co., IN.  Frances Drake Brockman (maybe
a sister of James), JFD's wife #2,Winney, is mentioned, and so are H.B.
Drake, all called legal heirs of Thomas Drake, dec'd.
 There is no payoff.  I came from a small Drake line which claimed descent
from SFD's clan.   They all seem to have died off except for my brother and
me and a few cousins in Scott Co., KY.

Tom of the DOB (Drake Orphan Brigade)