David Drake 1752-1830

From: JOHN FOX

Subject: Re: [DRAKE-L] Roll Call:  David Drake 1752-1830
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2000 4:48 AM

Hello Bill and all,

I am going to comment on your posting below in capital letters to distinguish 
my comments from yours.  I AM A DESCENDANT OF DAVID DRAKE  THROUGH HIS 
DAUGHTER, JOANNAH, WHO MARRIED SAMUEL SATTERFIELD OF ADJACENT CASWELL COUNTY, 
IN 1820.  SHE WAS BORN IN 1802 AS RELATED IN SUBSEQUENT CENSUSES.
In a message dated 4/10/2000 7:14:34 PM, bcrdrake@adnc.com writes:

<<     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.(I SUPPOSE THAT YOU MEAN DAVID'S AND WILLIAM'S WIVES WERE NOT 
MENTIONED, AS DAVID AND WILLIAM WERE MENTIONED IN LAZARUS' WILL)  William's 
family is well known.  I HAVE NOT RESEARCHED WILLIAM'S LINE; WOULD APPRECIATE 
ANY DATA THAT YOU CAN SHARE ON HIM AND HIS FAMILY.)

    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. DAVID'S WIFE WAS JOANNAH, AS LISTED IN THE 1860 CENSUS FOR CASWELL 
COUNTY, WHERE SHE WAS FOUND LIVING WITH HER DAUGHTER, JOANNAH DRAKE 
SATTERFIELD, ALONG WITH HER GRANDSON,  STEPHEN DRAKE, SON OF WILLIAM "WILLIS" 
DRAKE, HER SON.  [If she weren't, she would have been too old to have 
children in 1809.]  YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT HER AGE, AS SHE WAS LISTED AS AGE 90 
IN THE 1860 CENSUS, MAKING HER BORN IN 1770, MAKING DAVID EIGHTEEN YEARS HER 
SENIOR. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT DAVID WERE MARRIED PREVIOUSLY, BUT I DOUBT IT, 
GIVEN THE LATE MARRYING AGES OF HIS SONS AND GRANDSONS ABOUT WHOM I KNOW. 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. THERE IS THAT POSSIBILITY THAT HINES WERE MARRIED 
TO THE DAUGHTER OF SARAH GREEN OF NASH COUNTY(WE DO NOT KNOW THE MAIDEN NAME 
OF HIS WIFE, MOURNING) BUT SARAH CALLED HER DAUGHTER, ANN DRAKE, IN HER WILL 
IN NASH COUNTY, NC IN 1833.  I FIND IT THE GREATER LIKELIHOOD THAT JOANNAH 
WHO MARRIED DAVID DRAKE, WAS THE ANN DRAKE OF SARAH DRAKE'S WILL.  IN FACT, 
IT IS QUITE POSSIBLE THAT DAVID AND HIS WIFE COULD HAVE REMOVED FROM ORANGE CO
UNTY BACK TO NASH, AS THEY SEEMED TO HAVE DROPPED FROM SIGHT IN ORANGE AFTER 
THE CENSUS OF 1820.  THIS POSSIBILITY HAS JUST COME TO MY ATTENTION, AND THAT 
WILL BE MY NEXT AVENUE OF INVESTIGATION; TO SEE IF THERE ARE RECORDS OF THEIR 
RE-ESTABLISHING THEMSELVES IN NASH COUNTY. MY JOANNAH DRAKE SATTERFIELD WAS 
RECORDED IN SOME DOCUMENTS AS "ANNY", AND HER SISTER, REBECCA DRAKE PITTARD, 
WIFE OF SAMUEL PITTARD OF CASWELL, NAMED A CHILD JOANNAH, BUT CALLED HER 
"ANNY' AS WELL.  MY JOANNAH DRAKE SATTERFIELD ALSO HAD A DAUGHER NAMED 
REBECCA, A NAME WHICH WAS NOT FOUND IN THE SATTERFIELD FAMILY; AND A SON 
NAMED GREEN DANIEL SATTERFIELD

    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. MY WIFE IS A NATIVE OF CHAPEL HILL 
(THE SOUTHERN PART OF HEAVEN), AND HAS CLOSE TIES TO DURHAM.  YOUR DAUGHTER 
AND HER FAMILY WILL BE DELIGHTED WITH THE AREA.  PERHAPS WE WILL BE ABLE TO 
GET TOGETHER WHEN YOU ARE IN NC.

BEST REGARDS,

JOHN FOX
WINSTON-SALEM, NC