Benjamin & Oscar Drake - Drake roll call November 1999

From: Karen Wright 

Subject: Re: [DRAKE-L] Roll Call:Benjamin & Oscar Drake
Date: Thursday, November 11, 1999 4:05 PM

I am researching the following - beginning with myself:

Karen S. Drake b: 19 Jan 1957; mar: Ralph E. Wright 12 Feb 1977
daughter of Harold R. Drake b: 30 July 1935 and Sylvia J. Grimm b: 15
Apr 1938; mar: 21 May 1955
son of Oscar Clinton Drake b: 6 Mar 1896 in Clay Co., WV; d: 1 Mar 1967
in Harrison Co., WV and Susie Mahala Ellis b: 24 Aug 1896 in Braxton
Co., WV; d: 3 Jan 1983 in Harrison Co., WV; mar 23 Jan 1915 in Racoon
Creek, Braxton Co., WV -
son of BENJAMIN MICHAEL CLINTON DRAKE b: 19 November 1866 in (West)
Virginia; died 12 July 1938 in Nicholas County, West Virginia. He
married (1) Elizabeth E. BLAKENY/ BLAKNEY/ BLAKELY 4 May 1888 in Clay
County, West Virginia; (2) Dell UPTON; (3) Alice ?; (4) Rosa A. HARDWAY.

Need to find his parents.  Found a Benjamin Drake age 12, a servant,
with Henry and Sophrony BROWN in Clay County, West Virginia in 1880
Census. The next household in the census lists Lorenzo D. DRAKE and wife
Philisity. The 1870 Kanawha County, WV Census lists a Benjamin
BROWN, age 3, as a grandson to Henry BROWN. Philisity's death record
lists her father as Henry BROWN.  Could there be a connection or does
anyone have further information?  Thanks for any help.

Karen (Drake) Wright
ksw57@neobright.net