OTHER DRAKES

 

Caleb Drake Ancestors & Descendants

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Note: Though the focus in this web domain is primarily on the ancestors and descendants of George Edgar Drake, who resided near LeRaysville, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York, there are other (not closely related) Drake families in that general area of northern New York State, and this annex documents one of them. Others include families headed by Francis Wilson Drake of Orwell, Henry Drake of LeRay, Henry F. Drake of Black River, John R. Drake of Moira, Josias Drake, Loren H. Drake of Adams Center, and Thomas Drake of LaFargeville. Also note: Andrew J. Drake of Sackets Harbor was the great grandfather of George E. Drake; see paragraph 5.c.(2.(c.(2) of the Josiah Drake (5) page.

 

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Origin of the surname "Drake:"

 

 

Generation

 

2

 

1 Caleb Drake

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 6 July 1784. Died 11 August 1854. About 1809 moved to Gouverneur Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

1850 US Census: Caleb Drake, age 67 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Gouverneur Township, St. Lawrence County, New York. His real estate was valued at $2,900. The household also included his wife, Lydia Drake, age 58 (b. NYS); son, Benjamin Drake, age 25 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer; daughter-in-law, Arrissa Drake, age 25 (b. NYS); Don Carlos Drake, age 2 (b. NYS); Edgar Drake, age 12 (b. NYS); and Caleb Woods, age 27 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer.

 

Of interest, Caleb's next door neighbor was a household headed by Christopher Brown, age 28 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer. That household also included his wife, Roxanna Brown, age 33 (b. NYS); daughter, Lydia D. Brown, age 4 (b. NYS); son, Gilbert Brown, age 6 months (b. NYS); and Lydia Drake, age 14 (b. NYS).

 

Of further interest, the following households were located close by Caleb's household:

 

Luther Drake, age 64 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer. His real estate was valued at $100. The household also included his wife, Olive Drake, age 53 (b. MA).

 

Hiram Drake, age 43 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer. His real estate was valued at $600. The household also included his wife, Lois Drake, age 51 (b. VT); son, Oramel Drake, age 19 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer; son, Darwin Drake, age 14 (b. NYS); son, Edgar Drake, age 12 (b. NYS); son, Erwin Drake, age 8 (b. NYS); and Betsey Gordon, age 16 (b. NYS).

 

2. Wife: Lydia

 

Born 24 May 1792. Died 5 December 1875.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Roxanna Drake: (perhaps) Born about 1813 in New York. Married Christopher Brown (b. abt 1822 in NY) and had the following children:

 

(1. Lydia D. Brown: Born about 1846 in New York.

 

(2. Gilbert Brown: Born about 1849 in New York.

 

b. Benjamin Drake: Born 1825. Died 1902.

 

1870 US Census: Benjamin Drake, age 45 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Gouverneur Township, St. Laurence County, New York. His real estate was valued at $8,600. The household also included his wife, Aurissa L. Drake, age 44 (b. NYS); Don C. Drake, age 21 (b. NYS); Sarah A. Drake, age 3 (b. NYS); and Lydia Drake, age 79 (b. NYS).

 

Benjamin Drake married (1st) Arrissa L. (?) (b. 1 Dec 1825, d. 22 Mar 1889) and had the following children:

 

(1. Don Carlos Drake: Born 12 August 1848 in New York. Died 20 March 1885. Married Evaline A. (?) (b. 2 Nov 1853, d. 29 Oct 1877).

 

(2. Clara A. Drake: Born 11 July 1854. Died 22 January 1859.

 

(3. Charles B. Drake: Born 5 September 1859. Died 12 April 1861.

 

(4. Martin L. Drake: Born 21 September 1860. Died 3 August 1864.

 

Benjamin Drake married (2nd) Caroline (?) (b. 25 Oct 1847).

 

c. Lydia Drake: Born about 1836.

 

d. Edgar H. Drake: (could also be Hiram Drake's son) Born about 1837/38 in New York. Died 10 March 1882, age 45.

 

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Other, still unidentified, Drake names:

 

1. Ernest A. Drake: Born about 1878. Died 30 March 1954, age 76.

 

2. Hiram Drake: Born about 1813. Died 1 October 1876.

 

1850 US Census: Hiram Drake, age 43 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Gouverneur Township, St. Lawrence County, New York. His real estate was valued at $600. The household also included his wife, Lois Drake, age 51 (b. VT); son, Oramel Drake, age 19 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer; son, Darwin Drake, age 14 (b. NYS); son, Edgar Drake, age 12 (b. NYS); son, Erwin Drake, age 8 (b. NYS); and Betsey Gordan, age 16 (b. NYS).

 

Hiram Drake married Lois (?) (b. abt 1799 in VT, d. 24 June 1874, age 75) and had the following children:

 

a. Oramel G. Drake: Born about 1831 in New York. Died 26 April 1905, age 74. Initially employed as a farmer. Moved to Chicago, Illinois.

 

1870 US Census: Oramel Drake, age 39 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Gouverneur Township, St. Lawrence County, New York. The household also included his wife, Julia Drake, age 38; daughter, Helen Drake, age 14; daughter, Hattie Drake, age 12; son, Homer L. Drake, age 9; and domestic servant, Caroline Meshaw, age 14 (b. Canada).

 

Oramel G. Drake married Julia (?) (b. abt 1832 in NY) and had the following children:

 

(1. Helen Drake: Born about 1856 in New York.

 

(2. Hattie Drake: Born about 1858 in New York.

 

(3. Homer L. Drake: Born 1860. Died 1922. Resided in Chicago, Illinois. Married (1st) H. May Porter, daughter of Chauncy Porter, on 7 February 1884. Married (2nd) Elizabeth S. Chapin (b. 1866, d. 1943) of Hermon, New York on 9 May 1894 at Hermon.

 

b. Darwin Drake: Born about 1836 in New York.

 

c. Edgar Drake: Born about 1838 in New York.

 

d. Erwin Drake: Born about 1842 in New York.

 

3. Alice W. Drake: Married N. Smith.

 

4. Luther Drake: Born about 1786 in Massachusetts. Employed as a farmer.

 

1850 US Census: Luther Drake, age 64 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Gouverneur Township, St. Lawrence County, New York. His real estate was valued at $100. The household also included his wife, Olive Drake, age 53 (b. MA).

 

Luther Drake married Olive (?) (b. MA).

 

5. Robert H. Drake: Married Sandra Johnson (more info) (b. 23 Sep 1940 in Governeur Twp, St. Lawrence Co., NY, d. Monday, 11 Nov 1996, age 56, from complications of cancer at home in Governeur; interred there in Old St. James Cem.), daughter of David L., Sr. and Mary "Tillie" (Longton) Johnson (d. 28 Sep 1982), on 16 September 1961 at Gulfport, Mississippi and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Brad A. Drake: In 1996 resided at Jackson, South Carolina.

 

b. Dianna Drake: Married James Casey and in 1996 resided in Gouverneur Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

c. Laurie Drake: Married William Casey and in 1996 resided in Gouverneur Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

6. David H. Drake: Married Sue E. Hance (more info) (b. 8 Jul 1947 in Gouverneur Twp, St. Lawrence Co., NY, d. 8 May 2008 at home in Gouverneur Twp; interred Riverside Cem., Rossie Twp, Franklin Co., NY), daughter of Arnold J. and Pearl (Coolidge) Hance of Gouverneur Township, on 16 August 1969 at St. James Church, Gouverneur Township, St. Lawrence County, New York and had the following daughter:

 

a. Valerie A. Drake: Married Eric H. Mullikin and in 2008 resided in Macomb Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

 

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