OTHER DRAKES

 

Henry F. Drake Ancestors & Descendants

(Start at generation 1, below.)

 

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 Caleb Drake of Gouverneur, Francis Wilson Drake of Orwell, Henry Drake of LeRay, 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

 

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3   Sylvester Drake

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1782 in Massachusetts.  Apparently died before 1860.

 

1840 US Census: Was heading a household in Louisville Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

1850 US Census: Resided in the household headed by his son, David H. Drake in Louisville Township, St. Lawrence County, New York (see gen. 2, below).

 

2. Wife: (?)

 

Born .  Died .

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Daniel H. Drake: See generation 2, below.

 

b. David Drake: (more info) Born 3 June 1843 in Louisville Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Died 8 February 1925, age 82 at home on North Main Street in Norwood, St. Lawrence County; interred three in Riverside Cemetery.  Employed as a hostler (drives RR engines within yard to facilitate cleaning, servicing, repairing) in the NY Central Railroad yard, Norwood.

 

1900 US Census: David Drake, age 56 (b. Jun 1843) and employed as a night watchman, was heading a household in Potsdam Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Betsy A. Drake, age 55 (b. Oct 1844); daughter, Lottie L. Drake, age 25 (b. Jan 1875); son, John D. B. Drake, age 22 (b. Dec 1877) and employed as a day laborer; and Julius D. B. Drake, age 18 (b. Nov 1882) and employed as a day laborer.

 

Married Betsy Ann Streeter (b. Oct 1844 at Stockholm, NY, d. 17 Jul 1918; interred with David) of Brookdale, Stockholm Township, St. Lawrence County and resided on Main Street in the Village of Norwood, St. Lawrence County.  David and Betsy had the following children:

 

(1. Lottie L. Drake: Born January 1875 in New York State.  Died ; interred Riverside Cemetery, Norwood Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Married Leonard A. Womack and resided at West Carthage, Champion Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Lottie and Leonard had the following son:

 

(a. Paul Womack.

 

(2. John B. Drake: Born 11 December 1877 at Brookdale, Stockholm Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Died 28 May 1961.  Lower leg crushed in a train accident; subsequently amputated.  Resided at Norwood, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Married Amanda (?) (b. 1887, d. 1935).  Married Edna Adams.

 

(3. Herbert D. Drake: Born November 1882 in New York State.  Resided at Watertown, New York.  Married Lydia C. Carr of Utica on 30 November 1905 and had the following son:

 

(a. Herbert C. Drake:  Born 1910.  Died 1929; interred Riverside Cemetery, Norwood Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

(4. Lillian L. Drake: (more info) Married Fred W. Robinson of Potsdam on 21 April 1898.  Subsequently resided at Glens Falls.

 

(a. Alice Robinson: Resided at Glens Falls, Saratoga County, New York.

 

(b. Bessie Robinson: Resided at Glens Falls, Saratoga County, New York.

 

(5. Burton "Bert" Drake: (more info) Employed as a fireman, Watertown, New York.  Subsequently resided at Utica, New York.

 

2   Daniel H. Drake

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1822 in Vermont.  Died .  Employed as a farmer.

 

1850 US Census: Daniel H. Drake, age 28 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Louisville Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Elisabeth Drake, age 22 (b. NYS); daughter, Sarah Drake, age 4 (b. NYS); son, Henry Drake, age 3 (b. NYS); son, Theodore Drake, age 3 months (b. NYS); and Sylvester Drake, age 68 (b. MA) and employed as a farmer.

 

1860 US Census: Dan Drake, age 37 (b. NYS), was heading a household in Waddington Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Elizabeth Drake, age 29 (b. NYS); daughter, Sarah Drake, age 14 (b. NYS); son, Henry Drake, age 11 (b. NYS); daughter, Eudora Drake, age 10 (b. NYS); daughter, Jane Drake, age 8 (b. NYS); daughter, Emma Drake, age 6 (b. NYS); daughter, Mariam Drake, age 4 (b. NYS); and son, William Drake, age 2 (b. NYS).

 

1870 US Census: Daniel Drake, age 48 (b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in Altona Township, Clinton County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Elizabeth Drake, age 41 (b. NYS); daughter, Marion Drake, age 15 (b. NYS); son, William Drake, age 12 (b. NYS); daughter, Anna Drake, age 8 (b. NYS); daughter, Fanny Drake, age 4 (b. NYS); and daughter, Bertha Drake, age 2 (b. NYS).

 

1880 US Census: Daniel H. Drake, age 57 (b. NYS), was heading a household in Norwood Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Elizabeth Drake, age 46 (b. NYS); daughter, Fanny Drake, age 14 (b. NYS); daughter, Bertha Drake, age 11 (b. NYS); daughter, Carrie Drake, age 9 (b. NYS); Frank Charles, age 26 (b. NYS); William Lake, age 22 (b. Canada); William Burton, age 25 (b. Canada); Wilbur Bray, age 19 (b. NYS); and James Stokes, age 30 (b. Canada).

 

2. Wife: Elisabeth (?) (more info)

 

Born Vermont.  Died .  In 1900 resided at Norwood, St Lawrence County, New York.  Resided last in Chateaugay Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Sarah Drake: Born about 1846 in New York State.

 

b. Henry F. Drake: See generation 1, below.

 

c. Theodore Drake: Born about 1850 in New York State.

 

d. Jane "Jennie" Drake: Born about 1852 in New York State.  Married (?) Frank and resided at Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

e. Emma F. Drake: Born about 1854 in New York State.  Died 6 October 1873, age 19; interred Riverside Cemetery, Norwood Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Married H. J. Sowies.

 

f. Marion Drake: Born about 1855 in New York State.

 

g. William A. Drake: (more info) Born April 1858 in New York State.  In 1908 resided at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: William Drake, age 22 and employed driving a team, was heading a household in Norwood township, St. Lawrence County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Nellie Drake, age 20.

 

1900 US Census: William A. Drake, age 42 (b. Apr 1858 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a fireman on a stationary engine, was heading a household at 100 Hamilton Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 21 years, Nellie F. Drake, age 41 (b. Aug 1859 in NYS; parents b. VT); daughter, Iva A. Drake, age 18 (b. Jan 1882 in NYS); and son, Earl A. Drake, age 13 (b. Aug 1886 in NYS). 

 

William A. Drake married Nellie F. Boynton (more info) (b. 17 Aug 1859 at Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., NY, d. 22 Feb 1943, age 83, at home, 319 Clinton St., Carthage, Wilna Twp, NY; interred N. Watertown Cem.), daughter of Franklin D. and Juliana (Hayes) Boynton, and had the following children:

 

(1. Iva A. Drake: (more info) Born January 1882 in New York.  Died before 1943.  Married (1st) John L. Bonie of Washington, DC on 26 June 1907.  Married (2nd) (?) Pratt.

 

(2. Earl A./B. Drake: Born August 1886 in New York.  Died before 1943.  Married Marjorie (?) and resided in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

h. Anna Drake: Born about 1862 in New York State.

 

i. Martha B. Drake: Born about 1863.  Died 3 may 1865; interred Riverside Cemetery, Norwood Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

j. Fannie/Fanny Drake: Born about 1866 in New York State.  Married (?) Carter and resided at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

k. Bertha M. Drake: Born about 1868 in New York State.  Died 2 January 1881, age 13; interred Riverside Cemetery, Norwood Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

l. Carrie Drake: Born about 1871 in New York State.

 

m. Maria/Miriam M. Drake: Born 1872.  Died 1 October 1892, age 19; interred Riverside Cemetery, Norwood Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

Note: One of the daughters married George Streeter and resided at Malone, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

1   Henry F. Drake (more info)

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 1847.  Died 9 March 1905, age 57; interred Riverside Cemetery, Norwood Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.  About 1888 moved from Norwood, St. Lawrence County, New York to Black River, Jefferson County, New York.  Employed there as Superintendent of the Black River Pulp Mill.

 

1850 US Census: Henry Drake, age 3, resided with his parents in Louisville Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

1860 US Census: Henry Drake, age 11, resided with his parents in Waddington Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

1870 US Census: Henry Drake, age 23 (b. NYS) and employed as a farm laborer, resided in the household headed by James W. Brace, age 63 (b. Canada) and employed as a farmer, in Chazy Township, Clinton County, New York.  The household also included James' wife, Eunice Brace, age 58 (b. NYS); Lucy J. Brace, age 23 (b. NYS); and Hellen M. Brace, age 21 (b. NYS).

 

1880 US Census: Henry Drake, age 32 (b. NYS, parents b. Vermont) and employed driving teams, was heading a household in Norwood Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary Jane Drake, age 32 (b. Ireland); daughter, Laurette Drake, age 3 (b. NYS); daughter, Elizabeth M. Drake, age 1 (b. NYS); Ira Hart, age 21 (b. NYS); Frank Bates, age 20 (b. NYS); and Michael Casey, age 16 (b. NYS).

 

1900 US Census: Henry Drake, age 52 (b. Oct 1847 in NYS; m. 27 yrs) and employed in the livery business, was heading a household at 72 Remington Street in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary E. Drake, age 53 (b. Jul 1846 in Ireland; parents b. Ireland; m. 27 yrs; had had 4 children, 3 of which were still alive); daughter, Laura H. Drake, age 23 (b. Oct 1896 in NYS), single, and employed as a post office clerk; daughter, Elizabeth M. Drake, age 21 (b. May 1879 in NYS), single, and employed as a school teacher; and son, Frank E. Drake, age 18 (b. Aug 1881 in NYS), single, and employed as a grocery store clerk.

 

2. Wife: Mary Jane (Clark) Elliott (more info)

 

Born about 1847 in Ireland; daughter of Ansil Clark.  Died 10 April 1926, age 80; interred Riverside Cemetery, Norwood Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Immigrated to the United States with her parents when very young, residing initially at Whitehall (near Glens Falls), Washington County, New York.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Laurette "Laura" H. Drake: (more info) Born October 1896 in New York State.  In 1908 resided at Black River, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Matthew Alfred Parkinson of Black River and had the following son:

 

(a. Son.

 

(2. Elizabeth "Lizzie" M. Drake: (more info) Born May 1879 in New York State.  Died 19XX.  Graduated from Potsdam Normal School.  Subsequently employed as a school teacher.  In 1908 resided at New Rochelle, New York.  Married Leon F. Baumann (b. 1888, d. 1948) of Dexter, Brownville Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(3. Frank Elliott Drake: (more info) Born August 1881 in New York State.  Died 1945.  At one point resided at Utica, New York.  Also resided at Norwood, New York and Watertown, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Frank E. Drake, age 18 (b. Aug 1881 in NYS) resided with his parents at 72 Remington Street in/near Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York (see above).

 

1900 US Census: Fannie A. Gibson, age 17 (b. Mar 1883 in NYS) and single, resided in the household headed by John W. Simpson, age 61 (b. Jul 1838 in NYS, father b. England, mother b. Ireland, m. 20 yrs) and employed as a clergyman, in the Village of Black River, Rutland Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Fannie's mother, Esther A. Simpson, age 46 (b. May 1853 in NYS, father b. Ireland, mother b. NYS, m. 20 yrs), who had had 4 children, 3 of whom were still alive.

 

Frank Drake married Fannie Esther Gibson (b. Mar 1883 in NYS, d. 1927; interred Watertown City Cem.), step-daughter of Reverend John W. Simpson and his 2nd wife, Esther A. (?) (?) Simpson of Black River and had the following children:

 

(a. Carlton G. Drake: (more info) Born 1903.  Died Friday, 13 December 1941, age 88, at Kanieohe, Oahu, Hawaii; interred Hawaii.  Employed as an engineer.  In 1928 resided at 335 S. Massey Street, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Moved to California in 1938.  Subsequently to Texas and Hawaii.  Married (1st) Doris L. Eagan, initially of Watertown, New York (but residing in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY when married), on 30 June 1928 at Syracuse, with Reverend Hubert S. Wood officiating; subsequently divorced.  Carlton married (2nd) Helen Cook and had the following children:

 

(1) Robert Drake: In 1991 resided in California.

 

(2) David Drake: In 1991 resided in California.

 

(b. Paul E. Drake: (more info) Born 14 January 1909 at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.  Died 14 February 1979 in the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York from complications of heart disease.  Employed as Chief Clerk of the Watertown Railway Express Office.  Veteran of World War II.  Married Florence M. Waldron (more info) (b. 12 Aug 1914 at Watertown, NY, d. Wed. 29 Jan 1992, age 77, at Mercy Center for Health Services, Watertown, NY; interred N. Watertown Cem.), daughter of Arthur and Bessie (Fischer) Waldron, on 1 January 1935 in the 1st Baptist Church, Watertown, and in 1992 resided at 800 Main Street, Glen Park, Jefferson County, New York.  Apparently no children.

 

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Other, still unidentified, Drake names:

 

1. Harold A. Drake: Born 1915.  Died 2000.  Married Catherine E. Grush (more info) (b. 19 Jan 1919 at Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., NY, d. Sat, 19 Mar 1999, age 80, in Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg; interment St. Patrick's Cemetery, Rossie), daughter of Peter and Rosanne (Miller) Grush, on 29 March 1943 in Rossie, St. Lawrence County, New York and resided on the family farm on the Rossie-Brazie Corners Road.  Harold and Catherine had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Peter Drake: In 1999 resided in Colorado.

 

b. Bruce Drake: In 1999 resided in Rossie Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

c. David Drake: In 1999 resided in Rossie Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

d. Christy Drake: Married (?) Simons and in 1999 resided in Rossie Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

2. David H. Drake: Married Sue E. Hance (more info) (b. 8 Jul 1947 in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., NY, d. 8 May 2008 from complications of cancer; interred Riverside Cemetery, Rossie Twp, St. Lawrence Co.), daughter of Arnold J. and Pearl (Coolidge) Hance, 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 at Macomb, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

3. Robert H. Drake: Married Sandra Johnson (more info) (b. 23 Sep 1940, d. 11 Nov 1996 at home, Elmdale, NY (NW of Gouverneur), St. Lawrence Co., NY), daughter of David L. Johnson, on 16 September 1961 at Gulfport, Mississippi.

 

 

Other related information:

 

Interments Riverside Cemetery, Norwood, St. Lawrence County, New York:

 

Name

Relative

Born

Died

Age

Sect

Bertha M. Drake

 

 

2 Jan 1881

13

B31

Emma F. Drake

 

 

6 Oct 1873

19

B31

Henry F. Drake

 

1847

1905

 

B31

Maria M. Drake

 

 

1 Oct 1892

19

B31

Martha B. Drake

 

 

3 May 1865

2

B31

Mary Elliott Drake

Wife Henry F.

1845

10 Apr 1926

80

B31

Willie Drake

 

 

22 Nov

18

B31

Nellie Boynton

 

1859

1943

 

G32

Amanda Drake

Wife John B.

1887

1935

 

G32

Betsy A. Drake

Wife David

1850

17 Jul 1918

75

G46

David Drake

Husband Betsy A.

3 Jun 1843

8 Feb 1925

82

G46

Herbert C. Drake

Son Herbert & Lydia

1910

1929

 

G46

John B. Drake

Son David & Betsy

1877

1953

 

G46

Elizabeth

 

1879

19

 

 

Ema F.

Wife H.J. Sowies, dau D.H. & E. Drake

1871

 

 

 

Herbert D. Drake

 

 

 

 

 

John B. Drake

Edna Adams

11 Dec 1877 Brookdale, NY

28 May 1961

83

 

Leon F. Baumann

Husband Elizabeth Drake

1888

1948

 

 

Lottie L.

 

 

 

 

 

Lydia C. Carr of Utica

m. 30 Nov 1905

 

 

 

 

Miriam

Dau D.H. & E. Drake

 

1872

14/19

 

Edna

 

 

 

 

G46

John D.

 

 

1872

 

 

 

 

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