OTHER DRAKES

 

Thomas 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 F. Drake of Black River, Henry Drake of LeRay, John R. Drake of Moira, Josias Drake, and Loren H. Drake of Adams Center.  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

 

3  

 

2   Thomas E./C. Drake

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1800 in Suffolk County, New York (also seen: b. NY City).  Died .  Employed as a mason and mechanic.  Was one of the original settlers of La Fargeville, Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York, moving there about 1832 from New York City.

 

1855 NYS Census: Thomas E. Drake, age 55 (b. Suffox Co., NY) and employed as a mason, was heading a household in Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had resided in Orleans Township for 23 years.  The household also included his wife, Hannah Drake, age 49 (b. New York; resided Orleans Twp for 23 yrs); son, Foster Drake, age 22 (b. Jefferson Co., NY; resided Orleans Twp all his life); daughter, Alvira Drake, age 24 (b. New York; resided Orleans Twp 23 yrs); daughter, Caroline Drake, age 18 (b. Jefferson Co., NY; resided in Orleans Twp all her life; and son, Dexter Drake, age 17 (b. Jefferson Co., NY; resided Orleans Twp all his life).

 

1865 NYS Census: Thomas C. Drake, age 66 (b. NY City) and employed as a mason, was heading a household in Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Hannah Drake, age 61 (b. NY City) and mother of 6; daughter, Alvira Drake, age 35 (b. NY City) and single; son, Dexter Drake, age 24 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and married; and grandson, William Drake, 4 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

2. Wife: Hannah Cass

 

Born about 1806 at New York City.  Died .

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Elvira/Alvira Drake: Born about 1831 at New York City.  Married (?) Tompkin and resided at Pentwater, Michigan.

 

b. Foster Monroe Drake: See generation 1, below.

 

c. Caroline Drake: Born about 1837 in Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

d. Dexter T. Drake: (more info) Born about 1838 in Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Later resided at Crete, Nebraska.  Veteran of the American Civil War; enlisted at age 24 for 3 years on 7 August 1862 in Orleans Township as a Private in Company B., 2nd Battalion, Black River Artillery (later redesignated Co. G., 10th NY Heavy Artillery).  Promoted to Corporal on 7 August 1862, to Sergeant on 20 June 1863, and to First Sergeant on 14 April 1864.  Discharged 22 March 1865 to accept promotion to Second Lieutenant in Company L., 2nd NY Heavy Artillery.

 

1   Foster Monroe Drake (more info)

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1833 in Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died Monday, 25 May 1908, age 74 years, 7 months, 15 days, at La Fargeville, Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York from complications of a stroke; interred Grove Cemetery, Main Street, LaFargeville.  Employed as a mason; also as keeper of the Rock Island lighthouse from 20 February 1879 to 28 August 1886.  Veteran of the Civil War; enlisted 23 October 1861, age 27, at LaFargeville, Orleans Township as a private in Company B/C of the 94th NY Infantry Regiment; wounded in the leg at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run; discharged 9 December 1861.  Shortly after his 2nd marriage, moved to Lincoln Township, Lancaster County, Nebraska, but before long returned to LeFargeville.  In 1888 resided at Fisher's Landing, Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1855 NYS Census: Foster Drake, age 22 and employed as a mason, was boarding in the 1st election district of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Of interest, another man named Drake, age 50, also employed as a mason ,and enumerated beside Foster, resided in the same boarding facility.

 

1875 NYS Census: Foster M. Drake, age 40 (Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a carpenter-joiner, was a boarding in the hotel managed by George S. Newton at Fisher's Landing, Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1905 NYS Census: Foster Drake, age 72, was heading a household in Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Angeline J. Drake, age 57.

 

2. Wife #1: Emily E. Bort

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born ; daughter of Cornelius Bort.  Married Foster Monroe Drake; subsequently divorced.

 

b. Child: (perhaps)

 

(1. William C. Drake: Born about 1857 in Jefferson County, New York.

 

3. Wife #2: Elizabeth Angeline Jemima Leonard (more info)

 

Born 22 May 1846 at Alexandria Bay, Jefferson County, New York; daughter of Isaac and Lovina (Evans) Leonard, the latter being the daughter of Columbus and Friendly (Fisher) Evans.  Died 13/14 January 1929, age 82, at the St. Lawrence State Hospital, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York; interred with Foster.  Married Foster Monroe Drake on 9 June 1869 at Redwood, Jefferson County with a Justice of the Peace officiating.  One of her grandfathers died 21 February 1888, age 91.

 

 

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