DRAKE

Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith

From Cavalier & Pioneers[i]:

DRAKE, Ann                          John (57)
               
Eliz                       Robert (46)
  
             Joane                   James (114)

James Drake  received a headright for Robert Ely , 17 Sep 1639, Isle of Wight Co., VA.

Michael Drake

Michael Drake, d. will dated Dec 1797, Montgomery Co., VA[ii]; m. Jane (Unknown) [iii].  This was Jane (Unknown)’s second marriage.  She had an unknown  number of children by her first marriage (their names and number are not given)[iv].

Michael Drake  was in a company of Constables 1777-1790, formerly commanded by Captain Hawkins  on 10 Sept 1790 in Montgomery County , Virginia [v].  Michael Drake left his estate to his wife Jane .  His will was witnessed by Alexander Ross , Barbary Ross .  The will was probated during the May Court of 1798[vi].  In the land surveys[vii] of Montgomery Co., VA we find:

3 Oct 1785 - Michael Drake  with 50 acres on Greenbriar branch of sinking creek.
22 Dec 1786 - Michael Drake with 65 acres on Doe Creek adjoining own property.
30 Dec 1786 - Michael Drake with 100 acres on North side of Doe Run.

Michael & Jane (Unknown) Drake had ten (10) children[viii]:

1.  James Drake, b. 10 Apr 1725; mare & saddle, entry of land[ix]
2.  Michael Drake, Jr. , b. 1790-1800; m. 27 Feb 1816, Floyd Co., KY[x] to Lucy Hunt .  He was named as son, to be schooled to read, write and cipher to the rule of five numbers [xi]
3.  John Drake, m. 12 Feb 1793 by Isaac Rentfro in Floyd Co., KY to Martha Lester
 (Abner Lester  & J. Elswick - security).  He is named as son, to be schooled to read, write and cipher to the rule of five numbers.[xii]
4.  George Drake, m. 7 Aug 1798 by Isaac Rentfro in Montgomery Co. , VA to Nancy Rollins
.
5.  Elizabeth Drake, m. by 1810 to Solomon Rowe
6.  Charles Drak
e, b. 2 Feb 1780, Giles Co., VA; d. 16 Mar 1842; m. Clarissa Feams .
7.  Jane Drake, b. 1780-1790; m. by 1810 to Isom Atkins
8
.   Polly ( Mary ) Drake; m. bond 9 Nov 1808, Giles Co., VA to William McCombs
9.  Huldy (Mchaldy) Drake, b. 1784-1810; m. 4 Feb 1817, Floyd Co., KY to Nattan Adkins
.
10.  Nancy Drake, b. 1794-1800; m. 21 Jan 1813, Floyd Co., KY to William Elavich
.

James Drake

1.  James Drake, son of Michael & Jane (Unknown) Drake, b. 10 Apr 1725[xiii], m1st 24 Oct 1793, Montgomery Co., VA[xiv] to Christinah Adkins; m2nd 6 Dec 1797[xv], Montgomery Co., VA to Nancy Adkins [xvi], daughter of Joseph Adkins .

James Drake received a mare & saddle (worth thirteen pounds), entry of land in the Will of Michael Drake .[xvii]

Drake Marriage Listings[xviii]:

1 - 7 Jun 1798 - George Drake  to Nancy Rollins , married by Isaac Rentfro
2 - 24 Oct. 1793 - James Drake
 to Christina Adkins , Surety - David Adkins ; Witnesses:  David Adkins ; Moses Adkins .[xix]
3 - 12 Feb 1793 - John Drake
 to Martha Lester , married by Isaac Rentfro ; Abner Lester  & J. Elswick , Security.
4 - 16 Dec. 1797 - James Drake
, b. 10 Apr 1775,  to Nancy Adkins  of lawful age; her father Joseph Adkins ; Sec. & Witnesses:  Joshua & Edward Rose [xx]

Census Listings for James Drake  1810 - 1830

1810 Census[xxi]                                                             1820 Census[xxii]

Drake, James        Dinwiddie Co., VA              Drake, James        Franklin
Drake, James
       Amelia Co., VA                    Drake, James        Richmond
Drake, James
       Richmond Co., VA             Drake, James       Wood Co., (what is now West Virginia )

1830 Census[xxiii]

Drake, James        Wood Co., (what is now West Virginia )
Drake, James
       Amelia Co.
Drake, James
       Frederick Co.
Drake, James
       South

James & Nancy ( Adkins ) Drake could possibly be the parents of:

1.1.  Ely Ann Drake, b. ca. 1800, VA

Ely Ann Drake

1.1.  Ely Ann Drake, possible daughter of  James  & Nancy (Adkins ) Drake, b. ca. 1800, Virginia; m. 27 Jan 1825, Harlan Co., KY[xxiv], Robert Green, son of Lewis & Ester (Kilgore) Green, b. 1808 Kentucky.

They lived in Harlan Co. until after their fourth child, Jehugh/Jehu , in 1831, but moved to Lee County, VA before their next child was born in 1832. In 1852 Ely Ann Green and her son Michael petitioned for the formation of the Hardy’s Creek Baptist Church.

Robert & Ely Ann (Drake) Green had (8) eight children:

1.1.1.  Michael D. Green, b. 1825, Harlan Co., KY; m. 24 Apr 1857 to Rebecca Drake[xxv]
1.1.2.  John
Green, b. 1827, Harlan Co., KY; m. Hetty Blankenship, daughter of Arthur & Lavina (Woodward) Blankenship
1.1.3.  Elisha
Green, b. 1829, Harlan Co., KY
1.1.4.  Jehugh/Jehu
Green, b. 2 Jan 1831, Harlan Co., KY; d. 20 Sept 1901, Lee Co., VA; m. Elizabeth Harber
1.1.5.  Margaret
Green, b. 1832, Lee Co., VA
1.1.6.  Mary A.
Green, b. 1834, Lee Co., VA
1.1.7.  Hiram
Green, b. 1837, Lee Co., VA
1.1.8.  William
Green, b. 1840, Lee Co., VA

For further information SEE APPENDIX - DRAKE


[i] “Cavalier & Pioneers, Vole I”, by Nell Marion Nugent
[ii]
Will of Michael Drake , dated Dec 1797, Montgomery Co., VA
[iii]
Will of Michael Drake , dated Dec 1797, Montgomery Co., VA
[iv]
“A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery & Fincastle Cos., of Virginia 1733-1831”, by Anne Lowry Worrell
[v]
“Annals of Southwest Virginia, Part I”, Lewis Preston Summers, p. 830; “Early Adventures of Western Waters”, by Mary B. Kegley and F. B. Kegley, p. 118
[vi]
“Annals of Southwest VA, Part I”, by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 947
[vii]
“Montgomery County, Virginia ca. 1790 Land Surveys”, pp. 48 & 52
[viii]
Family Group Chart compiled by Al Elswick - Montgomery Co., VA records; Giles Co., records; Floyd Co., records; Pike Co., records.
[ix]
Will of Michael Drake , dated Dec 1797, Montgomery Co., VA
[x]
Floyd County, Kentucky Marriages; “Pioneer Families of Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky”, by Wm. C. Kozee, 1973, p. 36.
[xi]
Will of Michael Drake , dated Dec 1797, Montgomery Co., VA
[xii]
Will of Michael Drake , dated Dec 1797, Montgomery Co., VA
[xiii]
Montogmery Co., Marriage Register A, p. 73
[xiv]
Montogmery Co., Marriage Register A, p. 50
[xv]
“A Brief of Willis & Marriages of Fincastle and Montgomery Counties”, by Anne Lowery Worrell
[xvi]
Montogmery Co., Marriage Register A, p. 73
[xvii]
Will of Michael Drake , dated Dec 1797, Montgomery Co., VA
[xviii]
“A Brief of Willis and Marriages in Montgomery & Fincastle Cos., of Virginia 1733-1831”, by Anne Lowry Worrell
[xix]
Montogmery Co., Marriage Register A, p. 50
[xx]
Montogmery Co., Marriage Register A, p. 73
[xxi]
1810 Census Index for Virginia
[xxii]
1820 Census Index for Virginia
[xxiii]
1830 Census Index for Virginia
[xxiv]
Harlan Co., KY - Marriage Book A, P. 182
[xxv]
Lee Co., Virginia Marriages Book A-1