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Ancestors of Dale DRAKE

Generation No. 6


      32. James M Drake, born Abt. 1809 in Orange, North Carolina; died February 07, 1874 in Ellejoy, Blount, Tennessee, USA. He was the son of 64. David Drake and 65. Joanna Green. He married 33. Jane Susannah Childress in Caswell, NC.

      33. Jane Susannah Childress, born Abt. 1809 in Halifax, Virginia, USA; died July 10, 1875 in Eusebia, Blount, Tennessee,. She was the daughter of 66. Abraham Childers and 67. Susanna Childress.

Notes for James M Drake:
DRAKE - My great great grandfather was James Madison DRAKE, born in 1809 in Orange County, NC. In Caswell County, NC he married a Jane Susannah Childress, who was born in 1809 in Halifax County, VA. They started their family in Nash County, NC and later moved to Lee County, VA in 1840. The Childress family of VA moved to Knox County in the last ten years of the eighteenth century. In the 1850ís several of the James DRAKE children journeyed into Blount and Sevier Counties and began families. In the late 1860ís, James and Jane DRAKE moved to Ellejoy and were on the 1870 census as residents of Blount County along with their oldest son William Hines DRAKE and his wife, the former Elizabeth Davis. James died on 7 February 1874 and Jane died on 10 July 1875. William H.ís old residence was at Trundleís Cross Road, just off the old Sevierville to Knoxville highway. Elizabeth Davis DRAKE died in 1890 and her passing was much lamented by her church which may have met at the Childress Academy. This data is from notes left by my uncle, James H. DRAKE before his passing. Now my problem. I cannot find any record of James and Jane DRAKE being buried in either of the three adjacent counties. I have the Blount County cemetery record, and the Sevier record was checked. So now where do I go? Because of the standing in the church of William H. DRAKE and Elizabeth Davis in this area, I canít imagine letting his father and mother being buried in unmarked graves. Either James, or William H. gave the Eusebia Presbyterian Church land for their cemetery. Does anyone in the Historical Society have any ideas where James M. and Jane S. DRAKE are buried? I would appreciate any help in this quest. Bill Drake, 11121 Saunders Court, San Diego, CA 92131.

Their first six children were born in Nash County, NC. The were the following:

Mary Anne Drake, born 1829.

Susannah J. Drake, born March 7, 1831.

Rebecca Drake, born 1834.

William Hines Drake, born Oct. 26, 1835. (**) (During the Civil War he used a horse team to haul salt from Saltville, VA to Blount County, TN for anyone who needed it regardless of their loyalty to either side. Most of the Bount County and east Tennessee were Northern sympathizers. William if anything was a rebel sympathizer and had to work very hard after the war to retain his right to vote).

James M. Drake Jr., born 1837.

Thomas J. Drake, born 1840.



1850 United States Federal Census
about James Drake ???
Name: James Drake
Age: 18
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832
Birth Place: Tennessee
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): District 21, Wilson, Tennessee
Household Members: Name Age
James Drake 48
James Drake 18
Jane Drake 48
John Drake 11
Margaret Drake 17
Martin Drake 15
Samuel Drake 12
Sarah Drake 3
William Drake 6


1860 United States Federal Census
about Jas M Drake
Name: Jas M Drake
Age in 1860: 51
Birth Year: abt 1809
Birthplace: New Brunswick
Home in 1860: Western District, Lee, Virginia
Gender: Male
Post Office: Jonesville
Value of real estate: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
Jas M Drake 51
Jane Drake 51
Elisabeth Drake 17
Alexander Drake 13
Charles Drake 11

1870 United States Federal Census
about James M Drake
Name: James M Drake
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1809
Age in 1870: 61
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1870: District 13, Blount, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View Image
Post Office: Ellijoy
Household Members: Name Age
James M Drake 61
Jane S Drake 61
Charles Drake 21


James 1840 Census Henderson, North Carolina?? Lexington, Edmonson, Kentucky?? Hardin, Kentucky?? Lee, Virginia??

1830 James Drake Collings, Nash, North Carolina

More About James M Drake:
Burial: Ellejoy, Blount Co., TN

More About Jane Susannah Childress:
Burial: Ellejoy, Blount Co., TN

More About James Drake and Jane Childress:
Marriage: Caswell, NC
     
Children of James Drake and Jane Childress are:
  16 i.   James Patterson Drake, born July 02, 1830 in North Carolina; died 1917; married (1) Barbara Warwick February 09, 1859; married (2) Anna Watkins September 21, 1880 in Sherman County, Nebraska.
  ii.   Charles Drake, born January 29, 1849 in Tennessee or Janesville, Lee Co., VA; died June 14, 1917 in Sevier Co., TN; married (1) Rachel Susan Baker; married (2) Margaret Martin.
  iii.   Mary Drake, born 1826 in North Carolina; died 1920 in Kentucky; married David M Tackett; born 1831.
  iv.   Susan Drake, born March 07, 1831 in Nash, North Carolina; died April 27, 1920 in Townsend, Blount, Tennessee,; married James M. Jackson; died February 26, 1898 in Kansas City, MO.
  More About Susan Drake:
Burial: Bethel Baptist Church Cem.-Townsend, TN

  v.   Rebecca Drake, born 1834 in Nash, North Carolina; died April 12, 1905 in Tennessee.
  vi.   William Hines Drake, born February 19, 1835 in Tennessee or Nash, North Carolina; died September 25, 1911 in Eusebia, Blount, Tennessee,; married Elizabeth Davis.
  Notes for William Hines Drake:
1870 United States Federal Census
about William Drake
Name: William Drake
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
Age in 1870: 35
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1870: District 13, Blount, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View Image
Post Office: Ellijoy
Household Members: Name Age
William Drake 35
Elizabeth Drake 30
Nancy Drake 9
Samuel Drake 7
William Drake 6
Andrew B Drake 2

Blount, TN 1860 Federal Census
R210-30 DRAKE - P. O. Ellejoy, Tenn., 13th District, July 4, 1860- 715/ 715-M102-30
William 25 M W Tenant 250 NC M
Elizabeth 28 F W Tn M

  vii.   Thomas Drake, born 1840 in Nash, North Carolina; died 1918 in Blount, Tennessee, USA; married Caroline Unknown.
  Notes for Thomas Drake:
1870 United States Federal Census
about Thomas Drake
Name: Thomas Drake
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840
Age in 1870: 30
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1870: District 16, Blount, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View Image
Post Office: Cades Cove
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Drake 30
Caroline Drake 29
James Drake 1




  viii.   Elizabeth Drake, born 1841; died 1920 in Janesville, Lee, Virginia, USA.
  ix.   Andrew Jackson Drake, born March 1842 in Janesville, Lee, Virginia, USA; died November 09, 1858 in Janesville, Lee, Virginia, USA.
  x.   Alexander Drake, born March 1842 in Janesville, Lee, Virginia, USA; died November 09, 1858 in Janesville, Lee, Virginia, USA.



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