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This is a family History of the Drakes of Strongsville Ohio. In 1821 Asa Drake came to Strongsville from Sharon Mass. On the way he married Charlotte Dean in Pompey New York where he had been a teacher. The Drake family lived on Drake Road West of 130th street in Strongsville for 5 generations. The family homestead still stands today in Strongsville. In 1831 a cousin of Asa's named Hiram Drake moved also to Strongsville and married Fidelia Waite. Their homestead was just east of Asa's on now what would be the corner of West 130th Street and Drake Road. In the late 1840's Dexter King Drake a nephew of Asa also came to live in Strongsville. At first Dexter King lived with Asa and his family and made his name as a school teacher in the area. He married Juliet Sanderson and they made their home on Pearl Road south of RT 82. Dexter Kings family went on to make an impact on education in Strongsville for very many years. The history of the Drake Family in the United States started with Thomas Drake of Weymouth Mass. Thomas was a descendant of Sir Bernard Drake of Devon County England, a cousin of Sir Francis Drake. The Drake family history in England is dotted with famous names including Sir Winston Churchill and William the Conqueror. Please enjoy of family website
The Drake Family Line of Strongsville Ohio
Updated December 3, 2006

Bill Drake
bdrakeinland@aol.com

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