Biography of Edward D. Drake
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Roe, Edward Drake, a native of Newtown and a son of Isaac, was born February 23, 1820, and has always followed farming, having resided on the farm he now owns since he was fourteen years old. February 3, 1842, he married Eleanor J., daughter of Johnathan and Elizabeth L. Frost, of Catherine, N. Y. They have four children, two of whom survive: Edward Drake Roe, jr., a graduate of Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., who married Mrs. Adelaide (Gourley) Bridge; and Ida Roe, who resides with her parents. His father, born in New York city on March 2, 1788, a shoemaker by trade, moved with his family into the Chemung Valley from Newburgh, N. Y., in 1818, following his trade for some years. October 10, 1807, he married Hannah Drake, who was born Feburary 15, 1789. They had ten children, eight of whom grew to adult age: John K., Sally A., Catherine, Mary S., Elizabeth, William F., Edward D., Hester Anne, Francis A., and Maria. The Drake family date back in England to Sir Francis Drake.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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