Biography of John Drake of Elba, NY

John Drake, born in Dutchess County, August 3, 1781, about 1806 married Clarissa Worth, of Dutchess County, who was born March 12, 1791. They had seven children, viz.: Sarah, born January 27, 1808; Moses and Aaron (twins), born August 13, 1809, the former of whom died when two years old; Catherine, born August 3, 1811; Emeline, born April 20, 1813; Malinda, born September 9, 1815; and Eunice, born January 7, 1819. Aaron Drake came to Batavia with his parents in 1811, when two years old, and has always lived on the homestead with the exception of nine years spent. in Rush. He married, first, Pauline Bullock, of Elba, who died in June, 1871. April 30, 1879, he married, second, Mrs. Margaret (Knapp) Shaw. The Drake family have been identified with the history of the county since 1811.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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