Biography of Capt. Alexander H. Drake
Yates County, NY Biographies





Drake, Capt. Alexander H., son of Philip L., was born October 18, 1832, in Starkey. He was educated at the common schools, and served several years as clerk in the hotels in Penn Yan, Canandaigua, and Geneva, and fifteen years in Kansas City. In 1861 he enlisted in Company H, Thirty third New York Volunteers, from Geneva. He enlisted as private; at the organization was made second lieutenant, and at the organization of the regiment was made first lieutenant, May 25, 1861. After nine months' service he was promoted captain, June 24, 1862. He was captured at Williamsburgh, N. C., May 5, 1862, and after three and a half months of imprisonment was exchanged. He was in Libby prison twenty days, then taken to Salisbury, where he was paroled. On September 13, 1887, he married Ida Wagoner Thompson, widow of Nelson Thompson, and daughter of George Wagoner.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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