Biography of Jeremiah Drake, Jr.
Hancock County, OH Biographies

JEREMIAH DRAKE, JR., farmer, P.O. Mount Blanchard, was born May 15, 1848, in Southampton County, Va. His father, Jeremiah Drake, Sr., was born in Southampton County, Va., October 15, 1804, of English descent; married, January 5, 1830, Miss Priscilla Williams, a native of North Carolina. They lived in Sussex County, Va., from 1853 to 1860, then came to Madison Township, this county, and finally settled in Delaware Township, this county, in 1862. To them were born the following named children: Benjamin, residing in Marion County, Ohio; John W and William Allen (they were soldiers in the One Hundred and Thirty third Regiment Ohio National Guards, and died at New Creek. Va.), Henry (deceased). Eliza (Mrs. Priscilla Osborne), Mrs. Temperance Eldert and Jeremiah, Jr. Our subject came to this county with his parents when twelve years of age. June 8, 1871, he married Miss Tamsen R. Harris, and to them was born one son, who died in infancy. They have adopted and reared in their family Wilbert L., son of William Warner, of this county. Since their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Drake have lived one year in Morrow County, and five years in Marion County, Ohio. They purchased their present farm in Delaware Townhsip, this county, in 1883. Mr. Drake devotes a great deal of attention to buying and shipping live stock. He is a Democrat in politics, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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