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From: "Annamarie Hessman (Aine Maire Hesnan)" <>
Subject: RE: [NYFL] Decker--Drake (+ Weekes)
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2003 20:09:48 -0500
I have what may be a lead or a wild goose chase for you. My 2nd Great Grand
Aunt, Phebe B. WEEKES married an Ogden Drake, who was supposedly born ca
1789 in PA and died in Lansing, Tompkins, NY. While researching the WEEKES
and related surnames, who were Quakers, in the Finger Lakes area,
WestChester County, and Long Island, I have seen the surname DRAKE quite a
bit. I haven't done much work on the Drakes that descended from that
ancestor yet, so I don't have a lot to tell you, but I wanted to suggest you
look into the Quaker meeting records if you have not yet done so.
Also, In the IGI via familysearch.org I find a John S. DRAKE born in
Chemung, NY on 6 Mar 1798 to Jonathan DRAKE and Mary SHONTZ. Unless
Charlotte married twice, I didn't turn up anything interesting on her.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sue Bundy [mailto:]
> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 9:17 PM
> Subject: [NYFL] Decker--Drake
> Looking for the parentage of both of my Great-Great-Great Grandparents.
> John S. Drake (born abt 1798 NY--died 20 April 1869 Rome, PA)
> married Charlotte Decker (born abt 1805 NY--died 10 March 1891 Rome, PA)
> Both are buried in Towner Hill Cemetery, outside of Rome, Bradford Co.,
> I believe they both lived in Tioga County, Ny before the part that
> Chemung County, Ny. They were married abt 1829/1830 and lived
> in Rome, Bradford County, Pa. all their lives. They are on the 1840,
> 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 census in Rome, Bradford Co., Pa.
> On all the census, their birthplace was given as NY and all their
> children were born in Rome, Bradford Co., Pa.
> Their children are:
> 1.) Samuel Drake born abt 1831 PA
> 2.) Mary Drake born abt 1833 PA
> 3.) Maria Drake born abt 1835 PA
> 4.) POLLY Drake born 10 Sept 1837 PA died 14 Nov 1919 Wellsburg, Chemung
> Co., Ny
> married Mark Conner/Corner and lived in Chemung Co., NY around town of
> all their lives* * * these are my 2nd Great Grandparents
> 5.) Jane Drake born abt 1838 PA
> 6.) Andrew Jackson Drake born abt 23 Feb 1839 died 26 Dec 1845, buried
> with parents
> at Towner Hill Cemetery.
> 7.) William Drake born abt 1844 PA
> 8.) Adaline Drake born abt 1845 PA
> 9.) Lydia Drake born abt 1849 PA
> Any help with the Decker's and Drake's would be greatly appreciated.
> Susan Bundy in Maryland