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1. Admiral D Drake was born on Nov 22 1839 in Craig County Virginia. He died on Jan 9 1925 in Young's Bottom,Kanawah County West Virginia..
9th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry
UNION WEST VIRGINIA VOLUNTEERS
1st Regiment, West Virginia Veteran Infantry
Organized November 9, 1864, by consolidation of 5th and 9th
West VirginiaInfantry. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry
Division, West Virginia,to January, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st
Infantry Division, West Virginia, toApril, 1865. 1st Brigade,
4th Provisional Division, West Virginia, toJuly, 1865.
SERVICE.-Duty at Beverly, W. Va., Cumberland, Md., and
other points inthe Dept. of West Virginia till July, 1865.
Mustered out July 21, 1865.
Admiral married (1) Rachel Ann Carper on Jan 31 1864 in Roane County West Virginia. Rachel was born on Oct 19 1849 in Craig County Virginia. She died on Jun 20 1887 in Hurricane Creek,Roane County West Virginia.
They had the following children:
i. Lucretia Helen Drake was born on Feb 28 1867. She died on Aug 25 1942.
ii. Flemon Erastis Drake was born on Feb 4 1868. He died on Jan 18 1956.
iii. Lula Drake was born on Mar 5 1870 in Hurricane Creek,Roane County West Virginia.
Lula married James Adkins .
iv. Lydia Drake was born on Sep 30 1872.
v. Louisa Drake was born on Sep 28 1877 in Hurricane Creek,Roane County West Virginia.
vi. Cora Bell Drake was born on Jul 11 1879.
Admiral married (2) Mary Hobbs on Jul 16 1887 in Roane County West Virginia.
They had the following children:
vii. Bertha Ann Drake was born on Apr 26 1888 in Hurricane Creek,Roane County West Virginia.
viii. Virginia Sue Drake was born on Dec 12 1890 in Hurricane Creek,Roane County West Virginia.
ix. Abury Allan Drake was born on May 18 1892 in Roane County West Virginia.
x. Florence Jean Drake was born on Oct 16 1892 in Roane County West Virginia.
xi. George Washington Drake was born on Jun 10 1894 in Hurricane Creek,Roane County West Virginia.
xii. Wilbur Patrick Drake was born on Jul 29 1895 in Hurricane Creek,Roane County West Virginia.
xiii. Mary Mattie Drake was born on Dec 17 1900 in Charleston Kanawha County,West Virginia.
Flemon married Lyda Ellen Jett daughter of John Marion Jett and Delilah Fern Norman on Mar 26 1893 in Roane County West Virginia. Lyda was born on Feb 5 1872 in Doddridge County,West Virginia. She died on Jan 22 1956 in Clio,Roane County West Virginia.
Mrs. Liddie" Jett" Drake, born Feb. 5, 1872 and entered into
rest,January 22, 1956 at the age of 83 years, 11 months and
7 days. She wasborn in Ritchie County, daughter of the late
John and Delila Norman Jett.She was a member of the
Hurricane Baptist Church and a member of theHarley
Surviving are four sons, Ora, Gay, Orvile and Earl Drake, all
of Clio;three daughters; Mrs. Delpa Burns and Mrs. Elsie
Shafer of Clendenin andMrs. Flotie Douglas of Belle; four
brothers, Otha and George Jett ofClio, Garfield of Clendenin
and Arley Jett of Detroit, Michigan; two halfbrothers, Willie
Jett of Parcoal and Cecil Jett of Clendenin; twosisters, Mrs.
Alice Lewis of St. Albans and Mrs. Mary Butler ofCharleton;
twenty six grandchildren; forty five great grandchildren
andfive great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Her husband, Mr. Fleming E. Drake, entered into rest last
Wednesday,January 18 1956.
Romey married Dora Ellen White daughter of Albert White and Laverne Lesther. Dora was born on Feb 6 1897 in Kanawha County,West Virginia.
World War II Army Vet
Served in the 2nd Armored Div (Hell on Wheels)
Maintenance Batt. Company B
He Saw action in Holland, Belgium, Germany, France and
Carl married Virgie Ocie Armstead daughter of Rev. Benjamin Howard Armstead and Lula Belle Ashley on Jul 11 1950 in Dunbar,Kanawha County West Virginia. Virgie was born on Jun 29 1925 in Hurricane Creek,Roane County West Virginia. She died on Aug 26 1999 in Roane County West Virginia. She was buried in 1999 in Payne Cem Clio,Roane County West Virginia.
Sharon March 8, 1828. This may certify that at this time Captain
Friend Drake and Miss Sarah Swift both of Sharon are lawfully
married before me. Jeremiah Draper Justice of the Peace.
Sharon March 31, 1828. To Capt. Jeremiah Richards Town
Clerk of Sharon. Sarah Was his first wife,Sally Donaldson [my G.G. Greandmother] was his second wife