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    1. [DRAKE-ENG-USA] Where does this line come from?
    2. Janet
    3. When I hired a researcher in Hunterdon Co., NJ, to get the facts on my initial lineage line to a Revolutionary War ancestor, she sent all the information from N.J. end, also a picture of his tombstone; by great luck this was also her husband's lineage. So I hope I stand on solid ground when I state my #1 of several since proved ancestors who either fought or served in some way during the Revolution was: Drake, Thomas - b. 6 Aug. 1762 - Hunterdon Co., NJ; d. 8 June 1825 - Hunterdon Co., NJ m. 1 Mar 1785 - Elizabeth Reeder (1767-1809 - in Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., NJ) This researcher gave me what she had as his ancestry - and I'll try to enter bare bones, without naming children of each generation other than the one I needed for my line. Parents of my Thomas Drake: Daniel Drake (14 Nov. 1732- 8 Feb. 1818, NJ) m. 1754 - Hannah Anderson (1736-1774) Parents of this Daniel Drake: Benjamin Drake (1683-1763, Piscataway,NJ) m. - Mary Runyan (1677-?) Parents of this Benjamin Drake: the Rev. John Drake (1655-1740, NJ) m. 7 Jul 1677 - Rebecca Trotter (1655-5 Jul 1755????, NJ) [I can't read my writing for wife's death date - can anyone supply?) Parents of the Rev. John Drake: Francis Drake, Capt. (d. 1687 - Piscataway, NJ) m. Mary Walker (b. Co. Meath, Ireland - d. 29 Jul 1688, Piscataway, NJ) Parents of our Capt. Francis Drake (as close as our line got to water?) Robert Drake (christened 23 Jul 1581, Halstead, Devonshire, England; d. 14 Jan. 1667/1668, Exeter, New Hampshire) If this connects in any way to Sir Francis Drake, I wouldn't mind knowing. It was simply my researcher's unproved word that, in spite of Sir Francis's lack of legal children, Robert quite possibly was related in some way to him. Thank you for any assistance; please correct any misinformation and fill in any blanks I had to leave. My N.J. researcher (Betsy Erickson) worked with the Piscataway/Hopewell Hunterdon Co. Museum, moved to Florida years ago, and I've had no contact since. Janet McCrosky

    04/11/2011 05:35:19