John Drake born in England (guess at 1725) unknown wife
- Drake roll call Jan 99

From: Thomas Fiske
Subject: [DRAKE-L] Roll Call
Date: Saturday, January 30, 1999 8:58 AM

Dear Listers,

As one of the Orphan Brigade (Drakes without origin) I have only a short
list.  Unfortunately, it begins with John.  This information comes from
old family papers:

John Drake born in England (guess at 1725) unknown wife

James Francis Drake born in England (About 1749) Married Ann Nancy Bruce
around Culpeper VA abt 1767.  Two children, died in Scott Co., KY in
1808, according to Co. records and will.  Two children:

Thomas Drake, b about 1768 and Elizabeth Betsy Bruce Drake b 1771.

Thomas married Racheal Peak and had three kids:  Henry Bruce, Jane and
Franky.  He died in Scott Co., KY in 1818.

Betsy Bruce married Lewis Vallandingham and produced ten kids.  I came
from one of these, and other Henry Bruce.

Family papers also pointed to a relationship to the SFD family.  It is
possible (forgive me, Paul Drake, for I am about to sin) that due to
timing, place of origin and the site of VA, that my john was a son of
the elusive Bamfield Drake, Jr. (just conjecture, but there is no one

Tom from KY