Mar 2, 1897
MrJacob White, Mabee, Ont
Dear Sir, your favour is to hand and noted. I have been looking over the
dates of the different John Drakes the nearest I can find is this 2nd Jacob
Drake, son of old John Drake - had a son , Paul. Drake had a son named
John Drake who was born Oct 23, 1783. You have it 1782. I am right for I
have the names of all of Jacob's children and there was a girl born in 1782
if you do not belong on this branch or if this is not the John I do not know
where the John is to be found of whom you speak - but I think it is this
one all right. Now you trace your record back from yourself to this John
if you can and see if you can find out what his father's name was.
[and then on the back of the paper she put a list -kmb]
Line as I have it.
1. Anneke Jans Bogardus born 1605 her son
if you can trace to this I think you will be right but find your dates