Philip Drake

Michelle Rush/St. Charles, IL

Date: Friday, 5 March 1999 5:31

Philip Drake and Ann Drake were two of the founding members of the Bracken
Baptist Church when it was constituted in 1793 in the village of Minerva in
Mason County, KY. They had been dismissed from the Washington Baptist
congregation. He was apparently also a Baptist minister in the Washington and
then in the Bracken church. 

His name appears in the minutes of the Bracken Association of Baptists May
1799 representing the Lees Creek Church (near Dover) and the Richland Creek
Church. In 1801, 1802 and 1803 he represents the Lees Creek Church and in 1804
the Stone Lick Baptist Church.

In Spencer, History of Kentucky Baptists, p. 100: "Philip Drake was one of the
pioneer ministers in the Bracken Association. He appears to have been a
preacher of respectable gifts; but very little is now known of him. He was
several times chosen to preach before the Association, at its annual meetings,
and was a minister among its churches, at least as late as 1812."

 The information on Philip and Ann Drake is from Spencer, J.H.,
History of Kentucky Baptists from 1769-1885. 2 vols. J.A. Baumes. Cincinnati.
...vol. I pp. 264 and vol. II pp. 96, 97, 100.

   Mark Cox ( followed up with more info:

   Philip DRAKE Jr./Rev. (son of Philip Drake and Christian Dunn) was born 1
Jan 1742 Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ. He d after 17 April 1824 in Mason Co.,
KY.  WILL: Mason Co., KY, Will Book H-118. Will Dated 17 April 1824.

He m Ann LARUE b 21 Dec 1745 NJ d 5 August 1822 Mason Co., KY.

Two children:
     Hannah Drake b ca 1776 Mason Co., KY m James Carter 18 Oct 1792 Mason
Co., KY.
     John Drake b 15 Nov 1785 Mason Co., KY d 28 Dec 1823 Mason Co., KY. m 9
Aug 1808 Mason Co., KY Sophia Crosby.