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Family of Ralph DRAKE and Catherine HUSSELTON

Husband: Ralph DRAKE (1797-1872)
Wife: Catherine HUSSELTON (1796-1873)
Children: Daniel DRAKE (1822-aft1880)
Reuben Golden DRAKE (1824-1888)
Andrew J. DRAKE (1826-1900)
John Mellick DRAKE (1827-1907)
Enoch DRAKE (1828-1901)
Ralph Rafe DRAKE (1830-1913)
Hannah DRAKE (1835- )
Catherine DRAKE (1837- )
Joel DRAKE (1839- )
Marriage 1822 (app) New Jersey

Husband: Ralph DRAKE

Name: Ralph DRAKE 1
Sex: Male
Father: Daniel DRAKE (1758?-1800)
Mother: Frances GOLDEN (1776?-aft1811)
Birth 8 Sep 1797 New Jersey 2,3
Burial 1872 (age 74-75) Oakland Cemetery
Death 28 Sep 1872 (age 75) Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa

Additional Information

Burial Manchester, Delaware, IA

Wife: Catherine HUSSELTON

Name: Catherine HUSSELTON 4
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1796 New Jersey 2,5,6
Death 4 Jan 1873 (age 76-77) Infirmary--Perry County, Ohio 7

Additional Information

Death Cause: Disability

Child 1: Daniel DRAKE

Name: Daniel DRAKE 4,8
Sex: Male
Spouse: Amanda HOPE (1831- )
Birth 8 Jan 1822 New Jersey 8,9
Occupation Carpenter
Death aft 1880 (age 57-58)

Child 2: Reuben Golden DRAKE

Name: Reuben Golden DRAKE 4
Sex: Male
Spouse: Matilda Ann SANDERS (1827-1888)
Birth 27 Nov 1824 Hunterdon, New Jersey 10,11
Burial May 1888 (age 63) Sugar Grove Cemetery 12,13
Death 24 May 1888 (age 63) Kickapoo, Vernon, Wisconsin 14,15

Additional Information

Burial Kickapoo, WI

Child 3: Andrew J. DRAKE

Name: Andrew J. DRAKE 2
Sex: Male
Spouse: Lucinda CLARK (1834-1902)
Birth 8 Apr 1826 Somerset, New Jersey, USA 2,16
Burial Feb 1900 (age 73) Oakland Cemetery
Death 30 Jan 1900 (age 73) Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa 16,17

Additional Information

Burial Manchester, Delaware, IA

Child 4: John Mellick DRAKE

Name: John Mellick DRAKE 18
Sex: Male
Spouse: Susanna STORTS (1833-1918)
Birth 22 Jul 1827 Pennsylvania 2,19
Burial 1907 (age 79-80) Pleasant Mound Cemetery
Death 1 Nov 1907 (age 80) Marietta, Crawford, Wisconsin 20

Additional Information

Burial Crawford, WI

Child 5: Enoch DRAKE

Name: Enoch DRAKE 21
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: Mary LYONS (1830-1876)
Spouse 2: Susannah NUTTER ( -bef1907)
Birth (1) 7 Nov 1828 Pennsylvania, USA 4,16
Birth (2) 7 Nov 1828
Death 29 Dec 1901 (age 73) Crawford, Wisconsin 22,23,24
Burial 1901 (age 72-73) Christ Cemetery

Additional Information

Burial Marietta, Crawford, Wis.

Child 6: Ralph Rafe DRAKE

Name: Ralph Rafe DRAKE
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: Aurilla MCDONALD (1834-1882)
Spouse 2: Mary J. OSBURN (1842-1916)
Birth 12 Mar 1830 Pennsylvania 2,4,25
Burial 1913 (age 82-83) Maplewood Cemetery
Occupation Farmer
Death 24 Jun 1913 (age 83) Monroe, Perry County, Ohio 26,27

Additional Information

Burial New Lexington, Perry Co., Ohio
Death Cause: Obstructive Jaundice

Child 7: Hannah DRAKE

Name: Hannah DRAKE 2,4
Sex: Female
Birth 1835 Perry, Ohio 2,4,13

Child 8: Catherine DRAKE

Name: Catherine DRAKE 2,4
Sex: Female
Spouse 1: George DELONG (1833?- )
Spouse 2: Benjamin SMITH (1833?- )
Birth 1837 Perry, Ohio 2,4

Child 9: Joel DRAKE

Name: Joel DRAKE 2,4
Sex: Male
Birth 1839 Perry, Ohio 2,4,13

Note on Husband: Ralph DRAKE - shared note

Ralph was living with son, Daniel Drake in Clay twp, Adair Co., Missouri in the 1860 and 1870 Adair county censuses. Records from the Oakland Cemetery in Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa indicate that Ralph was buried there in 1872. His son, Andrew and his family were living in that location. When Ralph moved there is unknown.

Migration path: Family in New Jersey before 1827

Pennsylvania by 1827 (John Mellick gives birth place as PA)

Family is found in the 1830 Federal Census for Salem Twp,

Luzerne Co., PA

Ohio by 1835 (Hannah birth place Perry, Ohio)

Missouri by 1860. (In Adair Co., Missouri by 1860 census)

Ralph left Adair Co., MO after the 1870 Census and went to Manchester, Iowa to be with his son, Andrew J.


Catharine Drake died in Jan 1873. Her records at the infirmary at the time of her death stated that she was a widow. That would confirm that Ralph died between 1870 and 1873.

Note on Wife: Catherine HUSSELTON - shared note

Catherine was listed as "insane" in the 1850 Census for Perry County, Ohio. She is found in the 1870 Census for Perry County among residents in the Infirmary. According to the Perry County Record of Deaths for 1867-19__ , Catherine died

4 January 1873, a widow. Age was 77 years. (Ledger 1, pg 66, Register 6)


1Documents relating to the Colonail, Rev., and Post-Rev. History of NJ 1791-1795, "Will of Daniel Drake dated 24 Dec 1799 : Proved Jan 23, 1800". New Jersey Calendar of Wills 1796-1800 Book 38 Pg 426 File1916J.
Text From Source: Son, Isaiah, to have horse my brother Enoch gave my two sons, if he pays my son Ralph for his half.
2"1850 Census- Monroe, Perry, Ohio".
3"Oakland Cemetery Records-Manchester, Delaware Co., IA". Text From Source: Ralph Drake Sr. Sept 8, 1797-Sept 28, 1872 Grandpa
4"LDS Ancestral File".
5"Perry Co, Ohio-Record of Deaths 1867 to 19__ Ledger 1; Pg 66; Register 6".
6"1870 Census-Perry Co, Ohio".
7"Perry Co, Ohio-Record of Deaths 1867 to 19__ Ledger 1; Pg 66; Register 6". 77.
Text From Source: Drake, Catherine. Female, white, widowed; died 1-14-1873, age 77 years. Place of death: Infirmary. Cause of death: disability.
8"1860 and 1870 Censuses - Clay Twp, Adair Co, Missouri".
9Vera Morgan Knowlton, "Vera Morgan Knowlton". Text From Source: Records of Ohio Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, Sunday Creek, Perry Co., Ohio: Daniel Drake listed as a resident. Birth Date 8 January 1822.
Email Vera E. Knowlton
10"Vera Knowlton". Text From Source: Reuben Golden Drake b. 27 Nov 1824 in New Jersey.
11"Reuben Golden Drake's Bible pages". Text From Source: Reuben Golden, son of Ralph and Cahtarine Drake, was born Nov 27th 1824.
12"1888 Newspaper "The Censor" Kickapoo, Vernon, Wisconsin".
13"Dale Jones--Drake Newsgroup".
141888 article in "The Censor" Vernon County, Wisconsin, "Newspaper report on murder of Reuben, wife Matilda, and 2 grandchildren". Text From Source: On Thurs evening, the 24 of May 1888,two Christian people were shot down like brutes, and their young grandchildren slaughtered like sheep. Reuben Drake and wife, Matilda A. were among the ealy settlers in Kickapoo Valley.
15"Dale Jones--Drake Newsgroup". Text From Source: Ralph Drake family group sheet
16"Funeral Memorial Card in possession of Sandra J. Paser".
17"Oakland Cemetery Records-Manchester, Delaware Co., IA". Row 13 Plot 72.
Text From Source: A.J. Drake May 22, 1826-Jan 30, 1900 Father Note: Birth date from funeral card would be 8 April 1826,
18""Ancestry" File#F3831D - Submitted by Susan Mortenson".
19"Adair County, Missouri: County Census 1860".
20"Christ or Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Crawford Co., WI Tombstone Inscriptions". Text From Source: Drake, John M. July 22, 1827--Nov 1, 1906; son of Ralph & Mary Huseletons
21"Jerry L. Clark--Lyons Descendant-Has Copies of Lyons Bible pages". Email address:
Text From Source: Eve Apple and Thomas Lyons had a daughter, Mary Lyons who married Enoch Drake.
22"Funeral Memorial Card in possession of Sandra J. Paser". Text From Source: Drake, Enoch Nov 7 1828--Dec 29 1901
23"Christ or Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Crawford Co., WI Tombstone Inscriptions". Text From Source: Enoch Drake; Nov 7, 1828--Dec 29, 1901
24Ibid. Text From Source: Drake, Enoch Nov 7, 1828--Dec 29, 1901
25"1860 and 1870 Census-Perry County, Ohio".
26"Perry Co, Ohio-Record of Deaths 1867 to 19__ Register #36".
27"Maplewood Cemetery List , New Lexington, Perry Co., Ohio". 145.
Text From Source: Drake, Ralph 3-12-1830 d1913.


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