Person:Elijah Drake

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Elijah Drake


 Farmer and Planter

Born:May 16, 1793, Botetourt County, VA
Died:June 17, 1848, Madison County, AL
Buried:Drake Cemetery on Garth Rd., Southeast of Huntsville, Madison Co., AL
Son of:Captain John Drake
Father of:Rev. John Henry Drake


Notes:

•  Son of Capt. John Drake, Sr. and Jean Neely. - Heritage

•  Elijah married Elizabeth Wills Buford (May 11, 1807 - Oct. 17, 1865) on June 4, 1822 in Madison County, AL. She was the daughter of Henry and Jane (Sherman) Buford, Madison County, Alabama. - Heritage

•  Children born to Elijah and Elizabeth:
     1. James Monroe b. 4-4-1823 d. 10-18-1843
     2. Jane Elizabeth b. 4-15-1825, d. 11-30-1858
     3. John Henry b. 3-23-1827 d. 3-31-1888
     4. Zacheriah Newton b. 5-1-1829 d. 9-21-1859
     5. William Able b. 1-27-1831 d. 5-14-1864
     6. Charles Duncastle b. 1-12-1833 d. 9-5-1833
     7. Thomas Benton b. 10-8-1835 d. 10-11-1903
     8. Elijah Wesley b. 5-2-1837 d. 10-13-1862
     9. Francis Caroline b. 4-18-1839 d. 1-1874
     10. Charlotte J. b. 9-24-1841
     11. Mildred P. b. 12-8-1843
     12. Robert Jess b. 1-27-1847
     13. Julia Ann b. 12-8-1844
     14. Albert Wade Niland b. 3-17-1848 d. 10-5-1931
Ancestry.com claims sixteen children were born to Elizabeth and Elijah Drake. - Heritage

•  "Elijah, at one time, owned approximately 2600 acres of land in Haden, Alabama, now Big Cove Community." - Heritage


Related Links:
•  Ancestry.com - Page owned by William Drake and requires Ancestry.com membership to view.
•  Find A Grave - Page by Sidney Allen, March 26, 2006
•  Heritage - The Heritage of Madison County, AL by Madison County Heritage Book Committee, submitted by Howard W. Drake, printed in 1998, pp. 167-8.


The Following Pages Link to this Page:
•  Captain John Drake
•  Rev. John Henry Drake



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