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Col Jacob Drake
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Birth: Apr. 21, 1732
Death: Sep. 18, 1823

Col. Jacob Drake, my 4th great-granduncle, was the son of Abraham Drake (Abt 1708-) and Elizabeth Lindsley (Abt 1710-).

Abraham and Elizabeth had five other children: Abraham, III, Hezekiah, Miriam, Silas, and Julius.

Jacob's first wife, Charity Young Drake, died in 1776 at 32 years old. There is no record of any children by this marriage.

Sisters Charity and Anne Young married Jacob and his brother Abraham Drake respectively; sisters marrying brothers.

Five years after Charity's death Jacob married Ester Dickerson (1757-1819), daughter of Capt. Peter Dickerson and Ruth Coe, on December 13, 1781 when he was 49 years old and she was 24.

Jacob and Ester had eight children: Rachel, Hancock, Jacob, Clarissa, New Jersey Supreme Court Judge George, Silas, Peter, and Eliza.

Colonel Drake bought 502 acres of land in 1789. The house he built is still standing on Emmans Road. I remember visiting my grand-uncle Edson Hilts who lived in that same house.

Colonel Drake was described as "a man of large business and influence and gave his name to the village of Drakesville, now called Ledgewood". He is said to have kept a tavern, and 1779 tax records show him owning a sawmill and gristmill. Col. Drake commanded a regiment duting the American Revolution, and served as a New Jersey assemblyman from 1776-1778.

No stone or other grave marker could be found for Jacob, although his name is listed in the transcribed records from Succasunna Presbyterian Churchyard as being buried here. 
Family links: 
  Abraham Drake (1708 - 1759)
  Elizabeth Lindsley Drake (1710 - 1734)
  Charity Young Drake (1744 - 1776)
  Ester Dickerson Drake (1757 - 1819)
  George King Drake (1788 - 1837)*
  Eliza Drake Woodruff (1794 - 1826)*
  Abraham Drake (1730 - 1806)*
  Jacob Drake (1732 - 1823)
  Hezekiah Drake (1734 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Marvin Hilts
Record added: May 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14364581
Col Jacob Drake
Col Jacob Drake
Added by: Marvin Hilts
Col Jacob Drake
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- Lion & Lamb
 Added: Mar. 14, 2016
RIP 2nd cousin 8x removed. may ye be united with family above and may family here on earth be united as well even if distant like ye are to me.. Thank you for all you did..
- tina quay
 Added: Apr. 15, 2014
Col. Drake commanded a regiment during the American Revolution, and served as a New Jersey assemblyman from 1776-1778.
 Added: Nov. 21, 2011
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