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Asa Drake
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Birth: Dec. 13, 1765
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1849
Onondaga County
New York, USA

Another prominent settler of 1792 was Asa Drake, of the fourth generation from Benjamin Drake, who migrated from England to America in 1680. Asa Drake was born near Boston, Mass., December 13, 1765, and first visited this section in 1785, when he purchased of Capt. Elisha Harvey one-half of the latter's lot, No. 24, upon which he permanently located in 1794, bringing with him from the east a considerable store of household and other necessities. February 11, 1799, he married Experience Esty and they had six daughters and two sons. In 1806 he built a large frame barn and in 1811 a commodious brick house, the brick for which were burned on his own land, and which is still standing. Honest, hospitable, and enterprising, he was long an influential citizen, active in church and school affairs, and died here at the age of eighty-three. His grandchildren are Mrs. Martha Sherwood Edwards and Asa L. Sherwood, of Skaneateles, and the late wife of Gen. R. M. Richardson, of Syracuse, a daughter of the late Hon. Thomas Sherwood, of Jamesville. Another grandson, Capt. John Drake, son of the late E. Stephen Drake, of Jordan, was killed at Gettysburg, while leading his company in the 111th N. Y. Vols. 
Family links: 
  Nathan Drake (1731 - 1815)
  Jemima Drake (1732 - 1780)
  Experiance Esty Drake (1774 - 1844)
  Betsy Drake Sherwood (1803 - 1879)*
  Patience Drake Capen (1754 - 1829)*
  Bethuel Drake (1763 - 1817)*
  Asa Drake (1765 - 1849)
  Enoch Drake (1767 - 1826)*
*Calculated relationship
Pine Grove Cemetery
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Created by: BArnold
Record added: May 31, 2010
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Asa Drake
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