Capt Andrew Drake

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Capt Andrew Drake

  • Birth 20 Jan 1684 Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 2 Nov 1743 Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Edison, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 8057656

Captain Andrew Drake (1684-1743)

Birth:
Son of Captain George Drake (1651-1709) and Mary Oliver (1657-c1709).

Marriage:
He married Hannah FitzRandolph (1689-1742) and they had 12 children with eleven listed in his will: Johanna Drake (1705-?) married Tristum Manning; Jeremiah Drake (1707-c1759) married Martha Dunn; George Drake II (1709-1776) married Elizabeth Stelle (1711-1768); Mary Drake (1711-?) married Gershom B. Lee; Edward Drake (1713-?) married Mary Vail; David Drake (1715-1747) married Sarah; FitzRandolph (Randolph) Drake (1717-1791) who married Rachel Drake who was his cousin; Lydia Drake (1719-?); Susannah Drake (1722-1781) married Isaac Smalley, Jr; Sarah Drake (1724-?); Catherine Drake (1726-?) and Andrew Drake (1728-1731).

Burial:
Andrew Drake's grave has two tombstones, a large elaborately carved headstone and a smaller equally beautiful footstone. This footstone is a rare specimen, few from the 1700s survive intact and in situ. Most footstones in cemeteries were removed to make mowing the grass easier. This appears to be the second oldest extant tombstone in the cemetery. The oldest belongs to Elizabeth (1677-1731), the wife of John Sutton (1674-1750).

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  • Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
  • Added: 3 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8057656
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Andrew Drake (20 Jan 1684–2 Nov 1743), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8057656, citing Stelton Baptist Church Cemetery, Edison, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (contributor 46580804) .