Friday, November 21, 2014

52 Ancestors - #47 - Susannah Mitchell (1804 PA -1895 IN)

                Susannah Mitchell was born in November 1804 I Alleghany County, Pennslyvania to Amos Mitchell and Mary “Polly” Hillman. She married Gideon Drake on 30 October 1822 in Brown County, Ohio. 

                Gideon Drake and Susannah had at least ten children.

                Josiah Drake (1824-1915) who married Eva Jane Whitenack. I wrote a blog just on these two.

Amos Drake was born in 1826 in Johnson County. He married Martha Brian about 1846. They had at least four children. Amos died in 1914 and is buried in Brian Cemetery in Martinsville, Indiana.

Hiram Drake was born in January 1828 in Indiana. Hiram married Indiana Hayden about 1852 in Indiana. I believe they had three children and Indiana died in 1859. She is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana. Hiram then married Clara Armstrong in October 1860 in Johnson County, Indian.  They had one son, William Edgar Drake. In 1892 I believe Hiram then married Mary Ballenger Hann. Hiram died about 1903.

Polly Drake was born about 1832. I know nothing else about her.

John Drake may have been a twin of Polly. He was also born about 1832. He married Mary Jane Parks about 1858 and they had at least six children. John died in 1896 in Greensburg, Indiana and is buried in South Park Cemetery, Decatur County, Indiana.
Wesley Drake was born I January 1834 in Indiana. Wesley married Margaret Fitzpatrick in May 1859 in Johnson County, Indiana. She died soon thereafter; perhaps during childbirth. He married Susan McClain about 1861 in Indiana and they had at least three children. Wesley died in 1907 in Franklin, Indiana.

                Permelia was born in 1836 in Indiana. She married Christopher Columbus Burns in December 1854 in Johnson County, Indiana. I don’t believe they had any children.

                Charlotte Drake was born in January 1838 in Indiana. She married John Ballard in January 1859, probably in Indiana. They had at least four children. Charlotte died in 1913 in Franklin, Indiana, and she is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Indiana.

                Joseph Drake was born in May 1840 in Johnson County, Indiana. Me married Melissa Doble about 1861. They had at least two children. Joseph died I 1915 and is buried in South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Indiana.

Gideon Drake was born in 1845 in Indiana. I believe he married three times. Sarah M. Ralston about 1872 and Mary E. Moore about 1880 are two. He may have married Alice, last name and date unknown. I believe that Gideon had at least five children from the three wives. He died sometime after 1880, probably in Indiana.

Susannah died about 1895 in Indiana.

If you are researching any of these families, and would like to share information, please contact me. I have more information than is posted here.

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