Friday, October 3, 2014

52 Ancestors - #40 - Josiah Drake (1824 OH - 1915 IN)

Josiah Drake was born in May 1824 in Brown County, Ohio.  His parents were Gideon Drake and Susannah Mitchell.  He and his family moved to Indiana before 1845 because he married Eva Jane Whitenack [Whiteneck] in June 1845 in Union, Johnson County, Indiana.

Josiah served in Co I, 70th Infantry Regiment, Indiana, during the Civil War, and had an invalid application number of 376214 in June 1880. 

Josiah and Eva had seven children, although one, Robert, died in infancy.
William Gideon Drake (1846 – aft 2921) married a woman whose last name may have been Appleby.
Henry Drake (1848-1895) married, I believe, Katie Ryan.  I am looking for information about her because I may have a photograph of her and I would like to share this with her descendants.
Robert Marshall Drake (1850-1850)
Catherine Drake (1851-1921) married Rodman C. Coons.
Martha Ellen Drake (1853-aft 1921) married James N. Landsberry [ Lansberry] and I don’t believe they had any children.
Margaret Ann Drake (1860-1935) married Sheldon W. Griffin and I don’t believe they had any children.
Luna “Lena” Estelle Drake (1867-1938) married Charles Y. Trice.

Josiah died on 6 February 1915 in Johnson County, Indiana.  A very nice obituary is posted on FindAGrave for him, providing some great information about his life.

I would love to collaborate with you if you are interested in this family.