When James D. Draper was born on 21 December 1806, in Floyd, Floyd, Oneida, New York, United States, his father, Nathan Daniel Draper, was 24 and his mother, Cynthia Potter, was 19. He married Betsey Clark in 1834. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1870. He died on 7 July 1884, in Floyd, Floyd, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Holland Patent Cemetery, Holland Patent, Trenton, Oneida, New York, United States.
English: occupational name for a maker and seller of woolen cloth, from Anglo-Norman draper (Old French drapier, an agent derivative of drap ‘cloth’). The surname was introduced to Ulster in the 17th century. Draperstown in County Londonderry was named for the London Company of Drapers, which was allocated the land in the early 17th century.