George King Drake

16 September 1788–6 May 1837 (Age 48)
Drakestown, Morris, New Jersey, United States

The Life of George King

When George King Drake was born on 16 September 1788, in Drakestown, Morris, New Jersey, United States, his father, Colonel Jacob Drake, was 56 and his mother, Esther Dickerson, was 31. He married Mary Alling Halsey on 14 October 1815, in Morris, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 6 May 1837, in Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

George King Drake
Mary Alling Halsey
Marriage: 14 October 1815
Edmund Burk Drake
Eliza Halsey Drake
Ann Mackenzie Drake
Marian McLean Drake
Mary Louisa Drake

Spouse and Children

14 October 1815
Morris, New Jersey, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Colonel Jacob Drake





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World Events (8)


Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1790 · Trenton - State Capital

Age 2

Trenton, New Jersey officially became the state capital in 1790. The first state governor would be William Livingston.

Age 15

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old English byname Draca, meaning ‘snake’ or ‘dragon’, Middle English Drake, or sometimes from the Old Norse cognate Draki. Both are common bynames and, less frequently, personal names. Both the Old English and the Old Norse forms are from Latin draco ‘snake’, ‘monster’ ( see Dragon ).2 English and Dutch: from Middle English drake, Middle Dutch drāke ‘male duck’ (from Middle Low German andrake), hence a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a drake, or perhaps a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a drake.3 North German: nickname from Low German drake ‘dragon’ ( see Drach 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Geo K. Drake in entry for Edmund Drake, "New Jersey, Deaths, 1670-1988"
  • George King Drake, "Find A Grave Index"

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