Enoch Drake

15 February 1761–19 October 1822 (Age 61)
Hopewell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Enoch

When Enoch Drake was born on 15 February 1761, in Hopewell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, Thomas Drake, was 37 and his mother, Dorothy Van Kirk, was 29. He married Catharine Stout about 1779, in Hopewell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 19 October 1822, in his hometown, at the age of 61, and was buried in Hopewell Baptist Meeting House Cemetery, Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Enoch Drake
1761–1822
Catharine Stout
1762–1841
Marriage: about 1779
John Drake
1780–1866
Benjamin Drake
1782–
William Drake
1784–1879
Benjamin Drake
1787–1883
John S. Drake
1788–1866
Benjamin Van Kirk Drake
1794–1872
Anna Susan Drake
1797–1885
Peter VanKirk Drake
1799–1875

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1779
Hopewell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
children

(8)

    John Drake

    Male1780–1866Male

    Benjamin Drake

    Male1782–Male

    Male1784–1879Male

    Male1787–1883Male

    John S. Drake

    Male1788–1866Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1775

Age 14

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
1776

Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780

Age 19

Sometimes referred to as the "forgotten victory", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit

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 (3)

  • Enoch Drake in entry for Benjamin V. Drake and Sarah B. Stillwell, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Enoch Drake in entry for Benjamin V. Drake and Sarah B. Stillwell, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"
  • Enoch Drake, "BillionGraves Index"

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