Abijah Drake III

1787–6 June 1869 (Age 82)
Putney, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life of Abijah

When Abijah Drake III was born in 1787, in Putney, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Abijah Drake II, was 22 and his mother, Lucy Whitcomb, was 22. He married Abigail Smith on 3 April 1817. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Sugar Grove, Kane, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Kane, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 6 June 1869, in Mayfield Township, DeKalb, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Kingston, DeKalb, Illinois, United States.

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Abijah Drake III
Abigail Smith
Marriage: 3 April 1817
Sylvia Drake
Emily Drake
Horace N Drake
Hiram Drake
Carlos Drake
Marinda Drake
Nelson Horace Drake

Spouse and Children

3 April 1817
Hartford, Windsor, Vermont


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World Events (8)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 0

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

Age 4

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.

Age 25

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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)

  • Abigah Drake, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abijah Drake, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alijah Drake, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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