Elizabeth Drake

about 1767–
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Drake was born about 1767, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jonathan Drake, was 45 and her mother, Christina Kermer, was 41. She married Frederick Flyen in 1786, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Frederick Flyen
1765–
Elizabeth Drake
1767–
Marriage: 1786
J Eveanna Flyen
1787–1858

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1786
Pennsylvania, United States
children

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siblings

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 9

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 33

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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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