Daniel Drake

27 April 1805–1 June 1869 (Age 64)
Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Daniel

When Daniel Drake was born on 27 April 1805, in Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Dennis Drake, was 36 and his mother, Phoebe Chelter, was 27. He had at least 2 daughters with Abigail Cook. He died on 1 June 1869, in Athens, Ohio, United States, at the age of 64.

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Daniel Drake
Abigail Cook
Minerva P. Drake
Amanda M. Drake

Spouse and Children


    Abigail Cook




    Minerva P. Drake


    Amanda M. Drake


Parents and Siblings


    Phoebe Chelter




    Elizabath Drake


    Joel Drake


    Anna Drake


    Betsey Drake


    John Washington Drake


+9 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1810 · Change of capital city

Age 5

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 20

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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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