Moses Drake

November 1765–1836 (Age 70)
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Moses

When Moses Drake was born in November 1765, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Moses Drake, was 22 and his mother, Mary Shepard, was 21. He married Sarah Root on 8 April 1790, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1836, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Moses Drake
1765–1836
Sarah Root
1762–1846
Marriage: 8 April 1790
David Drake
1793–1858
Moses Drake
1794–1827
Elijah Drake
1794–
Francis Drake
1798–1833
Salley Drake
1800–
Hiram Drake
1801–
Samuel Drake
1803–1885
Oliver Drake
1805–1833

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 April 1790
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
children

(8)

    Male1793–1858Male

    Moses Drake

    Male1794–1827Male

    Elijah Drake

    Male1794–Male

    Francis Drake

    Male1798–1833Male

    Female1800–Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1776

Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 11

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 21

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Moses in entry for Samuel Drake, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Moses Drake in entry for David Drake, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Moses in entry for Saml. Drake, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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