Daniel Drake

1789–22 December 1851 (Age 62)
Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Daniel

When Daniel Drake was born in 1789, in Vermont, United States, his father, Seth Drake, was 28 and his mother, Chloe Prentice, was 23. He married Patience Perkins on 2 December 1813, in Norwich, Windsor, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Townshend, Windham, Vermont, United States in 1800 and Hartford Township, Trumbull, Ohio, United States in 1824. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 22 December 1851, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Daniel Drake
Patience Perkins
Marriage: 2 December 1813
Jasper Joseph Drake
Diantha Drake
Daniel Newell Drake
Sarah Drake
Orson Perkins Drake
Horace E Drake

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  • Marriage
    2 December 1813Norwich, Windsor, Vermont, United States
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    World Events (7)

    Age 0
    George Washington elected first president of United States.
    1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State
    Age 2
    On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
    Age 19
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English drake, either ‘drake, male duck’ (compare Duck ) or ‘dragon’ (Old English draca ‘snake, dragon’ or the cognate Old Norse draki), including an emblematic dragon on a flag (compare Dragon ). Both the Old English and the Old Norse forms are from Latin draco ‘snake, monster’; its sense as a nickname is unclear but it may have had the sense ‘standard bearer’. The name was taken to Ireland in the 13th century and reinforced by later English settlers in the 17th century.German: from Low German drake ‘dragon’, familiar as image on signboards, hence a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or inn with such signboard.Dutch: variant, mostly Americanized and Flemish, of Draak, a cognate of 2 above, from draak (Middle Dutch drake) ‘dragon’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (58)

    • Danl Drake, "United States Census, 1800"
    • Daniel Drake, "United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914"
    • Daniel Drake in entry for Horace Drake, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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