Nathaniel Drake Sr

1685–23 May 1769 (Age 84)
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Drake Sr was born in 1685, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Enoch Drake Sr, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Porter, was 30. He married Rebeckah Barber on 23 January 1706, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 23 May 1769, in his hometown, at the age of 84, and was buried in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Drake Sr
1685–1769
Rebeckah Barber
1690–1768
Marriage: 23 January 1706
Nathaniel Drake Jr
1708–1800
Josiah Drake
1711–1808
Samuel Drake
1713–1798
Rebeckah Drake
1715–1740

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 January 1706
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
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Parents and Siblings

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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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  • Nathaniel in entry for Rebeckah Drake, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Nathaniell in entry for Josiah Drake, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Nathaniel in entry for Samuel Drake, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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