William Drake Sr. was probably born 1758 Upper Makefield Twp. Bucks County, Pennsylvania and died before 1810 living on the Appalachian Mountains border of Bedford Co. PA and Allengany Co. MD.
William we believe was the son of Zachariah Drake and Elizabeth Blackwell married 1745 Hopewell, Mercer Co. NJ, the couple moved to Bucks Co. PA, the union included John, Benjamin, Robert, Jacob, Mary Ann Elizabeth and Hannah. Zachariah died 1766 and left a Will, which does not mention his sons William, Thomas and David.
The three brothers married the three Hinckle sisters of Frederick Co. MD William Drake Sr. married Elizabeth Hinckle 1780 which we have a document, they moved to Allegany Co. MD & six children, William Jr, Mary Doe 1800; Edward , Verlinda Beall 1824; George, Catharine Combs 1821; Sally, George Zimmerly 1809; Bersheaba, John Combs 1816. William Drake is on the militia rolls for Bucks Co. PA after 1776, which we believe to be William Sr. his father may have been Quaker.
Thomas Drake married Sarah Hinkle and David Drake married Margaret Ann Hinkle both couples left Allegany, MD moved to Jefferson CO. OH by 1800, Mary Ann Drake married William Hendrickson 1804 daughter of David/Margaret her cousin 1804 Jefferson, OH. moved to Washington Twp. Wayne CO. OH, purchased land called Drake Valley, 1825 Holmes County created and Eliphalet Drake laid out a village, 1828 named called Nashville.
We believe that Nancy Drake who married Robert Longshore Jr. of Bucks Co. PA, they moved to Frederick CO. MD before 1780 with her three brothers, moved to Allegany Co. where Robert died 1797, the only one with that name, many families and relatives moved to Ohio, for example Robert Longshore III born 1790 Green Co. PA died in 1841, Holmes, Ohio. William Drake Jr left Allegany, MD and moved to Nottingham, Harrison Co. OH.
The 1800 US Census of Cumberland, Bedford Co. PA William Drake has males age 0-10 2; 10-15; 26-44 1; females 0-10 4; 16-25 1 must believe wrong for Elizabeth. Descendants of Edward Drake and his uncle George Hinckle have land records that are split by county and state borders.
The 1810 US Census Elizabeth (Hinckle) Drake is living next to her brother George Hincke, a widow age 45 plus; two females; males 10-16 1 and 16-26 1. William and Elizabeth are believed to be buried in Hinkle/Snow Cemetery, Cumberland, Allegany Co. Maryland in unmarked graves. Many Drakes and Hinkles served in the Civil War.
The French and Indian Wars caused 1756 - 1763 caused many land owners to flee the Cumberland area, but not the Hinkle family who were faithful Quakers, George Rudolph Hinckle and Achsah Plummer married Jan. 1755 at the Frederick Co. VA monthly meeting the union produced 11 children, the family built a blockhouse for protection, used for the Revolutionary War and later the many battles of the Civil War. Today the area is a Maryland Historical Site.
Maryland State Archives, Allegany Genealogy Society, Familysearch.org, Rootsweb.com, Findagrave.com.
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