Person:Ezra Drake (2)

m. 30 Nov 1758
  1. Ezra Drake1769 - 1841
m. 5 May 1801
  1. Elijah Drake1796 -
  2. Nelson DRAKE1798 -
  3. Amanda DRAKE1801 -
  4. Sarah Abbye (Abba) DRAKE1803 - 1889
  5. John DRAKE1805 -
  6. Mercy DRAKEAbt 1805 - 1862
Facts and Events
Name Ezra Drake
Gender Male
Birth? 12 Oct 1769 Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 5 May 1801 New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticutto Elizabeth Ferris
Death? 19 Jul 1841 New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
Burial? Lower Merryhall Cemetery, Ne Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut

So far I have been unable to find documentation that explains the discrepancy between the marriage date and the birth dates of the oldest three children. No one up to this point has been able find any documents that prove that Sarah Abbye Drake is actually the daughter of Ezra and Elizabeth. Many have tried, especially in order to become members of the Mayflower Society.

From the History of New Milford, Ct. by Samuel Orcutt: Page 365 and 366A Baptist meeting-house was erected in 1823, on land now included in the Lower Merryall Burying-place, which continued until within a few years. The lease for the land on which it stood was given March 28, 1823; and a part of it reads: "I Julius Stone . . . . . in consideration of the denomination of Christians called Baptists, wishing to build a house of Public Worship on my land; and believing that said house will be of public use and benefit to all Christian denominations, therefore I do appropriate, let and lease --- and the same is herby appropriated to the use and purpose of a meeting-house for religious purposes, to stand upon." The occupancy of the ground was to be "without rent, pay or compensation" so long as used for such a purpose. The Burying-place now occupying the site of this Baptist church wasestablished after the meeting-house was built. The first burial was made in it in 1834. It is one of the finest appearing, and has some of the most costly and elegant monuments of which the town can 367In memory of EZRA DRAKE who died July 19, 1841 aged 73 years.In memory of ELIZABETH wife of EZRA DRAKE who died Sept. 11, 1866 Aged 91yrs 4 mo & 12 ds.MERCY DRAKE Died June 15, 1862, Ae. 57.MARTHA A wife of NELSON P DRAKE Born Dec. 12, 1821 Died Jan. 25, 1849.How short the race our friend has runCut down in all her bloomThe course but yesterday begunNow finished in the tomb.