Thomas DRAKE, SR.

Name of Patriot: Thomas Drake, Sr.
NSSAR Patriot # P-150240

Submitted by: Michael Wayne Barrett

Thomas Drake, Sr., was born in Piscataway, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, on July 13, 1728, son of Jonathan Drake Sr (1689-1754) & Mary (Clawson) Drake (c1686-1762). He likely spent his early years in colonial New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, and Loudoun Co., Virginia.

At the age of 31, he married Miss Eurah (Humphrey) in Chester Co., Pennsylvania, on March 4, 1760 (by LDS Ancestral file) & October 14, 1760 (by Pennsylvania Marriages).

Thomas Drake was a soldier in the Revolutionary War from Loudoun Co., Virginia, and furnished supplies as patriotic service. (Service Source: Abercrombie & Slatten, VA Rev Pub Claims, Vol. 2, pg 606) (DAR Ancestor # A033498)

Thomas Drake was listed on the 1771 & 1772 Loudoun Co., Virginia, tax lists [VA Early Census Index/Rental Rolls]

Thomas Drake was deeded 476 acres of land in Loudoun Co., Virginia, "adjoining those of his and Butchers and Richards," the consideration being 340 pounds with date of conveyance 1795. (Loudoun Co., VA, Deed Book W, pg 132) (Gibbens-Butcher Genealogy, pg 170)

Thomas Drake is listed on the 1810 Loudoun Co., Virginia, census (Free White Male, age 45 & over)

Thomas Drake, Sr., was a Presbyterian.

Thomas Drake, Sr., died in Loudoun Co., Virginia, on July 25, 1811, and he is buried in the Loudoun Cemetery in Loudoun Co., Virginia.

Thomas Drake of Loudoun Co., Virginia, wrote his last will on April 4, 1804; This will was probated on October 12, 1811, and lists: my beloved wife Urice Drake; my grandson James Heaton Drake; my son Thomas Drake; residue of my estate to be divided into 5 equal parts, and that each of my daughters Hannah Butcher, Tacy Combs, Deborah Richards may have a fifth part, and unto my said grandchildren that my daughter Susannah had by her first husband David Hopkins; my 3 grandchildren that my daughter Uru had by Daniel Glasscock; my daughter Susannah formerly Hopkins now Leonard; my wife Urie Drake and my sons Thomas and Jacob executrise and executors of this my last will and testament.

His wife/widow, Eurah (Humphrey) Drake (1739-1817), was a Baptist, and she died in Loudoun Co., Virginia, on February 02, 1817, and is also buried in Loudoun Co., Virginia.