Tuesday, November 4, 2008

History of South Carolina By Yates Snowden, Harry Gardner Cutler, Lewis Publishing Company

History of South Carolina By Yates Snowden, Harry Gardner Cutler, Lewis Publishing Company: "JESSE WADE DRAKE is a representative of the third generation of the Drake family to live in Anderson County and his own worthy part in local affairs has been played chiefly as a farmer on the place where he was born in Varennes township He was born January 21 1878 a son of Thomas Franklin and Florence Snipes Drake both natives of Anderson County His grandfather Alexander Drake was born in Ireland in 1818 came to America when a young man settled in Anderson County and spent the rest of his life there dying at the age of eighty four Both he and his son Thomas F were Confederate soldiers He married Jane Emmerson a native of Anderson County and daughter of Colonel Emmerson Florence Snipes was a daughter of Matthew Snipes of Anderson County Jesse Wade Drake one of five children three sons and two daughters grew up "

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