Monday, March 2, 2009

Pioneers of Old Hopewell With Sketches of Her Revolutionary Heroes By Ralph Ege

Pioneers of Old Hopewell With Sketches of Her Revolutionary Heroes By Ralph Ege: "within a radius of five miles now numbers over two hundred thousand inhabitants and includes some of the largest and most flourishing manufactories in the country In 1814 Nathan Drake sold the undivided tract of the David Larison farm to Benjamin Blackwell of Hopewell for the sum of six hundred and fifty pounds the deed stating explicitly that it was equal to one thousand seven hundred and thirty three dollars and thirty three cents The removal of the family of Nathan Drake to Lexington Ky and the subsequent marriage of Mrs Drake to David Stout of Lexington is given in our last The name of Judge Jared Sexton has been frequently referred to in connection with the settlement of estates etc in previous articles and after the death of Hon John Hart Judge Sexton was one of the most conspicious public men in this part of Old Hunter "

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