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Drake Family-Paul H.

Was going over some records, and went back to your site to get the info you show for Aaron Drake, (See below *****) and there is some potential confusion...
The Aaron Drake who is my ancestor and was born in 1740s was the father of John "Aaron" Drake who was born in South Carolina... Aaron's wife was Charity Chavis, Free Mulatto born in VA, as was Aaron, [according to LA church records from 1800 and 1803 found in university library in Florida].. This Aaron was dead before 1830..But son John "Aaron" Drake was still there, and had daughter Marie Rachel Drake who married John Dial..John "Aaron"'s wife was Rosalia Abschier (aka Abshire/Abcher/Ibschier).....John and Rosalia had daughter Sharafina Drake, who married Jeremiah Goins (Gowen)..This is my direct line of Drake...On the marriage permission record (1800) and the actual marriage record (1803) the parents of bride and groom were stated as well as their places of origin..Rosalia Abshire's father, John Abshire (probably originally Ibschier), was 'from" PA, and her mother, Francesca Hargraves was from VA..My maternal line runs thru Francesca, who was Jewish. [DNA] Likely the father John Ibschier was also Jewish, but I have not yet found a direct male line descendant from John Ibschier/Abshire/Abcher who has had a DNA test done...
I don't know of John Aaron Drake (who married Rosalia) having married again..I believe he had a son also named John tho..So this could be the one who married Sarah Ashworth...and the one who is on the 1830 census..


Members of the Drake family were
i. Aaron, born say 1747, a "Mulato" taxable in Bladen County, North Carolina, in 1768 and 1772 [Byrd, Bladen County Tax Lists, I:5, 82]. He was probably the ancestor of Aaron and Marie Rachel Drake. Aaron was head of a St. Landry Parish, Louisiana household of 3 "free colored" in 1830 [LA:26]. He married Sarah Ashworth, 26 November 1831 Opelousas marriage. Marie Rachel married John Dial, 30 August 1822 Opelousas marriage [Opelousas Courthouse License nos. 46, 79].
ii. Susanna, a "Mulatto" ordered bound by the churchwardens of Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia, to William Mitchell on 24 September 1776 [Orders 1776-86, 6].

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