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Re: Drake Family-Paul H.
In Response To: Drake Family-Paul H. ()

I don't know where you're getting this information on John Aaron Drake, Jr. mother but she was a Creives not a Chavis. Furthermore, I descend from John Jr. and Sr and my DNA tests show no Sub-Saharan nor does Harvey Morris who also comes from Drake Jr. and Sr. John Jr. mother was related to the Powhatan Tribe and was Algonquin. She was related to Pocahontas likely through the English Bollings. As for the mulatto business, you fail to mention that John Jr. was an Indian mulatto which allowed him to marry Rosalie Abshire in the Catholic Church. It was through the Catholic Church investigation that allowed this (LSU Archives). Also, John Jr. was born in North Carolina and his parents in Elizabeth City County, Virginia.

Clean it up Barbara.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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