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In Response To: Re: Chavis/Chavers/Chavus ()
hey, i dont know how correct this info is or whether or not this might be your ancestor, Aaron Drake. But I thought it might be. This comes from John Heineggs website on the Drake family.
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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