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Notes for Asher K DRAKE


The first 2 children listed belong to Asher's first wife as Asher and Mary did not marry until about 1858.

Residents & events:

1860 Concord Twp, Ross Co, OH. At census time Asher was 25, Mary only 21. Their children were Eliza J, 7; Mary, 5; Susan, 1, and Rue A, 2 mo.

1870 Broullitts Creek Twp, Edgar Co, IL. Having moved west before the next census, the household that year included: Asher, 35, a farmer, wife Mary m, 35, and children, Mary A, 15, Susan, 11, Rhoda A, 10, Lydia M, 8, Louisa C, 7, Asher Jr, 5, Sarah L, 3, and Leana B, 1.

1880 Same place. That year the census said: Asher at 46, still farming, Mary M, 41, Asher, 15, Sarah, 13, Leah B, 11, Emma C, 4, and Edward E, 1. Asher was still farming.

1900 Still there. The census taker recorded: Asher, 66, married 40 years, still farming; Mary M, 62, birthed 11 children but only 9 survived. Living at home were sons Edward E, 21, and Clarence, 20, as well as two grandsons, Milton Wilburn, 13, and James Drake, 10.
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