Looking for info on ALFRED ABERNATHY DRAKE. He had a sister named ELIZA that married a CROCKETT. According to the 1880 census (LIMESTONE COUNTY TEXAS, page 318)his parents were born in Tennessee. He was 28 in 1880. He married FLORENCE ELIZABETH JOHNSON. She was born on June 22, 1859 in Alabama and died on May 16, 1939. According to the 1880 census Florence's parents were born in Alabama. In 1880 Florence was 20 years old. She had a brother who had seizures and fell in a well and died.
According to the 1880 census a brother in law, Matt Johnson age 27 was living in the home with Alfred and Florence.
The census listed the next family as Fletcher Drake and his wife Nancy, age 34. He was born in Texas and his parents were born in Tennessee. She was born in Alabama and her parents were born in Alabama. Listed in their home was a 13 year old step son named Willie Donell who was born in Alabama. Also listed was an Anthony Johnson age 19. He was listed as a farming assistant and not related to the family.
At one time Alfred and Florence lived in Marietta, Oklahoma. They moved to Minco, Oklahoma and then moved back to Marietta. They finally moved to Alex, Oklahoma.
Their children were:
Willie Eliza born 1883 Erath County Texas, married Oscar Arnold Milliken. She died at Dibble Oklahoma in 1973
Fannie born 1879, married John Bryant
Tishua Lou born 1885, called Tish, married Jess Moore
Bettie born 1888, married John Hess
Birdie born 1890, married Jess Watkins
Bessie born 1896, married Silas Trammel
Dovie Born 1898, married Arch Wilkerson
Alma born 1900, married Robert Watkins
Dorothy born 1902, called Dottie, married Lon Arington