Some misc. notes re : Robert Adair.
Recorder of Deeds Office - Bucks Co, Doylestown, PA
Deed Book 20, page 272 - 3 Mar 1784 –
Robert ADAIR of Middletown Twp
to Robert Drake "now of Newtown, Cooper"
90 pounds, 1 acre in ATTLEBOROUGH in Middletown Twp.
Zachariah Drake, b. prior 1725, probably Hopewell Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, d. 1766 (will), Upper Makefield Twp, Bucks Co, PA.
On 17 June 1749 he joined of the Hopewell Baptist Church.
(Gedney, "Pioneers of Old Hopewell", p. 131).
Will of Zachariah Drake of Upper Makefield, Bucks Co, PA,
signed Jan 28, 1766; proved Apr. 12, 1766.
Exrs: Wife Elizabeth Drake, bro. Daniel Drake of Hopewell in W. New Jersey,
friend Joseph Hamton (Hampdon / Hampton ?) of Wrightstown.
Wit: Saml Merrick, Robert Comfort, James McNair.
Registered Will Book C, p.141 #1191.
Zachariah Drake m. Elizabeth Blackwell
(dau of Robert and Elizabeth Blackwell of Hopewell).
Children: (1st two, at least, born Hopewell, NJ)
1. Jacob Drake, b. Jan. 13, 1746, m. Elizabeth NEELY
2. John Drake, b. Sep. 5, 1748, m. Jane NEELY
3. Benjamin Drake
4. Robert Drake, b. 1752
...- m. 1) Sarah Paxson (see above deed from Robert Adair)
5. Elizabeth Drake, unm; will 1839, Middletown, Bucks Co.
.... Exr: Joseph Watson son of John Watson, Middletown.
.....Wit: John Watson Jr, Thomas Longshore.
6. Mary Drake, unm.
7. Ann Drake possibly m.1798 Joseph Hayhurst,
...Middletown Monthly Meeting, Bucks Co.
...(Pa. Archives 2nd ser. v.9, p.226),
8. Hannah Drake
Deed Book 27 p. 57 - Feb. 18, 1792
Heirs of Thomas Paxton, heir of Wm Paxton formerly of Middletown...
including Robert Drake & Sarah his (1st ?) wife.
Deed Book 30 p.154 - Mar. 6, 1799
- Robert Drake of Attlebury & Rachel his (2nd ?) wife
to Wm Paxton (sells the land bought in 1784 from Robert Adair).
Perhaps another connection to Robert Adair may be
when he witnessed (?) the will of Robert McCleland.
Also, in the PA Land Applications, Cumberland Co. :
Joseph Neely, 300 acres, Peters Twp.
William Holiday(rel. of Adair ?)
signed - Charley Neely.
Neely may have been in the Colonial Militia,
1740 Cecil Co, MD, under Capt. Edward Jackson.