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Lewis and Gertrude Drake of Port JervisNew York & famliys

Updated March 25, 2002

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Drakes and DeVores were amoung the first settelers in the upper deleware River region.

They arrived around 1680, the deVores and Drakes are rumored to have inter married with the indiginous deleware -Lenni-Lenape tribes.

Remaining working poor through my fathers generation (Lewis G.Drake
my father was the greatest man I ever met in my life.
He was a war hero (wwwii) and after expierencing what happens to poor boys in war time he came home to oppose segeration, and his family's own involvement with the KKK!
My mom was the Catholic girl he loved!She was the best!
I miss them and all my relatives begore my generation with the exception of my aunt Mary who willbe another year older on April 1st she was born in 1917, is dead!

So if your roots can be found here and our work can be of some
help in your serch,
you have total permission to use what you need.
The drakes (Ralph,Kara,Caley & Ben

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