Peter Montrose Drake, born June 16, 1847 in Dunn township, Haldiman County, Ontario, Canada. He was the 8th of 11 children. His father was Peter Drake, mother Sarah DeLair(or Alair) His grandfather was William Drake born sometime between 1725 and 1750. William is the Drake of mystery.
Who was William Drake? Who were his parents? Where was he born? Was his ancestry in the United States, possibly New Jersey? Two documents that identify a William Drake as Peter M. Drake's grandfather;the book, "Montrose a Family History" and a legal paper "Drake and Corey Line of Lineage."