Francis Henry Drake
born 08/21/1701 in Farway. Devon, England
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When Francis and his wife, Mary Buckingham, came to America, they brought along their 6 year old son James, plus Francis' brothers, Bamfield, Jr., and Joseph. When Mary Buckingham passed away, Francis married Sarah Douglas. He died in Edgecombe Co, VA (now Nash Co) and was buried near Drake's Bridge on Swift Creek, VA in 1763. It seems that an older brother John married Margaret Weldon in Devonshire, and at some later date the family went to America. We know that their daughter Margaret Weldon Drake married General John South around 1751.
Spouse ~ Mary Buckingham
born 1700 in Devon, England