Acknowledgments & Thank Yous
(This page will forever be . . . Under Construction.)
My biggest concern about this particular page is that I will undoubtedly forget someone whose help was indispensable. Nevertheless, I would like to thank the following:
Alan, Jack and Francie for the hard work on the Drake DNA project.
Roy Andrews for the maintaining The Drake Family Genealogy World Wide Web Site.
Lynn Bain for maintaining the Benjamin-Drake list, for keeping us all honest when it comes to documentation and for the Randolph Drake Bible.
Jack Drake (again) for maintaining the Official Drake DNA Site.
John Drake for providing the Widow's Pension Applications of Sarah Brown Drake.
Leo Drake for his passion for the work, his love for our ancestors and the restoration of the Drake's Cliff Cemetery.
Richard O. Johnson for providing the Jacob Drake letter.
Tom Justice for his hard work on the Justice families.
Barb Marshall for putting up with all of us on the Drake list and trying desperately to keep us "On Topic."
Suzanne Miller for providing the estate inventory of Abraham Drake and the bill of sale between Henry Masengill and Isaac Drake for the girl, Patty.
Suzanne Murray for finding the Nelson v. Powell lawsuit.
Page Nickell for the Nelson Family Bible
The National Archives staff for permitting access to the handwritten copies of the Official Records regarding the Battle of Shiloh.