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DRAKE CEMETERY, Garth Rd, HUNTSVILLE, MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA
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Cemetery overview photos: 8794/8795/8796/8797/8834/8835/8836/8837/8838/8839
Cemetery Signage: 8772/Drake history:8773/8774

CLOYD, Almira M., 12 Mar 1819 - 4 Dec 1837 8787/very old footstone initials A.M.C.: 8802
DRAKE, Agnes E.,
21 Oct 1824 - 25 Feb 1858, wife of John R. Drake, daughter of David & Sarah Shannon.
She was a faithful wife an affectionate mother & kind mistress, and a faithful Christian. - She died in peace and rests in Heaven - Her life extinguished on that noon - She bloomed at morn and died at noon -That life at dawning shone so bright. - Yet sank at noon in death's cold night. But stay impulsive sighing  weeping - She is not dead she is only sleeping  -When God's last trump shakes earth and skies - She with his saints will wake and rise. 8814/8815/8808/8809/8810/8811/8812/8813
DRAKE, George W.,
(birth abt 1815) - 27 Nov 1875 8816C/8816/8817
SACRED To the memory of My beloved Husband George W. Drake who died Nov 27, 1875. The Lord is merciful and gracious
DRAKE, James,
April 30th 17?_ - Died March 11th, (birth & death years not clear; [Ancestry.com=Garrett III Family Tree says: b. 1790 - d. 1832]. 8825/8826/8827/8828/8829/8830
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Here lies James Drake who was born in Botetourt County Virginia April 30th 17? _ _ Died March 11th _ _ _ _ (becomes unreadable after this)
DRAKE, Agness Neely, birth abt 1795 - died abt 1865, (after 1860 & before 1870; no inscribed gravestone found. added from census below)
DRAKE, John, Sr.,
5 Sep 1748 - 7 Feb 1839 Revolutionary War soldier of Virginia Plaque placed by the Huntsville Chapter of the D.A.R. 8778/8779/8780/8777
DRAKE, Lucinda Grinder,
birth & death dates unknown footstone initials L.D. remains  8775/8776
DRAKE, Rosanna Neely,
1784 - 8 Nov 1814 In memory of Rosanna Drake, Departed this life on 8th Nov 1814, Aged 30 Years. 8782C/8805/8781/8782/8783/footstone R.D.:8804
DRAKE, Rosannah E., 7 Sep 1816 - 3 Dec 1834. 8784/8785/8786/footstone R.E.D.:8803
DRAKE, Rhoda Ann, Consort of John N. Drake,
26 Jun 1821 - 13 Nov 1845, Aged 24, 4 Months & 18 days. 8789/8788/footstone R.A.D.:8801
DRAKE, Virginia A.
,
10 May 1851 - 8 Oct 1851, Infant Daughter of Geo. W. & Virginia A. Drake. 8791/8792
DRAKE, Virginia A.,
1825 - 1851 8790/very old footstone V.D. no old headstone: 8800
JONES, Mary A.,
birth unknown - 18 Feb 1862 Wife of Manson Jones. He giveth his beloved sleep. 8798/8799
SHANNON, John T.,
17 Aug 1829 - 8 Feb 1858. 8793/8794

Unknown slab - no inscription visible:8806/8807
Unknown tomb without inscription: 8818


Census 3rd Jul 1860, Southeastern division of Madison Co., Ala.,  Family #582
Drake, John R  48 (see inscription above for Agnes, at this point his wife Agnes 1824-1858 was already deceased)
Drake, Presley 17
Drake, James   15
Drake, David   13
Drake, Rhoda   11
Drake, John    10
Drake, Frank    8
Drake, Dow      2
Drake, Agnes   65 (Her gravestone not found above. see James Drake tombstone above; James Drake m. Agness Neely, 16 May 1815 Madison Co., Ala.)

Census 12 Dec 1850, Town of Huntsville, Madison Co., Ala., Dist 31,Family#491
Drake, Geo W.      35
Drake, Virginia A. 25
Drake, Edwin L.     5
Drake, George W.    2
Drake, Agnes,      65, Virginia (Evidently the same Agnes as in the John R. Drake household in 1860. So was she b. 1785 or 1795?)
Drake, Andrew,     25
Drake, Virginia,    7

Census 12 Nov 1850, 35th Dist, Madison Co., Ala., Family #226

Drake, John C  41, farmer, $500
Drake, Marthy  35
Drake, John C  14
Drake, Thomas  12
Drake, James   10
Drake, Tyra     8
Drake, Permelia 5
Drake, Frances  4
Drake, Agnes 3/12

Listings & Links developed by C Wayne Austin using photos dated 19 Oct 2013. Added here with appropriate commentary & editing 25 May 2014. Not listed in Dorothy Johnson's book.