Thank you for visiting this site.  I hope you will find information here that will be beneficial to your family research.   My name is Don Drake and I am descended from Benjamin Drake of Carter County, Tennessee through his son Abraham.  I am also descended from George Robinson, a blacksmith, from New Garden, Russell County, Virginia.  You may reach me using the contact form.

        This site is best viewed with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768.  Other resolutions will work but you will have to scroll to the right and left to view some of the image and menu screens.

        I have included scanned images of many of my source documents.  These include census reports, marriage licenses, death certificates, military service records, pension applications and much more.  NOTE: Many of these images open in separate windows.  To close these windows and return to your previous page, simply "click" the small "X" in the upper right-hand corner of the image's screen.

        Feel free to download any of the images you need, that's why they are here.  If something is copyrighted, I have tried to include the source.  If I have neglected to give the proper credit for anything on this site, please let me know.

        Please check out the section titled "Things I Would Like to Know."  I have many questions and hope that someone might have the answers. 

        I have also included a section with some of my favorite links.  If any of them are broken . . . let me know. 

        On page 2 of this introduction, you will find short biographical sketches, including surnames researched, of Durell Drake and Mabel Robinson to whom this site is dedicated.


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