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Hannah Drake (Moore)

Birthplace: Southwold, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Deacon John Moore, I and Dea. John Moore's wife
Wife of John Drake
Mother of John Drake; Job Drake; Hannah Higley; Enoch Drake; Ruth Barber and 6 others
Sister of Thomas Moore; Elizabeth Case; Abigail Bissell; Mindwell Bissell (Moore) and John Moore, Jr.

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About Hannah Drake

Children of John Drake and Hannah Moore

John b. 14 Sep 1649

Deacon Job b. 15 Jun 1651, d. 19 Apr 1733

Hannah b. 8 Aug 1653, d. 4 Aug 1694

Enoch b. 8 Dec 1655, d. 21 Aug 1698

Ruth (our line) b. 1 Dec 1657, d. 13 Nov 1731

Simon b. 28 Oct 1659, d. 21 Dec 1711

Lydia b. 26 Jan 1662, d. 7 May 1702

Elizabeth b. 22 Jul 1664

Mary b. 29 Jan 1666, d. 2 Dec 1728

Mindwell 10 Nov 1671, d. 1 Mar 1736

Capt. Joseph b. 26 Jun 1674, d. 14 Jan 1754


[S52] Henry R. Stiles History of Ancient Windsor II, Vol. II:Pg. 178/Family 3.

[S578] Frank B. Gay, John Drake, page 5.

[S578] Frank B. Gay, John Drake, Page 6.

She is referred to as the "daughter of Deacon Moore".

Hannah was the daughter of John Moore. She was born in England and came to Dorchester, Massachusetts with her father, two sisters and grandfather about 1630. This would indicate that her mother had died in England sometime prior to 1630. The family came to Windsor, Connecticut, with the first settlers. There is a partial record in Windsor of her father's marriage to an Abigail in 1639, but daughters Hannah and Elizabeth are too old to have been born from this marriage.

Hannah married John Drake in Windsor on November 30, 1648. John was the son of John & Lettice Shakespear Drake, born in Warwickshire, England. John & Hannah had 11 children. In January of 1670, Hannah, along with the wives of Nathaniel Loomis and Lieutenant Filer, had crossed the Connecticut River on a neighborly errand. On their way back across the river, their canoe was hit by an ice floe, and all three were cast into the freezing river. All three were miraculously rescued by Nathaniel Bissell and an Indian, who were in another canoe on the river. The story of the rescue was written by Increase Mather, and titled "Remarkable Providences". Both John and Hannah died in Windsor, Hannah on February 16, 1686, John late in 1689.

Information for this biography from "The Descendants of John Drake of Windsor, Connecticut" by Frank Gay; Early Connecticut Probate Records; the Early Records of Windsor, Connecticut; "The Great Migration Begins" by Robert Anderson and "History & genealogies of Ancient Windsor" by Stiles.

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Hannah Drake's Timeline

December 29, 1627
Southwold, Suffolk, England
December 29, 1644
Age 17
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
December 29, 1644
Age 17
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
December 29, 1644
Age 17
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
December 29, 1644
Age 17
Salem, Essex, MA
December 29, 1644
Age 17
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
September 14, 1649
Age 21
Hartford, Connecticut Colony
June 15, 1651
Age 23
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
August 6, 1653
Age 25
Windsor, Connecticut Colony