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Job Drake

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
Death: December 9, 1789 (86)
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Job Drake and Abigail Alvord
Husband of Martha Drake
Father of Martha Drake and Augustine Drake
Half brother of Benedict Alford; Abigail Phelps; Alexander Alvord and Azuba Alvord

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Immediate Family

About Job Drake

Job Drake M, b. 18 January 1703/4, d. 9 December 1789. He was buried at Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

  • parents: Job Drake2 b. Oct 1678, d. 15 Oct 1712 & Abigail Wilson3 b. 3 Mar 1683/84, d. 30 Apr 1773


  1. Martha Moore, daughter of John Moore and Martha Farnsworth, at Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, on 16 November 1730. She was b. 28 Sep 1705, d. 22 Mar 1768


  1. Martha Drake b. 31 Oct 1731, d. 25 Jul 1765
  2. Augustine Drake+ b. 7 Nov 1742, d. 6 May 1777


  • On 3 July 1729 In a deed recorded on Simsbury, Conn. Land Records, vol. 5, p. 234, "I Mary Hoskins, widow of Windsor, alias Mary Wilson, formerly Mary Griffin, in consideration of ye love, good will, respect and affection that I have and do bear to my grandson Job Drake of said Windsor ye son of my daughter Abigail, ye wife of Benedic Alvord, - fifty acres of land in Simsbury." This land, Job Drake of Windsor sold to Benoni Griffin, 11 July 1740.3
  • On 2 February 1730/31 Job Drake the 2nd and his wife Martha Drake, alias Martha Moore, both of Windsor, in the County of Hartford and Colony of Connecticut, have received of Capt. Thomas Moore of Windsor, executor in the last will and testament of John Moore, Esq., late of sd. Windsor deceased, full satisfaction for and on the account of a certain bequest or legacy given by the sd. John Moore, Esq., in his last will and testament, unto the above named Martha with the respect to personal estate...Signed Job Drake 2nd, Martha Drake. Witnesses: Nathaniel Drake, Henry Allyn.6
  • On 11 February 1734/35 Mrs. Mary Moore of Windsor, "for love and affection to my son-n-law, Job Drake, and my daughter Martha Drake, his wife" deeded land in Windsor, Connecticut.3

His will was dated on 12 July 1784 Mentions "my grandson Elihu Drake, my other grandson, Job Drake, my grandaughters, Mary, Rhoda and Lucy Drake."3

  • It appears that Job is the illegitimate son of Abigail Wilson, by Job Drake (1678-1712). Frank B. Gay in The Descendants of John Drake of Windsor, page 26, places Job as no. 52, son of Job Drake (1678-1712) no. 51, but does not elaborate, nor does he suggest a mother. The will of Job Drake (1678-1712) does not mention Job or any other children, or a wife. His estate goes to his siblings. The will of Elizabeth (Clark) (Cook) Drake, mother of Job Drake (1678-1712) mentions her children and many grandchildren, but not Job. It appears that the Drake family did not acknowledge Job. The will of Mary Hoskins, mentions her grandson, Job, son of her daughter Abigail Alford, but does not give his surname. In 1729, the same Mary Hoskins deeds to her grandson, Job Drake, land in Simsbury.


  • Find A Grave, online , Retrieved November 2011. Job Drake. Mem. #8554425. March 24, 2004. Photo of gravestone, but difficult to read the inscription because of glare. A note states that he is a son of Job Drake & Elizabeth Clark, which cannot be correct. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  • Frank B. Gay, compiler, The Descendants of John Drake of Windsor, Connecticut (Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Co., 1933), page 26. Hereinafter cited as John Drake Desc.
  • Frank B. Gay, compiler, The Descendants of John Drake of Windsor, Connecticut (Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Co., 1933), page 41. Hereinafter cited as John Drake Desc.
  • Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation of Vital Records of Early Connecticut (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Corp., 2006), page 4198. Windsor VR. Hereinafter cited as Ricker Compliation.
  • Lorraine Cook White, compiler, Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Vol.55, Windsor (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999), page 78 (2:141) Job, m. Martha Moore, b. of Windsor, Nov 16, 1730. Hereinafter cited as Barbour Collection v.55.
  1. Charles William Manwaring A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Vol. 2, Hartford District 1700-1729 (Hartford, Conn.: R.S. Peck & Co., 1904), pages 413-415. Hereinafter cited as ECPR.


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Job Drake's Timeline

January 18, 1703
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
January 31, 1731
Age 28
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
November 7, 1742
Age 39
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
December 9, 1789
Age 86
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
Age 85
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States