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Mary Drake (Runyon)

Also Known As: "Martin"
Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Piscataway Township, East Jersey
Death: 1748 (70)
Hopewell, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Vincent Rongnion and Anne Runyon
Wife of Benjamin Drake, of Hopewell
Mother of John Drake, of Hopewell; Francis Drake; William Drake; Samuel Drake; Thomas Drake and 5 others
Sister of Vincent Runyon; Thomas Runyon; John Vincent Runyon; Derrick Runyon; Ann Elizabeth Leonard and 8 others

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About Mary Drake

Mary was not listed in the 1749 membership for the Hopewell Church when Rev. Isaac Eaton began keeping records. According to Monnette Mary and Benjamin were in the church records in 1715 and 1722-23. ("First Settlers of Ye Plantations, p 819)


On page 626, Monnette states:"It is strongly indicated that Mary became the (1) wife of Benjamin DRAKE b. ca. 1683, living 1740 and 1742, Hopewell, d. in 1763. (His) Will dated June 2, 1763, probated Aug 30, 1763, (ARCH., Vol. XXX, p 120) They joined church together in 1715 at Hopewell.


The date of Mary's death is unknown, although it had to be before 1749, as mentioned in the above statement regarding the recording of Church memberships in that year.


Mary was the seventh child of Vincent Runyon (Rognion) and Ann Martha Boutcher. (Monnette p 626)


She married Benjamin Drake, and they had 13 children: John, Benjamin, Francis, Rebecca, Zacharias, William, Rachel, Thomas, Nathaniel, Edmond, Daniel, David and Mary.

The family lived in Hopewell Twp., Hunterdon (now Mercer) Co., New Jersey.

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Mary Drake's Timeline

1677
July 2, 1677
Piscataway Township, East Jersey
1710
1710
Age 32
Of Stony Brook, Hunterdon, New Jersey
1712
1712
Age 34
Hopewell Twp., Hunterdon, New Jersey
1716
1716
Age 38
Hopewell Twp., Hunterdon, New Jersey
1719
1719
Age 41
Devonshire, Devon, United Kingdom
1722
1722
Age 44
Hopewell Twp., Hunterdon, New Jersey
1723
1723
Age 45
Hopewell, Hunterdon, New Jersey
1725
1725
Age 47
Hopewell, Mercer County, NJ, United States
1725
Age 47
Hopewell Township, Mercer, NJ, United States