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J. N. Drake, CSA Veteran

The Dillon Herald, Dillon, South Carolina
October 12, 1922, Vol. 30, No. 12

Col. J. N. Drake Dies.
Was Planter and Prominent in
Marlboro County

Bennettsville, Oct. 7 - Col. J. N. Drake died this morning at 9 o'clock at the Drake colonial home, twelve miles south of Bennettsville.

Col. Drake was universally liked and beloved. He was appointed on Governer's Ellerbe's staff with the rank of colonel. He was the son of Major, Jack Drake, who was a large planter and slave holder prior to the civil war. Col. Drake was in his seventy-second year. He was a twin brother of Mr. James A. Drake of this city.

Col. Drake married Miss Sallie Gibson, who died several years ago. One son and three daughters survive. All are married. Col. Drake represented Marlboro County two years in the House of Representatives and for many years was Democratic chairman of Marlboro county and was a member of the State Democratic executive committee. He had been quite ill for about four weeks. He was an elder in the Presbyterian church. He will be buried tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock at the family cemetery, known as Spring Hill, this county.

Transcribed by Helen B. Moody from the microfilm at the Dillon Library, Dillon, South Carolina.

Submitted by Helen Moody, 22 Dec 2003.


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