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John R. Drake, Warren County, Ohio
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Transcription contributed by Martie Callihan 1 December 2004

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Turtlecreek Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)

Page 735

JOHN R. DRAKE, liveryman, Lebanon, was born in Warren Co., Ohio, March 15, 1844, his father, John, was born on the farm where he now lives, in August, 1805, and, in 1832, he married Sarah Evans, a daughter of Thomas Evans, of Pennsylvania. She came to Ohio with her brother at an early day. They were the parents of six children. Our subject worked upon the farm until 26 years of age, going to school during the winter months. On the 7th of April, 1870, he married Miss Ella B. Clegg, daughter of John and

Page 736 Rebecca (Owens) Clegg, of Dayton, Ohio, by whom he has had two children, Lydia and Rollin. In 1869, he entered into the hardware business in Lebanon with R. B. Corwin, but six months afterward withdrew and returned to the farm, where he remained two years: he then moved to Dayton, and, in company with John Mull, Esq., embarked in the grocery business, in which he continued three years, and again returned to the farm. After two years spent on the farm, he purchased the livery stable of John H. Evans, Esq., of Lebanon, where he now holds forth. In May, 1864, he enlisted in Company F, 146th O. N. G., and, after four months’ service, was discharged at Camp Denison, near Cincinnati, September, 1864. He is a warm-hearted, social gentleman, a good citizen and a thorough business man, understanding his business in every particular and conducting it with good financial success.

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