son of Richard Drake. m. Sarah ?. [I don't think there is any
evidence the wife's name was Sarah}.
The grantee in Isle of Wight in 1713 was Thomas (TD) Drake,
probable son of John Drake and Jemima Parnell, the "TD" being
his distinctive mark.
i John b. 1695.
ii Aaron DRAKE b. 1685.
iii Richard b. 1677, This is Richard Drake "Junr" and he was
born about 1690, younger than Richard Drake, apparent son of
John Drake and Jemima Parnell.
i. Benjamin Thomas, the 3rd. b: 1768 Fauquier Co, VA (?) d: June
08, 1837, Columbia, SC. m. Elizabeth Hart, #2. Mary Grice.
(a) Keziah b: 1818 Richland Co. SC d: 1897 Columbia m.#1. Joseph
Schultz #2. Thomas Hughes.
(b) Thomas H., b: 1822 Richland Co, SC d: 1898 Richland Co, SC
m. Mary DUNCAN.
(c) Mary (1823-1901) m. George Washington HUGHES.
(d) John G. b: 1825 SC m. Unkn. Willis
(e) Hezekia Mordicai (1827-1898) m Martha Elizabeth Fetner
Their children: Geo. Washington, William, Mary Jane, Martha Ann,
Archibald Franklin "Archie", Burr John & Wm. Thomas
(f) Elizabeth T., b: 1828 d: 1912 Richland Co, SC m. Archibald
Campbell Fetner 11.
(g) Burr, (1832-1889) ma. #1. Louisa, #2. Mary Glaze.
Children: Daniel, Ella, Fannie, Louisa, Narrissa, Mary Keziah, &
(h) George M. (1833-1918) died in ANNISTON, ALABAMA.Buried @
Hillside Cemetery, m. Mary. Their child: Mary Lizzie ma. Edwin
The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research: SCMAR,
Volume II, Number 4, Fall, 1974, Williamsburg County Will Book A
(Continued from Vol. 2, p.156), SCMAR, Vol. II, Fall 1974, No.
Pages 175-176. Will of George McConnell Senr of Williamsburgh
district, being aged and at this time diseased and low in flesh.
If it be found that I have a legal right to the lands that I
claim on the south side of Black River (400 acres of which land
was surveyed for William Meek, and 200 acres surveyed for John
Lowry), my Executors are to sell said lands. To my Grand
Daughter Jane M. Hewit, all my Estate Real and personal forever,
but if my grand Daughter should contrary to inclination either
marry Elam Cheeseboro Burdick, or Eliphalet Hubbard Burdick, or
Frederick Allin Burdick, in that case my granddaughter shall not
inherit any of my property, but my Estate is then to be sold and
divided as hereafter directed. Should my above named Grand
Daughter die not leaving issue, all my personal estate shall
return to my sister Rachel McConnell, if she be alive at that
time. Should my Grand Daughter die without issue, my Negro woman
named Hetta and her increase should be the property of my Nephew
George McConnell, son of James McConnell. After the death of my
sister Rachel McConnell, all my estate she did possess shall be
equally divided between my three brothers children, viz, James,
Thomas, and Robert, designing Elenor Gotea to draw her Mother's
part. My sister Rachel above named shall live on my plantation
if she choose … My two Negroes named Jack and Flora shall be
permitted to live on my plantation and be plantifully fed and
comfortably clothed during their lives at the expense of my
Estate. My nephew George McConnell son of James McConnell, my
Priend Wm Wilson, executors, and my sister Rachel McConnell,
executrix. 6 Aug. 1816.
Elam J. Mills
John Matthews Senr
Proved 29 Nov. 1816: Page 176. Letters Testamentary to Rachel
McConnell, George McConnell, and William Willson, executors of
the Will of George McConnell Senr of Boggy Swamp. 29 Nov. 1816.
Page 177. Warrant for Appraisement on the Estate of George
McConnell Senr to Messrs Dr. James Bradley, William P.
McConnell, and Thomas Burrows. Appraisers sworn 7 Dec. 1816
before James Gibson, J. P.
Page 178. Inventory of the Estate of George McConnell Senr,
dated 7 Dec. 1816. 13 slaves named. Total evaluation, $5323.45.
Wm P. McConnell
Taped to the last page is the following newspaper article which
is not dated:
Mrs. Annie Cross
Mrs. Annie Cross died at a local hospital at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
She is surved by two sons, Ernest and Arthur Westall of Houston.
The funeral will be held at the chapel of the C. J. Wright
company at 3 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Father Daly will officiate.
Buried will be in Holy Cross cemetery.
(Note: Ms. Cross was Ann Elizabeth Tinsley, dau of Isaac T. and
Mary Ann Tinsley .)