Joseph Dake of Stowe in Lamoille County & State of Vermont being in a very infirm state of health and sensible of my liableness to sudden death at the same time being of sound mind do judge it best to make and accordingly do make herein and hereby this my last will and testment It is my will that all my just debts and the charges of my funeral be paid and discharged by my executor hereinafter named and appointed out of my estate as soon as conveniently may be after my decease and it is my will that suitable grave stones be erected at my and my wifes graves I give and dispose and devise all of my estate both real and personal after paying my just debts funeral charges & gravestones as follows.
I give and devise to my daughter Mahitable Dake for her services and labour for me for a number of years just past the sum of forty dollars the remainder and residue of my estate both real and personal
I give and devise to my children in equal proportions and the children of those that have or my die before my decease meaning and intending to divide the estate aforesaid equally between Sally Nelson wife of Moses Nelson of Waterbury Polly Demeritt wife of Amos Demeritt of Eden Vermont Benjamin Dake of the State of Wisconsin Joseph Dake Jr of the State of New York Mahitable Dake of Stowe Vermont Thompson Dake of Waterbury Vermont and the children of my late son Joel Dake late deceased
It is my will to give my estate above to my children and grandchildren their heirs and assigns
I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my friend Asa R. Camp of Stowe Executor of this my last will and testment
In testimony whereof I hereto set my hand and seal and publish and declare this to be my last will and testment this 10th day of September A D 1858
Joseph Dake LL
Signed sealed and published & declared by the
Said Joseph Dake as his will and testa-
ment in presence of us who have hereunto sub-
scribed our names as witnesses thereof at the
request and in the presence of the said test-
ator and in the presence of each other
W H H Bingham
Noah C Butts
Isaac S Pratt
The grave of Joseph Dake located in an old cemetry near a country road up in back of the Village of Stowe, Vermont. Joseph Dake son of Joseph and Mary Button Dake was born at Windsor, Vermont in 1782. Died at Stowe, Feb. 20, 1859.
Stowe VT Map
From: Vermont Historical Gazetteer, Vol. II, Abba Hemenway
In 1803, a military company was organized in town, commanded by the following named officers: John Seabury, Capt.; Daniel Lathrop, Lieut.; David Moody, Ensign. This company continued in existence until the war of 1812, during which four or five of its members were drafted in the service.
When the battle of Plattsburg occurred, Sept. 11, 1814, there were two military companies existing in town; one was called the "Light Infantry" and the other, "The Floodwood." Besides, there were a few men who belonged to an organization, existing in Washington County, called the "Light Horse." The British came into Plattsburg on Freeman's meeting day, the first Tuesday of September. On Wednesday following, cannonading was distinctly heard at Stowe. About midnight, Wednesday, some of the citizens of the town were aroused, and informed of the condition of things at Plattsburg, and the country adjacent. The night was dark and rainy, and the roads were very muddy. No one had any authority to call out a single man, and no military officer attempted to call out any man, or exercise any control over them.
However, a portion of both military companies, and one or two of the horse company, and perhaps a few men belonging to no company, in all about 50 men, got together in a short time, and in the night, without rations, guns or ammunition, and some of them poorly clothed, and scarcely shod at all, started for Waterbury, through the woods, which then inclosed nearly the whole way. Their tramp, for it could not be called a march, through the mud, with the rain occasionally pouring down, was any thing but pleasant for men, even with stout hearts, inspired by the most patriotic motives. They reached Waterbury about day-light, and found portions of companies form Montpelier, Middlesex, Waitsfield, and other towns in Washington County, who had come there under circumstances similar to their own, gathered together on a plat of ground, in a sort of parade, and Col. John Peck was then making a speech to them. They joined the throng, which were advised by Col. Peck, to make the best of their way to Bullington, without regard to order, and rendezvous near the college.
They started from Waterbury, and on their way, got a little something to eat, in the houses along the road, as they could find any thing. At the time, one Eldridge kept a hotel about three miles east of Burlington, at which place they arrived about night, and endeavored to obtain permission to rest their weary bodies, on and about his premises. It seems he had little sympathy with them, in their efforts, and refused to have them on his premises. They told him plainly they would not be refused, and they filled his barns and sheds with lodgers; some of the Stowe men found in the morning that they had slept under the droppings of the turkey roost. In the morning they roused, and at nine o'clock were gathered in parade at Burlington, near the college. Here Col. Peck made a speech to the men, in which he signified his purpose to cross the lake to Plattsburg, with such men as saw fit, voluntarily, to follow him. He said he would not even advise any man to go, who was not inclined to do so, or even who feared he might be sorry, if he did.
To determine who was disposed to follow him, he requested that, when he pronounced the word "march" , those who were not inclined to go, should step three paces in the rear. When the word was given, more than one half remained firm in their position. At this time, there were about 150 men on the ground, and at Burlington, from Stowe. Some had started later in the night than the first squad and some the next day, and others still later, even up to Sunday. Col. Asabel Raymond, Captain of the "Floodwood" company, returning home from Boston Saturday night, started, the same night, for Burlington. Not reaching his command in time, the men from both companies submitted to the command of the officers of the "Light Infantry" company. After ascertaining who was going to cross the lake, they drew their rations. The eatable was whet bread. They procured some pork and beef, and a large kettle for boiling it; and had but half boiled it, when the drum called them to march to the wharf, to be ready for crossing. They put their half-cooked meat in bags, and some of the men swung them over their shoulder, and as they walked, the grease dropped down their backs on to their heels. The loaves of bread, which were very large, were carried by thrusting a stick through them, and shouldering them. On their way to the wharf, they drew their guns, which had just been returned from Montpelier, where they had been sent, for greater safety. Friday night about sundown, as many as could, went aboard the watercraft, which was to convey them across the lake. This craft was an open-top sailboat, with much the appearance, when viewed from the shore, of a common sheep-yard. Up to this time, the men had eaten little or nothing that day. When the boat had been sailing about two hours, it was be-calmed and began to leak. The men were called upon, and to make any considerable progress, were obliged to bail and row by turns, all night. Saturday morning about daybreak, they reached "Ketchum's Landing" in Peru, as they did not choose to go direct to Plattsburg. About 40 men from Stowe, crossed in this boat. More come over Saturday and Sunday. The main battle, which was on Sunday, was fought and decided by the defeat of the British forces, without the men from Stowe being called into actual fight; though they were in situations of danger, and were among the flying bombs and bullets. None of them happened to be killed, or wounded.
On the following Wednesday, they recrossed the lake in a sloop, delivered their guns back at the arsenal, and came home on Thursday following. Many men from this town, who denied to cross the lake to Plattsburg, could not find conveyance. Those, and such as did not desire to cross, having heard the news of victory, came home early in the week.
Under the act of Congress passed many years since, providing for the payment of one month's wages, to those who were "actually in the battle of Plattsburg," all who volunteered, at Burlington, to cross the lake, received pay; it being considered that, in legal contemplation, they were actually in the battle. By a more recent act of Congress, each of them, also, received a warrant for a quarter section of public land.
|Shadrack Dake and wife Sally (Boyngton) Dake|
ABDD. SHADRACK DAKE
Shadrach was born on Nov. 20, 1784 in Windsor, Vt. to parents Joseph Dake and Mary Button. He served in the War of 1812. (Pension No. 16796). He married Mary (Polly) Allen in Washington Co., N.Y.(she was previously the wife of John Dake of Greenfield, N.Y and the daughter of Ebenezer and Sybil Allen) They moved to Macombe, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. There he married Sarah (Sally) Boyington; they had one son (she died in Oct. 1877). In 1823 he sold land in Saratoga Co., N.Y. Later he married Mary Lamond; they had one daughter. Finally he married Electa Petrie; they had two daughters. He died on Jan. 29, 1872 in the Town of Macomb, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y and is buried in the Macomb 1st Cemetery.
|Shadrack Dake and wife Mary (Smithers) Dake|
ABDDAA. Charles E. Dake
Charles was born in 1868 to parents Shadrack Dake and Sarah Boyington Dake. He married Elizabeth A. Richardson (she was born in 1866 and died in 1947). He died in 1936.
ABDDB. Mary Dake
Mary was born to parents Shadrack and Mary Lamond. She married Paul (last name unknown).
ABDDC. Barbara Dake
Barbara was born to parents Shadrack and Electa Petrie.
ABDDD. Electa Dake
Electa was born to parents Shadrack and Electa Petrie.
Asenath was born on Feb. 26, 1829 in Canada to parents Shadrack and Sarah (Boyington) Dake.
ABDE. EBEDNIGO M. B. DAKE
Ebed was born in 1786 in Vershire, Orange Co., VT to parents Joseph Dake and Mary Button. He moved to Erie Co., N.Y. with his parents in the Spring of 1810. He married Hannah (?) about 1812. He served in the War of 1812 with the N.Y. militia. (Pension No. 14577). In the 1820 census, he was listed as living in Holland, Niagara Co., N.Y. (2 males under 10; 1 male 10 to 16; 1 female under 10; and 1 female 16 to 18, probably his wife.) On March 10, 1821 he witnessed the will of John Colby in Holland, N.Y. In 1827 he was listed as living in Machias, Cattaraugus Co., N.Y. and owned eighty-eight acres (eight improved). In the 1850's they moved to Wisconsin. In the 1850 census of Herman, Dodge Co., WI Ebed was listed as living with this daughter and her family. His wife must have died some time before. He died in 1859 at Herman, Dodge Co., WI
ABDFBEA. Margaret Zyta Dake
Margaret was born on Feb. 19, 1904 in Erie Co., N.Y. to parents Grant U. and Clara Steck Dake. She married Olin West. (He died on July 17, 1968). At one time she lived at 149 Center St., Waverly, N.Y.
ABDFBEB. Elloise B. Dake
Elloise was born on July 29, 1905 in Erie Co., N.Y. to parents Grant U. and Clara Steck Dake. She married June 25, 1931 to Elmer V. Trew. She lived at Gunbarrel Rd., Baldwinsville, N.Y.
ABDFBEC. Norma Steck Dake
Norma was born in Jan. 1907 in Erie Co., N.Y. to parents Grant U. and Clara Steck Dake. She married a Clarence Cluney. She lived at Linden Ave, East Aurora, N.Y.
ABDFBED. Percy Grant Dake
Percy was born on April 19, 1909 in Erie Co., N.Y. to parents Grant U. and Clara Steck Dake. He married Verna Rogers. They lived at 1180 Olean Rd., South Wales, N.Y.
ABDFBEE. Florence Orpha Dake
Florence was born on Aug. 15, 1910 in Erie Co., N.Y. to parents Grant U. and Clara Steck Dake. She married Merle Hopkins. They lived at Java Lake Park, Arcade, N.Y.
ABDFBEF. Madora Helen Dake
Madora was born on Dec. 28, 1914 in Erie Co., N.Y. to parents Grant U. and Clara Steck Dake. She married Anton Johnson. They lived at Factory Rd., Strykersville, N.Y.
ABDFBEG. Helen C. Dake
Helen was born in 1918 to parents Grant U. and Clara Steck Dake. She died in 1921.
ABDFBEH. George V. Dake
George was born in 1908 to parents Grant U. and Clara Steck Dake. He died in 1909.
ABDFBEI. Baby Dake
Baby daughter born to parents Grant U. and Clara Steck Dake. The baby died on Aug. 13, 1913.
ABDFBF. Lillian T. Dake
Lillian was born on Jan. 1, 1871 in Sardinia, Wales Twp., Erie Co., N.Y. to parents George P. and Tryphinia S. Hopkins Dake. She married a George H. Rowswell and had one daughter; Naomi. (Naomi married Easton Cook Trenary; he was from Boyce, Va. and settled in Aiken, S.C. He died on Dec. 26, 1982) She died on Oct. 23, 1965 at the home of her daughter in Aiken, S.C. and is buried in the Bethany Cemetery.
ABDFBG. Orpha Dake
Orpha was born to parents George P. and Tryphinia S. Hopkins Dake. She married Harry Waufull and had one son: George.
ABDFBH. Sarah Andrews Dake
Sarah was born on Feb. 9, 1840 to parents George P. and Sarah Minerva Andrews Dake. She died on Nov. 3, 1857
ABDFBI. Cyrene E. Dake
Cyrene was born in 1842 to parents George P. and Sarah Minerva Andrews Dake.
ABDFBJ. Cylinda E. Dake
Cylinda was born on April 11, 1843 to parents George P. and Sarah Minerva Andrews Dake.
ABDFBK. George W. Dake
George was born on Sept. 19, 1847 to parents George P. and Sarah Minerva Andrews Dake. Listed in the town of Sardinia, N.Y. in 1883 and was one of the inspectors of an election. He died on Dec. 8, 1934.
ABDFBL. Fanny J. Dake
Fanny was born on September 7, 1848 to parents George P. and Sarah Minerva Andrews Dake. She was married to a Mr. Wasson. She died in New York on January 29, 1902 of heart problems and is buried in the Maplewood Cemetery, Springville, Erie, New York (Section 13).
ABDFBM. Edwin Vernon Dake
Vernon was born on April 23, 1851 in the town of Holland, Erie Co., N.Y. to parents George P. and Sarah Minerva Andrews Dake. He married Sarah Sophrona Blood in 1879. He died on Dec. 16, 1908 in Ellery Township, Chatauqua Co., N.Y.; leaving serveral children.
ABDFBMAEA. James Comstock Dake
James was born on July 10, 1945 to parents George L. and Barbara Comstock Dake. He died Aug. 14, 1961.
ABDFBMAEB. Leslee Elizabeth Dake
Leslee was born on Nov. 17, 1952 to parents George L. and Barbara Comstock Dake.
ABDFBMAF. Lucile May Dake
Lucile was born on June 11, 1921 to parents Earl B. and Bernice Haskin Dake. She was maried on Oct. 23, 1942 to James W. Scofield. They were the parents of: Donna Gay Scofield, born July 17, 1945; Pamela Faye Scofield, born Nov. 2, 1947; Shari DeLeo Scofield, born Sept. 25, 1958; Julie Milissa Scofield, born Sept. 25, 1958 and Marcia Lou Scofield, born Feb. 23, 1961.
ABDFBMAG. Marcia Allene Dake
Marcia was born on May 22, 1923 to parents Earl B. Dake and Bernice DeLeo Haskin at Bemus Point, N.Y. She attended Crouse Irving Hospital School of Nursing, Syracuse, N.Y. in 1944. She served as a 2nd Lt. Army Nurses Corps. from 1945 to 1946. She received a B.S. from Syracuse University in 1951, an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia, N.Y. in 1955 and her Ed. D. in 1958. Between 1946 and 1948 she was the school nurse and a teacher at Greenwood and Jasper Central schools, N.Y. Between 1948 and 1950 she taught at Falconer Central School and Ogdensburg Public School between 1951 and 1952. From 1952 to 1956 she was the chairman of the Health Department of State University of N.Y., State Teachers College, Oneonta, N.Y. From 1958 to 1971 she served as the Dean of the College of Nursing, University of Kentucky. She served on the Div. Nursing Education NIH Dept. Health Education and Welfare from 1971 to 1972. Additional positions that she has held are; Director Department Nursing Education American Nurses Association, Kansas City, Dir. Project in Nursing Education Millikin University, Decatur, IL. She was the Director of Program Development Nursing and Health American National Red Cross Hdqrs, Washington, D.C. She has been a member of the Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Service.
ABDFBMAH. Pansy Blosson
Pansy was born to parents Earl B. Dake and Bernice DeLeo (Haskin) Dake.
ABDFC. Arad Colby Dake
Arad was born on Oct. 25, 1818 at Holland, Erie Co., N.Y. to parents John and Sally Colby Dake. He married Margaret Ellen Andress about 1839. (She was born in 1819; she apparently died about 1852 to 1853). Margaret and Arad had five children. He married a second time on Dec. 23, 1856 to Lydia Ann Dean. (she was born Nov. 23, 1823 and was previous married to a Caleb Howard (m. July 5, 1835), Caleb died July 2, 1856, Caleb and Lydia had children: Lacava and Joseph). Lydia and Arad had two children. He moved to Wisconsin in 1852. They were living at Atwater, Town of Chester, Dodge Co., WI in June 1860. Arad died at Atwater, Dodge Co., WI on May 16, 1909 and was buried at the Atwater Cemetery, Dodge Co., WI.
ABDFCA. James Dake
James was born in 1854 in Wisconsin to Arad C. and Lydia A. (Howard) Dake.
ABDFCB. Julia Dake
Julia was born in 1855 in Wisconsin to Arad C. and Lydia A. (Howard) Dake.
ABDFCC. Milton Dake
Milton was born in 1840 in New York to Arad C. Dake and Margaret Dake.
ABDFCD. Margaret Ellen Dake
Margaret was born in 1845 in New York to Arad C. Dake and Margaret Dake.
ABDFCE. Sidney Arad Dake
Sidney was born in 1847 in New York to Arad C. Dake and Margaret Dake. A Sidney A. Dake was listed as a Private in the 12th Illinois Calvary during the Civil War from Chicago.
ABDFCF. John Dake, Jr.
John was born in 1849 in New York to Arad C. Dake and Margaret Dake.
ABDFCG. Alvira Dake
Alvira was born on May 2, 1851 in New York to Arad C. Dake and Margaret Dake. Family legend says she was born on a boat on Lake Erie. She married William Coleman on March 4, 1870. They had 3 children (Ava Ray Coleman born August 5, 1871, James Vernon Coleman born March 25, 1873 and William Coleman Jr.). On August 6, 1876 she married Alexander Clarence Carpenter (born Oct. 11, 1847 at Linden, Iowa Co., WI and died June 29, 1924 at Stockton, San Juaquin, CA). They had children (Clara born April 15, 1877 and died April 1, 1878, Arid Nun born August 2, 1879 in Wisconsin and ded Dec. 31, 1882, Alexander Colby Carpenter born Feb. 10, 1884 at Bancroft, Kossuth Co., IA and died Aug 20, 1957 at Madera, Madera Co., CA, Lydia Margaret born July 5, 1886 and died Jan. 15, 1961, John Harry Kenealy born Oct 6, 1889 and died on Dec. 1970, Thomas Sidney born Jan. 11, 1894 and died April 28, 1960.
ABDFD. Elon C. Dake
Elon was born in 1819 at
Holland, Erie Co., N.Y. to parents John and Sally Colby Dake. About 1840 he
married to Almira (last name unknown; nick name Polly, she was born in N.Y.
in Nov. 1818 and died in Sept. 22, 1900 in Winnebago, Wisconsin). By 1850 they
had moved to Chester, Dodge, Wisconsin. By 1880 they had moved
to Omro, Winnebago Co., WI. He died 1886 in Dodge Co., WI and both he and his
wife are buried at the Atwater Cemetery, Chester Twp, Dodge Co, Wisconsin.
Elon C. Dake Family
Selinda was born in 1843 in New York to parents Elon and Almira Dake.
ABDFDB. Almira Dake
Almira was born in 1846 in New York to parents Elon and Almira Dake.
ABDFDC. Dennis E. Dake
Dennis was born in 1850
in Wisconsin to parents Elon and Almira Dake. He died in 1871 at Dodge Co.,
WI and is buried at Atwater Cemetery, Chester Twp, Dodge Co, WI.
Orlando C. Dake
Orlando was born in Jan. 1851 in Wisconsin to parents Elon and Almira Dake. In the 1900 Wisconsin Census; Orlando was listed as living in the town of Omro, Winnebago Co., WI His mother Almira (a widow) was living with him.
ABDG. GEORGE DAKE
George was born in the 1790's in Vershire, Orange Co., Vt. to parents Joseph Dake and Mary Button Dake. He died in Protection, Erie Co., N.Y. (The exact date of his death is unknown but he is known to have died at an early age). He is buried in Protection Cemetery, Erie Co., N.Y.