JOHN DEAKE FAMILY
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ABB. CHRISTOPHER DAKE
Christopher was born on Aug. 21, 1749 at Hopkinton, R.I. to parents Dr. John Deake
and Hannah (Foster) Deake. He was listed as an enlisted man with New York militia,
Albany Co., 9th Regiment. He received a land bounty for his service. He was listed
in Town of Greenville, Green Co., NY in 1810 census and as late as Feb. 1811.
He probably died between 1811 and 1820 in Green Co, N.Y. There was also
a Christopher Deake during this time who was a sea captain. It would appear there
may be two Christopher Deake's but I'm not sure which one is part of the John
Deake family. The following was found in records: May 22 through July 2, 1762,
Shippers by the Bristol Merchant, Mr. Christopher Deake, bound from Bristol for
Boston: Thomas Hill, James Hill, Edward and William Gravenor, Sedgley & Hillhouse
(PRO: E190/1224/3). From 1781 through 1806, Christopher Deake was Captain of 8
Packet Mail ships: Vigilant (1781), Cumberland (1783); Earl Gower (1799); Duke
of York (1801); Diana (1804); Lord Hobart (1805). These packets ran between Bristol
and Falmouth (not sure if this is Maine in the colonies or Falmouth in England).
(This may be a tie to our family roots since Bristol is the closest sea port
to Minehead, Somerset, England and Falmouth, Maine was the location that George
Deake, Jr. (son of John Deake) settled after the Revolutionary War.) This
Christopher Deake died on Oct. 11, 1806 in Falmouth, Maine. I later found a Christopher
Deake born 1727 in Aberthan, Wales , married Mary Pocock on Sept. 24, 1758 at
St. Stephens, Bristol, Somersetshire, England. (She was born on Aug. 24, 1740
in Bristol, Gloucester and died on Jan 3, 1803 in Bedminister, Somerset, England).
This Christopher died Oct. 10, 1806 Bedminister, Somersetshire, England. There
appears to be two Christopher Deake's at this time.
ABC. JOHN DAKE
Son of Dr. John Deake was born on Aug. 16, 1752 in Hopkinton, R.I. A nine year
old lad when his father died, he moved with his mother and family to the adjacent
Town of Richmond where he received his schooling and grew to manhood. He immigrated
to the frontier country of Windsor, VT shortly after his twenty first birthday
with his brother Joseph. Vermont records show that on May 25, 1774 he bought Lot
#5, fifth range, 100 acres in what later became the parish of West Windsor. Earlier
that same year in 1774 he married Susannah Powers (born in Windsor, VT on July
1, 1753; other records in Vermont list her name as Smead. She may have been a
widow at the time they were married. She died at Cambria, N.Y. on Aug. 27, 1828)
in West Windsor, VT. John and Susannah were the parents of five girls and one
He was a prominent citizen, holding various public offices, one of which was Town
Surveyor, an elected office of great prestige in Colonial times. When John Dake
died March 22, 1791 at West Windsor, VT he had a big funeral and suitable publicity
in the Windsor Gazette (now the Vermont Journal) which called him "Dake the Pioneer."
In the Vermont census of 1790 Susannah was listed as the Head of the Household.
She married a Barnard Worthen after John's death. She died at Cambria, NY on Aug.
FAMILY OF JOHN DAKE
ABCA. SOPHIA DAKE
Born Feb. 11, 1775 at Windsor, Vt. to parents John Deake and Susannah Powers.
In 1794 she married Samuel Capen. They had 3 sons and 4 daughters (Sophia, Samuel,
Sophronia, Sarah Whitcomb, John Dake, Nathan Whitcomb and Susan Mary). Sophia
died Jan. 13, 1845 at Cambria, N.Y.
ABCB. SUSANNA DAKE
Born Oct. 26, 1777 at Windsor, Vt. to parents John Deake and Susannah Powers.
She married on April 4, 1795 at Windsor, Vt. to Thomas Slayton. They had 2 sons
and 2 daughters (Susanna, Pluma, Fernando and Thomas). She died July 12, 1833
at Dubuque, Iowa.
ABCC. JOHN DAKE, JR.
Born Sept. 23, 1779 at Windsor, Vt. to parents John Deake and Susannah Powers.
He was raised on the family farm in Windsor, Vt. He married on June 11, 1811 to
Sophia Possle at Batavia, Niagara Co., NY. It is said that a few months after
the birth of his daughter (Sophia Possle Dake), John Dake started on a business
trip to New Orleans. When he started on his trip in the early 1800's, the steamboat
had not yet appeared on the scene. Travel down the great Ohio and Mississippi
was almost entirely by flatboat and then back up the Natchez Trace by foot or
horseback for the return trip. During those early years the lower Mississippi
was infested with viscious cutthroat, river pirates who would swarm over a flatboat
killing all the passengers so as to leave no witnesses and taking the boat load
of merchandize for themselves. For those who completed the trip to New Orleans,
the same dangers awaited them on their trip back up the Trace. Natchez-under-the-Hill,
a riverbank town beneath a 200-foot bluff was the beginning of the 500-mile trail
to Nashville and all points north. The riverside town attracted gamblers, cutthroats
and thieves. The scum of the Mississippi Valley who preyed on those returning
north or anyone else who had a little money in their pockets. It is doubtful that
John Dake ever completed his trip to New Orleans. Whatever the circumstances,
he was never heard from. He never returned.
John Dake, Jr. Family
ABCCA. Sophia Possle Dake
Sophia was born to parents John Dake, Jr. and Sophia Possle on June 1811 at Batavia,
N.Y. She married James Gibson. He was later killed in the Civil War.
ABCD. MARY DAKE
Born Dec. 16, 1782 at Rutland, Windsor Co., VT to parents John Deake and Susannah
Powers. On Feb. 17, 1800 she married Ebenezer Runnels (Raynale) at Hartland, VT.
He died in Woodstock, Vt. and she later married Jonathan Sabin, son of Capt. Joshua
Sabin, at Montrose, Sesquehanna Co, PA on Sept. 2, 1807. (He was born on May 22,
1783 and died on Jan. 25, 1870) By her first marriage she had 1 son and 1 daughter
(Harriet and Ebenezer). By her second marriage she had 4 sons and 4 daughters
(Luana, Bentley, William, Maria B., Susan, Abigail Dake, Joshua and James Kelley).
She died July 10, 1860 at Cambria, N.Y.
The following is information about Mary's son Ebenezer Raynale from the history
of Franklin, Oakland County, Michigan:
Dr. Ebenezer Raynale, the first physician in Southfield, came from Pennsylvania
in 1828 to the Stoughton and Bullock Settlement (for at that time it had not been
named Franklin) and established himself in his profession. He arrived on the 6th
of May, and took board in the family of Dorus Morton, a kinsman of his (Dorus
was married to Pluma Slayton, daughter of Thomas Slayton & Susanna Dake) who had
come in the preceeding year. Six days later, he made his first charge for professional
service....... In the summer of 1829 Dillucena Stoughton build a brick house,
which was not only the first of that construction in Southfield, but is said to
have been the first in the county of Oakland. If was later owned by Winthrop Worthing
(Winthorop Worthing was married to Abigail Dake, who died in Franklin 26 June
ABCE. ABIGAIL DAKE
Born Mar. 22, 1786 at Windsor, Vt. to parents John Deake and Susannah Powers.
She married Winthrop Worthing July 1, 1805 at Brooklyn, PA. (Winthrop was born
July 1, 1783 and died Nov. 25, 1850. Abigail's mother Susanna later married Abigail's
father-in-law Bernard Worthing.) They had one son (Benjamin Dake Worthing. He
was born on July 15, 1809 and married Charlotte Marvin). She died June 26, 1842
at Franklin, MI
From Franklin, MI History:
Winthrop Worthing came in 1829 and in the following year purchased the eighty-acre
tract of Dillucena Stoughton at Franklin, except for the four acres which Stoughton
had sold to Dorus Morton, and another small lot sold to H.S. Smith.
ABCF. KEZIAH DAKE
Born Aug. 22, 1790 at Windsor, Vt. to parents John Deake and Susannah Power. She
died later that same year on Dec. 8, 1790.
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ABF. HANNAH DEAKE
Hannah was born on Dec. 16, 1755 at Hopkinton, R.I. to Dr. John and Hannah (Foster)
Deake. She later moved to Richmond, R.I. with her mother after her fathers death.
She was listed as living in Green Co., N.Y. in 1820 Census.
ABG. FOSTER DEAKE
Foster was born on Aug. 23, 1757 at Hopkinton, R.I. to Dr. John and Hannah (Foster)
Deake. In 1762 when his father died, his mother being left poor, Foster was indentured
to his uncle Charles Deake.
From the Hopkinton, RI Town records: "May 10, 1762; Indenture agreement
signed by Edward Wells (overseer of the Poor), Mathias Butler and Charles Deake.
Witnessed by John Langworthy and Joseph Reynolds, Jr. "...by these presents They
the said overseers of the poor do put and Bind The Said Foster Deake an apprintice
to Charles Deake of Hopkinton in the County and Colony aforsaid Yeoman and to
his Wife Anna Deake to Learn the art Trade or Mistery of a Taylor and with them
the said Charles Deake and Anna his Wife after the manner of an apprentice to
Serve them From the Day of the Date hereof Untill he arrive to the age of Twenty
one Years During all which Term the sd apprintice his Said master and Mistress
Faithfully Shall Serve their Secrets keep their Lawful Commands Gladly ever[where]
Obey he Shall Do no Damage to his said master nor See it to be Done by others
without Leting of Giving Notice thereof to his Said master or mistress he Shall
not waste Their Goods nor Lend Unlawfully to any he Shall not Commit Fornication
Nor Contract matremony within the said Term at Cards Dice or any other Unlawful
Game he Shall not play Whereby his Said master or mistress may be Damaged with
their own Goods or the Good of others: he Shall not Absent himself by Day or by
Night from their Service without their Leave he Shall not Haunt Ail Houses Taverns
or playhouses but in all things Behave himself as a Faithful apprentice ought
to do toward his said master and mistress During the Said Term--
And the Said master and mistress for themselves do hereby promise to Teach and
Instruct or cause the Said apprentice to be taught and instructed in the art trade
or Calling of a Taylor by the best way or means they may or Can (if the Said apprentice
be Capable to Learn) & in the mean time to Learn and instruct the Said apprentice
to Read and Write So far as is Necessary for Common business if he is of a Capacity
to Learn Likewise Shall provide Sufficient meat Drink washing and Lodging and
Cloathing During the Said Term at the Expiration of Said Time to Give Unto the
Said apprentice one New Sute of Cloathes for everypart of his Body Besides his
waring apparel &c In Witness whereof the parties to this precept Have Hereunto
Interchangeably Set their hands and Seals this Twelth Day of May and in the Second
year of the Reign of his majesty George the Third King of Great Brittain &c
Annoq Domini: 1769" Since he was not yet 21 years old when his uncle Charles
moved to Washington Co., N.Y. in 1775,he may have moved there with them.
ABH. MARY DEAKE
Mary was born on May 27, 1759 at Hopkinton, R.I. to parents Dr. John and Hannah
(Foster) Deake. In 1762 when her father died, her mother being poor was forced
to indenture her to John and Abigail Langworthy of Hopkinton, R.I. In Feb. 15,
1768, she again lost her home when Abigail Langworthy went insane and the Town
once again tried to put her in a third indentured home. No record in the Hopkinton
Town Records indicated this was ever accomplished. She was listed as living in
Richmond, Washington Co., RI in 1781, so maybe she was able to return there with
her mother. On Apr. 19, 1781 she married Joseph Lane of Preston, Conn. They had
children: Asher, Emmor, Daniel and others. They lived in Seneca, Tompkins Co.,
NY. Her husband later died in Thompson, Geuaga Co., OH.
ABI. MARTHA DEAKE
Martha was born in 1760 at Hopkinton, R.I. to parents Dr. John and Hannah (Foster)
Deake. In 1762 when her father died, her mother being poor was forced to indenture
her to John and Abigail Langworthy of Hopkinton, R.I. In 1766 when her Grandfather
John Foster died, her mother tried to get a certificate from Hopkinton to allow
her to move with her mother to Richmond. Richmond would not accept the certificate.
In Feb. 15, 1768, she again lost her home when Abigail Langworthy went insane
and the Town of Hopkinton once again tried to put her in a third indentured home.
No record in the Hopkinton Town Records indicated this was ever accomplished.
She may at this time returned to Richmond with her mother.