Oswego County's: Guide To Government

Ruben Drake

Born 15 January 1801 at Redfield, Oswego County, New York. Married 9 February 1832 at Redfield to Sophronia Ranney (b. 30 Mar 1807, d. 18 Feb 1885), daughter of Willett and Betsey (Robbins) Ranney. Reuben was educated at Redfield and at the age of 19 taught school. He was also a Postmaster in 1834. In 1845/6 Reuben was a member of the General Assembly of New York. He moved to Minnesota in 1862. Reuben died 5 February 1895 at Wabasha, Minnesota. He and Sophronia had the following children:
- Ellen Drake: (Gay #930) Born 1 December 1832 in Redfield. Died 23 April 1863 at Beaver,Minnesota.
- Jeannette Drake: (Gay #931) Born 8 August 1836 in Redfield.
- Brayton Drake: (Gay #932) Born 18 November 1838 in Redfield.
- Margaret Drake: (Gay #933) Born 25 April 1842 in Redfield. Married a Buckingham and lived in Minneiska, Minnesota.

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