RAKE Family

First Generation

1. John Philip1 Rake Sr(4305) was born about 1740. John died April 24, 1805 in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 64 years of age. He and his wife was probably buried in Rake cemetary behind Rake homestead. (He helped construct the Hunterdon Co. Courthouse in 1793

He married Elizabeth Else unknown about 1767. Elizabeth was born about 1740. (Additional notes for Elizabeth Else unknown(4306)) Elizabeth died 1833 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 93 years of age.(4307) Last resided at Sergent Manor House, Sandbrook Hdq. Rd., Delaware Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ

HISTORIC NAME-Sergent Manor House Sandbrook Hdg. Rd. Delaware Twp., Hunterdon Co., N. J.

Names on Deed 1805 Rake, John Sr. -Rake, Elsa 1 April, 1815 Rake, John Sr. to Hoppock, Cornelius 14 Aug, 1820 Hoppock, Corneluis to Sergent, Wm. 14 Sept, 1940 Fahey, Jennie May to Shapiro, Jessie D. (Daughter of Wm. Sergent) 10 Oct, 1942 Shapiro, Jessie D & Irvin to MacGregor, May 27 June 1946 MacGregor, May to Porter, Anne 28 July, 1947 Porter, Fairfield & Anne to Larremore, Thomas A. 30 Nov 1977 Larremore, Thomas A. to Harold Denton

This is the house with the Rake Cemetery (Burying Ground) out in back.

He served in the Amwell Twp. Militia, NJ in 1793

John Rake probate record file #2222J filed 24 Apr 1805 in Hunterdon Co., NJ Amwell Twp.; NJ Rateables GMNJ V. 47 page 77; New Jersey Office of Historic Preservation Historic Sites Inventory Individual Structure Form #D29; Court Records of Hunterdon Co. NJ Book 9 Pages 170, 228, 254, 313, 429,, 483, 525. Book 18 Pages 81, 92, 164, 168, 329, 362. Book 19 page 284. Book 21 page 46. Book 22 page 314; Information received from Helen at gma @ direcway . com

John Philip Rake Sr and Elizabeth Else unknown had the following children:

child + 2 i. John2 Rake was born May 22, 1768.

child + 3 ii. Henry Casper Rake was born about 1769.

child + 4 iii. William Rake was born June 13, 1776.

child 5 iv. Elizabeth Rake was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey February 5, 1783. Elizabeth died August 10, 1846 in Eaton, Preble Co. Ohio, at 63 years of age. Elizabeth never married

child 6 v. Jacob Rake was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey about 1789. Jacob died April 1818 in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 28 years of age.

child + 7 vi. Philip Rake was born 1790.

child 8 vii. Solomon Rake was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey about 1791. Solomon died about 1815.

child 9 viii. Franklin Rake was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey about 1792.

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