George W. Reeves
Mother: Sabina Hill
Birth: 13 May 1843, Pike Co., GA
Birth Source: Tombstone
Death: 12 November 1898, Spalding Co., GA
Death Source: Tombstone
Spouse1: Gilman Jonathan Drake
Children of Henrietta Dawson Reeves and Gilman Jonathan Drake:
- Roswell H. Drake, b. 1866, GA.
- Joseph E. Drake, b. 1870, GA.
- Richard A. Drake, b. 1872, GA.
- Alice S. Drake, b. 1874, GA. She married W. E. H. Searcy, Jr.
Henrietta Dawson Reeves married Gilman Jonathan Drake, a native of New Hampshire, on 19 May 1859. He was born 23 July 1827 and died 29 May 1885. They lived in Griffin, Spalding Co., GA, where they are buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Drake served in the Griffin Light Guards under the command of S. W. Mangham, who had married into an unrelated Reeves family. After the war, he worked as a contractor and later became president of City National Bank. He died unexpectedly after being thrown from a buggy.
The obituary of Henrietta Dawson Drake reads:
"Death of Mrs. H.D. Drake. Saturday morning at 6:30 o'clock, at her home in Griffin, Mrs. Drake breathed her last. Several years ago, Mrs. Drake suffered a stroke paralysis and since then has been entirely speechless. Mrs. Drake was born in Zebulon on May 13, 1843. Her father was Mr. George Reaves. She received her educition in Griffin and at an early age was married to Mr. G. J. Drake, who at that time was a prominent contractor and afterwards the first president of the City National Bank, which position he held until the time of his death in 1885. Mrs. Drake never remarried. She leaves four children, who are well-known in Pike- Mr. R. H. Drake, a prominent insurance man and grocer; Mr. J. E. Drake, bookkeeper and assistant cashier at the City National Bank, Mr. R. A. Drake, who is connected with his brother, R. H. Drake, and Mrs. W. E. H. Searcy, Jr. Mrs. Drake was a relative of Mrs. M. E. Green and Mrs. E. F. Dupree."
Obituary of G. J. Drake, Griffin Weekly News, 5 June 1885.
Obituary of Mrs. Henrietta Drake, Pike County Journal, 18 November 1898 (transcribed for US Genweb Archives by Lynn Cunningham).