Cornelius Drake was born 20 Oct 1754, New Jersey, and died in 1839, Webster, Monroe County, New York. He is buried in West Webster Cemetery, Webster, Monroe County, New York.
Military record: enlisted 1776, Private, Continental Regular Army, Gen. Maxwell’s Jersey Brigade, 3rd New Jersey Regiment, Capt. Dickerson’s Co., Capt. Ballard’s Co., discharged 1783, Sergeant. Pension application papers list Brandywine as one of the many battles he was in. He is on the Valley Forge Roster.