I know this is an old thread, however I would like to add a little info on the Drake line... Sir Francis Drake did NOT have any children. if the connection is there, it has to be through a his brother. I have John Drake b 1680, Samuel Drake b 1708, Michael Drake b 1750, Elizabeth Drake b 1779, md Solomon Rowe b 1779.
I am still stuck on the parentage of James Rowe Sr., which I am directly descended from two of his sons, Solomon and Elizabeth, and Stephen md Barbara Huffman.
Anyone have any direction? I have seen both George and John listed as possible fathers, and I have played with those as well, just no definitive information! Have looked both in VA and NC, and still nothing that leads me to either or.