John  Dake

          John Dake  was born in Moral township, Shelby county, Indiana, October 16, 1845.  He was the eldest son of  Benjamin Dake, and a grandson of the original  John, who was the first of the name to come to the county.  He became a farmer in early life and devoted all of his comparatively short existence to that pursuit.  In August, 1868, he married  Jane, youngest child of  John Pollard, by whom he had six children, only one now living.  Martha, the survivor, married  Sherman Gould, resides in Moral township, and has four children; Celia,  John Sherman,  Bertha  and  Mabel.  Mr. Dake died in August, 1878, at the age of thirty-three years.  His widow is a member of the household of her brother, A. J. Pollard, at Pleasant View.  Mr. Dake and his wife were Baptists.
Chadwick's History of Shelby Co., IND. Pages 953
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