Mohemenco (A Monacan Village) and Drake House

Mohemenco (A Monacan Village) and Drake House (HM107R)

Location: Powhatan, VA 23139 Powhatan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.688', W 77° 58.698'

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Col Samuel Drake (1787-1863), justice of the peace, coroner, inn owner, militiaman, son of James Drake (1740-96, Revolutionary soldier, Methodist minister & blacksmith of Little Deep Creek), owned 1048 acres, inc Caxamalca Plantation and 18 slaves. In 1879 Martha Wood (1843-1920), Drake's mulatto ex-slave/nurse appeared in Court for violating miscegenation laws. Her ancestors were Bamileke people of Cameroon, W. Africa. In 1882, Frank Falcon, Belmead freedman/sharecropper, acquired 10 acres inc Drake House (b. 1822). Sold to Edmonia Harden Booker, Mohemenco Colored School cook (1943), then to Sandra Morris Kemp (2004), first Afro-American graduate of Powhatan HS, Martha Wood's gr-grandaughter.
HM NumberHM107R
Year Placed2007
Placed ByMichaux-St. James Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 2:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 237050 N 4165030
Decimal Degrees37.59480000, -77.97830000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.688', W 77° 58.698'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 41.28" N, 77° 58' 41.88" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4756 State Rte 684, Powhatan VA 23139, US
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