John E. Drake
Frank A. Traver Papers
Affidavit

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

   Pedigree of John E. Drake to the Estates of Anneke Jans Bogardus and
Van Voorheis and Harlem Estates situated in Holland, Europe and New
York, U. S. A.

   Anneke Jans Webber was born in the king's mansion in Holland in 1605.
She was first married in Holland to John Roeloffson in the year 1623. They
had the following children:

   1. Sara Roeloffson born December 3, 1624.
   2. Catharine Roeloffson born September 7, 1626.
   3. Frytzie Roeloffson born November 9, 1629.
   4. John Roeloffson born December 5, 1636.

   John Roeloffson died in New Harlem now New York in 1637 and Anneke
Roeloffson, his widow, married her second husband, the Reverend
Everhardus Bogardus in the year 1638. They had the following children:

   1. William Bogardus born December 5, 1639.
   2. Cornelius Bogardus born December 7, 1640.
   3. Johnas Bogardus born January 4, 1643.
   4. Peter Bogardus born April 4, 1645.

   William Bogardus of the first generation born December 15, 1639 and
married August 29, 1658 to Wyntie Sybrant.
   They had a daughter Annetie Bogardus baptized October 3, 1663 and
married Jacobus Brower January 29, 1682. She was of the second
generation.
   They had a daughter Magdelena Brower born March 8, 1704, married
John Drake 1720. She was of the third generation.
   They had a son William Drake, born July 6, 1721, married June 10, 1743
to Elizabeth Taylor. He was of the fourth generation.
   They had a son John Drake, born March 13, 1733, [sic] married Catharine
Proctor 1756. He was of the fifth generation.
   They had a son Samuel Drake, born July 16, 1778 and married Bercha
Tombs 1803. He was of the sixth generation.
   They had a son Edmond P. Drake, born June 8, 1811 and married Harriet
Van Schaick 1834. He was of the seventh generation.
   They had a son James E. Drake born November 10, 1858. He is of the
eighth generation.

   This pedigree proven and compiled for James E. Drake, one of the legal
heirs to the Van Voorheis and Harlem Estates in Holland, Europe and
Anneke Jans Bogardus Estates in New York, U. S. A.

   Anneke Jans Bogardus was the daughter of Wolfert Webber, the fourth
king of Holland.

   James E. Drake resides at 27 Temple st., Boston, Suffolk County,
Massachusetts.
                                                 
James E. Drake

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day of June 1926
Notary Public of Suffolk County
Massachusetts                              
John A Griffin
My commission expires                  September 15, 1927

Compiled by Frank A. Traver.
   
POA

POWER OF REPRESENTATIVE

James E. Drake

   I. James E. Drake of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts do appoint
Frank A. Traver of Troy, New York to represent me as a legal heir to the
Anneke Jans Bogardus Estate, situated in New York, and Harlem, Van
Voorheis in Holland, Europe, involving real and personal.

   First: That the party of the first part is desirous of having his claim to
the above named Estates proven and settled.
   
   Second: That the party of the second part agrees to look after the
interest of the party of the first part, and all his findings to be in the
interest of the above named Estates in any of the Courts of U. S. A. as I
would do myself if personally present.

   Third: In compensation for service of proving claims and looking after
the interest of the party of the first part, the party of the first part agrees
to pay to the party of the second part five per cent (5%) of all money paid
to the party of the first part in settlement of the above named Estates,
whether in full payments of in parts, by comprise, adjustment or
settlement of such claims as heir to the above named Estates.

   Therefore, I am giving and granting unto Frank A. Traver, my
representative, full power and authority to do and perform all and every
act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and about
the proving and settling of said Estates, as I might or would do myself if
personally present, with full power of substitution and revocation; hereby
ratifying and confirming all that my representative of substitute shall
lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

   In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this
1st day
of
June 1926.

                                                   
James E. Drake

Sealed and delivered in the presence of John A Griffin

   That I, the party of the first part, have the sole right to sign my own
name, and collect all money adjudged to me in said Estates, paying my
representative five per cent (5%) for bringing said Estates to a settlement.

Sworn before me this
1st day of June 1926.

Notary Public of Suffolk County
Massachusetts                                 
John A Griffin
My commission expires                     September 15, 1927

   James E. Drake resides at 27 Temple St., Boston (14), Massachusetts.