Benjamin Drake historian, editor, and writer born in May's Lick, Mason County, Kentucky to Isaac Drake and Elizabeth Shotwell.
Drake, Benjamin was born in 1795 in Mays Lick, Kentucky, United States. Son of Isaac D. and Elizabeth (Shotwell) D.: read law, 1825-1826. A founder, editor Cincinnati Chronicle, 1826-1834.
Benjamin co-founded and for seven years was the editor of the Cincinnati Chronicle. Benjamin married Maria Ogden on December 19, 1818 they had seven children: Francis, Elizabeth, Jane, Benjamin, Marie, James Fitch, and George.
Author: Tales and Sketches from the Queen City, 1838. The Life and Adventure of Black Hawk, 1838. The Life of Tecumseh, 1841.
Contributor to Literary Gazette, Western Monthly Magazine, Southern Literary Messenger.