Anne Perkins1

b. 1 May 1724
Father*Daniel Perkins1,2 b. c 1697, d. 29 Sep 1782
Mother*Anne Foster2,1 b. c 1700, d. 7 Jul 1750
Birth*1 May 1724Anne Perkins was born on 1 May 1724 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Perkins, pages 277-281. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 251. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Arminta J. Perkins1,2,3

b. 15 December 1861, d. 8 July 1907
Father*Isaac Lewis Perkins1 b. Apr 1832, d. 30 Mar 1917
Mother*Susan Hannah Rogers1 b. 18 Mar 1832, d. 29 Mar 1916
Birth*15 December 1861Arminta J. Perkins was born on 15 December 1861 in Virginia.1,3
Name VariationShe was called Minta.4
(Daughter) Census US 187010 August 1870Arminta J. was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 10 August 1870 in the household of her parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Lincoln, Braxton County, West Virginia. Her age was reported as 6 years, and she was recorded as "at home."1
(Daughter) Census US 18801 June 1880Minta was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 1 June 1880 in the household of her parents in Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia. She was reported to be 21 years of age, although other records indicate she would have been about age 18.4
Marriage*1886She married, as his first wife, William Albert Simmons, son of John S. Simmons and Leah V. Simmons, in 1886 in Braxton County, West Virginia.5,3,2
Death*8 July 1907She died on 8 July 1907 at age 453
Burial* was buried in Simmons Cemetery, Braxton, Braxton County.3

Family

William Albert Simmons b. 22 Apr 1865, d. 11 Sep 1947

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac L. and Susannah Perkins, their surname transcribed as "Parkins" by Ancestry), Year: 1870; Census Place: Lincoln, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 430B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Araminta J Perkins and William A S_____ in 1886 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Arminta J (Perkins) Simmons, Memorial# 215088075. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac L. and Susan H. Perkins, Year: 1880; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 466D; Enumeration District: 009. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Albert Simmons, Memorial# 42849429.

Benjamin Perkins1

b. 9 July 1735
Father*Solomon Perkins2 b. 30 Jun 1712
Mother*Lydia Sprague2 b. 31 Jul 1715
Birth*9 July 1735Benjamin Perkins was born on 9 July 1735 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Relationship Note*Benjamin and Joseph Perkins were twins.4

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Perkins, pages 277-281.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 252. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume I, pages 252 and 255.

Bethia Perkins1

b. 1 March 1772
Father*James Perkins Jr.1 b. 1 Apr 1746, d. 28 Aug 1827
Mother*Mary Hooper1 b. 16 Apr 1744, d. 9 Oct 1826
Birth*1 March 1772Bethia Perkins was born on 1 March 1772 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*6 May 1797She married Dr. Shubael Lovell of Barnstable probably shortly after 6 May 1797 when their Intention of Marriage was recorded in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,3

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 252. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 288.

Charles E. Perkins1

b. 1 September 1887, d. 10 October 1888
Father*Samuel Ellis Perkins1 b. 8 Mar 1849, d. 15 Aug 1932
Mother*Mariah J. Hosey1 b. 13 Mar 1853, d. 5 Oct 1915
Birth*1 September 1887Charles E. Perkins was born on 1 September 18871
Death*10 October 1888 and died on 10 October 1888 at age 1.1
Burial*He was buried in Perkins Cemetery, Braxton County, West Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Charles E. Perkins, Memorial# 159378584. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Daniel Perkins1

b. circa 1697, d. 29 September 1782
Birth*circa 1697Daniel Perkins was born circa 1697, as calculated from his noted age at death, in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Education*1717Daniel graduated from Harvard University, Boston, in 17171
Occupation*4 October 1721 and settled in the ministry in west Bridgewater on 4 October 1721.1
Marriage6 November 1721He married Anne Foster of Charlestown on 6 November 1721 in Walpole, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Their marriage was recorded in Bridgewater.1,3
(Husband) Death7 July 1750Daniel became a widower when Anne (Foster) Perkins died on 7 July 1750.2
Marriage*29 June 1751He married second, as her third husband, Mary (Hawkes) Thaxter Hancock on 29 June 1751 in Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4
(Father of Groom) Marriage9 October 1760Daniel's son Richard married Mary Hancock, the daughter of his second wife, Mary (Hawkes) Thaxter Hancock Perkins, on 9 October 1760.5,1
Death*29 September 1782He died on 29 September 1782 in west Bridgewater in his 86th year.2

Family 1

Anne Foster b. c 1700, d. 7 Jul 1750
Children1.Anne Perkins1,6 b. 1 May 1724
2.Richard Perkins1,7 b. 2 Mar 1729/30, d. 16 Oct 1813

Family 2

Mary Hawkes

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Perkins, pages 277-281. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S854] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1911), Deaths, page 212. Hereinafter cited as West Bridgewater Vital Records to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 288. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S1150] Lexington MA: Vital Records to 1898, online at www.americanancestors.org, page 120. Hereinafter cited as Lexington Vital Records to 1898.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 292.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume I, Births, page 251.
  7. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume I, Births, page 257.

David Perkins1

b. 1653, d. 1 October 1736
Father*Abraham Perkins1 b. c 1611, d. 31 Aug 1683
Mother*Mary __?__1 b. c 1618, d. 29 May 1706
Birth*1653David Perkins was born in 1653, the year calculated from his age at death in 1736.2
Marriage*1677He married Elizabeth Brown in 1677 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).3,4
Biographical Info*before 1688David and Elizabeth (Brown) Perkins came from Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), and settled in South Bridgewater before 1688. He was the first representative of the town to the General Court in Boston after the union of the two colonies in 1692.1
(Grantee) Land Transfer10 January 1688 On 10 January 1688, acknowledged on 30 Jan 1687/88, David Perkins of Beverly purchased land in Bridgewater from Samuel Leonard and his wife Abigail (Wood) Leonard of Bridgewater.5
Marriage*1699He married Martha Howard in 1699.1
Will*21 January 1735/36The will of David Perkins dated 21 January 1735/36, and proved on 5 October 1736, named grandsons Nathan, Solomon, Timothy and James, "my son Nathan's children", and their sisters Martha and Silence.4
Death*1 October 1736He died on 1 October 1736 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,6
Burial*He was buried in Old Graveyard, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).6
Estate*11 October 1738In a settlement of the estate of David Perkins, the widow's thirds were set off to Mrs. Martha Perkins and one-tenth of the remainder went to daughter Elizabeth (Perkins) Leonard, wife of Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater on 11 October 1738.7

Family 1

Elizabeth Brown
Children1.Nathan Perkins+1,4 b. 13 Sep 1685, d. b 4 Jun 1723
2.Thomas Perkins+1 b. 1688, d. 5 Jun 1761

Family 2

Martha Howard
Children1.John Perkins1 b. 21 Sep 1700
2.Mary Perkins1 b. 10 Dec 1702
3.Martha Perkins1 b. 30 Nov 1704
4.Elizabeth Perkins+1,7 b. 29 Mar 1707, d. 19 Apr 1781
5.Susanna Perkins1 b. 27 Feb 1709
6.David Perkins1 b. 12 Aug 1711
7.Jonathan Perkins1 b. 16 Mar 1713/14
8.Abraham Perkins1 b. 16 Jul 1716
9.Sarah Perkins1

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Perkins, pages 277-281. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 251. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 571. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  4. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 70, Martha Leonard, pages 67-68. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  5. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 15, Samuel Leonard, pages 20-21.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 536 referencing G.R.7: citing a gravestone record at the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater, "in 84th y."
  7. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 63, Solomon Leonard, page 62.

David Perkins1

b. 12 August 1711
Father*David Perkins1 b. 1653, d. 1 Oct 1736
Mother*Martha Howard1
Birth*12 August 1711David Perkins was born on 12 August 1711 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Perkins, pages 277-281. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 252. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

David Perkins1

b. 15 September 1866
Father*William M. Perkins1 b. 1828
Mother*Rachel Gillespie1 b. 1837, d. 3 Dec 1867
Birth*15 September 1866David Perkins was born in 15 September 1866 in Franklin Township, Braxton County, West Virginia.1
(Son) Death3 December 1867He was one year old when his mother died on 3 December 1867 at about age 30. Her death left David's father a widower for the second time, with eight minor children between the ages of one and 17 years.2
(Son) Marriage1868The following year his father married a third time to Nancy J. Lynch.3
(Son) Census US 187029 June 1870David was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 29 June 1870 in the household of his father and stepmother near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 4 years old.4

Citations

  1. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of David Perkins on 15 September 1866 in Franklin Township, Braxton County, West Virginia, son of Wm Morgan Perkins and Rachel Perkins, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  2. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Rachael Perkins on 3 December 1867 in Braxton County, West Virginia, married to William M. Perkins, daughter of William and Mary Gillespie, referencing FHL Film# 572705. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  3. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Wm M Perkins and Nancy Lynch in 1868 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William M. and Nancy J. Perkins, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 416A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Eliab Perkins1

b. 25 May 1743
Father*Solomon Perkins2 b. 30 Jun 1712
Mother*Lydia Sprague2 b. 31 Jul 1715
Birth*25 May 1743Eliab Perkins was born on 25 May 1743 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Perkins, pages 277-281.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 253. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Elias Perkins1

b. 1811
Father*Thomas Perkins1
Mother*Polly Williams1
Birth*1811Elias Perkins was born about 1811 in Virginia.2
Marriage*He married Malinda __?__.2
Census US 1850*21 August 1850Malinda and Elias Perkins were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 21 August 1850 in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. Elias was 39 years of age and a farmer, and Malinda was 40 years of age and not able to read or write. Three sons were enumerated with them in 1850. Lewis was 16 years old and his occupation was recorded as "none"; and Thomas and Stephen were ages 12 and 7 years, respectively, and had both attended school within the census year. Elias's brother, Elijah Perkins, was enumerated with his wife and children in the next household on the same census page, and other possible brothers and other Perkins relatives were enumerated nearby.2,3
Census US 1860*11 June 1860Malinda and Elias Perkins were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 11 June 1860 near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. Elias was 50 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $400 and a personal estate valued at $390, and Malinda was 50 years of age and also recorded as a farmer. Two sons, Stephen J. and Thomas, were enumerated with them in 1860. Thomas was 22 years of age and a farmer, and Stephen was 17 years old, a farmer, and had attended school within the census year.4

Family

Malinda __?__ b. 1810
Children1.Isaac Lewis Perkins+2 b. Apr 1832, d. 30 Mar 1917
2.Thomas Perkins2 b. 1838
3.Stephen J. Perkins2 b. 1843

Citations

  1. [S2534] John Davison Sutton, History of Braxton County and Central West Virginia, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Sutton, West Virginia: published by the author, January 1919), Biography, Thomas Perkins, page 415. Hereinafter cited as History of Braxton County and Central West Virginia.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elias and Malinda Perkins, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 187b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elijah and Sarah Perkins, (his name transcribed as "Elizah" by Ancestry), The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 187b.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elias and Malinda Perkins, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 347; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Elijah Perkins1

b. 1814, d. 3 November 1888
Father*Thomas Perkins2
Mother*Polly Williams2
Birth*1814Elijah Perkins was born about 1814 in Virginia.3,4
Marriage*He married Sarah Riffle.5
Census US 1850*21 August 1850Sarah and Elijah Perkins were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 21 August 1850 in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. Elijah was 36 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $3,000, and Sarah was 35 years of age. Neither was able to read or write. Five children were enumerated with them in 1850. John, William, Franklin and Salina were ages 13, 10, 6 and 4 years, respectively, and all had attended school within the census year. Baby Ellis was one year old. Elijah's brother, Elias Perkins, was enumerated with his wife and children in the first previous household on the same census page, and other possible brothers and other Perkins relatives were enumerated nearby.6
Census US 1860*14 August 1860Sarah and Elijah Perkins were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 August 1860 near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. Elijah was 46 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $12,000 and a personal estate valued at $900. Her was not able to read and write, and Sarah was 44 years of age. Seven of their children were enumerated with them in 1860. William and Franklin were ages 20 and 18 years, respectively, and had both attended school within the census year; Sabina and Ellis were ages 15 and 12 years, respectively; Louisa was 9 years old and had attended school within the census year; and Lucretia and Amanda were ages 6 and 3 years, respectively.7
Census US 1870*19 August 1870Sarah and Elijah Perkins were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 19 August 1870 near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Lincoln, Braxton County, West Virginia. Elijah was 55 years of age, farming, and had real estate valued at $3,000 and a personal estate valued at $500. Sarah was recorded as 55 years of age and keeping house. Three of their children were enumerated in their household in 1870. Ellis was 21 years of age, and Lucretia and Amanda were ages 14 and 12 years, respectively. The couple's son, Franklin Perkins, and daughter, Louisa (Perkins) Clutter, were enumerated with their new families in neighboring households.5,8,9
(Father) MurderThe savage murder of Jemima Green, which occurred on 20 May 1875 near Sutton, Braxton County, produced, according to the newspapers, "a great deal of excitement." For at least four years after her murder, news articles covering her brutal killing, and the resulting multiple arrests and trials of the accused, were published in West Virginia newspapers. Some of the individuals mentioned in the news articles, as events developed, included Isaac Lewis Perkins, Samuel Ellis Perkins, David Wine, Elijah Perkins, Mariah Jane (Chapman) Hines, Isaac W. Hines, Sarah Jane Mollohan, Elizabeth (Rogers) Mollohan, William B. Young and Sarah Jane (Wine) Wine Williams. We've transcribed several of the news articles and placed them here with Jemima.10
(Father) Evidence20 September 1875 On 20 September 1875, after attending the ten day preliminary hearing for the three men indicted for the murder of Jemima Green, a newspaper correspondent writing from Sutton, Braxton County, wrote a summary report of the evidence produced at the examination which was published in his newspaper on 4 October 1875. His purpose was to help his reader "understand the motive and cause of the tremendous legal exertions" he observed at the hearing and to outline some of the leading facts in the case. His summary began with a description of the horrific brutality of the crime as reported in the verdict of murder by the Jury of Inquest. Continuing, he wrote that the victim, Jemima Green, three weeks prior to her murder, had given birth to a child, and that it was rumored that Jemima had identified Elijah Perkins as the baby's father. Although the truth of the rumor was not pursued, evidence was presented that Elijah Perkins, his nephew, Isaac Lewis Perkins and David Wine moved Jemima and her effects, in the night time, to Otter creek, where she was murdered four days later. Provisions, provided by Samuel Ellis Perkins, were delivered to her by Isaac Lewis Perkins. Additional evidence showed that Samuel Ellis Perkins, a son of Elijah Perkins, left his home the night of the murder and returned about 3 o'clock in the morning. He admitted under questioning that he had been to Otter creek that night, and further evidence indicated that his cousin, Isaac Lewis Perkins, had also been away from home that same night. Additional testimony, described in the article as "unimpeachable", showed that David Wine had been away from home that whole night and had been seen on the road both to and from the house where Jemima was murdered.

In addition to his summary of the evidence against the accused, the news article included the author's observations of the ten-day hearing, the crowds of spectators in attendance, and his opinions of the attorneys and witnesses. Our transcription of this complete news article may be found among the others with Jemima.11
Arrest*January 1876A warrant for the apprehension of Elijah Perkins, charged with complicity in the Jemima Green murder, was issued in Braxton County in January 1876. Elijah was the father of Samuel Ellis Perkins and uncle of Isaac Lewis Perkins, who were both also charged with the murder of Jemima. At about the same time the warrant was issued for Elijah, his son was already on trial, while his nephew was awaiting trial. Our complete transcription of this short news item may be found among the other articles with Jemima.12
(Father) Evidence3 March 1876 On 3 March 1876, Sarah Jane Mollohan, who was then very sick and expecting to die, made her oath for the Court that her former statement of 20 December 1875 was entirely false and that she had been hired, and scared into making it by the Perkins family. Sarah Jane, who had been identified at the first trial of Samuel Ellis Perkins as his paramour, had made an oath for the Court at that first trial stating that the murder of Jemima Green had been committed in her presence by her mother, Betsy Mollohan, and William B. Young. Our transcription of this short news item may be found among the other articles with Jemima.13
(Defendant) Court Action27 March 1876The Western Democrat reported on 27 March 1876, without printing any of their names, that the persons charged with the murder of Jemima Green had been brought into court in Gilmer County to make an application for bail. Previous news articles had identified Samuel Ellis Perkins, Isaac Lewis Perkins, David Wine, Elijah Perkins and Sarah J. Williams as the individuals charged with the crime and, after the court overruled their application, they were remanded to jail. Our transcription of this short news item may be found among the other articles with Jemima.13
(Defendant) Court Action22 January 1877 On 22 January 1877 The Weston Democrat published the news that Elijah Perkins, who had been on trial in Gilmer County for the murder of Jemima Green, had been acquitted. The news item also mentioned that Elijah's trial was the last trial of those charged with the brutal murder of Jemima Green, and that the mother of David Wine, Sarah Jane Williams, was the only one who had been convicted. The short article continued with the view, "that some others aided in that murder no one who has heard any of the evidence can have any doubt, but whoever they may be, so far go unpunished, and it is not likely there will be an further investigation of the sad affair." Our transcription of this short news item may be found among the other articles with Jemima.14
Census US 1880*1 June 1880Sarah and Elijah Perkins were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 1 June 1880 in Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia. Elijah was 68 years of age and farming, and Sarah was 66 years of age and housekeeping. They were not able to read or write. Their grandson, Lora Shock, who was 7 years old and had attended school within the census year, was enumerated in his grandparents' household in 1880. Lora's parents, the couple's daughter and son-in-law, David Harper Shock and Lucretia (Perkins) Shock, were enumerated in 1880 with four other children two households away from Elijah and Sarah. And Samuel Ellis Perkins, a son of Elijah and Sarah, was enumerated with his wife, Mariah, in the household between his parents and his sister.15,16,17
Death*3 November 1888He died on 3 November 1888 at about age 741
Burial* and was buried in Perkins Cemetery, Braxton County, West Virginia.1

Family

Sarah Riffle b. 1815
Children1.John Perkins18,1 b. 1838, d. 1890
2.William H. Perkins+19,1 b. 28 Aug 1840, d. 17 Aug 1917
3.Franklin Perkins20,1 b. 14 Feb 1844, d. 2 Aug 1915
4.Sabina Perkins7 b. 1845
5.Samuel Ellis Perkins+5,1,21,22 b. 8 Mar 1849, d. 15 Aug 1932
6.Louisa Perkins7 b. 1851
7.Lucretia Perkins5,1,23 b. 21 Nov 1854, d. 12 May 1933
8.Amanda Perkins5 b. 13 Jan 1857

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Elijah Perkins, Memorial# 159378919. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S2534] John Davison Sutton, History of Braxton County and Central West Virginia, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Sutton, West Virginia: published by the author, January 1919), Biography, Thomas Perkins, page 415. Hereinafter cited as History of Braxton County and Central West Virginia.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elijah Perkins, Memorial# 159378919, reporting his year of birth as 1814.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elijah and Sarah Perkins, Year: 1870; Census Place: Lincoln, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 448B, reporting Elijah's age as 55, and estimating his year of birth as 1815. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elijah and Sarah Perkins, Year: 1870; Census Place: Lincoln, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 448B.
  6. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elijah and Sarah Perkins, (his name transcribed as "Elizah" by Ancestry), The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 187b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elijah and Sarah Perkins, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 462; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Franklin and Catherine Perkins, Year: 1870; Census Place: Lincoln, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 448B.
  9. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John F. and Louisa Clutter, Year: 1870; Census Place: Lincoln, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 448B.
  10. [S2565] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1875 Murder of Jemima Green in Braxton County, West Virginia, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, South Branch Intelligencer, (Romney, West Virginia), Friday, 4 June 1875, page 2; The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 5 July 1875, page 3; The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 19 July 1875, page 5; The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, (Wheeling, West Virginia), Wednesday, 21 July 1875, page 2; The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 30 August 1875, page 3; The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 4 October 1875, page 2; The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, (Wheeling, West Virginia), Monday, 29 November 1875, page 3; The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 27 December 1875, page 3; The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 10 January 1876, page 3 (1); The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 10 January 1876, page 3 (2); The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 10 January 1876, page 3 (3); The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 27 March 1876, page 3 (1); The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 27 March 1876, page 3 (2); Martinsburg Independent, (Martinsburg, West Virginia), Saturday, 29 July 1876, page 1; The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 15 January 1877, page 3; The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 22 January 1877, page 3; The Wheeling Daily Register, (Wheeling, West Virginia), Wednesday, 20 June 1877, page 4; The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, (Wheeling, West Virginia), Monday, 6 May 1878, page 4; The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, (Wheeling, West Virginia), Monday, 11 November 1878, page 4; The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Saturday, 14 December 1878, page 1. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1875 Murder of Jemima Green in Braxton County, West Virginia.
  11. [S2565] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1875 Murder of Jemima Green in Braxton County, West Virginia, online at www.newspapers.com, The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 4 October 1875, page 2.
  12. [S2565] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1875 Murder of Jemima Green in Braxton County, West Virginia, online at www.newspapers.com, The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 10 January 1876, page 3 (3).
  13. [S2565] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1875 Murder of Jemima Green in Braxton County, West Virginia, online at www.newspapers.com, The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 27 March 1876, page 3 (1).
  14. [S2565] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1875 Murder of Jemima Green in Braxton County, West Virginia, online at www.newspapers.com, The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 22 January 1877, page 3.
  15. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elijah and Sarah Perkins, Year: 1880; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 456D; Enumeration District: 009. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David H. and Lucretia Shock, Year: 1880; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Pages: 456D-457A; Enumeration District: 009.
  17. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of S. Ellis and Mariah Perkins, Year: 1880; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 456D; Enumeration District: 009.
  18. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Perkins, Memorial# 159080856.
  19. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William H. Perkins, Memorial# 159406520.
  20. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Franklin Perkins, Memorial# 159378982.
  21. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel Ellis Perkins, Memorial# 159372067.
  22. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Samuel Ellis Perkins on 15 August 1932 in Riffle, Braxton County, West Virginia, age 83, born about 1849 in West Virginia, son of Elijah Perkins and Sallie Riffle, referencing FHL Film# 572705. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  23. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lucretia “Tish” (Perkins) Shock, Memorial# 114395037.

Elijah A. Perkins1,2

b. December 1882
Father*Samuel Ellis Perkins2 b. 8 Mar 1849, d. 15 Aug 1932
Mother*Mariah J. Hosey2 b. 13 Mar 1853, d. 5 Oct 1915
Birth*December 1882Elijah A. Perkins was born in December 1882 in West Virginia.1,2
(Son) Census US 190027 June 1900Elijah A. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 27 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 17 years old, worked as a farm laborer with his father and brothers, was able to read and write, and had attended school for five months of the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel E. and Maria J. Perkins, Year: 1900; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Pages: 21A-21B; Enumeration District: 0007. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel E. and Mariah J. Perkins, Year: 1910; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: T624_1677; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0014; FHL microfilm: 1375690. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.

Elizabeth Perkins1

b. 29 March 1707, d. 19 April 1781
Father*David Perkins1,2 b. 1653, d. 1 Oct 1736
Mother*Martha Howard1,2
Birth*29 March 1707Elizabeth Perkins was born on 29 March 1707 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3,2
Marriage*circa 1731She married Solomon Leonard, son of Jacob Leonard and Susanna King, circa 1731.4,1,2
(Daughter) Estate11 October 1738In a settlement of the estate of David Perkins, the widow's thirds were set off to Mrs. Martha Perkins and one-tenth of the remainder went to daughter Elizabeth (Perkins) Leonard, wife of Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater on 11 October 1738.2
(Wife) Death29 May 1761Elizabeth became a widow when Captain Solomon Leonard died on 29 May 1761.4,5,2
(Widow) Estate and Land11 December 1761Elizabeth and her surviving children were her husband's heirs and shortly after his father's death, her son Solomon purchased most of his father's land from his sisters. His eldest sister Elizabeth Hooper and her husband Hezekiah Hooper of Bridgewater, blacksmith, and his second sister Susanna Leonard and her husband Samuel Whitman also of Bridgewater sold to their brother Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater, all rights to the homestead which Solomon Leonard of Bridgewater, gentleman, deceased, died seized of, reserving to the widow, their mother, her dower. Solomon's mother, Elizabeth (Perkins) Leonard, in exchange for the dower set off to her, yielded any rights to the remainder on 11 December 1761. And then on 9 May 1765, Solomon's youngest sister Experience Leonard who was still unmarried, sold to her brother Solomon Leonard all her rights to their deceased father's land, except for her mother's widow's thirds. The deed was acknowledged on 30 October 1765.2
Death*19 April 1781She died on 19 April 1781 in Bridgewater at age 74.2,5

Family

Solomon Leonard b. c 1693, d. 29 May 1761
Children1.Experience Leonard2 b. 15 Nov 1732
2.Solomon Leonard2 b. 27 Mar 1733
3.Elizabeth Leonard+4,1 b. 25 Jul 1737, d. 4 Nov 1799
4.Susanna Leonard2 b. 1740
5.Experience Leonard+4,6 b. 22 Oct 1743, d. 24 Oct 1818

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Perkins, pages 277-281. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 63, Solomon Leonard, page 62. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 253, her name spelled "Elisabeth". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Leonard, pages 244-248.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 521.
  6. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Alden, pages 83-88.

Flora Alice Perkins1

b. 18 January 1885
Father*John F. Perkins1,3 b. 12 Jul 1864, d. 25 Jun 1928
Mother*Louisa A. Gillespie1,2 b. 1 Jun 1856, d. 28 Nov 1899
Birth*18 January 1885Flora Alice Perkins was born on 18 January 1885 in Braxton County, West Virginia. Her parents had married each other about three months before her birth.1,4
Name VariationShe was called Flossie.1
(Daughter) Death28 November 1899She was 14 years old when her mother died on 28 November 1899 at age 43.2
(Daughter) Marriage22 March 1900Four months after her mother's death, her father married a second time to Frances Vance Davis on 22 March 1900.5,6,3
(Daughter) Census US 19007 June 1900Flora was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 7 June 1900 in the household of her father and stepmother in Glade, Webster County, West Virginia. She was 15 years old, able to read, write and speak English, and had attended school for three months of the census year.4

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Flora Alice “Flossie” (Perkins) Phillips, Memorial# 7098900. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Louisa A (Gillespie) Perkins, Memorial# 143208925.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Floyd Perkins, Memorial# 158022414.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John F. and Vance Perkins, Year: 1900; Census Place: Glade, Webster, West Virginia; Roll: 1776; Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0135. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John F Perkins, age 35, widowed, born about 1865 in Braxton County, West Virginia, son of William and Jane Perkins, and Frances Vance Davis, age 23, born about 1877 in Harrison County, West Virginia, daughter of Dennis Davis, married on 22 March 1900 in Harrison County, West Virginia; our research notes indicate that Frances's name was originally transcribed in error as "Mary", and was later corrected, with documentation, proving her name was actually Frances Vance Davis. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Frances Vance (Davis) Perkins, Memorial# 158022167.

Florence C. Perkins1

b. February 1883
Father*John F. Perkins1,3 b. 12 Jul 1864, d. 25 Jun 1928
Mother*Louisa A. Gillespie1,2 b. 1 Jun 1856, d. 28 Nov 1899
Birth*February 1883Florence C. Perkins was born, probably in February 1883, or possibly on 8 July 1883, in Newville, Braxton County, West Virginia.4,5
(Daughter) Marriage30 October 1884She was about 20 months old when her parents married each other on 30 October 1884.2,6
(Daughter) Death28 November 1899She was 16 years old when her mother died on 28 November 1899 at age 43.2
(Daughter) Marriage22 March 1900Four months after her mother's death, her father married a second time to Frances Vance Davis on 22 March 1900.7,8,3
(Daughter) Census US 19007 June 1900Florence was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 7 June 1900 in the household of her father and stepmother in Glade, Webster County, West Virginia. She was 17 years old, and able to read, write and speak Engllish.9

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Florence C (Perkins) Paugh, Memorial# 134302247. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Louisa A (Gillespie) Perkins, Memorial# 143208925.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Floyd Perkins, Memorial# 158022414.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Florence C (Perkins) Paugh, Memorial# 134302247, reporting her date of birth as 8 July 1883.
  5. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John F. and Vance Perkins, Year: 1900; Census Place: Glade, Webster, West Virginia; Roll: 1776; Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0135, Florence's date of birth recorded as February 1883. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2548] West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932, online from the Family History Library, www.famillysearch.org, marriage on 30 October 1884 in Braxton County, West Virginia, of L. A. Gillaspie, age 24, born about 1860, and J. H. Perkins, age 23, born about 1861 , referencing West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932, FHL Digital Folder# 004130680, FHL Film# 573806, Originating System ODM, Batch# M53980-1, citing "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRZ6-H6K : 30 January 2020), L. A. Gillaspie in entry for J. F. Perkins, 1884. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932.
  7. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John F Perkins, age 35, widowed, born about 1865 in Braxton County, West Virginia, son of William and Jane Perkins, and Frances Vance Davis, age 23, born about 1877 in Harrison County, West Virginia, daughter of Dennis Davis, married on 22 March 1900 in Harrison County, West Virginia; our research notes indicate that Frances's name was originally transcribed in error as "Mary", and was later corrected, with documentation, proving her name was actually Frances Vance Davis. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Frances Vance (Davis) Perkins, Memorial# 158022167.
  9. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John F. and Vance Perkins, Year: 1900; Census Place: Glade, Webster, West Virginia; Roll: 1776; Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0135.

Floyd Perkins1

b. 5 August 1881, d. 10 April 1902
Father*Samuel Ellis Perkins1 b. 8 Mar 1849, d. 15 Aug 1932
Mother*Mariah J. Hosey1 b. 13 Mar 1853, d. 5 Oct 1915
Birth*5 August 1881Floyd Perkins was born on 5 August 1881 in West Virginia.1,2
(Son) Census US 190027 June 1900Floyd was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 27 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 18 years old, worked as a farm laborer with his father and brothers, was able to read and write, and had attended school for five months of the census year.2
Death*10 April 1902He died on 10 April 1902 in Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 201
Burial* and was buried in Perkins Cemetery, Braxton County.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Floyd Perkins, Memorial# 159377295. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel E. and Maria J. Perkins, Year: 1900; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Pages: 21A-21B; Enumeration District: 0007. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Lieutenant Francis Perkins1,2

b. 8 September 1729, d. 1783
Father*Thomas Perkins1 b. 1688, d. 5 Jun 1761
Mother*Mary Washburn1 b. c 1690, d. 23 Apr 1750
Birth*8 September 1729Lieutenant Francis Perkins was born on 8 September 1729 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
Marriage*14 December 1762He married Susanna Waterman of Halifax, daughter of Deacon Robert Waterman and Martha __?__, on 14 December 1762 in Halifax, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4,1,5
Death*1783He died in 1783.1

Family

Susanna Waterman b. 6 Feb 1742

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Perkins, pages 277-281. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S747] Williams Latham, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, Massachusetts: Illustrated with Plans and Views, downloaded from Google Books, (Bridgewater, Massachusetts: Henry T. Pratt, Printer, 1882), page 147. Hereinafter cited as Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 253. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 289.
  5. [S693] George Ernest Bowman, Vital records of the town of Halifax, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Includes indexes. (Boston, Massachusetts: Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1905), Volume I, page 31. Hereinafter cited as Halifax vital records to 1849.

Francis A. Perkins1

b. 3 May 1850
Father*William M. Perkins2,1 b. 1828
Mother*Jane Hamrick2
Birth*3 May 1850Francis A. Perkins was born on 3 May 1850 in Braxton County, Virginia.2,3,4
(Son) Census US 185021 August 1850Francis A. was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 21 August 1850 in the household of his parents in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. He was two months old.5
(Son) DeathHe was an infant when his mother died, probably not long after his birth.3
(Son) MarriageHe was still a baby when his father married a second time to Rachel Gillespie.6,7
(Son) Census US 186014 June 1860Francis A. was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 June 1860 in the household of his father and stepmother near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 10 years old.7
(Stepson) Death3 December 1867He was 17 years old when his stepmother, Rachel (Gillespie) Perkins, who had raised Francis from infancy, died on 3 December 1867 at about age 30. Her death left Francis's father a widower for the second time, with eight minor children between the ages of one and 17 years.8
(Son) Marriage1868The following year his father married a third time to Nancy J. Lynch.9
(Son) Census US 187029 June 1870Francis A. was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 29 June 1870 in the household of his father and second stepmother near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 20 years old, at home, and had attended school within the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William M. and Nancy J. Perkins, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 416A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2566] West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, death from flu of Francis A. Perkins on 30 Jan 1923 in Hyers, Braxton County, West Virginia, age 73 , born on 3 May 1849 in Braxton County, Virginia, son of William Perkins and Jane Hamrick, referencing County Records, West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999, Reference ID 1853, GS Film# 1953052, Digital Folder# 4257654, 004257654, Image# 1903, citing "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F1TQ-ZJJ : 10 March 2018), Francis A. Perkins, 30 Jan 1923; citing Hyers, Braxton, West Virginia, County Records, 1853, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 1,953,052. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Jane Perkins, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 187b, recording the age of baby Francis A. as two months old, and we note the date the census was taken was 21 August 1850. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William M. and Nancy J. Perkins, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 416A, Francis was recorded as 20 years old, and his year of birth estimated as 1850.
  5. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Jane Perkins, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 187b.
  6. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of John Floyd Perkins on 25 June 1928 in Bridgeport, Harrison County, West Virginia, age 62 years 10 months 17 days, married, farmer, born 12 July 1865 in West Virginia, son of William Perkins, born in Virginia, and Rachel Gillispie, born in Virginia, burial on 26 June 1928 in Bridgeport, referencing FHL Film# 847172. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  7. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William M. and Rachel Perkins, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 349; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Rachael Perkins on 3 December 1867 in Braxton County, West Virginia, married to William M. Perkins, daughter of William and Mary Gillespie, referencing FHL Film# 572705.
  9. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Wm M Perkins and Nancy Lynch in 1868 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.

Franklin Perkins1

b. 14 February 1844, d. 2 August 1915
Father*Elijah Perkins1,2 b. 1814, d. 3 Nov 1888
Mother*Sarah Riffle1 b. 1815
Birth*14 February 1844Franklin Perkins was born on 14 February 1844.1
(Son) Census US 185021 August 1850Franklin was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 21 August 1850 in the household of his parents in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 6 years old and had attended school within the census year.3
(Son) Census US 186014 August 1860Franklin was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 August 1860 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 18 years old and had attended school within the census year.4
Marriage*15 September 1864He married Anne C. Engel, daughter of Daniel Engel and Anna Marie Weltz, on 15 September 1864 in Braxton County, West Virginia.5,1,6
Death*2 August 1915He died on 2 August 1915 in Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 711
Burial* and was buried in Perkins Cemetery, Braxton County.1

Family

Anne C. Engel b. 20 Jul 1845, d. 7 Apr 1899

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Franklin Perkins, Memorial# 159378982. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elijah Perkins, Memorial# 159378919.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elijah and Sarah Perkins, (his name transcribed as "Elizah" by Ancestry), The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 187b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elijah and Sarah Perkins, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 462; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Anne C (Engel) Perkins, Memorial# 226319602.
  6. [S2532] Family History Library, West Virginia, County marriage records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1776-1971. Marriage records, available online, compiled from abstracts, transcriptions, and originals of West Virginia county marriage records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed: marriage on 15 September 1864 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States, of Franklin Perkins, age 22, born about 1842, and Ann C Engle, age 19, born about 1845, referencing "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971", database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPTS-YX5N: 9 November 2021), Franklin Perkins, 1864; digital images, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, County marriage records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1776-1971.

George W. Perkins1

b. December 1869
Father*William M. Perkins1 b. 1828
Mother*Nancy J. Lynch1
Birth*December 1869George W. Perkins was born in December 1869 in West Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 187029 June 1870George W. was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 29 June 1870 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was five months old.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William M. and Nancy J. Perkins, Year: 1870; Census Place: Franklin, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 416A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Hallie Perkins1

b. 10 April 1866
Father*William H. Perkins1 b. 28 Aug 1840, d. 17 Aug 1917
Mother*Margaret __?__1 b. Apr 1843, d. 1926
Birth*10 April 1866Hallie Perkins was born on 10 April 1866 in Franklin Township, Braxton County, West Virginia.1
(Daughter) Census US 188015 June 1880Hallie was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 15 June 1880 in the household of her parents in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. She was 13 years old.2

Citations

  1. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Hallie Perkins on 10 April 1866 in Franklin Township, Braxton County, West Virginia, son of William Harrison Perkins and Margaret Perkins, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William H. and Margaret Perkins, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 417D; Enumeration District: 007. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Hallie B. Perkins1

b. 2 July 1880
Father*Samuel Ellis Perkins1 b. 8 Mar 1849, d. 15 Aug 1932
Mother*Mariah J. Hosey1 b. 13 Mar 1853, d. 5 Oct 1915
Birth*2 July 1880Hallie B. Perkins was born on 2 July 1880 in West Virginia.2,1,3
(Daughter) Census US 190027 June 1900Hallie B. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 27 June 1900 in the household of her parents in Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia. She was 19 years old, was able to read and write, and had attended school for three months of the census year.2

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel E. and Mariah J. Perkins, Year: 1910; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: T624_1677; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0014; FHL microfilm: 1375690. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel E. and Maria J. Perkins, Year: 1900; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Pages: 21A-21B; Enumeration District: 0007. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Hallie Burgess (Perkins) Hamric, Memorial# 159076559. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Hepzibah Perkins1

b. 15 February 1719/20, d. 12 April 1800
Father*Thomas Perkins1,2 b. 1688, d. 5 Jun 1761
Mother*Mary Washburn2 b. c 1690, d. 23 Apr 1750
Birth*15 February 1719/20Hepzibah Perkins was born on 15 February 1719/20 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3,4,5
Marriage*3 April 1746She married first Eleazer Carver Jr., son of Deacon Eleazer Carver and Katherine __?__, on 3 April 1746 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,6,7
(Wife) Death15 May 1755Hepzibah became a widow when Lieutenant Eleazer Carver died on 15 May 1755.8
Marriage*6 November 1759She married second Ebenezer Keith, son of Samuel Keith and Bethia Fobes, on 6 November 1759 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,9
Death*12 April 1800She died on 12 April 1800 in Bridgewater at age 801,10
Burial* and was buried in the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Her gravestone identified her as the widow of Ebenezer Keith and formerly the widow of Lt. Eleazer Carver, her death in her 81st year.10

Family 1

Eleazer Carver Jr. b. 6 Dec 1724, d. 15 May 1755
Children1.Mary Carver11 b. 28 Aug 1748, d. 2 Dec 1811
2.Bethiah Carver11 b. 6 Jul 1754, d. 19 May 1821

Family 2

Ebenezer Keith b. 25 Oct 1716, d. 12 Apr 1778

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Keith, pages 214-224. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Perkins, pages 277-281.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Perkins, pages 277-281, with date of birth as "1720."
  4. [S470] Collected by Harvey Cushman Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, a record of births, deaths and marriages of the first seven generations of Pierces in America, including a record of the descendants of Abial Peirce to the present (Strasburg, Virginia and Washington DC: originally printed by Shenandoah Publishing House and reprinted by Higginson Book Company, 1936), Section 4, The Descendants of Michael Pierce of Scituate, Massachusetts, pages 145-214, with date of birth as "1709". Hereinafter cited as Seven Pierce Families.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 254. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  6. [S470] Collected by Harvey Cushman Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, Section 4, The Descendants of Michael Pierce of Scituate, Massachusetts, pages 145-214.
  7. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 72.
  8. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 444, referencing G.R.7: citing a gravestone record at the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.
  9. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 210.
  10. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 503, referencing G.R.7: citing a gravestone record at the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.
  11. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Carver, pages 129-130.

Humphrey Perkins1

Marriage*before 1688He married Martha Moulton before 1688 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.2

Family

Martha Moulton b. c 1666
Children1.Abigail Perkins1,3 b. 7 Dec 1712
2.Martha Perkins1,3 b. 7 Dec 1712

Citations

  1. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and some of his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Southbridge, Massachusetts: Manning Leonard, 1896), #80., Ephraim Leonard (Joseph, Jacob, Solomon), pages 83-84. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 571. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  3. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, #3., John Leonard (Solomon), pages 37-38.

Isaac Lewis Perkins1

b. April 1832, d. 30 March 1917
Father*Elias Perkins2 b. 1811
Mother*Malinda __?__2 b. 1810
Birth*April 1832Isaac Lewis Perkins was born about April 1832 in Virginia.3,4
Name VariationHe was usually called Lewis.2
(Son) Census US 185021 August 1850Lewis was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 21 August 1850 in the household of his parents in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 16 years old and his occupation was recorded as "none."2,5
Marriage*1851He married Susan Hannah Rogers, daughter of Noah Rogers and Jane M. Perrine, about 1851.6,1
Census US 1860*3 August 1860Susan and Lewis Perkins were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 3 August 1860 near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. Lewis was 30 years of age and a farmer, with a personal estate valued at $50, and Susan was 28 years of age. Their two sons, John and Lair, who were ages 7 and 4 years, respectively, were enumerated with their parents in 1860. In the next household on the same census page, William B. Young was enumerated with his widowed father.7,8
Census US 1870*10 August 1870Susannah and Isaac L. Perkins were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 10 August 1870 near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Lincoln, Braxton County, West Virginia. Isaac was 36 years of age, farming, and had real estate valued at $300 and a personal estate valued at $150, and Susannah was 38 years of age and keeping house. Four children were enumerated with them in 1870. The ages of John R , Lair V., Arminta J. and William T. were reported as 19, 12, 6 and 5 years, respectively, and all were recorded as "at home."9
(Nephew) MurderThe savage murder of Jemima Green, which occurred on 20 May 1875 near Sutton, Braxton County, produced, according to the newspapers, "a great deal of excitement." For at least four years after her murder, news articles covering her brutal killing, and the resulting multiple arrests and trials of the accused, were published in West Virginia newspapers. Some of the individuals mentioned in the news articles, as events developed, included Isaac Lewis Perkins, Samuel Ellis Perkins, David Wine, Elijah Perkins, Mariah Jane (Chapman) Hines, Isaac W. Hines, Sarah Jane Mollohan, Elizabeth (Rogers) Mollohan, William B. Young and Sarah Jane (Wine) Wine Williams. We've transcribed several of the news articles and placed them here with Jemima.10
(Cousin) IndictedAugust 1875 At the August 1875 term of the Braxton County, West Virginia, Circuit Court, the Grand Jury indicted cousins, Isaac Lewis Perkins and Samuel Ellis Perkins, and their friend, David Wine, for the murder of Jemima Green. Newspapers reported on 30 August that the parties, with one exception, were in jail.11
(Cousin) Court ActionSeptember 1875A preliminary examination of the men indicted for the murder of Jemima Green was held in September 1875 before the Braxton County Court. One newspaper reported that "no legal proceedings for years have attracted so much attention in this locality and called forth such an effort on behalf of both parties." And that "crowds of people daily attended court during the protracted" ten days of examination. It was estimated that about 90 witnesses were examined, and their testimony recorded. At the conclusion of the proceedings, it was decided by the Court that there was sufficient evidence to justify sending the accused men, cousins Samuel Ellis Perkins and Isaac Lewis Perkins and their friend, David Wine, on for future trial.12
(Nephew) Evidence20 September 1875 On 20 September 1875, after attending the ten day preliminary hearing for the three men indicted for the murder of Jemima Green, a newspaper correspondent writing from Sutton, Braxton County, wrote a summary report of the evidence produced at the examination which was published in his newspaper on 4 October 1875. His purpose was to help his reader "understand the motive and cause of the tremendous legal exertions" he observed at the hearing and to outline some of the leading facts in the case. His summary began with a description of the horrific brutality of the crime as reported in the verdict of murder by the Jury of Inquest. Continuing, he wrote that the victim, Jemima Green, three weeks prior to her murder, had given birth to a child, and that it was rumored that Jemima had identified Elijah Perkins as the baby's father. Although the truth of the rumor was not pursued, evidence was presented that Elijah Perkins, his nephew, Isaac Lewis Perkins and David Wine moved Jemima and her effects, in the night time, to Otter creek, where she was murdered four days later. Provisions, provided by Samuel Ellis Perkins, were delivered to her by Isaac Lewis Perkins. Additional evidence showed that Samuel Ellis Perkins, a son of Elijah Perkins, left his home the night of the murder and returned about 3 o'clock in the morning. He admitted under questioning that he had been to Otter creek that night, and further evidence indicated that his cousin, Isaac Lewis Perkins, had also been away from home that same night. Additional testimony, described in the article as "unimpeachable", showed that David Wine had been away from home that whole night and had been seen on the road both to and from the house where Jemima was murdered.

In addition to his summary of the evidence against the accused, the news article included the author's observations of the ten-day hearing, the crowds of spectators in attendance, and his opinions of the attorneys and witnesses. Our transcription of this complete news article may be found among the others with Jemima.12
(Nephew) Trial6 December 1875A special term of the Circuit Court for Braxton County was held on 6 December 1875 for the trials of Samuel Ellis Perkins, David Wine, and Isaac Lewis Perkins. The trial of Samuel Ellis Perkins was the first to be heard before a jury. The examination of the State's witnesses began after it was first proven that Jemima Green had been murdered. The testimony of Mariah Jane (Chapman) Hines and Marion Nichols proved for the State that a threat was made by the prisoner on the Wednesday prior to the killing on Thursday night. The State next proved an opportunity by the prisoner at the proper time to execute his threat, and submitted several admissions that showed him to be one of the parties to the killing. The State further showed that the prisoner had attempted to remove suspicion from himself by procuring another party to charge a third person with the crime. This last evidence was the testimony of Mariah Jane (Chapman) Hines, who was, at the time of the murder, the paramour of the prisoner, Samuel Ellis Perkins, but had been abandoned by him sometime in July when he, the prisoner, "took to his bosom another woman." The position of the Defense was that Chapman, who had since married Isaac Hines, perjured her testimony to get even with her former lover. We note here that the newspaper article had some very unkind things to say about Mariah's character.

The trial lasted nine days, with 80 witnesses examined, and the Defense's case included a complete alibi proven by the prisoner and a direct contradiction of all the important facts proven by the State. Which side was telling the truth? The jury decided it was the State when they found the prisoner, Samuel Ellis Perkins, guilty of murder in the first degree. They also found that he should be punished by confinement in the Penitentiary.

The prisoner then moved the court to set aside the verdict of the jury and grant him a new trial on the grounds that the verdict was contrary to law and the evidence in the case, and on the ground that a member of the jury had expressed an opinion previous to the trial, and on account of newly discovered evidence. Five affidavits were offered to the court by counsel for the Defense, among them the sworn statement of Sarah Jane Mollohan, the second paramour of the prisoner who had recently ousted Mariah Jane (Chapman) Hines. Mollohan's statement was that she, Sarah Jane Mollohan, her mother, Betsy Mollohan, and William B. Young, all residents of Little Otter creek, had together visited the home of Jemima Green on the night of the murder at about 2 o'clock. Her statement was that she, Sarah Jane Mollohan, stood at the door and witnessed her mother, Betsy Mollohan, and William B. Young bludgeon Jemima Green to death.

Although her terrible statement was not readily believed, the Court decided it was just as worthy as the story of Mariah Jane (Chapman) Hines, and possibly more so from the fact she admitted to being one of the murderers herself. The Court, after further examination of the case, set aside the verdict of the jury and granted Samuel Ellis Perkins a new trial. And on his petition, and the petitions of the other two prisoners, Isaac Lewis Perkins and David Wine, ordered a change in venue in each of the cases to the Gilmer Circuit Court. Our transcription of this complete news article may be found among the others with Jemima.13
(Nephew) ArrestJanuary 1876A warrant for the apprehension of his uncle, Elijah Perkins, charged with complicity in the Jemima Green murder, was issued in Braxton County about January 1876, shortly after his nephew, Isaac Lewis Perkins, was awaiting trial, and his son, Samuel Ellis Perkins, was on trial, for the same crime. Our complete transcription of this short news item may be found among the other articles with Jemima.14
(Nephew) Evidence3 March 1876 On 3 March 1876, Sarah Jane Mollohan, who was then very sick and expecting to die, made her oath for the Court that her former statement of 20 December 1875 was entirely false and that she had been hired, and scared into making it by the Perkins family. Sarah Jane, who had been identified at the first trial of Samuel Ellis Perkins as his paramour, had made an oath for the Court at that first trial stating that the murder of Jemima Green had been committed in her presence by her mother, Betsy Mollohan, and William B. Young. Our transcription of this short news item may be found among the other articles with Jemima.15
(Defendant) Court Action27 March 1876The Western Democrat reported on 27 March 1876, without printing any of their names, that the persons charged with the murder of Jemima Green had been brought into court in Gilmer County to make an application for bail. Previous news articles had identified Samuel Ellis Perkins, Isaac Lewis Perkins, David Wine, Elijah Perkins and Sarah J. Williams as the individuals charged with the crime and, after the court overruled their application, they were remanded to jail. Our transcription of this short news item may be found among the other articles with Jemima.15
(Defendant) Court Action29 July 1876The Martinsburg Independent of 29 July 1876 reported that Samuel Ellis Perkins and Isaac Lewis Perkins had been acquitted of the murder of Jemima Green by the jury at Glenville, Gilmer County, "in the face of what is styled unimpeached evidence." Our transcription of this short news item may be found among the other articles with Jemima.16
Census US 1880*1 June 1880Susan H. and Isaac L. Perkins were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 1 June 1880 in Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia. Isaac was 48 years of age and a farmer, and Susan was 48 years of age, and housekeeping. Their two youngest children were enumerated with them in 1880. Their daughter, Minta, was reported to be 21 years of age, although other records indicate she would have been about age 18, and their son, Willis, was recorded as 14 years old. Their two older sons, John R. Perkins and Lair V. Perkins, had married and were enumerated with their wives and children in 1880. John in Holly, Braxton County, and Lair in Otter, Braxton County.17
(Husband) Death29 March 1916Lewis became a widower when Susan H. Perkins died on 29 March 1916 at age 84.6
Marriage*6 August 1916Four months after the death of his first wife, he married second, as her third husband, Diana G. (Carpenter) Dillon Williams, daughter of John L. Carpenter and Nancy J. Perrine, on 6 August 1916 in Braxton County, West Virginia. They had both been widowed, Isaac once and Diana twice.18
Death*30 March 1917He died a year and one day after his first wife, on 30 March 1917, in Little Otter, Braxton County, at age 841
Burial* and was buried with his first wife in Aggie Perkins Cemetery, Chapel, Braxton County.1,6

Family 1

Susan Hannah Rogers b. 18 Mar 1832, d. 29 Mar 1916
Children1.John R. Perkins19 b. 15 Dec 1852, d. 14 Jul 1932
2.Lair V. Perkins20 b. 4 Aug 1855, d. 19 Feb 1897
3.Arminta J. Perkins9 b. 15 Dec 1861, d. 8 Jul 1907
4.William T. Perkins9 b. 15 Aug 1864, d. 2 Dec 1926

Family 2

Diana G. Carpenter b. 1843

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Isaac Lewis “Uncle Lewis” Perkins, Memorial# 243057291. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elias and Malinda Perkins, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 187b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elias and Malinda Perkins, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 187b, reporting Lewis as 16 years old and estimating his year of birth as 1834.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Isaac Lewis “Uncle Lewis” Perkins, Memorial# 243057291, recording his date of birth as April 1832.
  5. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elijah and Sarah Perkins, (his name transcribed as "Elizah" by Ancestry), The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 187b.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Susan Hannah “Aunt Tudie” (Rogers) Perkins, Memorial# 243050874.
  7. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lewis and Susan Perkins, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 423; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Michael and Elizabeth Acerman, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Page: 423; Family History Library Film: 805336.
  9. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac L. and Susannah Perkins, their surname transcribed as "Parkins" by Ancestry), Year: 1870; Census Place: Lincoln, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1685; Page: 430B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S2565] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1875 Murder of Jemima Green in Braxton County, West Virginia, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, South Branch Intelligencer, (Romney, West Virginia), Friday, 4 June 1875, page 2; The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 5 July 1875, page 3; The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 19 July 1875, page 5; The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, (Wheeling, West Virginia), Wednesday, 21 July 1875, page 2; The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 30 August 1875, page 3; The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 4 October 1875, page 2; The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, (Wheeling, West Virginia), Monday, 29 November 1875, page 3; The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 27 December 1875, page 3; The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 10 January 1876, page 3 (1); The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 10 January 1876, page 3 (2); The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 10 January 1876, page 3 (3); The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 27 March 1876, page 3 (1); The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 27 March 1876, page 3 (2); Martinsburg Independent, (Martinsburg, West Virginia), Saturday, 29 July 1876, page 1; The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 15 January 1877, page 3; The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 22 January 1877, page 3; The Wheeling Daily Register, (Wheeling, West Virginia), Wednesday, 20 June 1877, page 4; The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, (Wheeling, West Virginia), Monday, 6 May 1878, page 4; The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, (Wheeling, West Virginia), Monday, 11 November 1878, page 4; The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Saturday, 14 December 1878, page 1. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1875 Murder of Jemima Green in Braxton County, West Virginia.
  11. [S2565] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1875 Murder of Jemima Green in Braxton County, West Virginia, online at www.newspapers.com, The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 30 August 1875, page 3; The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 4 October 1875, page 2.
  12. [S2565] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1875 Murder of Jemima Green in Braxton County, West Virginia, online at www.newspapers.com, The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 4 October 1875, page 2.
  13. [S2565] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1875 Murder of Jemima Green in Braxton County, West Virginia, online at www.newspapers.com, The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 10 January 1876, page 3 (2).
  14. [S2565] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1875 Murder of Jemima Green in Braxton County, West Virginia, online at www.newspapers.com, The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 10 January 1876, page 3 (3).
  15. [S2565] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1875 Murder of Jemima Green in Braxton County, West Virginia, online at www.newspapers.com, The Weston Democrat, (Weston, West Virginia), Monday, 27 March 1876, page 3 (1).
  16. [S2565] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1875 Murder of Jemima Green in Braxton County, West Virginia, online at www.newspapers.com, Martinsburg Independent, (Martinsburg, West Virginia), Saturday, 29 July 1876, page 1.
  17. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac L. and Susan H. Perkins, Year: 1880; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 466D; Enumeration District: 009. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  18. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of I L Perkins, age 82, born about 1834, and Dianna Williams, age 68, born about 1848, on 6 August 1916 in Braxton County, West Virginia. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  19. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John R. Perkins, Memorial# 70172736.
  20. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lair V Perkins, Memorial# 192901475.

James Perkins1

b. 5 March 1720
Father*Nathan Perkins1 b. 13 Sep 1685, d. b 4 Jun 1723
Mother*Martha Leonard1 b. c 1685, d. 1761
Birth*5 March 1720James Perkins was born on 5 March 1720 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
(Son) Estate12 June 1730A division of the estate of Nathan Perkins of Bridgewater deceased was made on 12 June 1730 among Martha Hayward, identified as the wife of Isaac Hayward and former widow of Nathan Perkins, his sons Nathan, Solomon, Timothy and James, and his daughters Martha and Silence.3
(Grandson) Will21 January 1735/36The will of David Perkins dated 21 January 1735/36, and proved on 5 October 1736, named grandsons Nathan, Solomon, Timothy and James, "my son Nathan's children", and their sisters Martha and Silence.3
Marriage*5 May 1742He married Bethia Dunham on 5 May 1742 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4

Family

Bethia Dunham
Child1.James Perkins Jr.+1 b. 1 Apr 1746, d. 28 Aug 1827

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Perkins, pages 277-281. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume I, Births, page 254. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 70, Martha Leonard, pages 67-68. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 289.

James Perkins1

b. June 1884
Father*Samuel Ellis Perkins1 b. 8 Mar 1849, d. 15 Aug 1932
Mother*Mariah J. Hosey1 b. 13 Mar 1853, d. 5 Oct 1915
Birth*June 1884James Perkins was born in June 1884 in West Virginia.2,1
(Son) Census US 190027 June 1900James was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 27 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 15 years old, worked as a farm laborer with his father and brothers, was able to read and write, and had attended school for five months of the census year.2

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel E. and Mariah J. Perkins, Year: 1910; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: T624_1677; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0014; FHL microfilm: 1375690. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel E. and Maria J. Perkins, Year: 1900; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Pages: 21A-21B; Enumeration District: 0007. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

James Perkins Jr.1

b. 1 April 1746, d. 28 August 1827
Father*James Perkins2 b. 5 Mar 1720
Mother*Bethia Dunham2
Birth*1 April 1746James Perkins Jr. was born on 1 April 1746 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
Marriage*14 February 1771He married Mary Hooper, daughter of James Hooper and Mary Johnson, on 14 February 1771 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,1
(Husband) Death9 October 1826Deacon James became a widower when Mary Perkins died on 9 October 1826.5
Death*28 August 1827He died on 28 August 1827 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 81.3,6

Family

Mary Hooper b. 16 Apr 1744, d. 9 Oct 1826
Children1.Bethia Perkins3 b. 1 Mar 1772
2.Rufus Perkins3 b. 3 Sep 1774
3.Levi Perkins3 b. 16 Sep 1776
4.Martha Porter Perkins3 b. 1778
5.Mary Perkins3 b. 1780

Citations

  1. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 289. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Perkins, pages 277-281. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume I, Births, page 254.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 537, with the note that she had been "82 the 16th last April."
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 537.

John Perkins1

b. 21 September 1700
Father*David Perkins1 b. 1653, d. 1 Oct 1736
Mother*Martha Howard1
Birth*21 September 1700John Perkins was born on 21 September 1700 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Perkins, pages 277-281. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 254. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.