John Perkins1

b. 1838, d. 1890
Father*Elijah Perkins1,2 b. 1814, d. 3 Nov 1888
Mother*Sarah Riffle1 b. 1815
Birth*1838John Perkins was born about 1838.1
(Son) Census US 185021 August 1850John 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 13 years old and had attended school within the census year.3
Marriage*20 October 1859He married Melsenia A. James, daughter of Isaac James and Hannah Hutchinson, on 20 October 1859 in Braxton County, Virginia.4,1,5
(Husband) Death20 August 1877John became a widower when Melsenia A. (James) Perkins died on 20 August 1877 at about age 39.4
Death*1890He died in 1890 at about age 521
Burial* and was buried with his wife in Perkins - Meadows Cemetery, Braxton County, West Virginia.1,4

Family

Melsenia A. James b. 1838, d. 20 Aug 1877

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, John Perkins, Memorial# 159080856. 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. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Melsenia A (James) Perkins, Memorial# 159080884.
  5. [S2548] West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932, online from the Family History Library, www.famillysearch.org, marriage on 20 October 1859 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States, of John Perkins, age 21, born about 1838 in Braxton County, Virginia, Single, son of Elijah Perkins and Holly, and "Melcena" James, age 21, born about 1838 in Braxton County, Virginia, Single, daughter of Isaac James and Hannah, referencing West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932, FHL Digital Folder# 007499352, FHL Film# 34484, Originating System EASY, Batch# M54976-4, citing "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR43-P17: 30 January 2020), John Perkins, 1859. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932.

John F. Perkins1

b. 12 July 1864, d. 25 June 1928
Father*William M. Perkins2 b. 1828
Mother*Rachel Gillespie2 b. 1837, d. 3 Dec 1867
Research Notes* Several researchers have reported that John Floyd Perkins and Palser Perkins were the same person, and we acknowledge that they may have been. We continue to have doubts, however. The only evidence we have found for Palser is the record of his birth in October 1860, and the earliest record we have for John is his enumeration with his parents on the 1870 census where he was reported as 10 years old, having attended school within the census year, and unable to read or write. That information would fit perfectly for Palser, and other researchers have simply indicated that Palser's name had been changed, after his birth, to John Floyd. That may be the case, however it bothers us that John's birth month has consistently been reported as July while Palser's was October of the same year. Palser, we believe, was named after his mother's brother, Palser Gillespie, and we've found nothing to indicate a rejection of the brother or his name to justify a name change. We've not found Palser Perkins in any other record after his birth, and we have not found John in the 1880 census. In the 1900 census John's date of birth was reported as July of 1864; in 1910, on the census, his age was recorded as 46 years, and his year of birth estimated as 1864; and the record of his death reported his date of birth as 12 July 1865. We've taken into consideration that many of the people in the extended Gillespie and Perkins families of that time were not able to read and write, and that they may not have known, or cared, how old they were. Even so, our research and analysis has led us to the conclusion, in large part, because of the two different months recorded for their births, that John Floyd Perkins and Palser Perkins were two different individuals and that John Floyd Perkins was likely born in July of 1864.3,4,5,6,2
Birth*12 July 1864John F. Perkins was born, probably on 12 July 1864, in Flatwoods, Braxton County, West Virginia.4,5,6,2,7
Name VariationHis full name was John Floyd Perkins.8
(Son) Death3 December 1867He was 3 years old when his mother died on 3 December 1867 at about age 30. Her death left John's father a widower for the second time, with eight minor children between the ages of one and 17 years.9
(Son) Marriage1868The following year his father married a third time to Nancy J. Lynch.10
(Son) Census US 187029 June 1870John was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 29 June 1870 in the household of his father and stepmother, Nancy J. Perkins, near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia, however we suspect his information was recorded incorrectly, and belonged with his older brother, Palser. In 1870, John would have been about 6 years old and probably not yet in school, although he was recorded as 10 years old, which was Palser's age in 1870, and having attended school within the census year, as Palser would have, and not able to read and write. Palser's name was not recorded on the census and, we suspect, he may have been skipped over, and his information confused with John's, by the census taker in his rewriting of his notes when he prepared his official report.1
Marriage*30 October 1884He married first Louisa A. Gillespie, daughter of John Gillespie and Rebecca Morrison, on 30 October 1884. Louisa was 24 years of age and John's age was recorded as 23, and his year of birth estimated as 1861. Our research indicates he was likely born in 1864 and was about 20 years old when he married for the first time.11,12
(Husband) Death28 November 1899John became a widower when Louisa A. (Gillespie) Perkins died on 28 November 1899 at age 43.11
Marriage*22 March 1900He married second Frances Vance Davis, daughter of Dennis Davis and Louisa Frances Titus, on 22 March 1900 in Harrison County, West Virginia.13,14,8
Census US 1900*7 June 1900Vance and John F. Perkins were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 7 June 1900 in Glade, Webster County, West Virginia. John was 35 years of age and, we suspect, a farmer, although his occupation was not reported on the census. He had been employed all 12 months of 1899, and was able to read, write and speak English. Vance was 23 years of age, and also able to read, write and speak English. They rented their farm, had been married for less than one year, and Vance had given birth to no children. The two daughters John had had with his first wife were enumerated with John and Vance in 1900. Florence and Flora were ages 17 and 15 years, respectively, were both able to read, write and speak English, and Flora had attended school for three months of the census year. A boarder, Joseph Randall, was also enumerated in the Perkins household in 1900. He was single, 29 years of age, had been born in Pennsylvania, and worked as a Teamster.15
Death*25 June 1928He died on 25 June 1928 in Bridgeport, Harrison County, West Virginia, at age 634,2,16,7
Burial*26 June 1928 and was buried on 26 June 1928 in Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, West Virginia.8,2

Family 1

Louisa A. Gillespie b. 1 Jun 1856, d. 28 Nov 1899
Children1.Florence C. Perkins17,8 b. Feb 1883
2.Flora Alice Perkins18,8 b. 18 Jan 1885

Family 2

Frances Vance Davis b. 6 Sep 1876, d. 8 Feb 1972

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. [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.
  3. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Palser Perkins in October 1860 in Braxton County, West Virginia, son of William M Perkins and Rachel Perkins, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  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, reporting John's age as 10, and estimating his year of birth as 1860.
  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, John's date of birth recorded as July 1864. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John F. and Vance F. Perkins, Year: 1910; Census Place: Simpson, Harrison, West Virginia; Roll: T624_1683; Page: 4a; Enumeration District: 0037; FHL microfilm: 1375696, John's age recorded as 46, and his year of birth estimated as 1864. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [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, John Floyd Perkins, Memorial# 158022414, recording his date of birth as 12 July 1865. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Floyd Perkins, Memorial# 158022414.
  9. [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.
  10. [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.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Louisa A (Gillespie) Perkins, Memorial# 143208925.
  12. [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.
  13. [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.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Frances Vance (Davis) Perkins, Memorial# 158022167.
  15. [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.
  16. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of John Floyd Perkins on 25 June 1928 in Harrison County, West Virginia, married to Frances Davis, son of William Perkins and Rachel Gillispie, referencing FHL Film# 1953438.
  17. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Florence C (Perkins) Paugh, Memorial# 134302247.
  18. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Flora Alice “Flossie” (Perkins) Phillips, Memorial# 7098900.

John R. Perkins1

b. 15 December 1852, d. 14 July 1932
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 1852John R. Perkins was born on 15 December 1852 in Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 18603 August 1860John was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 3 August 1860 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 7 years old.2,3
(Son) Census US 187010 August 1870John R. was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 10 August 1870 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Lincoln, Braxton County, West Virginia. His age was reported as 19 years, and he was recorded as "at home."4
Marriage*July 1871He married first Malinda Williams, daughter of John J. Williams and Christina Wine, in July 1871 in Braxton County, West Virginia.1,5,6
Census US 1880*24 June 1880Malinda and John R. Perkins were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 23 and 24 June 1880 in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. John was 28 years of age and worked as a coal miner, and Malinda was 27 years of age and keeping house. Three children were enumerated with them in 1880. Robert N. was 8 years old; and Hallie and Walter were ages 4 and 2 years, respectively. Enumerated in the first household before theirs, on the same census page, was Malinda's mother, Christina (Wine) Williams, and brother, Marcellus Williams, and in the next household after John and Malinda, on the same census page, was Malinda's uncle, James Wine, with his new second wife.7,8,9
(Husband) Death10 December 1911John became a widower when Malinda (Williams) Perkins died on 10 December 1911 at age 58.5
Death*14 July 1932He died on 14 July 1932 in Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 791
Burial* and was buried in Sutton Cemetery, Sutton.1

Family

Malinda Williams b. 11 Aug 1853, d. 10 Dec 1911

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, John R. Perkins, Memorial# 70172736. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [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.
  3. [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.
  4. [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.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Malinda (Williams) Perkins, Memorial# 81426222.
  6. [S2548] West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932, online from the Family History Library, www.famillysearch.org, marriage in July 1871 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States, of John R. Perkins, age 20, son of I. L. Perkins and Susan Perkins, and Malinda Williams, age 18, daughter of John J. Williams and Christina Williams, 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:V2M1-BMQ: 30 January 2020), John R. Perkins, 1871. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John R. and Malinda Perkins, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 423D; Enumeration District: 007. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marcellus Williams, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 423D; Enumeration District: 007.
  9. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Catharine Wine, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 423D; Enumeration District: 007.

Jonathan Perkins1

b. 16 March 1713/14
Father*David Perkins2 b. 1653, d. 1 Oct 1736
Mother*Martha Howard2
Birth*16 March 1713/14Jonathan Perkins was born on 16 March 1713/14 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Marriage*17 June 1738He married Bethia Hayward, daughter of Nathaniel Hayward and Elizabeth Fobes, on 17 June 1738.1,4,5

Family

Bithia Hayward b. 3 Nov 1711

Citations

  1. [S612] Paul Dillon Hayward, Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater (Denver, Colorado: P.D. Hayward, 1985), Author stated in his Preface that this book is his third compilation on the Haywards and that most of the data he obtained from previously published sources. He warned that there are undoubtedly many errors, some of which may invalidate entire sections, page 1. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater.
  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. [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 255. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 168.

Joseph Perkins1

b. 9 July 1735
Father*Solomon Perkins2 b. 30 Jun 1712
Mother*Lydia Sprague2 b. 31 Jul 1715
Birth*9 July 1735Joseph Perkins was born on 9 July 1735 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Relationship Note*Joseph and Benjamin Perkins were twins.4
Marriage*11 August 1761He married Martha Hayward on 11 August 1761 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The marriage record in Bridgewater stated that the Plymouth County record noted they were both "of Middleborough."5,6

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 255. 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.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 174, with a notation that the Plymouth County record stated they were both "of Middleborough."
  6. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190, identifying an incorrect Martha Hayward as Joseph's wife; Mitchell confused his aunt Martha Perkins, whose stepfather was Isaac Hayward, with the much younger Martha Hayward Joseph married.

Lair V. Perkins1

b. 4 August 1855, d. 19 February 1897
Father*Isaac Lewis Perkins1 b. Apr 1832, d. 30 Mar 1917
Mother*Susan Hannah Rogers1 b. 18 Mar 1832, d. 29 Mar 1916
Birth*4 August 1855Lair V. Perkins was born on 4 August 1855.1
(Son) Census US 18603 August 1860Lair was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 3 August 1860 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 4 years old.2,3
(Son) Census US 187010 August 1870Lair V. was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 10 August 1870 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Lincoln, Braxton County, West Virginia. His age was reported as 12 years, and he was recorded as "at home."4
Marriage*1874He married Mary Agnes Lewis, daughter of Charles M. Lewis and Miriam M. Clutter, in 1874 in Braxton County, West Virginia.5,1,6
Census US 1880*1 June 1880Mary A. and Lair V. Perkins were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 1 June 1880 in Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia. Lair was 25 years of age, farming, and unable to read and write, and Mary was 22 years of age and housekeeping. Two children were enumerated with them in 1880. Nathan G. was 5 years old and Elizabeth J. was age 3.7
Death*19 February 1897He died on 19 February 1897 at age 411
Burial* and was buried in Aggie Perkins Cemetery, Chapel, Braxton County, West Virginia.1

Family

Mary Agnes Lewis b. 2 Feb 1859, d. 30 Jul 1935

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, Lair V Perkins, Memorial# 192901475. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [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.
  3. [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.
  4. [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.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Agnes (Lewis) Perkins, Memorial# 186372522.
  6. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Mary A Lewis and Lair V Perkins in 1874 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of L. V. and Mary A. Perkins, Year: 1880; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 449A; Enumeration District: 009. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Levi Perkins1

b. 16 September 1776
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*16 September 1776Levi Perkins was born on 16 September 1776 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,2

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 255. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Lora L. Perkins1,2

b. 6 October 1886
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*6 October 1886Lora L. Perkins was probably born on 6 October 1886 in West Virginia.1,2,3
Name VariationHis full name was Lora Lee Perkins3
Name Variation although it was often recorded as Lee Lora Perkins, and he usually called himself Lee.4
(Son) Census US 190027 June 1900Lora L. 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 13 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.
  3. [S223] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online at www.ancestry.com, draft registration card for Lora Lee Perkins, born on 6 October 1886, residence in 1917-1918 at Riffle, Braxton County, West Virginia, USA, nearest relative his father, S. E. Perkins; his height was 5 Ft 6, his build was medium, his hair and eyes were black, referencing U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Braxton County, West Virginia. Hereinafter cited as U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  4. [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, Lee Lora Perkins, Memorial# 186346228. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Louisa Perkins1

b. 1851
Father*Elijah Perkins1 b. 1814, d. 3 Nov 1888
Mother*Sarah Riffle1 b. 1815
Birth*1851Louisa Perkins was born about 1851 in Virginia.1
(Daughter) Census US 186014 August 1860Louisa was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 August 1860 in the household of her parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. She was 9 years old and had attended school within the census year.1
Marriage*1868She married John F. Clutter in 1868 in Braxton County, West Virginia.2

Family

John F. Clutter b. 1842

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Louisa Perkins and John F Clutter in 1868 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.

Lucretia Perkins1

b. 21 November 1854, d. 12 May 1933
Father*Elijah Perkins1,2,3 b. 1814, d. 3 Nov 1888
Mother*Sarah Riffle1 b. 1815
Birth*21 November 1854Lucretia Perkins was born about 21 November 1854 in Braxton County, Virginia.4,5,6
Name VariationShe was called Tish.3
(Daughter) Census US 186014 August 1860Lucretia was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 August 1860 in the household of her parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. She was 6 years old.7
(Daughter) Census US 187019 August 1870Lucretia was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 19 August 1870 in the household of her parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Lincoln, Braxton County, West Virginia. She was 14 years old.1,8,9
Marriage*1871She married David Harper Shock about 1871.10,3
(Wife) Death21 January 1896Lucretia became a widow when David Harper Shock died on 21 January 1896 at age 46.10
Death*12 May 1933She died on 12 May 1933 in Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 783
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Rutherford Cemetery, Gilmer County, West Virginia.3,10

Family

David Harper Shock b. 13 May 1849, d. 21 Jan 1896

Citations

  1. [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. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [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.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lucretia “Tish” (Perkins) Shock, Memorial# 114395037.
  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, Lucretia's age recorded as 14, and her year of birth estimated as 1856.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lucretia “Tish” (Perkins) Shock, Memorial# 114395037, her date of birth reported as 21 November 1854.
  6. [S2531] Family History Library Electronic Resource, West Virginia births and christenings : COLLECTION RECORD, 1853-1928. A name index, available online, to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of West Virginia containing 544,589 records. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers, although due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records, while a few records may be earlier or later: birth of Lucretia Perkins on 21 November 1854 in Braxton County, Virginia, United States, daughter of Elijah Perkins and Sarah Perkins, referencing "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5PG-361: 12 December 2019), Lucretia Perkins, 1854; records from multiple microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia births and christenings : COLLECTION RECORD, 1853-1928.
  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. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, David Harper Shock, Memorial# 114395038.

Lydia Perkins1

b. 27 May 1741
Father*Solomon Perkins2 b. 30 Jun 1712
Mother*Lydia Sprague2 b. 31 Jul 1715
Birth*27 May 1741Lydia Perkins was born on 27 May 1741 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 255. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Margaret S. Perkins1

b. 1858
Father*William M. Perkins1 b. 1828
Mother*Rachel Gillespie1 b. 1837, d. 3 Dec 1867
Birth*1858Margaret S. Perkins was born about 1858 in Virginia.1
(Daughter) Census US 186014 June 1860Margaret S. was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 June 1860 in the household of her parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. She was 2 years old.1
(Daughter) Death3 December 1867She was about 9 years old when her mother died on 3 December 1867 at about age 30. Her death left Margaret's father a widower for the second time, with eight minor children between the ages of one and 17 years.2
(Daughter) Marriage1868The following year her father married a third time to Nancy J. Lynch.3
(Daughter) Census US 187029 June 1870Margaret S. was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 29 June 1870 in the household of her father and stepmother near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. She was 12 years old, had attended school within the census year and was able to read, although not yet to write.4

Citations

  1. [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.
  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.

Martha Perkins1

b. 10 December 1717
Father*Nathan Perkins1,2 b. 13 Sep 1685, d. b 4 Jun 1723
Mother*Martha Leonard1,2 b. c 1685, d. 1761
Birth*10 December 1717Martha Perkins was born on 10 December 1717 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3,2
(Daughter) 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.1
(Granddaughter) 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.1

Citations

  1. [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).
  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), Hayward, pages 181-190, noting her father as her mother's second husband Isaac Hayward. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of 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 255. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Martha Perkins1

b. 30 November 1704
Father*David Perkins1 b. 1653, d. 1 Oct 1736
Mother*Martha Howard1
Birth*30 November 1704Martha Perkins was born on 30 November 1704 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 255. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Martha Perkins1,2

b. 7 December 1712
Father*Humphrey Perkins2,1
Mother*Martha Moulton1,2 b. c 1666
Baptism*7 December 1712Martha was baptized on 7 December 1712 with her sisters Sarah and Abigail, eleven months after their father's death, in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.3,4
Marriage*16 September 1720She married Ephraim Leonard of Bridgewater, son of Joseph Leonard and Martha Orcutt, on 16 September 1720.2,3,5

Family

Ephraim Leonard b. b 1700

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), #3., John Leonard (Solomon), pages 37-38. Hereinafter cited as Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater.
  2. [S1139] Manning Leonard, Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, #80., Ephraim Leonard (Joseph, Jacob, Solomon), pages 83-84.
  3. [S1183] Asa W. Brown, "Perkins Family of Hampton, N.H.", New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 12, pages 79-83, (January 1858). Hereinafter cited as "Perkins Family of Hampton, N.H."
  4. [S1039] Hampton, NH: Vital Records to 1900, online at www.americanancestors.org, Volume 2, page 17. Hereinafter cited as Hampton Vital Records to 1900.
  5. [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# 56, Enoch Leonard, pages 56-57. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).

Martha Jane Perkins1

b. 8 April 1820, d. 7 October 1907
Birth*8 April 1820Martha Jane Perkins was born on 8 April 1820 in Whitley County, Kentucky.1
Name VariationShe was called Patsy.1,2
Marriage*25 April 1844She married Thomas H. McDonald in 1840 or on 25 April 1844 in Lee County, Illinois.3,4,2
(Wife) Death16 December 1904Patsy became a widow when Thomas H. McDonald died on 16 December 1904 at age 92.5
Death*7 October 1907She died on 7 October 1907 in Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois, at age 871
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Walnut Cemetery, Walnut, Bureau County.1,5

Family

Thomas H. McDonald b. 8 Jun 1812, d. 16 Dec 1904
Child1.Porter C. McDonald+1,6 b. 16 Mar 1843, d. 8 Apr 1914

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, Martha Jane “Patsy” (Perkins) McDonald, Memorial# 84237789. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 25 April 1844 in Lee County, Illinois, of Thomas H. McDonald and Patsey Perkins, referencing Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, microfilm# 0848652, items 4-6. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha Jane “Patsy” (Perkins) McDonald, Memorial# 84237789, reporting the year of their marriage as 1840.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas McDonald, Memorial# 84237332, reporting the year of their marriage as 1840.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas McDonald, Memorial# 84237332.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Porter C. “P. C.” McDonald, Memorial# 74736099.

Martha Porter Perkins1

b. 1778
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*1778Martha Porter Perkins was born in 1778.1
Marriage*She married Phineas Blake.1

Family

Phineas Blake

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.

Mary Perkins1

b. 10 January 1718, d. 17 May 1756
Father*Thomas Perkins1 b. 1688, d. 5 Jun 1761
Mother*Mary Washburn1 b. c 1690, d. 23 Apr 1750
Birth*10 January 1718Mary Perkins was born on 10 January 1718 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*11 February 1741She married Josiah Hayward Jr., son of Josiah Hayward and Sarah Kinglsey, on 11 February 1741 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3,4
Death*17 May 1756She died on 17 May 1756 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 38.1

Family

Josiah Hayward b. 13 Apr 1717, d. 15 Oct 1773
Children1.Lois Hayward1
2.Josiah Hayward5 b. 20 Jul 1744, d. 1 Oct 1745
3.Sarah Hayward1
4.Mary Hayward6,7 d. 29 Aug 1747
5.Hepzibah Hayward1 b. 24 Apr 1748, d. 27 Nov 1748

Citations

  1. [S612] Paul Dillon Hayward, Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater (Denver, Colorado: P.D. Hayward, 1985), Author stated in his Preface that this book is his third compilation on the Haywards and that most of the data he obtained from previously published sources. He warned that there are undoubtedly many errors, some of which may invalidate entire sections, page 2. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Hayward 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), Marriages, Volume II, page 173. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S612] Paul Dillon Hayward, Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater, page 2, with the year of their marriage reported as 1742.
  4. [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, although the name of Mary Perkins is noted as "Sarah" and the marriage year as 1742. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume I, page 149 referencing G.R.7: citing a gravestone record at the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 486 referencing G.R.7: citing a gravestone record at the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.
  7. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 486 referencing P.R.4: citing a private record; from a record of deaths kept from 1766 to 1820 by Oliver Alden, and from 1820 to 1846 by his son, Caleb Alden, and grandson, Cromwell Alden, or members of the family, now in the possession of the Bridgewater Public Library. Her surname was spelled “Haward”.

Mary Perkins1

b. 10 December 1702
Father*David Perkins1 b. 1653, d. 1 Oct 1736
Mother*Martha Howard1
Birth*10 December 1702Mary Perkins was born on 10 December 1702 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 256. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Mary Perkins1

b. 1780
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*1780Mary Perkins was born in 1780.1

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.

Mary Perkins1

(Witness to Deed) Land Transfer22 August 1734Daniel Johnson and Mary Perkins witnessed the mark of Nicholas Bolton, labourer, of Bridgewater, Plymouth County on 22 August 1734 in his sale of land in Dorchester to David Leach, yeoman, of Kingston, Plymouth County. Isaac Johnson, Justice of the Peace, verified that Nicholas Bolton had personally appeared before him and acknowledged the instrument to be his act and deed, and the document was recorded in Suffolk County on 23 August 1734 by Samuel Gerrish, Registrar.1

Citations

  1. [S633] Records of deeds, 1639-1885; indexes to deeds, 1639-1920 (Suffolk County, Massachusetts). Microfilm of original records in the Registry of Deeds, Boston, Massachusetts on 1128 microfilm reels. Includes indexes to grantors, 1639-1920; indexes to grantees, 1639-1920; and indexes to persons other than grantors and grantees, 1639-1799: Film# 493951, Volume 49 dated 1734, pages 17-L, 17-R and 18-L, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Records of deeds 1639-1885, Suffolk County.

Mary Ann Perkins1

b. 1851, d. 1883
Birth*1851Mary Ann Perkins was born in 1851.1
Name VariationShe was called Mollie.2,1
Marriage*20 June 1872She married Jackson Burnham Heathman on 20 June 1872 in Madison County, Kentucky.1,3,4
Death*1883She died in 1883 at about age 321
Burial* and was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Armstrong, Howard County, Missouri.1

Family

Jackson Burnham Heathman b. 17 Feb 1847, d. 11 Mar 1899
Child1.Lela Heathman1,2 b. 14 Oct 1874, d. 18 Aug 1937

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, Mary Ann (Perkins) Heathman, Memorial# 218849440. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lela (Heathman) Heathman, Memorial# 83450747.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jackson Burnham Heathman, Memorial# 104128265.
  4. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 20 June 1872 in Madison County, Kentucky, USA, of Jackson Heathman and Mary Ann Perkins, citing FHL Film# 000183302. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.

Mary Isabel Jane Perkins1

b. 17 May 1872
Father*William M. Perkins1 b. 1828
Mother*Nancy J. Lynch1
Birth*17 May 1872Mary Isabel Jane Perkins was born on 17 May 1872 in Braxton County, West Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Mary Isabel Jane Perkins on 17 May 1872 in Braxton County, West Virginia, daughter of William M Perkins and Nancy Perkins, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.

Mercy Perkins1,2

b. 1671, d. 19 May 1752
Birth*1671Mercy Perkins was born in 1671.2
Marriage12 July 1694She married Samuel Chandler on 12 July 1694 in Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
(Wife) Death12 September 1748Mercy became a widow when Samuel Chandler died on 12 September 1748.2,4
Death*19 May 1752She died a widow on 19 May 1752 in Bridgewater.4

Family

Samuel Chandler d. 12 Sep 1748
Child1.Jonathan Chandler5,1 b. 8 May 1699

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), Chandler, page 136. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 144. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700, page 144, indicating uncertainty as to where in the Province they resided or married.
  4. [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), Deaths, Volume II, page 447. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume I, page 72.

Millard F. Perkins1

b. 1855
Father*William M. Perkins2 b. 1828
Mother*Rachel Gillespie2 b. 1837, d. 3 Dec 1867
Birth*1855Millard F. Perkins was born about 1855 in Virginia.2
Name VariationHis full name was Millard Fillmore Perkins3
Name Variation and he was also called Fillmore.2
(Son) Census US 186014 June 1860Millard F. was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 June 1860 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 5 years old.2
(Son) Death3 December 1867He was about 12 years old when his mother died on 3 December 1867 at about age 30. Her death left Fillmore's father a widower for the second time, with eight minor children between the ages of one and 17 years.4
(Son) Marriage1868The following year his father married a third time to Nancy J. Lynch.5
(Son) Census US 187029 June 1870Millard F. 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 14 years old, had attended school within the census year and was able to read, although not yet to write.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. [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.
  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, Millard Fillmore Perkins, Memorial# 58461330. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [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.
  5. [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.

Mollie Perkins1

b. 1881
(Family Member) Name SpellingsVariations in the spelling of the Gillespie surname found in our research included GILLASPIE, GILLASPRY and GILLISPIE.2,3,4,5
Birth*1881Mollie Perkins was born about 1881 in Braxton County, West Virginia.1
Marriage*21 December 1902She married, as his second wife, Wesley Martin Gillespie, son of John Gillespie and Rebecca Morrison, on 21 December 1902 in Braxton County, West Virginia.1

Family

Wesley Martin Gillespie b. 30 Oct 1847, d. 12 Feb 1930

Citations

  1. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Wesley M Gillaspie and Mollie Perkins on 21 December 1902 in Braxton County, West Virginia. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Griffin and Harriet E. Gillespie, Year: 1900; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Page: 10; Enumeration District: 0003. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Martin W. and Lydia A. Gillaspie, Year: 1880; Census Place: Holly, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 418A; Enumeration District: 007. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [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: "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971", marriage on 15 September 1853 in Braxton County, Virginia, of Elizabeth J Duffield, age 16, born about 1837, daughter of John and Lydia Duffield, and Orlando G "Gillaspy", age 19, born about 1834, son of Adam and Nancy "Gillaspy" referencing "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971", database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2ZF-Q47Q : Fri Aug 18 15:04:46 UTC 2023), Entry for Orlando G "Gillaspy" and Elizabeth J Duffield, 22 Sep 1853; 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.
  5. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of John Floyd Perkins on 25 June 1928 in Harrison County, West Virginia, married to Frances Davis, son of William Perkins and Rachel Gillispie, referencing FHL Film# 1953438. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.

Nathan Perkins1,2

b. 13 September 1685, d. before 4 June 1723
Father*David Perkins1,2 b. 1653, d. 1 Oct 1736
Mother*Elizabeth Brown2,3,1
Baptism*13 September 1685Nathan Perkins was baptized on 13 September 1685 in First Parish Unitarian Church, Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,3,2
Marriage*9 November 1709He married, as her first husband, Martha Leonard, daughter of Solomon Leonard and Mary __?__, on 9 November 1709 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4,5,2
Death*before 4 June 1723He died before 4 June 1723 in Bridgewater.2
Estate*12 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.2
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.2

Family

Martha Leonard b. c 1685, d. 1761
Children1.Nathan Perkins2 b. 24 Aug 1710
2.Solomon Perkins+1 b. 30 Jun 1712
3.Timothy Perkins2 b. 16 Jan 1714/15
4.Martha Perkins2,6 b. 10 Dec 1717
5.James Perkins+1 b. 5 Mar 1720
6.Silence Perkins2 b. May 1723

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# 70, Martha Leonard, pages 67-68. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  3. [S863] Topsfield Historical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, to the end of year 1849, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Alphabetical indexes to the manuscript records of the town, supplemented by information from church registers, cemetery inscriptions and other sources. Contents: Volume 1. Births; Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Topsfield, Massachusetts: Topsfield Historical Society, 1906-1907), Volume I, Births, page 254, referencing C.R.1: citing a church record, First Parish Unitarian Church. Hereinafter cited as Beverly, Massachusetts vital records to 1849.
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Perkins, pages 227-281.
  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), Marriages, Volume II, page 291, her surname spelled "Lennard". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  6. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190, noting her father as her mother's second husband Isaac Hayward.

Nathan Perkins1

b. 24 August 1710
Father*Nathan Perkins1 b. 13 Sep 1685, d. b 4 Jun 1723
Mother*Martha Leonard2 b. c 1685, d. 1761
Birth*24 August 1710Nathan Perkins was born on 24 August 1710 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
(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.1
(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.1

Citations

  1. [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).
  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), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of 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 256. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Nathaniel Perkins Jr.1

Marriage Intention5 July 1794An intention of marriage for Nathaniel Perkins Jr. and Hannah Hayward was recorded on 5 July 1794 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.2
Marriage*1794He married Hannah Hayward, daughter of Timothy Hayward and Hannah Pratt, in 1794 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1

Family

Hannah Hayward b. 2 May 1772

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. [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), Marriages, Volume II, page 171. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Palser Perkins1

b. October 1860
Father*William M. Perkins1 b. 1828
Mother*Rachel Gillespie1 b. 1837, d. 3 Dec 1867
Research Notes* Several researchers have reported that John Floyd Perkins and Palser Perkins were the same person, and we acknowledge that they may have been. We continue to have doubts, however. The only evidence we have found for Palser is the record of his birth in October 1860, and the earliest record we have for John is his enumeration with his parents on the 1870 census where he was reported as 10 years old, having attended school within the census year, and unable to read or write. That information would fit perfectly for Palser, and other researchers have simply indicated that Palser's name had been changed, after his birth, to John Floyd. That may be the case, however it bothers us that John's birth month has consistently been reported as July while Palser's was October of the same year. Palser, we believe, was named after his mother's brother, Palser Gillespie, and we've found nothing to indicate a rejection of the brother or his name to justify a name change. We've not found Palser Perkins in any other record after his birth, and we have not found John in the 1880 census. In the 1900 census John's date of birth was reported as July of 1864; in 1910, on the census, his age was recorded as 46 years, and his year of birth estimated as 1864; and the record of his death reported his date of birth as 12 July 1865. We've taken into consideration that many of the people in the extended Gillespie and Perkins families of that time were not able to read and write, and that they may not have known, or cared, how old they were. Even so, our research and analysis has led us to the conclusion, in large part, because of the two different months recorded for their births, that John Floyd Perkins and Palser Perkins were two different individuals and that John Floyd Perkins was likely born in July of 1864.1,2,3,4,5
Birth*October 1860Palser Perkins was born in October 1860 in Virginia.1
(Son) Death3 December 1867He was about 7 years old when his mother died on 3 December 1867 at about age 30. Her death left Palser's father a widower for the second time, with eight minor children between the ages of one and 17 years.6
(Son) Marriage1868The following year his father married a third time to Nancy J. Lynch.7
(Son) Census US 187029 June 1870Palser Perkins was not included on the 1870 census taken on 29 June 1870 in the household of his father and stepmother, Nancy J. Perkins, near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. Palser's name, we suspect, was missed and his information confused and recorded as though it belonged with his younger brother, John, by the census taker in his rewriting of his notes when he prepared his official report. Palser, in 1870, would have been about 10 years old and, if the information reported for John belonged with Palser, he had attended school within the census year and was not yet able to read and write.8

Citations

  1. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Palser Perkins in October 1860 in Braxton County, West Virginia, son of William M Perkins and Rachel Perkins, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.
  2. [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, reporting John's age as 10, and estimating his year of birth as 1860. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [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, John's date of birth recorded as July 1864. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John F. and Vance F. Perkins, Year: 1910; Census Place: Simpson, Harrison, West Virginia; Roll: T624_1683; Page: 4a; Enumeration District: 0037; FHL microfilm: 1375696, John's age recorded as 46, and his year of birth estimated as 1864. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [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.
  6. [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.
  7. [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.
  8. [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.