Richard Perkins1

b. 2 March 1729/30, d. 16 October 1813
Father*Daniel Perkins1,2 b. c 1697, d. 29 Sep 1782
Mother*Anne Foster2,1 b. c 1700, d. 7 Jul 1750
Birth*2 March 1729/30Richard Perkins was born on 2 March 1729/30 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Education*1748Richard graduated from Harvard University, Boston, in 17481
Occupation* and was a physician in Bridgewater.1
Marriage*9 October 1760He married Mary Hancock, daughter of John Hancock and Mary (Hawkes) Thaxter Hancock Perkins, on 9 October 1760 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County. Richard's wife was the daughter of his stepmother Mary (Hawkes) Thaxter Hancock Perkins, his father's second wife.3,1
(Doctor) Town Poor2 November 1767Reimbursement in the amount of £1,04s,04p was approved for payment to Dr. Richard Perkins at a Town Meeting held in Bridgewater on 2 November 1767 for visits and medicines for town pauper Elizabeth (Bolton) May.4
(Husband) Death21 June 1779Richard became a widower when Mary (Hancock) Perkins died on 21 June 1779.5,1
Marriage*18 June 1781He married second Mary Hunt of Watertown on 18 June 1781 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).1,3
Death*16 October 1813He died on 16 October 1813 in Bridgewater at age 83.1,6

Family 1

Mary Hancock b. 8 Apr 1735, d. 21 Jun 1779

Family 2

Mary Hunt

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 257. 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 292.
  4. [S1120] Bridgewater (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Microfilm of manuscripts filmed at the East Bridgewater Town Hall, Plymouth County, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Includes records of births, marriages, and deaths, town meeting records, records of land and property, and other miscellaneous town records: FHL Film# 902869, Item# 2, Volume 3, 1739-1784, page items 70-71; on 2 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Town records 1656-1823, Bridgewater.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 537.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 538.

Rufus Perkins1

b. 3 September 1774
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*3 September 1774Rufus Perkins was born on 3 September 1774 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).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 257. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Sabina Perkins1

b. 1845
Father*Elijah Perkins1 b. 1814, d. 3 Nov 1888
Mother*Sarah Riffle1 b. 1815
Birth*1845Sabina Perkins was born about 1845 in Virginia.1
(Daughter) Census US 185021 August 1850Sabina was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 21 August 1850 in the household of her parents in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. She was 4 years old and had attended school within the census year.2
(Daughter) Census US 186014 August 1860Sabina 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 15 years old.1

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. [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.

Samuel Ellis Perkins1,2

b. 8 March 1849, d. 15 August 1932
Father*Elijah Perkins1,3,4,2 b. 1814, d. 3 Nov 1888
Mother*Sarah Riffle1,2 b. 1815
Birth*8 March 1849Samuel Ellis Perkins was born on 8 March 1849 in Braxton County, Virginia.1,4,5
Name VariationHe was often called Ellis.1
(Son) Census US 185021 August 1850Samuel 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 one year old.6
(Son) Census US 186014 August 1860He was enumerated as Ellis 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 12 years old.7
(Son) Census US 187019 August 1870Ellis was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 19 August 1870 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Lincoln, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was 21 years of age.1,8,9
(Son) 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
(Son) 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
(Son) 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
(Son) ArrestJanuary 1876A warrant for the apprehension of his father, Elijah Perkins, charged with complicity in the Jemima Green murder, was issued in Braxton County about January 1876, shortly after his son, Samuel Ellis Perkins, was on trial, and his nephew, Isaac Lewis Perkins, was awaiting trial, for the same crime. Our complete transcription of this short news item may be found among the other articles with Jemima.14
(Son) 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
Marriage*19 June 1879He married Mariah J. Hosey in 19 June 1879 in Braxton County, West Virginia.17,4,18,19,5
Census US 1880*1 June 1880Mariah and Samuel Ellis Perkins were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 1 June 1880 in Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia. Ellis was 32 years of age and farming, and Mariah was 22 years of age and housekeeping. Ellis's parents were enumerated in the first previous household on the same census page, and his sister, Lucretia (Perkins) Shock, and her family were enumerated in the next household after Ellis and Mariah on the same census page.20
Census US 1900*27 June 1900Maria and Samuel E. Perkins were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 27 June 1900 in Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia. Samuel was 51 years of age and a farmer, and Maria was 47 years of age. They had been married for 21 years and Maria had given birth to 7 children, 5 of whom were living. They owned their farm free of mortgage, and were both able to read and write. Their five children were enumerated with them in 1900. Their daughter, Hallie B., was 19 years old, was able to read and write, and had attended school for three months of the census year; their four sons, Floyd, Elijah A., James and Lora L., were ages 18, 17, 15 and 13 years, respectively, worked as farm laborers with their father, were able to read and write, and had all attended school for five months of the census year.21
(Husband) Death5 October 1915Ellis became a widower when Mariah Jane (Hosey) Perkins died on 5 October 1915 at age 62.17
Death*15 August 1932He died on 15 August 1932 in Riffle, Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 834,2
Burial* and was buried with his wife in Perkins Cemetery, Braxton County.4,17

Family

Mariah J. Hosey b. 13 Mar 1853, d. 5 Oct 1915
Children1.Hallie B. Perkins22 b. 2 Jul 1880
2.Floyd Perkins23 b. 5 Aug 1881, d. 10 Apr 1902
3.Elijah A. Perkins22 b. Dec 1882
4.James Perkins22 b. Jun 1884
5.Lora L. Perkins22 b. 6 Oct 1886
6.Charles E. Perkins24 b. 1 Sep 1887, d. 10 Oct 1888

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. [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.
  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, Elijah Perkins, Memorial# 159378919. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel Ellis Perkins, Memorial# 159372067.
  5. [S2549] West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage on 19 June 1879 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States, of S E Perkins, age 30, single, and M J Hosey, age 23, single, both were born in Braxton County and residents of Braxton County, referencing "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FR1T-GXD: 11 February 2018), S E Perkins and M J Hasey, 1879; citing Braxton, West Virginia, United States,, county clerks, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 573,806.. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970.
  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, 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. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Marie Jane (Hosey) Perkins, Memorial# 159372104.
  18. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of S E Perkins and M J Hosey in 1879 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  19. [S2548] West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932, online from the Family History Library, www.famillysearch.org, marriage on 19 June 1879 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States, of S. E. Perkins, age 30, born about 1849 and M. J. Hosey, age 23, born about 1856, 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:XRZD-YQD: 30 January 2020), S. E. Perkins, 1879. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932.
  20. [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. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  21. [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.
  22. [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.
  23. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Floyd Perkins, Memorial# 159377295.
  24. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Charles E. Perkins, Memorial# 159378584.

Sarah Perkins1

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

Sarah C. Perkins1

b. 1862
Father*William M. Perkins1 b. 1828
Mother*Rachel Gillespie1 b. 1837, d. 3 Dec 1867
Birth*1862Sarah C. Perkins was born about 1862 in Virginia.1
(Daughter) Death3 December 1867She was about 5 years old when her mother died on 3 December 1867 at about age 30. Her death left Sarah'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 1870Sarah C. 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 8 years 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.
  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.

Silence Perkins1

b. May 1723
Father*Nathan Perkins1 b. 13 Sep 1685, d. b 4 Jun 1723
Mother*Martha Leonard2 b. c 1685, d. 1761
Birth*May 1723Silence Perkins was born in May 1723 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
(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. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 70, Martha Leonard, pages 67-68, noting the date as before May 1723.
  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), Births, Volume I, page 258. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Solomon Perkins1

b. 30 June 1712
Father*Nathan Perkins1 b. 13 Sep 1685, d. b 4 Jun 1723
Mother*Martha Leonard1 b. c 1685, d. 1761
Birth*30 June 1712Solomon Perkins was born on 30 June 1712 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3,1
(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.2
Marriage*13 December 1733He married Lydia Sprague, daughter of Jonathan Sprague and Lydia Leavitt, on 13 December 1733 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4
(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.2
(Son) Land Transfer24 August 1739 On 24 August 1739 Solomon's mother Martha (Leonard) Perkins Hayward and her husband Isaac Hayward, husbandman, transferred to her son Solomon, a resident of Bridgewater, all rights to lands "our father Solomon Leonard" late of Bridgewater died seized of upon his bond to support and care for his mother Martha.5,2
Occupation*1739Solomon was identified as a joiner in Bridgewater in 1739 when his mother and her husband transferred his grandfather's land to him.2

Family

Lydia Sprague b. 31 Jul 1715
Children1.Joseph Perkins1 b. 9 Jul 1735
2.Benjamin Perkins1 b. 9 Jul 1735
3.Solomon Perkins1 b. 27 Dec 1737
4.Lydia Perkins1 b. 27 May 1741
5.Eliab Perkins1 b. 25 May 1743

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. [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 258. 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 354.
  5. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 19, Solomon Leonard (or Lennerson), page 24.

Solomon Perkins1

b. 27 December 1737
Father*Solomon Perkins2 b. 30 Jun 1712
Mother*Lydia Sprague2 b. 31 Jul 1715
Birth*27 December 1737Solomon Perkins was born on 27 December 1737 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 258. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Stephen J. Perkins1,2

b. 1843
Father*Elias Perkins1 b. 1811
Mother*Malinda __?__1 b. 1810
Birth*1843Stephen J. Perkins was born about 1843 in Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 185021 August 1850Stephen 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 7 years old and had attended school within the census year.1,3
(Son) Census US 186011 June 1860Stephen J. was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 11 June 1860 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 17 years old, a farmer, and had attended school within the census year.2

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [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.
  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.

Susanna Perkins1

b. 27 February 1709
Father*David Perkins1 b. 1653, d. 1 Oct 1736
Mother*Martha Howard1
Birth*27 February 1709Susanna Perkins was born on 27 February 1709 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 258. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Thomas Perkins1

b. 1688, d. 5 June 1761
Father*David Perkins2 b. 1653, d. 1 Oct 1736
Mother*Elizabeth Brown2
Birth*1688Thomas Perkins was born in 1688 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).2
Marriage*20 February 1716/17He married Mary Washburn, daughter of Joseph Washburn and Hannah Latham, on 20 February 1716/17 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3,4,1
(Witness to Deed) Land Records23 November 1729Thomas Perkins was a witness for William Leonard and Ephraim Leonard when William purchased a house and land in Bridgewater from Ephraim on 23 November 1729.5
(Husband) Death23 April 1750Thomas became a widower when Mary Perkins died on 23 April 1750.6
Death*5 June 1761He died on 5 June 1761 in Bridgewater7
Burial* and was buried in the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). His gravestone marked his death in his 61st year.7

Family

Mary Washburn b. c 1690, d. 23 Apr 1750
Children1.Mary Perkins+1 b. 10 Jan 1718, d. 17 May 1756
2.Hepzibah Perkins+8,2 b. 15 Feb 1719/20, d. 12 Apr 1800
3.Lieutenant Francis Perkins2 b. 8 Sep 1729, d. 1783

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. [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. [S862] Ralph V. Wood Jr., Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 12, Francis Cooke (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2008), Person No. 47, Joseph Washburn, pages 106-108. Hereinafter cited as Francis Cooke of the Mayflower (Five).
  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), Marriages, Volume II, pages 293 and 389. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  5. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: Film# 558823, Book 27, page 152B, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 537, 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 538, referencing G.R.7: citing a gravestone record at the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.
  8. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Keith, pages 214-224.

Thomas Perkins1

Marriage*14 October 1806He married Polly Williams on 14 October 1806 in Greenbrier County, Virginia.1,2

Family

Polly Williams
Children1.Elias Perkins+1 b. 1811
2.Elijah Perkins+1 b. 1814, d. 3 Nov 1888

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. [S2549] West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage on 14 October 1806 in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, of Thomas Perkins and Polly Williams, referencing "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FRXC-YXV: 11 February 2018), Thos. Perkins and Polly Williams, 14 Oct 1806; citing Greenbrier, West Virginia, v 1A p 114, county clerks, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 595,040.. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970.

Thomas Perkins1

b. 1838
Father*Elias Perkins1 b. 1811
Mother*Malinda __?__1 b. 1810
Birth*1838Thomas Perkins was born about 1838 in Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 185021 August 1850Thomas 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 12 years old and had attended school within the census year.1,2
(Son) Census US 186011 June 1860Thomas was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 11 June 1860 in the household of his parents near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. He was 22 years of age and a farmer.3

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [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.
  3. [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.

Timothy Perkins1

b. 16 January 1714/15
Father*Nathan Perkins1 b. 13 Sep 1685, d. b 4 Jun 1723
Mother*Martha Leonard2 b. c 1685, d. 1761
Birth*16 January 1714/15Timothy Perkins was born on 16 January 1714/15 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 259. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

William H. Perkins1

b. 28 August 1840, d. 17 August 1917
Father*Elijah Perkins1,2 b. 1814, d. 3 Nov 1888
Mother*Sarah Riffle1 b. 1815
Birth*28 August 1840William H. Perkins was born on 28 August 1840.1
Name VariationHis full name was William Harrison Perkins.3
(Son) Census US 185021 August 1850William 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 10 years old and had attended school within the census year.4
(Son) Census US 186014 August 1860William 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 20 years old and had attended school within the census year.5
Marriage*He married first Margaret __?__.6,1,3
Research Notes* On the 1940 death record of Robert C. Wine, who was born about 1871, an illegitimate son of Phebe J. Wine, William Perkins was identified as Robert C. Wine's father. We wonder what, if any, the relationship was between William and Robert.7
Census US 1880*15 June 1880Margaret and William H. Perkins were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 15 June 1880 in Holly, Braxton County, West Virginia. William was 39 years of age and farming, and Margaret was 30 years of age and her occupation was reported as "tramping a little". William was recorded as divorced and Margaret as married. Their daughter, Hallie, was 13 years old. Eleanor Crawford, who was 44 years of age, was recorded as a servant in the Perkins household in 1880.8
Divorce*before 30 April 1890William H. Perkins and Margaret Perkins were divorced before 30 April 1890, the date William married his second wife, in Braxton County, West Virginia.9,10
Marriage*30 April 1890He married second Virginia Carpenter, daughter of Benjamin Carpenter and Isabelle Sawyers, on 30 April 1890 in Braxton County, West Virginia. William was 49 years of age and Virginia was age 38. They were married at William's home by Y. J. Gillaspie, a Minister of the Methodist Presbyterian Church.11,1,10
Death*17 August 1917He died on 17 August 1917 in Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 761
Burial* and was buried in Perkins Cemetery, Braxton County, West Virginia.1

Family 1

Margaret __?__ b. Apr 1843, d. 1926
Child1.Hallie Perkins3 b. 10 Apr 1866

Family 2

Sarah Virginia Carpenter b. 11 Dec 1849, d. 16 Jul 1932

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, William H. Perkins, Memorial# 159406520. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elijah Perkins, Memorial# 159378919.
  3. [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.
  4. [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.
  5. [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.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Maggie Perkins, Memorial# 173035336.
  7. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Robert Clay Wine on 9 January 1940 in Nicholas County, West Virginia, married to Lucy Wine, son of William Perkins and Phebe Wine, referencing FHL Film# 1983476. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  8. [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.
  9. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Maggie Perkins, Year: 1900; Census Place: Cedarville, Gilmer, West Virginia; Roll: 1758; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0029. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S2549] West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage on 30 April 1890 in Braxton Couty, West Virginia, United States, of William H Perkins of Braxton County, West Virginia, age 49, born in Braxton County, Virginia, and Miss Virginia Carpenter of Braxton County, West Virginia, age 38, born in Braxton County, Virginia, married at the home of W. H. Perkins by J. Y. Gillaspie, a minister of the M. P. Church, referencing "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FR11-3Z3: 11 February 2018), William H Perkins and Virginia Carpenter, 1890; citing Braxton, West Virginia, United States,, county clerks, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 573,806. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah Virginia (Carpenter) Perkins, Memorial# 159405804.

William M. Perkins1,2

b. 1828
Birth*1828William M. Perkins was born about 1828 in Virginia.1
Name VariationHis full name was William Morgan Perkins.3
Marriage*He married first Jane Hamrick.4
Census US 1850*21 August 1850Jane and William Perkins were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 21 August 1850 in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. William was 22 years of age and a farmer, and Jane, who was unable to read and write, was age 21. Their baby son, Francis A., was two months old. Also enumerated with the young family in 1850 was Adam Perkins, who was 12 years old and is believed to have been the son of William and Elizabeth Perkins whose family was enumerated three households before William and Jane on the same census page.5
(Husband) DeathWilliam became a widower with an infant son when Jane (Hamrick) Perkins died, probably not long after the birth of their first child who was born on 3 May 1850. The effective date of the 1850 census was 1 June 1850, and she was likely living on that date because she was included with her family on the census that year when they were enumerated on 21 August.6
Marriage*He married second Rachel Gillespie, daughter of William Gillespie and Rosanna Wanless.1,2
Census US 1860*14 June 1860Rachel and William M. Perkins were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 14 June 1860 near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Braxton County, Virginia. William was 32 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $400 and a personal estate valued at $125, and Rachel was 23 years of age and unable to read and write. Four children were enumerated with them in 1860. Francis A., William's son from his first marriage, was 10 years old. William and Rachel's children together, William R., Filmore, and Margaret S. were ages 8, 5, and 2 years, respectively.2
(Husband) Death3 December 1867William became a widower for the second time when Rachel (Gillespie) Perkins died on 3 December 1867 at about age 30, leaving William and eight minor children between the ages of one and 17 years.7
Marriage*1868He married third Nancy J. Lynch in 1868 in Braxton County, West Virginia.8
Census US 1870*29 June 1870Nancy J. and William M. Perkins were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 29 June 1870 near the Braxton Court House Post Office, Franklin, Braxton County, West Virginia. We are fairly certain that some of the information as it appears on the 1870 completed census, at least for this Perkins family, is not accurate. We suspect the census taker, who would have made notes when he visited each household, then returned to his own home to sort through all his notes and prepare his official report, mixed some things up and/or left some things out. For example, William's son, Palser, from his first marriage, was not named on the census, although his information appears to have been included for his younger brother, John. Palser would have been about 10 years old in 1870, would likely have had attended school within the census year, and would not have yet been able to read and write. His brother, John, we believe, would have been about 6 years old and not yet in school. William's daughter, Sarah C., also from his first marriage, would have been, as recorded, about 8 years old. What follows is our report of the information actually on the census, with the parts we believe were recorded incorrectly identified in italics:

William was 41 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $500 and a personal estate valued at $215, and Nancy was 33 years of age and keeping house. Seven children, and not the eight we believe should have been if Palser was still living, were enumerated with them in 1870. Francis A., William's son from his first marriage, was 20 years old, at home, and had attended school within the census year; Millard F. and Margaret S., two of William's children from his second marriage, were ages 14 and 12 years, respectively, had both attended school within the census year and were able to read, although were not able to write; John F., whom we believe was Palser, was 10 years old, had attended school within the census year, and was not yet able to read or write; John's information was not included; and Sarah C. and David, the remaining two children from William's second marriage, were ages 8 and 4 years. William and Nancy's first child, George W., was five months old. Also enumerated in the Perkins' household in 1870 was 5-year-old William Brooks, whose relationship to the family we have not yet identified.9

Family 1

Jane Hamrick
Child1.Francis A. Perkins4,9 b. 3 May 1850

Family 2

Rachel Gillespie b. 1837, d. 3 Dec 1867
Children1.William R. Perkins2 b. 1852
2.Millard F. Perkins2 b. 1855
3.Margaret S. Perkins2 b. 1858
4.Palser Perkins10 b. Oct 1860
5.Sarah C. Perkins9 b. 1862
6.John F. Perkins+1 b. 12 Jul 1864, d. 25 Jun 1928
7.David Perkins3 b. 15 Sep 1866

Family 3

Nancy J. Lynch
Children1.George W. Perkins9 b. Dec 1869
2.Mary Isabel Jane Perkins11 b. 17 May 1872

Citations

  1. [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.
  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. [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.
  4. [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.
  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. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  6. [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.
  7. [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.
  8. [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.
  9. [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.
  10. [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.
  11. [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.

William R. Perkins1

b. 1852
Father*William M. Perkins1 b. 1828
Mother*Rachel Gillespie1 b. 1837, d. 3 Dec 1867
Birth*1852William R. Perkins was born about 1852 in Virginia.1
(Son) Census US 186014 June 1860William R. 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 8 years old.1
(Son) Death3 December 1867He was about 15 years old when his mother died on 3 December 1867 at about age 30. Her death left William'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

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.

William T. Perkins1

b. 15 August 1864, d. 2 December 1926
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 August 1864William T. Perkins was born on 15 August 1864 in Braxton County, West Virginia.1,2
Name VariationHis full name was William Thomas Perkins2,1
Name Variation and he was called Willis.2
(Son) Census US 187010 August 1870William T. 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. He was 5 years old and "at home."1
(Son) Census US 18801 June 1880Willis was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 1 June 1880 in the household of his parents in Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia. He was recorded as 14 years old.3
Marriage*17 October 1889He married Luverna Catherine McLaughlin on 17 October 1889 in Roane County, West Virginia.4,2
Death*2 December 1926He died on 2 December 1926 in Little Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia, at age 622
Burial* and was buried in Otter Cemetery, Gassaway, Braxton County.2

Family

Luverna Catherine McLaughlin b. 10 Sep 1869, d. 17 Dec 1943

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. [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, Willis Thomas Perkins, Memorial# 144878435. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [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.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Luverna Catherine “Verna” (McLaughlin) Perkins, Memorial# 144878532.

Jane M. Perrine1

b. 19 March 1809, d. 3 February 1883
Birth*19 March 1809Jane M. Perrine was born on 19 March 1809 in Greenbrier County, Virginia.1
Marriage*25 October 1830She married first Noah Rogers on 25 October 1830 in Nicholas County, Virginia.1,2
(Wife) DeathOctober 1842Jane became a widow when Noah Rogers died in October 1842 at about age 36.2
MarriageShe married second, as his second wife, John Bail.3,1
Death*3 February 1883She died on 3 February 1883 in Harrison County, West Virginia, at age 731
Burial* and was buried in Bail Cemetery, Morris, Nicholas County, West Virginia.1

Family

Noah Rogers b. 1806, d. Oct 1842
Child1.Susan Hannah Rogers+1,4 b. 18 Mar 1832, d. 29 Mar 1916

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, Jane M (Perrine) Rogers Bail, Memorial# 239671710. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Noah Rogers, Memorial# 121083746.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Bail, Memorial# 166972472.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Susan Hannah “Aunt Tudie” (Rogers) Perkins, Memorial# 243050874.

Joseph Perrine1

b. 1771
Birth*1771Joseph Perrine was born about 1771 in Virginia.2
Marriage*4 May 1797He married Nancy Lewis on 4 May 1797 in Greenbrier County, Virginia.2,3

Family

Nancy Lewis b. 1776
Child1.Nancy J. Perrine+1,2 b. 1820

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), Marriage Licenses for the First Ten years of the County, page 152, marriage of John L. Carpenter and Nancy Perrine (daughter of Joseph Perrine), November 27, 1841. 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 John L. and Nancy Carpenter, 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: 185a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1686] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1660-1800, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Nancy Lewis and Joseph "Prime" on 4 May 1797 in Greenbrier County, Virginia. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1660-1800.

Nancy J. Perrine1,2

b. 1820
Father*Joseph Perrine2,3 b. 1771
Mother*Nancy Lewis3,4 b. 1776
Birth*1820Nancy J. Perrine was born about 1820 in Nicholas County, Virginia.1
Marriage*27 November 1841She married John L. Carpenter on 27 November 1841 in Braxton County, Virginia.1,2

Family

John L. Carpenter b. 1819
Children1.Diana G. Carpenter+1 b. 1843
2.Joseph W. Carpenter1 b. 1845
3.Agnes J. Carpenter1 b. 1847
4.William W. Carpenter1 b. 1849
5.John H. Carpenter1 b. 1852
6.Sarah L. Carpenter1 b. 1853
7.Amos H. Carpenter1 b. 1855
8.Mary K. Carpenter1 b. 1858

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John L. and Nancy J. Carpenter, 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: Webster, Virginia; Roll: M653_1383; Page: 915; Family History Library Film: 805383. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  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), Marriage Licenses for the First Ten years of the County, page 152, marriage of John L. Carpenter and Nancy Perrine (daughter of Joseph Perrine), November 27, 1841. Hereinafter cited as History of Braxton County and Central West Virginia.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John L. and Nancy Carpenter, 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: 185a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1686] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1660-1800, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Nancy Lewis and Joseph "Prime" on 4 May 1797 in Greenbrier County, Virginia. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1660-1800.

Sarah A. Perrine1

b. 1840
Birth*1840Sarah A. Perrine was born about 1840 in Virginia.2
Name VariationHer full name was Sarah Ann Perrine.2
Marriage*She married Hudson M. D. Knight, son of John V. Knight and Elizabeth Lewis.1,2

Family

Hudson M. D. Knight b. 1831, d. 20 May 1900

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, Hudson Markson Dickson Knight, Memorial# 214678095. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Hudson and Sarah Ann Knight, 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: 353; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

James Perry1

Marriage*1 January 1701He married Mary Bailey, daughter of John Bailey Sr. and Sarah White, on 1 January 1701 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Mary Bailey b. Dec 1677

Citations

  1. [S856] Samuel Deane, History of Scituate, Massachusetts, from its first settlement to 1831, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: James Loring, 1831), John Bailey, pages 213-215. Hereinafter cited as History of Scituate, Massachusetts to 1831.
  2. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Volume II, Marriages, page 27, her surname spelled "Bayly". Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.

Leonard Perry1

b. 1889
Birth*1889Leonard Perry was born about 1889 in Missouri.1
Marriage*1 August 1909He married Lucy Spence, daughter of John W. Spence and Laura Ann Matthews, on 1 August 1909 in Knob Noster, Johnson County, Missouri.1,2

Family

Lucy Spence b. Aug 1890

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Leonard and Lucinda E. Perry, Holden Ward 3, Johnson, Missouri; Roll: T624_793; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0113; FHL microfilm: 1374806. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, "Lenard" Perry and Lucy E. Spence at Knob Noster, Johnson County on 1 August 1909. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.

______ Perry1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth Adams.1

Citations

  1. [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. Hereinafter cited as Seven Pierce Families.

Eliza Persho1

Marriage Intention*9 April 1826An intention of marriage for Eliza Persho and Benjamin Fry Jr. was recorded on 9 April 1826 in Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Winchendon Marriages, page 122. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Jane Persho1

Birth*Jane Persho was born.2,3
Name VariationHer name appeared in the records as both Jane and Jean.1,4
Marriage*12 July 1744She married Job Wetherell of Norton, son of Nathaniel Wetherell and Mary White, on 12 July 1744 in Norton, Bristol County.4,1

Family

Job Wetherell b. 22 May 1726
Child1.Anne Wetherell5 b. 13 Dec 1749

Citations

  1. [S1194] Thomas J. Lothrop, The Nicholas White Family, 1643-1900, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Taunton, Massachusetts: Thomas J. Lothrop, printed by C.A. Hack & Son, 1902), page 58. Hereinafter cited as Nicholas White Family, 1643-1900.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 151. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1194] Thomas J. Lothrop, Nicholas White Family, 1643-1900, pages 26-27.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Marriages, Volume 1, page 293, her surname spelled "Pershow."
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Norton Births, Volume 1, page 147.

Anna Marie Petersen1

b. 14 February 1859, d. 27 October 1937
Birth*14 February 1859Anna Marie Petersen was born on 14 February 1859 in Denmark.1,2
Marriage*1878She married Andrew Peter Jensen about 1878 in Denmark.3,1,4
(Wife) Death13 June 1936Anna became a widow when Andrew Peter Jensen died on 13 June 1936 at age 77.3
Death*27 October 1937She died on 27 October 1937 at age 781
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Division G, Block 33, Lot 3, Space 3, between Spaces 3 and 4, of Greenwood Cemetery, Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska.1,3

Family

Andrew Peter Jensen b. 12 Dec 1858, d. 13 Jun 1936
Child1.Peter Jensen5,2 b. 5 Jan 1880, d. 12 Feb 1946

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, Anna Marie “Annie” (Petersen) Jensen, Memorial# 69356860. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of A. P. and Anne M. Jensen, Year: 1900; Census Place: Lexington, Dawson, Nebraska; Roll: 922; Page: 9; Enumeration District: 0092. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Andrew Peter Jensen, Memorial# 69356844.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of A. P. and Anne M. Jensen, Year: 1900; Census Place: Lexington, Dawson, Nebraska; Roll: 922; Page: 9; Enumeration District: 0092, recording their marriage year as 1878.
  5. [S1824] Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 6 September 1902 in Lexington, Nebraska, USA, of Clara Bertha Burtwell, age 22, born about 1880 in Missouri, daughter of George H. Burtwell and Mary A. Reedy, and Peter Jensen, age 22, born about 1880 in Denmark, son of A. P. Jensen and Anna M. Pedersen, recorded in Dawson County, referencing State Library and Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska. Hereinafter cited as Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908.

Alta Peterson1,2

b. 1911
Birth*1911Alta Peterson was born about 1911 in Illinois.1
Marriage*1927She married, as his first wife, Thomas B. Reed about 1927.1
Census US 193025 April 1930Alta and Bert Reed were enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 25 April 1930 at 3 Glencoe Street, Saint Ferdinand, Saint Louis County, Missouri. Bert was 24 years of age and worked as a drug clerk in a drug store, and Alta was 19 years old. They owned their house, and their baby daughter, Alice M., was enumerated with them. Alice was nineteen months old.1

Family

Thomas B. Reed b. 27 Aug 1904, d. 16 Jan 1955
Children1.Patricia Jane Reed1 b. 18 Nov 1928, d. 3 Mar 1996
2.Alta Jeanette Reed3 b. 1931
3.Thomas Laverne Reed3,2 b. 24 Sep 1932, d. 14 Sep 2010

Citations

  1. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household Bert and Alta Reed, Year: 1930; Census Place: Saint Ferdinand, St. Louis, Missouri; Page: 22B; Enumeration District: 0137; FHL microfilm: 2340961. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2096] U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, obituary for Thomas Lavern Reed, age 77, of 5178 Third Avenue, Pittsfield, Brown County, Wisconsin, born 24 September 1932 in Ferguson, St. Louis County, Missouri to Bertram and Alta (Peterson) Reed, married Shirley Smith on 4 June 1994 in South Haven, Michigan, died Tuesday afternoon,14 September 2010 at his residence, burial in Dexterville Cemetery, survived by wife Shirley, sister Jeanette Reed Gaylord of Bolivar, Missouri, two half-brothers, James McDonald Reed and Jerry Reed, both of Arkansas, stepmother, Kate McDonald Reed Hamby of Arkansas, two aunts, Sylvia Bigbee of Florida and Katherine Reed who was 108 years old, preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Patricia, citing The Daily Tribune, published on 16 September 2010, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States of America. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current.
  3. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas B. and Cecelia Reed, Year: 1940; Census Place: Normandy, St Louis, Missouri; Roll: m-t0627-02153; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 95-264. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.