Category Archive: Perkins Family

Apr 14

52 Ancestors: #15 Stephen Perkins of Chichester

Stephen Perkins and his wife, Betsey Lane, were my second great grandparents.

Stephen Perkins was born on 20 April 1806 in Chichester, Rockingham County,[1] New Hampshire.[2]He died on 20 September 1897 at the age of 91 in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[3]

Stephen Perkins II and Betsey Lane were married on 25 November 1832.[4] Betsey Lane, daughter of Jeremiah Lane and Eunice Tilton, was born on 23 July 1805 in Chichester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.[5] She died on 22 September 1890 at the age of 85 in Chichester.[6]

Stephen and Betsey were buried in Chichester.[7]

Stephen Perkins and Betsey Lane had the following children, all born in Chichester:

  1. Hannah H. Perkins was born on 19 May 1835 and died on 25 November.[8]
  2. Stephen Prentiss Perkins, born 6 March 1837;[9] married Lavina Jane Case, 22 November 1866; and died 16 May 1903, Chichester.[10]
  3. Sarah Eunice Perkins, born 6 March 1840;[11] married Rinaldo Bracket Foster, 15 July 1860, Chichester; and died 20 October 1899, in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  4. Jeremiah Lane Perkins, born 26 March 1842;[12] married Jennie Maria Osgood, 29 March 1874, in Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire; and died 21 November 1899, in Loudon.[13]
  5. John Butters Perkins, born 25 January 1844;[14] married Emma Adeline Jenkins; and died 7 May 1918, in Loudon[15]. [See blog post http://www.musingsbylinda.com/MyFamily/?p=707]
  6. Charles B. Perkins was born on 13 August 1846;[16] and died on 12 February 1874 at the age of 27 in Chichester[17].
  7. Ann M. Perkins, born 3 November 1849; married Charles Eddy Payne, 18 September 1876; and died 4 January 1929, in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[18]

Stephen, son of Stephen, is typically called Stephen Jr. and resided near his father in Chichester.

Census Records

Stephen and his family were enumerated in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire from 1830 through 1880.

1830.  Stephen (listed as 20 to 30), living alone, resided next door to his father, Stephen Perkins.[19] This population schedule did not offer reference to occupation.

1840.  Stephen and his family were residing next door to his father, Stephen Perkins. Of the six people (1 male under 5, 1 male 5 to 10, 2 males 30 to 40, 1 female under 5, and 1 female 30 to 40) in his household, three were engaged in Agriculture.[20]

23 October 1850.[21] Stephen Perkins, Household (all born in New Hampshire):

Stephen Perkins, age 44, farmer, real estate valued at $200
Betsey Perkins, age 44
Stephen P. Perkins, age 13
Sarah E. Perkins, age 10
Jeremiah L. Perkins, age 8
John B. Perkins, age 6
Charles L. Perkins, age 4
Ann M. Perkins, age 3/4

9 June 1860.[22] Stephen Perkins Household (all born in New Hampshire):

Stephen Perkins, age 54, farmer, real estate valued at $1,600 and personal property valued at $15,000
Betsy, age 54
Stephen P., age 23, farmer
Sarah, age 20
Jeremiah, age 18, student
John B., age 16
Chas. F., age 14
Ann, age 10

26 June 1870.[23]  Stephen Perkins Household (all born in New Hampshire):

Stephen Perkins, age 64, farmer, real property valued at $6,000 and personal property valued at $12,000
Betsey, age 64, keeping house
Jeremiah, age 28, farm laborer
Charles F, age 23, farm laborer
Ann M., age 20,

24 June 1880.[24] Stephen Perkins Household (all born in New Hampshire)

Stephen Perkins, age 74, farmer
Betsy, age 74, wife, keeping house
Prentice [Stephen Prentiss] Perkins, age 42, son, farmer
Lavina, 36, daughter-in-law, age 36, keeping house
Alice M., grand daughter, age 10, at school
Stephen C. grandson, age 7, at school
William R Adams, age 75, servant, farm laborer

Property Records

The 1850, 1860, and 1870 federal census records Stephen with real property. A consequent incomplete search of deed records in Merrimack County provides some clues. However, it is necessary for the deed work (search and analysis) to continue.

To date the following documents have been located:

Probate Records

Stephen affixed his signature to his last will and testament on 29 Jun 1887 in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[29] Stephen’s will described the following bequeaths:

  • “,,, unto my daughter Ann M. Paine, the sum of five dollars”
  • “… unto my daughter Sarah E. Foster, the sum of five dollars”
  • “… unto my son John B. Perkins of Loudon… the sum of one dollar”
  • “… unto my son Jeremiah L. Perkins the interest and income of fifteen shares of the National State Capital Bank of Concord New Hampshire for and during the time of his natural life from and immediately after the decease of said Jeremiah L. Perkins I give and bequeath unto my grandchildren Alice M. Perkins, Stephen C. Perkins and Ralph S. Perkins children of my son Stephen P. Perkins the aforesaid fifteen share of Bank stock to be divided equally among them.”
  • “… unto my aforesaid son Jeremiah L. Perkins all the demands and promissory notes which I hold against my son John B. Perkins and all debts due me from said John B. Perkins”
  • “… unto my son Stephen P. Perkins his heirs and assigns forever all the residue of my estate both real and personal estate wherever found or however situated”

Stephen appointed Thomas H. Thorndike, Esq. of Pittsfield to be his sole executor. David T. Brown, Stephen R. Watson, and F.H. Thorndike were witnesses to this will, dated 29 June 1887.

Stephen’s will was presented for probate 4 September 1897 in Merrimack County Court of Probate, Concord, New Hampshire.

Future Research

  • Continue deed research, seeking and analyzing, in Merrimack County, New Hampshire with Stephen Perkins as grantor and grantee.
  • Perform a complete search of probate records for Stephen Perkins in Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

 

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[1] Chichester became part of Merrimack County when that county was formed out of Rockingham and Hillsborough Counties in 1823 [John H. Long, Editor, New Hampshire, Vermont, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993), 47].

[2] William Haslet Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, New Hampshire, 17421927 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2000), 31; hereinafter cited as Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester.

[3] Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 127.

[4] Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 65.

[5] Thomas Allen Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine, and His Descendants, 15831936 (Haverhill, Massachusetts: Record Publishing Company, 1947), 91; hereinafter cited as Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine.

[6] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine, 91.

[7] Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 127.

[8] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine, 91.

[9] Town Records of Chichester, New Hampshire, Volume V (Chichester, New Hampshire: The Town), 116; Family History Library microfilm 15,099; hereinafter cited as Town Records of Chichester.

[10] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine, 91.

[11] Town Records of Chichester, 116.

[12] Town Records of Chichester, 116.

[13] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine, 180.

[14] Town Records of Chichester, 116.

[15] Deaths Registered in the Town of Loudon for the Year Ending December 31, 1906, Annual Report of the Town of Loudon, 1907 (Concord, New Hampshire: The Town of Loudon, 1907).

[16] Town Records of Chichester, 116.

[17] Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 127. In this derivate publication, he was called Charles F. Perkins.

[18] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine, 91.

[19] 1830 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 180, line 13; National Archives microfilm M19, reel 76.

[20] 1840 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 48, line 23; National Archives microfilm M704, reel 240.

[21] 1850 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 40, dwelling 8, family 11; National Archives microfilm M432, reel 436.

[22] 1860 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 22, dwelling 188, family 188, lines 24–31; National Archives microfilm M653, reel 677.

[23] 1870 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Chichester, New Hampshire, page 88, dwelling 7, family 8, lines 27–31; National Archives microfilm M593, reel 845 viewed on Ancestry.com, 13 April 2014.

[24] 1880 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 83B,  Enumeration District 165, dwelling 106, family 118, lines 21-26; National Archives microfilm T9, reel 765.

[25] Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Deed Book 22: 512; Family History Library microfilm #16,121.

[26] Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Deed Book 67: 295; Family History Library microfilm #16,144.

[27] Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Deed Book 53: 519; Family History Library microfilm #16,137.

[28] Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Deed Book 53: 519; Family History Library microfilm #16,137.

[29] Will of Stephen Perkins, New Hampshire, Merrimack County, Probate Records, 1880–1900, Volume 88: 334–335; Family History Library microfilm #1,571,928.

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Apr 12

52 Ancestors: #14 John Butters Perkins

This 52 week, 52 Ancestors challenge is proving to be very interesting. As I analysis the research I’ve conducted, it is apparent that I should have put my blinders on—why in the world have I no record of possible estate or property records of John Butters Perkins? John would have been about seventeen years old at the beginning of the Civil War. Why have I not searched for possible Union service for him? All I have are the boring vital statistics and census records for John and his family.

John Butters Perkins, son of Stephen Perkins and Betsey Lane, was born on 25 January 1844 in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[1] He died of a cerebral hemorrhage on 7 May 1918 at the age of 74 in Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[2]

John Butters Perkins married Emma Adeline Jenkins,[3] about 1868. Emma Adeline, daughter of William Jenkins and Joanne B. Foss, was born on 9 Nov 1847 in Barnstead, Belknap County, New Hampshire. She died on 6 Mar 1906 at the age of 58 in Loudon.[4]

Death of John B. Perkins

John B. and Emma A. were buried with their daughter Louise in Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[5]

tombstone_PerkinsJohnB-Emma

John and his family were enumerated on the federal decennial census records on 16 June 1870,[6] 3 June 1880,[7] and on 21 June 1900.[8] John was enumerated in the home of his son, Homer L. Perkins on 9 May 1910, in Loudon.[9]

John Butters Perkins and Emma Adeline Jenkins had the following children:

  1. Etta Belle Perkins, born 7 November 1869,[10] Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire; married George Wilmer Rowell, 29 August 1903, Boscawen, Merrimack County, New Hampshire;[11] died 10 Oct 1950 and buried with her husband in Moore Cemetery, in Loudon.[12]
  2. Charles Bauman Perkins, born 13 June 1873, Loudon; married Grace Clough, 27 February 1904, Pittsfield, Merrimack County.[13]
  3. Louise Betsy Perkins was born on 6 July 1875 in Loudon. [14] She died on 31 July 1885 at the age of 10 in Loudon and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery.[15]
  4. Homer Lathe Perkins, born 16 Jun 1879, Loudon; married Alice Margaret Brown, 8 April 1908, Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire; and died 22 August1939, Loudon. [See previous blog entry http://www.musingsbylinda.com/MyFamily/?p=701.]

Future Research

  • Search for deeds (grantee and grantor) in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, for John Butters Perkins.
  • Search for possible probate records for John B. Perkins in Merrimack County from 1910 and possibly forward for several years.
  • Search for possible service in the Union during the Civil War Period for John Butters Perkins.
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[1] Tombstone of John B. Perkins; Emma A, his wife, and Louise B. Perkins, Mount Hope Cemetery, located in Loudon Village, behind the Congregation Church, viewed and photographed by the author, 28 September 1991 (hereinafter cited as Tombstone of John B. Perkins, et al); and William Haslet Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, New Hampshire, 1742–1927 (Bowie Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000), 31.

[2] “New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-1947,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11623-1872-63?cc=1601211 : accessed 11 Apr 2014), 004243185 > image 1913 of 2917; citing Bureau Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; Tombstone of John B. Perkins, et al; and Deaths Registered in the Town of Loudon for the Year Ending December 31, 1906, Annual Report of the Town of Loudon, 1919 (Concord, New Hampshire: The Town of Loudon, 1920).

[3] Thomas Allen Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine, and His Descendants, 1583-1936 (Haverhill, Massachusetts: Record Publishing company, 1947), 181.

[4] Deaths Registered in the Town of Loudon for the Year Ending December 31, 1906, Annual Report of the Town of Loudon, 1907 (Concord, New Hampshire: The Town of Loudon, 1907).

[5] Tombstone of John B. Perkins, et al.

[6] 1870 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 384B, dwelling 195, family 177 lines 6–8; National Archives microfilm M593, reel 846.

[7] 1880 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 364D, Enumeration District 184, dwelling 40, family 42, lines 33–38; National Archives microfilm T9, reel 766.

[8] 1900 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 150, Enumeration District 169, sheet 7, dwelling 163, family 163, lines 17–21; National Archives microfilm T623, reel 949.

[9] 1910 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Enumeration District 220, sheet 9A, dwelling 164, family 166, lines 1–4; National Archives microfilm T624, reel 865.

[10] Tombstone of George W. Rowell and Etta B. Perkins, his wife, Moore Cemetery, located in Loudon Village, behind the Congregation Church adjacent to Mount Hope Cemetery, viewed and photographed by the author, 28 September 1991 (hereinafter cited as Tombstone of George and Etta B. Perkins Rowell).

[11] “New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL85-HFN : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Emma A. Jenkins in entry for Charles B. Perkins and Grace A. Clough, 27 Feb 1904; citing Pittsfield, , New Hampshire, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 2069876.

[12] Tombstone of George W. Rowell and Etta B. Perkins, his wife, Moore Cemetery, located in Loudon Village, behind the Congregation Church adjacent to Mount Hope Cemetery, viewed and photographed by the author, 28 September 1991 (hereinafter cited as Tombstone of George and Etta B. Perkins Rowell).

[13] “New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL85-HFN : accessed 11 Apr 2014), Emma A. Jenkins in entry for Charles B. Perkins and Grace A. Clough, 27 Feb 1904; citing Pittsfield, , New Hampshire, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 2069876.

[14] Tombstone of John B. Perkins, et al.

[15] Tombstone of John B. Perkins, et al.

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Apr 02

52 Ancestors: #13 Homer Lathe Perkins

HLPerkinsHomer Lathe Perkins was one of nearly thirty thousand men between the ages of thirty-seven to forty-five who answered the call of the Selective Service to register for the draft on the 12th of September 1918.[1] That, in it self, is not surprising. However, her resided in the village of Loudon and I would have expected him to travel into Concord (only 8 miles away from his home) to register. Why did he register in Franklin (some 22 miles away)?  That is a puzzle to which I need a solution.

Unfortunately I never met my Grandfather Perkins—he died before I was born. But I do know that he was a wheeler and dealer. I have in my possession a large number of original deeds relating to his buying and selling of land in and about Loudon. His wife, Nana Perkins, once told me that he’d buy a house, she’d work hard to make it a home and as soon as she did, he’d sell the place. I knew she lived in the house I remember in Loudon for several years before his death and when I asked her how she managed to stay there, she said, “When he put out the ‘for sale’ sign, I simply when out in the yard and yanked it up and he got the message.”

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1930Chevrolet

In 1930 Homer and Alice purchased a new Chevrolet Sedan from Gossville Garage in Epsom, N.H.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homer Lathe Perkins, son of John Butter Perkins and Emma Adeline Jenkins, was born in Loudon (Merrimack County), New Hampshire, 16 June 1879.[2] He died 22 August 1939 in Loudon.[3]

Homer L. Perkins and Alice M. Brown were married 8 April 1908 in Chester (Rockingham County), New Hampshire, by Albert Hall, Minister of the Gospel.[4]

The couple had two daughters.[5]

i.      Helen Elizabeth Perkins, born 7 February 1909 in Loudon;[6] died 14 November 1976 in Keene (Cheshire County), New Hampshire;[7] and was buried in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord (Merrimack County), New Hampshire. She and John William Galloway were married, 18 July 1936, in Loudon by William Hastings, Congregational minister.[8] Helen and John had one child.

ii.      Josephine Emma Perkins, born 30 December 1917 in Concord, New Hampshire;[9] died in York, Maine;[10] and was buried in Blossom Hill Cemetery, in Concord. She married Oscar H. Woodward, Jr., September 1940 in Chichester, New Hampshire.[11] Josephine and Oscar had four children.

perkins-woodwardHomer and Alice are buried in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, New Hampshire.

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[1] World War I Draft Registration Card of Homer Lathe Perkins, Homer Lathe Perkins, 12 September 1918, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Selective Service Records, Record Group 163, National Archives at Atlanta, Morrow, Georgia; hereinafter cited as WWI Draft Card of Homer Lathe Perkins.

[2] WWI Draft Card of Homer Lathe Perkins.

[3] Certificate of Death, Homer Lathe Perkins, New Hampshire Department of Vital Records, Hazen Road, Concord, New Hampshire.

[4] Certificate of Marriage of Homer L Perkins and Alice M. Brown in possession of the author.

[5] History of New Ipswich, 275–276.

[6] Birth Record of Helen E. Perkins, Annual Report of the Financial Affairs of the Town of Loudon for the Year Ending 15 February 1909 (Concord, N.H.: The Town, 1909), 37.

[7] Tombstone of Helen Perkins Galloway, Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, New Hampshire, viewed and photographed by the author, 9 August 1993.

[8] New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947, Downloaded from FamilySearch.org, 5 August 2013.

[9] Birth Record of Josephine E. Perkins, Annual Report of the Financial Affairs of the Town of Loudon for the Year Ending 15 February 1917 (Concord, N.H.: The Town, 1917).

[10] Death Certificate of Josephine P. Woodward, #93 00989, State of Maine, Department of Human Resources, York, Maine.

[11] Marriage Record of Oscar Herman Woodward Jr. and Josephine Emma Perkins, New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Hazen Road, Concord, New Hampshire

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Apr 04

1940 Census – Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire

1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Enumeration District 7-57, Sheet 3-A; downloaded from Archives.gov 3 April 2012.

The unincorporated area called Loudon Village was enumerated on 9 April 2012 by Wm. Joyce Medlock. My parents were listed with their respective parents. Their homes where on opposite sides of Main Street directly across from one another.

Family of Alice M. Perkins (Alice furnished the information)
Lines  18–20, household no. 42; Alice owned her home worth $3,000; in 1935 the family lived in the same house;
Household members (all born in New Hampshire): 1) Alice M. Perkins, head, age 54, widow, completed 4 years of high school; 2) Josephine E. Perkins, daughter, age 22, completed two years of college, and employed as an office attendant in a hospital; and 3) Alice M. Deprey, lodger, age 28, completed two years of college, and employed as a school teacher.
Family of Oscar H. Woodward (Sara Woodward furnished the information)
Lines 21–24, household no. 43; Oscar owned his home worth $3,000; in 1935 the family lived in Concord, Merrimack County, NH
Household members:1) Oscar H. Woodward, head; age 60, completed four years of high school, born in NH, and employed as a trackman for a steam railroad;  2) Sara M Woodward, wife, age 58, completed two years of high school, born in Nova Scotia; 3) Oscar H Woodward Jr, son, age 25, completed four hears of high school, born in NH, in 1935 he was in the U.S. Army, and employed as a truck driver; and 4) Jean M. Collins, lodger, age 15, completed 8 years of school, and born in NH.

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Nov 20

Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgivings during my childhood were generally spent with relatives on my Mom’s side of the family. “Over the River and through the Woods” was commonly sung as we made our way from Walpole to Chichester.  We generally dined at the large farm house of Ben and Eleanor Shaw on Bear Hill in Chichester. Ellen (Rowell) Shaw was  the niece of Nana Perkins (Alice M Brown Perkins). I always thought that there was such a crowd of people around the large dinning room table: Ben & Eleanor and their two children Carl and Pat (much older than Peter and I), Aunt Bell (Eleanor’s mother and sister-in-law of Nana Perkins), Nana Perkins, Mom & Dad, Peter, Richard, and I and later our younger sister, Gale). On rare occasion, Aunt Helen (Mom’s sister) and her son Jerome would join us.

The fare was nearly always the same: a huge turkey, giblet dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, and boiled onions. Once or twice lobster was added to the table, particularly for Nana Perkins. Dessert was always the traditional apple, pumpkin, and pecan pies. Eleanor made the best pies!

As young adults the tradition of place and people changed (not fare). There were not new family members consisting of the spouses the four Woodward siblings. We seemed to alternate years with the families of our spouses and it was more difficult, particularly after we started having children. It was not uncommon in those days for as many as twenty four family members around my table (tables that is). It was always a special time.

But then my second husband and I moved to Georgia and it was not easy getting back to New England for Thanksgiving with my family. So many Thanksgivings here in Georgia were spent with some of Charles friends and co-workers until his health began to decline. Even when we did dine with others, I just had to cook a Thanksgiving meal at home.

Recently I was invited to join other “orphans,” as we called ourselves – some of the staff of the National Archives  who had no family or none near enough to be able to share the day. I’m looking forward to another delightful Thanksgiving dinner with wonderful friends!  This year my brother Richard will be with us.

I’m thankful everyday for my many blessings, but always feel extra gratitude this time of year for my family and friends. I love Thanksgiving Day!

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Nov 04

Parents of Homer Lathe Perkins

Although we have no contemporary record to provide evidence that Emma A. Jenkins was the mother of Homer Lathe Perkins nor a marriage record for John Butters Perkins and Emma A. Jenkins, we have the following evidence of their marriage.

  • Tombstone of John Butters Perkins and Emma A., his wife[1]
  • 1880 U.S. Census indicates that Emily A. is the wife of John B Perkins.[2]
  • 1900 U.S. Census: indicates that Emma A. is the wife of John B. Perkins, that Emma had given birth to four children, three of whom were still living[3] [Louisa B. died 31 July 1885.[4] John B. and Emma A. Perkins had both been married for 32 years. There were three children in the household: Etta Belle, daughter, born November 1869; Charles B., son, born June 1872; and Homer L., son, born Jun 1876.
  • Marriage of Etta B. Perkins and George W. Rowell states that Etta Belle’s parents were John B. Perkins and Emma Jenkins.[5]
  • Birth of Charles B. Perkins, born 13 June 1872, filed 28 February 1928,[6] show parents as John B. Perkins and Emma A. Jenkins.
  • Birth of Louisa B. Perkins, born 6 July 1875, filed 28 February 1925,[7] show parents as John B. Perkins and Emma A. Jenkins

Although much of the evidence is not “close” to the time of the event, I do believe that we have a strong argument indicating that the parents of Homer Lathe Perkins, were John B. Perkins and Emma Jenkins.



[1] Triple headstone for John B. Perkins; Emma A., his wife; and Louise B. Perkins, Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire (behind the 1st Congregational Church in Loudon Village) photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, September 1991.

[2] 1880 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Enumeration District 184, sheet 4D, dwelling 40, family 42, line 34; National Archives micropublication T9, reel 766; viewed on Ancestry.com 3 November 2011.

[3] 1890 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 150, Enumeration District 169, sheet 7A, dwelling 163, family 163, line 18; National Archives micropublication T623, reel 949; viewed at the National Archives-Southeast Region, East Point, Georgia.

[4] Triple headstone for John B. Perkins; Emma A., his wife; and Louise B. Perkins, Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire (behind the 1st Congregational Church in Loudon Village) photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, September 1991.

[5] State of New Hampshire marriage record of Etta Belle Perkins & George Rowell; FamilySearch database “New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947, image 505; viewed 3 November 2011 [in FamilySearch.org, the indexed refers to George U. Powell and Ella P. Perkins].

[6] State of New Hampshire birth record of Charles B. Perkins; FamilySearch database “New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900, image 2602; viewed 4 November 2011. It should be noted that this is a derivate document filed some fifty-two years after his birth.

[7] State of New Hampshire birth record of Louisa B. Perkins; FamilySearch database “New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900, image 2602; viewed 4 November 2011.  It should be noted that this is a derivate document filed some fifty years after her birth.

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Nov 02

Wordless Wednesday: Daughter & Father, about 1930

Josephine and her Dad, Homer Lathe Perkins

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Oct 26

Wordless Wednesday: Hampton Beach 1922

Joesphine Emma Perkins, 1922

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Jul 19

My 16 Great Great Grandparents

Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Fun Challenge—Although I’m very late answering the challenge, I had fun this morning constructing what turns out to be a rather boring pie-chart.

Birthplaces of My 16 Great Great Grandparents

16. Daniel Saunders Woodward was born on 11 June 1804 in Springfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.[1] He died of Pneumonia in Hill, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 18 January 1892,[2] and he was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[3]

On 8 July1828 Daniel Saunders married Dorcas Adams in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[4]

17. Dorcas Adams was born on 19 July 1797 in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[5] She died in Hill, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 10 March 1877,[6] and was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[7]

18 Lewis Davis was born on 30 January 1796 in Sutton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[8] Lewis died in probably in or about Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 27 October 1844 and was buried in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[9]

On 28 November 1822 Lewis married Nancy Glines in Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[10]

19. Nancy Glines was born on 21 July 1799 in Northfield, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[11] Nancy died in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 22 October 1887 and was buried in Sawyer Cemetery, Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[12]

20. John Waddell was born in Scotland about1824.

John Waddell married Mary Moore about 1844 in Truro, Nova Scotia.[13]

21. Mary Moore was born about 1824. Mary died about 1864.

22. William John McDougall[14] was born about 1816.[15] He died in South Maitland, Hants Co., Nova Scotia, on 2 May 1886.[16] He was shipbuilder.[17]

William John married Sara O’Brien, about 1844.[18]

23. Sara O’Brien[19] was born about 1822–1823.[20]

24. Stephen Perkins was born on 20 April 1806 in Chichester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.[21] Stephen died in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 20 September 1897; he was 91.[22] Buried in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[23]

On 25 November 1832 when Stephen was 26, he married Betsey Lane in probably in, Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[24]

25. Betsey Lane was born on 23 July1805 in Chichester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.[25] Betsey died in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 22 September 1890; she was 85.[26] Buried in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[27]

26. William Jenkins was born on 8 June 1811 in Lee, Stratfford County, New Hampshire.[28] William died on 18 March 1895; he was 83.[29] Buried in Loudon Village, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. [30]

On 2 August 1832 when William was 21, he married Joanne B. Foss in Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[31]

27. Joanne B. Foss was born on 18 April 1811 in Strafford, Strafford Co., NH.[32] Joanne died on 25 November 1888.[33] Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[34]

28. Hermon Brown was born on 28 December 1800 in New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.[35] Hermon died in Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on 23 August 1876.[36] He was buried in Central Cemetery, New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.[37]

On 13 April 1826 when Hermon was 25, he married Sophronia Prescott.[38]

29. Sophronia Prescott was born on 11 December 1802 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.[39] Sophronia died in Boxborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on 21 April 1894.[40] Buried in Central Cemetery, New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.[41]

30. Eliphalet Gale was born on 16 December 1806 in Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[42] Eliphalet died in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 16 April 1891at the age of 84 years and 1 month and buried in Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[43]

On 26 June 1850 when Eliphalet was 43, he married Mary Jane Merrill in probably in, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[44]

31. Mary Jane Merrill was born on 2 May 1823 in Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts.[45] Mary Jane died in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 28 June 1906[46] and was buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts.


[1] One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of Boscawen and Webster, Merrimack Co., N.H., August 16, 1883. Also Births Recorded on the Town Records from 1733 to 1850 (Concord, N.H.: The Republican Press Association, 1884), 184; and Tombstone of Daniel S. Woodward et al. Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, New Hampshire (near intersection of Route 127 and Ward Hill Road), photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[2] Death Certificate of Daniel S. Woodward, State of New Hampshire Death Returns, New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Hazen Street Concord, New Hampshire.

[3] Tombstone of Daniel S. Woodward et al. Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, New Hampshire (near intersection of Route 127 and Ward Hill Road), photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[4] Town Records of Salisbury, New Hampshire, Volume: 1799-1845: 64; Family History Library microcopy, Film: #0,016,503.

[5] John J. Dearborn, The History of Salisbury, New Hampshire, from Date of Settlement to the Present Time (Manchester, N.H.: William E. Moore, 1890), 447. Hereinafter cited as Dearborn, The History of Salisbury

[6] Dearborn, The History of Salisbury, 447.

[7] Tombstone of Daniel S. Woodward et al. Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, New Hampshire (near intersection of Route 127 and Ward Hill Road), photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[8] Delayed birth certificate of Lewis Davis, dated 4 January 1906, New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Hazen Street, Concord, New Hampshire.

[9] Tombstone Inscription of Lewis Davis in the Sawyer Cemetery, West Franklin, New Hampshire (on private property – access from an old road just off Hoyt Rd, near intersection of Hoyt and Lakeshore Drive near the head of Webster Lake and Andover town line) photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[10] Sanbornton [New Hampshire] Town Records,” Sanbornton Town Clerk, microfilm of transcript at the State Capitol Building in Concord, New Hampshire, FHL 15,310,716–717

[11] Tombstone Inscription of Nancy, wife of Lewis Davis in the Sawyer Cemetery, West Franklin, New Hampshire (on private property – access from an old road just off Hoyt Rd, near intersection of Hoyt and Lakeshore Drive near the head of Webster Lake and Andover town line) photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[12] Tombstone Inscription of Nancy, wife of Lewis Davis in the Sawyer Cemetery, West Franklin, New Hampshire (on private property – access from an old road just off Hoyt Rd, near intersection of Hoyt and Lakeshore Drive near the head of Webster Lake and Andover town line) photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[13] Interview with Douglas Russell Woodward, 29 September 1991; and Joanna MacLean Currie and Jane Currie Wile, Genealogical Profile: Matthews, Waddells (Truro, Nova Scotia: privately published, n.d.), 55 (hereinafter cited as Currie & Wile, Genealogical Profile).

[14] Sara Waddell Woodward, Little Blue Nose, dictated about 1855 to her husband Oscar H. Woodward who created the typescript, copy in possession of Linda Woodward Geiger, Big Canoe, Georgia (hereinafter cited as Little Blue Nose).

[15] 1871 Canadian Census, Population Schedule, Maitland, Hants Co., Nova Scotia, page 23, dwelling 75, family 82; FHL microfilm #493,599 (hereinafter cited as 1871 Census, Maitland); and 1881 Canadian Census, Maitland, Hants County, Nova Scotia, page 27, dwelling 102, family 106; FHL microfilm #1,375,810 (hereinafter cited as 1881 Canadian Census, Maitland)

[16] Estate of William McDougall, file 1475A, Registry of Probate Loose Petitions & Wills, File – 36, 1885-1886, Hants County Court of Probate, Nova Scotia; FHL microfilm #565,420; and Letter from D.R. Woodward (7 Kennington Rd., Hampton Falls, NH 03844) to Linda Woodward Lorusso (now Geiger) in possession of Linda Woodward Geiger, 2300 Yanoo Trace, Big Canoe, Georgia.

[17] 1871 Canadian Census, Maitland, page 23, dwelling 75, family 82; and 1881 Canadian Census, Maitland, page 27, dwelling 102, family 106.

[18] Interview with Douglas Russell Woodward, 29 September 1991.

[19] Little Blue Nose

[20] 1871 Canadian Census, Maitland, page 23, dwelling 75, family 82; and 1881 Canadian Census, Maitland, page 27, dwelling 102, family 106.

[21] William Haslet Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, New Hampshire, 1742-1927 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000), 31 (hereinafter cited as Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester); and Thomas Allen Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and His Descendants, 1583-1936 (Haverhill, Massachusetts: Record Publishing Company, 1947), 91 (hereinafter cited as Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells).

[22] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, 91; and Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 127.

[23] Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester,127.

[24] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, 91; and Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 65.

[25] Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells, 91.

[26] Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 127; and Perkins, Jacob Perkins of Wells.

[27] Jones, Vital Statistics of Chichester, 127.

[28] Annual report of the Financial Affairs of the Town of Loudon (Town of Loudon, The Town of Loudon, Concord, N.H., 1907), 36; and Tombstone of William Jenkins and Joanna B, his wife,; & Mary H., Louise J., and Etta C. Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, New Hampshire behind the First Congregational Church, viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger,  September, 1991

[29] Tombstone of William Jenkins and Joanna B, his wife,; & Mary H., Louise J., and Etta C. Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, New Hampshire behind the First Congregational Church, viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger,  September, 1991

[30] Tombstone of William Jenkins and Joanna B, his wife,; & Mary H., Louise J., and Etta C. Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, New Hampshire behind the First Congregational Church, viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger,  September, 1991

[31] Town Clerk of Gilmanton, New Hampshire, Gilmanton, NH, Town Records; FHL microfilm #0,015,146.

[32] Annual report of the Financial Affairs of the Town of Loudon (Town of Loudon, The Town of Loudon, Concord, N.H., 1907), 36; and Tombstone of William Jenkins and Joanna B, his wife,; & Mary H., Louise J., and Etta C. Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, New Hampshire behind the First Congregational Church, viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger,  September, 1991

[33] Tombstone of William Jenkins and Joanna B, his wife,; & Mary H., Louise J., and Etta C. Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, New Hampshire behind the First Congregational Church, viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger,  September, 1991

[34] Tombstone of William Jenkins and Joanna B, his wife,; & Mary H., Louise J., and Etta C. Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, New Hampshire behind the First Congregational Church, viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger,  September, 1991

[35] New Ipswich, Town Records, Vital Records, 1750-1800: 175, New Ipswich Town Clerk’s Office, visited August 1982; Charles Henry Chandler , The History of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, 1735-1914 with Genealogical Records of the Principal Families (Fitchburg, Massachusetts: Sentinel Printing Company, 1914), 272 (hereinafter cited as Chandler, History of New Ipswich); and Charles Edward Potter, Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, Mass. and Their Descendants in Part to the Present Generation (Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, 1887), 59 (hereinafter cited as Potter, Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord).

[36] Death Certificate of Hermon Brown, dated 1876, Volume 285: 430, Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Department of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.

[37] Cemetery Inscriptions, New Ipswich, New Hampshire (n.p.: Typescript, n.d.), 37; manuscript located at the New Hampshire Historical Society.

[38] William Prescott, M.D., The Prescott Memorial: Or a Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America (Boston: Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1870), 120 (hereinafter cited as Prescott, Prescott Memorial); and Chandler, History of New Ipswich, 275.

[39] Prescott, Prescott Memorial, 120; Potter, Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, 94; and Concord, Massachusetts, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850 (1891 photocopy, Boston: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 1986), 264.

[40] Death Certificate of Sopronia Brown, dated 31 December 1894, Volume 446: 89, Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Department of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.

[41] Cemetery Inscriptions, New Ipswich, New Hampshire (n.p.: Typescript, n.d.), 37; manuscript located at the New Hampshire Historical Society.

[42] James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912, 2 volumes (Concord, N.H.: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 156 (hereinafter cited as Lyford, History of Canterbury).

[43] Tombstone inscription for Eliphalet Gale, Smith Meetinghouse Cemetery (Route 107 to Smith Meetinghouse Road, part of which is a dirt road), Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.

[44] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[45] Vital Records of Methuen, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, Mass., 1909), 84; and James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912, 2 volumes (Concord, N.H.: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 242.

[46] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

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May 08

Tribute to My Mom

Josephine Emma Perkins (1917-1993)

My Mom, Josephine Emma Perkins, met my father, Oscar Herman Woodward, Jr., when he returned to the home of his parents when he completed a tour of duty with the U.S. Army. His parents had recently moved to a house in Loudon, New Hampshire, that was directly across the street from the home of mother and maternal grandparents. Rev. H.F. Parker married Jo and Herman on 21 September 1940 in Chichester, New Hampshire. [1]

Mom served as the Town Clerk of Walpole, New Hampshire, from 1949-1951. Our living room had been converted to the office. I remember that on the first day of hunting season and the first day of fishing season she would be ready to issue licenses to the community and this was a service highly regarded by the busy farmers.

Following her service as town clerk, part of our living room and dining room (connected by a wide arch) became her paint studio. For many years she was a decorative painter for the local florist Herman Woodward (no relation) and his son Elliott who had a woodworking shop. Things got particularly crowded in our little house during the Christmas season.

Mom was creative and really enjoyed design. I think some of her best work were the design creations that she adapted for trays, boxes, chests, etc. using metallic powder stenciling and tole painting.

When I was a freshman in college, when back to college to finish her teaching degree. She taught English to junior high and high school students for years. Some of her best friends during retirement were former students and fellow faculty members.

Mom was an inspiration and I’m thankful for that. She passed away on the 2nd of January 1993.

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[1] Marriage Record of Oscar Herman Woodward Jr. and Josephine Emma Perkins, New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Hazen Road, Concord, New Hampshire.

 

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