Oliver Perkins Sr.

Oliver PERKINS Sr. (1713 – 1782) was Alex’s 7th Grandfather; one of 256 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Oliver Perkins Sr. was born 29 APR 1713 in Preston City, New London, CT. His parents were Ebenezer PERKINS and Hannah SAFFORD. He married Hannah GATES on 10 Jan 1733/34 in the  2nd Church in Preston (now Griswold, CT)  He was from Voluntown, CT when he was married.  Oliver died 26 Jan 1782 in Hoosick, Rensselaer, NY.

Oliver died in Hoosick, Rensselaer County, NY

Hannah Gates was born 14 OCT 1713 in Preston City, New London, CT. Her parents were Stephen GATES and Hannah WOODWARD.   Hannah died 21 OCT 1762 in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island.

Children of Oliver and Hannah:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Phineas Perkins 1734
2. Moses Perkins 1735 Keziah [__?__]
3. Charity Perkins 17 Feb 1736/37 Norwich, New London, CT [__?__] Harington (Harrington)
4. Hannah Perkins 1736 or    9 Feb 1733
New London, CT
Benjamin Tanner
3 Jun 1762 West Greenwich, Kent Co., Rhode Island.
May 1802 West Greenwich, Kent, RI
5. Silas Perkins 1738
6. Oliver PERKINS Jr. 1740
[__?__] 1805
Saratoga, NY
7. Susanah Perkins 1744
8. Elizabeth Perkins 1749 or 1758 Ichabod Prosser
9. Prudence Perkins 1754 Ephraim Newell
10. Rufus Perkins 1755 or 1759
Preston City, CT
Susanna Dutton
6 Nov 1785
Chester, Windsor, Vermont
Chester, Vermont
11. Eunice Perkins 26 Dec 1757
Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island
Richard Brown
Pownal, Vermont
21 Jan 1833 Pownal, Bennington, Vermont

Oliver Perkins Sr Will



2. Moses Perkins

Moses’ wife Keziah [__?__] was born

Moses Perkins owned various parcels of land in the Lanesborough and North
Adams townships of Berkshire Co Massachusetts in the 1770’s & 1780’s. He
also owned land near Pownal VT in 1780’s. Several of the deeds list his wife as Keziah/Kesiah Perkins. Moses was one of the son’s of Oliver Perkins, who also owned land in the same part of Berkshire County. Moses undoubtedly served in the Rev. War,
and likely fought at the Battle of Bennington (VT).

4. Hannah Perkins

Hannah’s husband Benjamin Tanner was born 20 Aug 1730 in W. Greenwich, Rhode Island.  His parents were Benjamin Tanner (b. 24 Dec 1692 South Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island)  and  Joanna Lewis or Deborah Stillman. Benjamin died 05 Jun 1777 in W. Greenwich or Exeter, RI

Benjamin first married Elizabeth Colgrove (b: 2 Jun 1729 in Warwick, Rhode Island) and had four children: Benjamin (b. 1755), Mary (b. 1757), Hannah (b. 1759) and Joanna (b. 1761).

It appears from the Town Records of West Greenwich that Benjamin Tanner and his brother, James, were soldiers in the Revolution. Also that they belonged to the Third Company, and with others being unable to equip themselves in accordance with the Act of the General Assembly, provision was made for them accordingly.

Children of Hannah and Benjamin:

i. Joseph Tanner b. 9 Feb 1763 West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island; d. 18 Dec 1819 Mount Pleasant, Wayne, Pennsylvania; m. 27 May 1784 Preston, New London, CT to Lydia Stanton (b. 24 Feb 1761 in Preston City, New London, CT) Lydia’s parents were Samuel Stanton (1726 – 1803) and Mary Palmer (1736 – 1815)

Wayne County, Pennsylvania

Wayne County, Pennsylvania

Mount Pleasant Township is on the eastern border of Wayne County.

Mount Pleasant Township is on the eastern border of Wayne County.

Joseph moved from Preston, Connecticut and settled in what would become Wayne Co, PA in the spring of 1793 and had only one child. He built the first framed house in the area in 1795. In 1798 Wayne County was established from part of Northampton County. It is named after Anthony Wayne, a Major-General in the Revolutionary War. In 1806 the first store opened “Granger & Tanner” and in 1808 Joseph build the first house in the village (but it was burned down in 1811).

Joseph Tanner was the first Justice of the Peace after the organization of the town and county, since Mr. Stanton was commissioned in Northampton Co. Benjamin Dix was the first Constable.

ii. John Tanner b. 22 Apr 1764 West Greenwich, Rhode Island; d. 23 Jan 1843 Jackson, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania; Burial: North Jackson Cemetery, Jackson, Susquehanna County; m. 30 Dec 1790 in Kent, Rhode Island to Sarah Patch (b. 1 Jun 1770 in Chesterfield, Mass. – d. 18 Jul 1802 in Pleasent Mount, Pennsylvania) Sarah’s parents were Ephraim Patch (1723 – 1807) and Penelope Dana (1731-1804) John and Sarah had four children.

iii. Nathan Tanner b. 11 Apr 1766 Rhode Island

iv. Oliver Tanner b. 7 May 1768 Rhode Island; d. 1769

v. Clarke Tanner b. 5 Jun 1771 West Greenwich, Rhode Island; d. 16 Feb 1810 Mt Pleasent, Wayne, Pennsylvania; m. 17 Oct 1789 in Mt Pleasant, Wayne, Pennsylvania to Sabra Tyler (b. 1769 – d. 10 Dec. 1843 and is buried in N. Jackson Cem, N. Jackson, Susquehanna Co., PA Clarke and Sabra had three children.

Sabra, and Clarke’s brothers Joseph and Silas were administrators of his estate, filed Mar 26 1810.

vi. Stephen Tanner b. 13 Apr 1774; d. Feb 1848 Burial: Hamlet Cemetery, Hamlet, Chautauqua, New York; m. 2 Jun 1793 in Preston, Connecticut to Elizabeth “Betsy” Rose (b. 17 Jun 1772 in Preston, CT – d. 8 May 1837 Villenova, Chaut.; NY Burial: Hamlet Cemetery, Hamlet, Chautauqua, NY) Stephen and Betsey had ten children born between 1793 and 1812.

5 Apr 1791 Age: 16 – Stephen chose Joseph Gates of Preston, CT for his guardian.

It looks like Stephen and Betsey moved to Herkimer County, NY right after their marriage because that is where their first daughter Elizabeth was born.

vii. Silas Tanner b. 14 Oct 1776 West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island; d. 9 Apr 1865 McHenry, Illinois; m. 24 Feb 1798 in Hampden, Mass. to Mary “Molly” Gilmore (b. 21 Nov 1778 in Chester, Hampden, Mass. – d. 16 Feb 1848 in Chester Center, Geauga, Ohio) Mary’s parents were James Gilmore (1752 – 1829) and Nancy [__?__] (1756 – 1833). Silas and Mary had ten children born between 1799 and 1819, including Silas Jr. who died at eleven years old 5 Mar 1831 Burial: Old Settlement Cemetery, Geauga County, Ohio Plot: Lot 31.

Silas and Mary were pioneers in Geauga, Ohio (Racoon in the Onondaga or Seneca language) along with Mary’s parents James and Nancy.

Silas was living in Chester, Geauga, Ohio in the 1820, 1830 and 1840 census.

The first settlement in Geauga was at Burton, Ohio in the year 1798, when three families settled there from Connecticut. Geauga County was founded on Mar 1 1806 as the second county in the Connecticut Western Reserve, originating from Trumbull County, Ohio. Geauga County is part of the Cleveland–Elyria–Mentor Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Wife of
FEBRUARY 16, 1846
67 Years

Old Settlement Cemetery
Geauga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Lot 31

6. Oliver PERKINS Jr.  (See his page)

8. Elizabeth Perkins

Elizabeth’s husband Ichabod Prosser was born about 1741. His parents were Ichabod Arnold Prosser Sr. (1714 – ) and Patience Lanphere (1717 – 1758). He first married Abigail Maccoon (b. 1741 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island – d. 1782) and had four boys: John (1774 – 1810), Asa (1777 – 1863), Ichabod (1779 – 1849) and Joseph (1782 – ). Ichabod died between 25 Jul 1814 when he wrote his will and 16 Feb 1818 when probate was recorded in Petersburgh Township, Rensselaer, New York.

Jun 18 1766 – Elias McCoon/Coon to Ichabod Prosser 30 Acres bounded Joshua Maccoon, Stephen Larkin, Caleb Ney [Hopkinton, Rhode Island 2:27]

Ichabod Prosser bought property in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island in 1766.

Ichabod Prosser bought property in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island in 1766.

In 1767 a score or more of houses dotted [Petersburgh Township, Rensselaer, New York.] Among those occupying farms there at this time were Peter Backus, Hans Backus, John Ruyter, Henry Letcher, Hans Lantman, Barent Hoag, John G. Brimmer, Jacob Best, Petrus Vosburg, Bastian Ueil, Juriah Kreiger, Franz Burns, Henry Young, Schole Martes Watson and Peter Simmons. A few years later the families of John Church and Nathaniel Church ; William W. Reynolds, who came from Rhode Island; Ichabod Prosser, from Vermont; Joshua Thomas and Benjamin Randall, the Dayfoot brothers, Abraham and Augustus Lewis, Simeon Odell, Olivier Spencer, Stephen Card, Sylvanus Stephens, Stanton Bailey, Gideon Clark, Sterry Hewitt, Asa Maxon, David Maxon, Joseph Allen, William Hiscox, James Weaver and Thomas Phillips settled there, all before the close of the eighteenth century. Other early settlers were Hezekiah Coon, Benjamin Hanks, John Nichols, Aaron Cole, Ichabod Irish, David Hustis, William Clark, Archibald Thomas George Gardner, Laban Jones, Stephen Potter, John G. Croy and Lyman Maine.

Ichabod removed to Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York before the Revolution

Ichabod removed to Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York before the Revolution

Petersburgh is a town located in the northeast section of Rensselaer County.. The population was 1,525 at the 2010 census. The town was named after an early settler named Peter Simmons. The area was settled around the middle of the 18th century and was part of the Manor of Rensselaerswyck. The town was created in 1791 from the Town of Stephentown. The size of this town was diminished by the formation of other towns in the county, including the Towns of Berlin and Lansingburgh in 1806, and Grafton and Nassau in 1807.

Petersburgh was sparsely settled at the beginning of the War of the Revolution, and the number of men it sent to engage in that struggle therefore was not large. Among those who did serve in that war, however, were James Weaver, Lyman Maine, Ichabod Prosser, Gideon Clark, Sterry Hewitt and Arnold Worden.

In the 1790 census, Ichabod Prossar was living in Stephen Town, Albany, New York.

In the 1810 census, Jchabod Porser was living in Petersburg, Rensselaer, New York with a household of seven.

Ichabod Prosser Will

Ichabod Prosser Will

Children of Elizabeth and Ichabod:

i. Patience Prosser b. 1784 Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York; m. Dr. Peter T Olds (b. 1775)

About 1800 Dr. Job Tripp located at the village of Berlin, Rensselaer County, New York,, and soon after the practice of that locality was shared by Dr. Peter T. Olds. Dr. Burton Hammond, Dr. Emerson Hull and Dr. Henry Brown were in practice in the town a little later. The town is named after Berlin in Germany, although natives pronounce the name differently, with the accent on the first syllable.

ii. Avis Prosser b. 1790 Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York; m. Thomas Coon (b. 1786 in Connecticut – d. bef. 1850 Petersburg, Rensselaer, New York) Avis and Thomas had at least three children born between 1812 and 1831.

In 1850, Avis Coon was farming in Georgetown, Madison, New York with 45 improved acres and 42 unimproved.

iii. Elizabeth Prosser b. 22 Mar 1791 in Petersburg, Rensselaer, New York; d. 19 Sep 1866 in Green Oak, Livingston, Michigan; m. 16 Oct 1807 to Joel Avery Burdick (b. 2 Nov 1787 in Petersburg – d. 13 Apr 1858 in Nassau, Renneslaer, New York) Joel’s parents were Zillimus Burdick (1745 – 1812) and Lydia Lewis (1750 – 1800) Elizabeth and Joel had fourteen children born between 1809 and 1836.

In the 1860 census, Elizabeth was living near Whitmore Lake, Northfield, Washtenaw, Michigan with her daughters Jane who was a dressmaker and Helen who was a school teacher.

9. Prudence Perkins

Prudence’s husband Ephraim Newell was born 11 Feb 1742 Attleboro, Mass or 1745 in Dalton, Mass,. His parents were Ephraim Newell Sr. (1715 – 1782) and Ann Pierce (Perce) (1718 – 1791). Ephraim died in 1820.

Ephraim enlisted Jun 30, 1777 as a private in Capt John Strong’s Company, Col. John Brown’s Regiment (Berkshire County), discharged Jul 26, 1177.

In the 1790 census, Ephraim had a household of 10 and in 1800 a household of six in Dalton, Berkshire, Mass.

Ephraim moved around 1800 to Highgate VT, where he died in 1820.(info from New England Historical & Genealogical Register 1901.)

Children of Prudence and Ephraim

i. Martha Patty Newell (b. 1776 in Dalton Berkshire, Mass.; d. 5 Sep 1861 in Dalton; m. John Curtis Sr. (b. 3 Dec 1772 in Oxford, Worcester, Mass. – d. 3 Jul 1852 in Dalton) John’s parents were Elijah Curtis (1737 – 1808) and Elizabeth Sparhawk (1736 – 1808) Martha and John had nine children born between 1795 and 1823.

In the 1860 census, Martha was living with her son Henry’s family in Dalton, Berkshire, Mass

ii. Stephen Newell (b. 1994 Dalton, Berkshire, Mass.; d. aft, 1860 census Spafford, Onondaga, New York; m. Mary Cuykendall (b. ~ 1800 in New Jersey; d. aft 1860 census Spafford) Stephen and Mary had three children born in 1829, 1833 and 1839.

In the 1850 census, Stephen and Mary were farming in Spafford, Onondaga, New York.

10. Rufus Perkins

Rufus’ wife Susanna Dutton was born 7 Mar 1759 in Lunenburg, Worcester, Massachusetts. Her parents were Thomas Dutton and Sarah Fitch. Susanna died about 1810 in Vermont.

Rufus was a clothier in Chester, Vermont.

Children of Rufus and Susanna

i. James Perkins b. 29 Apr 1785 in Rockingham, Windsor, Vermont; d. 13 Dec 1844; m. 17 Feb 1807 in Chester, Vermont to Mary “Polly” Butterfield (b. 6 Feb 1790 in New York or Dunstable, New Hampshire – d. 9 Aug 1870 in Hampden, Hampden, Mass) Polly’s parents were Charles Butterfield (1759 – 1845) and Sarah Vicory Warren (1760 – 1836) James and Polly had fourteen children born between 1807 and 1835.

ii. Capt. Moses Perkins b. 10 Apr 1786 in Chester, Vermont; d. 4 Jan 1858 in Rutland, Vermont; Burial: West Street Cemetery, Rutland; m. 18 Oct 1807 Marriage Record Found In The Town Record Of Chester, VT to Huldah Williams (b. 10 Jun 1789 in Chester, Vermont – d. 8 Apr 1864 in Rutland, Vermont) Huldah’s parents were Othniel Williams (1761 – 1815) and Dorcas Field (1766 – 1840).

Huldah’s father was an officer in the Revolutionary War

In the 1850 census, Moses and Hulda were farming in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont.

From the Rutland Herald, Jan. 7, 1858:
Died, in this town, Jan. 4, Capt. Moses Perkins, in the 72d year of his age.
When a respected and useful citizen is removed from the midst of us, the event demands more than a passing notice. The bereavement falls not upon the family circle alone, but extends to all who have, in various ways, been associated with him in the business aspects of life. The whole community feels the loss.

Capt. Perkins was born in the town of Rockingham, VT, April 10, 1786, and spent the years of his youth and early manhood on the East side of the Green Mountains. His father died when he was but eighteen years of age, and being the oldest child, the charge of his widowed mother and her nine younger children devolved chiefly upon his hands. This responsible trust he filially and honorably discharged; – thus in early life securing habits of industry, self reliance and enterprise which marked his whole subsequent course. Removing to this vicinity in early manhood, he soon became extensively known as an upright, energetic, business man, – a prompt, reliable Christian citizen.
For the last eighteen years he has resided in the village of East Rutland, encircled by the families of his children and children’s children, enjoying a large measure of the respect of this community. And as an evidence of the general confidence reposed in him he has been called to give a large portion of his time for many years to the settlement of the estates of deceased persons, and caring for the widow and the fatherless. This delicate trust he has, as is believed, wisely and faithfully fulfilled.

In his Christian counsels and prayers, – in his examples of uprightness and integrity, and in the grounds he has given them by his life and death, for believing that their loss is his gain, he has left to his bereaved family a precious legacy.

His protracted and painful sickness he bore with Christian fortitude, sustained by the consolations and hopes of that Gospel which he had openly professed thirty-five years before. Having at an early stage of his disease set his house in order, by the adjustment of his worldly affairs, he waited til his change should come. His last days were marked by a sweet and child-like submission to the Divine will. His end was peace.

Moses Perkins (1786 – 1858) Portrait

Huldah Williams Perkins(1789 – 1864) Portrait

iii. Rufus Perkins b. 29 Aug 1788 in Rockingham, VT; d. 8 Jul 1847 in East Middlebury, Addison, Vermont; Burial: Prospect Cemetery, East Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont; m. 30 Jul 1815 in Middlebury, Vermont to Sylvia Tupper (b. 24 Dec 1790 in Charlotte, Chitten, Vermont – d. Franklin, New York) Sylvia’s sister Laura married Rufus’ brother Silas. Their parents were Darius Tupper (1754 – 1828) and Sarah Harris Lyman (1758 – 1846). Rufus and Sylvia had five children born between 1816 and 1826 in East Middlebury.

Sylvia’s father Darius Tupper served as a private in Col. James Easton’s Regiment in the Revolutionary War.

iii. Abel Perkins b. 3 Mar 1790 in Rockingham, VT; m. 5 Mar 1812 in Shrewsbury, Rutland, Vermont to Jane Miller(b. 1788 in Rhode Island) Jane’s parents were Consider Miller (1760 – 1832) and Dianna Field.

In the 1850 census, Abel and Jane were living in Frankfort, Will, Illinois.

iv. Oliver Perkins b. 12 Feb 1792 in Chester, Vt.

In the 1820 census, an Oliver Perkins was living in Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont with a wife and a boy and girl under 10.

v. Lydia Perkins b. 23 May 1794 in Chester, VT

vi. Amasa Perkins b. 5 Feb 1795 in Chester, Windsor, VT; d. 3 Aug 1875 Fennimore, Grant, Wisconsin; m. 22 Mar 1819 to Lucy Bullard (b. 22 Feb 1802 in Barre, Worcester, Massachusetts – d. Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont. Lucy’s parents were John Bullard (1776 – 1855) and Lucy Buxton (1775 – 1831). Amasa and Lucy had seven children born between 1819 and 1840.

In the 1850 census, Amasa and Lucy were farming in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont with fivechildren at home ages 9 to 25, son-in-law Thomas Alchin and newborn grandson Charles Alchin.

vii. Aaron Perkins (twin) b. 25 Jan 1797 in Chester, VT; d. 2 Jun 1884 – Mount Holly, Rutland, Vermont; m1. Sarah Hayward or Howard; m2. Elvira Lilie (b. 1808 Tunbridge, Vermont – d. 12 Dec 1892 Croydon, New Hampshire)

In the 1850 census, Elvira (age 42) was still living with her parents John Lilie and Liba Goodwill in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont.

In the 1880 census, Aaron and Elvira were retired in Stockbridge, Windsor, Vermont.

viii. Elizabeth “Betsey” Perkins (twin) b. 25 Jan 1797 in Chester, VT; d. 28 Dec 1876 in Mount Holly, Rutland, Vermont; m. 1817 to Henry Pike (b. 10 Apr 1795 in Newfane VT) Henry’s parents were Elijah Pike (1768 – ) and Mary Brown.

In the 1850 census, Henry and Betsey were farming in Shrewsbury, Rutland, Vermont with seven children at home ages 7 to 21.

In the 1860 census, Harry and Betsey were farming in Mendon, Rutland, Vermont. Their daughter Clarissa was a teacher.

ix. Silas Perkins b. 25 Jan 1799 in Chester, VT; d. 2 Jun 1884 in Mount Holly, Rutland, Vermont; m. 26 May 1829 to Laura Tupper (b. abt 1799 in Vermont – d. 24 Mar 1881 in Middlebury, Addison, Vermont) Laura’s sister Silvia married Silas’s brother Rufus. Their parents were Darius Tupper (1754 – 1828) and Sara Harris Lyman (1758 – 1846). Silas and Laura had eight children born between 1830 and 1843.

Laura’s father Darius Tupper served as a private in Col. James Easton’s Regiment in the Revolutionary War.

In the 1870 census, Silas and Laura were farming in Mount Holly, Rutland, Vermont.

x. Stephen Perkins b. 1801 Chester VT; m. 1828 to Elizabeth Butterfield (b. 1808)

A Stephen Perkins born about 1803 – Vermont died 12 May 1885 – Tekonsha, Calhoun, Michigan. In the 1850 census, this Stephen was living in Sheridan, Calhoun, Michigan with four children ages 4 to 15.

11. Eunice Perkins

Eunice’s husband Richard Brown was born 16 Dec 1754 in Rhode Island. His parents were  William Brown ( – 1788) and Naomi [__?__] ( – 1764).  Richard died 21 Feb 1813 in North Pownal, Vermont. (POWNAL GRAVESTONES IN 1910 PAGE 44)

Pownal is in the extreme southwest corner of Vermont

Pownal is in the extreme southwest corner of Vermont

The southwestern corner of Pownal was part of the Rensselaerswyck patroonship passed into English control in 1664. The first European settlers may have entered the area in the 1730s. Those first European settlers may have been Dutch or other Europeans who leased land within Rensselaerwyck. On January 28, 1760, New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth chartered Pownal, which he named after his fellow royal governor, Thomas Pownall of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.

Thereafter, settlers, primarily of English descent, began to arrive from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. In 1766, 185 male heads of households in Pownal sent a petition to George III, asking that their land claims be recognized and that the fees required to do so be waived. Since Wentworth had granted to settlers land that the Province of New York also claimed, legal and physical conflicts broke out between “Yorkers” and settlers in the New Hampshire Grants (or “The Grants”). As a result, a number of Pownal residents joined the Green Mountain Boys under Ethan Allen. By the American Revolution, the town was deeply divided between Patriots and Loyalists. The Battle of Bennington (Aug 27 1777) was fought about 15 miles away in Walloomsac, New York.

Pownal citizens have long prided themselves on their independent spirit. In 1789, a touring minister, the Rev. Nathan Perkins, described the town this way: ” . . . Pawnal ye first town, poor land – very unpleasant – very uneven – miserable set of inhabitants – no religion, Rhode Island haters of religion – Baptists, quakers, & some Presbyterians – no meeting house.”

Children of Eunice and Richard:

i. Joseph Brown b. 16 Nov 1776 Pownal, Bennington, Vermont; d. 14 Apr 1810 Plattsburgh, Clinton, NY; m. 27 Aug 1797 – Providence, RI to Sarah Chapman (b. 04 Jun 1771 in Rhode Island – d. 02 Oct 1844 in Clarence Hollow, NY) Sarah’s parents were Nathaniel Chapman (1742 – 1820) and Phoebe Rhodes (1748 – 1823) Joseph and Sarah had five children born between 1796 and 1806

ii. Olive Brown b. 04 Jul 1779 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont; d. 09 Mar 1796 North Pownal (POWNAL GRAVESTONES IN 1910 PAGE 44)

iii. Anna Brown b. 20 Jun 1782 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont; d. 09 Sep 1795 Also Here North Pownal Cemetery

iv. Benjamin Brown b. 24 Apr 1784 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont; d. Aft. 1860 census, Oneonta, Otsego, New York m. Betsy Evons

In the 1850 census, Benjamin and Betsy were living alone in New Lisbon, Otsego, New York with only $200 of real estate.

v. David Brown (twin) b. 07 Nov 1786 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont; d. 9 May 1817 Pownal

vi. Jonathan Brown (twin) b. 7 Nov 1786 Pownal, Bennington, Vermont; d. 21 Jun 1860 – Pownal, Bennington, VT; m. 2 Apr 1809 in Pownal to Laura Alger (b 22 Jan 1791 in Pownal, Bennington, VT) Jonathan and Laura had eleven children born between 1810 and 1836.

In the 1850 census, Jonathan and Laura were farming in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont.

vii. Nicholas Brown b. 09 Apr 1790 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont

viii. William R Brown b. 25 Mar 1792 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont; d. 13 Apr 1849 in Pownal; m. 31 May 1813 Pownal to Deidamia C Covell (b. ~ 1792 in Galway, Saratoga, New York) Deidamia’s parents were Lemuel Covell (1764 – 1806) and Clarissa Cordelia Mather (1772 – 1844) William and Deidamia had thirteen children born between 1813 and 1838.

ix. Daniel Brown b. 13 Sep 1797 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont

x. Ethan Allen Brown b. 11 May 1800 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont; d. 9 Apr 1876 Pownal; m. 13 Jan 1841 Mary Francis McMasters (b. 15 May 1811 Pownal – d. 11 Dec 1891 Pownal) Mary’s parents were Isaac McMaster (1757 – 1844) and Lilly Ann Skinner (1781 – 1850)

In the 1850 censusewd32e, Ethan and Mary were farming in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont.







“BRANCHES & ROOTS of OLIVER PERKINS: A Genealogical Study of his Ancestry, his Descendants and their Allied Families.” By: Steven G. Perkins, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD Ê(1999). DPR Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 99-71471


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  6. Julie Koenig says:

    I’ve been trying to find the parents of my ancestor, Amos Perkins. My cousin’s DNA test shows we’re direct descendants of John the Elder of Ipswich. Another person whose DNA results perfectly matched my cousin’s says he believes he is descended from Newman Perkins. That would mean we are too but I can’t find any records for my Amos.
    Coincidentally, I have always thought our Amos might be from Sterling/Voluntown CT b/c he & his wife, Amy, named their son: John Kenyon Perkins and there are many Kenyons and Perkins families in Voluntown.
    I see you have a Phineas as a possible son above. There was a Phineas in Hartland CT near the Massachusetts border and he had a son named Amos but that Amos died in CT. Also that Phineas’ father, I believe, was named John.
    Can you tell me more about the Phineas or any of the other ‘possibles’ listed above?
    Thank you very much.

  7. ronald coon says:

    ichabod prosser married elizabeth perkins, would like to know date of marriage. My records show her as olivers daughter. If not any info. on who thanks for your time

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