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Abner Perkins b. 1762 Plymouth, MA d.1838 Portageville, Wyoming Co., NY. His wife MARY "Polly" (SHAY). b.1760 ? d.1835 Portageville, Wyoming Co., NY. They were listed on the 1790 VT Census at Barnard, Windsor Co., VT. Abner and his wife Mary are buried at the Portageville Pioneer Cemetery in Portageville, Wyoming Co., NY along side their son Joseph Perkins and Abner Perkins Jr.. In 1841 Wyoming Co., NY was formed from sections of Allegany Co., Cattaraugus Co. & Genesee Co.

Their known children were:

1. Abner Perkins Jr. b.1783 d.1851/1852 Nunda/Portage, Livingston Co., NY
2. Thomas Perkins b. 1786 m. Sarah Cox             *1842 of Barnard, Windsor Co., VT
3. Mary Perkins b.1788 m. Nathan Smith
4. Lovica Perkins b. 1790  m. _________ Kilborn\Kilburn     *Removed to Cumberland, R.I.
5. Joseph Perkins b. 1794 d.1828 Allegany Co., NY
6. Lucinda Perkins b. 1796              
*Removed to Portage, Allegany Co., NY
7. James Perkins b. 1803 VT
*Removed to Portage, Allegany Co., NY

*Rev. War Soldier
Source: Abner Perkins - Last Will and Testament - NY Wills & Probate Records. Filed 1839 - Administered 1842
Source: Abner Perkins Jr. - Last Will and Testament - NY Wills & Probate Records
Source: Mary Perkins to Nathan Smith - The Whitney Family of Connecticut and Its Affiliations: by S. Whitney Phoenix,  Vol 1. - (1878)
Source: Burials - Genesee Falls Pioneer Cemetery - Portageville, Wyoming Co., NY - Find-A-Grave.com


Benjamin Perkins b.1762 Lyme, CT d. March 1813 VT. Son of (Abraham Sr. & Elizabeth (Ely) Perkins).  His wife DEMIS (JONES). They were listed on the 1790 VT Census at Bridgewater, Windsor Co., VT. He followed his brothers, Daniel, Joseph, Samuel & William Perkins from CT to VT.

Their known children were:

1. Demis H. Perkins b.1786
2. Fanny Perkins b.1790
3. Elizabeth Perkins b.1795
4. Isaac Perkins b.1797 (*Also recorded as "Irene")
5. Melvin Perkins b.1799 (*Also recorded as "Melonie")

Source: Rev. War *He served in the Rev. War  from CT in Col. Mc Clennan's Reg.
Source: Death - Victim of the fever epidemic of 1813 - History of the town of Bridgewater, VT


Cyrus Perkins b.1767. His wife SARAH "Sally" (HOWARD). They were listed on the 1790 VT Census at Bridgewater, Windsor Co., VT.

No known children at this time.

*Possible Nephew of Benjamin Perkins (Above). A Son of Francis & Elizabeth (Peck) Perkins of N.S. Canada



Charles Perkins b.1732-1737 Bridgewater, MA d. Middlebury, NY 1828. Son of (Nathan(4) b.1710 & Sarah (Pratt) Perkins,,Nathan(3) b.1685,David1653(2)Abraham1613 (1)England to Hampton, N.H.) His wife ABIGAIL (WATERMAN) (dau. of Perez Waterman). They were listed on the 1790 VT Census at Chester, Windsor Co., VT. He was a Soldier in the Revolutionary War and died 1828. He is buried at Wrights Corners Cemetery, Middlebury, (Genesee) Wyoming Co., NY

Their known children were:

1. Olive Perkins b.1763 m. Nehemiah Edson
2. Sene Perkins b.1765 m. Ezra Edson
3. Charles W. Perkins Jr. b.1767
4. Philip Perkins b.1770 Bridgewater, MA d.1847 MI
5. Chauncy Perkins b.1773
6. Waterman Perkins b.1785

*Possible Others*

*Soldier in the Rev. War





John Perkins b.1748 Middleboro, Plymouth Co., MA d.1832 Windsor Co., VT. His wife HANNAH (GARDNER). They were listed on the 1790 VT Census at Pomfret, Windsor Co., VT.

Their known children were:

1. John Perkins Jr. b.1.12.1773 MA
2. David G. Perkins b.11.2.1774 MA
3. Gaius Perkins b.1.4.1777 MA
4. Ichabod Perkins b.1779 MA *Not mentioned in the Perkins Family Bible
5. Elisha/Elijah Perkins b.12.12.1782 VT
6. Patience Perkins b.12.12.1783 VT m.1st.Stephen Taft, 2nd.Daniel Drake, 3rd.Erastus Bingham
7. James Marsh Perkins b.3.12.1786 VT
8. Cyrus Perkins b.12.10.1787 VT
9. Thomas Harlow Perkins b.8.8.1789 VT
10. Mary (Polly) Perkins b.1.23.1791 VT m. Abner Buckman
11. Joseph Perkins b.1.14.1793 d.1814
12. Hannah Perkins b.1795 VT *Not mentioned in the Perkins Family Bible
13. Simon Perkins b.7.13.1798 VT

Source: Biography of Thomas H. Perkins (Contained within the biography of Lewis Waite) - Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois by: Newton Bateman, LL. D. & Paul Selby, A.M (1903) Volume II
Source: Burial - Polly (Perkins) Buckman - Perkins Cemetery - Barnard, Windsor Co., VT - Find-A-Grave.com


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