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 1850 Wisconsin Biographical Sketches

James Perkins b.1816 England. He and his wife MARY (JENKINS) were listed on the1850 and 1860 WI Census at Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. They came from Calstock, Cornwall, England in 1846 and first settled in New York. In 1848 they removed to Mineral Point, WI and settled at Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI in 1849.

Their known children were:

1.Elizabeth Perkins b.1842 R Druth ?, Eng. m. James Roberts
2.Thomas Perkins b.2.20.1845 Eng. m.
Anne Kelly b. Isle of Man
3.James Perkins b.1848 Eng
4.William Perkins b.1852 WI
5.Henry Perkins b.1855 WI
6.Martha Perkins b.1857 WI
7.Evaline Perkins b.1859 WI

A Fanny Perkins or Jenkins b.1828 Eng. and a Fanny Perkins or Jenkins b.1847 WI were also listed in this household.

Source: History of Iowa County, Wisconsin: containing an account of its settlement, growth, development and resources; an extensive and minute sketch of its cities, towns and villages--their improvements, industries, manufactories, churches, schools and societies; its war record, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers; the whole preceded by a history of Wisconsin, statistics of the state, and an abstract of its laws and constitution and of the constitution of the United States. p.895


Joseph Perkins b.1817 Cornwall, England d.1900 WI. He and his wife GRACE (SINCOX) b.1818 N.Y. d.1895 WI  came from Cornwall, England and were listed on the 1850 WI Census at Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. They moved to Dodgeville, WI in 1845.

Their known children were:

1.Joseph Perkins Jr. b.1838 Eng.
2.Thomas Perkins b.1840 Eng.
3.Grace Perkins b.1843 Eng. m.
Alonzo Lowry
4.Bathsheba Perkins b.1845 Eng. m.
John Temby
5.Edward John Perkins b.1850 WI m. 1st. Elizabeth Elliott, 2nd. Laura E. House

Source: Memoirs of Iowa County, Wisconsin From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present. [p.133]


William Henry Perkins b.11.11.1814 Camborne, Cornwall, England d. 5.20.1870 Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI.  He and his wife MARY JANE (RULE) b. 12.23.1816 Camborne, Cornwall, England d. 9.17.1864 Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. They were married on 9.3.1835 at Camborne, Cornwall, England and emigrated to the United States. They were listed on the 1850 and 1860 WI Census at Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. In 1870 he is listed in the household of his daughter Elizabeth (Perkins), wife of Edward Williams.

Their known children were:

1.Elizabeth Perkins b.1835 Eng. m. Edward Williams
2.William H. Perkins Jr. b.1837 Eng.
3.Phillip Perkins b.1838 Eng. d.1909 WI
4.Joseph Perkins b.1841 Eng. d.1905 MI
       *Removed to Hancock, Houghton Co., MI
5.John L. Perkins b.1842 Eng.
6.Thomas Perkins b.1844 Eng. m.
Harriet Lane/Lean
7.Richard P. Perkins b.1845 Eng.
8.Alfred Perkins b.1848 WI d.1894
9.Mary Jane Perkins b.1850 WI d.1902 m.
Alfred Hawley
10.Caroline Perkins b.1852 WI
  *Listed on the 1870 Census with her brother Phillip Perkins*
11.Ellen Perkins b.1857 WI d. 1930 WI
*Listed on the 1870 Census with her brother Phillip Perkins*

*William H. Perkins & Mary Jane (Rule) Perkins are both buried at the East Side Cemetery in Dodgeville, WI

If you have a connection to this family; please contact Jeff Gonyea  &  John Berryman
Source: WI Census Records


Jane Perkins b.1810 N.Y. was listed on the 1850 WI Census at Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI. No husband is listed.

Her known children were listed as:

1.H. Perkins b.1841 N.Y.   [male]
2.M.Perkins b.1844 N.Y.   [female]



Josiah S. Perkins b. 1810 NY or Medina Co., OH d.1855 WI. (Probable Son of (Josiah Perkins). He removed from Medina, Medina Co., OH in 1848 to Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI. His 1st wife; ELIZABETH (CONKLIN). He and his 2nd wife; MARY (BROWN) were listed on the 1850 WI Census at Farmington, Jefferson Co., WI. The Biographical sketch of him stated that he served in the war of 1812. It is more than likely his father served in this War.

Known Children w/ 1st wife were:

1.Marion Perkins b. ? Median, Medina Co., OH d/y        *Drowned as an child
2.Avery Perkins b.1842 Medina, Medina Co., OH          
*Died in the Civil War
3.Sanford Riley Perkins, DDS b.1845 Medina, Medina Co., OH

Known children w/ 2nd wife were:

4.Andrew Perkins b.1847 OH       
*Died in the Civil War
5.Cyrena\Serena Perkins b.1848 WI m.
________ Denton   *Removed to Waukesha Co., WI
6.Eliphalet N. Perkins b.1850 WI died from a horse kick.
7.Adelaide Perkins b. ? WI m.
_________ Colwell  

Also listed below these children was:

a. William Fresh b.1831 Germany

Source: 1850 Census
Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Peoria, Peoria County, Ill (1890)


*NOTE*. Some or all of this material may contain errors. It will be up to the researcher to show proof before passing on any of this information.


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