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Ira A. Perkins b.ca.1792. Son of (James and Tryphena (Vine) Perkins ). His 1st wife CATHERINE (OSTERGAUT/OSTERHAUT) , 2nd. HANNAH (Unknown). They are listed on the 1830 NY Census at Conquest, Cayuga Co., NY. His first land purchase was on 5/5/1836 in Township/Range 007 South-017 West, Section 10, W 1/2 NE 1/4 in Berrien Co., MI. In 1840 they removed to Howard, Cass Co., MI where they are listed on the census . In 1850 they are listed on the MI Census at Niles, Berrien Co., MI. He m. 2nd or 3rd. 3/9/1853; SARAH (TUCKER). Ira A. Perkins served in the War of 1812 from New York (Military #WC-25894) and (#SC-1648). Both Military and Widow Pensions were applied for. He also applied for his fathers pension in 1853 from Niles, Berrien Co., MI. (#R-8110 or R-8112). Ira A. Perkins was the Uncle of Lewis R. Perkins *(see Jackson Co., MI). I find another land purchase for a Ira A. Perkins on 10/10/1853 Township/Range 013 North-015 West, Section 20, SW 1/4 SW 1/4, Oceana Co., MI and a land purchase by a Ira Perkins on 4/2/1857 in Township/Range 016 North-003 East, Section, NW 1/4 NE 1/4 in Bay Co., MI.

His known children w 1st wife were:

1.Mary Jane Perkins b. 3.1.1816 NY - d. 5.6.1900 Howard, Cass Co., MI m. ______Farney/Forney
2.Napoleon Bonapart Perkins b.1817 NY
3.*Deborah Ann or Ann Deborah Perkins b.6.26.1819 NY d.2.11.1907 Niles, Berrien Co., MI m. _____ Huston
4.Jeremiah V.R. Perkins b.1821 NY d. 1856 NY
5.Perry Pike Perkins b. 8.30.1823 NY

6.Katherine Louisa Perkins b.1827 NY

His known child w/ 2nd wife was:

7.*James B. Perkins b.1834 MI d.1.30.1917 MO m. Permelia Jane Crews (Missouri death certificate for their son John Henry Perkins, has his mothers name as (Parmelia James ... it also may have been Permelia Jones)

*He (James B. Perkins) is buried at Mt. View Cemetery, Camden Co., MO

Source:  Private Letter received.
*Source for death of Mary Jane (Perkins) Farney/Forney & Ann D. (Perkins) Huston: MI Death Records
*Source for death of James B. Perkins - Missouri Death Records


Perry Pike Perkins b. 8.20.1823 NY - d. 2.12.1909 Howard, Cass Co., MI. Son of (Ira A & Catherine (Ostergaut/Osterhaut) Perkins). His wife HANNAH (FARRIS) b.1827 Cayuga Co., NY d.6.7.1867 MI. They were listed on the 1850-1870 Michigan Census in Howard, Cass Co., MI.

Their known children were:

1.Jennie Perkins b.1857 MI
2.Frank Perkins b.1861 MI

Source: Death - Perry P. Perkins - MI Death Records
Source: Death - Hannah (Farris\Pharris) Perkins - MI Death Records Index


Leonard W. Perkins b. ? His wife LUCRETTA (MORESY). They were listed on the 1850 Michigan Census in Howard, Cass Co., MI.

Nothing else is known at this time   



Barber T. Perkins b.1822 NY. Son of (John N. &  Betsey (TANNER) Perkins). His wife HARRIET "JANE" (BOON). They were listed on the 1860 & 1870 Michigan Census in Coldwater, Branch Co., MI.

Their Known Children were:

1.Frank G. Perkins b.1.28.1852 MI
2.Minnie Perkins b.1855 MI
3.James L. Perkins b.1859 MI d.7.4.1883
4.May Perkins b.1862 MI d. 1877 MI

For more information on this Family's Lineage. Read "Branches & Roots of Oliver Perkins" by Steven G. Perkins
Source: Death - May Perkins - MI Death Records Index
Source: Death - James L. Perkins - MI Death Records Index


Frank G. Perkins b. 1.28.1852. Son of (Barber T. & Harriet "Jane" (Boon) Perkins). His wife CARRIE (HUDSON). They resided at St. Joseph Co., Indiana where he was vice-president of the Perkins Windmill Company with his uncle P.C. Perkins.

His known children were:

1. (Female) Perkins b. ? m. Robert Campbell
2. (Female) Perkins b. ? m. Glen Hillier

Source: A history of St. Joseph County, Indiana, Volume 1: By Timothy Edward Howard  p.492


Sterling Perkins b.1808 MA. His wife HARRIET (SMITH). They were listed on the 1850 & 1860 Michigan Census at Coldwater, Branch Co., MI. In 1899 he married HARRIET (SLAUDERHEIN) HOUTKY\HONTKY.

Their known children were:

1.Martin Smith Perkins b.1833 NY
2.Clarissa Perkins b.1837 NY
3.Horace G. Perkins b.1841 NY
4.Albert M. Perkins b.1847 MI

5.Eva Perkins b.1853 MI

Source: 2nd marriage - Michigan Marriage Records - 1867-1952


James Perkins b.1830 CT. He was listed on the 1850 Census at Coldwater, Branch Co., MI in the household of John & Harriet Phelps.


*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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