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Misc. Vermont News Papers

~Perkins Research~


Washingtonia Newspaper - Windsor, VT - Nov. 5th, 1810

At New York, BENJAMIN D. PERKINS, Esq. of the House of Collins & Perkins, Book sellers. Mr. Perkins was born at Plainfield, Con. In 1775, and was the youngest son of the late Dr. (Elisha) Perkins, celebrated as the inventor of the Metallic Points. A very exalted character is given of this gentleman in the Commercial Advertiser. He was one of the Trustees of the N. Y. Free School, Member of the Abolition Society, a Director of the African School, one of the Governors of the Hospital and a very useful member of the Historical Society of New York.

The Vermont Mercury - Rutland, Rutland Co., VT - April 2nd, 1847


The Probate Court for the District of Hartford: - To all persons, interested in the estate of NELSON PERKINS, late of Pomfret, in said District, deceased, intestate.

ALVA C. PERKINS, Administrator of said estate, has presented to this Court his petition, in writing, setting forth that the said NELSON PERKINS, deceased, died, seised, in fee, of certain real estate in Pomfret, aforesaid, to wit, a farm, being his homestead, of ninety acres, with a dwelling house and barn thereon standing; also that the said deceased left certain personal estate, described in the inventory on record, that it will be beneficial to the heirs, and all those interested in said estate, by reason of the infancy of said heirs, that the personal estate, except such as shall be assigned to the widow, and the real estate, except the dower of the widow, but including the reversion of the widow's dower, should be sold, although the same many not be necessary to pay debts and charges of administration, and that the proceeds of such sale be decreed and assigned according to law. He prays for license to sell and convey said real and personal estate, pursuant to the provisions of the statute. You are, therefore, hereby notified, that said application will be heard at the Probate Office in Woodstock, in said District, on the first Wednesday, (seventh day) of April next, and you will then and there, appear before said Court, and object, if you see cause, to the granting of said license. Dated at Woodstock aforesaid, this sixteenth day of March, A. D., 1847.

Bellows Falls Gazette - Bellows Falls, VT - May 17th, 1849

In Chelsea, VT; April 17th, by Rev. L. Hill, Mr. Abner B. Davis of Springfield, VT and Miss Melita L. Perkins of Chelsea, VT.


Vermont Gazette - Bennington, VT

Died: In Manchester, on the 20th - 30th of June, EDWARD ALLEN PERKINS, in the Meridian of life. He has left an aged mother, a wife and two children to lament their loss. He had lately entertained a home of having passed from death into life, and made profession of his belief in the divine Redeemer. He went out of the world rejoicing in God, and in home of a glorious immortality, through the merits of a crucified savior. Something remarkable took place with respect to this man, the night before he was taken sick he dreamed that he should soon be taken sick with the billions fever, and should consume and died the ninth day. When he was taken he told his wife of his assurance that he should die; she asked him if she should send for the doctor, he told her he had no desire for it, for no medical aid could save him from death. He was however attended immediately, but to no effect; he died as his dream predicted. On the 8th day he asked how long he had lain sick, and being informed that it was the eighth day, he blessed God, and exulted in the idea of dying the next day, which really took place. Calm and collected in his mind he lay, Till Heaven's appointment made him quit the clay; Then blest his maker, and resigned to death, Serenely praised away his vital breath.



Vermont Gazette - Bennington, VT - Oct. 17th, 1874

In Sunderland, Oct. 7th, by the Rev. G. Graves, of Arlington, Mr. Walter Edgar Perkins of Arlington, and Miss Effie Pamelia Matteson, daughter of Mr. Eben W. Matteson, of Sunderland.

The Rutland Daily Globe - Rutland, Rutland Co., VT - March 23rd, 1876

DEATH FROM SMALL-POX - Mr. GEORGE PERKINS, died at the house of Louis Delphy in Bridport, on Monday night, March 20th, and was buried at midnight Tuesday. He had been a great sufferer with that virulent disease, the small-pox. There are now several others sick in the same house, and the disease seems on the increase in town, and it is feared that some other cases will prove fatal. Dr. Blaisdell received a quantity of bovine virus from New York on Monday, and is busily engaged in vaccinating the people of the vicinity.

Addison County Journal - Middlebury, Addison Co., VT - August 26th, 1881

CHARLES PERKINS, died a few days ago and was buried in the cemetery near the residence of Nelson Richards.

The Otter Creek News - Brandon, Rutland Co., VT - September 30th, 1881

HUBBARDTON - Mrs. ADELIA PERKINS, died on Friday and the funeral was on Sunday. Services were conducted by Rev. Z. Jones.

Rutland, Rutland Co., VT - Herald & Globe  March 29 1883:

A very pleasant company gathered at thee residence of H. O. Perkins Thursday morning to witness the marriage of his daughter, Stella C. Perkins, to Samuel N. Stone of the firm of Tuxbury & Stone of Windsor, Vt. The presents were numerous and costly. Prominent among them was a silver tea set from Mr. Tuxbury and the employees, and another from the brother of the groom. Also a china set, a case of silver, and a Duchesse lace set.

The Rutland Weekly Herald and Globe - Rutland, Rutland Co., VT - January 20th, 1886

The executor of the estate of RUFUS PERKINS, who died in Pawlet about 30 years ago, also rendered his final account to the probate court Monday, and the account was finally closed.

The Valley Sun - White River Junction, Windsor Co., VT - August 6th, 1886

Miss MATTIE PERKINS, died of consumption, after a lingering illness of many months, on Wednesday afternoon. During the long days in which the wasting disease has been accomplishing its end, no word of complaint had been heard to escape her lips, but, with Christian patience and resignation she awaited her summons, being ready to go and having full faith that a crown of immortality was awaiting her in the world beyond. She passed away very peacefully the hand of death falling upon her gently. She was 28 years of age, April 22nd, last. Her remains were taken to Strafford for interment, where the funeral services were held this forenoon.

The Rural Vermonter - Montpelier, Washington Co., VT - February 25th, 1887

Mrs. JOSEPHINE M. PERKINS, relict of the late Gen. John Perkins, died on Sunday last at her residence on Main street at the advanced age of 89.

The Bennington Banner - Bennington, Bennington Co., VT - October 13th, 1887

NORTH POWNAL - Capt. EDDY PERKINS, died at the residence of his son, Joseph Perkins, of this village, Thursday morning, aged 85 years and 6 months. The funeral was largely attended at the Congregational church Sunday afternoon. A large circle of relatives and friends mourn the loss of Mr. Perkins. In all public and private work he was an active worker, although for several years he has lived a retired life. He kept posted in the general routine of life and retained his calm judgment and conversational powers to the last. His sickness was not of long duration, yet his general health had been failing for several years. In his death Pownal has lost one of its most highly respected citizens and his memory will they so cherish.

The Manchester Journal - Manchester, Bennington Co., VT - August 23rd, 1888

RUPERT - WILLIE PERKINS, son of Wm. H. and Lucina Perkins, died Aug. 17th, after a protracted and painful suffering from rheumatism, aged 13 years. His funeral was largely attended on Saturday.

The Vermont Sentry - Swanton, Franklin Co., VT - February 6th, 1890

Mrs. Capt. Barns, mother of Mrs. John A. Perkins, died Sunday at an advanced age. The funeral is to be held Wednesday at the residence of Deacon John A. Perkins. Rev. Mr. Enright to officiate.

The United Opinion - Bradford, Orange Co., VT - April 10th, 1891

Hon. FREDERICK C. PERKINS, died at Farmington, ME, yesterday, of Bright's disease, aged nearly 63. He was known throughout the financial and business circles of New England.

North Troy Palladium - North Troy, Orleans Co., VT - November 12th, 1891

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jedutha Perkins, died on Wednesday last, after a long illness. The funeral service was held at the house. The parents, whose sorrow is very poignant, desire to return their sincere thanks to their many kind friends, who, both through the illness and the death, did so many acts of kindness. Also for the flowers, so many and so nice, which were sent in so liberally as to quite cover the little casket.

The United Opinion - Bradford, Orange Co., VT - June 22nd, 1894

WILSON I. M. PERKINS, died at Lebanon and was brought here for burial.

Middlebury Register - Middlebury, Addison Co., VT - January 25th, 1895

RECENT DEATHS - Mrs. Harmon A. Perkins, died yesterday of pneumonia at the home of the family in the Mead district in the east part of this town. She had been ill but a few days.

The Vermont Record - Fair Haven, Rutland Co., VT - February 8th, 1895

JAMES PERKINS, who died in West Rutland Sunday, was a native of this place. He was a son of the late Woodbury Perkins. When quite young he enlisted from here in the 14th Vermont regiment and served with the regiment his full term of service. For the past twenty years he has resided in West Rutland. His remains came here Tuesday for burial in the family lot in our cemetery, the funeral services having been previously held at his late home. The services at the grave were conducted by his comrades of Sennott Post, G.A.R.

Spirit of the Age - Woodstock, Windsor Co., VT - March 23rd, 1895

NORMAN C. PERKINS, brother of Robert E. Perkins, died in Detroit, Mich. on Wednesday. His death is said to have been the result of an injury received some time ago.

Richford Journal and Gazette - Richford, Franklin Co., VT - November 15th, 1895

Mr. Knowlton, father of Mrs. M. E. Perkins, died at his home in Magog Sunday last. The deceased gentleman was well known here, and was highly respected.

Richford Journal and Gazette - Richford, Franklin Co., VT - March 10th, 1899

JAMES A. PERKINS, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Giddings, in Johnson the 3rd, resided here a long time and was a deacon of the Congregational church.







Barre Evening Telegram - Barre, Washington Co., VT - June 5th, 1900

RUTLAND, VT - June 5th - The remains of ROBERT A. PERKINS, who died Sunday at his summer home near Cutingsville, were taken to Woodstock, where the funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock.