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31. Grief PERKINS47 was born on 11 September 1772 in Goochland County, Virginia.1,27 He was baptized on 25 October 1772 in St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia.27 He died in 1831 at the age of 59 in Logan County, Kentucky.1,48

Goochland DB 15, p.272
16 Jul 1789 Gideon Mims & David Alves to Jesse Mims. Tract of 100 acres on Lickinghole Crk. James Robards, Isaac Winstons, south side plumtree Crk, corner pin on Winston & Gideon Mims, on Riddles Road, Lewis Chaudoing & William James
Signed: Gideon Mims, David (x) Alvis
Wit: Archs. Perkins, Wm. Perkins, Greif Perkins
20 Jul 1789 Proved by Archs, William & Grief Perkins

Goochland DB 16
Will of Benjamin (x) Salmonds, dated 26 Dec 1786
Wit: by John Perkins, Archs. Perkins, Grief Perkins
Proved by oaths of John Perkins & Grief Perkins on 17 Nov 1794

Marriage to Mary Mitchell: Surety: William M. Richardson. Wit: Archs. Perkins and Archs. Mitchell. Married by Rev. Charles Hopkins

Sarah Mitchell may have been a widow with a daughter as Grief Perkins provides for the welfare of Elizabeth C. Mitchell in his will. Sarah apparently deceased by April of 1831 when Grief Perkins wrote his will.

1810 Census. Goochland, VA
Grief Perkins: 3m under 10, 1m 10-16, 1m 16-26, 1m 26-45. 3f 10-16, 1f 26-45.

From Goochland County Deed Book 24, p.273: On May 15, 1820, signed power of attorney to his nephew John Perkins: "I, Grief Perkins, of Goochland Co., in Va., intending shortly to go to the western country". Moved to Logan County, KY.
Logan County Court Records, 4 Jul 1825, p.177 - Grief Perkins produced his commission and certificate of qualification as a justice of the peace for Logan County which was ordered to be herewith filed.
In 1829, Grief lists 3 children between 4 and 15 on the Tax Rolls for Logan Co. He must have had others than those listed here.
James Perkins, nephew, was executor for estate; also for Isaac O. Perkins and A. G. Hopson as Grief Perkins had been their executor. Settlements in 1841 recorded according to Court Orders.

1830 Census. Russellville, Logan, KY
Grief Perkins: 1m age 50-60. 1f under 5, 1f 20-30, 1f 30-40. He also had 13 slaves.

Will dated 4 Apr 1831. Lucy E. and Isaac O. Perkins, dau & son are to be cared for from profit of estate. Elizabeth C. Michell, no relationship stated [possibly a stepdaughter?], to be boarded out and slave David to be hired out for her support. Executors: James Perkins, Robert B. Herndon, Drury W. Poor. Wit: M. B. Morton, Robt B. Herndon, John J. Mackall. Probate 1 Jul 1833.

As late as 15 Oct of 1831, Grief Perkins was still living as he witnessed the Will of Elizabeth Hodges on that date.

Grief PERKINS and Mary A. MITCHELL were married on 21 December 1795 in Goochland County, Virginia.1,49 Mary A. MITCHELL was born (date unknown).

Grief PERKINS and Sarah C. MITCHELL were married on 21 December 1819 in Goochland County, Virginia.25,50 Sarah C. MITCHELL was born (date unknown).

Grief PERKINS and Sarah C. MITCHELL had the following children:



Lucy Elizabeth PERKINS47,51 was born (date unknown).

Listed as infant heir of Grief Perkins at Settlement of his estate 18 Aug 1834 by Executor, James Perkins. Will Book E, p.377-384. She could be a child of either wife.