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43. Ann Reed PERKINS60 was born on 10 October 1793 in Goochland County, Virginia.1 She died on 28 February 1871 at the age of 77.16

Two marriage records in Goochland:

30 Oct 1812 Marriage of James Herndon & Ann Perkins. Daughter of Archs. Perkins. Surety: Pleasant Turner. Married 30 Oct by Rev. Lewis Chaudoin.

25 Jan 1814. Marriage of James Denton & Ann Perksin. Surety Joseph Perkins. This marriage also lists her name as "Ann Perkins". Unless the marriage to Herndon never took place this would not be her name. Likely this is a different Ann since it's obvious Ann did marry Herndon.

1850 Census. District 15, Carroll Co, MO, Hh 170
James Herndon, age 58, farmer, b. VA. Ann R., age 58, b. VA
Born VA: Grief P. age 28. Isaac O., age 25. Margaret F., age 21.
Born MO: Sarah A. Rock, age 9. William E. Rock, 7. Mary F. Rock, 5.
Hh 161
Archelus M. Herndon, age 34, b. VA. Ann M., age 25, b. VA
Born MO: Evaline V. age 6. Loran A. 4 [female-Laura], Emer A., age 1 [female-Emma]

1860 Census. Wakenda Twp, Carrollton P.O., Carroll Co, MO, p.648, Hh 5
Ann R. Herndon, age 62, b. VA.
Gideon, 22, b. MO. Rebecca, 18, b. MO
and living nearby:
Hh 4
Isaac O. Herndon, age 35, farmer, b. VA. Mary B., age 25, b. Ohio
Children b. MO: Leolie Herndon, age 1 yr 6 mo. Isaac O., [no age stated]
Trustee for Sallie Rock, Wm Rock, and Mary Rock [no ages]
Hh 6
Grief P. Herndon, age 40, physician, b. VA. Elzb. G., age 27, b. MO
Children b. MO: Martha A. 4, Allice M. 3, Sallie W., 7 months

Hh 3 is a Charles Purkins, age 33, b. VA with 5 children born in MO between ages 10 to Archs. Perkins, age 6 months. Possibly a nephew of Ann's, son of her brother William - he was living near his father in Chariton Co in 1850. Wife, Emelean, age 34.

From the previous page. Hh 6 [the enumerator numbered the households on each page separately]
Archs. Herndon, age 44, farmer, b. VA Elzb. age 31, b. KY
Children b. MO: Laura D. 14, Emma 12, Willie D 10.
John Houston, age 14
Note: Elizabeth likely a 2nd wife, possibly a widow with a son, John Houston.

Although I found sons of Ann, I did not find her in 1870.
1870 Census. Wakenda Twp, P.O. Carrollton, Carroll Co MO, Hh 114
A.M. Herndon, age 56, farmer, b. VA. Elizabeth, age 44, b. KY
Virginia Otey, age 26, b. VA. Emma Otey, age 22, b. MO. Anna Otey, 9 months, b. MO
Thomas 19, and Charles 17, both Black, servants, b. MO
Hh 138
Isaac O. Herndon, age 45, b. VA. Amanda, age 32, b. KY [probably a 2nd wife]
Leolelia, age 11 and Cora, age 4, b. MO
Benjamin Turner, age 25, laborer, b. MO
Michael Dorner, age 25, laborer, b. Germany


Ann Reed PERKINS and James HERNDON were married on 30 October 1812 in Goochland County, Virginia.61,62 James HERNDON was born on 12 August 1791 in Goochland County, Virginia.16 He died on 26 April 1857 at the age of 65 in Carrollton, Carroll County, Missouri.16

James DENTON was born (date unknown).