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50. William PERKINS was born on 21 July 1785 in Goochland County, Virginia.42,44 He died on 8 November 1849 at the age of 64 in Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia.16,42 He was buried in Fontaine Cemetery, Henry County, Virginia.64

1830 Census. Henry Co VA
William Perkins Junr. 2 m under 5, 1m age 20-30 [b. bet 1800-1810]
1f under age 5, 1f age 30-40 [if she was indeed older, he was likely born near 1800]
William Perkins, Senr. 1m 5-10, 2m 10-15, 3m 15-20, 2m 20-30, 1m 40-50.
1f 10-15, 2f 15-20, 1f 30-40. Note: this seems to be way too many children; must have had extras living with them, perhaps even a married child

William married Martha early in 1830; it's possible some of the children above were stepchildren.

1840 Census. Henry Co VA
William Perkins, 1m 15-20, 1m age 50-60. 1f 5-10, 1f 15-20, 1f 40-50.

1850 Census. Henry Co. [would be after the death of William]
Martha Perkins, age 54.
William, age 33 [b. 1817]
Elvira, age 19. [b. 1831] Elvira could even be young William's wife - see the 1860 census.

William Perkins Senr is in the 1850 Mortality Schedule. Died in November 1849 Henry Co, VA, age 65, farmer, cause of death - paralysis. He was ill for six days.
Noted on this schedule for Henry Co VA - Blacks were listed but only with a given name, no surnames.

1860 Census. Henry Co. Only Perkins still there
William D. Perkins, age 43, clerk in court. Ella, age 28.

William PERKINS and Rebecca "Becky" MILLER were married on 25 December 1811 in Henry County, Virginia.16 Rebecca "Becky" MILLER, daughter of John Dabney MILLER and Sarah CURD, was born (date unknown).

William PERKINS and Martha Hale DANDRIDGE were married on 13 March 1830 in Henry County, Virginia.16 Martha Hale DANDRIDGE was born on 23 September 1795.2,16 She died in 1875 at the age of 80 in Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia.16

Martha Hale Dandridge was a first cousin of Martha Washington.