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56. Jesse PERKINS43 was born on 29 March 1798 in Goochland County, Virginia.16,42,76 He died on 27 November 1872 at the age of 74 in Madison County, Mississippi.16,42 He was buried in Jessamine Cemetery, Ridgeland, Madison County, Mississippi.77

Listed in Madison Co MS 1850 Census, p.174; Household 660. Age 62 [he was 52], planter, born in VA. Value of real estate owned is $26,080. Daughter Mary was born in VA in 1833 - son James born in MS in 1841. Also living in the household was Anthony Perkins, age 54, born Virginia [no doubt his brother], and Allen Gray age 24, overseer, born in Georgia.


There was another Perkins in Madison Co, MS that I cannot identify; he apparently had no wife or children.
from Madison Co Will Book 1
p.143  Isaac H. Perkins Will.  Madison Co.  After funeral expenses and debts, all residue of estate of every kind to nephew Peter Brown, now of Madison Co.  He is to be executor.  Signed: I. H. Perkins.   Wit: 3 Apr. 1848 by John T. Cannon, John Montgomery. Probate, 14 Jan 1850
The Index to the 1845 Mississippi State Census lists I. H. Perkins

The 1850 census, Madison Co, does indeed show a Peter Brown, age 37, b. VA, whose wife was Agnes and five children in the household, Hh 215. Peter was a wagon maker.

In 1840, I. H. Perkins was listed as age 20-30. There was no one else in his household. He did have a large number of slaves for such a young man - 93 all together.
9m under, 22m 10-24, 11m 24-36, 5m 35-55. 9f under 10, 22f 10-26, 10f 26-35, 5f 35-55
W. P. Perkins was age 40-50, as was a D. P. Perkins, listed one right after another. W. P. had 73, D. P. had 4.
Jesse Perkins was there in Madison Co in 1840 - he had one male, age 20-30 and two males age 30-40. There were 2f age 5-10, and 1f age 20-30. Jesse had 50 slaves.

I checked the slave census of 1850, to see what might have happened to all the slaves of I. H. Perkins. Peter Brown was listed with 12 slaves. Jesse Perkins had 78; no other Perkins listed.

1860 Census. Madison, MS, hh 349
Jesse Perkins, 57, Planter. Land Value, $200,000. Personal Property $150,000, b. VA
Mary P. 52, b. VA
James L. 19. Arthur 16. Jessie 12 - all born in Mississippi
Virginia Freeland, 28, b. VA
1860 Slave Schedule, listed as Col. Jesse Perkins. 54 slaves. 14 slave houses.


Buried Jessamine Cemetery, Ridgeland, Madison Co, MS
Find A Grave Memorial# 11128443


Jesse PERKINS and Mary Boursiquot FONTAINE were married on 1 September 1829 in Greenwood, Henry County, Virginia.16,42 Mary Boursiquot FONTAINE, daughter of Patrick Henry FONTAINE and Nancy Dabney MILLER, was born on 13 June 1808 in Greenwood, Henry County, Virginia.16 She died on 27 May 1891 at the age of 82 in Madison County, Mississippi.16

Buried Jessamine Cemetery, Ridgeland, Madison Co, MS
Find A Grave Memorial# 11128462

Jesse PERKINS and Mary Boursiquot FONTAINE had the following children:

86

i.

Virginia PERKINS was born in 1831 in Virginia.43

87

ii.

Mary PERKINS was born in 1833 in Virginia.43

88

iii.

James L. PERKINS was born in 1841 in Mississippi.43

89

iv.

Arthur PERKINS was born in 1834 in Mississippi.43

90

v.

Jessie PERKINS was born in 1847 in Mississippi.43