"Past & Present of Greene County, Missouri" found in Kansas City Library had biography of William H. Perkins, whose father was known as "Grief" Perkins. Says that "Grief had two brothers and two sisters, all deceased except for Mrs. Hayden (sic) who lives in Texas". Grief Perkins was born in Logan County KY. Evidence has been found of two Perkins families living in the right place and time and an older Grief Perkins died in Logan County KY. He was likely the uncle of the Grief Perkins later found in Missouri.
Land entried of Grief Perkins were in Sections 36 & 25 of T29, R23. He also had several lots in Brookline, the small town nearby.
1843 Green Co MO Tax Assessor's list has William G. Perkins with only his poll. He immediately follows a John Perkins who owned 1 slave, 2 horses, and 4 cows. Could this be his mother [Mrs. John Perkins] or his older brother?
1850 Greene Co Census, Campbell Twp [Springfield] Household 24. William G. Perkins, Farmer, age 29,b. KY. Martha A. 23, b. TN. Mary O. age 3 and Daniel N. age 6/12 [later this child will be William H.....?] They were living next door to Martha's mother.
1900 Census. Brookline Twp, Greene Co, MO, Hh 4
Buried at Brookline Cemetery, Greene Co MO
William G. "Grief" PERKINS and Martha Ann BEAL were married on 12 February 1846 in Greene County, Missouri.2,104 Martha Ann BEAL2, daughter of Daniel BEAL and Nancy [BEAL], was born on 19 February 1827 in Giles County, Tennessee.102,105 She died on 24 April 1908 at the age of 81 in Greene County, Missouri.101,105
The Beals lived just south of the Perkins family on Wilson's Creek, Greene Co MO.
Buried at Brookline Cemetery.
William G. "Grief" PERKINS and Martha Ann BEAL had the following children: