The Perkins Family
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for information about John Perkins of Ipswich, MA (apparently the immigrant ancestor for this Perkins line) see http://www.gendex.com/users/rtwgen/mwheeler/d0045/g0000010.html and search on page for Perkins)
excerpt: John Perkins left the port of Bristol 1 Dec. 1630 on the ship "Lion" and arrived in Boston 5 February 1631. He brought with him wife Judith and children, including son John. The youngest child was about 7 yrs. of age and the eldest was 17. He was made Freman 18 May 1631 and he joined the church in Boston where daughter Lydia was baptized 3 June 1632. In 1633 went to Ipswich with Gov. Winthrop the younger. He was representative to the General Court for Ipswich in 1636 and was on the grand jury in 1648 and 1652. He owned the large island at the mouth of the Ipswich River called, at least through 1856, Perkin's Island. His home was near Manning's neck and close to the river. He was released from training by the court in March, 1650. John Perkins died at Ipswich in 1654. His will is dated 28 March 1654 and was proved 27 Sept. 1654. His estate totaled 250 pounds, 5, the inventory having been taken 26 Sept. 1654.
Excerpts from Seth Blodgett: His Ancestors and Descendants (1933) detailing many more Maine Perkins generations (large PDF file). There are even more Perkins names in the full book, available on Heritage Quest Online. Seth Blodgett (of Brooksville, Me.) 1747-1817. By Grace Limeburner. Rutland, Vt. 1933. (89p.)
Obituary for Walter Morris Perkins, Washington Post, 1978
Obituary for Ellen Jensen Perkins, Washington Post, 1992
Census images for the Perkins Family (JPGs):
Charles Henry Perkins, mariner, Brooksville, Maine, 1870
Charles Henry Perkins, farmer, Brooksville, Maine, 1880
Seth Benson, clergyman, Paris, Maine 1880
Charles Norman Perkins, high school teacher, North Brookfield, Mass, 1900
Harvey Perkins, brother of Charles Norman, 1900
Charles Norman Perkins, superintendent of schools, Brewer, Maine, 1910
Charles Norman Perkins, superintendent of schools, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1920
Charles Norman Perkins, superintendent of schools, Hampton, NH, 1930
Herbert Perkins, teacher, Hampton Institute, VA, 1930
Ruth Perkins, secretary, Hampton Institute, VA, 1930
Margaret Perkins, teacher, Braintree, Mass, 1930
Otto Seller, upholsterer, Watertown, Mass, 1930
rent a vacation cottage from the Perkins family on Perkins Lane in Brooksville!!
A few Brooksville links:
http://one-barton-family.net/GenProject/maps/brooksville1.html (note Perkins Point on the map)
Buyer, Stier, and Related Families
Research is continuing and some information in this site is unproven.
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