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Amy Perkins

Female Abt 1798 - 1862  (~ 64 years)

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  1. 1.  Amy Perkins was born Abt 1798, Grayson, Virginia (daughter of Jabez Perkins and Nancy); died 1 Aug 1862, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 11 Aug 1862, Whitley, Kentucky

    Amy married Harrison White 30 Nov 1815, Knox, Kentucky. Harrison (son of John White and Mary Shelton) was born 28 Feb 1788, Jefferson, Tennessee; died 7 Nov 1853. [Group Sheet]

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Jabez Perkins was born 6 Nov 1766, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died 1835, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried , Jellico Creek Cemetery, Jellico Creek, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 13 Feb 1836, Jellico Creek, Whitley, Kentucky


    From Steven C. Perkins:

    "Born in New Haven, CT, before the American Revolution, he was raised in a Loyalist household in the North Carolina back country. As a child he saw his father, Timothy, and paternal uncle, Joseph, join the Loyalist forces against the Americans. According to contemporary accounts, his father and uncle were 'notorious Tories' who one time captured Col. Cleveland, an American commander and virtual warlord in the New River settlements. While being held for trial by the Loyalists, Cleveland was able to escape, supposedly with the help of one of the women of the household. The family were early Methodists.

    "By 1784 a guardian was appointed for Jabez in Wilkes Co., NC. Normally, one would assume this to mean that his father was dead. However, there is some evidence that Timothy Perkins was alive and living in Grayson Co., VA. Shortly after the guardian was appointed, Jabez appears to have married and moved to Grayson Co., VA, where several of his children were born. In 1789, he was appointed administrator to the estate of his maternal Uncle, William Sperry, in Wilkes Co., NC. It is not yet known if William Sperry was a Loyalist or if he supported the Americans in the Revolution.

    "By 1813 he was in the Knox/Whitley Co. KY, area. Sometime after 1830, already 65 years old, he moved his family to the Bureau/Putnam Co. Illinois area. He and his sons purchased land in 1835 and 1836. By December of 1835 he had returned to Whitley Co., KY, where he made his will and died before February 13, 1836. Jabez' son William returned to Whitley Co. and remained there the rest of his life. The rest of Jabez' children remained in Illinois or moved further West.

    "Some researchers have identified Jabez' wife as Nancy Ann Creekmore. I am not convinced that this is correct. I am also not convinced that his wife at the time he made his will is the mother of his children. [...] There is the possibility that there were two wives named Nancy. There is a renunciation of the will dated in Feb 1836 from Nancy Perkins in Whitley Co., KY, Will Book 1. There is a report of a marriage license for Jabez Perkins and Nancy White dated the same day the will was made. It is supposed to be in the KY Archives. This compiler has not seen it."

    Jabez married Nancy. [Group Sheet]

  2. 3.  Nancy
    1. Solomon Perkins
    2. 1. Amy Perkins was born Abt 1798, Grayson, Virginia; died 1 Aug 1862, Whitley, Kentucky.
    3. Nancy Perkins was born 1803, Grayson, Virginia; died Aft 1860, Hardin, Tennessee.