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Jabez Perkins

Male 1766 - 1835  (68 years)


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  • Name Jabez Perkins 
    Born 6 Nov 1766  New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1835  Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Alternate death Bef 13 Feb 1836  Jellico Creek, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Jellico Creek Cemetery, Jellico Creek, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I11842  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2017 

    Family Nancy 
    Children 
    +1. Solomon Perkins
     2. Amy Perkins,   b. Abt 1798, Grayson, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1862, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
    +3. Nancy Perkins,   b. 1803, Grayson, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, Hardin, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F7729  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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."

  • Sources 
    1. [S291] Descendants of Jabez Perkins and Nancy Ann Unkn, by Steven C. Perkins.

    2. [S292] Judia and Ralph Terry--Family and Neighbors of Coleman County, Texas.