Amos Perkins

Amos PERKINS is my first cousin six times removed although we are also related through his paternal side of the family.  He is the grandson of my sixth great grandparents William and Elizabeth (PERKINS) WESCOTT; we are also related through my eighth great grandfather Jacob PERKINS and his second wife Anna LITTLEFIELD.  Amos is the second child of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (WESCOTT) PERKINS, born 25 August 1785 in Penobscot, Maine.[1]  Amos married first Ruth WARDWELL 13 December 1807, intentions filed 29 November 1807.[2] They had eleven children: Nathaniel, Jerome B., Jeremiah W., Otis S, Amos Jr., Mercy Wardell, Elizabeth, Deborah, Joseph Eben, Benjamin, Deborah.  Of all the children Amos had, only four survived him.  Amos married second Hannah Atkins (WARDWELL) WESCOTT HAWES 11 November 1838, the wives were second cousins. Amos and Hannah had one daughter: Ruth A.  The family was enumerated in the 1850 census along with Hannah’s daughter Nancy in Brooksville, Maine.[3]  Amos was a farmer.   Amos died 5 February 1858 in Maine.


[1] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 8 August 2013), Amos Perkins.

[2] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 8 August 2013), Amos Perkins and Ruth Wardell.  Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 8 August 2013), Amos Perkins and Ruth Wardell.

[3] 1850 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Brooksville, 26, dwelling 173, family 173, Amos Perkins; NARA microfilm publication M432, 254.

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