Pelatiah PERKINS

Pelatiah is my sixth great granduncle through John and Elizabeth (PIERCE) PERKINS; my third cousin nine times removed and fourth cousin seven times removed through Joseph and Abigail (PAUL) ALCOCK; and he’s my fourth cousin six times removed through John and Elizabeth (BIRCHARD) ALCOCK.  He served in the Revolutionary War as a private in Captain Edward Grow’s Company and in Captain Philip Hubbard’s Company, protecting the seacoast in Kittery Point and other nearby locations.[1] He lived in York County, Maine his entire life a portion of it on the west side of Brandy Brook on the Old Post Road.[2]

Pelatiah PERKINS was born 1754 and baptized 8 December 1754 in Wells, York, Maine.[3]  He was the son of John and Elizabeth (PIERCE) Perkins.  He died sometime after 1840.[4]  He married Eunice TRAFTON 1776, with the dates of 13 July 1776 listed as both marriage and intentions and 7 August 1776 as another date all taking place in York County, Maine[5].  Eunice was born 25 January 1752 in York, York, Maine.[6]  She was the daughter of Thaddeus and Abigail (LEWIS) TRAFTON.  She died 26 May 1822 in York County, Maine.[7]  Eunice is my third cousin six times removed through William and Dorothy (DIXON) MOORE.  Pelatiah and Eunice are not blood relations.

Pelatiah and Eunice had the following children:

  1. Lucy PERKINS She was baptized 31 August 1777 in Wells, York, Maine at the First Church of Wells.[8]  She died 10 December 1862; her gravestone says she was born 10 October 1782 in York, York, Maine.[9]  She is interred at Locust Grove Cemetery in Ogunquit, York, Maine.[10]  Lucy married Ebenezer LITTLEFIELD 11 May 1804.[11]
  2. Stover PERKINS was born before 1784 in York, York, Maine.[12] He died in September 1838 in York County, Maine.  Stover married Sarah “Sally” STEVENS 25 April 1821 in Kittery, York, Maine with intentions filed 26 August 1820 in York, York, Maine.[13]
  3. Samuel PERKINS was born about 1784 in York, York, Maine.[14] Samuel died March 1850 of a tumor in York, York, Maine.[15]  Samuel married Ruthy LUNT 1 November 1807 in York, York, Maine.[16]
  4. Pelatiah PERKINS was born in November 1786.[17] He died 1 Mar 1817 unmarried in York County, Maine.[18]
  5. Elizabeth “Betsy” PERKINS was born 1793 in York, York, Maine.[19] She was baptized 7 September 1797 in Wells, York, Maine at the First Church of Wells.[20]  She died between 12 January 1860 and 17 January 1860.[21] Elizabeth is interred at York Cemetery in York, York, Maine.[22]   Elizabeth married Samuel O. PARSONS 27 November 1825 in York, York, Maine with intentions filed 3 November 1825 in York, York, Maine.[23]
  6. Abigail “Nabby” PERKINS was born 1795 in York, York, Maine.[24] She was baptized 7 September 1797 in Wells, York, Maine at the First Church of Wells.[25]  She died 29 May 1876.[26]  Abigail married Captain William SEAVEY 3 February 1818 in York, York, Maine with intentions filed 24 December 1817 in York, York, Maine.[27]

[1] Thomas Allen Perkins and Harold Clarke Durrell, Jacob Perkisn of Wells, Maine and his descendants: 1583-1936, first (Haverhill, Mass.: Record Publishing Company, 1947), 26; images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 11 September 2015; Pelatiah Perkins.  Department of Veterans Affairs, “U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900,” digital images, National Archives, Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com : online 21 March 2016), Pelatiah Perkins; citing National Archives and Records Administration M804 record group 15; book E, vol. 1, page 42.  Secretary of the Commonwealth, prepared and published, Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War: prepared in accordance with Chapter 100, Resolves of 1891, 17 (Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 1901), 166.  The State of New Hampshire, rolls of the soldiers in the Revolutionary War, 1775, to May 1777: volume 1 of war rolls. volume XIV of the series, first (Concord, N. H.: Parsons B. Cogswell, State Printer, 1885), 237; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.genealogygophers.com : online 21 March 2016; Lieut. Bragdon’s Party at Kittery Point Novr 5th 1775; private Pelatiah Perkins.  Membership application, Harold G. Taylor, national 5688, Minnesota state 1243, descendant of Pelatiah Perkins; National Sons of the American Revolution, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Louisville, Kentucky.

[2] Durrell, Jacob Perkisn of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[3] Ron V. Jackson, “Maine, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1800-1890,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 March 2016), Pelatiah Perkins; age 86; York Co. ME; ME 1840 Pensioners List; page 004.  Department of Veterans Affairs, “U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Pelatiah Perkins.  Christopher Dunham, Maine Genealogy Network (www.maingenealogy.net : online 21 March 2016), Pelatiah Perkins.  Saints, A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services, 4.  Durrell, Jacob Perkisn of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  George Shawn Stewart, “Records of the First Church of Wells, ME.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 75, 76 (1921), online archieves, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 21 March 2016), Pelatiah Perkins; Decr; 8th; 1754.  Membership application, Harold G. Taylor, national 5688, Minnesota state 1243, Sons of the American Revolution.

[4] Durrell, Jacob Perkisn of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  Jackson, “Maine, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1800-1890,” database online Pelatiah Perkins; age 86; York Co. ME; ME 1840 Pensioners List; page 004.

[5] Membership application, Harold G. Taylor, national 5688, Minnesota state 1243, Sons of the American Revolution.  Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 March 2016), Pelatiah Perkins and Eunice Trafton; FHL microfilm 12836.  Lester MacKenzkie Bragdon, “Vital Records of York, Maine,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 109, 110, 111, 112, 115 (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 21 March 2016), Pelatiah Perkins and Eunice Trafton; marriage intention 13 july 1776.  Durrell, Jacob Perkisn of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[6] Durrell, Jacob Perkisn of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[7] Durrell, Jacob Perkisn of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  Samuel G. Webber, “Diary of Jeremiah Weare, Jr., of York, ME.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 64, 66 (1910, 1912), online archives, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 21 March 2016), Eunice Perkins; vol. 66, page 159.

[8] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  George Shawn Stewart, “Records of the First Church of Wells, ME.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 75, 76 (1921), online archieves, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 21 March 2016), Lucy Perkins; 1777 Aug. 31.

[9] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 21 March 2016), Lucy Perkins Littlefield; memorial 61256454.  Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[10] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 21 March 2016), Lucy Perkins Littlefield; memorial 61256454.

[11] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 March 2016), Ebenezer Littlefield and Lucy Perkins; FHL microfilm 12836.  Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[12] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[13] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 March 2016), Stover Perkins and Sally Stevens; FHL microfilm 12836.   Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 March 2016), Stover Perkins and Sally Stevens; FHL microfilm 11322.

[14] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[15] 1850 United States census, York County, Maine, mortality schedule, York, 1, line 15, Samuel Perkins; March 1850; farmer; tumor.

[16] Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 March 2016), Samuel Perkins and Ruthy Lunt; FHL microfilm 12836.

[17] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  Samuel G. Webber, “Diary of Jeremiah Weare, Jr., of York, ME.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 64, 66 (1910, 1912), online archives, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 21 March 2016), Pelatiah Perkins Jr.; March 1st 1817; aged 30 Nov. last; vol. 64, page 181.

[18] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  Webber, “Diary of Jeremiah Weare, Jr., of York, ME.,” Pelatiah Perkins Jr.; March 1st 1817; aged 30 Nov. last; vol. 64, page 181.

[19] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[20] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  George Shawn Stewart, “Records of the First Church of Wells, ME.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 75, 76 (1921), online archieves, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 21 March 2016), Betsy and Nabby Perkins; 7 September 1797; vol. 76, page 254.

[21] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 21 March 2016), Betsey Parsons; FHL microfilm 001316106.   Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[22] “Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, 1780-1980,” images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 21 March 2016), Betsey Parsons; FHL microfilm 001316106.

[23] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 March 2016), Samuel O. Parsons and Betsey Perkins; FHL microfilm 12836.

[24] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  Membership application, Harold G. Taylor, national 5688, Minnesota state 1243, Sons of the American Revolution.

[25] Stewart, “Records of the First Church of Wells, ME.,” Betsy and Nabby Perkins; 7 September 1797; vol. 76, page 254.

[26] Membership application, Harold G. Taylor, national 5688, Minnesota state 1243, Sons of the American Revolution.  Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.

[27] Durrell, Jacob Perkins of Wells, Maine and his descendants, 26.  Membership application, Harold G. Taylor, national 5688, Minnesota state 1243, Sons of the American Revolution.  Maine Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, “Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907,” online index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 March 2016), William Levey and Abigail Perkins; FHL microfilm 12836.

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