Archelaus Mitchell Perkins (1760 - 1849)

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Birthplace: St Peters Parish, New Kent, Virginia
Death: Died in Carrollton, Carroll, MO
Managed by: James Hutchison
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About Archelaus Mitchell Perkins

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of LIEUTENANT. DAR Ancestor #: A088715

Born 9 on 6 Jul 1760 in St Peters Par., New Kent Co., VA and was christened 10 on 4 Aug 1760 in St Peters Par., New Kent Co., VA. He died 11, 12 on 16 Apr 1849 in Carrollton, Carroll Co., MO and was buried 13, 14 in Herndon Cem., now Oak Hill Cem, Carrollton, MO. Archelaus served in the military Ensign 5th Virginia; 2d Lieutenant, 24th November, 1781 15 11 Sep 1780 - 1 Jan 1783 in VA. He resided 1786 - 1841 in Lickinghole Creek, Goochland Co., VA. He transacted land received 2666.67 acres of land but apparently sold it 16 on 16 Jul 1798 in Ohio.

Archelaus M. Perkins was born in New Kent County, Virginia and moved with his family to Goochland County around 1766. He entered the American Revolution from Goochland and on September 11, 1780 was appointed Ensign in the Fifth Regiment Continental Line. He served at that rank and as Adjutant in the Virginia troops until being promoted to Lieutenant of Infantry on November 24, 1781. He served until January 1, 1783. He also served as sheriff of Goochland and paid personal taxes there from 1785 until 1841. He is listed as captain in 1788 and as major in 1816. On February 3, 1784, he received five years' full pay and 2666 2/3 acres of land, Bounty #2383 from the Commonwealth of Virginia. On February 22, 1799 on account of his service as an officer, he received 200 acres from the United States, Bounty Land Warrant #1744. According to the Virginia Pension Roll of 1835, Archelaus was receiving $320 annual allowance that began on August 13, 1828 and had received $2,880 up to that point.

After the war he married Ann Mitchell, daughter of William Mitchell and Agnes Payne, an aunt of Dolly Madison. He was a man of considerable means and owned a carriage, a watch, a clock, a large looking glass, and other personal items for which he paid personal taxes. He also owned land on Lickinghole Creek adjoining that of William Perkins. He paid real estate taxes in Goochland from 1786 until 1841. In his old age he got in his gig and drove out to Missouri to see his sons. Legend has it that his hound dog followed him to the Ohio river, but could not cross, so came back to Goochland. In 1840, Archelaus was living in Glasgow, Howard County, MO. He died in 1849 in Carrollton, MO.

Archelaus married Ann Mitchell "Patsy" 1, 2, daughter of William Mitchell and Agnes Payne, on 2 Sep 1784 in St James Northam, Goochland Co., VA. Patsy was born on 8 Mar 1766 in Goochland Co., VA. She died in 1838.

They had the following children:

+ 49 F i Mary Gregory Perkins was born on 12 Jul 1786 and died on 29 Sep 1845. 50 F ii Lucy M. Perkins was born on 7 Mar 1788 in New Kent Co., VA and was christened on 14 Sep 1788 in St James Northam, Goochland Co., VA. She died on 14 Sep 1835. 51 M iii Archelaus Mitchell Perkins Jr. 1 was born on 1 Jan 1792 in Goochland Co., VA. He died on 23 Nov 1849 in Goochland Co., VA. Archelaus married Ann D. Lewis on 8 Dec 1812 in Goochland Co., VA. + 52 F iv Ann Reed Perkins was born on 7 Oct 1793 and died on 28 Feb 1871. 53 M v John Perkins 1 was born about 1795 in Goochland Co., VA. He died in 1848. 54 M vi Grief G. Perkins 1 was born about 1798 in Goochland Co., VA. He died in 1842. + 55 M vii Rev. William H. Perkins was born on 2 Aug 1800 and died on 31 Jan 1871. + 56 M viii Isaac Otey Perkins II was born on 27 May 1802 and died on 15 Apr 1862. + 57 M ix David Perkins was born in 1803 and died in Mar 1873. + 58 M x Thomas M. Perkins was born in 1808.

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Capt. Archelaus Perkins's Timeline

1760
1760年7月6日
New Kent, Virginia
1786
1786年7月12日
Age 26
Goochland, Virginia
1793
1793
Age 32
1795
1795
Age 34
Goochland, Virginia
1800
1800
Age 39
Goochland Co.,VA
1802
1802
Age 41
1849
1849年4月16日
Age 88
Carrollton, Carroll, MO
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Virginia