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Elisha Perkins

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Cause of death: Killed in defense of Fort Griswold
Place of Burial: Starr Cemetery, Groton, New London, CT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Elnathan Perkins and Mary Perkins
Husband of Sarah Wood
Father of Elisha Perkins; Mary Perkins; Sarah Gray and Catharine Gray
Brother of Theoda Perkins; Lieut. Obediah Perkins; Hannah Perkins; Asa Perkins, 2nd; Asa Perkins and 1 other

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Immediate Family

About Elisha Perkins

Killed in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781

His father was killed at the same time.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 270

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"Elnathan on the morning of the battle went into the fort with four sons Obadiah Elisha Asa and Luke Jr The three latter were killed and Luke Jr and Asa are buried beside him in the Starr Burying Ground Elisha who was a married man is buried in the same ground beside his two infant children Elisha and Mary near him lies Sarah Wood relict of William Wood formerly the widow of Elisha Perkins who died June 26 1824 aged seventy years Elisha appears in the rate bill of 1768 rated at L18"

source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By William Wallace Harris, p. 244-5

Gravestone:

In Memory of Mr.

Elisha Perkins who

fell a Sacrifice for his

Countrys Cause in that

horrible massacree at fort

Griswould sept. 6th

1781: in ye 38th year

of his Age.

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A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of SERGEANT. DAR Ancestor #: A088742

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Research taken from NancyAnn Norman, "New England Ancestors" @@ ancestry.com:

Sources: The Groton Avery Clan; The Stone Records of Groton; Harris/Allyn; 1st Congregational Church of Groton records, film 4307; Barbour, film 1,309,870, Item 2; Stonington District Probate Packet; Hale Collection of Headstone Records.

Stone Records and Clan: Killed by the British at Fort Griswold.

Clan: Baptized 5 April, 1747, First Church of Groton. Son of Elnathan and Mary (Phillips) Perkins. Elnathan was killed at the same time.

Harris/Allyn and Church: Church record quote, "Baptized in his infancy April 5th 1747."

Stone Records:

In Memory of Mr.

Elisha Perkins who

fell a Sacrifice for his

Countrys Cause in that

horrible massacree at fort

Griswould sept. 6th

1781: in ye 38th year

of his Age.

Kingdoms and States

Degenerates

Keep grace for ever nigh

my blood hath stain'd the

british fame

for their inhumanity.

(Starr Burial Ground)

Barbour: Elisha Perkins, son of Elnathan and Mary, born 28 Jan. 1746.

Probate Packet: Elisha left no will. Wife Sarah Avery Perkins was named administrix of his estate 6 Nov. 1781. Widow was granted homestead and lots.

Daughter Sarah Perkins received 48 acres and daughter Katherine 50 acres.

Hale: Elisha Perkins, died 6 Sept. 1781, age 37 (sic). Buried in the Starr Cemetery, Groton.

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Elisha Perkins's Timeline

1744
1744
Groton, New London, CT
1746
January 28, 1746
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1747
April 5, 1747
Age 1
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1776
September 1776
Age 30
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1778
June 1778
Age 32
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1779
1779
Age 32
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1781
September 6, 1781
Age 35
Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, USA
1781
Age 34
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
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Groton, New London, CT, USA