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James Perkins

Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Perkins and Elizabeth Perkins
Husband of Sarah Perkins
Father of James Perkins
Brother of Elizabeth "Betsy" Sturgis; Ann "Nancy" Maynard Perkins; Thomas Handasyd Perkins; Samuel Gardiner Perkins; Margaret Forbes and 1 other

Occupation: China Trader
Managed by: Private User
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About James Perkins

James was a partner with his brother Thomas in the Haiti slave trade, then also with their brother-in-law Russell Sturgis, in the sale of Northwest American furs and Turkish opium to China.

Mr. Perkins was senior member of the commercial firm of J. &. T. H. Perkins, a Boston house of wide reputation. The Perkins family founded the Perkins Institution for the Blind not true, but they were donors and the Boston Atheneum.

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James Perkins's Timeline

March 30, 1761
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Age 29
Age 60
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States