About Obediah Perkins
A Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT with the rank of LIEUTENANT. DAR Ancestor #: A088896
"Obadiah Perkins, son of Elnathan, was baptized in infancy May 10 1741. In 1768 he is entered in the rate bill for L45 16 shillings. He lived on Brier Hill in Groton on land now owned by Russel Perkins and occupied by his son Simeon and near the dwelling house of Silas Bailey, a grandson of Obadiah. Obadiah was twice married. He was wounded in the side with three bayonet stabs and was one of those placed in the cart and run down the hill (to the house of Ebenezer Avery). He died December 4, 1812, aged seventy two years and is buried in the Starr Cemetery"
source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...
By William Wallace Harris, p. 246