Perry Johnson (1781 - 1865) MP

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Birthplace: Barre, Worcester, MA, USA
Death: Died in Barre, Worcester, MA, USA
Managed by: Hatte Anne Blejer
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About Perry Johnson

Perry Johnson was the son of Ruth Perry and Zedekiah Johnson. He was born on May 26, 1781 and died before May 24, 1865. He appears to have been married twice and fathered 20 children by his two wives: (1) RUTH GREEN b. before 1784, and died on November 21, 1817 in Barre, Massachusetts; and (2) CATHARINE UNDERWOOD who he married in Barre, MA on June 7, 1818. Catharine was born on June 21, 1796, making her 15 years younger than Perry Johnson.

The Johnsons were a very prolific family. Perry and first wife Ruth had 9 children from 1802 to 1817, all born in Barre, MA:

  1. September 10, 1802 - Louisa B.
  2. June 8, 1804 - Jane A.
  3. July 10, 1806 - Betsey. Died Nov 23, 1829 in Barre, MA.
  4. August 23, 1808 (twin) - Lydia M.
  5. August 23, 1808 (twin) - Ruth M.
  6. October 26, 1810 - Mary Stone.
  7. August 10, 1812 - Abner P.
  8. July 20, 1814 - Ann Janet
  9. July 2, 1817 - Hiram Fayette

Perry and second wife Catharine had 11 children from 1819 to 1836, all born in Barre, Massachusetts:

  1. February 14, 1819 - Rhoda Melinda
  2. February 5, 1820 - David Lysander
  3. October 24, 1821 - Catharine Underwood
  4. March 4, 1823 - Harriet Elvira
  5. April 27, 1825 - Lurana Amelia
  6. August 25, 1826 - Minerva Marion
  7. August 14, 1827 - Ransel Zedekiah
  8. February 14, 1829 - Elmira Nickerson
  9. May 31, 1830 - Andrew Jackson
  10. January 11, 1835 - Martin Van Buren
  11. November 29, 1836 - Julia Elizabeth
  • 1781 birth record: Perry Jonson, s/o Zedekiah Jonson and Ruth, on Mar. 26,1781. (see Johnson).
  • 1802 marriage intentions filed at Barre on Apr. 3,1802. Ruth Green and Perry Jonson.
  • 1802 marriage: Ruth Green and Perry Johnson, both of Barre, on May 9,1802.
  • 1818 marriage record: Perry Johnson m. Catherine Underwood in Barre, Mass. on June 7,1818.
  • Vital records of Barre, Massachusetts: to the end of the year 1849 by F. P. Rice, 1903. (Google eBook), page 52 Birth of Jonson [see Johnson], Perry to Zedediah and Ruth on March 26, 1781 in Barre, MA.
  • 1850 census: Perry (69) wife Catharine (55) and ch. in Barre. A farmer.
  • 1855 census: Perry (74) and Catherine (60) and ch. in Barre. A farmer.
  • 1865 death record: Perry Johnson,s/o Zedekiah & Ruth Johnson, d. 5/24/1865 at Barre, Mass. Cause:old age.

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Perry Johnson's Timeline

1781
March 26, 1781
Barre, Worcester, MA, USA
1802
May 9, 1802
Age 21
Rutland, Worcester, MA, USA
September 10, 1802
Age 21
Barre, Worcester, MA, USA
1804
June 8, 1804
Age 23
Barre, Worcester, MA, USA
1806
July 10, 1806
Age 25
Barre, Worcester, MA, USA
1808
August 23, 1808
Age 27
Barre, Worcester, MA, USA
August 23, 1808
Age 27
Barre, Worcester, MA, USA
1810
August 26, 1810
Age 29
Barre, Worcester, MA, USA
1812
August 10, 1812
Age 31
Barre, Worcester, MA, USA
1814
July 20, 1814
Age 33
Barre, Worcester, MA, USA