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Anna E Graves (Perkins)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: South Carolina, United States
Death: 1862 (80-81)
Lewis, Missouri, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Perkins and Keziah Perkins
Wife of William Graves
Mother of Keziah Graves
Sister of Stephen Perkins

Managed by: Charles Andrew Doyle
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About Anna E Graves

George Perkins, son of Joshua “Old Jock” Perkins & Mary, married Keziah Manning. Per his Rev War pension, their child was Anna (Perkins) Graves.

Ref: DAR Ancestor #: A088771


http://revwarapps.org/r8113.pdf

On 6 July 1848 Keziah Perkins, 85, applied for a pension as the widow of George Perkins. On 20 Oct 1848 she applied again, stating that she married George Perkins on 25 Dec 1779, and he died on 15 Nov 1840. In the file is a copy of a bond signed by George Perkins and John Cade in Bladen County NC on 5 Apr 1780 for the marriage of Perkins to Keziah Manning.

On 28 Jan 1853 in Lewis County MO, Anna Graves, 72, assigned power of attorney to obtain her mother’s pension, stating that George Perkins died 15 Nov 1840, and Keziah Perkins died 12 Aug 1849, and that her parents were married on 5 Jan 1780.


George Perkins' child, Ann Graves , filed his Rev War Application [National Archives Pension File RF-8113]. He and Jacob Perkins were sons of Joshua Perkins, a "Mulato" taxable in Bladen County with his wife and sons George and Isaac in 1768 and 176 9 [Byrd, Bladen County Tax Lists, I:7, 17]. Joshua and his children's race and color were described in detail in an 1858 Johnson County, Tennessee trial in which his great-grandson, Jacob F. Perkins, unsuccessfully sued John R. White for slander because he called him a "free Negro." Deponents at the trial named Joshua's children George, Jacob, Joshua, Isaac, Lewis, and Polly [The Perkins File in the T.A.R. Nelson Papers in the Calvin M. McClung Collection at the East Tennessee Historical Center, depositions of Anna Graves and John J. Wilson].

George Perkins was born on 22 March 1754 in Liberty County (present-day Marion County), South Carolina, according to his pension application [National Archives Pension File RF-8113]. He applied for a pension while living in Lawrence County, Kentucky, on 15 March 1834. He was living in South Carolina when he entered the service in Charleston. He served four tours of ten days each in the militia under Lieutenant Richard Whittington in 1780. He lived for about twenty-six years (1787-1813) on the Watauga River in the part of North Carolina which later became Washington County, Tennessee, and lived in Lawrence County, Kentucky, for another twenty-one years (1813-34). A copy of his 5 April 1780 Bladen County, North Carolina marriage bond to Keziah Manning, with John Cade (one of the captains he served under) as bondsman, was included in Keziah's application for a widow's pension [RF-8113]. George died in Lee County, Iowa, on 16 November 1840 and Keziah died on 12 August 1849 according to their only surviving child Ann Graves [National Archives Pension File RF-8113]. He and Jacob Perkins were sons of Joshua Perkins, a "Mulato" taxable in Bladen County with his wife and sons George and Isaac in 1768 and 176 9 [Byrd, Bladen County Tax Lists, I:7, 17]. Joshua and his children's race and color were described in detail in an 1858 Johnson County, Tennessee trial in which his great-grandson, Jacob F. Perkins, unsuccessfully sued John R. White for slander because he called him a "free Negro." Deponents at the trial named Joshua's children George, Jacob, Joshua, Isaac, Lewis, and Polly [The Perkins File in the T.A.R. Nelson Papers in the Calvin M. McClung Collection at the East Tennessee Historical Center, depositions of Anna Graves and John J. Wilson].

References

  • Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South ..., Volume 2. By Paul Heinegg. GoogleBooks
  • North from the Mountains: A Folk History of the Carmel Melungeon Settlement ... By John S. Kessler, Donald B. Ball. Page 57. GoogleBooks
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Anna E Graves's Timeline

1781
1781
South Carolina, United States
1805
1805
Tennessee, United States
1862
1862
Age 81
Lewis, Missouri, United States