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George Perkins

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Marion County, SC, United States
Death: November 15, 1840 (86)
Primrose, Lee, Iowa, United States
Place of Burial: Mount Hamill, Lee County, IA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joshua “Old Jock” Perkins and Mary Perkins
Husband of Keziah Perkins
Father of Anna E Graves and Stephen Perkins
Brother of Isaac Perkins, Sr; Jacob Perkins, Sr.; Joshua Perkins, Jr.; Mary “Polly” Perkins and Lewis Perkins, Sr

Managed by: James Earl Crownover
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About George Perkins

George Perkins, son of Joshua Perkins, was born on 22 Mar 1754 in South Carolina. He’s not the same as: George Perkins or of his uncle George Perkins.


A Patriot of the American Revolution for SOUTH CAROLINA - NORTH CAROLINA with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A088771


George Perkins served in the Revolutionary War and fought under Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox". George 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. George Perkins lived for about twenty-six years (1787-1813) on the Watauga River in the part of North Carolina which later became Washington County, TN and later Carter Co., TN. George then moved to KY and lived in Lawrence County, Kentucky for another twenty-one years (1813-34) before moving eventually to Iowa. On March 1, 1834, George applied for a Revolutionary War pension in Lawrence Co., KY.


Family

  • Husband of Keziah (Manning) Perkins — married 5 Apr 1780 in Bladen County, North Carolina
  • Father of Anna E (Perkins) Graves
  • Father of Stephen Perkins

Origins

In the 1858 Johnson County Tennessee trial of Perkins v White, testimony was given about the six children of Joshua Old Jock Perkins and Mary Polly. . The sworn testimony showed their names were George, Isaac, Joshua, Jacob, Lewis, and Polly (probably Mary based on family naming patterns).


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 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].


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George Perkins's Timeline

1754
March 22, 1754
Marion County, SC, United States
1781
1781
South Carolina, United States
1783
September 6, 1783
South Carolina, United States
1840
November 15, 1840
Age 86
Primrose, Lee, Iowa, United States
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Mount Hamill, Lee County, IA, United States
Compliments of the Iowa S.A.R.