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Thomas Clapp Perkins

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Death: 1870 (71)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Enoch Perkins; Enoch Perkins; Enoch Perkins; Anna Pitkin and Hannah Perkins
Husband of Mary Foote Perkins; Mary Foote Perkins and Mary Perkins
Father of Frederick Beecher Perkins; Charles Enoch Perkins; Frederick Beecher Perkins; Charles E. Perkins; Frederick Beecher Perkins and 3 others
Brother of Emily Pitkin Perkins; Rev. George Perkins; Rev. George W. Perkins; Henrietta Bissell; George Perkins and 1 other

Occupation: Attorney
Managed by: Ivy Jo Smith
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About Thomas Clapp Perkins

Birth: 1798-1801

Prominent attorney in Hartford, Connecticut. Resident of the famed Nook Farm neighborhood.


Thomas Clap Perkins was an American lawyer and politician.

Perkins was born in Hartford, Connecticut., July 29, 1798. His father was Enoch Perkins, Esq, of Hartford, and his mother, Anna Pitkin, was a daughter of Rev. Timothy Pitkin, of Farmington, Connecticut. His brother was Rev. George W. Perkins. He graduated from Yale College in 1818. After graduation, he studied law with Seth P. Staples, Esq, in New Haven, and in 1820 was admitted to the bar in Hartford, where he practiced his profession for half a century, with distinguished success. He joined the law firm founded by his father in 1786, now called Howard, Kohn, Sprague & FitzGerald, one of the oldest continuously practicing law firms in the US. He was several times elected to the Connecticut State Senate and Connecticut House of Representatives, and was once elected a Judge of the Connecticut Supreme Court, but declined the position. He died in Hartford, Oct. 11, 1870, at the age of 72.

Perkins married in 1827 Mary, daughter of the Rev Lyman Beecher, D.D. and sister of author Harriet Beecher Stowe. She survived him, with two sons and two daughters. His eldest son was Frederic Beecher Perkins, father of author Charlotte Perkins Gilman. His other son Charles E. Perkins joined his father's law firm and became friend and lawyer to author Mark Twain.

Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Yale Obituary Record.


Thomas Clap Perkins was an American lawyer and politician.

Perkins was born in Hartford, Connecticut., July 29, 1798. His father was Enoch Perkins, Esq, of Hartford, and his mother, Anna Pitkin, was a daughter of Rev. Timothy Pitkin, of Farmington, Connecticut. His brother was Rev. George W. Perkins. He graduated from Yale College in 1818. After graduation, he studied law with Seth P. Staples, Esq, in New Haven, and in 1820 was admitted to the bar in Hartford, where he practiced his profession for half a century, with distinguished success. He joined the law firm founded by his father in 1786, now called Howard, Kohn, Sprague & FitzGerald, one of the oldest continuously practicing law firms in the US.[1] He was several times elected to the Connecticut State Senate and Connecticut House of Representatives, and was once elected a Judge of the Connecticut Supreme Court, but declined the position. He died in Hartford, Oct. 11, 1870, at the age of 72.

Perkins married in 1827 Mary, daughter of the Rev Lyman Beecher, D.D. and sister of author Harriet Beecher Stowe. She survived him, with two sons and two daughters. His eldest son was Frederic Beecher Perkins, father of author Charlotte Perkins Gilman. His other son Charles E. Perkins joined his father's law firm and became friend and lawyer to author Mark Twain.

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Thomas Clapp Perkins's Timeline

1798
July 30, 1798
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1828
September 27, 1828
Age 30
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
September 27, 1828
Age 30
Hartford, Hartford, CT
1829
November 23, 1829
Age 31
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1832
March 23, 1832
Age 33
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
March 23, 1832
Age 33
1836
May 9, 1836
Age 37
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1870
1870
Age 71
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
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