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Wilson Gardner Perkins

Birthplace: Jackson County, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 03, 1849 (42)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Reuben Perkins and Elizabeth Perkins
Husband of Diana or Dianah Perkins
Father of Mary Ann Howard; William Anderson Perkins; James Monroe Perkins; Marion Columbus Perkins; Elizabeth Jane Belcher and 2 others
Brother of Ephriam Pattilo Perkins; Andrew Huston Perkins; Jesse Nelson Perkins, Sr; Dr Franklin Monroe Perkins; John Henderson Perkins and 4 others

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About Wilson Gardner Perkins

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Brigham Young Company (1848) Age at departure: 41

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Son of Reuben Perkins and Elizabeth Patillo Husband of Diana Anderson

Wilson Gardner Perkins the son of Reuben Perkins and Elizabeth Patillo Born March 11, 1807 in Jackson County Tennessee Death Date 1871 in Salt Lake City, Utah Married Diana Anderson about 1829 in Virginia. She is the daughter of William Anderson and Elizabeth Jones Children: John Preston Perkins20 Jan 1834 – 1839 Elizabeth Jane Perkins Belcher 11 Feb 1837 – 1 Feb 1922 William Anderson Perkins 3 Mar 1831 – 4 Sep 1849 James Monroe Perkins 15 Mar 1832 – 16 Sep 1849 Mary Ann Perkins 19 Mar 1837 – 26 Jul 1917 Louisa Caroline Perkins 4 Jun 1842 - 18 May 1849 Harvey Huston Perkins 22 Sep 1840 – 27 Dec 1920 Jasper Newton Perkins 22 Nov 1845 – 31 Aug 1931 Marion Columbus Perkins 2 Dec 1835 – 26 Dec 1922

Wilson was born March 111, 1807 in Jackson County Tennessee. He met Dianna Anderson when her family moved to Jackson County, TN. They were married in 1829 and had 5 children while living in Tennessee. They then moved to Grundy county Missouri, Where 4 more children joined the family. Wilson and Dianna joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1848. As soon as the joined the Mormon Church word was sent to them that they must leave the state in a certain length of time or suffer mob violence. So they packed the wagons with the things they needed most leaving their comfortable home in Grundy, Missouri.

In 1848 the large family started for Council Bluffs and then on the long march across the plains. On their arrival in the Salt Lake Valley they passed through many hardships. In August 1949 his wife passed away of mountain fever and a month later Wilson passed away, as well as their 2 oldest sons. The good people of Salt Lake took their children into their homes and cared for them until their grandparents came in covered wagons across the plains in October 1849. They the parents didn't know of the passing of their family members until they reached fort Laramie on their way to the valley.

The children with their grandparents lived in Salt Lake until the next year and then they moved to Bountiful, Utah along with their Negro slave family. He is my great great grandfather.

By Kay Bollwinkel (#47325560)

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Wilson Gardner Perkins's Timeline

March 11, 1807
Jackson County, Tennessee, United States
March 3, 1831
Age 23
Jackson County, Tennessee, United States
March 15, 1832
Age 25
Jackson County, Tennessee, United States
December 2, 1835
Age 28
February 11, 1837
Age 29
March 19, 1839
Age 32
Alpha, Grundy County, Missouri, United States
September 22, 1840
Age 33
Alpha, Grundy County, Missouri, United States
November 22, 1845
Age 38
Alpha, Grundy County, Missouri, United States
July 19, 1849
Age 42