Rhoda Perkins

1814–1 June 1842 (Age 28)
Shelbyville, Shelby, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Rhoda

When Rhoda Perkins was born in 1814, in Shelbyville, Shelby, Kentucky, United States, her father, George Barnabus Perkins, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Bright, was 25. She married Benjamin Quinn Morton on 23 June 1840. She died on 1 June 1842, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 28.

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Benjamin Quinn Morton
Rhoda Perkins
Marriage: 23 June 1840

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23 June 1840

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World Events (6)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 4

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 11

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Perkin , also found throughout mid and south Wales.2 Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of Peer, a Dutch form of Peter .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Rhoda Perkins, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Rhoda Perkins, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Rhoda Perkins, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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