Rhoda Perkins

Female1814–1 June 1842

Brief Life History of Rhoda

When Rhoda Perkins was born in 1814, in Shelbyville, Shelby, Kentucky, United States, her father, George Barnabus Perkins, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Bright, was 26. 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
1811–1894
Rhoda Perkins
1814–1842
Marriage: 23 June 1840

Sources (5)

  • Rhoda Perkins, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Rhoda Perkins, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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  • Marriage
    23 June 1840
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    Siblings (7)

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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

    English: patronymic from Perkin , also found throughout mid and south Wales.

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

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