John B. Perkins

about 1825–
Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of John B.

When John B. Perkins was born about 1825, in Virginia, United States, his father, Nathaniel Perkins, was 30 and his mother, Sallie Ragland Poindexter, was 26. He lived in Louisa, Louisa, Virginia, United States in 1850.

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Nathaniel Perkins
Sallie Ragland Poindexter
John B. Perkins
William Poindexter Perkins
William Poindexter Perkins
Catherine Kitty Anderson Perkins
Sally Ragland Perkins
Thomas Poindexter Perkins
Robert Constantine Perkins
Lucy Ann Perkins

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 0
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.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
Age 19
In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas
Age 36
The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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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Sources (3)

  • John B Perkins in household of Edward Poindexter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Division of enslaved people of Nathaniel Perkins to heirs:Geo W Hackett, Robert C Perkins, Thomas P Perkins, W.P. Perkins, Sally R Perkins
  • Legacy NFS Source: John B. Perkins -

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